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289 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2906
+1 617-232-0014
11:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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348 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm typically very pleased with Otto but the most recent visit was a little disappointing. The service was terrific. We enjoyed great salads and drinks. But, on this occasion our pizzas were very different. One pizza was good; another pizza appeared to be dried out...as though it had been left being warmed for awhile. I like Otto and I will... More 

Thank ThinkingOutLoud
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two of us shared the large eggplant, ricotta and basil pizza. It was ABSOLUTELY delicious! I was never a huge fan of ricotta, but Otto's is light, creamy, has a wonderful milky flavour, and herbs. The tomato sauce is also amazing - some pizzas have a white base, but this one is definitely worth a try. We were both stuffed.

Thank Bourdain_ftw
Orange, California
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gluten free crust available, which is nice. Lots of toppings to choose from. You can customize your pizza.

Thank oyyveyy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Vibrant and very busy pizza place with fresh salads and intriguing pizza combos (but the basics are covered as well). Get there early for dinner or expect to wait at least 20 minutes for a table any night of the week. Service is excellent to keep the tables turning over - not really a place to linger over dinner.

Thank CTTravelers
Brookline, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Otto's has a bright and airy location in the center of Coolidge Corner. The pizza choices are excellent - the olive and garlic pie was particularly nice. Service was quick and friendly as they have a bar service area as well as the tables, even though it was a busy weekday at lunchtime. The crowd eased up by 2pm. The... More 

Thank Tanvir H
New York, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

What makes this more than a pizza place are the bar and the unexpected pizza topping combinations. Who would ever think that mashed potatoes and bacon would be absolutely delicous on a pizza and they understand one of my favorites - topping pizza with arugula for a little added spice. Most of the wait staff are friendly. A few are... More 

Thank traveljoynyc
Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We were psyched to go tothe new Boston Eataly, but upon arrival we learned that waits were 2 hours! So we took the T to Coolidge Corner and walked to Otto's. Good wine, good pizza and a great find in our neighborhood. We sat at the bar and talked to the wait people and had a merry good time.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We had a decent lunch here on a weekday. Not very crowded. Food was decent. Beer selection was good. It was a good stop.

Thank Damian C
Norwich, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Visited the Otto restaurant in Brookline, MA, ~7pm on a Friday. The restaurant was crowded, but the wait was only about 30 min. Unfortunately, it was raining, and there are only ~4 seats (in the entryway) for waiters. We were offered seating at a "community table" with another group, which turned out to be okay (the other group seemed to... More 

Thank Dave_in_VT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We had mashed potato, bacon, and scallions! Sounds weird, but it's actually good. Very thin crust, delicious!! Good service!

Thank LaRonda C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2906
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-232-0014
OTTO serves gourmet, specialty pizza by the slice or whole pie. Serving discerning pizza fans in New England since 2009.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?