You've heard of Eight Foot Grocer in the Jewellery Quarter right? It's a little (eight foot) deli which also serves up delicious sounding breakfasts and sandwiches. I've failed to get there so far, but when I heard that they were planning to use the space next door to open a casual pizza restaurant, I was excited. Also, Otto is eight in Italian. Love it.
So they had a taco pop-up running over the summer while they waited to get the pizza shop running which I also failed to visit. I eventually made it to Otto in early November. It's best described as minimalist, with the oven at the back, bar at the side and very little in the way of decoration. I'm good with that- it's all about the food.
The drinks menu is small and good. I had a gin and tonic (£8) made with Mason gin. A good enough G&T but a tad expensive at £8. The other two went for beer from a local brewery (£3.50) so perhaps I should try that next time.
There are starters and nibbles available- charcuterie/veg boards, flatbread and olives- but for a quick Wednesday night meal we thought we'd stick to pizza.
There are seven pizzas on the main menu and a couple of specials. Toppings include margarita, ham, a veggie pizza, salami, peppers and olives (see below) amongst others. Nothing over-complicated but good quality ingredients.
Prices range from £6 up to £9.50- very reasonable for the quality of the pizzas.
I chose a special of coppa ham, rocket and pesto and it was just what I wanted. I love fresh leaves on a pizza. The cheese was gooey and creamy, the ham was great quality and the base was the perfect combination of crispy edges but a solid base.
We all loved our pizzas and can't wait to go back!
Photos by Helen.
All food and drink paid for ourselves.