Whether you are eating a slice on a paper plate on Congress Street after a show at SPACE or Empire (all slices $3, no matter the toppings), or sharing a whole pizza with friends at Otto's beautiful new East End location ($8-20), Otto Pizza simply hits the spot. The crust is thin and crisp, the toppings range from inventive (mango and pulled pork) to traditional (margherita), the sauce and cheese are perfectly spiced and salted (which is to say, very). Our personal favorite is the Roasted Tomato, Ricotta, and Basil pizza, which combines dollops of smoky, roasted, pureed tomato and creamy ricotta cheese with slivers of springy basil. Open until 11 pm on weeknights and 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays, Otto's arrival and expansion ensured that Portland night owls go to bed with happy bellies.
Otto Pizza | 576 Congress St, Portland | 207.773.7099 | 225 Congress St, Portland | 207.358.7870 | ottoportland.com