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Meet the Chef

William Cowper joined Otto as an apprentice in 2005, studying at Ryde College’s fabled hospitality training centre where he worked under head chef James Kidman and learned the art of preparing food that is unashamedly simple. Continuing his love of the Mediterranean, Will moved to Ottoman Cuisine where he learned about spice and a different style of cooking. In 2008, Will returned to Otto and began to expand his role in the kitchen, being promoted through positions of increasing responsibility.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Will Cowper

Average price $105 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 772 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Hazel l.
    Hazel l.
    • one review
    10/10

    I was our 4th time visit. as usual, they have excellent service and very good food, we can't wait to come again for our next visit. We just love everyrthing about Otto

  2. Jo G.
    Jo G.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    Food was fine but very over priced for fairly simple dishes. Stuck behind a curtain in an alcove area so no atmosphere or view. Felt like a bit of an after thought table (others were seated in this section too).

  3. Ann B.
    Ann B.
    • one review
    8/10

    Service, atmosphere & view were excellent however we were very disappointed in our meals. My husband and I had 4 different dishes, entrees and mains. Scallops didn’t seem fresh and sauces and/or accompaniments didn’t work with, or overwhelmed the dishes. The tuna snacks were beautiful but they were $10 for a mouthful. Most high end restaurants serve those bites as a complimentary extra. Overall Very expensive for the quality of food.

  4. Sally M.
    Sally M.
    • one review
    10/10

    This is the second time we have enjoyed the BYO wine Saturday lunch. We like the idea of getting dishes picked for you and not necessarily things you would try otherwise. Perfect amount of food , not too little, not too much and really beautiful dishes beautifully cooked. Dishes came out well timed not too fast or slow. Staff were great, so attentive and noticed from afar little details like olive oil for our bread running low and was over with some more. We had a nice little table by window with view out to Storey bridge - we had been concerned that the building over the road was going to have blocked out view - but it is going to be fine.

  5. A A.
    A A.
    • 253 reviews
    10/10

    We initially had a problem with our seating, however once we raised our concern, the matter was quickly addressed and sorted. The food, wine and service was exemplary. A really special night. Thank you

  6. A A.
    A A.
    • 275 reviews
    9/10

    We had the byo Saturday lunch which is a great idea and allows you to take a special wine to accompany good food

  7. DAVID M.
    DAVID M.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    My wife and I had visited OTTO Brisbane a couple of years ago and were very impressed. As a result we booked this restaurant for our 50th Anniversary dinner. From the moment we arrived it met all of our expectations. Highly recommended for that special occasion.

  8. Joe D.
    Joe D.
    • 7 reviews
    9/10

    Food was tasty. Didn't ask me if I wanted meal as a starter size or main. Impressed by food service.

  9. Paul R.
    Paul R.
    • one review
    9/10

    Great evening celebrating our 25th Wedding anniversary with the family. Staff were excellent, friendly, interested and helpful. The flavors of the food and the matching of the wine was a highlight.

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 283 reviews
    9.5/10

    Delicious degustation. Perfectly matched wines. Excellent table service. Lovely view of the Storey Bridge

  11. Christina L.
    Christina L.
    • one review
    8/10

    The service was really good. Food is good but the meals are overpriced. It would be a better experience if the food was more closely matched to the quality.

  12. James K.
    James K.
    • 32 reviews
    9.25/10

    One of Brisbane's best fine diners - celebrating partners birthday and staff made effort to put us on window table (requested) and birthday cup cake at end all appreciated. Food fresh ingredients and interesting flavours all presented well - attentive and friendly staff and good wine list - little on pricey side but not disappointed.

  13. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews
    9.25/10

    The sommelier was fantastic, so much knowledge!

  14. David  H.
    David H.
    • 2 reviews
    9.25/10

    Fantastic food, great service

  15. A A.
    A A.
    • 275 reviews
    8/10

    Excellent degustation. Timing of wine and food pairing should be better- too long between serving so that the small wine pour has gone/warmed up before arrival of accompanying food. Knowledgeable entertaining sommelier. Attentive waitress and v tasty/ well presented food.

  16. Deanna G.
    Deanna G.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Fantastic restaurant. Beautiful views and great food but be prepared to pay a lot for the night.

  17. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews
    10/10

    Good but expensive

  18. Julie H.
    Julie H.
    • one review
    9/10

    Beautiful food and first class service. Only slight criticism is that the wine list, although extensive was very expensive.

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 271 reviews
    10/10

    Service was great and food was awesome!

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 270 reviews
    9.75/10

    Very friendly service with a very knowledgeable sommelier. All the dishes were excellent in presentation and taste.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

Level 4 480 Queen Street, 4000, Brisbane, Australia

Directions to get there

Brisbane CBD, Brisbane City, Spring Hill

About the restaurant

Otto comes to Brisbane

The Fink Group have entered Queensland, and they've entered in style. The newly opened Otto Ristorante shares a similar DNA to its Sydney sister, boasting a beautiful southern Italian menu with slightly lighter dishes to reflect Brisbane's warmer climate.

This venue is versatile, and oscillates easily between breakfast, lunch and dinner, providing all kinds of options - from casual drinks to full blown degustation.

The menu is fresh, with plenty of seafood items and incredible pastas - highlights include baby barra with salsa verde and lemon and potato gnocchi with braised rabbit and gremolata.

Take a seat, order yourself a negroni, gaze out over Story Bridge and prepare yourself for a stunning feast.

Best dish: any of the seafood dishes.

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