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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

Average price $105 Special request

Chef Will Cowper recommends…

Carpaccio di Manzo
$32

OTTO Reserve by Rangers Valley beef, truffle dressing, aioli, capers, parmesan, baby rocket

Capesante
$35

Hervey Bay scallops, broccolini and lemon puree, corn, peas, pancetta, preserved lemon

Vitello Tonnato
$32

Raw yellowfin tuna, lightly smoked veal mayonnaise, capers, caperberries, caper leaves, puffed veal tendon, rocket

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9/10
based on 796 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.1/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Dustine P.
    Dustine P.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    Expected a lot better. Below average service, actually no, there was no service. Food was just OK. Cleary they had an off day.

  2. Paul C.
    Paul C.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    Top class establishment with beautifully prepared dishes and relaxed but highly professional service.

  3. Chandra Marlin B.
    Chandra Marlin B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Lovely view overlooking Brisbane river. Sommelier and maitre de gave great explanaion. Meals were well paced. We were there for over 3 hours for degustation.

  4. Joseph J.
    Joseph J.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent as usual. One suggestion if I may, is to place the bottles of water away from the dining table as the space is a bit limited on the table. We had a bottle of sparkling and still water and with all the glasses and share plates, it was a bit hectic. So maybe the bottles can be placed away from the table with the bottle of wine? But this is just a very small suggestion in what was sublime meal, with great service and the sommelier chose a great wine which was surprisingly affordable too. 10 out of 10.

  5. Amy S.
    Amy S.
    • 3 reviews
    5/10

    We went here for dinner and were pretty disappointed. The dishes were okay, but definitely not worth the money we paid for them and fairly underwhelming. $360 for 2 courses for four people! The service was also a bit slow and lack lustre. The view is very nice though!

  6. Aazina M.
    Aazina M.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    The food, as always, is superb and tantalising to the taste buds. The service, impeccable, as usual. This year, I would like to give OTTO extra love due to the fact that they actually allow babies. I’ve always gone to OTTO on dates however as I had baby this year I have been unable to go out fine dining much. OTTO was welcoming to our little one (many fine dining establishments are not welcoming of babies) and for that reason, I will be recommending OTTO to family, friends and colleagues in the future.

  7. Cory K.
    Cory K.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    One of our favourite Italian restaurants. Simply bellissimo. Kids love it so us as parents love it too. Staff offered good old high quality service and very attentive (eg taking the liberty of plating a main pasta into two smaller plates so it is easier for the kids to share). Little thoughtful touches.

  8. Katrina R.
    Katrina R.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Fabulous food and so many chef creation specials to choose from. Cocktail choices made it even better. Great friendly service.

  9. Sophie  R.
    Sophie R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Divine! Food and service were fantastic.

  10. 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

  11. 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).

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. Joe D.
    Joe D.
    • 11 reviews
    9/10

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

  18. 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.

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

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

  20. 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.

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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