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Meet the Chef

Richard joined Otto in 2003, having worked with some of Europe’s great chefs in Berlin, Switzerland and his native Prague. He worked as James Kidman’s sous chef for five years, assuming the role of head chef in late 2009. His food style is unashamedly simple - modern Italian with roots firmly placed in the classics. For many it has come for many to signify the quintessential Sydney cuisine; fresh, seasonal, produce-driven, sourcing the finest ingredients and letting them speak for themselves.

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Richard Ptanik

Average price $115 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Fabulous
8.8/10
based on 984 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.6/10
Service :8.9/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Steve W.
    Steve W.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    Service was vert good but the food was average. We had the degustation menu and it was very disappointing - particularly the pasta dish which had far too much salt. Not good value for the money overall.

  2. Amanda L.
    Amanda L.
    • one review
    8/10

    Great food , atmosphere and view. Excellent everytime

  3. Angela S.
    Angela S.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    The menu has so many great things to choose from and a lot appeared on the degustazione menu so we ended up doing that and it was excellent - the perfect way to try all the top dishes. The sommelier was a great and wine was excellent. There was a slight delay in the end getting our bill settled otherwise service was perfect.

  4. Arisha N.
    Arisha N.
    • one review
    8/10

    The service is always amazing, everything was very tasty from the bread to the wine and entree, however I was disappointed with my main which was very bland.

  5. Carol c.
    Carol c.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    Great food , great view and good service :)

  6. Jenny L.
    Jenny L.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Relaxing atmosphere. Friendly service (possibly a little slow). Very well made dishes with beautiful presentation. Adequate list of by-the-glass wines. Looking forward to returning to dine.

  7. Tony S.
    Tony S.
    • 4 reviews
    6.5/10

    The crumbed chicken had been well fried but left the chicken itself completely dry. Was excited to go for the new dish but very disappointed. Everything else was great as usual.

  8. Mary-Ellen T.
    Mary-Ellen T.
    • 15 reviews
    10/10

    Otto is a fabulous dining experience. The welcome and service was amazing and the food was to die for. We had the yellow fin tuna, scallops and kingfish for entree. Each was presented beautiful and equally as tasty. The pork, beef and barramundi for mains were also fabulous and the dessert delicious. Thank you for an amazing night!

  9. Belinda F.
    Belinda F.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Fabulous

  10. Belinda F.
    Belinda F.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Fantastic food and service

  11. Mary-Ellen T.
    Mary-Ellen T.
    • 15 reviews
    10/10

    Absolutely amazing food with delicate and intricate flavours. Just beautiful!

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 275 reviews
    8.75/10

    Great night! Lovely view and atmosphere.

  13. Albert S.
    Albert S.
    • 8 reviews
    8.5/10

    Nice atmosphere, food was a bit slow to come out on this occasion though.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews
    7.75/10

    Decent food, nice views, the food took unusually long to come out on the day which was frustrating.

  15. Ruba A.
    Ruba A.
    • one review
    10/10

    GREAT FOOD, STAFF, SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE ! WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK . GREAT FOOD, STAFF, SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE ! WILL DEFINITELY COME BACK .

  16. Ruth l.
    Ruth l.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    Mostly great food. My husband had the fish which was disappointing. For $50plus,they could do mor than a piece of fish all alone on a plate. Very plain

  17. Shelley B.
    Shelley B.
    • 3 reviews
    9.25/10

    A Sydney institution, a must for any sydneysider to enjoy at least once (if not more!). The atmosphere and casual but special vibes create a great restaurant that you're happy to spend hours eating, drinking and chatting in. Seated at the front of the venue, we had the best view and the birthday girl appreciated the kind gesture in the form of a small cupcake and candle from the venue!

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 260 reviews
    8.5/10

    Nice food and view, good service as well

  19. A A.
    A A.
    • 267 reviews
    8.75/10

    Best pasta in Sydney. Always love coming back to Otto!

  20. Bart P.
    Bart P.
    • one review
    10/10

    We were warmly welcomed by all great staff , the menu selection looked amazing to choose from , the presentation of our meals was professional , We both enjoyed the dinner and the whole setting, we will definetly be back.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

6 Cowper Wharf Road, 2011, Woolloomooloo, Australia

About the restaurant

What do you get when you mix modern Italian cuisine, a historical and iconic wharf, superb service and a sensational Woolloomooloo harbour side location? The answer is Otto Ristorante. Don't let Head Chef Richard Ptacnik' Czech Republic roots fool you, he has a keen sense of Italian cuisine.

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