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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.

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Average price $115 Special request

Chef Richard Ptanik recommends…

Mooloolaba yellow fin tuna, smoked eggplant, capers, lemon, pinenuts, raisins
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Seared scallops, corn, mushroom, pancetta
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Pepper seared Hiramasa kinfish, green tomato, chilli, lime cucumber
$35

Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.8/10
based on 1021 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.6/10
Service :8.9/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Karen T.
    Karen T.
    • one review
    10/10

    We went for an intimate birthday dinner and as always it was lovely. The outdoor setting is wonderful sitting beside the water watching the boats dock and people go by. They have shade in sun and gas lamps in winter. The food is delicious and presented well as is the service. We highly recommend it for all occasions.

  2. Robert P.
    Robert P.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Service was gradual, graceful, and refined but never was offered the service names (without asking). All courses were deemed excellent by all. Wine pricing was elevated but overall an excellent experience - offering more personal engagement would have added points!

  3. Peter O.
    Peter O.
    • one review
    7/10

    The food was delicious but staff should be more attentive. Instead of setting up the tables you shoud be focused on the guest (ask for the drinks, top up the wine and pay attention on details . Also some of their uniform was not clean. Overall good but wouldn’t rush back .

  4. Celia H.
    Celia H.
    • 4 reviews
    5/10

    A bit disappointed with the dessert and overall the meal was average.

  5. Grace M.
    Grace M.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Food, especially the oysters were incredible! Can't wait to go back and have more of the seafood! One of our mains was a little smaller than the other, but without asking the waiter came back within a minute with another small dish to top up the main which was more of an entree size. They take a lot of care with their food quality, customers and service. Great atmosphere would definitely recommend! A little on the expensive side, they were offer bread but didn't realise they were charging for each piece of bread taken but other than that, lovely place.

  6. Elizabeth D.
    Elizabeth D.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    The food was nice but not exceptional. One of our party ordered Wagu which was rather chewy. Another of our party had prawns and has been very unwell since leaving the restaurant. I’m glad that we tried the restaurant but we wouldn’t rush back.

  7. Athena B.
    Athena B.
    • one review
    9/10

    I surprised my partner at OTTO with the Six course degustation menu for his birthday, as he is a seafood lover. Everything was beautifully balanced and artistically presented. The staff were friendly and accommodating and the black garlic butter, to die for.

  8. Paul E.
    Paul E.
    • one review
    6/10

    Beautiful food, great location and service but unfortunately the serving sizes meant I left hungry which was disappointing. I wouldn’t recommend.

  9. Frances J.
    Frances J.
    • one review
    6/10

    We wanted to love this restaurant but sadly we kept being disappointed. The initial service experience was great but the pre-dinner drinks took forever to come and then the starters finally arrived they were nice but a bit cold. We had to keep asking for things - more drinks, butter for the table - which was like flagging down a cab in a busy city. When the mains arrived they weren’t hot and only one small salad arrived to go with them. We gave up on trying to get the rest of our side dishes and ended up having just the meat/fish/pork on our dinner plates which wasn’t really that great. Still we persevered and ordered dessert which was very nice. When the bill arrived the side dishes we never received were on it and one of us had to go to the bar to get it changed as we could not get the attention of any of the staff from the table. So $700 later (with hardly any drinks) I would say - disappointing.

  10. Ian D.
    Ian D.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Lovely food good service very good night we will be back soon

  11. Yolanda N.
    Yolanda N.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great seafood and excellent service. Highly recommended!

  12. Chikki A.
    Chikki A.
    • 4 reviews
    7.5/10

    Hard to have a conversation because the restaurant is too noisy. Degustation took too long time to be served. We sat 12.45, the course still hasn't finished now at 4.17pm.

  13. Andrea B.
    Andrea B.
    • one review
    10/10

    From the impeccable service to the wonderfully creative and delicious food, we felt well treated at Otto. The only drawback is that the restaurant was very loud on a Friday night; however, our waiter noticed it immediately and moved us to a quieter table. In fact,the hostess also offered to move us again if it wasn’t to our satisfaction. It was a meal to remember!

  14. David  B.
    David B.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    Dined here a few times. Awesome food, awesome view, great service! We'll be back!

  15. 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.

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

    Great food , atmosphere and view. Excellent everytime

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Carol c.
    Carol c.
    • 10 reviews
    8/10

    Great food , great view and good service :)

  20. 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.

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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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