Restaurant Reviews

Otto Ristorante: Restaurant review

Otto Ristorante

Address

The Wharf
6 Cowper Wharf Rd
Woolloomooloo, Sydney, NSW

Hours

Daily noon-10.30pm

Prices

E $18-$30
M $38-$49
D $18-$20;
dégustation $140

REVIEW

Here's a spot for sun-drenched lunches fuelled by white-peach Bellinis and bright antipasti. The glow of Otto's egg lamps has long drawn Sydney's glitterati, who flock here for the cashed-up marina vibe, snappy service and sensuous riffs on traditional Italian fare. There's polish in Richard Ptacnik's pasta offerings, as in twists of strozzapreti with juicy king prawns, robust chilli and a punchy calamari sauce, or black and white tagliolini dressed with garlic, chilli, scallops and cherry tomatoes. Seafood is also treated with finesse, be it braised octopus served atop a popping ensemble of fregola, roasted tomatoes and fennel, or a simple plate of well-seasoned barramundi, crisped in the pan and finished with a squeeze of lemon. There's edge in the desserts, especially a tropical panna cotta with coconut milk and coconut ice-cream. Pair all of that with a Montalto pinot grigio from the Italian-Australian list and you're living la dolce vita.

Phone:
(02) 9368 7488

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • BYO
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Outdoor dining
  • Private room
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Richard Ptacnik

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.