• OTTO PIZZERIA NEWS
    05Apr2014 Easter Dinner at Lupa
    Buona Pasqua!

    Join us to celebrate Easter Sunday with a six-course traditional Pasqua feast. $85 per person.

    Antipasto Pasqualino
    Mozzarella In Carroza, Carciofi Alla Guidia,  Oxtail & Lingua Terrinna,
    Asparagus Frittata, Uova & Scallion Insalata
    Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige Ca Del’bosco Nv Lombardia

    Vignarola
    Roman Spring Vegetable Stew
    Capolemole Marco Carpineti 2010 Lazio

    Orecchiette
    With Sausage & Ramps
    Cerasuolo D’abruzzo Praesidium 2012 Abruzzo

    Baccala Montecato
    Cod With Fava Beans, Artichokes & Potatoes
    Etna Bianco Terre Nere Le Vigne Niche  2011 Sicilia

    Abbacchio Alla Romana
    Whole Roasted Baby Lamb With Lemon & Chicory
    Brunello Di Montelcino Podere Brizio 2006 Toscana

    Tortiera
    Ricotta & Farro Pie
    Librandi Le Passule 2008 Calabria

    $85 Per Person
    Optional Wine Pairing Available
    We Kindly Request The Entire Table’s Participation

    Reservations are available from 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM for Sunday, April 20th. 
    To reserve, call Lupa at 212.982.5089.

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    11Feb2014 Gina's Night - Benefit for Gina DePalma
    Gina DePalma lent her creative genius to Babbo for over a decade. Last year, Gina left her post as Pastry Chef to focus on her health. Join the B&B community as we give both thanks and support to Gina as she continues her ongoing battle with ovarian cancer. $100 general admission UNLIMITED FOOD AND DRINK $200 black truffle pizza Silent auction featuring specialty cakes created by some of New York City’s most renowned pastry chefs TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR AND ONLINE *All funds raised will go directly to Gina to help cover her expenses so she may focus on maintaining her health. ginasnight.eventbrite.com OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria One Fifth Avenue, NYC 212.995.9559 Monday, Feb 24 5 - 7 PM
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    08Jan2014 Wine Classes for January - February
    Saturday Afternoon Classes
    2pm
    Jan 11 - Regional: Marche and Abruzzo
    With an abundance of fertile land and scenic coastline, these neighboring regions and their vines have the distinction of being among the most environmentally conscious in all of Europe.
     
    Jan 18 - Ultimate: Wines of the Veneto and Friuli
    We're unmasking the structured richness and aromatics from the historic vineyards of the Valpolicella and forested Friulian hills.
    $75
    Jan 25 - Regional: Valle d'Aosta
    The slopes of this Alpine winter wonderland produce some savory wines made from obscure and local grapes.
     
    Feb 1 - Discover: Intro to Italian Wine
    A primer in navigating through the grapes and places on an Italian wine list
     
    Feb 8 - Regional: Toscana
    Forget what you thought you knew about Chianti and Super Tuscans. Discover winemakers that are bottling the essence and tradition of Tuscany.
     
    Feb 15 - Discover: Different Dirts
    Iron, clay, ponca and sand: we’re studying the role of soil types in our favorite terroir-driven Italian wines.
     
    Feb 22 - Ultimate: 2004 Vintage
    2004 is one of the most heralded vintages of the 2000’s. In this class we explore the criteria for a great vintage while tasting a variety of the year’s offerings.
    $110
     
    Tuesday Evening Classes
    6:30PM
    Jan 7 - Wine and Cheese: The Basics
    Discover the versatility of Italian wines from the north, the south and the islands with a variety of artisanal cheeses.
     
    Jan 14 - Discover: Intro to Italian Wine
    A primer in navigating through the grapes and places on an Italian wine list
     
    Jan 21 - Wine and Cheese: Emilia-Romagna
    Focusing on the wines and cheeses of Emilia-Romagna where Parmigiano Reggiano reigns as the ‘undisputed king of cheese’
     
    Jan 28 - Discover: Intro to Italian Wine
    A primer in navigating the grapes and places of an Italian wine list...and in case you were wondering, no two Intro classes are exactly alike
     
    Feb 4 - Wine and Cheese: The Basics
    Discover the versatility of Italian wines from the north, the south and the islands with a variety of artisanal cheeses.
     
    Feb 11 - Ultimate: Chocolate, Cheese and Wine
    A pre-Valentine's day crash course on pairing wines - both dry and sweet - with two of our favorite decadent treats. Sweets provided by OTTO's pastry chef, Meredith Kurtzman.
    $75
    Feb 18 - Discover: Intro to Italian Wine
    A primer in navigating through the grapes and places on an Italian wine list
     
    Feb 25 - Wine and Cheese: The Basics
    Discover the versatility of Italian wines from the north, the south and the islands with a variety of artisanal cheeses.
     
     
    Reservation Information
    To make a reservation for a wine class, simply send us an email at vino@ottopizzeria.com or call 212.995.9559 between the hours of 11am and 6pm. Please note if we do not have a full class booked within 48 hours of a class, the class is subject to cancellation. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate parties larger than 6. The good news is that you can book a private wine session for 6-24 friends or colleagues
     
    Further Questions
    If you have any further questions, please email us at vino@ottopizzeria.com. or call our Wine Director, Krista Voisin, at (212) 995-9559 x 102.
     
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    15Nov2013 Wine Claases for November - December
    OTTO hosts wine classes every weekend afternoon at 2pm and Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm. These educational experiences are hosted in the Enoteca, around our standing high-top marble tables in the front of the restaurant. Class duration is approximately 90 minutes, though we allow time afterwards for additional conversation. To complement our selection of wines, classes include the chef’s selection of artisanal cheeses and house cured meats. All classes are led by a Sommelier from OTTO‘s knowledgeable and enthusiastic Wine Team.

    Tuesday Evening Classes – November – 6:30 PM Nov 5 Discover: Intro to Italian Wine A primer in navigating through the grapes and places on an Italian wine list

    Nov 12 Wine and Cheese: Friuli Pairing the savory and crisp wines of Italy’s northeast corner with the chef’s selection of cheeses

    Nov 19 Discover: Bubbles Prosecco and beyond – learn about how those bubbles got there in the first place

    Nov 26 Wine and Cheese: The Basics Discover the versatility of Italian wines from the north, the south and the islands with a variety of artisanal cheeses

    Tuesday Evening Classes – December – 6:30 PM Dec 3 Discover: Wines for When You Are Running Late to a Holiday Party We’ll show you some of our favorite go-to’s and crowd pleasers to grab when you’re making a mad dash through the wine shop

    Dec 10 Wine and Cheese: Southern Italy Pairing the likes of Aglianico and Nerello Mascalese with the chef’s selection of cheeses

    Dec 17 Discover: Intro to Italian Wine A primer in navigating through the grapes and places on an Italian wine list

    Dec 24 No class

    Dec 31 Ultimate: Sparklers ($75) Otto’s annual New Year’s Eve tasting of this year’s favorite sparkling wines

    Saturday Afternoon Classes – November – 2:00PM Nov 2 Wine and Cheese: Northern Italy Pairing cool and crisp, white and red Alpine wines with northern Italian cheeses

    Nov 9 Discover: Sangiovese Learn about one of Italy’s noble grapes – the “Blood of Jove”

    Nov 16 Discover: Intro to Italian Wine A primer in navigating through the grapes and places on an Italian wine list

    Nov 23 Ultimate: Thanksgiving Wines ($75) A tasting of wines worthy of pairing with the meal of the year

    Nov 30 Regional: Campania Uncorking wine from where the bufala roam

    Saturday Afternoon Classes – December – 2:00PM Dec 7 Ultimate: Classic Winemakers of Toscana ($75) Discover winemakers who have shaped the taste of Tuscany for generations and those who honor them

    Dec 14 Regional: Piemonte Discover the rich and aromatic wines that emerge from the fogs of Piemonte

    Dec 21 Wine and Cheese: The Basics Discover the versatility of Italian wines from the north, the south and the islands with a variety of artisanal cheeses

    Dec 28 Discover: Intro to Italian Wine A primer in navigating through the grapes and places on an Italian wine list

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    08Oct2013 It's Goatober!
    It's Goatober and to help us celebrate, Heritage Foods USA hooked us up with Highwood Farm in Spencer, NY where we get the tastiest of goats for our Pappardelle with Goat Bolognese. Using a classic recipe of carrot, celery, onion, garlic and tomato with our own blend of pork shoulder, pancetta and, of course, goat, Chef Dan Drohan creates an irresistible dish. Finished with basil and parmigiano reggiano, we couldn't be happier to say "HAPPY GOATOBER!"  Read More


    11Sep2013 Vini al Quartino
    SPUMANTE

    Prosecco di Veneto Flor NV Veneto $12

    Brut Rosé Scacciadiavoli (Sagrantino) NV Umbria $16

    Lambrusco Podere Giardino Suoli Cataldi 2012 Emilia-Romagna $12

    BIANCHI

    Soave La Cappuccina 2012 Veneto $11

    Grillo Tami 2012 Sicilia $13

    Friulano Bastianich Adriatico 2011 Friuli $13

    Terlaner Classico Cantina Terlano 2012 Trentino-Alto Adige $14

    Falanghina Colle di San Domenico 2012 Campania $12

    Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Sartarelli 2012 Marche $12

    Kerner Pacherhof 2011 Trentino-Alto Adige $16

    Fiano di Avellino Clelia Romano Colli di Lapio 2011 Campania $17

    Vinnae Jermann (Ribolla Gialla, Riesling, Friulano) 2009 Friuli $17

    ROSATO

    Refosco Bastianich 2012 Friuli $11

    ROSSI

    Dolcetto d’Alba Parusso Piani Noce 2012 Piemonte $12

    Pfarrhof Kellerei Kaltern (Schiava, Lagrein) 2011 Trentino $14

    Coste della Sesia Antoniolo Juvenia 2010 Piemonte $15

    Verduno Castello di Verduno Basadone 2011 Piemonte $16

    Morellino di scansano La Mozza I Perazzi 2010 Toscana $13

    Cesanese Corte dei Papi Colle Ticchio 2011 Lazio $13

    Aglianico Musto Carmelitano Maschitano Rosso 2010 Basilicata $14

    Piedirosso I Cacciagali Basco 2011 Campania $15

    Montefalco Rosso Omero Moretti 2010 Umbria $18

    Rosso di Jacopo Ronco del Gnemiz (Merlot, Refosco, Schioppettino) 2009 Friuli $19

    Riserva

    Casalferro Barone Ricasoli 1999 Toscana $28
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    20Aug2013 eCornell Bolsters Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group's Growth with Online Training
    ECornell announced today that it has been selected by the acclaimed Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group (B&BHG), an industry leader in hospitality, to provide an online professional development program for employees working at each of the group's 26 restaurants . “We're thrilled to partner with B&BHG to help prepare their staff and operations for continued growth and success,” said Chris Proulx, eCornell's Chief Executive Officer. “The restaurant business isn't an easy one, but B&BHG’s focus on continuous education and improvement is one way to ensure the group remains innovative and one step ahead.”
    B&BHG’s learning and development program will support its business strategy and the eCornell partnership is just one of these initiatives. Selected staff members will be invited to take one course from a hand-picked survey of eCornell courses across multiple disciplines.
    “At B&BHG, our primary focus continues to be growth. We’re rapidly expanding and to move forward, we need a learning and development solution that we can implement quickly and scale up easily. For us, eCornell was the only choice -- it combines Cornell's high-caliber content and industry thought leadership with a flexible, scalable online platform,” said Rajan Lai, Vice President of Human Resources for B&BHG.  Read More

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    06Aug2013 Wine Classes For August
    ULTIMATE WINE CLASS SATURDAY AUGUST 10: From Taurasi to Mount Etna, we're exploring some of the most sought-after wines of Southern Italy. This class is $75 per person and begins at 2:00 PM. Ci vediamo!

    Please call (212) 995-9559 between the hours of 11am and 6pm to make a reservation. If you would like more information on this class or any upcoming classes, email our wine director, Krista Voisin, at kvoisin@ottopizzeria.com

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    09Jun2013 The Batali Brothers Cookbook
    Inspired by their dad's fiftieth birthday and their family's love of food, Benno and Leo Batali prove that you're never too young to start cooking like a grown-up. With additional recipes from Mario for Batali family favorites, The Batali Brothers Cookbook is a must-have both for young chefs and seasoned pros alike.
    To order click here.
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    21Apr2013 Wine Classes For April
    Make new friends and learn about some amazing Italian Vino!

    Weekend Classes $45 2:00pm
    4/7: Discover Italian Wines (Unsung Heroes)
    4/8: No Class (Easter)
    4/14:Chianti Classico
    4/15: Land Locked
    4/21: From Erupting Lands $75
    4/22: Wine & Cheese
    4/28: After Dinner
    4/29: Italy Goes International $75

    Tuesday Night Classes 6:30pm
    4/3: Discover Italian Wines $30
    4/10: Wine & Cheese $45
    4/17: Discover Italian Wines $30
    4/24: Wine & Cheese $45

    Reserve a space today by emailing Otto's Events Coordinator, Mackenzie, at msheridan@ottopizzeria.com.

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    08Apr2013 April 22nd - Earth Day at Otto
    Come to Otto on Monday, April 22nd and help us celebrate Earth Day.  We'll be offering Sformato Genovese as our Earth Day dish and all of our diners will receive a packet of Genovese Basil seeds!
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    01Mar2013 Wine Classes For March
    March Wine Schedule
    Discover some amazing Italian Wines and make new friends!

    Weekend Classes $45 2:00 pm
    3/2: Adriatic Coast
    3/3: Wine & Cheese
    3/9: From the Hills of Friuli
    3/10: Ultimate Italian Islands $75
    3/16: Discover the Ladies of Italian Wine
    3/23: Explore Tuscan Alternatives
    3/24: Ultimate Natural, Organic & Biodynamic Wines $75
    3/30: Wines of Trentino Alto-Adige
    3/31: Wines of Piemonte

    Tuesday Night Classes $45 6:30 pm
    3/12: Wine & Cheese 
    3/19: Discover Southern Italy
    3/26: Wine & Cheese

    *All classes are $45 unless noted otherwise, last about 90 minutes and you will taste 2 whites and 3 reds.
    To make a reservation for a class, please contact Tim Rawding, Sommelier at OTTO. Tim can be contacted directly at trawding@ottopizzeria.com or 212.995.9559, Monday through Friday from 2:00pm until 10:00pm. If you would like to book a private class or cocktail party, please email events@ottopizzeria.com or call 212.995.9559 x101. 

    To join our Vino Mailing List and receive updates about our wine program, drop us a line at: vino@ottopizzeria.com.
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    17Jan2013 Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals from My Home to Yours
    The tantalizing recipes in Molto Batali reflect Mario’s passion for food and family, his belief in the importance of eating together, and the joy that comes when we share lovingly made meals. This same spirit of community and family informs the charitable work of the Mario Batali Foundation, the mission of which is to feed, protect, educate, and empower children—encouraging them to dream big while providing them with the necessary tools to become an active force for change in today’s world.
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    20Nov2012 Wine Classes for December
    December Wine Class Schedule
    Learn about some amazing Italian vinos - and make new friends!

    Weekend Classes $45 2:00pm
    12/2: Wines of Umbria
    12/8: Sailing the Italian Coastline
    12/9: Ultimate Italian Islands $75
    12/15: The Heel & The Toe
    12/16: Natural, Organic and Biodynamic Wines
    12/22: Discover Italian Holiday Treasure
    12/23: Wine & Cheese
    12/29: From the Hills of Friuli
    12/30: Ultimate Bubbles $75

    Tuesday Night Classes $45 6:30pm
    12/4: Wine & Cheese
    12/11: Discover Northern Italy
    12/18: Wine & Cheese

    *All classes are $45 unless noted otherwise, last about 90 minutes and you will taste 2 whites and 3 reds. To make a reservation for a class, please contact Tim Rawding, Sommelier at OTTO. Tim can be contacted directly at trawding@ottopizzeria.com or 212.995.9559, Monday through Friday from 2:00pm until 10:00pm. If you would like to book a private class or cocktail party, please email events@ottopizzeria.com or call 212.995.9559 x101.

    To join our Vino Mailing List and receive updates about our wine program, drop us a line at: vino@ottopizzeria.com.

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    09Nov2012 Friends Of Frank Benefit
    There will be a benefit at Otto Pizzeria NYC on Monday, 11/19 for members of the B&B family, Babbo Exec. Chef Frank Langello & family, who lost their home and belongings last week as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Please click on the link for more info - or to either purchase tickets and attend or to donate - we look forward to seeing you there!  Read More


    03Nov2012 Back Open!
    Power is up and Otto is back online! Limited menu this evening - but we definitely have pizza - come on in and say 'hi'!  Read More


    29Oct2012 Hurricane Sandy
    Due to serious weather concerns all B&B Restaurants in the area will be closed today and tonight. We will have an update about tomorrow later this evening. Please stay safe.
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    18Oct2012 Wine Classes For November
    Learn about some amazing Italian Vinos and make new friends!

    Weekend Classes $45 2:00pm
    11/4: Sailing the Italian Coastline
    11/10: Ultimate Italy Goes International $75
    11/11: Wine & Cheese
    11/17: Wines of Lombardia
    11/18: Discover Italian Wines to be Thankful For
    11/24: Ultimate Nebbiolo $75
    11/25: Wines of Campania

    Tuesday Night Classes 6:30pm
    11/6: Wine & Cheese $45
    11/13: Discover Italian Wines $30
    11/20: Wine & Cheese $45
    11/27: Discover Italian Wines $30

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    25Sep2012 Wine Classes For October
    Weekend Classes $45 2:00pm
    10/6: Verona to Venice
    10/7: Fall Foliage of Italian Wine
    10/13: Ultimate From Erupting Lands $75
    10/14: Discover Italian Wines (Unsung Heroes)
    10/20: Chianti Classico
    10/21: Ultimate Bubbles $75
    10/27: Adriatic Coast
    10/28: Wine & Cheese

    Tuesday Night Classes 6:30pm
    10/2: Discover Italian Wines $30
    10/9: Wine & Cheese $45
    10/16: Discover Italian Wines $30
    10/23: Wine & Cheese $45
    10/30: Discover Italian Wines $30

    *All classes are $45 unless noted otherwise, last about 90 minutes and you will taste 2 whites and 3 reds. To make a reservation for a class, please contact Tim Rawding, Sommelier at OTTO. Tim can be contacted directly at trawding@ottopizzeria.com or 212.995.9559, Monday through Friday from 2:00pm until 10:00pm. If you would like to book a private class or cocktail party, please email events@ottopizzeria.com or call 212.995.9559 x101.

    To join our Vino Mailing List and receive updates about our wine program, drop us a line at: vino@ottopizzeria.com.

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    16Aug2012 Wine Classes for August

    AUGUST WINE CLASSES

    Weekend Classes 2:00pm $45/person*
    Saturday August 4th Discover Italian Wines (Unsung Heroes)
    Saturday August 11th The Heel and Toe
    Saturday August 18th Ultimate Nebbiolo $75
    Saturday August 25th Best Served Chilled

    Tuesday Night Classes 6:30pm
    Tuesday August 7th White Wines of Sicilia
    Tuesday August 14th Wine & Cheese
    Tuesday August 21st Discover Italian Wines $30
    Tuesday August 28th Wine & Cheese
    Please contact Mackenzie for reservations at msheridan@ottopizzeria.com.
    *All classes are $45 unless noted otherwise, and last about 90 minutes.

    To arrange a private tasting or make a reservation for a class, please contact Mackenzie Sheridan, OTTO’s Events Manager. Mackenzie can be contacted directly at msheridan@ottopizzeria.com or 212.995.9559 x101, Monday through Friday from 10am until 6pm.

    To join our Vino Mailing List and receive updates about our wine program, drop us a line at: vino@ottopizzeria.com.


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    12Jul2012 Joe Bastianich - Restaurant Man
    In his new book, RESTAURANT MAN, Joe Bastianich lays out his path to success and divulges the juicy, insider information that only a guy with twenty-five restaurants knows. From the real price of a bottle of wine to Bill Clinton's regular visits to Babbo to the unabashedly honest truth about some of the food world's most notorious chefs and restaurateurs, it's all here. This memoir is pure, uncensored Restaurant Man.
    Order Here

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    26Jun2012 Wine Classes for July
    July Wine Schedule

    Weekend Classes $45 2:00pm
    7/7: Chianti Classico
    7/14: Discover Italian Wines (Unsung Heroes)
    7/21: Ultimate Super Tuscan $75
    7/28: Summer Fun

    Tuesday Night Classes 6:30pm
    7/3: Discover Italian Wines $30
    7/10: Sicilia $45
    7/17: Wine & Cheese $45
    7/24: Discover Italian Wines $30
    7/31: Wine & Cheese $45

    7/29: Wine Pairing Dinner $80 per person 5:30pm Limited to 12 people

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    26Jun2012 Late Night Enoteca Special
    Be sure to stop by Otto this week for our Late Night Enoteca Special: Sunday – Thursday - 10:30 Pm – 12:30 Am

    For only $42 you get Chef Dan’s Antipasti:
    Otto Salumi - a Variety Of House-Cured Meats
    Grana Padano Cheese
    Otto Giardiniera - Variety of pickled vegetables
    And choose any bottle from a select list including :

    Albana di Romagna – Madonia ‘09Romagna
    Rosato - Bastianich 2010 Friuli
    Morellino di Scansano - La Mozza 2009 Toscana
    Dolcetto d’Alba - Brandini - 2009 Piemonte

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    27Apr2012 Wine Classes For May
    Weekend Classes $45 2:00pm
    5/5: Discover Italian Wines (Unsung Heroes)
    5/6: Land Locked
    5/12: “Valpolicella…”
    5/19: Italy Goes International $75
    5/20: Spring into Summer
    5/26: Other Red Grapes of Piemonte

    Tuesday Night Classes 6:30pm
    5/1: Discover Italian Wines $30
    5/8: Wine & Cheese $45
    5/15: Discover Italian Wines $30
    5/22: Wine & Cheese $45
    5/29: Discover Italian Wines $30
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    23Feb2012 Wine Classes For March
    Make new friends and learn about some amazing Italian Vino!
    Weekend Classes $45 2:00pm
    3/3: Amaro “Cin Cin…”
    3/4: The Heel and the Toe
    3/10: Unsung Heroes
    3/11: Discover Italian Wines
    3/17: Ultimately Bigger, Badder & Bolder $75
    3/18: Discover Italian Wines
    3/24: Big Babies
    3/25: Ultimate Bubbles $75
    3/31: Wines of Campania

    Tuesday Night Classes 6:30pm
    3/6: Discover Italian Wines $30
    3/13: Wine & Cheese $45
    3/20: Discover Italian Wines $30
    3/27: Wine & Cheese $45
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    24Dec2011 Wine Classes For January
    Make new friends and learn about some amazing Italian Vino!  

    Weekend Classes $45 2:00pm

    1/7: The Italian Islands       

    1/8: Wines of Umbria

    1/14: Ultimate Nebbiolo $75             

    1/15: Other Red Grapes of Piemonte

    1/21: Wines of Trentino - Alto Adige        

    1/22: Ultimate Super Tuscan $75       

    1/28: From the Other Vines 

    1/29: Wines of Campania 

     

    Tuesday Night Classes 6:30pm

    1/3: Discover Italian Wines $30               

    1/10: Wine & Cheese $45            

    1/17: Discover Italian Wines $30             

    1/24: Discover Grappa $45          

    1/31: Wine and Cheese $45        

    Reserve a space today by emailing Otto's Events Coordinator, Mackenzie, at msheridan@ottopizzeria.com.

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    29Nov2011 Wine Classes for December

    Make new friends and learn about some amazing Italian Vino!

     

    Weekend Classes $45 2:00pm

    12/3:Wines of Lombardia            

    12/4: Wines of Umbria  

    12/10: Amaro/Grappa   

    12/11: Wines of Vino Dolce         

    12/17: Ultimate Sangiovese ($75)            

    12/18: Wines of Sicilia    

    12/24: Ultimate Discover ($75)

    12/31: Italian Bubbles   

                                                   

    Tuesday Night Classes 6:30pm

    6-Dec    Discover Italian Wines   

    13-Dec  Wine & Cheese

    20-Dec  Discover Italian Wines   

    27-Dec  Wine & Cheese


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    11Nov2011 Lydia Tillman on 20/20
    Tune in tonight on 20/20 for the remarkable story of our former colleague Lydia Tillman and her heroic struggle after a brutal attack. Click here to contribute to the Lydia Tillman Fund.  Read More


    28Oct2011 Wine Classes for November

    Make new friends and learn about some amazing Italian Vino!

     

    Weekend Classes $45 2:00pm

    11/5: Discover Italian Wines       

    11/6: Wines of Trentino - Alto Adige                      

    11/12: Ultimate Friuli $75             

    11/13: Central Adriatic Coast      

    11/19: Wines of Campania          

    11/20: Ultimate Veneto $75       

    11/26: Wines of Puglia  

    11/27: Discover Italian Wines     

     

    Tuesday Night Classes 6:30pm

    11/1: Discover Italian Wines $30               

    11/8: Wine & Cheese $45            

    11/15: Discover Italian Wines $30             

    11/22: Wine & Cheese $45          

    11/29: Discover Italian Wines $30               

     

    Reserve a space today by emailing Otto's Events Coordinator, Mackenzie, at msheridan@ottopizzeria.com.


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    22Sep2011 Wine Classes for October
    October Wine Schedule
    Weekend Classes $45 2:00pm
    10/1: Wines of Alto-Adige
    10/2: Wines of Veneto
    10/8 Ultimate Toscana $75
    10/9: Discover Italian Wines
    10/15: Discover Italian Wines
    10/16: Wines of Sicilia
    10/22: Ultimate Piemonte ($75)
    10/23: Wines of Campania
    10/29: Wines of Friuli
    10/30: Wines of Lombardia
    Tuesday Night Classes 6:30pm
    10/4: Discover Italian Wines $30
    10/11: Wine & Cheese $45
    10/18: Discover Italian Wines $30
    10/25: Wine & Cheese $45

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    01Sep2011 Wine Classes for September
    Weekend Classes $45 2:00pm

    9/3: Wines of Sicilia
    9/4: Wines of Puglia
    9/10 Ultimate Tuscany
    9/11: Discover Italian Wines
    9/17: Wines of Abruzzo
    9/18: Wines of Calabria
    9/24: Ultimate Piemonte
    9/25: Discover Italian Wines

    Tuesday Night Classes 6:30pm
    9/6: Discover Italian Wines $30
    9/13: Wine & Cheese $45
    9/20: Discover Italian Wines $30
    9/27: Wine & Cheese $45

    Reserve a space today by emailing Otto's Events Coordinator, Mackenzie, at msheridan@ottopizzeria.com.

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    27Aug2011 Hurricane Closings

    All of our NYC restaurants we'll be closed Saturday & Sunday, 8/27-28, because of concerns due to the weather.  We will reopen on Monday, the 29th.

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    18Aug2011 Mario Batali on Foodspotting.com
    Find out where Mario like to eat - check out his new Guides on Foodspotting!  Read More


    02Jul2011 Wine Classes for July
    Spend an afternoon with us at Otto learning about great wines and making new friends!

    Weekend Classes @ 2:00pm $45
    Sat 7/2: Discover Italian Wines
    Sun 7/10: Wines of Piemonte
    Sat 7/16: Italian Pinot Noir
    Sun7/24: Wines of Sicila
    Sat 7/30: Wines of Campania

    Tuesday Night Classes @ 6:30pm
    Tues 7/5: Wine and Cheese $45
    Tues 7/12: Discover Italian Wines $30
    Tue 7/19: Wine and Cheese $45
    Tue 7/26: Discover Italian Wines $30

    All classes are around 90 minutes long
    Reserve a space today by emailing Otto's Events Coordinator, Mackenzie, at msheridan@ottopizzeria.com.  Read More


    25Apr2011 Wine Classes for May
    Tuesday May 3rd Discover Italian Wines $30
    Saturday May 7th Wines of Piemonte
    Sunday May 8th Discover Italian Wines
    Tuesday May 10th Wine and Cheese
    Saturday May 14th Wines of Friuli
    4:30pm Antinori Estates $75**
    Tuesday May 17th Discover Italian Wines $30
    Saturday May 21st Wines of Marche
    Sunday May 22nd Discover Italian Wines
    Tuesday May 24th Wine and Cheese
    Saturday May 28th Wines of Campania
    Tuesday May 31st Discover Italian Wines $30
     
    **Special Wine tasting the wine maker from Antinori Estates
    Please contact Mackenzie for reservations atmsheridan@ottopizzeria.com.
    *All classes are $45 unless noted otherwise, and last about 90 minutes.

    To arrange a private tasting or make a reservation for a class, please contact Mackenzie Sheridan, OTTO's Events Manager.  Mackenzie can be contacted directly at msheridan@ottopizzeria.com or 212.995.9559 x101, Monday through Friday from 10am until 6pm.                        

    To join our Vino Mailing List and receive updates about our wine program, drop us a line at: vino@ottopizzeria.com.

     

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    19Apr2011 Earth Day
    Green is always in style at Mario Batali, Lidia and Joe Bastianich’s B&B Hospitality Group, as well as at Eataly, but in honor of this year’s Earth Day (Friday, April 22nd), sustainability will be interpreted in a myriad of ways. Each restaurant under the umbrella of B&B Hospitality Group (in New York, LA and Las Vegas) has created a special Earth Day menu or dish, highlighting what aspects of sustainability are most important to them.

    For Earth Day at Otto we're featuring our perennial spring time favorites Ramps from Rick Bishop & Mountain Sweet Berry Farm:

    Ramps Pasta - Charred ramps, Shaved Pepperoni and Bufala Ricotta as well as a delicious dish from our cured meats department - Coppa with Pickled Ramps

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    16Mar2011 Wine Classes for April
    Weekend Classes 2:00pm $45*

    4/2 - Wines of Sardinia  

           4:30pm Blended Reds from Piemonte ($75)

    4/3 - Discover Italian Wines

    4/9 - Ultimate Brunello ($75)

            4:30pm Wine and Cheese

    4/10 - Wines of Sicilia

    4/16 - Wines of Veneto

              4:30pm Italian Pinot Noir

    4/17 - Discover Italian Wines

    4/23 - Ultimate Barbaresco ($75)

    4/24 - Wines of Umbria

    4/30 - Trentino Alto-Adige

     

    Tuesday Nights 6:30pm

    Tue 4/5 - Discover Italian Wines ($30)

    Tue 4/12 - Wine and Cheese ($45)

    tue 4/19 - Discover Italian Wines ($30)

    Tue 4/26 - Wine and Cheese ($45)

     

    April Showers bring May Flowers!

    Wednesday April 6th at 6:30pm-8:00pm $50 per person

    Spring Fever Wine Class - Wine Director Chris Peterman has put together a special tasting of White Wines and Rosés to get your taste buds ready for summer wine! We will be pairing house cured meats and cheeses with the wines. Space is limited.

     

    * All classes are $45 unless noted otherwise, and last about 90 minutes.

    Reserve a space today by emailing Otto's Events Coordinator, Mackenzie, at msheridan@ottopizzeria.com.

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    25Feb2011 Mario Batali on Foursquare
    Follow Mario on Foursquare and get inside tips on all his restaurants as well as his favorite places to dine - and you can unlock the coveted Mario Batali Badge!  Read More


    15Feb2011 March Wine Classes
    Weekend Classes 2:00pm $45/person*
    3/5: Ultimate Amarone ($75)
    3/6: Discover Italian Wines
    3/12 @ 2:00pm Wine and Cheese
    3/12 @ 4:30pm Wines of Piemonte
    3/13: Wines of Fruili

    3/19 @ 2:00 Ultimate Italian Sparkling ($75)
    3/19 @ 4:30 Ultimate Barolo ($125)
    3/20: Discover Italian Wines
    3/26 @ 2:00 Ultimate Chianti Classico
    3/26 @ 4:30 Italian Pinot Noir
    3/27 Wines of Puglia

    Tuesday Night Classes 6:30pm
    3/1: Wine and Cheese ($45)
    3/8: Discover Italian Wines ($30)
    3/15: Wine and Cheese ($45)
    3/22: Discover Italian Wines ($30)
    3/29: Wine and Cheese ($45)

    *unless noted otherwise

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    08Dec2010 Holiday Wine Tasting
    Our wine team has handpicked an extraordinary selection of premium Italian wines to share with you; showcasing a variety of Giorgio Rivetti’s La Spinetta wines. This is a special occasion for wine lovers to enjoy wines that are rarely offered by the glass.
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    20Oct2010 Roasted Garlic and Grana Padano Pizza
    Stop by Otto this week and enjoy our very special pizza - Roasted Garlic and Grana Padano. Featuring a base of tomato & dollops of roasted garlic puree topped with shaved grana padano cheese and sliced scalions. Paired with our Tiburzi Montafalco Rosso it's the perfect way to fend off the rainy fall weather.  Read More


    20Aug2010 Heirloom Caprese back for the Summer
    Otto's popular Heirloom Tomato Salad is finally back on the menu for the rest of the summer. Succulent, local Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Torn Basil, Tomato Vinarette and Olio Verde Extra Virgin Olive Oil - simple, perfect and simply delicious.  Read More


    16Jul2010 Cherry Apricot Tiramisu
    Mid-Summer means fresh cherry season and what better way to celebrate than with delicious confection by Otto Pastry Chef Meredith Kurtzman: Cherry Apricot Tiramisu - Vanilla Poached Fruits, Mascarpone Crema, Orange Spongecake, Zabaglione & Almond Brittle.  Read More


    15Jun2010 Help For Jose
    Early Saturday, June 12th, Jose Mendoza, an employee at Mario's Otto Pizzeria & Enoteca, fell from a subway platform and lost both of his legs to an oncoming train. Please join us in honoring and supporting a good, kind, and beloved young man, who is truly a fighter. B&B Hospitality Group is hosting a reception of snacks, drinks, and well wishes in support of our friend.

    June 21st from 9:00 PM - 12:00 at Otto, One Fifth Ave.

    Suggested donation is $50.00 (or more!) per person. All funds will go directly to Jose and his family to help support what will be a lengthy and extensive recovery.

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    15Apr2010 Mario Batali's New Cookbook - Molto Gusto
    Mario Batali’s zest for life infuses the casual Italian fare that has made Otto Enoteca & Pizzeria a perennially popular New York City destination. Now, you can have the flavors of Otto at home, with MOLTO GUSTO a collection of recipes for everyone’s favorites from pizza, pasta, and antipasti to gelati and sorbetti.  Read More


    02Apr2010 EARTH DAY’s 40th Anniversary - April 22, 2010
    This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day and an unprecedented opportunity for individuals and businesses to celebrate the changes we’ve made and our plans for future innovations for a greener world.


    All of Otto’s daily specials in honor of earth day will feature the just-in-season RAMPS!
    Join us at the Earth Day 2010 Action Center and join our campaign to celebrate Earth Day, one sustainable bite at a time.

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    21Mar2010 Otto Closed For Lunch Monday 3/22
    Otto will be closed tomorrow afternoon (Monday, March 22nd), but will be open for dinner at 5:00 - see you then!  Read More


    07Mar2010 Wine Class Featuring Sardinia
    Sardinia's unique island location has made it a jumping off point for many civilizations throughout history including the Romans, Greeks, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, and Spanish Aragonese. Many culinary traditions of these civilizations have been preserved due to the remoteness of the island, making Sardinia one of the most interesting regions of Italy to explore. Join us all month at OTTO as we feature some of the classic dishes of Sardinia including Pane Fratau (pizza with tomatoe, pecorino, and egg) and bottarga (cured fish cavier).  Read More


    25Feb2010 A Taste From Our Hearth to Their Hearts
    Join us for a special night of food and fun as we step away from the dining room and into the house-Greenwich House that is-for a night of culinary craftsmanship at the Eighth Annual Taste of Greenwich House.  Read More


    07Feb2010 Salami Lardellato
    A special treat from our Otto House-Cured Meats Department. Traditional Salami of La Marche is made with finely minced lean pork from the shoulder or leg.  Read More


    12Jan2010 Coconut Parfait
    Winter chills? Forget the cold and indulge in this deliciously tropical confection - a Coconut Parfait featuring Passion Fruit Granita, Coconut Gelato, Pineapple Confettura and Passion Fruit Crema. Like all our desserts here at Otto all the ingredients are fresh and house made.  Read More


    23Dec2009 New Year's Eve Wine Tasting
    Thursday, Dec. 31st
    10:00 PM
    $100
    It’s become an OTTO tradition to ring in the new year with a solid group of friends, and some serious wine in the glass. Each year we host a special tasting in our enoteca as we count down the end of the year. Sommelier, Marcos Ruiz, will guide you on a fantastic voyage of some of Italy’s greatest wines, all culminating in a sparkling wine toast at midnight. Join us this year for an incredible night of wine and celebration.  Read More


    11Dec2009 The Feast of the Seven Fishes
    Celebrate the holidays Italian style - the Feast of the Seven Fishes, also known as “Il Cenone” or “La Vigilia” is a Christmas Eve tradition throughout Italy. The use of the seven fish is a representation of the seven sacraments. In some Italian families thirteen fish are prepared to represent Jesus and his twelve disciples.
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    06Nov2009 Tuesday Night Tastings
    Beginning in November we will launch our much anticipated, Tuesday Tasting Series at OTTO. With winemaking trends coming and going, it’s important to keep up with the latest news from the winemaking front.  Read More


    21Oct2009 Exploring Super-Tuscans
    Tuscan wines have long been revered as some of the most extraordinary wines from Italy. Join us Saturday, October 31st, as we sample some of the newcomers to the Tuscan wine scene and continue to explore the aura of the SUPER-TUSCAN.
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    18Oct2009 Dessert Special - Pumpkin Coppetta
    This week Otto introduces a seasonal favorite - our delicious Pumpkin Coppetta: gingerbread, pumpkin gelato, coffee bourbon sauce, mascarpone crema & roasted pecans. Yum.  Read More


    15Oct2009 Featured Wine Class Event: Super-Tuscans 10/31 2:00 PM

    Tuscany continues to impress us with stellar wines coming from all corners of the region.  Lately, newcomers from Pisa as well as the Maremma have released wines comparable to some of Tuscany’s greatest heavyweights.  Join us as we delve deeper into the secrets behind the swooning aura of Tuscany’s Super-Tuscans…

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    26Aug2009 Spain v. Italy Wine Tasting, Saturday, September 26, 2pm

    In a Metodo Champenois throwdown, grapes Parellada and Xarel-lo, in Spain’s most popular sparkler, Cava, go head to head with Friulian Chardonnay in the Bastianich Brut.

    Vying for top billing in the sharp, green and grassy whites category are Verdejo from Galicia and Verdicchio di Matelica from Le Marche.  Read More


    11Jul2009 This week's special salad - Insalata di Acetaia
    This week's special salad - Insalata di Acetaia - Local baby lettuces (red oak, green leaf, red roamine, lolla rosa), local cherry tomatoes, parmigiano reggiano, procuitto di parma, shaved hard boiled egg, aceto manadori and extra virgin olive oil.  Read More


    07Jul2009 Featured Event - Sicilian Wine Tasting
    SICILIAN WINE CLASS WITH GUNTHER DI GIOVANNA

    Saturday, July 18th at 2:00pm

    Di Giovanna is an estate situated at Sicily's geographic center with vineyards located high above the floating land that are managed in full respect to organic farming principles. The Di Giovannas have been viticulturist for more than five generations in Sicily, which explains the extreme passion with which brothers, Gunther and Klaus Di Giovanna, approach their daily tasks. A mixed Sicilian and German heritage results in an energetic, though slightly atypical, mix of hard working attitude and straight-shooting intuition. With the help of famed consulting enologist, Riccardo Cotarella, the Di Giovanna winery is one of the emerging stars of Sicilian winemaking.  Read More