Modeled to look like an Italian train station, OTTO, meaning "eight" in Italian, is located on the corner of 8th Street and Fifth Avenue, in the historic One Fifth Avenue building, just steps away from Washington Square Park.
An Art Deco masterpiece, One Fifth Avenue was built in 1927 and opened its doors on January 1, 1928. Originally a hotel, the building is now completely residential. OTTO sits comfortably on the ground floor in the space that fabulously legendary restaurant, One Fifth, once occupied. Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich opened OTTO in 2003 and it quickly became the buzzing neighborhood hotspot for everyone ranging from foodies to local college students and families to everyone in between.
OTTO has combined the elegance of an Italian enoteca with the fun bustle of a crowded Italian train station. Open daily from 11am to midnight, OTTO is perfect for a quick snack, a lingering meal, a big group, a family night out or even a large social gathering.
With marble-topped standing tables, the enoteca area is great for meeting new people and for grabbing drinks and antipasti with a group of friends. The classic dining room seats over 150 guests and the lively music and cool vibe bring everyone a smile from their first bite of salumi or griddle-cooked pizzas to their last spoonful of creamy, homemade gelato.
OTTO has carried on the One Fifth Avenue tradition of excellence, swank and overall enjoyment. Come on in and experience the most delicious and fun time on lower Fifth Avenue since the days when John Belushi hung out here.