A Stop Back at My Old Favorite Otto

There's only  a few places in NYC that just make me feel all happy and cozy inside...like getting a big warm hug.  Otto happens to be one of these places.  The long marble bar is the perfect spot to dine, the bartenders always seem to know exactly what your in the mood for be a  spicy Chianti or a crisp glass of Prosecco.

Of course the perfect thing with a little vino is some meat and cheese.  Just look at these glorious slices of prosciutto...

...and our trio of formaggi.  The bright grassy Muffato, a cow's milk blue covered in hay, chamomile and mint aged in oak barrels for 4 months; Ubriaco the drunken cheese named for the gallons of Prosecco it's bathed in during production and a classic creamy Ricotta....perfect on it's own but best when mixed with a little bit of cherry and honey.

Ordering a salad at Otto is a must....my absolute favorite being the Baby Spinach with ricotta salata and truffle honey.

It's a fantastic medley of creamy, bitter and sweet.  Ahhhh Otto....you will always be my happy place.

Otto Pizzeria
1 5th Avenue @ 8th Street
New York, NY 10003