Sydney, New South Wales

2017 SMH Good Food Guide Awards - One Chef Hat
Between the attentive, semi-tuxedo'd wait staff and the luxe views of Sydney's best real estate, it's no wonder dining at this Woolloomooloo establishment is called the "Otto's experience." Otto Ristorante is a feast for the tastebuds as well as the eyes, though, and the menu is constantly evolving with modern Italian dishes that will surprise and delight.
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6 Cowper Wharf Road,
Woolloomooloo Wharf
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011





European, Italian

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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Italian sophistication meets Sydney affluence at Otto where the well dressed, the media moguls and the seekers of fabulous Italiano fare choose to dine. With the ripples of the harbour gently lapping against the squillion dollar cruise-liners that are moored at the wharf, Otto is simply dripping in good taste. The ristorante is dressed stylishly in white with a few key design features that bring a little glamour to an otherwise bright and airy space. Taking best advantage of its coveted location, tables sprawl out under an awning that adjusts with the sun's rays. Inside, the dining room welcomes in the light and scales up to a second level that is usually reserved for private functions.

Chef Richard Ptacnik has successfully reinvented the flavours of the land of the long leather boot with finesse, and each dish is presented so beautifully that it's almost a shame to let your fork get close. Begin with a few oysters and a crisp glass of Rose as you settle into your seat and take in the vista. Pasture-fed beef carpaccio with truffle dressing, aioli, capers, parmesan and baby rocket leaves is a delightfully delicate entree. Follow with saffron infused maccheroncini with braised rabbit and gremolata or, for something a little more robust, New Zealandlamb backstrap with eggplant, binnorie fetta, semi-dried tomatoes, olive powder and salsa verde. Finish fittingly with a frangelico affagato. The extensive wine list provides ample opportunity to discover Italy's varied regions, and there are plenty of home-grown drops too.

Specials & Events

BYO wine & champagne with group share menu @ OTTO
Dates Tue 21 Mar to Sat 30 Jun 18
Location Woolloomooloo, New South Wales
Category General
Description BYO wine & champagne with our group share menu! Celebrating with a group of friends or family for a birthday, hen's or ...
Four Pillars Gin Pig Dinner @ Otto
Dates Wed 25 Oct to Wed 25 Oct
Location Woolloomooloo, New South Wales
Category Special Event
Description Four Pillars Gin pigs that have been feasting on the same botanicals that make up the famous Australian gin will head to OTTO for a ...
Melbourne Cup @ Otto
Dates Tue 07 Nov to Tue 07 Nov
Location Woolloomooloo, New South Wales
Category Melbourne Cup
Description Celebrate the race that stops the nation at OTTO. Kick off with a glass of Charles Heidsieck Champagne and an assaggi on arrival amongst bustling ...


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Accessible by water taxi
Award Winning / Hatted
Harbourside Dining
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Groups of 10
Waterfront Dining
SMH Good Food Guide Awards - 2017
One Chef Hat
SMH Good Food Guide Awards - 2015
One Chef Hat


Simmone Logue on 31/08/2014
I always take overseas visitors to Otto Restaurant in wooloomooloo wharf . The way our city sparkles on a gorgeous clear night from that spot makes me feel so proud to be a Sydney sider.
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