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OTTO Brisbane, South Brisbane, AU-QLD

OTTO Brisbane

4.7
4.7
109 Reviews
$101 and over
Italian

OTTO celebrates people, place and la dolce vita. Located on the absolute riverfront at South Bank, OTTO Ristorante and OTTO Osteria bring a vibrant glamour to the Queensland dining scene. Striking river views and colourful interiors meet warm and assured service. The food at OTTO is delicious and unashamedly simple, taking inspiration from the southern regions of Italy. Head Chef Will Cowper’s menu is fresh, seasonal and produce-driven; sourcing the finest local ingredients and letting them speak for themselves. Inspired by his love for Italian varietals, Alan Hunter has written a list that will capture any wine lover’s attention, with a decisive line up of classic and esoteric Italian regions and varietals.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Restaurant Lunch
    Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Osteria - Casual Dining.
    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Restaurant Dinner
    Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 3835 2888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Will Cowper

  • Catering

    OTTO’s fun and generous fare captures everything people love about the Italians’ approach to food – from perfectly al dente Blue Swimmer crab ravioli, to local squid cooked on the wood grill, served simply with lemon and olive oil. When you eat at OTTO, you are truly living la dolce vita.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are hosting an intimate sit down reception or an elegant cocktail party reception, we are able to provide a space capable of catering to your every need.

  • Private party contact

    our functions team: (02) 8275 8290

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Wonderful ambience as we walked in to the jazz and soft lighting with the city skyline as a backdrop Italian food great for us as a family of four and our boys enjoyed their first true fine dining experience, as did their parents

  2. j

    john

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal!!! We opted to go for more of a sharing food experience to try and taste as many of the interesting options on the menu. Our server was very helpful and she is even offered to split each of our dishes into 2 so that my wife and I did not have to go through splitting plates ourselves. The pasta with crab and the one with lobster were both great. When discussing with my wife which is better, we both agreed they are on par. If you want something more tangy the crab. Something more creamy the lobster. The steak main with the mushrooms was also fantastic! Overall would highly reccomend this restaurant if anyone wants top Italian flavours. Also the setting is just beautifull. Right on the river with stunning views and an indoor/outdoor setting.

  3. MC

    MadonnaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, beautiful view, open to the river on a warm night - perfect. Otto lived up to the hype, which is rare! Thank you for a memorable experience. Will definitely be back!

  4. SE

    SusanE

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful and memorable lunch. Fantastic food, great service and fabulous ambience

  5. MK

    MandeepK

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A truly wonderful experience. The ambience was beautiful, food was amazing and the service was fabulous. The perfect night so thank you!

  6. MG

    MarkG

    Brisbane

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebratory lunch on our first visit to Otto. Fabulous attentive and informative staff. Excellent choice of food and wine. Scallops as an entree sensational. Both had steaks and would return for these alone! EXCEPT for the Broccolini which we would order by the bucketload next time. Will definitely return. Highly recommended.

  7. CA

    CharlesA

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a very nice dinner at Otto again but there were a couple of disappointing things... The oysters were a starter but they came after the entrée when the waiter was reminded. We ordered oysters with a lime granita but the granita seemed a bit "icy" and they were hardly the size you would expect for $6 each. Certainly a small oyster! The spaghettini with lobster were superb, albeit super expensive.

  8. m

    mike

    Perth

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely sensational. My wife’s birthday and we were treated exceptionally by all areas of the restaurant. Otto has always been great but this was at another level all together. Thank you

  9. EH

    EH1986

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    The food was nice and the seating service was nice but table service was absolutely terrible which made the food not taste as good. A shame for the chef. It took a while to get our order in - the waiter was quite awkward, my husband ordered for us all and the waiter was insisting (making us feel awkward) we be specific which child was having which pasta and which one of us were having which pasta, only to get asked by the person delivering the food who was having what anyway? He only visited us once so we didn’t have any more opportunities to get more drinks, more food or dessert and we had to refill our own water. Just a super disappointing experience to be honest and with all the great restaurants around we won’t be heading back there any time soon.

  10. CF

    CraigF

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, cooked perfectly, wine list was fantastic, the views of the Brisbane River and city skyline is a real treat, service is impeccable.

  11. RC

    RayC

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food with a great view.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Dined for riverfire. Great service and excellent views of the fireworks.

  13. MS

    MarkS

    Brisbane

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food and wine at OTTO is consistently good. I love the Spagettinni with Champagne Lobster!

  14. K

    Kanto

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Absolutely beautiful food. Service is impeccable. I'd like to see a broader menu in future. The meals are quite expensive for their size.

  15. J

    Justin

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was great quality of a decent size. Very traditional flavours, and very simple. The price for things that simple? I’m unsure if it’s worth it. Great ambience however.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An amazing experience in awesome surroundings with pleasant professional staff and service in line with the fine dining atmosphere.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I were shouted a dinner experience by our son, for my wife's 70th birthday. What a treat it was! - the view, the ambiance, the wait staff and importantly the food - which was no problem as I am a coeliac person and required gluten-free solutions. We really enjoyed the experience but I guess we were fortunate as we arrived at 6.30 pm....the restaurant got very busy from 7 pm on wards. Highly recommended!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Setting was beautiful. Ambiance was good. Food was lovely. I dont feel the service matched either the price or a fine dining experience. There was a 1.5% surcharge if paying by card which is waived if you pay cash however, given we were not warned that at any point prior to paying (I booked online and received confirmation email and text which would've provided opportunities), we had to pay by card.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow what an amazing Occassion! Celebrating my husbands birthday we arrived and were greeted warmly and shown to our table with the most stunning views of the story bridge. We ordered the tasting menu with matching wines and it was truly amazing ! We loved everything the food was devine and the wines made us feel like we were on a wine tasting adventure through Italy- we highly recommend this restaurant and we will definitely be returning ! Thank you Otto for a magnificent evening

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great views. Food was great and service friendly and unobtrusive.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is just amazing, the zucchini flowers are the best thing you will ever eat. The staff are wonderful, attentive and friendly and every request is met with a smile. The view from the restaurant and the outside area is so lovely, and creates a wonderful atmosphere. The risotto is so tasty, and yes it is a bit expensive, but well worth every penny.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Place is beautiful, but food is overhyped. Good but certainly not great. Best part of meal was desert. Service, while very friendly, seemed overly hectic and harried. Not up to the standards one would expect from restaurant in this price range and supposed standard.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amaxing food and service - literally one of the best places in Brisbane I've ever eaten at. The whole experience was incredible.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The location is great with wide expanse of Story Bridge and river views. I had asked for a window table so was pleased when we were given what I thought of as the best table in the house. Staff were discreet, professional and friendly; just right mix. The food was first class; especially the deserts, amazing! Wide choice of cocktails and the ones we chose were very nice. Good wine selection.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent venue,great food and service. A little noisy and disconcerting to be given a deadline to leave as we had an early booking.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    An incredible experience, made our anniversary so special.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and lovely food and beautiful location. We had an amazing night

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    It was great for our special night out.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Otto is one of my favourite restaurants in Brisbane, the food is always of the highest quality, the staff pleasant and knowledgeable.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely ambience, pleasant staff, excellent food.

  31. Z

    Zachary

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All three courses were amazing. For entrée we had the brisket cannelloni (special) and crab ravioli. My partner loved the ravioli (one of the best she has ever had) For main we shared a 770 g rib eye that was cooked to perfection. We finished with a affogato and the Gianduia.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food. Good service

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The dancing vibrant lights welcome you in to the space then the staff take over. The service was friendly & attentive. The menu offered a range of delicious Italian meals but not too overwhelming. Food & drinks were brought out promptly & did not disappoint. Would recommend asking to be sat near the window as the view is looking over the story bridge. Quite breathtaking as it lights up the night sky.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Partnership of flavours were exquisite

  35. TL

    TessL55

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We really enjoyed the ambience, and the food was amazing. Coming from Melbourne we were looking for something special. And certainly found it...

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner and I finally had the opportunity to visit Otto. We weren't sure what to expect but we were completely blown away. Every dish was faultless. We had the scallops as a starter which were absolutely delicious, then we had the linguine puttanesca with octopus and it was hands down the best marinara type pasta I've ever had. It was flavoursome, the pasta was perfect and it was well seasoned. Really great italian restaurant although it is pricey. Definitely a special occasion meal.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Otto exceeded expectations. Superb food, professional engaging and informed staff, great views and an enjoyable experience. This place deserves all the good vibes it receives. Go.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Interesting and different menu and wine list.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    5.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    64013 reviews

    4.0

    64013 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    I'd heard great things about OTTO and it didn't disappoint. The food was extraordinary from start to finish - beautiful to look and absolutely wonderful to eat. The staff were very professional and the ambience of the restaurant is lovely. We took our 13 year old grand daughter and she was made to feel very welcome too.

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OTTO Brisbane is rated 4.7 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for OTTO Brisbane

Shop 1, River Quay Sidon St, South Bank South Brisbane, AU-QLD 4101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stanley Street

  • Neighborhood

    Brisbane CBD

  • Hours of operation

    Restaurant Lunch
    Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Osteria - Casual Dining.
    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Restaurant Dinner
    Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    South Bank Parklands Underground Car Park. Little Stanley Street, South Brisbane.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Will Cowper

  • Additional

    Chef's Table, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (07) 3835 2888

  • Catering

    OTTO’s fun and generous fare captures everything people love about the Italians’ approach to food – from perfectly al dente Blue Swimmer crab ravioli, to local squid cooked on the wood grill, served simply with lemon and olive oil. When you eat at OTTO, you are truly living la dolce vita.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you are hosting an intimate sit down reception or an elegant cocktail party reception, we are able to provide a space capable of catering to your every need.

  • Private party contact

    our functions team: (02) 8275 8290

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