Sunday, February 26, 2012

Otto Pizza

Pizza perfection.
On an unseasonably warm (in any other year) Presidents' Day, A and I headed to Harvard Square to see Safe House (loved it!) and check out Otto Pizza. It's been in Harvard Square for a year but it was hard to break our Cambridge One pre-movie pizza habit for a newcomer. When I found out Otto was owned by the same people who opened the universally-raved-about pizzeria by the same name in Portland the year after I left, though, I knew I had to go. One look at their menu and I was completely sold.
New. Favorite. Pizza. 
The place was pretty much empty when we arrived, but it filled up right after we grabbed a spot at the windowfront counter.
Where dreams are fulfilled
We ordered a pie with Mashed Potato, Bacon, and Scallion on one half (the topping combination that sold A on the venture immediately) and Spicy Pulled Pork with Mango on the other. Two delicious iced teas rounded out the meal.
Mashed Potato, Bacon, and Scallion
Spicy Pulled Pork with Mango
A refreshing (Arnold) Palmer
Look at that bubble! I love pizza crust bubbles. 
If you make it outside the store with your pizza, this nifty screen will keep the bottom of your pizza from getting soggy and greasy
We will probably be back to Otto every time we hit Harvard Square from now on (the fact that they sell slices is pretty deadly). Next time you're in Harvard Square, you have to go!
Gratuitous pizza shots


  1. Great post! OTTO Pizza's opening a shop in Coolidge Corner in May, too. Can't wait.

    1. Thanks! My great quest is to make pizza dough approximating the Otto crust, I love it so much!