The OTTO Holiday Gift Shop: Because Pizza

Face it. Nobody’s going to eat that fruit cake, Grandma isn’t going to use that iTunes gift card, and Dad already has 17 coffee mugs.

Head on over to for all your holiday shopping needs.ottoshop

Whether an office gift, a stocking stuffer, or simply the coolest gift under the tree, we’ve got you covered:

  • Shirts (3 Designs, sizes 12mo – XXL)
  • Caps
  • Beanies
  • Wine Glasses
  • Gift Cards (Can be mailed anywhere, with personalized message!)
  • Bumper Stickers

The OTTO Shop: Because gift-wrapping a pizza isn’t often advisable.

OTTO Gift Cards: The Gift That Gives Back

The hardest thing about buying an OTTO gift card for someone is not keeping it for yourself.

Don’t worry. We have a special Buy One Get One offer to soften the blow.


From now through January 7, 2016, buy a $25 gift card, get a FREE $5 gift card of your very own! Buy a $50 gift card, get $10. Buy a $100, get $20. 

Buy one for everyone on your list, and you may not have to buy dinner in 2016!

Keep in mind that this offer is only available in-store.

Each gift card can be used at each of OTTO’s locations throughout Maine and Massachusetts, as well as at OCHO, our new burrito restaurant on Congress Street in Portland.

OTTO’s gift cards can also be used for online orders, phone-in orders, take-out, or delivery.  They can be stored in your OTTO mobile app, they can be reloaded, and you can check your gift card balance at any time!

Stop by any OTTO location and knock out your holiday shopping today!

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OTTO Honored By Yelp As One of 100 Top-Rated Businesses In North America

OTTO has been selected by Yelp as one of 100 “top-rated businesses” in America, and has been invited to a historic event taking place at Yelp’s San Francisco headquarters this November 4-5 called Coast-To-Coast: Coming Together Because We Mean Business.

12143320_10153662423869555_3043876664846898214_nOTTO was the sole Maine business selected by Yelp for this honor. Businesses were first nominated by Yelp’s North American community managers as “businesses that have a great reputation in their communities and on Yelp.” That list was then whittled down to 100 by Yelp HQ.

Yelp’s Business Outreach Manager, Corey Dane, describes the selected businesses as savvy in their approach to (and acceptance of) new customer feedback channels: “This choice group of business owners doesn’t get hung up by 1 and 2 star reviews; they use feedback to make necessary changes. Social is very much a part of their marketing strategy, and that includes taking an active role in managing their reputation on Yelp and in the community.”

Although the 100 businesses chosen for the honor range wildly in category, experience levels, and years in business, Dane says they have one thing that unites them: “their steadfast desire to build a robust business in their local market.”

OTTO is extremely proud to have been selected for this honor. As an independent restaurant group built and sustained on word-of-mouth exposure, OTTO has embraced Yelp as a valuable awareness tool, and as an important channel for engaging with its valued guests.

OTTO is looking forward to attending the events at Yelp HQ and hopes that the seminars and discussions will provide additional tools and knowledge to further harness the power of online feedback to continue to make OTTO the best it can be.

OTTO Rocks II! Submit your OTTO-ized Album Cover And Win $200 Worth Of Pizza

We invite you to salute OTTO’s 6 years of serving pizza goodness to New Englanders!Bakonia Post your own versions of OTTO-themed album covers on our Facebook timeline and WIN!

Submit your album cover by October 31st. On November 2nd, we will choose the three best entries and award the following prizes:

1st place: $200 OTTO gift card & an OTTO T-shirt
2nd place: $75 OTTO gift card & an OTTO T-shirt
3rd place: $25 OTTO gift card & an OTTO T-shirtPizza Jam

Entries may be posted on our Facebook timeline or emailed to

OTTO reserves the right to remove and/or disqualify entries that are not suitable for all ages, or which are otherwise not aligned with OTTO’s good taste.

We will add the very best entries to our ‘OTTO Rocks II!’ Facebook gallery, and elsewhere.OTTO Station

Check out entries from the original OTTO Rocks! for some inspiration.

Get to it! We salute you!The OTTO

ENZO’s Piece of Music History: The Police, Beastie Boys, Black Flag, Wu-Tang Clan & Metallica Drank Here

ENZONext to OTTO’s original slice shop at 576 Congress Street in Portland, you’ll find ENZO. The centerpiece of ENZO is its bar — a beautifully carved piece of craftsmanship in mahogany that exudes a sense of history. When you sit at the ENZO bar, you have the feeling that the bar has a million stories to tell.  If bars could talk, this one could tell you some stories.  It was once upon a time at the heart of one of rock’s legendary outposts: The Rathskeller (known lovingly as The Rat), located in Boston’s Kenmore Square.

The Rathskeller, Boston

The Rathskeller, Boston

For those of you unfamiliar with ENZO, it’s complicated. The cozy, beloved room opened in 2010 when the small space next to OTTO became available. At the time, when OTTO existed only as a take-out location, the expansion shared the same kitchen, served the same pizza, but had its own name, its own sign, and its own door. (Still does.) It offered OTTO customers a place to sit and enjoy their pizza with a glass of wine or a glass of craft beer.

Most folks sitting at the bar, however, might be unaware that their elbows are resting where countless rock legends rested theirs, before or after they graced the stage of The Rat.

The next time you visit ENZO, remember that you’re sitting where the following (and countless others) likely sat:

Sonic Youth at The Rat

Sonic Youth performing at The Rat

7 Seconds
Agent Orange
Agnostic Front
Aimee Mann
Alex Chilton
At the Gates
Babe the Blue Ox
Babes in Toyland
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Big Black
Black Flag
Bloodhound Gang
Buffalo Tom
Butthole Surfers
Chris Isaak
Dag Nasty
Dead Kennedys
Del Fuegos
Dinosaur Jr

REM at the Rat

REM at the Rat

Dream Syndicate
Dropkick Murphys
Galaxie 500
Gang Green
Gang of Four
GG Allin
Geezer Lake
Goo Goo Dolls
Gorilla Biscuits
Henry Rollins

The Cars at The Rat

The Cars at The Rat

Human Sexual Response
Husker Du
Iggy Pop
J Geils Band
Joan Jett
John Cale
Los Lobos
Lou Reed
Mazzy Star

Aimee Mann at The Rat

Aimee Mann at The Rat

Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Mission of Burma
Mother Love Bone
Napal Death
Patti Smith
Powerman 5000
Quiet Riot
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Talking Heads at The Rat

Talking Heads at The Rat

Redd Kross
Richard Hell
Rick James
Scruffy The Cat
Sick of it All
Sonic Youth
Soul Asylum
Steve Earle
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Talking Heads
The Cars
The Clash
The Cramps

The Jam at The Rat

The Jam at The Rat

The Damned
The dB’s
The English Beat
The Fall
The Flaming Lips
The Go-Gos
The Jam
The Lemonheads
The Mr. T Experience
The Neighborhoods
The Plasmatics
The Police
The Queers
The Remains
The Replacements

The Replacements at The Rat

The Replacements at The Rat

The Runaways
The Smithereens
The Stranglers
The Wipers
Thin Lizzy
Throwing Muses
Til Tuesday
Tiny Tim
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Volcano Suns
White Zombie
Widespread Panic
Wu-Tang Clan

To learn more about how OTTO acquired the Rat’s bar, click here.

OTTO Alum Leads Uganda to Little League World Series

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Evan with Team Uganda

If you tune into ESPN at 1pm on Thursday, August 20, you will see Newburyport’s own Evan Petty, managing the Uganda Little League team in their opening game of the Little League World Series.

Evan, a Syracuse grad with a degree in Journalism and a love for baseball, worked in OTTO’s Newburyport location in its first few months of operations, before heading to Uganda to teach English. In his spare time, Evan assembled a juggernaut of a baseball team.

Read more about Evan in this profile. It’s an inspiring story on many levels, and we hope you’ll join us in cheering on Team Uganda.

Today, two OTTO drivers from our Newburyport location (Aidan and Ryan) headed to Williamsport PA with 15 large pizzas to feed the team. We hope that we can help to fuel a win, although our gesture pales in comparison to what Evan has contributed.

We at OTTO are incredibly proud of Evan, and we wish Team Uganda the very best of luck during the series.

Introducing The OTTO App with OTTO Rewards

OTTO’s Mobile App: Deliciously Rewarding

We are pleased to announce the launch of the official OTTO Mobile App, featuring OTTO Rewards.

OTTO_App Promo2_Page_1FREE from the Apple App Store and Google Play (Search: OTTO Portland), The OTTO App is loaded with the following features:
• Quickly place orders from your phone
• Track and redeem OTTO Rewards
• Receive exclusive offers
• Load & Redeem Gift Cards
• Orders saved to your account for quick and easy reordering
• Locate the nearest OTTO
• Call any location directly from the app

EARN DOUGH with OTTO Rewards

Join OTTO Rewards to earn points toward future purchases. Receive 20 points just by signing up. Receive 1 point for every $1 spent. Reach 100 points and earn a coupon for $10 off your next purchase!

Two quick & easy ways to join:

Through the OTTO Mobile App
• Download the OTTO App from the Apple App Store or Google Play
• Join by clicking on the Rewards button
• Start earning points (get 20 points just for signing up!)

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• Quick & easy sign-up
• Start earning points (20 bonus points just for signing up!)