Gluten-free pizza just got a whole lot more delicious

DSC_5216.jpgSince 2009, OTTO has strived to elevate the pizza experience. It starts with the ingredients — high quality, local when possible, and the toppings — creative and comforting. For years our crust has been winning over pizza aficionados everywhere. While we’ve been making our own dough daily for quite some time, we’ve historically sourced our gluten-free dough from others.

While our gluten-free pies have received high praise, we concluded that the only way to truly do it right was to make our own. We’re proud to introduce our very own gluten-free dough. It bakes thin and crispy, and tastes like real pizza crust. We love it.

OTTO’s new gluten free dough is now available at any location — in-house, takeout, or delivery.

Our new gluten-free dough is made in our very own bakery, in its own gluten-free room, and is continuously tested to ensure it exceeds FDA requirements for gluten-free labeling.

OTTO’s new gluten-free dough is vegan, and contains no GMOs, no gums, and no nuts or tree nuts.

Ingredients: rice flour, potato, millet, tapioca, plant fiber, cane sugar, light brown sugar, molasses, salt, ascorbic acid, cellulase, water, canola oil, extra virgin olive oil, and yeast

While the dough is gluten-free, our current kitchen operations cannot guarantee that each hand-tossed pizza will not come in contact with trace amounts of gluten. Therefore, we can only recommend our gluten-free pizza to those with milder gluten sensitivities, and not for those who have been diagnosed with celiac disease.

We look forward to hearing what you think of our new gluten-free dough. Let us know!

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Peaks Island Pizza Delivery – Maiden Voyage

On Wednesday, July 12th, OTTO took her maiden pizza delivery voyage to Peaks Island! It was hands-down a hit, with islanders lining up to pick up their pies and enjoy them at home with family and friends.

If you missed out on this week’s Peaks Island delivery, we will be delivering to the ferry landing at 5:30 PM every Wednesday until August 30th!

Call 207-358-7870 by 3 PM on Wednesdays to place your order.

*$5 delivery charge + 18% gratuity per order.

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‘Your Pie-To-Try’ Kids’ Cooking Class in Lynnfield

On June 25th, we held our first ever “Your Pie-To-Try” Kids’ Cooking Class at our Lynnfield location! The inaugural students enjoyed learning about the pizza-making IMG_7910process from two of our stellar employees, David and Kiki who taught them to stretch, toss, and top their own pies before sitting down to enjoy their pizza creations.

 

If you’re looking for a fun summer activity for the kids, then consider signing them up for one of our next two Sunday classes on July 2nd and July 9th! Please email David at davida@ottoportland.com or register in-store to sign-up for one of our next pizza-making classes. Classes run from 10 AM – 11 AM with space for up to 10 children ages 12 & under.

Apart from enjoying their pizza creation, each child will also receive a fountain soda, OTTO cookie, apron, and an OTTO shirt. The cost per child for the class is $35.

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Detroit-Style Pizza Pop-Up & Wine Tasting at OTTO Comm Ave — One Day Only!

Join us on June 29th, from 5-9pm, at our 888 Comm Ave location in Boston for a one-night-only Detroit-Style Pizza Pop-Up & Wine Tasting!

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OTTO founder/owner Anthony Allen will be in the kitchen serving up Detroit-style pizza. Our friends from M.S. Walker Fine Wine and Spirits will be on-site to provide complimentary vino samples.

Be there, or be square (with a thick deep-dish crispy crust)!

*Detroit-style pies available for purchase in-store only (excludes delivery & online ordering).

Celebrate OTTO’s 8th birthday with 8 throwback pies throughout June!

On June 18, OTTO turns 8! To celebrate, we will be bringing back 8 classic OTTO pies for a limited time throughout the month of June!  Each week, we will be featuring 2 throwbacks, including fan faves like our Zucchini, Spinach & Summer Squash pie, and our Apple, Bacon & Red Onion.

Each Friday at 5pm, two pies will be available for 7 days. Check out the schedule below and mark your calendars!

18893282_1706999769311946_2863031500396257067_nThrowbacks will be available at all OTTO locations.

We have lots of other good stuff planned for June, including a very special birthday beer collaboration with Rising Tide. We’ll soon be pouring OCTO, which is a potato IPA (!!!) using Maine potatoes, as well as Nugget and Cascade hops from The Hop Yard!

Stay tuned!

OTTO + Maine Brew Bus Team Up for Pizza Delivery and Beer Education

On one of the recent (and rare) blue-sky days this spring, we teamed up with The Maine Brew Bus to deliver pizza to the hard-working employees of seven local breweries and to educate our awesome employees on the Maine beer that we serve. We had a super fun day serving up some pizza love and getting our beer education on!

Our first stop was in Freeport to check out Maine Beer Company before heading back south to Portland’s East End neighborhood to hit up Oxbow. We hopped a quick ride on the bus down to East Bayside to partake in the beers of Rising Tide and Lone Pine, then finding our way over to Bissell Brothers at Thompson’s Point, before ending the day in Riverside at Allagash and Foundation.

Check out the day’s happenings in our short video…

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Thanks, Maine! OTTO voted Best Pizza for 7th consecutive year

We are beyond thrilled to learn that OTTO has been named Best Pizza and Best Delivery Food in the Portland Phoenix Best of 2017 Awards4ac6a9421404dcf4878f120423d03756_L

Although it’s been nearly eight years since we opened our first (tiny) slice shop on Congress Street in downtown Portland, it continues to be such an honor to be recognized by those who have made our growth possible.  A huge thanks to those who voted for us — not only for your vote, but for your loyalty over the years.

This marks the 18th award OTTO has received via the Phoenix’s annual Best Of poll, including seven consecutive Best Pizza awards, four Best Late-Night Restaurant awards, and four Best Delivery Food awards.  In a town with no shortage of delicious pizza, and with one of the best food scenes in America, we feel especially honored.

We look forward to continuing to serve the wonderful folks of Maine. We are so incredibly fortunate to live, work, and make pizza in one of the greatest towns on the planet.

Thank you, Maine!