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Find OTTO retail products at these specialty food stores throughout New England

We are pleased to present a growing list of specialty food stores (in addition to Whole Foods Markets and key OTTO locations) stocking our new line of retail products, including our three 10″ specialty frozen pizzas and our dough ball made with organic ingredients.

Please know that availability may vary. We recommend contacting the store to inquire about current availability.

OTTO Retail Partners:

If you are a store carrying OTTO products and you’d like to be added to (or removed from) the list, or if you are interested in stocking OTTO products, please email contactus@ottoportlandcom.

ELM CITY COMMUNITY MKT   777 CHAPEL ST            NEW HAVEN        CT
THE NATURAL GROCER334 HIGH STREETNEWBURYPORTMA
WINDMILL HILL GARDENS    5 CASTINE RD             CASTINE          ME
JOHN EDWARDS WHOLE FOOD M158 MAIN STREET          ELLSWORTH        ME
GOOD LIFE MARKET         1297 ROOSEVELT TRAIL     RAYMOND          ME
GOLDEN HARVEST INC       47 STATE ROAD            KITTERY          ME
BLUE HILL COOP           70 SOUTH ST              BLUE HILL        ME
BELFAST COOP STORE       123 HIGH STREET          BELFAST          ME
PORTLAND FOOD COOPERATIVE290 CONGRESS ST          PORTLAND         ME
NEW MORNING NATURAL FOODS3 YORK STREET            KENNEBUNK        ME
LOIS NATURAL MARKETPLACE 152 US RT 1 BOX 15       SCARBOROUGH      ME
SQUAM LAKE MARKETPLACE   863 ROUTE 3              HOLDERNESS       NH
COOPERSTOWN NATURAL FOODS61 LINDEN AVENUE         COOPERSTOWN      NY
PARRY’S                  100 UTICA STREET         HAMILTON         NY
SYRACUSE REAL FOOD COOP  618 KENSINGTON ROAD      SYRACUSE         NY
HOWARD NATURAL FOOD CORP 8 HOWARD AVE             BROOKLYN         NY
MARKET ON KENT           158 KENT ST              BROOKLYN         NY
NATURAL FOOD             72-56 AUSTIN STREET      FOREST HILLS     NY
URBAN GREENS             93 CRANSTON ST           PROVIDENCE       RI
COMMODITIES/ALL NAT WNSKI65 WINOOSKI FALLS WY     WINOOSKI         VT
NATURE’S MARKET          303 CENTER HILL ROAD     MANCHESTER CENTERVT
WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET 979 W WOODSTOCK ROAD     WOODSTOCK        VT

OTTO Frozen Pizzas and Dough now available at Whole Foods and Select OTTO locations

Frozen pizza doesn’t have to be ordinary.

We’ve adapted some of our customer favorites into delicious 10″ frozen pies. In addition to Cheese, we have Mushroom & Roasted Cauliflower and Butternut Squash, Ricotta & Cranberry. And if you’d prefer to make your own culinary-inspired pizza, OTTO Pizza Dough (made with organic ingredients) is also available.

All three pizzas, as well as our Pizza Dough, are now available at Whole Foods Market locations throughout New England (and beyond!) and at our Coolidge Corner and John Roberts Rd (SoPo) locations.

In some markets, the OTTO products are available through Amazon for FREE 2-hour delivery from Whole Foods (with purchase over $35).

Customers of our Coolidge Corner and John Roberts Rd (SoPo) locations may purchase these products in-store, or may place orders online, for pickup or for delivery (John Roberts Rd only).

We are also pleased to announce that a growing number of specialty food stores from Maine to New York are also carrying OTTO products. Click here for a running list of retail outlets.

For more information on our new line of frozen pizzas and pizza dough (including nutrition, ingredients, and dough handling instructions, visit OTTO at Home.

We are excited to hear what you think! Feel free to let us know (we’d love to see pics if you’d like to tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram).

OTTO Pizza Dough now available at Whole Foods

We are excited to announce that OTTO Pizza Dough is now available for purchase at Whole Foods locations throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey!

OTTO Pizza Dough is vegan, and made with organic flour, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic evaporated cane sugar, untreated purified sea salt and yeast — and made from scratch daily.

Our dough is the most important ingredient we work with — it’s the defining foundation of every OTTO pie. In 2016, our Master Baker, Alex Castiello, joined our team and we opened our dough facility in Lynn, Massachusetts — today it’s operated by his team, which includes a fourth generation of baking Castiellos, his sons Jared and Julian.

Through a rigorous process of developing, testing, and sampling, Alex and his team were able to ensure that the texture, crust, and flavor is always of the highest quality and consistent across all locations. We’ve applied that same commitment to perfection to our first retail product. We hope you enjoy it.

Click here to learn more about OTTO Pizza Dough, including an instructional video, nutritional information, and organic certifications. We are looking forward to hearing about (and seeing!) your OTTO At Home pizza creations. Share them with us via Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

OTTO’s BOGO gift cards make holiday shopping easy (and delicious)

OTTO gift cards are now BUY ONE, GET ONE free through January 7, 2021! For every $25 spent on OTTO gift cards, you will receive $5 on a bonus card!

Give them both away, or keep one (or both!) for yourself. It’s kinda putting pizza in the bank and earning interest!

To make your holiday shopping easier this year, especially during COVID, we have made all gift cards available for purchase online. Customers may choose to have physical cards mailed or e-gift cards sent via email.

Customers may also choose to purchase gift cards at any OTTO location.

(Please note: Gift card ‘reloads’ are not eligible for BOGO)

Order online – www.ottoportland.com/shop

OTTO Andover opens Dec 2!

We’re pleased to announce the opening of the brand new Andover OTTO on Tuesday, December 2.

Located in the heart of bustling downtown Andover at 27 Main Street, directly across from the old Town Hall, OTTO’s newest location will open 11am on Tuesday for takeout and delivery orders.

Featuring a walk-up service window and delivery throughout Andover, OTTO provides several convenient options for folks on the run. Customers may order ahead and skip the wait with Mobile Pickup or Touchless delivery, both great options during this time.

While OTTO Andover boasts a spacious dining area and a full bar featuring 12 taps of the best regional craft beer, dine-in service will not be offered initially due to the current COVID crisis. (Stay tuned!)

Guests will find plenty of free parking in the lot behind the location (parking entrances are located at Chestnut or Central Streets).

We look forward to being part of the Andover community, and we look forward to serving you soon!

Follow OTTO Andover on Instagram to keep in touch.

OTTO South Boston’s ‘Tips for Kids’ program raises funds for local children’s organizations

Giving back has always been part of OTTO’s DNA since day one. When OTTO’s newest licensed unit located in the heart of Southie (416 W Broadway) opened, the business model was designed to pay above average wages so that all tips could be donated to local youth-focused charities.

As a result, OTTO Southie was able to write a check for $17,488 to the South Boston Community Health Center’s Youth Ambassadors Program (YAP), a South Boston resource for teens to explore the realms of health, art, and community service.

In late August, $29,000 in tips was donated to the Condon Community Center, which brings the total donated in 2021 through the Tips For Kids program to $46,488.

OTTO Southie will be featuring a different organization each quarter.

We owe a ton of thanks to the OTTO Southie staff and the generosity of our customers for making these donations possible. We know that, now more than ever, charities and community organizations need additional support to continue offering the services they provide. We’re grateful that OTTO Southie has been in a position to help, and we hope to continue this tradition through 2021 and beyond.

Condon Community Center
Southern Boston Community Health Center’s Young Ambassador Program

UPDATED: Brunswick Community Delivery: Now Partnered with Moderation Brewing

With the increased demand of our community delivery service in Brunswick, we’ve had to change the OTTO location where the orders are made. Please find the updated order instructions below.

The order time, pickup time and pickup location remain the same – order online before 1PM on Wednesday, and meet us between 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM at 103 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011. You can order pizza directly through OTTO’s order site (link below) for pickup on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Then order your favorite Moderation brew to pair with the pizza. (NOTE: beer orders must be placed separately– link below. You can also grab beer during pickup if you forget to order ahead of time.) You can find our pickup station behind the brewery on the Bank Street lot side.

OTTO Pizza online ordering site: https://otto-readstreet.foodtecsolutions.com/ordering/home

Moderation Brewing online ordering site:https://moderationbrewing.square.site/

  • Click ‘Delivery’
  • Enter date (Wednesday 7/22), time: 5:30 pm
  • Click START!
  • Select your dinner options from the menu: pizzas, combos, salads, appetizers, meatballs, dessert & wine
  • Once you have added all selections to your order, click CHECK OUT
  • You can sign in (reward members) or check out as guest
  • Make sure your name and email are filled out
  • Select address type: Brewery
  • Enter Street: 103 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 (We’ll be doing the pickup out back behind the brewery on the Bank Street lot side).
  • Type Brewery Name: Moderation
  • Ignore all the delivery time messages, time and date are already set, just click: CONTINUE TO ORDER DETAILS
  • Double check your order summary ($3 delivery fee and 10% gratuity is automatically included on all orders)
  • Click: CONTINUE
  • Finalize your payment with your credit card information (only pre-paid orders will be delivered).
  • PLACE ORDER

For community deliveries, we par bake the pizzas so you can finish them in your oven at home. This way, you are able to enjoy the pizza fresh out of the oven. It’s easy to cook; pre-heat your oven to 450º F and place the pizza on rack for 5 minutes or until cheese starts to bubble. If you do not have an oven, or prefer that we fully cook your pizza, just add it to the cooking instructions or email benc@ottoportland.com.

This delivery model has worked great in other communities. Due to the limited delivery services currently available, we want to serve as many communities as we are able.

Email erikm@ottoportland.com if you are interested in adding your town to our new community pizza delivery program. We look forward to serving the Brunswick area!

June brings a summer salad, a new ‘beyond meat’ special, two-cheese garlic bread, and ‘double dough’

As summer weather rolls in, and towns begin to relax social distancing regulations, we’re rolling out several new options that we’re excited about. While our dining rooms are not yet open, each of the below items are perfect for pickup and delivery (don’t forget about our mobile pickup and touchless delivery options).

Double Dough:
We built OTTO on our thin, crispy crust. We make our dough ourselves daily, from scratch, using our original recipe. And, although we’re known for our chef-driven flavor combinations, many live and die by our crust. We won’t fix what isn’t broke, but we have been experimenting with a thick crust option for a while now, and we’re excited to announce that our Double Dough option is now available (for large pizzas only) at any OTTO location.

Thin crust will always be our first love, but we think you’re really gonna love this doughy, thick, but airy option too. The same OTTO crust you know and love, but double the dough!

Taco-Seasoned Beyond Meat w/ Pico De Gallo & Cheddar:
Our June special is custom made for warm weather. This beauty features taco-seasoned Beyond Meat, pico de gallo, with tomato, onion, jalapeño and cilantro, topped off with cheddar cheese.
This pie can be made vegan with a substitution of Violife mozzarella shred.

And, don’t forget — throughout 2020, $1 from each Monthly Special pizza will be donated to local programs working to end child food insecurity in the region: Cooking Matters in MA, and Feed Kids in ME.

Two-Cheese Garlic Bread Sticks
Our house-made dough glazed with garlic butter and lightly topped with mozzarella and asiago, baked to perfection, and sliced into twelve breadsticks, OTTO’s Two-Cheese Garlic Bread Sticks are perfect as an appetizer or snack, or kid-friendly option. Each order comes with pomodoro dipping sauce. House-made ranch or blue cheese options are also available. Perfect for on-the-go, takeout, or delivery.

Summer Seasonal Salad:
We think you’re gonna love our summer seasonal salad, featuring Buffalo-Roasted Garbanzo Beans, Romaine, Celery, Tomato & Red Onion with Blue Cheese Crumbles and Creamy Dill Dressing.
Featuring a mix of light, crisp, classic summer tastes, a pinch of buffalo sass, topped with creamy, cool and delightful dill, this one hits the spot.

All of these summer additions are available now at all OTTO locations. Order today on the OTTO app, or at ottoportland.com. We look forward to serving you!

Frequently Asked Questions: ‘Touchless Delivery’ and ‘Mobile Pickup’

As the COVID-19 crisis has rapidly changed how we all live day-to-day, restaurants across the globe have rapidly responded by providing customers with new ways to order food in a time of ‘social distancing.’

To help our customers navigate these new ordering options, we have answered some common questions below. Have a question that isn’t answered? Ask us in the comments section!


1. What is Touchless Delivery?
Customers who would prefer to have their order left at the door upon delivery can specify that they’d like Touchless Delivery. This option makes it possible for customers to order, pay, tip, and receive their order without any personal interaction if they desire.

2. How do I place a Touchless Delivery order?
Customers simply select the Delivery option, as they usually would. However, once the customer reaches the ‘Your Details‘ section of the checkout process, they should write “Touchless Delivery” in the Instructions field. Our staff will be on the lookout for these orders, and will process them accordingly. Additionally, this field should be used for any special instructions about where exactly to leave the order.

Existing customers will need to click the EDIT icon next to their saved address to access the Instructions field.

3. What is ‘Mobile Pickup’? And how is it different from regular ‘Pickup’?
Most of our customers are familiar with ‘Pickup,’ in which an order is placed, the customer shows up at the counter, pays, receives their order, etc. ‘Mobile Pickup‘ simply removes the interaction at the counter — the customer places a ‘Mobile Pickup‘ order, shows up at the specified pickup time, and grabs their own order (marked with name and order number) off our designated Mobile Pickup shelf.

Please note: Mobile Pickup orders must be paid in advance.

Order online at ottoportland.com.


Now offering touchless delivery & new pickup options

As we all continue to adapt to life during the COVID-19 crisis, we at OTTO are committed to serving our customers in the safest ways possible — abiding by CDC guidelines and following the advice of local, state, and federal authorities. 

In addition to the precautionary steps taken last week to keep staff and customers safe and healthy, we have implemented the following to make it easier to get your OTTO in this time of social distancing:

  • Touchless Delivery:
    • Place your order, pay, tip, and receive your food — no contact! — when you place your order on ottoportland.com, via the OTTO app, or by phone.
  • Mobile Pickup:
    • Order ahead, grab your order, and go!  Skip the wait. 
  • Delivery Fees Waived 
    • No delivery fees on orders made through ottoportland.com, the OTTO app, or via phone through April 6
  • Double Rewards Points on every purchase through April 6.

[Please scroll down for an FAQ about the two new order options.]

We are also partnering with 3rd party delivery services (UberEats, GrubHub, DoorDash) to support our non-delivery units.  (3rd party fees may apply)

Please note that our dining rooms will be temporarily closed starting Tuesday, Mar. 17, but all units remain open to support counter service and pickup options.

We look forward to providing you with safe and nourishing dining options during this challenging time.

Be well!

— OTTO

FAQ: New Order Options


1. What is Touchless Delivery?
Customers who would prefer to have their order left at the door upon delivery can specify that they’d like Touchless Delivery. This option makes it possible for customers to order, pay, tip, and receive their order without any personal interaction if they desire.

2. How do I place a Touchless Delivery order?
Customers simply select the Delivery option, as they usually would. However, once the customer reaches the ‘Your Details‘ section of the checkout process, they should write “Touchless Delivery” in the Instructions field. Our staff will be on the lookout for these orders, and will process them accordingly. Additionally, this field should be used for any special instructions about where exactly to leave the order.
Existing customers will need to click the EDIT icon next to their saved address to access the Instructions field.

3. What is ‘Mobile Pickup’? And how is it different from regular ‘Pickup’?
Most of our customers are familiar with ‘Pickup,’ in which an order is placed, the customer shows up at the counter, pays, receives their order, etc. ‘Mobile Pickup‘ simply removes the interaction at the counter — the customer places a ‘Mobile Pickup‘ order, shows up at the specified pickup time, and grabs their own order (marked with name and order number) off our designated Mobile Pickup shelf.
Please note: Mobile Pickup orders must be paid in advance.