Vote for a chance to win!

Fall is almost officially here, which means Election Day is right around the corner. Here at OTTO, we believe in the importance of exercising your civic duty and voting in local, state, and national elections. To get you in the voting spirit, we’re giving you the opportunity to vote for your OTTO favorites and a chance to win free pizza…a lot of free pizza.

Throughout the next six weeks, let us know your vote in a ton of OTTO match-ups and enter to win a $250 OTTO gift card! Think, Cheese vs. Pepperoni, gluten-free pizza vs. vegan pizza, and dollops of sauce vs. old school sauce. Like and/or comment on our Instagram posts and cast your votes in our Stories and be entered to win the $250 OTTO gift card.

HOW TO ENTER: ⠀

  • Follow us here on Instagram
  • Like, comment, or vote in our posts and stories through November 3rd
  • Tag a friend in the comments on our posts

Giveaway ends Tuesday, November 3rd at 11:59 PM and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, November 4th.

While voting on your OTTO favorites is fun, we encourage everyone, whole is able, to get out (or stay in) and vote this year. Visit vote.org for more information on voting in your state.

Back-To-School OTTO Gift Card Giveaway

Whether you’re learning from home or headed back into the classroom, back-to-school is probably looking a little different this year. We’re here to help make that transition easier. We’re kicking off the fall with a Back-To-School OTTO Quiz & Gift Card Giveaway!

Anyone who participates on Instagram will be entered to win a $100 OTTO gift card. Here’s how to enter:

  1. Follow OTTOPORTLAND on Instagram (if you already follow us, skip to step 2!)
  2. Answer any of the quiz questions in our stories or posts
  3. Tag a friend in the comments

The more questions you answer (and it’s okay if you answer incorrectly), the higher your chance of winning the gift card. Plus, learn a few fun OTTO facts along the way! The winner will be annouced on 9/17/2020.

Re-opening: What we are doing to keep our customers & employees safe

The safety of our customers and employees is of the utmost importance to us. As we begin to reopen our shops for dine-in and outdoor patio seating, we’re taking some additional steps to keep everyone safe and healthy. In addition to being in compliance with local and state mandates, we are also taking the following safety measures:

  • All customer touch points [doors, handles, counters, fountain machines, napkin dispensers, condiment holders, etc] are sanitized every 30 minutes.
  • One dedicated employee is in charge of sanitizing tables and chairs after each use.
  • Employees will receive temperature checks at the beginning of each shift.
  • Employees will continue to wear gloves and masks.
  • All tables are spaced 6 feet apart. Where that is not possible, we will stager seating so guests are able to maintain social distancing while dining with us.
  • No customers waiting in the dining room. If the room is at capacity, customers must wait outside.
  • Our mobile pickup and contactless delivery options will continue to be available.
Scan the QR code to view our menu.

Furthermore, we will have a QR code on every table that will direct guests to our menu. Simply scan the QR code with the camera on your phone, and our menu will pop up. We will also offer single use menus for those who prefer physical menus.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please reach out to us at contactus@ottoportland.com.

Update: Feeding the Frontline Workers

We cannot thank our customers, communities and folks who have supported this initiative enough. This campaign has been a great demonstration on how communities hold each other up and work together during uncertain times.

Through the support of our OTTO community, we’ve provided:

  • Meals to 37 frontline facilities
  • Over 500 pizzas delivered
  • Over $12,000 in food and beverages
  • Nourishment for hundreds of frontline workers including hospital employees, community health center employees, first responders, and homeless/teen center staff to name a few

If you’re interested in supporting our Feeding the Frontline campaign, click here to contribute. We’ve also added a contribution option to our online ordering pages. You can now order a meal and contribute to Feed the Frontline in the same transaction!

Weekly Community Delivery

We are now offering weekly community delivery in towns beyond our normal delivery radiuses. Our current schedule includes:

  • Chebeague Island, ME – Wednesday
  • Gorham, ME – Wednesday
  • Windham, ME – Thursday
  • Peaks Island, ME – Friday

If there’s an interest from 10 or more families in your neighborhood, we will coordinate a weekly delivery to bring our pizzas, salads, beer & wine, and more to a designated pick-up location. Our pizzas can be delivered fully cooked or par-baked to be finished in your oven at home. Prepay ahead of time to limit contact upon delivery and enjoy your pizza at home.

Email erikm@ottoportland.com if you are interested in adding your town to our new community pizza delivery program. If you live in one of the four towns listed above, and are interested in ordering, please email benc@ottoportland.com for details.

OTTO South Boston opens Monday, March 2nd

OTTO’s new South Boston location will have its grand opening on Monday, March 2nd.  

Located at 416 W Broadway in the vibrant South Boston neighborhood, this brand new location will be the first OTTO to feature a “mobile pickup” option, allowing customers to order any menu item (including single slices, whole pies, salads, apps, desserts, and beverages) and skip the wait entirely.  

Nestled just behind Caffe Nero and across from Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant, this location will provide South Bostonians quick and convenient access to the “Best Pizza by the Slice” (Yankee Magazine) and one of “The Greatest Pizzas in the USA” (Food Network).

In addition to takeout service, OTTO Southie will feature a slice counter, indoor seating, and catering services. OTTO looks forward to becoming a part of the growing, vibrant South Boston neighborhood, and working with local community organizations as part of our ongoing ‘Good Food, Good Causes’ fundraising program. 

OTTO Southie is OTTO’s eighth outpost in Massachusetts (coming on the heels of OTTO’s first airport location, at Boston Logan International), and 15th location overall. 

Open Sunday through Thursday from 11am-12am and Friday-Saturday from 11am-1am.  Entrance is on F Street, directly behind Caffe Nero, and across the street from Loco Taqueria and Oyster Bar. 

OTTO wins ‘Best Pizza – Gourmet’ in Boston A-List Awards

VotingPlatformLogoWe were thrilled and humbled to learn today that OTTO was voted ‘Best Pizza’ in the ‘Gourmet’ category of the 2017 Boston A-List Awards, presented by WGBH. In addition to this honor, we placed third in the ‘Best Pizza – Slices’ category.

As an independent pizzeria born in Portland, ME just eight years ago, it means a lot to feel the Boston love. It’s been a short 6 years since we opened our shop in Harvard Square (our Coolidge Corner and BU locations opened within the next 12-18 months), and we are have enjoyed every minute of it. The people who make up these vibrant and engaged communities inspire us every single day.

With half of our shops, and half of our employees, rooted in Massachusetts, it truly is our other home. We love these communities, and we are so grateful that they seem to like us back.

Thank you, Boston!

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