Community delivery comes to Lewiston-Auburn

We have officially launched our weekly community delivery program in Lewiston-Auburn! We’re partnered with Side By Each Brewing Co. so you can grab beer and pizza all in one stop.

Each Tuesday, you can order OTTO pizza through the ordering link below for onsite pickup at Side By Each Brewing. Pizza pickup will take place on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Be sure to order your favorite Side By Each beer to pair with the pizza. (NOTE: you need to order pizza and beer separately – beer must be ordered from brewery and pizza must be ordered from OTTO). We’ll be set up in the Side By Each parking lot; just come up to the table, give us your name and your order will be waiting for you!

If you’d like to order your beer ahead of time, click here to place your Side By Each order.

To place your pizza order, click here and follow the below instructions. Please note: Orders must be placed by 1PM on Tuesday for community delivery.

  • Click Delivery
  • Enter date (Tuesday), time: 5:30 pm
  • Click START!
  • Select your dinner options from the menu: pizzas, salads, appetizer meatballs, dessert & wine
  • Once you 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: 1110 Minot Ave, Auburn, ME 04210 (We’ll be doing the pickup out in the Side By Each parking lot).
  • Enter brewery name: Side By Each
  • Ignore all the delivery time messages, time and date are already set, just click: CONTINUE TO ORDER DETAILS
  • Double check your order summary (a $3 delivery fee and 10% gratuity/tip is automatically included on all orders)
  • Click: CONTINUE
  • And finalize your payment with your credit card information
  • PLACE ORDER

All pizzas will be delivered partially baked to be finished in the oven at your home. They’re easy to finish! Pre-heat your oven to 450 and place the pizza directly on the middle rack for 3-5 minutes until the cheese starts to bubble. If you prefer your pizza to be delivered fully cooked, just add it to the notes/instructions or email me after you entered the order. 

If you have any questions feel free to call our catering manager, Erik Mass at 917-435-8812.

We look forward to serving the Lewiston-Auburn area!

UPDATE: Brunswick Community Delivery 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!

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 + 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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Celebrating New England Craft Beer

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While our main gig at OTTO is crafting an array of delicious pizzas, we also like to celebrate the range of local craft beers we have on tap from breweries across New England. From an Austin Street Patina to a Lamplighter Lucid Nonsense, we’re always seeking out the best local beers to pair up with our pies and slices.

Overwhelmingly we’re serving beers from breweries in the two states we call home – Maine and Massachusetts. Our New England offerings come from as far north as Atlantic Brewing in Bar Harbor and as far south as Stratford, CT, the home of Two Roads Brewing Company. Our Massachusetts beers come from as far west as Big Elm Brewing in the Berkshires to as far east as Cisco Brewers on Nantucket.
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AND, just last year our hometown of Portland was recently named America’s Craft Beer Capital! While the city’s population is smaller than all of the other cities on the list with only about 66,000 people, there’s an average of 25.5 microbreweries per 100,000 inhabitants! Yep, Portlanders like their beer. Each year, droves of beer lovers trek to Maine just to check out the 60+ breweries across the state.

Here at OTTO we also have a bi-annual collaboration going with Rising Tide, our not too far away neighbors in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland. Each year, we brew two beers with Rising Tide –  Oscar Tango Tango Oscar, our spring collab (coming right up!) and Autohelm, which is released in the late fall. The two beers are available exclusively at OTTO locations and in the Rising Tide tasting room. Our employees enjoy working together with the Rising Tide crew each year to brew these fan favorites.

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Back in the fall, we opened our newest location in Portland (250 Read Street) with our most taps yet – TWELVE. The majority of these taps serve up local Maine beers, but we always offer a few options for those wanting to grab some brews from a bit farther afield like Jack’s Abby and Lord Hobo.

Since we opened our first location in 2009 in downtown Portland, we have enjoyed ‘growing up’ alongside the craft beer scene and supporting our local brewers. We’re proud to be currently serving beer from over 20 New England breweries and cider makers! These local breweries make it easy for the love match between beer & pizza to continue…forever.

MAINE
Allagash – Portland
Atlantic – Bar Harbor
Austin Street – Portland
Banded Horn – Biddeford
Bissell Brothers – Portland
Foundation – Portland
Funky Bow – Lyman
Lone Pine – Portland
Oxbow – Newcastle
Peak Organic – Portland
Rising Tide – Portland
Urban Farm Fermentory – Portland

MASSACHUSETTS
Bantam Cider – Somerville
Big Elm – Sheffield
Castle Island – Norwood
Downeast Cider – East Boston
Ipswich Ale Brewery – Ipswich
Jack’s Abby – Framingham
Lamplighter – Cambridge
Lord Hobo – Woburn
Night Shift – Everett

CONNECTICUT
Two Roads – Stratford

Kids Eat Free on Wednesdays!

kidseatfree-01Are you down and out with cabin fever this winter? Get yourself out of the house and bring the kids along with you!

Buy any large pizza and get a FREE 8″ kids cheese pizza! We’ll be offering this for a limited time at all of our full-service dine in restaurants. Head over to any of the following OTTO locations for a night out with the family:

576 Congress St., Portland
225 Congress St., Portland
250 Read St., Portland
159 Cottage Rd., South Portland
367 Main St., Yarmouth
779 Portland Rd., Saco

Treat yourself (and your wallet) and satisfy that mid-week pizza craving. Because we know you really don’t want to cook tonight.

*the following restrictions apply: Full service dine-in only; one free kids cheese pizza per check; kids 12 & under

Rising Tide-OTTO collab ‘Autohelm’ release party tonight at NEW Back Cove OTTO!

Join us tonight at our brand spankin’ new Back Cove location at 250 Read Street in Portland, as we start pouring the third annual release of Autohelm, a deliciously hoppy amber ale brewed by Rising Tide Brewing Company in collaboration with OTTO.

250mapOur Autohelm release party is from 5-7pm today (Wednesday, Oct 12). Rising Tide and OTTO staff will be on hand to talk about the beer, and there will be schwag! Come check out our new digs while enjoying the first pours of this delicious winter beer.

This limited special collaboration will be available exclusively at OTTO locations in Maine and Massachusetts. (Note: Only 250 Read Street will begin pouring today. Other ME locations will begin pouring early next week, with MA locations in late October.)

If you haven’t had an opportunity to try Autohelm in the past, you won’t want to miss it this year.

The brew has 3.73 rating on social beer discovery service Untappd, eliciting some of the following responses:

autohelm-screen-copy“Delicious!”
“This is incredible.”
“Super solid!”
“Very solid hoppy amber. Piney hops with a strong malt backbone!”
“A sweet, hoppy Amber.”
“Very smooth. Almost creamy. Nice rich malts with hop balance.”
“Oh so good.”
“Great hoppy awesome. Full body with a little sweet.”
“Fan-freakin-tastic! Well done. Hoppy , refreshing, in a season of big heavy beers this was a refreshing change.”
“Wow that is delicious!”

Thirsty yet?

Come on down, grab a few pies, and a few glasses of Autohelm — and be sure to let us know what you think.