OTTO Gorham will also be participating in our ongoing partnership with FEED Kids, an organization dedicated to ending child hunger in Maine. For every Seasonal Special pizza sold, $1 will be donated to FEED Kids!
Owner-operator Greg Ingrao states, “We’re honored to be a part of the Gorham community. OTTO Gorham will take pleasure in providing jobs to the town, students at USM, and Gorham High School. We’re excited to offer a great product to Gorham and look forward to meeting new faces!”
In keeping with OTTO’s ongoing support for regional charities and community organizations, OTTO Beverly will be participating in the Tips For Kids program, in which 100% of all tips will be donated to Beverly-area youth organizations.
Additionally, $1 from every Seasonal Special pizza sold will be donated to Cooking Matters, a MA-based organization helping connect low-income families with the tools and resources to prepare healthy food on a budget.
OTTO is excited to be part of the Beverly community. We look forward to seeing new faces (and familiar ones too).
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!
The rumors are true. OTTO will be opening its 7th Maine location this June on Route 1 in Saco, adjacent to the Cinemagic IMAX theater and across the street from Funtown Splashtown.
The 80-seat location at 779 Portland Road will feature all the OTTO bells and whistles, and then some:
Quick-serve slice counter
Full-service dining room
Full bar (with 12-20 taps of regional craft beer)
Outdoor patio seating
We are thrilled to become part of the neighborhood, and we have been humbled by an abundance of well-wishes and welcomes from Saco residents, businesses, employees and organizations. We can’t express how excited we are.
In an unassuming industrial park a stone’s throw from the Maine Mall, sits one of SoPo’s hidden gems.
Don’t blink; you might just miss it.
Tucked between the mall and Clark’s Pond Cinema (and right next door to Maine Escape Games), you will find the most spacious OTTO in Maine. And one of the only restaurants in Maine with its own indoor bocce court (which doubles as a cornhole court, if you’re so inclined).
Those who have discovered the Mallside OTTO have become enamored with it. Its casual backyard barbecue ambience, the ample parking, and the convenient location make it a great alternative to fast food, and other national chains that line Maine Mall Road.
“Keep your GPS on and hone in on it. It’s worth a few passes,” writes Christine B. on Yelp.
“A rare gem in [South Portland],” according to Derek B.
Shannon S. writes, “One of those “if you don’t know it’s there, you won’t know it’s there” kinda locations…cozy vibe and pizza was on point.”
Janice B. says, “So happy to find a spot like this near Maine Mall. We grabbed a bite and then went to a movie – perfect!”
Every once in a while, we are asked about the weird mesh thing that we put under the pizzas in our delivery boxes.
Photo by @Great_Local
As strange as they may seem, a lot of science went into the mesh liners, and ultimately they help ensure that our delivery pizzas arrive tasting as delicious as possible.
Many pizzerias just place the pizza directly onto the corrugated cardboard. The reality is that the average pizza sits for 15-30 minutes in a cardboard box (which sits inside a thermal delivery bag). You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to realize that a hot pizza in this environment will produce a significant amount of steam and condensation, resulting in a pizza that has lost much of the crispness that OTTO fans enjoy.
The mesh liner raises the pizza off of the cardboard, which allows air to circulate freely around (and under) the pizza. Pizza sitting directly on cardboard tends to allow grease to seep into the crust, and the crust will often absorb some of that cardboard taste. Ew, right?
This modern scientific wonder also happens to be heat resistant and cut resistant, and made from an FDA-approved material.
While food quality is most important to OTTO, we also care about the environment and sustainability. OTTO’s mesh liner is not just re-usable — it’s also recyclable.
At OTTO, we’re always looking into new ways to approach age-old challenges. We welcome suggestions and feedback from our guests on ways we might improve their experience.