Get happy: Free slice with purchase of specially priced ‘beer of the month’

HappyHour_2018_FBA free slice with the purchase of a specially priced local craft beer? Yes, please.

Starting TODAY, 3/1 we will be offering a Happy Hour ‘Beer of the Month’ at all of our Maine locations!

This month, our featured beer is Austin Street Brewery Patina Pale!

We are working closely with all of your favorite local breweries to feature some really great beers in the coming months, including limited and exclusive offerings.

As always, wine is $5/glass and you can receive a FREE SLICE with a draft beer or wine purchase during Happy Hour – Monday-Thursday between 4-6 PM.

PLUS, our March special begins today – Lemon-Roasted Asparagus with Red Onion & Ricotta!

*limit 1 free slice per visit. Available at Maine OTTO locations only.

ENZO’s Piece of Music History: The Police, Beastie Boys, Black Flag, Wu-Tang Clan & Metallica Drank Here

ENZONext to OTTO’s original slice shop at 576 Congress Street in Portland, you’ll find ENZO. The centerpiece of ENZO is its bar — a beautifully carved piece of craftsmanship in mahogany that exudes a sense of history. When you sit at the ENZO bar, you have the feeling that the bar has a million stories to tell.  If bars could talk, this one could tell you some stories.  It was once upon a time at the heart of one of rock’s legendary outposts: The Rathskeller (known lovingly as The Rat), located in Boston’s Kenmore Square.

The Rathskeller, Boston

The Rathskeller, Boston

For those of you unfamiliar with ENZO, it’s complicated. The cozy, beloved room opened in 2010 when the small space next to OTTO became available. At the time, when OTTO existed only as a take-out location, the expansion shared the same kitchen, served the same pizza, but had its own name, its own sign, and its own door. (Still does.) It offered OTTO customers a place to sit and enjoy their pizza with a glass of wine or a glass of craft beer.

Most folks sitting at the bar, however, might be unaware that their elbows are resting where countless rock legends rested theirs, before or after they graced the stage of The Rat.

The next time you visit ENZO, remember that you’re sitting where the following (and countless others) likely sat:

Sonic Youth at The Rat

Sonic Youth performing at The Rat

311
7 Seconds
Aerosmith
Agent Orange
Agnostic Front
Aimee Mann
Alex Chilton
At the Gates
B-52s
Babe the Blue Ox
Babes in Toyland
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Big Black
Black Flag
Blondie
Bloodhound Gang
Buffalo Tom
Butthole Surfers
Chris Isaak
Dag Nasty
Dead Kennedys
Del Fuegos
Dinosaur Jr

REM at the Rat

REM at the Rat

DMZ
Dream Syndicate
DRI
Dropkick Murphys
Fishbone
Flipper
Foetus
Galaxie 500
Gang Green
Gang of Four
GG Allin
Geezer Lake
Goo Goo Dolls
Gorilla Biscuits
Henry Rollins

The Cars at The Rat

The Cars at The Rat

Hole
Human Sexual Response
Husker Du
Iggy Pop
J Geils Band
Joan Jett
John Cale
Los Lobos
Lou Reed
Lyres
Mazzy Star
MDC
Megadeth
Melvins
Metallica

Aimee Mann at The Rat

Aimee Mann at The Rat

Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Minutemen
Misfits
Mission of Burma
Mother Love Bone
Napal Death
Patti Smith
Pixies
Poison
Powerman 5000
Quicksand
Quiet Riot
Ramones
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Talking Heads at The Rat

Talking Heads at The Rat

Redd Kross
REM
Richard Hell
Rick James
Scruffy The Cat
Sick of it All
Sonic Youth
Soul Asylum
Soundgarden
Steve Earle
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Suicide
Talking Heads
The Cars
The Clash
The Cramps

The Jam at The Rat

The Jam at The Rat

The Damned
The dB’s
The English Beat
The Fall
The Flaming Lips
The Go-Gos
The Jam
The Lemonheads
The Mr. T Experience
The Neighborhoods
The Plasmatics
The Police
The Queers
The Remains
The Replacements

The Replacements at The Rat

The Replacements at The Rat

The Runaways
The Smithereens
The Stranglers
The Wipers
Thin Lizzy
Throwing Muses
Til Tuesday
Tiny Tim
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Tool
U2
Volcano Suns
White Zombie
Widespread Panic
Wu-Tang Clan

To learn more about how OTTO acquired the Rat’s bar, click here.

Beer and Wine Now Flowing at OTTO’s BU Location

Starting today, guests at OTTO’s 888 Commonwealth Avenue location will have a broad spectrum of craft brews to drink along with their pizza, as well as a generous selection of wines.

While OTTO guests have never had a lack of beverage choices – we serve our own birch beer, root beer, lemonade, and tea – diners have been patiently awaiting this day.

The bar is equipped with six taps of craft brew, with the choices partly dictated by guest recommendations.

Our inaugural draft selections include:otto_beer
OTTO Ale (by Magic Hat)
Geary’s London Porter
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale
Lionshead Pilsner
Oskar Blues Old Chubb
Harpoon Winter Warmer

Available in bottle:
Lagunitas IPA
Brooklyn Lager
Magic Hat Circus Boy

Available in 12 oz. can:
Wachusett Green Monsta
Cisco Whale’s Tale Pale Ale
Abita Purple Haze

Available in 16 oz. can:
Lionshead
Sixpoint Sweet Action Cream Ale

The initial wine list will feature the following:
14 Hands Merlot
Haras Cabernet Sauvignon
Handcraft Pinot Noir
Indaba Sauvignon Blanc
Four Vines Naked Chardonnay

So, if our our award-winning pizza wasn’t reason enough, you now have 19 more excellent reasons to visit OTTO’s 888 Comm Ave location.

Host Your Business Luncheon, Party, or Function at ENZO in Portland

enzoNow that OTTO’s expansion at 574 Congress Street opens up 40 new seats, ENZO (OTTO’s sister shop next door) is being made available for private parties, business luncheons, and other functions.

Need a place where 24 of your closest friends can gather over OTTO’s delicious signature pies, savory salads, craft brew, and wine? We’ve got you covered.

ENZO is a gem of a room. Its warmth and simplicity make it the perfect spot for birthday parties, business meetings, family gatherings, sports team functions, baby showers, and other celebrations.

The catch? You need only provide a small room fee which will be donated to charity.enzo2

If you’d like more information, please send us an email at contactus @ ottoportland.com with your contact info and we’ll be happy to get in touch with you.

Reserve space now, before it fills up.

OTTO’s Portland Expansion at 574 Congress Street Is Now Open For Dining!

OTTO 574 Congress StreetOTTO is pleased to announce that our new expansion to our 574 Congress Street slice shop is now open for dining.

While remodling of the former Wild Burrito storefront was underway this year, curious Portlanders peeked in as they strolled past, wondering what exactly was being done. After taking in the repurposed mahogany, subway tiles, and minimalist lighting, It didn’t take folks too long to realize that OTTO was simply becoming more symmetrical.

In April 2010, the original OTTO slice shop opened a sister shop, Enzo, directly next door. While Enzo had its own storefront entry, internally she and OTTO were conjoined. Enzo provided OTTO with much needed seating, and more importantly, an intimate bar setting with an array of fine wines and craft beer.

In the spirit of OTTO and Enzo, the 574 Congress expansion maintains the same cozy, minimalist aesthetic, while adding enough dining space (approximately 40 seats) to accomodate families and large parties, and a spacious, gorgeous bar perfect for dining, unwinding after work, or meeting up with friends and family.2012-11-28_18-38-09_999

The 574 Congress location not only expands OTTO’s capacity, it expands its menu. Guests will notice an expanded wine list, six additional taps of delicious craft brews, as well as OTTO’s signature salads and desserts.

Hours are 11:30am to 11pm Sunday through Thursday and 11:30am to 12am Friday and Saturday.

Come by. We’d love to see you.

Beer and Wine to Flow at OTTO’s BU Location in Brookline

OTTO Pizza is happy to report that customers at the BU location in Brookline will soon be able to wash down their pie with a glass of their favorite brew. Prefer wine? You’re in luck, too.

beer & wine at otto pizzaBrookline selectmen have approved a beer and wine license for our 888 Commonwealth Avenue location at Boston University.

With OTTO’s late hours, this should be welcome news to students looking to unwind with a late-night slice and a cold draft. OTTO is open until midnight on weeknights, and 1am on weekends.

While this news is certainly worthy of a toast, customers should expect the taps to start flowing in about 30 days. Stay tuned. We’ll be sure to get the word out.

In the meantime, we’d like to know which beers you’d like to see featured at OTTO. Are you a fan of craft beers, local brews, imports? While we have some great beers in mind, we would love to hear from you.

Take a moment to suggest a brew in the comments below, or hop over to our Facebook page and let us know.