OTTO Pizza (Brookline)

OTTO_Interior_Family-friendly Coolidge Corner

(credit: Boston Globe)

kid-friendly restaurant reviews: 5 spork rating

Spork Rating: 5

The Details:

  • Neighborhood:  Coolidge Corner, with additional locations in Harvard Square, BU Campus and Lynnfield, MA
  • Cuisine:  Pizza
  • Price: Cheap Eats: Small pizza – $10-$13; large pizza – $17-$21
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday, 11am-12am
  • Reservations: No
  • Recommended for Dining With: Infants, toddlers, kids

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Overview:

A small chain started in Portland, Maine, OTTO has quickly become a favorite gourmet and specialty pizza joint — which is no small task here in the Northeast. OTTO is fun, delicious, and an easy meal for lunch or dinner.  Walk into this very family-friendly Coolidge Corner restaurant and you’ll be surrounded by delicious smells of baking crust and friendly smiles of the young and fun wait staff.  You can grab a couple slices and snag a seat at the window or at the bar for a drink and a slice. Or grab a table for full wait service.

family-friendly restaurant tip Check for lunch specials on weekdays, which usually includes a slice, salad and a drink for around $7. Try the Arnold Palmer — great for washing down a couple of slices!

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KidTude:

Great! Kids are greeted with a smile at this family-friendly Coolidge Corner restaurant. Kid-related requests are easily accommodated by the friendly staff.

family-friendly restaurant tip Coming in with a stroller? Stash your stroller in the back by the bathrooms.

Main Menu:OTTO family-friendly coolidge corner slice

The simple menu features thin crust pizza and salads.  The gourmet pizzas are separated by the types of toppings: Cheese, Veg, Pies with Bacon (& Pork), and Chicken & Other Meat. There are daily specials so make sure to ask for that menu.  For those avoiding gluten, gluten-free crust is available on a 10” pie.

family-friendly restaurant tip Salads come lightly dressed so ask for more on the side if you like more dressing on your greens.

Favorites include:

  • Mashed Potato, Bacon & Scallion
  • White Bean, Sausage, Herb & Chili Flake
  • Mushroom, Ricotta & Herb
  • Romaine and Fennel Salad (usually available on the specials menu)

Kid’s Menu:

While there is no kid’s menu, you can request a free kid’s cheese slice which staff will thoughtfully bring out quickly and not too hot. There are also cute kids cups for water or lemonade at this family-friendly Coolidge Corner restaurant. You can also ask for a small scoop of ice cream for dessert!

family-friendly restaurant tip In case you missed it: OTTO’s offers a FREE kid’s slice of cheese pizza!

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Nearby Attractions:

  • Coolidge Corner Theater
  • Brookline Booksmith
  • Playground at the Devotion School
  • Magic Beans

Amenities:

  • High Chairs
  • Changing Tables

Getting There:

  • MBTA Green line to Coolidge Corner
  • Metered parking and parking lots