There’s a new pizza boss in New England and it’s OTTO. They’ve been around Portland, ME for a few years and have now infiltrated Boston, staking their claim in a city once dominated by the super shady Upper Crust.
OTTO offers diesel pizza with creative topping combinations and a thin, yet perfectly crispy and chewy crust. So far I’ve had their signature Mashed Potato, Bacon & Scallion slice, the Eggplant, Ricotta & Basil and the Butternut Squash, Ricotta and Cranberry — all delicious. What makes OTTO so good is that they have perfected the necessary balance of dough, cheese and toppings where the parts are not greater than the sum of the whole. It’s easy to throw bacon on everything to make it better. But is it serving a purpose?
OTTO is already king of Portland and well on it’s way in Beantown. Forget the tired mainstays of the Hub and expand your palette to the next big thing in pizza.