Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Otello Trattoria & Pizzeria - West End

With my confidante's long term love affair with Italian food, he was quite thrilled at the prospect of dinner at Otello Trattoria and Pizzeria, especially with the 50% discount offered for booking at dimmi.

We arrived 10 minutes before our booking and was given a table rather promptly. There was only one other table when we arrived, but due to the fact the store was very small, it was already almost half full with us included. Whilst we were still deciding our dishes we noted the staff were exceptionally eager to take down our order (several times) before we were ready. 

Our first choice was the Bologna Pizza which had Mozarella cheese, pork sausage, Tropea red onion, basil and extra olive oil. The meat ball was well seasoned and I liked how it was spread out evenly through the pizza. The base, despite being quite big and puffy looking, was very airy and light, which is something I enjoyed greatly. The base under the toppings was also particularly thin, to accentuate the flavours and absorb the tomato sauce. On the topic of tomato sauce, this one was particularly complementary with the meats without being overpowering in flavour.

The other main we had to share was the Spaghetti Carbonara, which was a little disappointing, given the standard of the pizza. The pasta tasted like it was store-bought rather than fresh, and the sauce did not stand out, as it was quite light and bland. There were also strips of ham in the pasta, but I would have preferred bacon. The pasta was also served with a bowl of Parmesan to give it extra flavour. For the price though, the serving was a generous portion.

We also ordered a side serve of fries, which turned out to actually be chips. Again, the portion was large, but it was merely salted. Sauce wasn't even provided until we had almost half finished the bowl, and was given a portion of aioli. I would definitely have preferred thin fries rather than the chunky chips which were provided. 

Price Range: $20 - $30 pp

Taste: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Environment: 7/10

Otello Trattoria & Pizzeria Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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