Coolidge Corner in Brookline is such a cute little area because it has a classic movie theatre, amazing pizza shops, along with an adorable bookstore. What more could you ask for?
When I went for the first time, my friends brought me along to their favorite pizza place- Otto. I had high expectations because of all the conversations we’d had about it. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed. The pizza choices are a little unusual. For example, the six of us ordered three different ones: Mashed Potato, Bacon, and Scallion; Butternut Squash, Ricotta, and Cranberries; and Pineapple Salsa, Bacon, & Fresh Jalapeno pizza. Unorthodox, right? But they tasted SO. GOOD. Not going to lie, I did have to take off some of the jalapenos because my mouth was tingling and I was running out of water immediately available to me. But even then, the pizza was delicious. I think the pineapple salsa was the best part. Oh, that one was my favorite pizza of the three, by the way. Burning tongue and all.
Plus, the atmosphere inside is really cool. There are hanging bulb lights, wooden decor, and a look inside the kitchen. The tables are kind of close together, but only because they are so popular and need to maximize space. There is also a bar area off to the side that offers a bit more room. The waitstaff are super friendly, attentive, and energetic, and there is some soft music going on in the background to keep the awkward silence at a minimum.
The prices are pretty reasonable as well, especially if you split a pizza with another person. Each pizza comes with six medium sized slices, and it took about three slices before I was full. Simply put: If you’re looking for a fun place to grab some food with friends on a Friday or Saturday night, Ottos is the place to go.
Ciao for now!