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OTTO By POLPO, Bryn Mawr, PA

OTTO By POLPO

4.5
4.5
677 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Renowned executive chef Bujar is responsible for maintaining the quality, taste, and authenticity of Otto by Polpo’s cuisine, selecting each ingredient, produce, meats, fish, and cheese fresh everyday. If it’s not good enough for his table, it won’t make it to yours. We are a BYOB so make sure you get your favorite wine with you.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:15 am–3:15 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 880-0001

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Bujar Daku

  • Neighborhood

    Bryn Mawr

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 677 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LT

    LTee126

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, they did not disappoint! This is our 4th time having dinner at Otto by Polpo and each time I have gotten a different entree - this time the Lobster Ravioli special which is my favorite dish so far! It was topped with crab and shrimp in a delicious blush sauce. My husband got the fettuccine bolognese and my Mom got the veal parm. Each meal was cooked perfectly and very flavorful. The staff makes Otto's even better- the waitress provided details behind each meal, let us know their opinion on each dish when asked, and checked on us regularly. I'd suggest this place for all occasions and for any party size- date night, groups, regular Friday night, birthdays, etc
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were great! Never disappoints!
  3. A

    Alibaba

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Otto by Polpo is consistently good. We all loved our appetizers and everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the bronzino which I thought was fresh and delicious. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. We were able to use a $30 coupon the restaurant has sent me via text which was an added bonus! We have been here a few times and will definitely return again.
  4. ML

    MLFoodie

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The Caesar salads were over dressed and used only the dark outside leaves that were very bitter. The veal parmesan was drowning in sauce and unmelted cheese. The pasta side dishes were in a pool of acidic marinara sauce. The veal picatta with mushrooms was tasteless with so few mushrooms that I had to poke around to find them. The service was inattentive.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The manager waited on us himself . The service was above what we expected. We love dinning at this restaurant it’s Authentic and very good food .
  6. S

    Sandy

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Varied menu; very DELICIOUS food; congenial, prompt service; pleasant, relaxing atmosphere -an absolute winner for lunch or dinner!!
  7. L

    Luculla

    Berlin

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The service was perfect. And the restaurant is refreshingly. Quiet. We went with our 90+ old parents, and could have a lovely conversation. The food, however, was a mixed experience: the appetizers were wonderful, esp. the artichoke wrapped in bacon; just perfect. However, my main dish—a $48 extravaganza of house-made pasta with crab meat—was too heavy. It reminded me of the Italian cuisine of the 1950s, all a bit much in the cream front. Overall it was an unbalanced dish, and the crab meat overpowered by the other ingredients. The cannelloni was then marvelous again. I think if I went back I’ll take a simpler dish, like my mother’s linguine pescatore. Overall not up to the level of the region’s best Italian restaurants .
  8. HN

    HarryandNancy

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, a fabulous meal❗️ Food is great Service is superb
  9. r

    robertn

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service— must go!
  10. MD

    MickeyD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best meal in a long time. Italian pasta and seafood dishes were outstanding. Fun, insightful and prompt service. And being a BYOB makes it all more affordable. We will definitely go back soon.
  11. LG

    LeslyeG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Our waitress was very friendly. Food was delicious.
  12. PT

    PetraT

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were excellent. We had a very enjoyable dinner.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved service and food!!
  14. NS

    NotSoGood

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I do not understand why I have heard such rave reviews about this restaurant and why it is so difficult to get a reservation. I found the food to be just mediocre and I have no need to return. I guess the bar is pretty low in the suburbs.
  15. T

    Traveler

    Philadelphia

    206 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    206 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Too busy & noisy..when you walk in , it looks more like a banquet place than a good restaurant. Food was ok…but the tables of 10, noise, would keep me from returning.
  16. P

    Pickle

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience as always. Great place♥️
  17. LF

    LisaF

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We were just very disappointed in the 2 veal dishes that 2 of us had. The veal was very tough and for those prices it shouldn’t be. We sent the one back and got a pasta dish instead. The service was very good and the fettuccine bolognese was good as well.
  18. HN

    HarryandNancy

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great meal Loved the veal parmigiana Brian is a great server
  19. W

    Winendine

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my 2nd visit with my elderly parents and they again were very accommodating and understanding with or needs for a table not far from the front door and in the corner. The staff is very friendly and we love the authentic Italian food.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Overall average. Not bad but nothin
  21. P

    Poppers742

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Penne Vodka was scrumptious, and the service was extraordinary-- we can't wait to return!!
  22. R

    Rochelle

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious. We’ll be back!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brian was an amazing server. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Food was phenomenal as always!
  24. L

    Lizzie

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous!!! Waiter was wonderful and very attentive. Food was amazing!! Love it every time!
  25. m

    mainlinediner

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Varied menu & delicious food!
  26. W

    Weezie

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous in all respects! Brian was our server and was the best also. This is my new favorite restaurant.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent friendly service. Adrianna was our server.
  28. P

    Puffy

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service! Best gnocchi in PA! Love the BYOB!
  29. GL

    GlenL

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Friendly helpful staff. Pleasant ambiance. Upper level too crowded. Food quality OK - some tasty, some too salty, ordered Mahi Mahi fish, suspect it was tilapia, and not prepared well or tasty - fishy smell. Room for improvement!
  30. HN

    HarryandNancy

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Tried the veal Parmigiana and veal chop Parmigiana for a change…….excellent❗️ Adriana is a super star server Another great meal
  31. j

    jillp

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had trepidation about the restaurant after reading the reviews. Everyone arrived at around the same time and the place was completely full. I thought we'd wait forever to be served but I was beyond surprised when our waiter, the charming Tini, arrived immediately, took our order speedily and brought the food quickly -- almost too quickly. The food was hot from the oven and delicious -- though the pasta was slightly undercooked. The fritto misto appetizer was fabulous and I couldn't eat my main course because I was full. Only two complaints: the hostess told us upon seating us that we only had the table for 90 minutes, which I thought was rude and created an unnecessary sense of hurry. And the dessert was inedible. There was a loud buzz from the huge crowd -- every table was filled -- but we could still hear each other. Hope to be back soon.
  32. MB

    MelissaB

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food. A bit frenzied with people waiting. Great dinner though!
  33. E

    Ellie

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Greeted with “on weekends, we require tables to be vacated in 90 minutes. Real class act.
  34. AL

    AmyL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ivana was our waitress. She was wonderful. We have had her before and she was great.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place for a casual lunch between friends or a business meeting; and great in the evening for a special night out. Food great. Service top notch. I give OTTO By POLPO a 10!
  36. L

    Luv2eat

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious. Waiter charming
  37. DS

    DeniseS

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I'm looking forward to my next dinner at this restaurant. We took a friend from out of town and were very pleased with the friendly staff and delicious food. The gorgonzola gnocchi was the best I've ever tasted.
  38. HN

    HarryandNancy

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Tini is a great MANAGER …….HELPFUL AND PERSONABLE ADRIANA is a great server❗️ Pasta is perfect A wonderful meal
  39. GF

    GregF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived at 5, early for us, but it turned out to be a good idea, as the restaurant filled up fast after that. Three magnificent courses, with perfectly balanced sauces. Certainly going to be coming back again soon.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was an early bday celebration. The food was great and our server was spectacular. Will keep coming back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from OTTO By POLPO using the Order Online button. OTTO By POLPO also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 880-0001.

OTTO By POLPO is rated 4.5 stars by 677 OpenTable diners.

OTTO By POLPO does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for OTTO By POLPO

52 N Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bryn Mawr

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:15 am–3:15 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Executive chef

    Bujar Daku

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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