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OTTO By POLPO, Bryn Mawr, PA

OTTO By POLPO

4.6
4.6
620 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

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 620 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. s

    steady

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and Fabulous food! Every bite was scrumptious. And even dessert which we never get- loved the limoncello flute!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The food was amazing and I love that Otto is a BYOB. But, when my husband and I were seated on Friday night for a date night, we were told by the hostess that we only had 90 minutes to eat our meal. I understand wanting to turn a lot of tables on a weekend, but it put a bad taste in my mouth from the start. The rest of our meal felt so rushed, our plates were brought out very quickly (which usually would be a good thing) but it felt like they were trying to rush us out. Be prepared there are a lot of tables and the noise level is very high. If you’re looking for any type of a romantic, long dinner with a significant other, this is not the place for you!
  3. LO

    LeeO

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to eat. Food was great, service was great. Went for an anniversary and was not disappointed. Would not hesitate to recommend OTTO to anyone looking for a special dinner.
  4. h

    haverforddiner

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good overall. Some dishes e.g. shrimp antipasti and pasta dishes were outstanding. Chicken milanese was good. Desserts not to our taste. Service was good but overburdened.
  5. HN

    HarryandNancy

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent Service great Thank you Adriana and Tini ❗️
  6. SH

    SHBN

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Of their two other restaurants in NJ and this one, Bryn Mawr's is best. However I did notice a tendency recently for skimpiness of items described in the menu for some dishes- e.g. Peach and arugula salad had lots of arugula, but only about 4 VERY thinly sliced and SMALL slivers of peaches. This also occurred with a crab-topped pasta dinner. Excellent flavors however and will return.
  7. JS

    JohnS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience and great food. Brian is the best waiter in the place!!
  8. JB

    JonB

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Polpo Bryn Mawr. We loved it. Food was great, and Martin was outstanding!
  9. W

    Winendine

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything about our experience at Otto. Our waiter was excellent and even spoke Italian with my Italian mother, which she greatly appreciated.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Great food but very slow service. Our waiter basically ignored us. We had to ask to have our wine opened and had to stop her to get her to take our order. We weren’t told the specials either until we reminded her.
  11. G

    Gina

    Philadelphia

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and exceptional service. Our server, Tini, was awesome. We look forward to returning soon.
  12. RB

    RobertB

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service
  13. AF

    ArtfulFoodie

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    good home made pasta. staff hustled. lots of variety.
  14. J

    James

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The lead hostess was also the lead waiter and was hustling. Later found out he was the manager. Food was immaculate and super fresh ingredients. Desserts and specials where tip notch.
  15. BK

    BarbaraK

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food. Outdoors very pleasant. We would definitely go again
  16. CG

    ChristinaG

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Foid was delicious staff attentive in particular Tini
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy dinner here. Good and service ver good!
  18. A

    Alibaba

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The service was very good and the food including appetizers and entrees was delicious. This is our second time dining at Otto by Polpo and we would definitely go back.
  19. HN

    HarryandNancy

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the fettuccine bolognese and ravioli with pancetta Adriana is a great server
  20. JC

    JodyC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good food service good
  21. G

    Golfcrew4

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal!
  22. m

    mikej

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and friendly service. We will definitely return
  23. SH

    SHBN

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice evening, except AC was too cold. It was very hard to choose from all the wonderful specials offered on a Wednesday. Server was excellent and accomodating to a particular diet. Definitely will go back.
  24. T

    Tederf

    Philadelphia

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All our food was excellent. Three of us ordered the special snapper with crab - really good. The other diner had the lobster ravioli. Also really good. Service was very attentive. We sat outside in their nice patio. It is BYO so we had very good wine😉. Plenty of free parking.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!! Highly recommend!
  26. KM

    KatieM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Server was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was exceptional! I like byob , but need to be prepared. Pasta and salads were innovative and fresh with beautiful presentation.
  27. TD

    TomD

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is always fantastic at OTTO by POLPO, and on this last occasion there were 4 specials and each one sounded better than the next. Server was a pleasure and our group will be returning soon.
  28. n

    nevergohungry

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food (as always), great service in a lovely restaurant. I brought friends there (it was their first time) and they were very impressed.
  29. MS

    MarshaS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating at OTTO and will definitely be back. 5 of us enjoyed all our meals. Nice portions and priced within reason.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I want to like this place. Pretty space, convenient, I like pasta. But there are several annoyances. One, I asked for an outdoor table and was told none are available. When we left there were still 2 unoccupied outdoor tables. Two, don't sit me next to the bus station and the toilets when the place is almost empty. Three, if the specials are twice the price of other comparable dishes, let me know. And finally, a biggie, if you charge for using a credit card let me know in advance.
  31. l

    lorif

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    My octopus and polenta were delicious, but my friend's veal milanese was dry. The waiter was very nice but he was hustling, covering all the tables, so he couldn't be very attentive. It wasn't his fault --they need more help.(I realize there's a server shortage almost everywhere.) The patio lacked ambience, but a few small tweaks could remedy that. And I'm all in favor of saving the bees, but they were really bothersome our whole meal! Maybe they could lure them away? With a few improvements, I'd give it another try. It has potential.
  32. PC

    PatriceC

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was really good. Tomatoes were mushy on the salad
  33. p

    pepy

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, top notch service, little load but was a Saturday. Overall superb
  34. M

    Maria

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, service was great! I will be going back.
  35. S

    Suzi

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Good food, nice staff, terribly noisy
  36. BH

    BillH

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyable dinner with family. Forgot it was BYOB but there is an ABC store nearby.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Staff was very kind and the food was amazing
  39. R

    Rugsy

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good. Service was excellent. Portions were not really big.
  40. P

    Puffy

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing and delicious food! Great service by Adriana! First time going here and it did NOT disappoint. Had the arugula salad and the gnocchi. Delicious! 5 star! This will be our new GO TO.

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 4.6 stars by 620 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

7:00 PM


Booked 34 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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