It's T minus two days until we move from our squalid little sublet and into a cozy new apartment with two (count 'em, two) decks and a working fireplace, and a marvelous kitchen that I cannot wait to christen. But as much as I'm looking forward to moving back across the river, I'll miss Cambridge's quirky atmosphere. (A few weeks ago—and I swear this is true—I saw a Buddhist monk going into an Urban Outfitters.) I'll miss walking through Harvard Yard every morning on my way to work, and I'll miss living within walking distance of Otto Pizza.
|Otto started in Portland, Maine, but they have a recently-opened location in Cambridge.|
I can't believe that we went nearly the entire summer without the utter deliciousness that is Otto Pizza. It's a tiny (and I do mean tiny) little place in Harvard Square, which I must have passed, oh, about a bajillion times without even noticing. But I've been craving pizza like a fiend lately, so last week we gave their Three-Cheese Tortellini pizza a try, and people, it was stupendous. We gobbled the entire thing up in probably twenty minutes, and the next day I had to physically restrain myself from going to get another one.
This is their Apple, Bacon, and Red Onion pizza. It's also quite good, but honestly, I fell in love with the amazing fresh red sauce on that tortellini pizza. I can't wait to go back and try more of their genius toppings, like Butternut Squash+Ricotta+Cranberry, or Pulled Pork+Mango, or Mashed Potato+Bacon+Scallion.
I've already Google-Mapped the route between Otto and our future apartment. It's 18 minutes, and on a toll road to boot. But don't think that'll stop me.