About OTTO

OTTO celebrates people, place and la dolce vita. Located on absolute riverfront at South Bank, OTTO Ristorante and OTTO Osteria bring a vibrant glamour to the Queensland dining scene. Striking river views and colourful interiors meet warm and assured service. Guided by leading restaurant group Fink, and Head Chef Will Cowper in the kitchen, OTTO has forged its way as one of Brisbane’s most popular, successful, and consistent performers.

Taking inspiration from modern Italy, Head Chef Will Cowper’s menu is fresh, seasonal and produce-driven; sourcing the finest local ingredients and letting them speak for themselves. The wine list at OTTO is inspired by a love for Italian varietals, and will capture any wine lover’s attention, with a decisive line up of classic and esoteric Italian regions and varietals.

OTTO continues to forge its way as an industry leader in Queensland. OTTO has been awarded Best Queensland Wine List by Gourmet Traveller Wine, Wine List of the Year and Two Hats at the Australian Good Food Awards 2019, as well as Best Italian Restaurant QLD in the Delicious 100 2019.

Will Cowper

Head Chef

William Cowper is Head Chef at OTTO Brisbane. OTTO serves the food that people love to eat; Italian cuisine using fresh seasonal ingredients, with Will’s menu at OTTO Brisbane taking influence from the southern regions of Italy to suit the warmer Queensland climate.

Originally from Sydney, Will worked for a number of years at OTTO Sydney as Senior Sous Chef, assisting Head Chef Richard Ptacnik to maintain and expand the restaurant’s enviable culinary reputation.

In 2015, Will was asked to lead the kitchen team at OTTO Brisbane, and eagerly accepted the Head Chef position at Fink’s first interstate restaurant. In truly embracing the move to Queensland, Will has developed close relationships with local producers, working alongside them to ensure OTTO uses the best quality ingredients available.

Matthew Sharrock

General Manager

Matthew Sharrock is OTTO Brisbane’s General Manager. Brisbane-born and raised, Matt brings years of experience and passion for hospitality’s ever-changing landscape to the team at OTTO, where his love for food, service, and the outdoors come together at our beautiful riverside venue.

Matt grew up training horses, but followed in his restauranteur aunt and mentor’s footsteps when he opened his own restaurant on the city’s west side. There, he learned every area of the business, from working as a waiter, in the kitchen, and behind the bar, to marketing, events, and management.

In the years since, Matt has managed some of Queensland’s most beautiful venues, including The Tropic in Burleigh Heads, and, in Brisbane, Donna Chang and Blackbird. His love for waterfront venues transitioned seamlessly to OTTO, where the creativity and professionalism of Will Cowper and the team inspire him every day.