Pizza-by-the-slice shop Oti’ opens in SydneyPosted by On

Prosciutto, salami and mortadella is sliced onto schiacciata sandwiches and hot slab pizzas, before being topped with cheeses.

Scott Bolles

Totti’s pizza-by-the-slice and sandwich spin-off Oti’ opens on Wednesday, May 10, taking inspiration from Totti’s signature pairing of burrata and wood-fired bread.

“We had to find a way to get the classic Totti’s combo on the menu,” executive chef Mike Eggert says.

Oti’ uses classic Roman pizza bases.
Oti’ uses classic Roman pizza bases.Merivale

“We have a mix of cheeses with burrata as the base, stracchino, ricotta and parmesan. It melts and holds together better with a combo. We also have garlic and kombu on it.”

Oti’ swapped Totti’s whoopee-cushion of bread for a classic Roman pizza base cooked in a Moretti stone floor deck oven.

Eggert worked with the team who run Merivale’s pizza and bread production to master the dough.

Sandwiches are made with Italian-style flatbread schiacciata.
Sandwiches are made with Italian-style flatbread schiacciata.Merivale

What’s Eggert’s go-to sandwich filling on Oti’s hand-stretched schiacciata?

“I really like a salad roll and this one is loaded with sprouts, a coulee of cheeses and all the crunchy fresh veg you want.

“Oh, and [also] the chicken and semi-dried tomato with pesto. It’s a bit of a poke at the old chicken pesto penne pasta from bad times gone by.”

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