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Sotto Sotto Restaurant

#500 of 6,577 Restaurants in Toronto
#549 of 7,039 Places to Eat in Toronto
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120 Avenue Road (North of Bloor St), Toronto, Ontario M5R 2H4, Canada
+1 416-962-0011
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Using only the freshest ingredients Sotto Sotto offers a considerable menu...
Using only the freshest ingredients Sotto Sotto offers a considerable menu of simple classics and traditional creations. To start there is an abundance of wonderful salads and antipasti. Pastas are available as a second or main course dish. Main courses feature veal, beef, seafood and poultry and there are also "risotto for two" options. We also serve delicious gelati and desserts including homemade tiramisu made in the time honoured traditional style of the Rocca family.
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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Service, Food - excellent. Atmosphere - less.

Following their terrible loss of the previous location due to the fire, Sotto Sotto has resurrected itself a couple of doors farther north. The service remains excellent and the food delicious and well presented. Unfortunately the new location's atmosphere is a bit crowded and more sterile than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I love going to this restaurant for pretty much any occasion -- if i'm feeling for Italian food on a random night or celebrating a special occasion. Upon each visit, the service and food is always great. The servers are knowledgeable about the menu and specials. The food is never a disappointment. I usually always get the antipasto gordonia for... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Visited the new location with a party of 3 and all agreed unanimously the pasta was beyond al dante to the point of almost raw. We requested they correct the problem and subsequently served the same undercooked pastas. As an aside the clams we ordered were full of sand along with the mussels. We decided to just make the best... More 

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Marisa R, Owner at Sotto Sotto Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Shayne, I deeply apologize for you poor experience here at Sotto Sotto. I take pride in what I do and am very disappointed that you and your guests did not enjoy your food. We all have our bad days, and unfortunately, you may have caught one of them. I hope that you will one day give us another chance.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Amazing date with my ex boyfriend. We saw Drake too. All customers are high class individuals which goes perfectly with the restaurant. Very romantic, lights are dim and each table is very private. We were offered free dessert when asked to move tables. That was very kind as we would have done it for nothing anyway. Thanks! Would come back... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Following their terrible loss of the previous location due to the fire, Sotto Sotto has resurrected itself a couple of doors farther north. The service remains excellent and the food delicious and well presented. Unfortunately the new location's atmosphere is a bit crowded and more sterile than the former location. That was part of the ambience and the whole dining... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is one of the best Italian restaurants I have ever been to. I was there this evening with my family for my birthday. The antipasto platter we had was excellent! I am not a huge seafood eater however this is one place where i will try and actually enjoy the seafood. I ordered the Chicken. The Chicken was great,... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you like seeing pictures of celebrities on the wall and not being able to see your food in a dark dingy cavern you will love it here. There is nothing new or nothing that standouts here regular standard Italian joint.

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Toronto
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I hate to be the one to inform you, that both Sotto Sotto and the upstairs one Spuntini, in Toronto have burned down during the Christmas day holiday season 2014 in Toronto. People were in awe to see the flames that ruin these two established restaurants. We hope they reopen, someday. They were much enjoyed by many, celebrities and others.

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I was so sad to hear about the news of Sotto Sotto! This was hands down the best Italian restaurant I have been to. The staff were so helpful and made amazing suggestions for vegetarian items! The cocktails were killer!

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Toronto, Canada
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Sad day! Today, on the Christmas day, the restaurant burns down, as people witness one of world's best restaurants disappear in flames and smoke.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I can't end the year without talking about my absolute favorite restaurant.. What can I say about consistently great service with impeccable food. Christina takes your coat, Vince welcomes you, you get served by the friendliest nicest wait staff. Michael, Lilliana, Enzo etc.. All have their own qualities. The wine cellar is divine, now the food Mama makes the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Avenue Road (North of Bloor St), Toronto, Ontario M5R 2H4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > The Annex
  • Neighborhood: The Annex
  • Phone Number: +1 416-962-0011

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Using only the freshest ingredients Sotto Sotto offers a considerable menu of simple classics and traditional creations. To start there is an abundance of wonderful salads and antipasti. Pastas are available as a second or main course dish. Main courses feature veal, beef, seafood and poultry and there are also "risotto for two" options. We also serve delicious gelati and desserts including homemade tiramisu made in the time honoured traditional style of the Rocca family.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?