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Sotto Sopra

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$$$
Downtown
Italian, Contemporary, Pasta
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405 N Charles St, Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21201-4414 (Mulberry and Franklin St.)
Downtown Trolley - Free Circulator
+1 410-625-0534
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 12:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sotto Sopra is an Italian restaurant housed in a beautiful 19th century...
Sotto Sopra is an Italian restaurant housed in a beautiful 19th century building just blocks north of Baltimore’s Harborplace on Charles Street. Sotto Sopra specializes in contemporary Italian cuisine adapting farm-to-table and incorporating regional specialties. We buy local whenever it is possible. The perfect risotto, handmade pastas, roasted meats, local seafood, and regional produce are here for your total enjoyment. Join us for our Power Lunch, featuring what's freshest and best in Italian cuisine. Two courses from our full lunch menu, $18. Sotto Sopra invites you to dine for lunch; Monday through Saturdays and dinner every evening. Eat.Drink.Sleep.Dream--Italian. Check out our monthly Opera Nights with live performances and multi-course dinner.
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  • 161
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
excellent small plates

Enjoyed sharing small plates with family. Excellent food and wine, great service.More burrata, maybe less salami would have been nice. Will go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
antonia245
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was the worst restaurant experience I have ever had. The waiter was much too talkative telling us how everything is just wonderful. You must taste this and that. They brought the bread. It was simply old! It was greasy after someone tried to give it a life and put it in the oven to slightly burn it at the... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyed sharing small plates with family. Excellent food and wine, great service.More burrata, maybe less salami would have been nice. Will go back.

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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I have lived in Italy, and there are many many fine restaurants of all types there. You could transport many of the Italian restaurants of

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York, Pennsylvania
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33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I agree with the reviewer who described Sotto Sopra as "refreshing civilization in an uncivilized world." You walk in off the busy street and you immediately feel as though you've entered another world where you will be soothed and pampered with wonderful food and gracious service. We've dined here several times and it's been consistently excellent. My husband and I... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I had the duck confit with mushroom risotto, not my usual choice in a Northern Italian restaurant, but it was the waiter's recommendation and it was fabulous. They have a great wine list and while the room is small it is pretty at night. Wonderful from start to finish. Although it does take some time for the valet's to get... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Sotto sopra is refreshing civilization in an uncivilized world. It is peace, warmth and excellent food in a city that could use more of these. This is a must visit place for me even for a brief two-night stay in Baltimore and my second visit was as good or better than the first. I had a fish entree that was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Never again will I do business here !! I booked 27 people for a wedding rehearsal dinner this month. Arranged the dinner and negotiated with a general mgr who left the establishment. When I reached out to another employee she had no record of my conversations with the former mgr. I asked to speak with the owner and he never... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was the third time we've eaten here and the best meal so far. We arrived for dinner on a Sunday night about 6pm. I highly recommend the POLLO AL FINOCCHIO E SALSICCIA. It was delicious and a generous portion unlike earlier meals I've had there that were not very large. I also had the POLENTA FRITTA BERGAMOT which is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Ordered black ink spaghetti with a side order of green beans. The food was delicious and the service is wonderful.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I found this restaurant on trip advisor and could not have been more pleased! From the atmosphere, the service to an outstanding menu! The waiter assisted in our selections and everything we had was wonderful! I will definitely return when I am in the Baltimore area again. One of the best kept local secrets which are the best finds!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 405 N Charles St, Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21201-4414
    (Mulberry and Franklin St.)
  • Public Transportation: Downtown Trolley - Free Circulator
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-625-0534

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Sotto Sopra is an Italian restaurant housed in a beautiful 19th century building just blocks north of Baltimore’s Harborplace on Charles Street. Sotto Sopra specializes in contemporary Italian cuisine adapting farm-to-table and incorporating regional specialties. We buy local whenever it is possible. The perfect risotto, handmade pastas, roasted meats, local seafood, and regional produce are here for your total enjoyment. Join us for our Power Lunch, featuring what's freshest and best in Italian cuisine. Two courses from our full lunch menu, $18. Sotto Sopra invites you to dine for lunch; Monday through Saturdays and dinner every evening. Eat.Drink.Sleep.Dream--Italian. Check out our monthly Opera Nights with live performances and multi-course dinner.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
12:00 am - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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