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Sotto Sopra

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Downtown
Italian, Contemporary, Pasta, Balti, Eastern European
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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, 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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  • 175
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    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
Creative Restaurant Week Menu

We started Restaurant Week at Sotto Sopra. The restaurant was packed and had lively vibe. We want to thank you Riccardo again for providing a mouthwatering menu for us to enjoy. You covered all the bases – pasta – beef – chicken – fish dishes. We started with 2 orders of Prosciutto di Parma and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Maggi713
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Towson, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of B'more's "classic" good restaurants, and I don't know why it took me this long to get there, but it was my first visit. It was Restaurant Week, so I'm cutting them slack on anything related to that (e.g. a little too much crowded and clattery, servers under pressure taking care of the masses). But even with... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We started Restaurant Week at Sotto Sopra. The restaurant was packed and had lively vibe. We want to thank you Riccardo again for providing a mouthwatering menu for us to enjoy. You covered all the bases – pasta – beef – chicken – fish dishes. We started with 2 orders of Prosciutto di Parma and one Goat Cheese Salad –... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Lovely location near the Washington Monument, Walters art Gallery and Centre Stage. There is valet parking, but if you can make time to enjoy all of the great things to see in Mt. Vernon. The restaurant is cozy and attractive. The waitstaff are kind and knowledgeable. I always defer to their suggestions and I have always had delicious meals. On... More 

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Virginia
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was our fourth visit. Service has improved greatly since our last visit. Very good and attentive wait staff. My water glass was always filled promptly. I really enjoy the chicken-excellent spices. The polenta and salads are also very good. You can't go wrong. A bit pricey, but worth it. Great ambiance. Take your significant other on a date, you... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

the meaning fo the word is nourishment. this restaurant located near the peabody conservatory, the washington monument, and the walters museum doesnt disappoint. the ambiance is intimate, the service very good, and the food selection lovely. enjoy

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My husband and I came to Baltimore for belated birthday getaway, and this restaurant was recommended by the hotel we were staying at, a short walk away. We loved everything about our meal! Our waiter was fantastic--funny, knowledgeable about the menu, and able to give us fantastic recommendations. He was also quick to ask if we were celebrating a special... More 

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Emmitsburg, Md
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had been here years ago, well-remembered. Vastly more impressive today. Located in one of city's grand town houses on North Charles Street, the Rue de la Paix of Baltimore, a most elegant venue. The food and the service were even more impressive! With a party of 12, we had at least four servers, all of whom were most gracious and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have been to Sotto Sopra several times over the past three years. It is one of the best restaurants in town and is consistently good. They have a large menu, excellent wine list and decent bartenders. The service is always very good. My only complaint is that the restaurant is usually pretty full and it can get a bit... More 

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Madison, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Housed in a Victorian building, Sotto Sopra (Upside Down) presents creative and unexpected twists on traditional cuisine. Very, very pleased with the ambience, service and food.

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Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I did the 4 course tasting menu with friends. Nice wine selection at reasonable prices. We started with fried calamari and it was very well prepared. Even deep fried lemon slices which you don't often get... wonderful. I had the polenta ricardo- fried polenta cake with fennel and covered in a thin slice of prosciutto... I don't know if this... More 

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Additional Information about Sotto Sopra

Address: 405 N Charles St, Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21201-4414
Phone Number: +1 410-625-0534
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD $30 to $40
Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary, Pasta, Balti, Eastern European

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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 to $40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary, Pasta, Balti, Eastern European

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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