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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
Website
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, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Delicious

We had a large group (about 20) but our waiters handled it like pros. They were helpful with wine/beverage selection and the food was very good. My only complaint was the heat...the room was quite warm so even though it was below freezing outside, I walked out with my coat in my hands as I needed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Jenny W
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We had a large group (about 20) but our waiters handled it like pros. They were helpful with wine/beverage selection and the food was very good. My only complaint was the heat...the room was quite warm so even though it was below freezing outside, I walked out with my coat in my hands as I needed to cool off.

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Invited to dinner by a friend to celebrate Restaurant Week in downtown Baltimore at a fine Italian establishment - outside of Little Italy. The first plus was valet parking which is essential in crowded downtown area. The second was the open area full of tables for two and four that provided more space than first appeared. The third plus was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Exelent food. Exelent service. The rabiolis homemade espectacular and the caprese salad very good. Nice place. Valet park

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Frederick, Maryland
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We went there last night for a birthday celebration. I had read the reviews and expected fine Italian food. Now, maybe it was the fact they had the $30 special on for the evening, but, really, I I don't have much good to say about this restaurant. The ambiance was nice, but that was about it. It really had the... More 

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daracooks, Public Relations Manager at Sotto Sopra, responded to this review

We were very sorry to hear you were displeased with your food when you dined during Restaurant Week and appreciate you letting us know. We are checking into those specific dishes. We do hope you will come back and give us another try. More 

Mantua, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We enjoyed a fine meal last week at Sotto Sopra, with very good service and excellent value. We arrived at the start of Restaurant Week in Baltimore, and took advantage of the three course pre-fix menu. However, the dishes offered as part of this special are part of their regular menu and should be available at any time. My wife... More 

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Hanover, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We visited early in the evening before a performance at the Hippodrome. The food was very good, but our waiter (Patrick) really made it into a great experience. He provided us with detailed explanations of the menu and in the end we went with his awesome recommendations. We will be looking for an excuse to visit again next time we're... More 

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Halethorpe, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a 5 star restaurant, from the time you enter untill the valet gets the car for you. My second time and it did not disappoint. Alex E was wonderful. He suggested a fabulous wine to go with our meal. We stared with Cozze Saltate...mussels with curry and coconut milk and Prosciutto DOP.....a parmesan bread basket filled with salad... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

As good as they come in Baltimore. Food was 10/10. Service was great. The squid ink spaghetti was heavenly. Everything was presented well and the food was delicious. Will definitely come back after my next paycheck!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Sotto Sopra is a small, charming restaurant in downtown Baltimore. I took my boyfriend to this restaurant for his birthday, and it did not disappoint. Although I made a reservation, our table was not ready when we arrived. However, the restaurant graciously paid for our first round of drinks at the bar while we waited. The vibe of the restaurant... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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234 reviews 234 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant is cozy with great ambiance ... Cute bar to drink at while you are waiting for a reservation. The Signature Sotta Sopra cocktail is worth trying. Our waitress was very sweet and the hostess was wonderful. We both had pasta entrees and they have probably ruined us forever because they were so unbelievably good! The pasta bolognese was the... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?