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Sotto Sopra

405 N Charles St, Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21201-4414 (Downtown)
+1 410-625-0534
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Ranked #9 of 1,795 restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Contemporary, Pasta
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Mulberry and Franklin St.
Transit: Downtown Trolley - Free Circulator
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.
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English first
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful murals adorn the walls of this lovely and elegant resaurant. Expensive and great for expense account or special occasion meals....they aim to please and strive for perfection. The owner could set a calmer tone, if he tried, but really, a lovely and romantic dining experience with fine wine and great lattes and after dinner drinks as well.

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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Impressive first impression, the grand space creates a perfect dining experience. The wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable. Wine and drink list provided a great dilemma of choice. Romantic dinner is guaranteed. The osso buco with mushroom risotto was definitely worth ordering, as recommended by other diners and the waiter. Nice bar in back of space for after work and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I stopped by to have lunch and I was quite pleased! Try the pork Ossobuco with Porcini Risotto - very good! The Chef likes to use truffle oil in many dishes which is not necessarily my preference. However I have to say that the dishes are full of flavour and prepared with care. The Gazpacho was awesome! Thank you!

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Dined here on business, and loved the service, food and décor. Chef serves very creative dishes, and execution is wonderful. Only complaint is like many high end restaurants they mark the cost of a bottle of wine 3-4 times retail. Come on folks! Also, waiter offered mineral or sparkling water, and when my wife ordered one, and I ordered the... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Came up to watch the Orioles take the Yankees and decided to try a nice restaurant and this was suggested. When you walk in... it's very well decorated inside and the tables are close knit (no issues with me, may for others). We all ordered something different on the menu that our waitress suggested for our likes and within no... More

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Yungay, Peru
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My wife and I went here shortly after we got married and it was amazing, both of our dishes were extremely flavorful. We have both talked many times about needing to go back to Baltimore just to eat at this restaurant again, it is that good. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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Baltimore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've been here several times both for lunch and dinner and I've never been disappointed. The food is cooked to order and their salads are fresh. Small place but I like it more than the big chain places. You must go you won't be sorry!

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Akron Ohio
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I happened on this little gem walking from the University of Baltimore to my hotel. I stopped for the two-course lunch and loved it. Try the house salad - a really fresh and interesting mix. I then had the amatriciana - a little salty because of the generous amount of pancetta in the sauce - but delicious nonetheless. There's a... More

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Texas
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We went here on Mother's Day during our recent trip to Baltimore. The service was great and the food was outstanding! We started with the calamari and it was probably the best we've ever had. I had the lobster ravioli and it was perfect! My son had the pan seared Chilean sea bass and he couldn't stop raving about it!... More

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I love the steak as well as the sotto sopra flatbread. nice atmosphere. romantic. service is usually really good

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