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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 #7 of 1,803 Restaurants in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $40
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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Halethorpe, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I think it is safe to say this is the best Italian food I have ever eaten. It may be the best food I have ever eaten out in a restaurant. The atmosphere was great the service was unbelievable. The food was so fresh prepare to order.

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Finally an Italian restaurant comparable to the best in boston. Three of us went on a Sunday night, so it was quieter and less crowded than a Saturday. Valet parked as no spaces nearby. All of us had the goat cheese salad, which had lots of beets and little crusty balls of goat cheese. I had to try the bolognese... More

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Maybe place is bit overrated, restaurant is sort of fancy for Baltimore standards, but still very tasty food!

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Coral Gables, Florida
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193 reviews 193 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This time the lunch menu did not have too many choices because it was restaurant week in Baltimore, so we could not order from the dinner menu. Very nice restaurant. We had a mixture of cheese and meats for appetizer. It was very good. The focaccia bread was very fresh. The soup of the day, gazpacho - excellent job. Flavorful... More

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Noord-Scharwoude, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very good Italian food. Everything freshly made. Beautifully presented. Excellent wines. Very attentive personel. Nice atmosphere. We ate here twice In The 2 days we spend in Baltimore!

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Alamo Heights, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This quaint restaurant is set just blocks from busy Pratt Street. The building is very old and I loved the ambiance. Heavy doors and old tile floors. But the best part was the hand made pasta served up if perfect portions. The fettuccine bolognesa was their special and I am sure glad I got it. Just wonderful! A little pricey... More

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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

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
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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