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Old Toronto
0.4 miles from Royal Ontario Museum
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful date night at Sotto. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wines to pair with our dinner. Loved the food, the wine, the ambiance. 5 star experience.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2022

service was attentive and friendly. Place is not stuffy, they packed and seating tables late into night - make reservations well ahead of time. Dress smart. Everything we had was good. Grill shrimp, pasta and veal. Would go back and want to try more dishes....Vince is the floor manager (or more?) checking everything,More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed April 18, 2022

I had a business dinner here in April 2022. I ordered fettuccini Bolognese which was very filling and delicious. My two guests also enjoyed their pasta dishes. The service was very good. The neighborhood near the restaurant on Avenue Road is very interesting and it...is about a 10-15 minute walk from Bloor Street.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 24, 2022 via mobile

When you’re craving pasta and can’t decide between three dishes, you get them all!! Have not dined in this restaurant for many many years. It was so nice to be back. Feels just like you’re eating in a restaurant in Italy. Everyone around you is...speaking Italian and thoroughly enjoying their meal and company. Great ambiance and service! L’AMATRICIANA Bucatini con guanciale di Amatrice dop, salsa di Pomodoro, pepe nero Malesiano e DOP Pecorino Romano Bucatini pasta with crispy pork cheek from Amatrice, Sarawak black pepper, tomato sauce and *DOP Roman Pecorino cheese IL CACIO E PEPE Spaghetti di Stigliano biologici con Pecorino Romano *DOP e pepe nero Malesiano macinato Stigliano’s organic spaghetti with *DOP Roman Pecorino cheese and Sarawak black pepper LA CARBONARA Spaghetti artigianali Zaccagni con guanciale di Amatrice croccante, crema d’uovo, pepe nero Malesiano macinato e Pecorino Romano *DOP Artisanal Zaccagni spaghetti tossed with crispy pork cheek from Amatrice, eggs, Sarawak black pepper and Roman *DOP Pecorino cheese FRITTURA MISTA DI PESCE Gamberi e calamari fritti in tempura con salsa tartara Buttermilk-battered and deep fried shrimp and calamari with tartare sauce All accompanied by a glass of red Montepulciano, a glass of rosé and an aperol spritzMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 18, 2021

The Hazelton booked a table for me at lunch. Great place , excellent environment . Reminded me some of our restaurants in Nyc it’s small enough for different atmosphere yet still energetic with business people along with few visitors. Food and service were top notch....I ll be back.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 7, 2021

We had lunch there, the food tasted delicious and good presentation, especially the octopus dish. The environment is elegant. This reminded me our previous trips to Italy. Also, the service was excellent , the staff members were nice and polite.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 2, 2021

My husband and I had a super lunch at Sotto Sotto Toronto yesterday. I had the seafood spaghetti with a light tomato sauce. The squid, mussels and crab were perfectly cooked, sauce rich and delicious, and the pasta al dente. My husband had the Mediterranean...sea bass. Grilled and deboned, again cooked to perfection. It came roast potatoes and broccoli. Pauli provided excellent service, frequently adding a little of the house Chardonnay to our glasses so it was always chilled. We finished with some fresh berries and coffees. Five stars!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

Excellent service! The staff were absolutely lovely... everyone! They didn't have gnocchi on the menu and so I enquired about it, and they made it for me and it was superb! My husband enjoyed his pasta dish. Our desserts were fantastic. A very pleasant dining...experience. Covid protection was in place. Felt very comfortable. Definitely coming back!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 9, 2020 via mobile

Very Average Dinning room was super tight and packed - Beef carpaccio - Shrimp fettuccini - Fruit de mer in tomato sauce - Veal scallopini - 2 x Amarone Don’t believe the Hype

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

This was our second visit here. Exceptional quality. Presentation and taste of the meals was excellent. The appetizers, including the scallops, soups and salads were excellent. The pasta and fish dishes were great.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020

As usual service and food was top notch. Best restaurant in the six!!! Saw Leafs GM there. Always celebrity sighting so.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 15, 2020 via mobile

I guess space is a major factor with Toronto Downtown restaurants. The space is small and you just manage not bump into each other whilst eating 😊. The waiter was a very nice, chatty young man that was willing to go the extra mile. We...asked for pina colladas, even though they didn’t have it on their drinks menu, he still made sure we got it. The bread was a bit too hard for me and when we asked for it to be warmed up, it was toasted & partly burnt by the time they brought it back. If you don’t like noise and want some privacy, this is not the place for you.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

Not authentic food at a high price. Staff not up to standard for a restaurant of this price range. Not recommended if looking for a real Italian experience.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 23, 2019

Our family enjoyed a memorable evening . The cuisine and dessert presentation look great and taste awesome. The wine was good . Disappointed that we paid $8 each for 2 bottles of water . We will be paying a visit to Sotto Sotto's new location...in downtown Oakville , by year end to see how it compares to the Yorkville location .More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

Superb Italian restaurant serving standout great food, with friendly service. Very much worth a visit.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Seriously they are rather egotistical and I do not recommend this restaurant based on that, over priced food, average to good food etc. As a suggestion, Cafe Nervosa in Yorkville I feel is a better restaurant
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