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Sotto Sopra

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Downtown
Italian, Contemporary, Balti
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405 N Charles St, Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21201-4413 (Mulberry and Franklin St.)
+1 410-625-0534
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Shalimar, Florida
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two business associates & I were in town for one night to catch early flights out. Found this gem of a restaurant well reviewed in Trip Advisor. I called to make a reservation for 7:45pm on a Thursday night. We parked in a parking garage around the corner & Sotto Sopra was a very short walk. This place did not... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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180 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We last went here in about 1995 or 1996. It's amazing that an independent restaurant has lasted that long, but it really goes to how wonderful the place is. We have just forgotten about it over the years and recently went again. I made reservations and when they asked if it was a special occasion, I was frank and said,... More 

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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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464 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the great Italian restaurants worldwide. The town house dining room has been adapted for contemporary dining. The menu is varied enough for a wide variety of tastes. The calamari and salmon were each nicely prepared and served appropriately. The service is attentive and friendly.

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

Grazie for taking the time to add such a positive review. We are very appreciative and so happy your experience was five stars. More 

Severn, Maryland
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

We decided to try Sotta Sopra as it is a close location to The Hippodrome. Valet parking is a plus. I had the pan seared rockfish served on a bed of polenta garnished with shiitake mushrooms and fennel. The fish was perfectly cooked, nice crisp on the skin, The polenta was a little sweet but overall, very enjoyable. Service was... More 

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

Grazie for taking the time to add such a positive review. We are very appreciative and so happy your experience was five stars. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Had a lovely night at Sotto Sopra. The ambience and décor, draw you in from the moment you step into the restaurant. It was Opera and Dinner night and the setting was perfect for it. They accommodated my request to have us seated near where the artists were going to perform. The dinner courses, were timed in between the performances.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

This restaurant has excellent food at very reasonable prices. Have eaten there three times, twice in January and once on my latest trip in August.

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

Grazie for taking the time to share your enjoyment of your meals and service at Sotto Sopra. We appreciate your continued patronage. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

A friend and I went during restaurant week. Our food was good (I would agree with another reviewer that said it was slightly above average italian food), and drinks were delicious. The espresso martini I had was particularly yummy. I'm glad I went during restaurant week, though, as prices were a little more than I normally spend on dinner.

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Helsinki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Very friendly staff, with good knowledge about flavours and their combinations. Food was above average Italian food. Good wine selection.

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Hampstead, Maryland
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited sotto sopra during restaurant week. Calamari and Veal saltimbocca were great, but potions were small. The chicken sausage and fennel meal was bland and sub par. Dessert was average. I have heard a lot of good reviews about this place and was excited to try it. Unfortunately I left a little disappointed. it didn't wow... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Visiting this restaurant on opera night is a most enjoyable way to spend the evening. The restaurant offers a multi course dinner for $58.00 per person. Between courses, operatic singers perform. The quality of both the food and music was excellent. The service was professional and the restaurant is beautiful.

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

Grazie for taking the time to express your enjoyment of our Opera Nights. So please that you enjoyed. More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$30 - $40
Cuisine
Italian, Contemporary, Balti
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 N Charles St, Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21201-4413
    (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
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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Randallstown, Maryland
Shillington, Pennsylvania
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