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114 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3202 (Walnut Street)
+1 513-977-6886
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So in truth it started a little rough (we thought the restaurant seemed hot and loud and we had to have a different table than the one we reserved) but then we met Hillary (our server) and from then on it was one of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had. I love when you go somewhere and the... More 

Thank jmcindy
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many reviews of Sotto that it seems pointless to add another but if you are a visitor in town and want a unique date night location then check out Sotto. And even if it is not to your liking you can just go upstairs to Boca and try that.

Thank Bruce L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked the food. However the menu was not written for someone who isn't a foodie or a chef. I needed some translation and some of that translation ended up being incorrect. It was REALLY LOUD. Even though we had reservations, we sat at a long table in between other people at a bar level table. For over $200 (three... More 

Thank Stephanie C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attentive service, great food, good atmosphere (little loud, very low lighting), kale was excellent as was gnocchi

Thank rjegeo
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sotto is the perfect date restaurant. It has low lights, good wine, and delicious Italian food. Their ricotta donuts are fluffy delicate little bits of wonderfulness. Reservations are recommended.

Thank Beth R
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food!! Fabulous service The pork chop is a favorite! And the doughnut holes for dessert are a must!'

Thank Laurel E
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First experience at Sotto and while some aspects were great, others were not. Location: Excellent - perfect for dinner before or after a show at the Aronoff. Suggestion would be to ensure opening of at least the bar to accommodate theater patrons. We waited outside for half hour but watched numerous others try to get in and then just leave.... More 

1 Thank Frieda M
Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate at Sotto four years ago and swore I would return. We returned a few weeks ago when I was visiting my daughter. Our waitress was fantastic....I wish I remembered her name. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and made our evening such an enjoyable experience. We had come for the chicken liver mousse and looked for other suggestions. Our waitress... More 

Thank adcampanella
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are downtown and have one place to go, I would try Sotto first. Tough to get in so book in advance. Food (terrific), Ambiance (terrfic), Service ( good +), Value ( very good). we go there before events at the Arnoff (acorss the street). The food is Italian with an Italian wine list. The pastas are great, anything... More 

Thank CincinatiLarry
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Everything was great, including sitting at the seats next to the pass. Must haves - the polenta and the ricotta doughnuts.

Thank Keith M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $50
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3202
    (Walnut Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-977-6886
It is a concept of casual intimacy and communal romance.Sotto is the art of simplicity, a steward of restraint. It’s undressed, gutsy and human. It is fire, meat, wheat, and laughter.Above all, Sotto is Italian.

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Mason, Ohio
Fairfield, Ohio
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?