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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.
$20 - $50
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Italian, European
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate here last night and it was perfect. We managed to get a seat at the bar after a mix up on the booking ( apparently there is a restaurant in Texas of same name, which open table links to, be warned!) The restaurant...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 920JaneJ920
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch before a scheduled tour in OTR. Immediately felt underdressed. Mostly business people on lunch in there. We didn’t have a reservation, but they worked us in right away. All the food was great! We had a pomodoro pasta dish and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank hatbhat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of friends and family gathered for a surprise 60th birthday celebration. After taking in a Cubs victory, we were truly fortunate to secure a reservation for for nine. I travel with business. I know and appreciate fine dining. I’m Italian. This was the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank LouieIacc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband is Italian, and I've lived in Italy for a while, and we're now based in San Francisco where Italian restaurants are everywhere. However, Sotto really blew my expectations. I had the cacio e pepe and it was cooked to perfection, a real piece...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank GlobeTrotterFromRio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sotto well worth the visit , first; make a reservation to insure a table, dined at 5 and still a good thing we did ; Maria ( our server) was excellent, well versed on the menu , asked the pertinent questions & was timely on...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Navigate816617
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sotto is a nice quaint restaurant in the heart of Cincinnati. You walk down the stairs upon arrival into a candle lit dining room with exposed brick and hanging lights. We had lunch and ordered two pasta dishes and the grilled bread. Both pasta dishes...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank matt_k2121
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at Sotto several times for dinner but had the opportunity to grad a weekday lunch. The service is efficient given the lunch crowd's time limitations. Food was delicious at always and the server even brought guests at every table a donut dessert...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Debbie V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mood is set the moment you enter. Dim lighting and an underground setting awaits. The menu is a bit limited but service is very attentive.

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank GreatTraveltime
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary at Sotto. Dinner reservations are a must!!! If you are not intentionally looking for this restaurant, you will miss it! Since it is located at the bottom of a building, there is not a fancy entrance...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 213Wanderlust
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It definitely lives up to the hype! The ambiance was amazing, the staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. Leave room to try a little of each course, you won't be dissapointed!

Date of visit: June 2019
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December 11, 2018|
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Response from SANCarolyn | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Only one size. Sorry. But it’s delicious! Great to take home leftovers.
October 14, 2018|
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Response from George B | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't say so. My wife and I wore nice casual clothes, and that was fine. Some people were wearing business dress, because we were there on a weekday.
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