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“An underground haven for Italian lovers.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sotto Sotto

Sotto Sotto
Ranked #3 of 563 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: BOOKING IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. We are closed from 1st-14th August, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter Sunday & from 1st-14th January. Situated just a few steps away from the Roman Baths, our attractive and atmospheric restaurant is located in a charming candle lit historical cellar of natural Bath stone with vaulted ceilings throughout, and resembles the cavernous cellars of an Italian grotto.The main characteristic of our cuisine is its simplicity. We rely on the quality of our ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.We also like to offer traditional Italian dishes with a contemporary twist because we strongly believe in those 'Sapori' (flavours).With our finest ingredients coming from Italy, and all of our fresh vegetables, seafood and meats sourced locally, we are able to ensure high quality dining that will exceed your expectations.
Warrington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“An underground haven for Italian lovers.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Walk down some stairs and enter an underground restaurant serving authentic Italian food. Friendly staff advise on the menu and wine and have time to chat about the menu and the history of the restaurant. Excellent food which satisfies all tastes. The wonderful smell of Italian herbs is the first thing that hits you, and you immediately look forward to the tasting the food, you wont be disappointed. Quiet with that exclusive feel to it,. A must visit place if you end up in Bath.

Visited June 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Best Restaurant in Bath”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

This place is a "must go". This is my second time in Bath and I'm bummed I didn't go here the first time. After a nice full day of enjoying the Roman Baths, we trip advised this place and they were right. We had fantastic service. Our servers name was Simone and he helped us choose a great bottle of wine. It paired very nice with our food selections. My boyfriend chose their risotto of the day which was a salmon/asparagus risotto. I chose the penne vodka. For such simple dishes. They were phenomenal! I highly suggest this place. We'll be back again.

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“What a little Gem,,, Soto soto..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

What a little gem! Antonio and his staff made us very welcome,,excellent food, good value, nice atmosphere very nice restaurant,,all top notch,, thankyou soto soto please pass onto your staff..and you will definitely see me and my family again (even though it is a two drive??) well done.

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Los Angeles, California
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“Incredible!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

My husband and I visited Bath for our honeymoon last week and dined at Sotto Sotto. They were kind enough to let me make a reservation through email, since we're American and couldn't really call the UK in advance to do so. Upon arrival we were greeted warmly and received fantastic service and wonderful food and wine. When we were getting ready to leave, the manager, Davide, came over, greeted us by name and directed us to the bar area where the bartender had made us each a lychee cocktail! Davide took the time to talk with us for awhile and made us feel so welcome! We were simply astonished by the generosity of Davide and his staff! Definitely go to Sotto Sotto next time you're in Bath!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

We visited Sotto Sotto on Friday night after reading the reviews on trip advisor. We were not disappointed.The food and service was amazing (the rack of lamb was beautiful and the panacotta was the best I've ever eaten).As mentioned in previous reviews there are some lovely little touches,(including singing happy birthday to my husband),that make the restaurant stand out above the others. We have eaten at a lot of higher end restaurants and Sotto Sotto is up with them all at a much more reasonable cost.We had pre dinner drinks,3 beautiful courses and a bottle of wine ( and free liqueur) for £80. We will definitely visit again when we visit Bath.Thank you to you all for an amazing evening.

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