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“Really fantastic”
Review of Sotto Sotto

Sotto Sotto
Ranked #3 of 583 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Really fantastic”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is a wonderful restaurant. I cannot recommend highly enough. Service is excellent, staff are fun, attentive and helpful, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was just lovely. We went in a group of four girls and just had the best time! We'll be back on a return visit to Bath.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Cannot fault this place!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

We went here for lunch today after seeing the reviews on trip advisor and it was a real treat. The service was spot-on and the food was delicious. We said that we liked to share our meals and they made sure that the plates were presented in the middle of the table and we had a plate each which is easier than trying to split food on 2 plates and share it! They were attentive, helpful and friendly. We had the garlic bread with all the toppings for an appetiser and it was superb. We had the squid and Mediterranean prawns as a starter and they were both delicious. We then had the lamb and chicken with sausage for mains, again, the quality was fantastic. We had an espresso each and the tiramisu and also chocolate ice cream for pudding, by which time we were pleasantly full! The difference is we were full but didn't feel uncomfortably full as all the ingredients are fresh and the portion sizes are just right. We were given a lemonchella at the end which was alcoholic, when my husband said he was driving they even went to the effort to get him a non alcoholic one! We were so impressed we bought a voucher after the meal to treat friends for a present! Very impressed with the whole experience, and great value for money. We shall definitely be returning!

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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“SUPERB”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Best Italian cuisine this side of Bologna. That, and the outstanding service, explains why it's Bath's favourite restaurant

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastica!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Up with the very best of restaurants - a life experience not to be forgotten. Charming and helpful staff - a gastronomic delight, more than deserves its No.1 rating. A lovely birthday experience for my mother. We will definitely return on our next trip to Bath.

  • Visited January 2013
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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“What a Find!!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Excellent and courteous service from the moment you open the door at the bottom of the steps. The restaurant uses the old vaulted stone cellars under the buildings on North Parade. Your coats are taken and you can pause in the bar or may be taken directly to your table. The waiting staff will introduce themselves and give you more than enough time to choose from the drinks menu, the specials and the comprehensive food menu. The food is served in a very eye appealing way and the taste, well, superb plus. Several fellow diners were celebrating birthdays and were serenaded by staff members, once in Italian I might add. All in all a real treat, super service and great, reasonable value food.

Persevere when you are trying to book as it can take some time for them to answer the phone. It will be worth it. I will certainly be back.

  • Visited January 2013
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