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“Awesome!”
Review of Sotto Sotto

Sotto Sotto
Ranked #3 of 574 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Taipei, Taiwan
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We had lunch at Sotto Sotto on our first trip to Bath and loved it! Service and food were both excellent, waiters were super attentive from the minute we stepped into the restaurant and came rushing to us everytime we needed something. The food was great, we had fried calamari for starters and it was so tender and delicious! All in all it was a wonderful experience and I would definitely go back the next time I'm in bath!

  • Visited September 2013
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“Fantastic as always”
Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Tonight was the third Time I have been to Soto Soto and it gets better every time the staff, the atmosphere, what can I say it is the best in Bath I never get tired of telling people how amazing this place is. I can't wait to get spoilt here again which will be very soon.

Visited October 2013
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Kent, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant Meal”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Booked this for my wife's birthday from reviews here. I can see why it's the number 1 in Bath, from the moment they open the door for you to enter the service is second to none. The food choice is excellent and good value for money. The food itself was superb and the ambience is good, only one little moan is that because it's in a cellar the other customers voices resonate a bit took much but hey it's so good I can put with that. The staff even sang Happy Birthday to my wife in Italian ( he he) all in all a brilliant choice and we highly recommend Sotto Sotto but due to its popularity you will need to book as several people were turned away last Saturday.

  • Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Imaginative Italian in Subterranean Splendour”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Sotto Sotto is a gem of a restaurant which can be difficult to experience - firstly it's almost always fully booked and secondly it's tucked away down steep steps in front of a Georgian terrace which lead to the restaurant, a warren of old caverns which run right under the road to the park opposite. Once found, and armed with a reservation, you are in for a real treat. Really fresh, beautifully prepared Italian classics are delivered with flair and friendly service.The Oso Bucco was sensational, Fegato Al Salvia mouth-wateringly tender and Calamari Fritti fresh and crisp.

The only faults were that service was not quite as efficient as it could be (mainly because the staff took so much time talking with the customers - hardly a fault I guess) and, being a stone-walled, stone-floored cavernous place, the noise levels occasionally reached unbearable thresholds. A few more soft furnishing might cure this, if not, take your ear plugs and enjoy!

  • Visited September 2013
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Food, Excellent Service!”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

If you are planning a trip to Bath you have to make your visit complete by eating at Sotto Sotto.

A wonderful atmospheric setting, incredibly staff who are attentive to your needs as soon as you walk in, a full and varied menu and food of the highest quality.

Once again I can not speak highly enough of the service provided by all the Davide and the team, who come together to make the venue incredibly special.

  • Visited September 2013
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