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“Average, grumpy Italian”

Sottovoce Puerto Madero
Ranked #53 of 4,739 Restaurants in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Puerto Madero
Description: A little basket full of trully homemade bread rolls awaits on every table for diners, so they can choose from some of the many delights on the menu. As an appetizer, diners can choose a classic Polenta a la Bolognese; Olives Ascolanas (Olives stuffed with batter-fried veal) or the Eggplant Parmigiana (eggplant au gratin with parmesan cheese, tomato and basil). Sottovoce offers a really interesting variety of pasta, all made with hard semolina of candeal wheat and egg. Stuffed Pasta is actually homemade, whereas dried textured pasta, such as Tagliatelle or Maltagliati, is provided by a pasta factory. Dishes like Maltagliati alla Bolognese or Pappardelle with Mushrooms (cream, dried mushrooms, chanterelles, mushrooms and portobellos) are plentiful, delicious and trully Italian. But although pasta is the Queen of the Menu, a tasty Sirloin with sweet-pepper sauce (with potato fries and grilled onions) and Curried Chicken Spezzatino and Almonds with rice is also offered. Desserts are plainly wonderful: Profiteroles with Strawberry and Vanilla ice-cream, Creamed Crepes (flambéed with vanilla ice-cream), Tiramisú (1oo% Mascarpone cheese) and the exuberant Chocolate Vulcano, are some of the many recommended desserts. Homemade ice-cream is also exquisite. Some flavours are really outstanding, such as Tangerine or Maracuya.
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Average, grumpy Italian”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

I struggle to see how Sottovoce gets so many great reviews when other excellent Italians are available in the city. It's not bad but it's by no means an award winner in my eyes.

The alarm bells rang as always when I saw the menu, any restaurant that claims to be able to cook that many dishes with excellence is lying, and I was right. The food was ok but far from outstanding, presentation was average, the fish wasn't as fresh as it could be (sure it says on the menu it's only fresh twice a week but you're a city on the sea, how difficult can fresh fish be?), it was just a run of the mill Italian restaurant.

The service? Just bloody grumpy, clearly unimpressed that we weren't spending money on starters though with 10 people we were hardly spending small.

Save time and head elsewhere.

  • Visited January 2013
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Torremolinos, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 716 helpful votes
“YET ANOTHER BILL--SHOWING NO TAX”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

We had a low profile dinner---last night in town !
Fresh Fish and Salad--sparkling water

Sad to see this restaurant like others here in Buenos Aires trying not to pay Government tax-issuing dummy bills.

When we insisted on a correct bill tax was showing

Shame---hence just 1 star

  • Visited January 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice food, nice staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We spend two evenings here (incl. christmas) and enjoyed the italian food and the friendly staff. generally speaking ok value for money.

Visited December 2012
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Excellent sea food in a nice area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Sottovoce Puerto Madero is located in a nice area of the city in front of the river. Me went with our married sons to celebrate mybirthday. We had linguini, one with mushrooms for my wife and one with a spicy sauce(Putanesca). Is possible to order half portions which are abundant. The children couples shared a GRIGLIATA DI MARE (one portion) that was enough for four of them.Is a combo of grilled sea fruits and different fishes. The service was excellent and when they realized that it was my birthday they presented a piece of a delicate chocolate mouse cake with a candle and two ice creams, both on the house. Expect to pay around 30u$s per person without wine (can find a good one for 25-30 u$s a bottle).

  • Visited November 2012
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“First class service and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

Now, this is what I call a true Buenos Aires eating experience. The ambiance, the food, and the service were great! My aunt and uncle took me there (I was on a two week visit) and I had the best Italian plus the "Lomo a las tres mostazas"! Even though it was a Tuesday night, and later than the usual time for dinner there, the place had a respectable amount of people. The view of the water and the Buenos Aires skyline is wonderful. Don't miss this place.

  • Visited November 2012
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