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“OK food, fair prices, good service”
Review of Sotto Cinque - CLOSED

Sotto Cinque
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Cross street: Between 1st and 2nd Avenue
Transit: 4, 5 & 6 trains to Lexington Avenue and East 86th Street.
NYC
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“OK food, fair prices, good service”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

Had seafood risotto ($15) and rigatoni with sausage ($10). Both good. Risotto was not what I expected—it tasted more like the Spanish dish shrimp in green sauce over risotto (even tho it was not green). There were about 4 shrimps, 5 clams, and good amount of squid and calamari. Couldn’t taste saffron or butter but I like green sauce and portion as a whole was ample. Rigatoni was good too; sausage was very good-burnt and tasty. Sauce was tomatoey. Plenty of bread. Not cheap anymore, but fairly priced. Service was attentive. Atmosphere on Sunday afternoon was pleasant.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank PerryPatetik
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English first
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A little slice of Italy”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

Great food, wine, and service. Several times a week live music that suits the space is added free if charge. Nice atmosphere too.

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Thank NYWomantraveler
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Level 4 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Neat little Italian restuarant in a good neighborhood”
Reviewed August 28, 2011

Nice Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side. Good menu with good service make for a good dining experience.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank S C
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new york
1 review
“Very Poor Service and Food”
Reviewed January 31, 2010

We went for a dinner in the upper east side last weekend as we had some friends residing in the area. The wine was very expensive and low quality compared to the surrounding restaurants in the second avenue. The appetizer (artichokes) was ok but the chicken entree was half cooked and smelled old and took almost like an hour after the appetizer. I saw one roach on the corner and mentioned to the server for which he discounted my bill (did not need that). We were looking for a fast quick and fresh Italian food.
Overall very very poor service and food and would not recommend it anyone around. There are plenty of better restaurants in the neighborhood. Do not fall in the trap of saving a dollar for low quality food service and place.

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Thank krlopez
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New York City, NY
Level 6 Contributor
368 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Pretty Good, Nice Service. Good Location”
Reviewed August 6, 2009

This restaurant moved to 86th between Second and First Avenues. The crowded, noisy, front bar gives way to a dark, but comfortable and spacious back dining room. The menu is standard, no-nonsense Italian and sticks to popular, core dishes. The pastas are all
reasonably priced and portions are both ample and tasty. A great place for a quick, casual meal or a group dinner on a budget.

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Thank STYLEONTHEGO
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