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“Outstanding Restaurant in downtown Cincinnati” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sotto

Sotto
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Ranked #4 of 1,952 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Walnut Street
Description: It is a concept of casual intimacy and communal romance.Sotto is the art of simplicity, a steward of restraint. It’s undressed, gutsy and human. It is fire, meat, wheat, and laughter.Above all, Sotto is Italian.
Kentucky
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Outstanding Restaurant in downtown Cincinnati”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

An absolutely delicious taste of Italy ... Business casual or casual, wonderful wine list and from the Bruschetta, the insalata, pasta to the entrees .. everything we had was mouth watering. So many wonderful flavors .. the pork with this awesome lemon sauce was our favorite. If you go with a group order lots of different things and dig in.. The restaurant itself is downstairs from it's sister restaurant Boca. The décor is simple with brick and mortar walls, chandeliers and candles make you feel like you are stepping into a Trattoria in Rome...Anyone visiting Cincinnati should definitely add this to your places to eat

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Susan C
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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141 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Wonderfully affordable Italian nestled under Bocca. Great wine selection. Interesting fried zucchini, was sliced thin and fried like a potato chip. Brussels Sprouts were delicious. Pasta dishes were only $14 and a size that was suitable and not too large. Service was excellent.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Patrick K
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wow!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Loved this place! We had a variety of items. Our favorites were the short rib pasta and the ricotta doughnuts. We also had the salmon (cooked perfectly) and another house made pasta (not all were house made - why?). Very cool, relaxed, romantic atmosphere. Our reservations were near closing time, but we were not rushed at all. Our server, Annalyse, was great! She gave us great recommendations and explained the menu thoroughly. Sotto is not as pretentious as the menu appears. Can't wait to go back!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Julie M
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cool Update to La Normandie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

New Restaurant in former site of La Normandie has maintained very cool atmosphere with updates. Food was authentic, affordable and portion sizes were good. I would highly recommend to both locals and out of town visitors. Another example of how downtown Cincinnati is making a great comeback!

Visited June 2013
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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181 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great food and wonderful atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Italian food was extremely high quality with authentic traditional dishes I have had in Italy and this is the first time I have found in the states. The atmosphere is warm and sophisticated at the same time. Great for a couple or group but hard to get a walking seat since it is so busy

  • Visited May 2013
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