I looooved Sotto Cinque!Definitely a "gem" though I don't live in the neighborhood I'm always more than happy to venture away from mine & I do have several friends who live on the UES, so I knew Sotto Cinque existed & wanted to patronize an UES establishment during "Second Ave. Retail & Resturant Week". Unfortunately we chose another major stormy night to do so--however we persevered. One friend didn't make it & we'd already ordered for him, so we brought him his dinner & though he re-heated it at home, he enjoyed his pasta!
I plan to return for their very well-priced, prixe-fixe brunch very soon--acclaimed "best brunch on the UES!"6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFilet of sole was excellent,Filet of sole was excellent, as was my wife's cavatelli with sweet sausage and granddaughter's spaghetti bolognese. Pasta e fagioli was generous, but swimming in broth. Service was decent.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThere are many reasons I comeThere are many reasons I come back to this restaurant and one is because they know me well by now and it feels kinda like home. They recently changed their menu and I've noticed that some of the portions are smaller. Tonight it was too noisy and we had to raise our voices to hear each other from across the table. That's not great. Our waiter, who is new and who we had once before, always seems impatient even though he puts on a good facade. We're hoping we don't get him again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI guess so much has to doI guess so much has to do with who is serving you. Our waitor, seemingly new, was impatient and not knowledgeable about the menu. When asked questions, he did not offer to find out... we had to ask him to do that. It got frustrating and not like the usual outstanding service.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Neighborhood FindThe meal was enjoyable and tasty. Good Italain. Nice Neighborhood find. I will be back.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWhole experience was great.Whole experience was great. Have been many times and will return again. Old time Italian good with a few specials thrown in each night reservations suggested3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter to go when it's notBetter to go when it's not too crowded. The wait staff seemed over taxed tonight although still as polite as ever.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMit's getting too crowded.it's getting too crowded. Stay away so we can keep it all to ourselves. :)12/28/2012 12:00:00 AM