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Sotto Cinque
Sotto Cinque

Sotto Cinque Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://Sottocinque.com
  • Email: Vmustazza@aol.com
  • Phone: (212) 472-5563
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am-11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am-11:30pm, Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11:30-3:00pm. Brunch: Sat. & Sun. 11:30am-3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We will deliver large trays of food from our catering menu for lunch/brunch and dinner orders.
  • Private Party Facilities: The entire restaurant is available to be rented out for large parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Vincent (212) 472-5563
  • Entertainment: Mondays: Live Jazz with "TRES" - Kerry, Marc and Carl. Thursdays: Live guitar and vocals with Aaron Short from the U.K.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Mondays: Live Jazz with "TRES" - Kerry, Marc and Carl. Thursdays: Live guitar and vocals with Aaron Short from the U.K. Please check our web page and visit us on Facebook for special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 1st and 2nd Avenue
  • Public Transit: 4, 5 & 6 trains to Lexington Avenue and East 86th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are public lots located nearby the restaurant. Additionally, metered street parking and garages are available.
A word from Sotto Cinque
Welcome to Sotto Cinque; a character charm of eclectic décor - sultry red walls, exposed brick and dark furnishings, emulating rustic easiness. Our bar and dining room allow for a variety of dining options and get-togethers. We invite you to an old style Italian dining experience, dotted with ivory sconce lighting and candles on the cloth-clad tables; where conversation, down to earth Italian comfort food, hand-selected mix of music lightly seeps in from the bar, and our service reigns supreme. The new menu screams for hungry guests! The substantial selection of entrées and pastas is not for the shy. You come here to thoroughly enjoy a good, hearty meal. A few new favorites include: Osso Buco – slow-braised veal shank, rich gravy over risotto, and our signature Rigatoni Cinque – with peas and prosciutto in a light pink sauce. Over 70 well-priced bottles of diverse wine-selections from Italy and all over the world, make you look twice, before choosing. Don't forget - we deliver!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Still one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. It was Oscar night so many people were probably home watching the red carpet. Place is usually pretty filled up."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We have been going here for years and always love it - it's our neighborhood date night spot. Think it would be sweet to go for Valentine's Day...arrived and ordered exactly what we wanted...and when the check came we were charged for a pre-fix meal which we did not order nor want. And we were told that NO MATTER what we ordered, we were charged for the pre-fix because it was Valentine's Day. I was furious! It is completely unfair to be forced to pay for something we did not order and it was more than what we did order. I am very sad - as I do not think we will go there again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overall the value is great. The service was very good and the food was yummy!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "While the food is not amazing, it is very good and very well priced. Sotto Cinque is in our regular rotation because of the value and the quality of the food."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "We have had a pied-a-terre on 86th for several years and we just discovered this hidden gem. The service was terrific, the bar was good, and the food was so good. The fish was especially good, with a very vast menu, and they are willing to accommodate your special requests. Terrific pasta!! We will be back here often!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I ordered something that is no longer on their menu. Pollo Genoese with white wine instead of Marsala sauce. This dish has asparagus, mushrooms and black olives and I got it with sautéed spinach. I also had the house salad. Although we waited a long time for the entree, the spinach came out ice cold....as if it was just then taken out of the refrigerator. They reheated it for me and the sauce was delicious. The chicken, however, was a bit rubbery which is not usual. We dined early tonight so the restaurant wasn't too crowded or noisy, the way we prefer it. All in all we still enjoyed it."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Mozzarella carozza, linguini with clams, roasted pepper ravioli, side of meatballs, glass of Montepulciano de Abbruzzo, all delicious! Alfonso and the gang provided us with excellent service, and were sensitive to my girlfriends hatred of garlic! We will be back ! Thank you !"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I ordered the salmon livornese, which is not on their new menu. It was very good tonight. Our waiter was also very friendly which is always nice."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "For the price Sotto Cinque was good. The dining rooms was fairly full when we arrived and at the same time a large and very loud group arrived. (I often wonder why the management never said anything to the group that must have been bothering everyone in the entire restaurant) We asked to sit in the bar instead of the dining room but could still hear the group yelling. I thought the food was good - I ordered a salad that was supposed to have been made with Arugula and was Spinach instead but ate it anyway. My pasta dish of Shrimp Scampi was again good but a bit dry. It is reasonably priced and our service was very good, ambience was very nice so we found it acceptable."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "This place does not disappoint. Pasta is really, really good!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Good food at reasonable prices. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We decided to go for their special prix fixe dinner on Christmas Eve. I ordered the beet salad which was very small and not as tasty as usual. For the entree I ordered their braised short ribs. Although the flavor of the beef was good, it was very fatty and there might have been a total of 5 bites of meat minus the gristle and the bone. The bread, which is usually delicious was burnt and dry. The servers tried hard to please but it was crowded and they seemed over worked. . My friend ordered the chicken dish and said it was nothing special. They have a new menu and the chef seems to be different. When I go, I often order things that are no longer on the new menu but which they will make if you know they exist. Portions are also smaller."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great neighborhood Italian spot with consistently good food, good prices, and good service. A lot of the pasta dishes are $10-12 and even meat dishes under $20. Cheapest wine bottle seemed to be around $28. The bread is delicious."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Comfort and cuisine are yours in this little Italian gem. Not traditionally decorated, it's very comfortable, low lighting but enough so you can read the menu, see your food etc. Reasonably priced, top notch service."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "We decided to go here for their special Turkey Day dinner and it was wonderful. I had beet and goat cheese salad, turkey (all white meat) with cinnamon sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts with walnuts and butter sauce, cranberry sauce and mushroom sausage stuffing which was all delcious. A drink, coffee and dessert were also included. We all had something different and everyone was totally satisfied with what they ordered. It was like being at home with family because staff was also so accommodating and generous. Food was so plentiful that there were leftovers to take home."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I went here with3 others. From the bread on, this place was a hit. We ordered a cold antipasto platter for 2 which was ample for the 4 of us. The portions are large and fresh. I ordered lasagna. It cost ONLY $12, well worth it. Delicious. My daughter had penne ala vodka, equally delicious. Her boyfriend had gnocchi and he was thrilled. My husband ordered chicken park, it came with a choice of pasta or salad. He opted for the salad. It was a large dinner salad with the most delicious lemon vinaigrette. His chicken park could have fed two people. The portions are large and really flavorful. They had daily specials, too."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Chose Sotto Cinque using Open Table. It was a great experience. Most importantly, the food was well prepared and presented. The wine list included affordable options. The prices are fantastic. My only complaint was that the pasta served under my fish special of the evening dish was grossly under-cooked. All the other diners, however, were quite satisfied with their food. My dish, itself, was excellent. I would definitely return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Very nice neighborhood place. People are nice, food is good, and prices are reasonable. Homey and relaxed. We'll be happy to return when we're in the neighborhood and want a decent Italian meal."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We went off wheat so haven't dined here in a few months. We returned tonight and the menu has changed and the portions are smaller. I was able to order something from their previous menu not listed on the current one. The food is good and the service friendly, as always. Prices on many items are higher too."
    Dined on 11/2/2013