Sotto Sotto
Sotto Sotto

Sotto Sotto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sottosottorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4045236678x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm-11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm-12:00am, Sunday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Riccardo Ullio
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Will accommodate most party sizes, please call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elizabeth
  • Public Transit: MARTA East Line
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking also available.
A word from Sotto Sotto
The shortest route to Sotto Sotto's charms lies through its fresh pasta, with "simple" and "traditional" being the bywords.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Sotto Sotto reviews from OpenTable diners
184 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (129)fit for foodies (119)special occasion (116)romantic (104)notable wine list (93)great for outdoor dining (59)hot spot (31)good for groups (31)late-night find (13)vibrant bar scene (8)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Great experience
    FoodieLove
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was wonderful, the drink was strong, and the wait staff and host are too notch. Very welcoming and friendly, it's their service that sets then apart. Would definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing anniversary dinner
    Colson
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food, service and place terrific! Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Never fails to impress from start to finish. Amazing service that pays attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently fantastic
    jcatlVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food and service are as good as anywhere in town. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Special
    Tartuffa
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Chose this place for my birthday dinner... Neither of us cared for the olive oil tasting - we ended up ordering butter to go with our bread. And I love olive oil. Veal Chop had very good mushroom sauce which was its one redeeming quality...it was overcooked (medium was suggested). The exclusively Italian wine list was very fine. The best flavors of the night came from the pasta dishes.....the butter/sage ravioli was flavorful, but the hit of the night was the Strangled Priest dish? Sweet fennel sausage in a red sauce - I could have eaten that sauce all night long. My big reasoning behind the lower rating is that the ambiance really was blah......modern/non-descript - no romantic feeling at all - I'm just more into the rustic I guess!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Used to be a special place, complacent now and the food was not fabulous. Pity.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great choice!
    excapethezip
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This restaurant has consistently been a favorite of ours. The food and service has always been impeccable. I never sway from my usual balsamic rissotto and "priest strangler".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible parking. Great restaurant
    EclecticDJVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Twice the valet kids have dented my car. On the most recent visit they backed our brand new BMW into a space and hit a concrete wall. Will not go back because of this. If you go try to find street parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A longstanding favorite of ours. Ricardo (owner), Blake and Eric never disapoint and it always look forward to our meal and catching up wth the Soto Soto team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • party of 11 for BDAY
    Partyof11
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    They did a great job of seating us on time - had table ready and got first drink order quickly. Waiter was friendly, helpful and effecient. The food came out at a good pace. Wine recommendations were sound and somehow he split the bill correctly with minimal direction. The tagliatelle (sp) with mushrooms, the ravioli, etc were all great. The risotto was not as good as I remembered but still yummy. All in all very memorable dinner and birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Occasion or Any Occasion
    gamgamVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Dined on the newly improved patio out back. Very special ambience and lots of room to have an intimate dinner experience. Very nice atmosphere and candlelight, music and service made us feel like we were in a garden of someone's home. Mostly small (2 and 4 folks to a table) which keeps the noise level down for wonderful deep conversations. We had cocktails and shared apps, and ordered entrees, and wine. Our server was experienced in Italian food and wine and made very honest suggestions. All were spot on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is such a fantastic restaurant. Phenomenal food that is just plan good without trying too hard. Quality service is obviously something the management invests in, making the wait staff is so pleasant, professional and informed. The wine is always fantastic as well. We love this place and will go back many many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Wonderful
    dirtytini
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was our first visit to Soto Soto, and it was wonderful. It was a Weds night, so it wasn't overly crowded. Our meal was exceptional and our server suggested a perfect wine pairing. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Restaurant
    atlsurfer
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Went in for a first date, which the staff quickly picked up on ams gave us the perfect amount of space while still paying attention to our needs. The food was simply spectacular. Any complaints from me would be a lie. Bot me and my date loved the food, the ambiance, the dining experience in general. I was treated with the utmost respect just like everyone else around me even though we are a very young couple. That was a very welcomed aspect of the experience. I can't stress enough how much the staff made the experience that much more enjoyable. Had the food been sub par, which wasnt the case, the experience would have still ben a great one due to the staff alone. It was an al around wonderful experience. I'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Experience
    VAGAFamilyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for a special occasion expecting the food and service to be amazing. However, we were disappointed. While we thought the food was okay, the portions were on the small side and the service was very bad. Add in the difficult valet situation and we will not likely ever be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    iarenina
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My first time at Sotto Sotto and I loved it! Inside dining is pretty cramped. Tables for couples are REALLY close; you can hear others' conversation and just far enough for elbow room. Although the seating arrangements weren't what I expected, don't let it overshadow the food. Started off with Caesar salad, typical. Then I ordered the Michealangelo tortellini and my parter had the pappardelle w/ duck ragu, both PHENOMENAL. This place is def worth the try. I'll def be going back despite the seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pattyinathens
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The servers seemed to like being there; we were attended by several different people. The host was jovial. The food was very good. The noise level was high and diners were crowded. There were several large groups. The antipasto was excellent: meats and cheeses, with olives and mushrooms. I had a delicious chicken with baby potatoes. My companion loved his pasta with sausage sauce. Dessert was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FabredsocksVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great service and the veal Parmesan was the best I've ever had. Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scbuckhead
    scbuckheadVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always first rate. Despite an early (7:15 PM) reservation and open tables we had to wait, but we weren't in a hurry so it was fine. However, the food coming out of the kitchen was slow on this evening for everyone. That sometimes happens. The waiter did a great job of keeping us informed and apologized for the delays. Once each course was served, it was perfect! We both ordered fish and both dishes were hot and cooked to perfection! solid wine list. We've been fortunate to enjoy Italian cuisine world wide, and the best Italy and Sicily have to offer on several trips. Sotto Sotto is always at the top of that list. Always first rate!! Really love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Divine food
    Betsy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our first dinner at Sotto Sotto did not disappoint. We sat on the patio for more privacy. Lovely (could use some color). Splitting courses is an excellent strategy to taste each course without exploding. We shared the scallops, mushroom risotto, "priest strangler" and the salmon main course. All were superb. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal
    lisacrnVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a wonderful glass of sparkling rose to begin our evening - lovely bottle of vino - fantastic starters and outstanding pasta dishes. Wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    MG00
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have been to Sotto Sotto several time during restaurant week, but never during their regular menu. This was the first time and well worth it. Also the pasta is pretty affordable for how delicious it is. We had a party of 6 and everyone greatly enjoyed their meal. The best thing on the table was easily the meat lasagna.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Plain Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Sotto Sotto was a great overall experience. Food was very good, service was friendly & attentive. Prices were fair for what you ordered. Very good wine list. The people treated you as if they were glad you came. Good decor. I loved being able to see right into the kitchen. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    MediationMommy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food was excellent and the server made fabulous recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We received outstanding service at Sotto Sotto. We had a large party as a celebration for my brother's birthday and they were very accommodating, attentive and fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Among the best Italian in the city
    Aguyfromatlanta
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was a return visit and we were pleased again. We dined in the outdoor garden and I recommend it if space is available. The service and food were fantastic. We like to take our time and savor the food, wine, ambiance and conversation. Those who complain about slow service here need to relax and enjoy this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    JScjVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    For me Sotto Sotto is one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. I love this place. I had friends visiting from out of the country and decided to take them there for dinner. They loved everything; food, service, ambiance, etc! Please keep up the great work!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was fantastic
    atlfoodlover
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We loved our dishes (duck ragu and mullet roe) and we have a feeling everything on this menu would be just as fantastic. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful dining experience
    paige
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    As always, the food, service, and wine at Sotto Sotto are unparalleled in Atlanta. For the price, it really can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine list
    MediationMommy
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    James is the waiter to request when you are going to the restaurant. Nice place with an interesting food selection. They offer a variety of options and excellent cheeses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visiting from Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Fresh pasta was incredible. Atmosphere was cozy and relaxed. Waitress incredibly knowledgable with food and wine. Our best meal in Atlanta. Recommend it highly. Apparently tough to get reservations but went on a moday night in summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service & food top notch !
    Kenelitemor
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Alittle skeptical @ first with tight seating while celebrating a family birthday but the manager quickly noticed our nervousness & moved us to a great table. Jenny our server could not be any more close to perfect & the food matched ! Will defiantly be back on a night to try out the patio ( date night :-) !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous restaurant!
    EstebanOrtiz13
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Came here for my 23rd birthday & the food was fantastic. My waitress was very polite and treated me & my friends very respectful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    JenBVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Wow! Every time I go to Sotto Sotto I am always impressed with the food and the wine. The farro salad is wonderful and refreshing and the Brunello I enjoyed by the glass was impressive. The bartender was very knowledgeable about the wine list and made great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's birthday
    estyle
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Father really enjoyed the pasta and would like to return soon, and that means a lot coming from him.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!!!
    Keyonce
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Omg the food was BOMB! Service a bit slow at first, but once things got rolling it was non stop GREATNESS! Server was really sweet too.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top notch
    Nelu
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    For us, this is the best Italian restaurant in Atlanta. We sat on the patio which is more private. The indoor seating is a little crowded and the noise level there is high. The food was outstanding. I recommend that scallop appetizer and any of the pastas. The service was attentive too. The risottos are great too, but heavier than the pastas. In fact these dishes are so good that i have not tried yet any of the main dishes. There are plenty of interesting wines to choose from and the servers are happy to recommend some.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderfully Romantic
    DorotheabondgirlVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    While the meals are excellent at Sotto Sotto -- the food is just stellar. The service is impeccable. This is a restaurant you will find yourself returning to. Time and time again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CTSCVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Consistently great food, with the most friendly servers. We love this gem of a restaurant and have been coming occasionally for years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, Wine and Service
    FOOD101UNC2010
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    First, let me say that I have been to many different resturants in Atlanta at the top of the food scene. This was maybbe my 10th time dining at Sotto Sotto and I am always impressed with the quality of the food, the competence of the wait staff and the wine recommendations. I was here for my partner's stepmother's birthday and they supplementted our meal with champagne and chocloate soup for her-which was a very nice and accommodating surprise. I was very impressed. Also, everybody in the group loved the idea of getting two small dishes, what they term 'first-course size', of two different selections to try them out. Everything on the menu is wonderful and must be tried.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate