Sotto Los Angeles

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$31 to $50
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At Sotto, Executive Chef Steve Samson and Chef de Cuisine Craig Towe deliver an honest, market-driven menu of regionally-inspired Southern Italian dishes, including fresh housemade pastas and Neapolitan pizza cooked in an artisan wood burning oven. This wood burning oven was built onsite by Neapolitan craftsmen with traditional techniques that have been passed on from generation to generation and is the first of its kind in the Los Angeles area.



Our food is complemented by a fresh, seasonally relevant cocktail program with a strong background in the classics and the utilization of lesser known Italian liqueurs. We also offer an eclectic list of boutique wines from Southern Italy.
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4.4based on all time ratings
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4.2
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HedgeMedia
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Reviewed on December 8, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Great spot. Good food and service. Will be back. Blows the hot spot Italian places out of the water.

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vipAvalon
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Reviewed on May 15, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Delicious! This is our go-to when we're on this side of town. The asparagus and mushroom pizza are to die for. Enjoy!

GB
vipGeraldB
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sotto has long been one of our favorite restaurants, and we're sad for the loss. We were frequent patrons. We had a reservation to dine there last Monday and arrived with our guest to find the sign on the door saying they had closed shop. I must say that not having received a prior alert seemed a chilly, somewhat shabby ending to an otherwise happy experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto is such a fabulous place, the staff is beyond amazing and too good to be true. I hope they land on their feet, I was very sad to hear the restaurant will be closing soon. I wish them all the best and hope that Sotto and the family they have created survives, because the experience is unparalleled. On top of a beautiful ambiance, the food is impeccable. Thank you Sotto!!

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jens
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE SOTO.. We had a reservation before the announcement that they were closing. It was a sad and cheerful vibe. My table of 3 ended up as a table of 6. Drinking cocktails from the old menu. It was fun and sad. I will miss sotto. I wish the best of luck for the staff.

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vipApril
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We are SO SORRY this wonderful restaurant will be closing !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. We are so sad that Sotto is closing!!

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Plainjane
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It's definitely a popular venue based on how crowded it was on a Sunday night. Service was impeccable. My water glass was repeatedly refilled when it was down a third of a glass. The server was very gracious and knowledgeable. I found the food a little plain. Parking is very difficult on the street.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christine, the hostess and in charge of reservations is wonderful. Food was really good and we were well taken care of. Merci Christine!

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MGuz
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is just ok. Tiramisu May have been the best thing we ate.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were ignited by our server after ordering...not cool, Sotto. Not cool.

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SandraC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite new restaurants in LA. It’s simple food but absolutely amazing flavors. I always do a wood fired pizza and meatballs on the side. They have great wines as well! Can’t wait to go back...

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vipPaulM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am very saddened to hear that the restaurant is closing.

JR
JarredR
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good quality. Nice ambience. Friendly service.

JD
JDD329
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love the food here, but my only negative comment about this restaurant is the extreme noise level. "Energetic" is the option that's given above (which is a nice way to say "deafening"), but there are no sound-absorbing features in the seating area and so when it's full of people, the noise is unbelievably loud (which only increases because people have to shout to be heard). Love the food, love the feel -- and I would recommend it (and indeed, have recommended it), but I wish it weren't so excruciatingly loud. My ears were ringing when I left. (And tis wasn't because they were blasting music either -- it simply is what happens when you have an enclosed space with a lot of people talking simultaneously. )

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is my absolute favorite for Italian on any occasion. I have been for birthdays, date nights, casual dinner and more! This is the place I take friends and family that come to town. I love the ambience, the food is OUT OF THIS WORLD.. in particular the Fiorata pizza. The staff is so knowledgeable and make you feel like the most important guest in the dining room. Did I mention it's my favorite place ever?

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StephenH
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Did not inform that water will be $7 and opened a new one for us because we finished it. Service was not the best and did not help us find our lost necklace at the restaurant. Overall, the experience was whatever....

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Would recommend wholeheartedly.

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RogerA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Ordered two different Italian wines off the wine list, and they were out of both.

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vipLAfoodlover
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Sotto is always delicious, consistent, and presented well. I can't say enough about the service, everyone is friendly and makes you feel welcomed. It's a neighborhood gem! Continues to be a favorite.

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vipScottP
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Sad that it closed. Feel really bad for the employees, who seemed to be caught in between the talent and the business.

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viploulou1962
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good. Took my daughter for a quiet dinner and we weren’t disappointed. Brussel sprouts are excellent. Tried a new pasta as well as s pizza. Everything was delicious. We will definitely return again soon.

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vipElla
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great food and one of the best happy hours in the neighbourhood. The Pizzas are a must - especially the mushroom - and the lamb ragu is a stand-out pasta dish. Great wine list and the service is always friendly and efficient. It's a classy place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente atención y comida! Completamente especial e inolvidable

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EllW
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will be spending a lot of money but it’s worth it for a nice treat.

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Bnny
London
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Very beautiful place, nice ambience and kind staff. Pizza is really good but for italians it doesn’t look or taste like real italian