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About Sotto Los Angeles

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.

9575 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sun-Thurs 5:30 - 9:30 pm, Fri and Sat 5:30 - 10:30 pm

Cross Street:
Beverly Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 277-0210

Website:
http://www.sottorestaurant.com/

Catering:
Sotto offers offsite catering - please email events@sottorestaurant.com or call restaurant.

Parking Details:
Valet parking $10.50 or limited street parking (please read the signs to avoid tickets)

Executive Chef:
Steve Samson and Chef de Cuisine, Craig Towe

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Sotto offers special event capabilities - large parties on our enclosed terrace, lunch or dinner buyouts, chef driven prix-fixe menus, wine tasting dinners, cooking lessons, cocktail making lessons. Please email events@sottorestaurant.com or call restaurant.

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Chef Steve Samson delivers an honest, market-driven menu of regionally-inspired Southern Italian dishes, including fresh housemade pastas, salumi, and Neapolitan pizza cooked in an artisan wood burning oven.

Sotto Los Angeles Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (28)
Good for a Date (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Cozy (21)
Authentic (20)
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Creative Cuisine (18)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Romantic (14)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Fun (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Business Meals (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
People Watching (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
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Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Visited for DineLA which is always a great chance to try out a restaurant and was not disappointed! First off the service and staff is so attentive with having been kindly greeted from everyone from the waiters, bus boys, and the manager who even dropped in to ask how everything was. Waitress was great about making suggestions and asking how we wanted to pace out our meal. So 5 stars for service. As for the food we were impressed by what the DineLA menu had to offer and the portion and flavors were perfect. The branzino and pork shoulder were so perfectly cooked, tender, and tasty. The standouts where the home made bread with anchovy butter, the short rib, and pork shoulder. I will definitely be returning to try the pizza and more of their wines. I loved the ambiance as well, it was cozy and a place I could see myself coming back to. Thanks for a great evening!

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants. My girl and I eat here all the time. My friends join us often. Sent many people here and always get thank you’s. The staff is always friends and the pasta and pizza are spectacular.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

Awful we dine at the sister restaurant and you’d never know there was any affiliation. My husband and I were both ill the next day. Very disappointed will never go back

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

I took my son and his girlfriend to celebrate his 30th birthday, and it was a magical evening. The ambience was lovely; contemporary but homey at the same time. Everything from the cocktails, wine list, food, dessert and service were first class. We started with the burrata
cheese and bread. OMGosh, it was amazing!! My son had the braised short rib which was the special of the night. HIs girlfriend had pizza and I had linguine with clams; all fabulous.
For dessert, we had gelato and an order of Zeppole (Italian donuts). We cannot wait to
return to Sotto. It was a wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on January 16, 2018

The food is farm-to-table fresh, and creative. Pasta was excellent (black squid campanelle) and you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I’ve been to Sotto before and really enjoyed the experience. I think the issue was that the dinela menu just wasn’t very good and the wait staff were just overrun.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

4 of us had a 5:45pm reservation. At 8pm we were asked to switch tables to accommodate a large party. So we switched. To a high table in the noisy bar. After 45 min we were asked to leave because "people are waiting". In all my years of dining- I have never been asked to move TWICE!!!!!!! No thanks, Sotto. You just lost a long time customer. Hope the people waiting were worth it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

All around very good experience. Lively, intimate space.
Quality, food carefully prepared. Great bartenders and servers. Neighborhood place with upscale taste.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is our second time to Sotta - last year and this year for DineLA- it is remarkable, divine and we loved our waitress. The menu for DineLA was excellent from appetizers to desert!! from carrots, smoked trout on toast to entrée all awesome to the parsnip cake- OMG !! Good selection for cocktails and they we were well executed. A find through the dineLA process- that was our lucky day - those who live in the area are fortunate to have this gem near them !! thank you for such a great experience

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I had this place logged as a possible future visit as it appears to be one of the most decent Naples style pizzerias in the LA area. Appetizers were well done, especially the octopus is a must have! Pizzas were ok, would have wanted to have them slightly less cooked since the surface was a bit over burnt which makes the pizza look worse and corrupts the taste. Pasta was ok. The overall atmosphere was nice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Love this place - fabulous Italian food. Cocktails are awesome too. Vibrant - packed with lots of locals, families (w older kids), dates, etc

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Loved everything we ordered. Generous portions. Cozy space. Wonderful service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We come often and it was great as always.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This Italian place really knows what they're doing for three main reasons. First, the food is excellent, fresh, and hot. Every single item came piping hot and fresh. Second, the service is beyond good. There was a food runner, drink runner, busser, waiter, and a sommelier! The place is fully staffed and understands that cutting payroll hurts the restaurant business. Third, the restaurant is very clean and organized. After visiting the restroom, I wanted to have my dinner there because it was so clean and decorated attractively!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great discovery on our business trip. Yum!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Enjoyed Sotto for New Year's Eve. The noise level was perfect for there to be atmosphere while letting us hear each other speak. Food was excellent with generous portions.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fantastic! Italian menu in a trending food market in LA. the new years 5 course meal was outstanding. Highly recommended, the veal and pizza is authentic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a great New Year's Eve dinner at Sotto! Service was a bit slow, but the meal was fantastic, and they accommodated our two kids with some changes to the pre-fix menu.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place with great menu and food. Tables are two close together side by side and to far apart between 2 top customers enjoying a meal together. Had a super annoying couple immediately next to ice having a loud personal discussion we had no interest in being a part of but couldn’t avoid. Definitely a major detractor from the experience

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had open table reservations for 9 pm but we decided to go early and showed up at 8, we got seated right away, hostess was really nice, wait staff was excellent. We got olives app and pizza (3 of them)which was really good. We have a wood fired pizza oven at home so pretty picky, the dough was a bit tasteless ( Our homemade is better), but the pies were good, and overall the whole experience was awesome. We recommend it. Paula and Matt from Boston

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The restaurant had a very hip charm and not what we expected from the outside

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food here is excellent. It’s a walk from my house, so it’s a regular stop.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Went for a birthday dinner, was a great choice. It’s loud, but feels lively, not oppressive. Service is great - attentive without being obsequious. We enjoyed different cocktails, and butter beer could have been dessert! Highlight of appetizers was the octopus. Shared a pizza, pork chop and two pastas. Everyone happy with the food. I tasted my family’s desserts, didn’t find them tempting though the group liked them more than I did. Got cannolis to go- shell and cream great texture but the orange was too strong so I ate less than half of one but my family finished it off. Absolutely would return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great loved it

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food was fantastic as were the drinks. I had one of the pizzas, my husband had the squid ink pasta and we shared a dessert. No complaints about any of it. The space is dark so be prepared if you have trouble reading in low light.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Pizza dough is soggy, salads ok except for the beets, which were pickled and then had more vinegar dressing added making them horribly acidic. Trout inedible. Wine list completely bizarre - literally nothing even drinkable in it - why stock wine only from the worst and hottest regions in Italy? Restaurant has so much potential as it’s space and location and size would make it so cozy - but the food is not even average and there are too many other options in LA - will not be a repeat for us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always incredible food. Lovely service and good wine selection. Ac was really cold but they adjusted and was very comfortable after. Def a fave

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Super delicious food. Great menu and fun cocktail list. I already booked a second visit for next weekend.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food. Good vibe here. Bartender really knows his s*&! too. Excellent cocktails.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, People Watching, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Didn't know anything on the wine list. Pizza crust was not crispy.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Just supper yummy. Everything from the appetizers to the main course. I love the bread with burrito cheese. There was a squash dish with pinenuts amazing! Also a colorful cauliflower dish, not fried but roasted. Amazing! A friend ordered pasta with lamb, out of this world good!I will be coming back with a new friend in tow.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I like the spirit of the place and the crowd is hip but respectful. Love the burnt bread and buffalo mozzarela. Waiters are young, pretty intense and cool.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everything at Sotto is amazing. The food is delicious-the pizza and pasta are just like Italy and the steak is the absolute best! We love the cocktails and especially mixologist Brynn. Dining here is always a pleasure.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Not a fan of the menu choices. Bread served was burnt.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The only downside to dining at Sotto is the valet service that charges $11.50 and requests a tip! Parking cost was $13.50! This is the highest I have yet to pay in LA

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Service was a little slow at first , the girl who served us was really nice and knowledgeable though but half way through she handed us to someone else and didn't even say anything. Appetizers were great. Pizza was good. Pasta was a little under cooked. Def a decent place though.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Need to cut down on noise level - way too noisy.
We brought wine in this time - the corkage was very pricey.
The food was delicious as usual!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

As always, Sotto excelled. Their wine list is unique and changes at the right pace. Their food always is delicious and inventive, and the Market section they added a while back is a real treat. Not to be missed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I took a friend here for her birthday and it was a pleasant experience. The vibe is definitely more casual, but the wine selection lives up to the hype. The pizza was AMAZING, the pasta was so-so. Overall, a great place for authentic Italian.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very friendly service. The homemade bread was delicious (but you have to pay for it). The beet salad was way too salty but the crispy octopus was good. The pastas were unusual but interesting - perfectly al dente and unique flavors. We asked for the porterhouse medium rare and it was very rare. Good flavor though. Gelato were the best dessert. Fun place to try out.

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