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After several years and lots of hype, Beverly Hills' Sotto, one of LA’s great Italian restaurants is still warranting the praise.

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About Sotto

At Sotto, Chef Steve Samson delivers 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 both Italy and California.

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 Brittany at 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

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 Brittany at 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 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
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Casual (25)
Worth the Drive (20)
Cozy (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Authentic (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Romantic (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Fun (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
People Watching (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 7, 2017

amazing wood oven bread with burrata and the pizza is off the charts..Everything was so good!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went here on Eater Recommendation. It was amazing!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Two of ua really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. Even though it was pretty full the night we went to dinner, it was intimate in feel and was not at all noisy.

We truly enjoyed our experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Sotto is a delightful restaurant. The food is flavorful and perfectly presented by wonderful waitstaff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

To have a taste of Italy just around the corner is such a delight. So glad I found you Sotto.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was all frozen food , no fresh ingredients or fresh salad , we ask for fresh tomato they reply it is out of season which is not true , very commercial standard fast food mostly processed food basically will never recommend that place

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This was my 3rd time at Sotto. The food has always been outstanding!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Good ingredients, simple staple foods.

No fancy sauces, no fancy tablecloths.

Not conducive to talking... the noise level is deafening.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

They have good cocktails to begin with and they can make more that are not on the list. The pizza with honey and soppressata is great! Very good dinner indeed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

this was the mist exceptional meals I have eaten to date. from the cooks, waiters, and staff I would will definitely recommend this place 10 time over.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Undisclosed ingredients in the salad (beets and mint I mean come on). The pasta was hard not even close to al dente and the sauce was bitter. Wait staff was nice to take both off. Atmosphere is a step above a basement. Not sure how this came up as romantic.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great experience and food. But kind of overpriced for bread.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food is fabulous, there's a full bar, and an imaginative wine list. That said, I've now completed the Zach Pollack trifecta and Sotto was my least favorite. Why? We had a lovely time, but something felt off to me: was it the noise level (the place is even louder than Alimento); the wait/sommelier staff, who didn't seem as informed or professional as elsewhere; or the presence of so many out-of-towners that made me feel like I was at a Destination Restaurant (perhaps I was)? I guess ambiance and service are what separate 4 stars from the 5.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our party of six was celebrating our friend's 50th birthday. We have all been to Sotto before and love the food, the atmosphere, everything.

Long story short, the appetizers were delicious but every one of our entrees was so salty that they were inedible. Between the 6 of us, we had 4 different entrees. One of us returned her meal, two of us left our food behind and the rest of us packed it up and took it home in the hopes that their teenage sons would eat it anyway.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Just moved to the neighborhood and have been in twice now. My second visit didn’t disappoint. Love the octopus, super crisp exterior and tender inside, the pastas are all top drawer and I love the pizza with the spicy salami and honey(forgot the name). Had a few cocktails off the list and was pleased as punch with my drinks. Will def be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We went for our birthday dinner and enjoyed the ambiance and decor. The sever we felt a little snippy in correcting us when explaining the genre of the restaurant. Warm beet salad was good, could be great or even amazing if there was less vinegar. The olive loaf bread was great, but they charge for Olive oil, and the other spread choices. Now onto the good stuff.

The crispy octopus was cooked to perfection. Adding pancetta and a tiny bit of potatoe rounded out that appetizer.
Entrees were the Brick pressed chicken and the Linguini with Clams.
Perfect pasta, I cannot emphasize perfect enough when it came to the pasta. Clams were fresh and tender, the sauce was to die for and we used the bread to get every last drop. The chicken was tender and succulent. Hidden bits of Italian sausage amongst the white beans were a treat.

We loved our experience at Sotto and will return for sure!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Something has happened here. Used to be a very good restaurant, but recent meal was dreadful. Salad tasted like rubber, pasta was under cooked and pasta sauce was over spiced.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 4, 2017

A wonderful service team was able to provide was with great insight into the menu. All the courses we had were very delicious. The bread service is excellent! The cocktails were innovative and delightful. Of course the pasta is what we came for and we weren’t disappointed. Every aspect of our meal was outstanding. We highly recommend this establishment!!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Must try Crispy octopus!! Coppa pizza was great! Nice ambience, a little dark but bearable. Rigatoni was yum too. Highly recommended!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Really loud in there and tables for 2 were all on top of each other. Not a romantic dining experience at all.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent food and service, made our anniversary very special!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We enjoyed the handcrafted cocktails, the Fig & Prosciutto Salad, the Margherita Pizza with burrata, the Cod, and the Cannoli. The Cod was the start. The Cannoli the best we have had around town. The cocktails: Cruella Deville (gin), American in Bormio (bourbon), and Pico Boulevardier (mescal) were wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Amazing! I've been coming here for about 2 years & have never been disappointed. Their housemade bread w/burrata canNOT be missed. I love that they serve seasonal veggies and they're so delish no matter how they're prepared. I'm basically a vegetarian and I have no problem finding something to eat every time I've been there. I'm only dissapointed that they don't carry the Gavi I got to enjoy the first time I went there.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Eh. The staff all seemed exhausted. So the dining experience overall wasn't that fun. The food was decent.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always great food and service. I live in the Beverly Hills area and this is a most welcome neighborhood fix !

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Sotto is more casual and less adventurous than say The Factory Kitchen, but it is more accomplished than the scores of other wood-burning-oven pizza and pasta restaurants that are out there. The pizzas come with dough that is semi-charred and blistered. They are a little crunchy and chewy with an almost sourdough flavor. The braised lamb pasta was perfectly cooked, smelled fantastic but needed a touch of salt. The vegetables aren't as remarkable or courageous as say at Gjelina, but I really liked the sunchokes as well as the roasted mushrooms. The buttermilk doughnuts were a hit and the cannoli worth trying as well. The nice thing is that the bill wasn't as big as some of the aforementioned restaurants. Sotto is the kind of place I would like to just drop in and enjoy a nice pizza or figs and prosciutto, but it is too popular for that. A Wednesday night found it bustling.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Nice meal,very crowded seating, could not find server not even to pay the bill.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. The location reminded me of NY. The food came out fast, here wasn't much but it was good .

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Ink pasta was out of this world!
Service wonderful !
Filled on a Sunday evening!
A real keeper!

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Amazing food! Ask the waiter for recommendations for sure. It was very much a hip LA scene so I definitely recommend this to any out-of-towners as well as locals that want to have great food at a reasonable price.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

the best pizza and pasta!!!!! we loved everything we ordered...service was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We were 4 and ordered family style. It was delish!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great cocktails! Best thing on the menu is the meatballs!
We do love the Branzino when available. This is in our neighborhood, so we're lucky to be able to pop around the corner for a bite here. Service is always good, but make reservations in advance!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great place!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Superb wine list, all italian local varietals. Food is good as well but I'll go there again just for the wines.

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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