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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (24)
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Neighborhood Gem (21)
Casual (20)
Authentic (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Romantic (13)
Bar Seating (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Fun (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Business Meals (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Comfort Food (7)
People Watching (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Happy Hour (3)
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Tasting Menu (2)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Normally I wouldn’t submit a review but it only seems fair as this was a let down. Food was exceptional as always. The service was beyond poor.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Risotto undercooked, fish slightly over cooked, bathroom dirty, glassware was dirty, it was a prix fix menu but we were given a bill for one of the items that was not clear it was extra. Overall food good but disappointed with the level of care.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a great early Valentine's day dinner. Great place for a meal and great experience. Only down side is noise level was very loud. Not best place for romantic dinner when they are busy.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

both the paccheri with spicy pork ragu, rapini, and fennel and blistered snap peas with mint and ricotta were unusual and exceptional. the margherita pizza with burrata was terrific, the crust was unexpected (kind of spongy) yet quite tasty. the bistecca aged ribeye was also very, very good. even the homemade bread with anchovy butter was we excellent. got the buttermilk zeppole (like beignets) for dessert and they were also great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Organic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Meal was delicious, our waiter was very attentive and timely. Its kinda small but that made it really cozy and romantic. Its a hidden gem and I’ll definitely be back!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

From the servers, the understated ambiance and the highlight—the FOOD, my husband and I had a perfect dining experience.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great for all dining and special occasions. Great energy and an eclectic menu

Tags: Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, People Watching, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was okay - I was excited to go but wasn't thrilled with the experience to be honest. The food was so so. The service was good but for the overall cost there are much better options around town.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Loved the food--had a noisy family next to us--but that's not the restaurant's fault. Would love to give it another try at some point down the line.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

wonderful pre-event dinner. Theo was super helpful and informative when it came to the wine list. Food was delicious, everything we ordered. We wanted to skip our event and stay longer for more wine and leisurely drinking at Sotto. Finally got their pizza and it deserves all the praise and hype ever delivered on it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Fun time. Great Food. Disorganized service 3 people asked for our drink order. Once we got drinks, no o e came for our food order until we flagged someone down. Food was delicious. Need to be chill about the service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great service, food and wine. Weird location but once you get inside it’s super charming.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great food and service

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Tried out the DineLA menu and it was great! We'll be coming back to try the regular menu now!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 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 14, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Used to be a favorite. New staff and food quality is not as it was. Will not return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 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 12, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 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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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 11, 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 9, 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 6, 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 5, 2018

We come often and it was great as always.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 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 4, 2018

Great discovery on our business trip. Yum!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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 30, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 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 29, 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 27, 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 23, 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 20, 2017

Great loved it

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