Sotto Sopra

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Sotto Sopra is an Italian restaurant housed in a beautiful 19th century building just blocks north of Baltimore’s Harborplace on Charles Street. Sotto Sopra specializes in true contemporary Italian cuisine adapting farm to table. We buy local whenever it is possible. The perfect risotto, handmade pastas, roasted meats, local seafood, and regional produce are here for your total enjoyment.

Join us for our Power Lunch, featuring what's freshest and best in Italian cuisine. Featured pastas for $10 and fresh salads with chicken, shrimp or salmon. Check it out!

Sotto Sopra invites you to dine for lunch, Monday through Saturdays and dinner every evening. Eat.Drink.Sleep.Dream--Italian
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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was absolutely perfect!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and great service

g
Baltimore
121 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent carbonara. Breadsticks wine. Went for. Restaurant week and there was an abundance of food. Desserts. Were excellent

MA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Very delicious. We Will come back again soon

FR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience at Sotto Sopra. Good food and outstanding service from Derrick made for a memorable evening

LC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant week lunch, everything was prepared perfectly and service lovely. Such a treat!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and it was a wonderful experience.

NS
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant week meal on the listb

PR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding polenta appetizer, recommended by our waitress (we asked). Carbonara was perfect. My guest had never been to Sotto Sopra, so I have a new and very loyal friend.

s
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant week meal I ever had. All 3 courses were excellent. Goat cheese salad, beet capresse, squid ink pasta, salmon, tiramisu and creme brulee again were all excellent.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, delicious food and great service

EA
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding date night for my wife and I taking advantage of Baltimore Restaurant Week. The service was impeccable (kudos to Jose) and the food was absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for authentic Italian!

WH
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot for Baltimore restaurant week! So many diverse options and they're all done so well- lamb meatball appetizers, branzino, veal saltimbocca entrees were among our favorites.

P
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding. It was restaurant week and we chose Sotta Sopra because of the fantastic menu. The beet salad and lamb meatball dishes for appetizers were great. Our main courses were branzino and gnocchi bolognase. Desserts were excellent. We are looking forward to our next dinner at Sotta Sopra.

AM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a restaurant we’ve never been to for Restaurant Week and a friend recommended Sotto Sopra. Our waiter Lindsay was AMAZING!! Everything about our experience was fantastic. I can’t wait to go back!

CS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food--the carbonara and the ravioli were superb. Service was attentive without being annoying.

D
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sotto Sopra never disappoints, and Restaurant Week allows this restaurant to outshine most others. Unlike many menus during Restaurant Week, Sotto Sopra’s is extensive. The Beet Caprese, Banzino entré and the Hazelnut Mouse were, respectively, very good, good, and drop-dead-I’m-in-Heaven sublime. The place is busy, lively; reservations just about always needed, even for a bar seat. One of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore.

DM
Baltimore
97 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a hit during restaurant week, although more items now have an upcharge

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and friendly staff. All the staff was welcoming and accommodating. The food was delicious and the ambiance was very romantic. All around great experience!

DR
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food (snails and mussels) in a wonderful restaurant!

JG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose R was an amazing waiter and provided great service. The whole staff was lovely. Everything we enjoyed was perfect.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming setting. Service always over the top fantastic.

SM
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, The food superb- risotto with seafood and lasagna, beet & goat cheese salads and chocolate pistachio crepe brûlée & apple tart - all excellent.

N
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We thought our meals did not match previous experiences at the restaurant. Perhaps it was because we had just returned from dining experiences in Rome or perhaps Sotto Sopra has a new chef. We were disappointed with the fried artichoke appetizer and the saltimbocca was unattractively draped over a mound of mashed potatoes. The spinach ravioli was tender and flavorful. All in all, a mixed experience.

CF
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The back dining room provided the perfect spot for a reunion with old friends. The Saturday lunch menu provided good selections and the service was very good. We will definitely return. The risotto and tiramisu were especially enjoyed.

OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in Baltimore!

JJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Food was excellent. Service was spot on.

r
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering it was NYEve - the service and food was great

c
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Went New Year’s Eve. Perfect ambiance, service & outstanding food.

DS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food .... great service and lovely ambiance. no complaints.

OT
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Was disappointed in portions- I ordered the Cioppino which is usually abundant in size. The serving was fairly small and I ended up eating more vegetables than seafood. Again, the meal was tasty, just smaller than expected.

FD
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prosciutto and fried artichoke appetizer dish is amazing. Honestly, the food here is exponentially better than anywhere in Little Italy and the hospitality leaves Harbor East in the dust. Impressive after all these years.

DN
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We previously enjoyed Sotto Sopra during Baltimore restaurant week, and had a fabulous risotto. This time I had the beet caprese salad (a surprising combination that worked very well) and the ricotta gnocchi with a short-rib ragout. The ragout was intensely flavorful (was that tarragon I tasted?) and the gnocchi were tender as could be. The supertuscan red recommended by the waitstaff was the perfect match to the short-rib ragout. I shall return.

MK
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was great and the service was very good but the experience was lackluster. For $60 per person I expect more. Perhaps the host could have been more welcoming and personable or offer to take our coats. Maybe our server could have made a little conversation with us. Or is the layout of the tables. I don’t know but I want the experience to be special when l go out. Sotto Sopra is not alone in this regard. I have noticed the lack of “experience “ problem in most of the high end restaurants I’ve been to of late.

AH
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. First time for my family to spend Christmas Eve somewhere other than at home! Their family is my family.

w
Baltimore
79 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant in Baltimore (and that is saying a lot). Excellent food and service (even on busy nights). My only quibble is they no longer post their wine list with the menu (a sign that wine is not a high priority) and the markups approach 3X retail :(

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had the table at the door if only was a bit different for a special eve it was nice just drafty and other people(guests) simply did not care we were having dinner... bad spot I guess we did have reservations for quite some time bleh

M
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal here. My boyfriend got the duck breast crostini special and said it was a generous portion of succulent, perfectly cooked duck- no crostini needed! The octopus salad was also outstanding- truly a light refreshing salad with tender octopus. We shared the the carbonara was rich, creamy pasta perfection. Our server was attentive as well. Always a treat!

SJ
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was by and large quite good. The ribeye is outstanding, though the duck breast crostini needs a little work work. My one serious complaint is that they start clearing the table before everyone has finished eating. This is rude and unacceptable.

J
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excrllent all around from food to service

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