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About Sotto Sopra
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. Two courses from our full lunch menu, $20.
Sotto Sopra invites you to dine for lunch, Monday through Saturdays and dinner every evening. Eat.Drink.Sleep.Dream--Italian
Baltimore, MD 21201
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am – 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00 - 9:00pm Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Mulberry and Franklin St.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Opera Night: Once a month on a Sunday evening, Sotto Sopra offers a multi-course pre-fixe menu along with live opera performances. Check our website for each month's menu.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Live Opera Nights with a multi course dinner.
Credit card secured reservations required at 410-625-0534 (credit cards will be charged for cancellations 48 hours or less).
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The ambiance of Sotto Sopra's 19th century building in Baltimore's cultural district is the perfect partner with our contemporary Italian cuisine in creating special memories. Whether a rehearsal dinner,small wedding reception, family celebration or corporate events Sotto Sopra makes you the star.
Sotto Sopra Ratings and Reviews
Sotto Sopra is as good as advertised. Went there for a business lunch to discuss historic Charles Street. The 2-course lunch with choice of appetizer & entrée is a real treat. The Arugula Salad, Fried & Escargot Polenta make for great starters. The Risotto & Branzino, Pappardelle & Lavender Salmon highlight some of the marvelous entrée options. The service is always 5-star top-notch. I highly recommend Sotto Sopra for a business lunch or special occasion.
We had a lovely dinner while visiting Baltimore. Our server, Katie, was gracious and attentive. The ambiance was lovely and the food delicious. The hostess, Lindsey, was charming and very helpful with after dinner recommendations in the area. Would definitely recommend.
We enjoyed an absolutely wonderful dinner at Sotto Sopra. Every aspect, from the friendly and professional staff, to the delicious cocktails, to the appetizers and entrees, was perfectly executed.
The carrot soup had layers of flavor, the halibut was cooked just enough to meld into the sauce and vegetable bed. My husband was delighted with the prosciutto appetizer and pasta entree.
We live in DC, but happily plan to return to Baltimore as soon as possible to try more of the menu.
not inexpensive, but well worth the final tab
The entire experience I had while at Sotto Sopra was phenomenal. We were seated exactly at the time of our reservation, and our table -- despite being in the middle of the restaurant -- was cozy and separate. The service was fantastic, the food was the best I've had in Baltimore, and the ambiance was very romantic and comfortable. It was a great dining experience through and through and I certainly plan on going back for my next special occasion. It is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a special occasion.
We have eaten at Sotto Sopra several times and were fairly disappointed in this visit. The service was not very attentive and the food was only ok. I'm a big fan of the black squid ink pasta, but there was hardly any seafood in it, and our water cups were never refilled.
Dined for the first time for a romantic evening and it was perfect....The spaghetti a la chiterra was to die for! The sauteed duck was outstanding. We had reservations so we were seated in a timely fashion. Took us back to Italy for sure!! I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic night on the town!
Atmosphere, service and food was outstanding.
I unique building with artwork everywhere.
Only detractor would be the tables were very close, so you were literally sitting one chair away from the next table in some locations. A bit distracting, but everyone ignored the other tables and it seemed to work.
I would definitely go again.
Be sure to make reservations, it is very popular.
Prices were not too high. Food was just okay, I was hoping for something a bit better and the service was kind of slow. My empty bowl sat for about 10 minutes before it got picked up. Could have been the a less experienced crew the night after valentines day. Very cool space with awesome artwork on the walls. I probably wouldn't go back.
My wife and I dined here for Valentine's Day, and had a wonderful evening. The food and service was fantastic, and I was overall very impressed. Usually, expectations are lowered for VDay, as many restaurants are swamped, offer a limited menu, and are overall slogging to get through the night. Not so at Sotta Sopra. It was busy, but they all handled the crowd with professional excellence all around. Wonderful experience!
This was our first visit and we were suitably impressed. The quality of the food was superb, the portion size adequate, but dining area was narrow and loud. The price was on the high side, but not outrageously so given the meal was so good. I would go back.
Friends of ours have raved about Sotto Sopra for a long time and we decided to give it a shot. I am glad we did. We were a few minutes early for our reservation and were immediately sat. Service was fantastic. The food was even better. The decor and atmosphere in the restaurant was very romantic. The price for the evening was what you would expect from a higher end Italian place in the city. We will definitely be back. They also had valet, which was great as it was raining on the evening we went.
We go to Sotto Sopra often. It has wonderful authentic Italian food and is better than most of the restaurants in the Little Italy section of Baltimore. We go out of our way to frequent this restaurant and will continue to do so. I am of Italian heritage and have taken many family members there and they love it.
I absolutely love dining here because of the fantastic Beverage Manager Mike! The service is always top notch & he’s such a sweetheart that goes above & beyond!
Lindsey, another amazing Manager makes you feel so welcome & is dedicated in ensuring you’ve had a great dining experience. I could go on & on! I recommend this fine, classic establishment to everyone I know!
All around lovely experience. Food was served wonderfully hot. Attractively plated and quite delicious. While puzzled by an unexpected wait between apps and mains,obvious care put into the entrees justified the wait. Pasta was silky and appropriately sauced. Branzino was delightful. Highly recommended.
We were friends and had tickets to the BSO, our waiter Derrick was AMAZING! He made sure we were done without rushing us and time to get where we needed to go.
When there was a line for the ladies room he went into the men’s room wiped it down so ladies could use the men’s room! He went above and beyond what he needed to!
I totally love Sotto Sopra! I am never disappointed and always enjoy an authentic Italian meal wonderfully prepared. Couple this with the restaurant week price of $35 for three courses, and I’m in heaven. Loved the beet and mozzarella appetizer, and their Spaghetti Carbonara is a longtime favorite of mine...so flavorful. While nothing like my grandmother’s strudel, the SS version is delicious. Fabulous meal!
We love this busy, happy spot in our favorite part of the city. Pork ossobucco and cioppino were wonderful on a cold winter night. We arrived early so our visit could include some time at the beautifully illuminated bar. I recommend "the sinner," made with redemption rye and served in a chic little coupe. So much fun
This is a casually elegant neighborhood restaurant that makes you feel at home and pampered. The food and service were excellent, and the ambiance beautiful. I took my mother (93) for restaurant week and all the staff looked after her to make sure she was comfortable. She had a great time and loved the food and servers. That's my Mom in the photo!
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