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Sotto Sopra, Baltimore, MD

Sotto Sopra

4.8
4.8
3434 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 625-0534
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Riccardo Bosio
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Ricardo Bosio: (410) 625-0534
  • Neighborhood
    Mt. Vernon
  • Cross street
    Mulberry and Franklin St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Downtown Trolley - Free Circulator
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Opera Night 5 course prefixed menu

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for live opera from 6pm to 9pm with a five course prefixed menu. Please arrive before 6pm to be seated. PLEASE NOTE: A LA CARTE MENU IS NOT AVAILABLE! THIS IS A 3 HOUR EVENT NIGHT ONLY! A 4% SUPPLEMENTAL FEE WILL BE ADDED TO ALL CHECKS TO HELP WITH FIXED COST.

What 3,434 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore

    Best Ambiance

  • Baltimore

    Great for fine wines

  • Baltimore

    Romantic

  • Baltimore

    Italian

3,434 Reviews
  1. Ambassador

    Baltimore

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an incredible experience. The food and service are exceptional. Took some friends for the first time and they loved it. Tried many things because it all looked so good.

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  2. HPVK

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both had the Agnolotti-lamb pasta with bacon and brown butter-a special of the day. Fabulous! Service was spectacular. It was early on a quiet Thursday night.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Lindsay was great! The chef accommodated my low sodium diet. thank you!

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  4. MelanyaK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was a touch slow and our server seemed overwhelmed. It may have been because most patrons were headed to a nearby concert at 8pm. Therefore he was rushing to get them all oit on time. Otherwise, it was as always amazing 👏

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Opera night at Sotta Sopra is brilliant. My 3 adult children and 8 year old grandson had a wonderful time too! Bravissimo!

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  6. KathleenR

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful Opera Evening at Sotto Sopra. The atmosphere was festive. We enjoyed most of the food. We would have preferred two options for the main course. They served a duck leg as the only choice. The singers were wonderful! Bravo!

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  7. CarrieH

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a wonderful experience! The singers were entertaining and the food was delicious.

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  8. shemeshc

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience and experience was fantastic! The food was delicious, and the promptness of being seated with excellent! Our server was quite forgetful though unfortunately but it did not take away from the wonderful evening evening at the restaurant.

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  9. Burto2001

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Mussels appetizer was good. Fettuccine bolognese was gummy and under seasoned.

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  10. LaurenF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining at the restaurant and it was Fantastic. We were running late for our reservation because of a transportation issue , and they still accommodated us . The service was great , and everything was so tasty . It was a great girls night out dinner . The lobster risotto special was really good as well as the fettuccine bolognese . Highly recommended!

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  11. saras

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service thoughtful and accommodating to allergy concern. Great glass of Montepulchiano and very nice bolognese. Good food in relaxed atmosphere. Very glad we went.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service! Delicious dinner. Looking forward to returning!!

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  13. Mjam

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Victoria was an excellent server, the environment was awesome, the food was AWESOME! It was simply a great time and great food!

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  14. KamauM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great atmosphere and very romantic as well. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is one of my new favorites in Baltimore and I will absolutely be going back. The food was amazing and our server was INCREDIBLE. He was able to fill my water several times without me even noticing my cup was empty. The food came out fast, hot and my favorite part of the experience. The bread was outstanding, fresh, and constantly replenished. 10/10 i will be coming back!!!

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  16. Ventroff2

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sotta Sopra never disappoints. Its a great place for a date to a work gathering. Food is always fabulous. The service is always fantastic. Highly recommend

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved this restaurant. The food was amazing, best pesto gnocchi Ive ever had. Our waiter was so attentive and had great suggestions as well. I even got a complimentary glass of wine on the house.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing! Staff was very friendly and attentive. There wasn’t a dull moment on the 3 course menu for restaurant week! Lamb meatballs were so flavorful, the Pollo Ripieno was cooked perfectly and the potatoes gratin was the perfect compliment to the dish. The raspberry sorbet and cheesecake was great and light! Will be returning to try more from the menu!

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  19. LeslieS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect evening! Selected Sotto Sopra to celebrate a friend's birthday. Wonderful and attentive service, beautiful plating, excellent food, great background music. Friendly atmosphere.

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  20. JuliaJ

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    They charge you extra for using your credit card to pay. The service was okay but no one looked me in the eye and we were barely greeted at the door. Bread was burnt. There’s also a 4% surcharge on the overall bill to “offset costs”. I made this reservation months ago and when we got there they informed us that they extended restaurant week so we couldn’t order what we had been looking at on the menu online. Not worth going back.

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  21. PeggyM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As much as we loved our food, I will say that the short rib ravioli lacked enough filling, and I felt that the pasta itself was a little on the tough side, but everything else was delicious

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  22. DominicW

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SS never disappoints. Always a top-notch experience with great service and food in a beautiful atmosphere.

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  23. Kathy

    Baltimore

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We never have anything but a fabulous experience at Sotto Sopra. We’ve been going for over 15 years, have hosted family gatherings and client dinners as well as intimate evenings. The staff is excellent - attentive, clear in their presentations, friendly (special callout to Derek). The food is why we keep coming back. Cocktails are creative. The decor is unique. W love it there.

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  24. SummerA

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the best. And the absolute BEST for restaurant week. No edited menus, no cutting corners, just the same absolute best food at an INCREDIBLE value.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I found the music to be a little off touch with the setting of the restaurant. The food was OK but didn’t really pack a punch of flavor in any of the items we ordered (short rib ravioli, spinach and ricotta ravioli, and Calamari).

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  26. SharonK

    Baltimore

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 of us dined during restaurant week. We all ordered something different. Everything that came out was delicious. It was very busy and wait staff handled it well. We would love to return!

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  27. elizabethb

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The good was delicious. Well seasoned and very savory. The deserts were good but the panne cotta was too hard and too much gelatin. Don’t recommend that dessert. Tiramisu and crème bulle great!

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  28. rabus

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant week meal. Beet salad was perfectly dressed with a nice variety of ingredients. Tiramisu delicious, decadent, large portion. Service was all one could ask for. Highly recommend.

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  29. DoubleAG

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Brindisi, charcuterie, calamari fritti and branzino were so good and the service was great. I didn't like the goat cheese salad and the tiramisu was, just okay. I'd like to go back.

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  30. Inkblot

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our Restaurant Week visit. The dishes we four ordered were all excellent, and the service impeccable. The only negative was that Sotto Sopra's deserved popularity meant a big crowd and, consequently, it was too noisy for comfortable conversation.

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  31. erics

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Calamari appetizer was wonderful. The chicken dish was more like a large partridge and not very flavorful. Restaurant Week may be more than some places can handle.

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  32. PamG

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, as always, with excellent service and a great atmosphere.

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  33. AnelaB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time dining at Sotto Sopra during Baltimore Restaurant Week. Great value and a delicious meal. Our server Yousef was amazing. He was attentive, made excellent recommendations and absolutely made our experience special. We will be returning for sure.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The servers were welcoming! We got a free glass of wine for our anniversary. An absolute perfect place to celebrate a special moment!

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  35. PDad62

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience! Great restaurant week menu.

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  36. AdityaV

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Baltimore for sure. Incredible pasta and quality of food

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  37. TimP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Restaurant Week 2024 after a long absence. The food is top notch. My wife had their Branzino, and I went for the short-rib ravioli; both were amazing. The Cabernet Sauvignon that the waiter recommended (I just wanted a glass), was, to me, one of the tastiest I've ever had. I also began with a cocktail that suited me fine, not too sweet and well balanced. The tiramisu for the finale, again, was really good (I'm not a huge tiramisu fan, but I'd order that one again).

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  38. RyanS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Solid selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Ambience and staff were great. That being said I dont feel like I need to go back. Not so phenomenal to warrant multiple visits.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, service and a great restaurant week deal with a generous menu selection!

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  40. AmandaS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was excellent, but dessert was my favorite part. The creme brule was perfection.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sotto Sopra using the Order Online button. Sotto Sopra also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Sotto Sopra also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 625-0534.

Sotto Sopra is rated 4.8 stars by 3434 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sotto Sopra

405 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Mulberry and Franklin St.
  • Neighborhood
    Mt. Vernon
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Downtown Trolley - Free Circulator
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Riccardo Bosio
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 625-0534
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Ricardo Bosio: (410) 625-0534
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