Sotto Sopra

4.8
2765 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.

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Sotto Sopra invites you to dine for lunch, Monday through Saturdays and dinner every evening. Eat.Drink.Sleep.Dream--Italian
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2765 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PreciousB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very wonderful and beautiful experience. Went here for a mother's day dinner with my mom and the waiter was very attentive and helpful (especially when we needed wine suggestions!) I had the short rib ravioli which I think is one of the best things I've ever tasted. My mom had the salmon with broccolini and a side of spaghetti (she is allergic to shellfish so couldn't eat the lobster mashed potatoes.) The gelato was everything and more. It all was really good, definitely the best Italian food I've had in Baltimore.

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vipMikeHikeEat
Washington DC
96 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience eating out in over a year, finally having received our 2nd vaccine 2 weeks ago. Yeah! We were very happy with our decision to start with dinner at Sotto Sopra, its one of our favorite restaurants in Baltimore; as always, everything was outstanding just as we anticipated. Our creative drinks, delicious meal, Derick's smooth service, as well as the chic atmosphere...awesome! We have already made another reservation for my birthday in a couple weeks.

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Barb
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great meal, delicious food, nice ambience. Look forward to returning.

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momdayfun
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place to celebrate Mother's Day. The staff was engaging and time everything perfectly. The food was GREAT!

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MoriahN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They honestly made our night incredibly memorable! The staff was so friendly and hospitable. They truly were happy for us and made us feel special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - We were there on a Saturday with no piano player. Previous time piano player was too loud to talk.

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DavidF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed the food and music!

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DavidE
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Slightly better than average American Italian food. You can tell the pasta is hand made by it’s taste and quality

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EsauD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sotto Sopra has such a charming interior and perfect lighting. The murals on the wall as you enter really give you an old town vibe. The menu is full of choices that will keep you coming back to try each entree! So far I’m stuck at ordering the Fruti de Mare but will be coming back for something else soon! Friendly service and great drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Derrick (our bartender/server) was SO great! Made our entire evening. Super friendly, knowledgeable and made sure that we got exactly what we wanted. Would come back just to see him.

Pasta was amazing too.

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BoBloomer
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance... nice piano player. Amazing food!

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MelissaF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar, by choice, and had a lovely evening. Can't think of anything to criticize.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quiet table in the back with excellent service and good food and wine recommendations. We had a lovely night!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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EsauD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Sat at the bar

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Sturmy909
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Midatlantic's destination for Italian! Outstanding, authentic Italian cuisine served in an intimate setting.

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SamG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from DE for a birthday dinner and they did not disappoint! The warm interior and cozy setting with perfect service and food. Couldn't have been better. Recommend the Short Rib Rav

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brobins1
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. The food is excellent, atmosphere is great and the service is outstanding. So efficient.

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Lester
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wife and I decided we needed a nice night out and were craving some top notch Italian food. Sotto Sopra was a new experience/place for us. The atmosphere was right amounts glitzy, posh and charm (because Baltimore). Our service provided by Jose was excellent and he was very attentive despite the growing customers. Staff wore mask the entire time and the place felt clean and well cared for. All of our food and drinks were top notch. I had the veal stuffed pasta and she had the fettuccine bolognese. I paired mine with a nice Malbec and she tried one of the special cocktails which she was pleased with. Everything was served promptly and to perfection, never having us looking for the time. Sotto Sopra will definitely be a repeat visit for us.

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Kathy
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotta Sopra, IMHO, is the very best Italian restaurant in the city. In fact, the best restaurant overall. It is a “special occasion” restaurant usually, but if we lived closer we would probably be regulars at the bar for a lite meal. We so missed being able to go during the pandemic but now that we are vaccinated hope to make up for lost time. Tables are spaced nicely apart. The service is always very professional and at the same time personal.
This visit I tried the Short Rib Ravioli. It was fabulous... yet another dish it will be hard to pass up.

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CraigM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and portions are reasonable. Atmosphere is quiet so you can actual have a conversation at the table.

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AngieR
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was my first time. So I can only evaluate the 3 things I had. First the ceasar salad was the BEST I ever had but for $12 it better be. Lots of fresh grated parmasan cheese, a good flavor, maybe needed a bit more dressing but it was so fresh, I let it go. Nothing like the freshes salad ever. That is the best part of the flavor. Second, I had the Fettucine Bolanese and it was good. Wasnt sure if the noodles were home made. It was a nice helping and I took some home. But it was a expense. $25 for spaghetti. But again it was very nice. The dessert was different. I got the Samolina cake with Fig sauce. Taste was odd and different. I didn't finish it. I wished I had gotten the Molten cake with vanilla ice cream. Next time I know. I will still get the ceasar salad tho!

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vipNancyS
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never disappoints been going to Sotto Sopra for 25 years
Felt like normal times and enjoyed the piano player
Bring back the tiramisu it’s the best in town

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vipDavidW
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Baltimore tradition. Look forward to it returning to vibrancy with the lockdowns.

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DennisW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent form the get-go. Reservations, adherence to special request, service, attentiveness, professionalism, menu knowledge, quality of food - best Ossobuco I have ever tasted- and old world charm and ambiance. Highly recommend.

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vipMLPL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and came out hot at the same time. The halibut was especially good.

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MarkK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was sad to see so few diners in the place. It has been over 1 year since my last visit. Much has changed but as usual the service was great as well as the food.

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DLBBB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just go. Seriously. Food is incredible every single time. Staff is wonderful.

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vipmmmm
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and even better food. I ordered the goat cheese salad as a starter, my husband ordered the lobster bisque both were perfect. The waitress was attentive, and followed up on each of our dishes. For my main I ordered the NY Strip and my husband ordered the Carbonara. Again, both were wonderful.

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ElizabethR
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The place is beautiful and romantic. The food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant. From the service to the food and the ambience; it is all spectacular. Never had a bad meal there. Try any of the pasta dishes!!

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LaceyA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! The food and staff is always amazing.

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JustinS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner in Baltimore.....time after time after time!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat at the bar with a fantastic bartender, Derek. Loved his attention and service

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JustinK
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was so great to be back eating in a restaurant and Sotto Soppra provided such a great experience for Valentine's Day. The service was friendly, timely, and overall great. The carbonara, mussels, and apple strudel were so good!

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vipAnnetteH
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. The food, cocktails, staff we fabulous!

Truly a Gem!

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Stela
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, the service and food were amazing! Everyone does an excellent job and I look forward to returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tori was impeccable and the food left nothing to be desired. I strongly recommend Soto Sopra for any occasion!

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Eatingwell
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. My go-to place. Best Italian (especially their pasta) in Baltimore.

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Jen00
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both waiter and waitress went above and beyond to suggest and brought extras to the table. Was an awesome experience and very thoughtful and delicious

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sotto Sopra using the Order Online button. Sotto Sopra also offers delivery in partnership with 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 2765 OpenTable diners.

Sotto Sopra does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.sottosoprainc.com/gift-cards/gift-card-4.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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