Sotto Sopra

4.8
2752 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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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 2752 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Sat at the bar

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Sturmy909
Baltimore
12 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
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
33 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
26 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
29 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
36 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
18 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
6 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
3 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
1 review
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
2 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
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

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RickG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The portions are huge. I ordered a seafood risotto that was NOT good at all, probably the worst risotto I've ever had. I guess it's a restaurant where one wants to be seen rather than dine. Extremely disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pandemic menu is (understandably) abbreviated but not reflected on website. You can't, for example, get either of the duck items. Wine is marked up more than 100%.

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KateK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, classic Italian menu yet still interesting! Service is always phenomenal, great wine list with a nice range in price and varietals. A gorgeous interior with high ceilings, so grateful for the staff's conscientious dedication to COVID protocols. Sotto Sopra is a true gem!

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Cheryl
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambience and service. The food and artistry are outstanding. Always a favorite!

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Stela
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dinner experience was truly excellent. The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive and the food was delicious.

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vipJoshuaC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily my favorite restaurant in Baltimore

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great and ambiance was good. Food was good but not great

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SeanY
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Sotto Sopra is always very good. The service is excellent and the ambiance, accentuated by the restaurant's lovely decor makes for an exceptional dining experience.

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vipBobF
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very, very nice CoViD evening out. I was so glad to experience it and especially glad this restaurant is surviving. Derek wore several hats from bartender to server, but managed everything well. Other than so much room between tables, masks and no food sharing, it was as if there were no pandemic. Nice to let it go a little bit.

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vipMymtvernon
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really beautiful at Christmas time. Food as always was excellent and the service warm and welcoming. Great cocktails too!

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viptmtm
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb real Italian food. Service was fantastic and felt very safe wrt COVID

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JustitiaPax
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the better restaurants in Baltimore. Interesting, imaginative and delicious cuisine. Relaxed atmosphere. Good place to go with friends and out-of-town guests. Casual dress, impeccable service. Love that it has both indoor and outdoor dining. Good but reasonably priced wine-list. Always reliable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and amazing service

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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 2752 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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