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Sotto Sopra, Baltimore, MD

Sotto Sopra

4.7
4.7
3045 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 35 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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: (877) 830-2997

  • 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 NOTE OPERA MENU ONLY

Popular dishes

What 3,045 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Romantic

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Italian

  • Baltimore

    Best Service

  • Baltimore

    Fit for Foodies

  • Baltimore

    Notable Wine List

  • Baltimore

    Romantic

  • Baltimore

    Italian

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  1. C

    Carol

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Mussels deserved another minute on heat and espresso was made with a Nespresso machine. Awful. The beverage was weak and cold.
  2. AD

    AlexisD

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. The ambience is lively with a modern urban feel. Service and food excellent. We continue to come for 25 years.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance. They gave us complimentary Prosecco for our anniversary
  4. H

    Henry

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were visiting Baltimore to see Our Town at Center Stage We wanted a good restaurant that was in walking distance to the Theater . Good reviews on Open Table encourages us to make an early reservation. We were the first table of the evening but after a wonderful Italian dinner the locals begin to fill the place with a lot of positive friendly energy.. We knew we had found a local Jewell
  5. DR

    DillonR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David, our server, made the night very enjoyable, he was attentive, knowledgeable about the menu, and very thoughtful.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great evening at Sotta. Great food, wonderful service, cool vibe.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect evening with perfect service and perfect food!
  8. AC

    AllynC

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from out of town so we don’t eat at Sotto Sopra often. However, every time (couple times/year) we dine there, the entire experience is outstanding, and this time was no exception. The wine and food were superb, but our server was the BEST we’ve had and the restaurant has an excellent wait staff. DEFINITELY A 5 STAR DINING EXPERIENCE.
  9. L

    Luke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere, and service. Waitress did a great job. Will be coming back.
  10. PS

    PamelaS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent…risotto and gnocchi were fresh and light!! Wonderful evening!
  11. D

    nycDeke

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sotto Sopra remains [one of] the best restaurants in Baltimore. Food is prepared and cooked—truly—to perfection. It’s exquisite; nothing has ever disappointed. The staff, and the service they extend to their diners, contribute to memorable dining experiences. Always.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love sotto doors and
  13. r

    rutht

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    All dishes were really mediocre. Very disappointing.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love this place! I took myself on a date and enjoyed myself. The food and the ambiance is amazing!
  15. LL

    LawsonL

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always, even if I no longer work there
  16. LY

    LilYumYum

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best! We have finally found our go-to Italian restaurant in Baltimore! Everything, including the noodles and desserts, are made in house. Outstanding food, atmosphere, and service! Lindsey was our server and I’m looking forward to dining with her guiding us along the way again!
  17. C

    Charmen928

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great
  18. SP

    SusanP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinners at Sotta Sopra. Delicious home-made pastas, good service, nice craft cocktails, and nice ambiance. We'll be back!
  19. SB

    StephanieB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the service was excellent, and the food delicious. The polenta is consistently my favorite dish on the menu, consider trying it if you haven't already!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The opera dinner was a great event to do at least once. The food was mediocre, but the overall event was really fun.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a good time. It was a nice experience.
  22. t

    thegangof4

    New York Area

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was wonderful and the service was excellent! The gnocchi was delicious as was the salmon and duck. The tiramisu was the best I've had!
  23. BM

    BenjaminM

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had a great meal and drinks as usual with friends! Music was a little loud, but ok
  24. ED

    EmD01

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Loved Sotta Sopra! I went with friends and we were able to enjoy several items on the menu. The staff were so attentive and friendly. The honey lavender salmon, fettuccine bolognese, and tiramisu were particularly enjoyable.
  25. CJ

    CathyJ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    I have never been to Sotto Sopra and was excited to go. The restaurant is really lovely and romantic inside. The wait staff was super nice, welcoming and helpful. The food was a major disappointment. Bread- weird taste its one area that restaurants should get right. Fried calamari was yummy plus it had tasty veggies- not a large portion. Son- short rib ravioli C+, mom-Pumpkin ravioli C -very sweet too rich, dad- some sort of seafood stew-C- only one clam couple mussels lots of calamari he said the broth had no taste. lava cake B+ but it was very small. it was 200 which is a lot. maybe we ordered the wrong things but not sure I would go back unless someone was paying
  26. m

    mmmm

    Baltimore

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They are consistently the best in service, food, and quality.
  27. NO

    NickO

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice time. Great food, great service and fair price. Waiter was especially friendly and helpful. Offers to get our Uber.
  28. MH

    MikeHikeEat

    Washington DC

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their Calamari Saltati, squid sautéed with Black Olive paste and wine, is one of my favorite appetizers. Their Gnocchi di Ricotta in the Basil Pesto Cream sauce was delicious; the ricotta gnocchi are soft, delicate pillows of pasta that rival any I've had in Italy and the pesto cream with cherry tomatoes was luxurious with just the right balance of acid. Last but not least, Derrick provided us with great service, as usual.
  29. DB

    DanB

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Pesto in risotto was overpowering. Didn’t taste like risotto at all, more like a guey green something. The bronzino was good. Suggested that it be removed from menu. The service was good, but since there was only two tables seated.
  30. l

    laur

    Washington DC

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was a pro! Food was good. Had a great experience
  31. FM

    FabianM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went during restaurant week and definitely enjoyed their three course menu. We were happy with all parts of our experience and the restaurant is beautiful.
  32. S

    Secret

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with tasty food
  33. A

    Amyy

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite Italian restaurant in Baltimore! Delicious and creative food.
  34. K

    Kelly

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went for restaurant week. All the courses were amazing. The service was outstanding. They were attentive without being overbearing. I am definitely coming back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Restaurant week is always hectic, but our waiter was wonderful and the food was delicious.
  36. B

    Benjy

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious meal.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful first time at Soto Sopra! I will definitely be coming back for lunch/dinner. The honey-lavender salmon was amazing!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely place. However, the tables are too close so we felt jammed packed and it was very noisy.
  39. M

    Maggi

    Baltimore

    374 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    374 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We look forward every year to Baltimore’s Summer Restaurant Week because we know that Riccardo will present a comprehensive and delicious menu at Sotto Sopra. When we made our reservation, we requested our favorite table, and it was ready and waiting for us when we arrived. The restaurant had a great vibe. You could tell everyone was really happy to be there. Tori, our server, took excellent care of us. The menu was even better with so many new items. My husband and I started with Calamari Fritti (fried calamari, mixed veggies, lemon wheel, garlic aioli and marinara sauce). The calamari was lighted battered and fried - and so good! Our friends started with Insalata alla Caesar (chopped romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, Tuscan croutons and parmesan) and a Tomato Caprese (mozzarella, fennel, arugula, fresh tomatoes with a gold balsamic glaze). We were off to a great start. For our entrees, we had two of the Raviolini Di Zucca con Salsiccia (pumpkin raviolinis with amaretto cookies in a cream sauce with broken sausages) and two of the Basil Pesto Risotto (branzino filet atop basil pesto risotto with salmoriglio sauce and garlic lemon confit). The portions were really generous and more than delicious. To finish, we enjoyed a Tiramisu, Pistachio Crème Brulee, Mascarpone Cheesecake, and a Chocolate Mousse. Thank you so much for another wonderful meal. You never disappoint!
  40. FF

    FrankF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good place to eat.

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 4.7 stars by 3045 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 35 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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

  • 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: (877) 830-2997

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