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Sotto Sopra, Baltimore, MD

Sotto Sopra

4.7
4.7
3460 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 19 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 3,460 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore

    Best Ambiance

  • Baltimore

    Great for fine wines

  • Baltimore

    Romantic

  • Baltimore

    Good for special occasions

  • Baltimore

    Italian

3,460 Reviews
  1. Viha

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff and performance was wonderful. Menu was good with well paced service between performances.

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  2. TheresaS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pick this restaurant on a whim with my daughter for a pre hippodrome dinner…we were blown away! Great service, reasonable prices, amazing staff, delicious food, and great ambiance! We will definitely be returning! Parking was also very easy! Right in front on the street! Felt very safe.

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  3. MjWeats

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We haven't been in years as we've moved out of the area but we will be returning sooner than later. It's a gem - excellent food; good albeit understaffed service (hostess was lack luster in many ways but our waiter was terrific - just had too many responsibilities and the hostesses was unhelpful at best); wonderful decor; lovely bar area; clean bathrooms and parking was easy on a Sunday evening. Can't wait to come for the opera evenings!

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  4. ChristineM

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food at Sotto Sopra was all very good. All had different dishes and we were all very pleased with them. My sisters had the cioppino and the pasta carbonara and both were excellent. I had the mussels (very good) and my husband had the pumpkins ravioli. My brother-in-law had the bronzino and we all thought the dishes were very well done. Our server was just a little slow in taking our orders but I'm sure he could see that we were talking happily so he didn't rush. I could see that he was very busy with other tables, so maybe they need more servers.

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  5. MikeHikeEat

    Washington DC

    165 reviews

    5.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around my favorite restaurant in Baltimore for the food, service, and ambiance. The Ricotta Gnocchi with Mushrooms was amazing!

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  6. ZZYZX2014

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always excellent. Service seemed a tiny bit slow. But they weren’t super busy and so there was no rush to turn the table. So that was not a big deal. Highly recommend

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  7. Jasmine

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Food was absolutely delicious and they accommodated well for my birthday. :)

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  8. MaryMartha314

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happily, we discovered Sotto Sopera thanks to a referral last Christmas from the Hotel Indigo nearby. There's no better Italian restaurant on this side of the Pond! Despite having to change our reservations twice, the staff graciously accommodated our needs! This is a first-class Italian restaurant in the DC | Baltimore Area! Bravissimo!!!

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  9. JamesB

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been going to Sotto Sopra for the last 15 years whenever we visited Baltimore. The food and service have really deteriorated. Not sure we would return.

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  10. CraigM

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Able to have conversations among table of 4, many food choices, and not rushed to leave

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sotto Sopra is our go-to for dinner before our monthly shows at the Hippodrome. Delicious food and impeccable service (Derrick is awesome) is standard. We used to try different places but gave up when we realized none compared to Sotto Sopra. Highly recommend.

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  12. MikeHikeEat

    Washington DC

    165 reviews

    5.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sotto Sopra is my favorite restaurant in Baltimore; my wife and I eat there at least once per month. The consistency of the dishing coming out of the kitchen is amazing and the staff is definitely in the top 5 most professional in all of Baltimore. We've tried nearly every item on the menu and enjoy them all. Their seasonal specials make for a great change of pace for our frequent visits. For this visit I had their Calamari Fritti, a very traditional Fritto Misto with a variety of vegetables as well as Calamari; it's terrific! Tonight, I also had my most favorite entrée on the menu, Frutti de Mare, Squid Ink Pasta, Shrimp, and Calamari with a Cherry Tomato and Lobster Broth. I've eaten Squid Ink Pasta with Seafood several times in Veneto/Venice, Italy, and I still think Sotto Sopra's is the best!

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  13. CynthiaS

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is impeccable! Folding napkin when you get up, they asked if we were trying to make a concert or show, etc. 4 stars on food because the Calamari (we get it everywhere) was just average. More carrots, peppers and onion than calamari. My Gnocchi was also average, nothing spectacular. Best dishes of the night were the roasted spinach (tasted like it was cooked in a wood fired oven 😋) and the sorbets. Excellent. Would definitely eat here again and bring out of towners for the ambience, service and really good food.

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  14. LizB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience at Sotto Sorpa. From the service to the food - it is always exceptional.

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  15. DeborahP

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Mediocre food for very expensive prices. Meatballs were tough/chewy.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Willie was a fantastic server and the food was great!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Opera night was fantastic!

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  18. ShirlR

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent customer service and the food was delicious.

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  19. Matts

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anastasia was wonderful, food was delicious, thank you!

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  20. Diningfun

    Minneapolis

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A quaint place with great food! Everything we had looked beautiful and tasted great. It was a wonderful meal.

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  21. RobertP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and prompt, efficient and helpful waitress. Ambiance was wonderful. Dining chairs were very comfortable. Portions were larger but not excessive. Perfect Saturday night dinner.

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  22. WheelWells

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second visit didn’t disappoint. Great wine selection, lots of food options, superb service.

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  23. JennM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sotta Sopra remains one of my all-time faves in Baltimore. The food is always incredible, with great cocktails and a terrific wine list. I especially love that the decor is the same as I remember it in the early 90s - it's a classic. I suggest it to all my friends who visit, and it's a go-to spot for a date night, pre-show dinner, and for Opera dinners! a Baltimore MUST DO.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a quick reservation. Food was very good - service was ok. Wish our server was a little warmer but I guess it was a long night. Music was good too - we will come back to see if it was just an off night. Appetizer: Smoked Tomato Soup & Caesar Salad Main: House Carbonara $ Gnocchi with Risotto Dessert: Gelato

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  25. Hood

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner. We were celebrating our anniversary and they served us 2 glasses of Prosecco and sorbet for dessert on the house! Excellent service by David.

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  26. CherylR

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had one night in Baltimore, we picked this stunning place and we were thrilled. William at the bar took great care of us, and we’ve been wishing to return! I’m vegan, and it worked for me.

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  27. Ambassador

    Baltimore

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    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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  28. HPVK

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    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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  29. 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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  30. DavidT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 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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  31. SaminPikesville

    Baltimore

    85 reviews

    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is probably the best high end Italian restaurant in Baltimore.

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. MikeHikeEat

    Washington DC

    165 reviews

    5.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sotto Sopra is my favorite restaurant in Baltimore; my wife and I eat there at least once per month. The consistency of the dishing coming out of the kitchen is amazing and the staff may be the most professional in all of Baltimore. We've tried nearly every item on the menu and enjoy them all. There seasonal specials make for a great change of pace for our frequent visits.

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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 3460 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 19 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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