Sotto Sopra

4.8
2903 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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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
  • Restaurant Week

    $45.00 per person

    Jan 28 - Feb 6, 2022

    Sotto Sopra will be participating in RESTAURANT WEEK. The only menu available will be a 3 course menu starting at $45 per person. ALL GUEST MUST ORDER FROM THE RESTAURANT WEEK MENU. NO A LA CARTE MENU AVAIILABLE.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2903 people are saying
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Jordan
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was lovely. Everything came out in a timely manner even with our large group.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early weekday dinner. Staff was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Our party has some dietary restrictions and the staff was able to let us know exactly what was appropriate for us, including where the kitchen could make substitutions. The food was delicious - perfectly prepared and interesting interpretations of Italian standards.

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AdrianH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slam dunk!

Great dining experience at every facet.

A must do!

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MarcellH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good and loved the lighting and the soft playing music in the background

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Service was great but the meal was bland. We ordered the steak and the duck, and all components of the dish were not seasoned very well.

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Robin
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting, the food and the service is all exceptional.

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Jason
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was super bland and portions were small. Given those circumstances the price was outrageous. Service was good and ambience was really cool and low key. All of that falls with such tasteless food. Was expecting more for the price.

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AssuntaN
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I were looking for a good Italian restaurant and we found it. The food was excellent, service impeccable. Best tiramisu I ever had. We enjoyed ourselves immensely.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely AMAZING food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Staff, the food was excellent! Our server, Dave, was GREAT!

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RomanoC
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a food and restaurant snob, especially for Italian food, and I can tell you, everything about this place was fantastic. Service was extremely professional, thank you David who was our server. He was awesome. Wine selection is very good with good to great wines, without a million bottles to try to choose from. Food was fantastic and the presentation outstanding. And all their pastas are home made and delicious. The ambiance was also pleasurably nice. I would recommend for any date night either at a table or at the bar area, everything about this place feels perfect. Or an intimate dinner for four people, this place is perfect for couples night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During our meal a holiday wreath hanging above our table came crashing down. No one was hurt, just a bit wet. The response from the staff was perfect in every way. They took great care of us, a dinner we will never forget.

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JosephC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend as the service is good and the food great!

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vipKenK
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been years since our last visit to Sotto Sopra and after our visit on Christmas Day, I will make sure that we start visiting more frequently. In one word, OUTSTANDING!! With so many tempting menu choices, we decided to split various items and wound up having a 6 course dinner of Charcuterie Board, Pumpkin Soup, Goat Cheese Salad, Raviolini di Zucca con Salsiccia (my favorite) and then Tagliata. Everything was so good and we had such an amazing time! The prices were very fair but the value was over the top! Our server David made sure that everything was perfect and his attention to detail proved that he's obviously a professional at his craft. We can not wait to return! GRAZIE MILLE!!

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vipHBPL
Baltimore
105 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved having a Christmas lunch at Sotto Sopra. We had the charcuterie board and a few pasta dishes. We left fulfilled.

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MartinR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and great food. Not at all expensive for the quality. Great portion sizes as well and the wine was excellent. Will certainly be coming back

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JenaeG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family had a lovely Christmas Eve dinner! Outstanding food! Mara's service was excellent. Thank you so much for the memories!

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pjsbalto
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Haven't been to Sotto Sopra in about 2 yrs. Somewhat disappointed for the following reasons: short wait while maitre 'd took a fairly long phone call from a customer inquiring about coming in-- always thought that you should put someone on Hold while you take care of customers in your presence, esp since the maitre d's helper was standing there with us in the crowded entrance waiting to learn which table to take us to sit; basket of Foccacia was plentiful but it was the strangest soft, mushy consistency, unlike any Foccacia I have ever eaten; my husband's duck was delicious (among the best he has ever had) but the cherry sauce ran into the broccolini, all of it covering up the duck, and he felt the presentation was not appealing at all (esp since he does not like the vegetable).
Positives were a great waitress named Amanda or Samantha and my entree which was a delicious, plentiful black ink pasta w seafood and a butter sauce. But, the few clams in the dish were so small as to be almost invisible in their shells.
The red wines by the glass were an average sized pour for $12 each, not really remarkable in taste. Glad we did not order a bottle of either. Desserts are a steep $14 each and a few nearby looked very good, but we did not order one.
They currently do not have valet, and perhaps they should post that on their website. We were fortunate to get a space on the street close by, but many people do not want to walk far at night in the City.

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JohnS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The bronzini fish filet was excellent. The strip steak was on the tough side. The steak knife was worthless.

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RealDiner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food--two different fettuccines--were excellent. The wine was very good. The service was warm and attentive. Our favorite restaurant in Baltimore.

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vipJess
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto Sopra is one of the best restaurants in Baltimore. The food is amazing, the ambiance is delightful, and the service is extremely professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our 3 year anniversary, this place never disappoints!

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vipKathleenS
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! The meal, the staff, the atmosphere was wonder!

Thanks Sotto Sopra!

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vipNancyS
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good we have been going To this restaurant for 25 year’s And it’s always good. The wait staff top notch we always bring out of town guests here and they love it

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RobinB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great Service (Lindsey), Great Atmosphere!

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vipjessY
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service We went for our anniversary and had a great experience. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

The server was always in a rush and didn’t seem like he was interested in taking care of us. Portions were very small and menu was kind of bland for an Italian restaurant. We even told the server, our annotated it our reservation, we were celebrating a birthday but he seemed to ignore us. We saw several other tables get a birthday desert, so we know the restaurant did do something. Don’t recommend and wouldn’t come back.

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CHERYLC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the bar and had a wonderful experience. Service and food are always fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is always a special dinner at Sotta Sopra and Derrick (wait staff), madeit more so.

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AnnaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience at Sotto Sopra, as always. Brilliant food, delicious wine, great service.

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vip4myboys
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for a wedding and stumbled across this gem. The food and service was outstanding. Our server David went above and beyond. If you are ever looking for a great meal I highly recommend!

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vipjillbert407
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding.

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vipLuvgoodfood
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time back to the restaurant after the pandemic. I had ordered carryout during the pandemic. It was as wonderful as always. The food is always amazing and the service is fantastic. I brought a friend who had never been before and she just loved it and says next time she is in town she will go back again. We each had a different pasta dish and each loved our choice. I can't wait to go back.

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Our server was beyond amazing! Great suggestions, on top of refills, A plus service! We will return again. A great place to celebrate a special occasion- they take care of you.

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DaisyM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meals, beautiful room, & excellent service. Highly recommended!

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PaaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Service, food, ambience always outstanding.

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JoseT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genuinely an amazing experience. I’m a local college student and I decided to take the girl I was very interested in to something she would enjoy and found Sotto Sopra online. Moral of the story is by the end of the night she became my girlfriend and I would honestly thank the amazing staff and atmosphere for me being able to actually make this amazing woman my girlfriend. Please tip your waiters they deserve it.

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Michagogo
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! They allowed my 15 year old picky eater to order just plain fettucine alfredo. We shared dessert of the chocolate lava cake. Fantastic!

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mmmm
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing, fresh pasta. The ambiance completes the whole package, making for an incredible meal.

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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 2903 OpenTable diners.

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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