Sotto Sopra

4.7
2829 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

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 2829 people are saying
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Elissa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended opera night and it was so lovely—perfect for a special occasion. We really enjoyed the beautiful singing and the delicious food. We will be back!

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ChrissyL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, delicious food and comfortably elegant atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and food

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PeterM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding seafood rosotto. Good bread. Great waitress (Kat). Would return on a moment's notice if my travels take me to Baltimore again. My colleague had a different pasta dish. He loved it as well.

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vipJoshuaC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great time

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KDMD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wonderful service! We wanted each other's dish (ravioli and spaghetti carbonara because it was all so delicious.

LC
vipLynneC
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall!! Thanks for a great experience

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mmmm
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So far this is my favorite restaurant in the city. Primarily basing that on the consistency in the service, and the food. Every visit has been great and the staff are always making sure you are enjoying your meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING, They made my anniversary so special!

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Foodlover
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the service was great. Highly recommend.

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vipDinerDocs
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't miss this incredible NYC-like Northern Italian Bistro in the heart of Baltimore! Best pasta and sauces; we loved the al dente short ribbed and veal tortoloni. The bronzino was different with an Eggplant center and the seafood risotto outstanding. Never missing my after dinner espresso was smooth and easy. The bill with drinks, tip and Gelato was very well worth it!

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BillieT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and a very good meal. Celebrated my birthday there, it was a fantastic dining experience.

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viproulette09
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sotto Sopra is a small intimate restaurant which serves excellent Italian food. Mostly pasta dishes and the wine is very good for matching. The price is average and parking is convenient. There is a public ramp only a short block away. The service was excellent and great recommendations.

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RuthL
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for my partner’s Birthday dinner. Great Saturday night date or friends meet up spot. Tables spaced adequately and you can talk without straining. Excellent wait staff who made the night feel special from the first toast to the sparkly dessert for the birthday boy. Very good food. Could use just a little more light to allow you to read the menu.

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mmmm
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times and I keep going back because the service is always the best. I noted on the reservation that I was celebrating an anniversary and they recognized that and brought us a special dessert. Really perfect all around.

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vipInventive
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. Pasta was homemade and certainly delicious! Drinks were great as well. The service was excellent. The waiter greeted everyone like family. Terrific experience

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vipAndreea
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I sat at the bar and received excellent drinks, food, and service.

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SalehaM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian on the east coast right here!

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vera
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful space, romantic atmosphere, great location. Good was good but not out of the ordinary and a bit too pricey for what it was. Friendly staff.

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JoshP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. I would go back tomorrow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fave restaurant in town! Service and food always 10/10!

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vipBmoregal
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been several years since we last ate at Sotto Sopra, and I had forgotten how beautiful the restaurant is. Wonderful Restaurant Week menu--many options available, including multiple non-meat entrees. Service was polished. Highly recommend!

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LizW
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Wonderful! We enjoyed restaurant week. Great menu!

MK
MarianneK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant- Everrything is amazing every time we go!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as always

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Nlovesbaltimore
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love eating here. The food is great any the staff is even more amazing.

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Sban
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here every year for Restaurant Week. One of my favorite Italian spots in Baltimore!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal! We had a chance to go during restaurant week, and we were stunned at the amazing serving sizes and perfect service! We definitely can’t wait to go back!

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DeborahS
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always good at Sotto Sopra. The food is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and willing to explain each dish. Lizzy took care of our table and she was amazing. Food was delicious, I loved the cheesecake with raspberry sorvet

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vipMaggi
Baltimore
366 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t begin to tell you how glad we were to be able to dine inside again at Sotto Sopra. We have really missed coming here, and they missed us as well. What a nice feeling that was to be so warmly welcomed back by Lindsay, Derek and Victoria. Riccardo and his team always put together an extensive menu for Restaurant Week, and we knew that we would not be disappointed. Derek, our server, was, as always, at the top of his game – nothing escaped him – our water glasses were always full, and he kept a close eye on our needs. On Sunday, we started with the most delectable appetizers – two Calamari Fritti, Tomato Gazpacho soup, and a Goat Cheese Salad. For our second courses, we were all thrilled with our selections. We had two Creamy Carbonara alla Sotto Sopra, a Pan-Seared Branzino Filet, and a Pan-Seared Atlantic King Salmon. The sweet endings to our delicious meals were two 2 Cheesecake with Raspberry sorbet, Tiramisu, and the Semolina Cake with Dried Fig Sauce. Whew – we were all full and happy.

Last night, we went to Sotto Sopra with another couple, and it was as delicious as our Sunday night dinner. Victoria was our server for the evening, and she was so friendly and attentive. We started with three Calamari Fritti and a Caesar Salad. For our entrees, we had Pan-Seared Atlantic King Salmon, two Short Rib Ravioli, and Francobolli di Ricotta e Spinaci. For our desserts, we chose two Semolina Cakes with Fig Sauce, Vanilla Crème Brulee, and a Cheesecake with Raspberry sorbet. We were all impressed with the flavors of each and every dish we had. Everything was just perfect – each dish was expertly prepared and presented. We were delighted to meet José, the new manager.

As an added bonus, we had a celebrity sighting: Treat Williams, the actor, was dining there as well

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BaltimoreLocal
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Restaurant week had a huge menu. Great food; large portion, friendly service

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vipSatisfiedCustomer
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Appetizer never arrived. We were charged extra for putting anchovies on the Caesar salad. Shrimp was undercooked. Service was inattentive. We normally like this place, but tonight was an off night. Ugh!!!

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MargaretC
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The place itself is beautiful. Service was good and the food was generally excellent. The pasta portions were a bit small.

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georgem
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great food and service. I highly recommend for a great relaxing dinner. Love the wine list Half plates of pasta is fun.

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MIKHAIL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Not sure why it is ranked #4 overall on Trip Advisor.

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balttourist
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal. That’s why we keep going back. Quiet unlike some spots.

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vipNeighbor
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent homemade pasta, great service and cool old fashioned atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three colleagues and I dined here after finding it on Trip Advisor. Our server was terrific, as was the ambience. Our food was hot, beautifully presented and tasty. We all will recommend it to others.

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DarleneR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and wonderful attentive service. Everyone loved the appetizers and entrees and desserts. Great birthday celebration dinner.

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 4.7 stars by 2829 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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