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Fri, 4/20
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10:30 PM
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Sotto Sopra

4.7
1945 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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. Two courses from our full lunch menu, $20.

Sotto Sopra invites you to dine for lunch, Monday through Saturdays and dinner every evening. Eat.Drink.Sleep.Dream--Italian
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am – 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00 - 9:00pm Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm
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Phone number
(410) 625-0534
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Riccardo Bosio
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mulberry and Franklin St.
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Parking details
Valet Parking
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Public transit
Downtown Trolley - Free Circulator
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Entertainment
Opera Night: Once a month on a Sunday evening, Sotto Sopra offers a multi-course pre-fixe menu along with live opera performances. Check our website for each month's menu.
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Special events & promotions
Monthly Live Opera Nights with a multi course dinner.
Credit card secured reservations required at 410-625-0534 (credit cards will be charged for cancellations 48 hours or less).
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Bring the whole family to celebrate nonna, mama and mothers-to-be Italian-style.
We will be offering our ala carte dinner menu along with specials from 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Valet parking and street parking available.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1945 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We attended on Opera Night.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food, the service, the setting all were outstanding! I look forward to coming back for Jazz or Opera night!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Not just the best Italian, simply the BEST restaurant in Baltimore!! Food, ambiance (Romantic & intimate). Always a true joy to visit.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent service, wonderful homemade pastas, beautiful setting. Works on all levels.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I have been to this restaurant about eight times. It has always been a great experience until this week. Because of past experiences we were comfortable inviting out-of-town guests. We arrived, no host greeted us for the first 8 - 10 minutes. Then after she approached us she answered the phone and made hand gestures to a waiter to seat us. Wow, that was a terrible first impression for my guests and an embarrassment for my husband and me. The waitress was wonderful when she arrived nearly fifteen minutes after we were seated. The food was universally praised but the service was horrendous for a restaurant of quality. Additionally we were sat next to a guy who was wearing a hooded, printed sweatshirt and a backwards baseball cap. This was not the atmosphere or experience we were hoping to share with our special guests. The good food can only make up for so much. In the restaurant's defense, after my husband inquired as to the status of the waitress, the manager sent a round of limoncello.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We went before a BSS event. Our waiter was outstanding. Very knowledgeable about the menu and the specials. Provided good suggestions about both food and wine. If they have the spaghetti carbonara as a special get it. It's delicious. Have been many times and would go again. Opera night is great too.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Absolutely wonderful, they were so thoughtful💖💖💖

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

An extraordinary spot! Elegant, cozy, romantic, classy...and exceptional food!

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food portions were surprisingly small, especially for the price. My wife had the lobster ravioli and it was a bit overdone however the spaghetti carbonara was very good but the portion was such that I was still hungry after the meal.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This evening was wonderful!!!! Thank you to Sotto Sopra for having The Hot Club of Baltimore perform at your restaurant. They always bring a wonderful vibe to compliment your amazing food and wonderful service. From start to finish our night was fantastic. When we asked to be seated closer to the band your staff was very accommodating, inviting us to sit at the bar till they could clear a table for us. Once our table was ready your staff got us from he bar and showed us to a great table. We enjoyed our delicious dinner with wonderful wine and delicious dessert. A truly great experience!!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was excellent! Best Bolognese we've had! Pasta was nice and fresh and great focaccia bread. If you're in the area and love Italian food, it's a must try!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Would recommend this place for sure to anyone who wants quality Italian food. Will for sure be returning. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and what wines paired well with the food.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very good and worth a return trip. The fried polenta app with truffle salt was excellent. Everyone enjoyed craft cocktails and the entrees. Everything was well prepared and no one was disappointed. The service was very slow but it was a full house so it gave us more time to enjoy each other’s company.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We really enjoyed the wine and our meals including desert.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This restaurant had it all. A warm and beautiful decor, the most delicious food with an elegant presentation and great service! We ate there for the two course lunch and had the most fantastic molten chocolate cake for dessert! What a find!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

My favorite Baltimore spot... great food and service that never disappoints. Gnocchi that floats off the plate! Don’t miss this Baltimore gem.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This was my second time here. The food , service and atmosphere were all wonderful. I would go back anytime the opportunity presents itself.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

wonderful place! one of our favorites in Baltimore.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very nice selection of pasta, fish and meat options.
Black Sea bass deelish. Chef kindly made a special vegan vegetable pasta dish which was superb.
Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Delicious food. Excellent service. Charming atmosphere where you can talk at a normal level and hear your dinner companion. Bravo!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We have searched all over Baltimore for outstanding Italian cuisine and for this beautiful little restaurant on our pervious visit to the city. Handmade pasta served in delicate sauces are truly a treat. The service is wonderful and the ambiance sets the stage for romantic dinners.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Staff was very accommodating since we had limited time and assisted us in every way to get us to the Opera on time, yet ensuring we had a wonderful dining experience

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Beautiful place, great food and service.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This was a pleasant find in Baltimore. Food was ok but we have high standards. Employees were fun.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner after great BSO concert!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner at Sotto Sopra. The service, food and atmosphere were all great. Complimentary prosecco and dessert for our anniversary were much appreciated.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Amazing food small portions but great atmosphere great place for a date

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We love Sotto Sopra for its excellent cuisine, lovely decor and quality wait staff. My husband and I dined there this past Saturday evening.
My one concern has to do with feeling rushed. As soon as a plate of food was finished, it was whisked away and the next course served. That is a turn-off and not a desirable practice in a good restaurant. I hope that this criticism is noted and the wait staff asked not to be quite so "efficient".

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Our dinner at Sotto Sopra was absolutely delicious--from the handmade pastas to the freshly and expertly prepared entrees. The only reason for my less-than-five-star rating came from the portion sizes: the pastas were amazing but I was left a bit hungry after. Their entrees might be meant to be paired with appetizers and dessert for a thoroughly satiating meal.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Excellent experience!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Everything was great except 7:30 reservation not seated till after 8:15
Have been coming here for years and waiting to be seated with a reservation is common but not usually as long as this last time.
Did give me a great free glass and a half of red wine for waiting
Food was exceptional

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants. I prefer it over Woodberry, it's less pretentious, the cuisine is well doe and creative. The carbonara is a fav.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Have been coming here for over 12 years and have always enjoyed the food and service. Brought friends from Virginia and they said it was one of the most enjoyable meals they've ever had.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Wonderful ambience with large painted murals and mirrors. The place is busy but amazingly good acoustics. The two of us sat next to a table of 8 and had no trouble conversing. The food is always fresh and delicious. We have been for special occasions and just regular gatherings. You can eat modestly or upscale you meal. One of my favs!!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

How I wish I lived closer to Sotto Sopro to be able to take advantage of this wonderful gem with great frequency. Williamsburg, Virginia is a bit too far, sadly.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We discovered this while visiting for a few days. Loved it from first sight. The hostesses were warm and accommodating. The decor is sophisticated yet comfortable. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. I’d seen the pumpkin pillows(ravioli) online and was not disappointed. We took a card so that we can remember the name and come again the next time we stay down near the inner harbor.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Another AMAZING meal at Baltimore's #1 restaurant. Had my team in from all over the East coast to celebrate a successful year. They were blown away by the food, wine, service and atmosphere that Riccardo provides. Thanks as always!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We have traveled to Baltimore for the American Craft Show for last 4 years and look forward to dinner at Sotto Sopra. My wife is Italian and she compares the flavors to Nona’s (grandmother) cooking. Always DELICIOUS. We go to Baltimore for anything...it’s Sotto Sopra.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Sotto Sopra is a classic with fresh ingredients, beautiful surroundings, and wonderful service. I will continue to bring out of town guests to this Mt Vernon gem.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Sotto Sopra is as good as advertised. Went there for a business lunch to discuss historic Charles Street. The 2-course lunch with choice of appetizer & entrée is a real treat. The Arugula Salad, Fried & Escargot Polenta make for great starters. The Risotto & Branzino, Pappardelle & Lavender Salmon highlight some of the marvelous entrée options. The service is always 5-star top-notch. I highly recommend Sotto Sopra for a business lunch or special occasion.

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