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Sat, 2/24
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7:30 PM
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Sotto Sopra

4.7
1907 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

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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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PamG (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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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vipPowerlady (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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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Sturmy909 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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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BobbyWorld (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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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CharmtasticMile (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent in every way!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We had a lovely dinner while visiting Baltimore. Our server, Katie, was gracious and attentive. The ambiance was lovely and the food delicious. The hostess, Lindsey, was charming and very helpful with after dinner recommendations in the area. Would definitely recommend.

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vipDCfoodfan (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We enjoyed an absolutely wonderful dinner at Sotto Sopra. Every aspect, from the friendly and professional staff, to the delicious cocktails, to the appetizers and entrees, was perfectly executed.
The carrot soup had layers of flavor, the halibut was cooked just enough to meld into the sauce and vegetable bed. My husband was delighted with the prosciutto appetizer and pasta entree.
We live in DC, but happily plan to return to Baltimore as soon as possible to try more of the menu.
not inexpensive, but well worth the final tab

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Homer (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Everything was great. The only thing, drop the lemon in the calamari.

Overall, fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

I love the lunch special, which always has a vegetarian option. The food and service are 5 stars.

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AlexF 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The entire experience I had while at Sotto Sopra was phenomenal. We were seated exactly at the time of our reservation, and our table -- despite being in the middle of the restaurant -- was cozy and separate. The service was fantastic, the food was the best I've had in Baltimore, and the ambiance was very romantic and comfortable. It was a great dining experience through and through and I certainly plan on going back for my next special occasion. It is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a special occasion.

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Rebecca (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We have eaten at Sotto Sopra several times and were fairly disappointed in this visit. The service was not very attentive and the food was only ok. I'm a big fan of the black squid ink pasta, but there was hardly any seafood in it, and our water cups were never refilled.

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Adt23 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Dined for the first time for a romantic evening and it was perfect....The spaghetti a la chiterra was to die for! The sauteed duck was outstanding. We had reservations so we were seated in a timely fashion. Took us back to Italy for sure!! I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic night on the town!

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BryanC 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Atmosphere, service and food was outstanding.
I unique building with artwork everywhere.
Only detractor would be the tables were very close, so you were literally sitting one chair away from the next table in some locations. A bit distracting, but everyone ignored the other tables and it seemed to work.
I would definitely go again.
Be sure to make reservations, it is very popular.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

4th time here. Food still solid

Prices a bit high for the fare being served but still delivers a great meal after so many years.

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JonathanM (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Prices were not too high. Food was just okay, I was hoping for something a bit better and the service was kind of slow. My empty bowl sat for about 10 minutes before it got picked up. Could have been the a less experienced crew the night after valentines day. Very cool space with awesome artwork on the walls. I probably wouldn't go back.

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ValentinesDinner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I dined here for Valentine's Day, and had a wonderful evening. The food and service was fantastic, and I was overall very impressed. Usually, expectations are lowered for VDay, as many restaurants are swamped, offer a limited menu, and are overall slogging to get through the night. Not so at Sotta Sopra. It was busy, but they all handled the crowd with professional excellence all around. Wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first visit and we were suitably impressed. The quality of the food was superb, the portion size adequate, but dining area was narrow and loud. The price was on the high side, but not outrageously so given the meal was so good. I would go back.

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Baltimorefoodie (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Friends of ours have raved about Sotto Sopra for a long time and we decided to give it a shot. I am glad we did. We were a few minutes early for our reservation and were immediately sat. Service was fantastic. The food was even better. The decor and atmosphere in the restaurant was very romantic. The price for the evening was what you would expect from a higher end Italian place in the city. We will definitely be back. They also had valet, which was great as it was raining on the evening we went.

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Traveler (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We go to Sotto Sopra often. It has wonderful authentic Italian food and is better than most of the restaurants in the Little Italy section of Baltimore. We go out of our way to frequent this restaurant and will continue to do so. I am of Italian heritage and have taken many family members there and they love it.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I absolutely love dining here because of the fantastic Beverage Manager Mike! The service is always top notch & he’s such a sweetheart that goes above & beyond!
Lindsey, another amazing Manager makes you feel so welcome & is dedicated in ensuring you’ve had a great dining experience. I could go on & on! I recommend this fine, classic establishment to everyone I know!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

All around lovely experience. Food was served wonderfully hot. Attractively plated and quite delicious. While puzzled by an unexpected wait between apps and mains,obvious care put into the entrees justified the wait. Pasta was silky and appropriately sauced. Branzino was delightful. Highly recommended.

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Tinkerbell (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

We have had dinner and lunch at Sotto Sopra and everything was exquisite both times. Menu interesting and presented beautifully. Waiters are very professional - available but not intrusive. Has a NY feeling - I'm a New Yorker!

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Foodinnyc (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Food was great service was on target. Pricing wasn’t to bad. We went on a Tuesday we had to find parking.

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TomM (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

First class service, food and ambiance. All you could ask for in a restaurant. Would be there more frequently were it not for the fact we live 60 miles away.

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vipFranklin (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Every dish we had with something special and service was immaculate. We were moved to accommodate the noise level which was a wonderful accommodation. Overall this was a very worthwhile experience in high-quality cuisine

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vipACMarsh (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

This is a delicious Italian restaurant in the Mt. Vernon district of downtown Baltimore. It's beautiful with an Old World feel, attentive service and wonderful food.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The young man who waited on us was very professional and had expert knowledge of the menu. I was very impressed with his service.

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MDdiners (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner in a warm, comfortable atmosphere and great service from Patrick. Also, thanks to Mike for his gracious assistance.

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