Sotto Sopra

4.8
2789 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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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 2789 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DelH
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was an amazing Italian restaurant. The service was exceptionally great, the staff were very pleasant, and the food was delicious.

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TimK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a restaurant, the restaurant was recommended by the hotel we were staying at. Fine Italian dining at its best- great food, nice atmosphere, and wonderful staff make this a great place to go if you are traveling Baltimore.

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vipJohnsonmaria8
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing as always!

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BettyB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see one of my favorite restaurants fully open. Food and service were
excellent. Plan to frequent on regular basis

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Delicious
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of 5 (3 children under 9) truly enjoyed our dinner at Sotto Sopra. The staff was kind and patient. The food was delicious - best duck I’ve had in Baltimore, and the ambiance was exactly what we needed to celebrate our son’s birthday. It was altogether wonderful. We highly recommend it.

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BaltimoreMan
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 3 courses were exceptional! Our waitress Lindsey was so attentive, personable and knowledgeable about the food and wine on offer.

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vipDeanna
Baltimore
154 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The caprese salad (included a ball of mozzarella instead of slices; not ideal) had the toughest and most flavor-lacking tomatoes. Other than that, the food was delicious, albeit a slimmed down menu. Service was a bit slow, but they are likely recovering from staff shortages.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love this place, but my only issue is that some of the portions are very small for the price. My boyfriend ordered a pasta dish and was still hungry after. My dish was a large portion and could not finish.

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vipLoveGoodFood
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Consistently good, high quality food in one of the most beautiful restaurants in Baltimore!

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vipBradleyH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are excellent. A Mt. Vernon gem.

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vipEddie
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has been a favorite of ours for years. The food is consistently excellent. And the service competent. This last visit my dining partner had the seafood risotto. It was literally overflowing with clams mussels calamari fish and shrimp on a delicious tomato based risotto. I had a large piece of bronzino over a warm eggplant peppers onion arugula “salad”
The prices are reasonable for today’s market.
If you like “real” Italian food done right do yourself a favor a check this place out

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JohnN
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the city. I discovered it 5 years ago and it has become my go to restaurant for fine dining

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RoadRunner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food as always. The atmosphere was lively but not overly so.

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GailO
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb and the waiter was excellent. Lovely restaurant

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vipJillS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose was our server, and he was fantastic, and very friendly. We’ve been to Sotto Sopra several times and it’s always outstanding. The food is wonderful and we love the atmosphere and the amazing service.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Unfortunately the cocktails were hit-or-miss. Will return for the handmade pasta and ambiance.

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vipmmmm
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very good service

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and overall experience. Will definitely be going back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner here for the first time for my daughters graduation. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was elegant and relaxing. Would recommend this experience to anyone. We will be back.

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vipMFinVA
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manhattan cocktail, special tangerine and strawberry salad with arugula, veal agnolotti were all perfect with appropriate portions. Service was friendly and on point. My partner greatly enjoyed the tomato soup and seafood pasta and had no complaints. Highly recommend!

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ElishamaP
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your looking for fresh authentic Italian, this is the place for you!
Food/Service was high quality.

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Linds30
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The ambiance was very nice as well. My only complaint was being next to the piano- it was hard to hear. However, the music was lovely. We will definitely come back though, wonderful date spot overall.

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vipAllanW
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Carbonara a smidge under its previous perfection, but overall just a great experience and lovely place as usual.

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PreciousB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very wonderful and beautiful experience. Went here for a mother's day dinner with my mom and the waiter was very attentive and helpful (especially when we needed wine suggestions!) I had the short rib ravioli which I think is one of the best things I've ever tasted. My mom had the salmon with broccolini and a side of spaghetti (she is allergic to shellfish so couldn't eat the lobster mashed potatoes.) The gelato was everything and more. It all was really good, definitely the best Italian food I've had in Baltimore.

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vipMikeHikeEat
Washington DC
97 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience eating out in over a year, finally having received our 2nd vaccine 2 weeks ago. Yeah! We were very happy with our decision to start with dinner at Sotto Sopra, its one of our favorite restaurants in Baltimore; as always, everything was outstanding just as we anticipated. Our creative drinks, delicious meal, Derick's smooth service, as well as the chic atmosphere...awesome! We have already made another reservation for my birthday in a couple weeks.

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Barb
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great meal, delicious food, nice ambience. Look forward to returning.

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momdayfun
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place to celebrate Mother's Day. The staff was engaging and time everything perfectly. The food was GREAT!

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MoriahN
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They honestly made our night incredibly memorable! The staff was so friendly and hospitable. They truly were happy for us and made us feel special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - We were there on a Saturday with no piano player. Previous time piano player was too loud to talk.

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Violagrl
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience, food and live piano playing by Jeffrey. Sotto Sopra definitely made my birthday even more special!

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DavidF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed the food and music!

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DavidE
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Slightly better than average American Italian food. You can tell the pasta is hand made by it’s taste and quality

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EsauD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sotto Sopra has such a charming interior and perfect lighting. The murals on the wall as you enter really give you an old town vibe. The menu is full of choices that will keep you coming back to try each entree! So far I’m stuck at ordering the Fruti de Mare but will be coming back for something else soon! Friendly service and great drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Derrick (our bartender/server) was SO great! Made our entire evening. Super friendly, knowledgeable and made sure that we got exactly what we wanted. Would come back just to see him.

Pasta was amazing too.

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BoBloomer
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance... nice piano player. Amazing food!

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MelissaF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar, by choice, and had a lovely evening. Can't think of anything to criticize.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice quiet table in the back with excellent service and good food and wine recommendations. We had a lovely night!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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EsauD
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Sat at the bar

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Sturmy909
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Midatlantic's destination for Italian! Outstanding, authentic Italian cuisine served in an intimate setting.

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 4.8 stars by 2789 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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