Sotto Sopra

4.8
2715 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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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 2715 people are saying
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Cac63
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I knew about this restaurant sooner. Fantastic fresh pasta, nice ambiance, good service and reasonable. Normally don’t go out on holidays but was traveling on Valentines Day. Had a wonderful experience and meal!

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vipGaryS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic visit for Valentine’s Day. Everything about the meal was perfect.

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DianeW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A culinary treat and bargain for lunch. Very pleasant dining experience.

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vipJoshuaW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic as always. Everything was perfect.

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ScottF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service but a little pricey

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vipRobinD
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my husbands birthday! It was opera night. We enjoyed every course of the meal and the entertainment was an added bonus! Love the ambiance and service at this restaurant . They have valet parking or self park right across the street. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Prices were good being they were specialty dishes.

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vipjhayes125
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. From the time you enter and Jocelyn leads you to your table you know you're in for a great dining experience. Our table had the Pappardelle, the Carbonara and the Halibut special and all were excellent. This is my favorite restaurant in Baltimore, for the food, the ambiance and the services. If you haven't been, make it a priority.

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8vapiccolo
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto Sopra never disappoints. Authentic and creative Italian cuisine, not the American “spaghetti and meatballs” fake fare. Excellent service, and remarkable consistency.

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vipBarb
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Great staff!
Just anticipated what we needed.
Lovely

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening. Excellent meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Went there for an anniversary dinner. We really wanted to like this place. Reviews were great, and we were looking for a new dinner spot to try.


While the server (Jose?) really did try, his friendly attitude and attentiveness couldn’t fix how bad the food was. Everything, spare a couple of things were just really bad.

First, the calamari was decent, but for a 13$ appetizer we probably got about 6 bites worth of actual calamari. The bulk of it was fried extra fillers. The first round of bread was burnt and the second one we asked for to replace it was better.

My fiancee ordered a moscow mule that was severely iced down and barely tasted like alcohol. This was a $12 drink. I ordered the ribeye after seeing the good reviews. This is an italian spot so I while I didn’t expect it to taste like Ruth’s Chris and the like, I did expect some form of flavor for a $40 cut of meat. The meat tasted honestly like it could’ve been served at a Denny’s and added some type of au jus to hide the blandness of the seasoning. It was a very cheap cut of “ribeye” that was barely salted, cooked on probably a pan and then given some kind of fake grill marks that made it taste burnt on the outside.

This was the worst $130 I’ve ever spent on a meal.

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PamelaC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambiance and service were excellent. Asparagun risotto was only fair. It needed salt, even with the grated cheese. The appetizer cheese plate and salumi were excellent. I would try pasta dishes next time.

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Antonio
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always an amazing experience! The wait staff are always there to assist and the chefs continue to prepare outstanding and creative entrees! Bravo!

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vipOperaFan
Baltimore
61 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful opera singers. They even served my favorite, halibut. It was another perfect evening. I love Opera Night at Sotto Sopra and especially enjoy sharing it with good friends.

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Glam
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for opera night and the performances and the food were excellent. The pacing of the servings was just about perfect. The performers not only sang various arias but provided the backstory for each one so the audience could have a better understanding of the opera from which the came. Just an excellent evening. Well done by everyone from the chef, to the servers, to the performers!!

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SummerA
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Best pasta I have had in my LIFE (Squid Ink).

We always make a point to take advantage of Restaurant Week at Sotto Sopra, it’s the best value in town! I really appreciate that the restaurant tries to have a affordable opportunities for patrons throughout the year.

Delicious food and amazing service is what makes Sotto Sopra our favorite date night dinner!

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RobertN
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and attention to detail. Food was excellent. Great experience

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CarolN
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Definitely a designation fabulous food. Cannot wait to go again. Service was very attentive.

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vipsassy
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fabulous. We just happened upon Restaurant week with a special menu. Our only "complaint" was too many fabulous choices! Everything we tried was delicious!

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vipMaggi
Baltimore
364 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out of the country for Baltimore City Restaurant Week, but we really wanted to participate. Knowing that Sotto Sopra always goes the extra mile and extends their Restaurant Week for an additional week, we made a reservation for January 22. We were warmly greeted and seated at our favorite table. Lindsey, our server, is a delight: so upbeat, friendly and attentive. Riccardo, we compliment you again on always putting forward an interesting and extensive menu for Restaurant Week. You and your staff never disappoint.

We enjoyed a bottle of Impero Pinot Grigio. We each had a different appetizer. My husband had the finocchiona e Burrata (fennel salami / burrata cheese), I enjoyed beet caprese (red and yellow beets / buffalo mozzarella / basil pesto) and our friend had goat cheese salad (arugula / baby beets / fennel / goat cheese fritters / tangerine vinaigrette). We were thrilled – the appetizers were fresh and delicious.

We each had a different entrée. My husband had the carbonara alla Sotto Sopra ( egg/smoked Applewood bacon/cream/parmesan), I had the spaghetti neri alla Chitarra with shrimp (squid ink pasta with shrimp). Our friend asked if they could prepare something different for her entrée which they did without hesitation. She wanted spaghetti with oil and garlic (aglio e olio). I cannot begin to tell you how much we enjoyed our entrees! Of course, for our sweet ending, we enjoyed a Cheesecake with strawberries and two gianduja & hazelnut pot du crème. But, we were not finished: they surprised us with birthday desserts for myself and our friend in the form of vanilla and pistachio gelato with birthday sparklers! How very thoughtful and kind of Sotto Sopra to recognize us both for our birthday. What can we say, we thoroughly enjoyed our Restaurant Week dinner at Sotto Sopra. We were so glad that we were home to participate. Thank you so much for a lovely evening!

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nomnomnom
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant in Baltimore. I was so pleasantly surprised that I even considered living in Baltimore longer than planned just for this restaurant. Every bite was perfection.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was absolutely perfect!

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cfid
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing menu for restaurant week, lots of choices and food delicious!

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vipAndrewR
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They always have a great Restaurant Week menu. This year is no exception. My only complaint and it is a minor one is that the restaurant was a bit too warm

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vipCasualDiners2
Baltimore
100 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the restaurant was packed for restaurant week, food and service were outstanding.

JC
vipJohnC
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the restaurant week menu. Will be back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and great service

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vipgidgetgirl
Baltimore
121 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent carbonara. Breadsticks wine. Went for. Restaurant week and there was an abundance of food. Desserts. Were excellent

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MAtthewd
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Very delicious. We Will come back again soon

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GuyC
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

menu choices and the food was excellent. service was much above average. will definitely be back

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FrankR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience at Sotto Sopra. Good food and outstanding service from Derrick made for a memorable evening

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant week lunch, everything was prepared perfectly and service lovely. Such a treat!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and it was a wonderful experience.

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vipNancyS
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant week meal on the listb

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vipLJR528
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We visited Sotta Sopra as part of Restaurant Week. Portions were not huge, but every course was delicious!

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PaulaR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding polenta appetizer, recommended by our waitress (we asked). Carbonara was perfect. My guest had never been to Sotto Sopra, so I have a new and very loyal friend.

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stani
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant week meal I ever had. All 3 courses were excellent. Goat cheese salad, beet capresse, squid ink pasta, salmon, tiramisu and creme brulee again were all excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, delicious food and great service

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ExcellentAuthenticItalian
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding date night for my wife and I taking advantage of Baltimore Restaurant Week. The service was impeccable (kudos to Jose) and the food was absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for authentic Italian!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sotto Sopra using the Order Online button. Sotto Sopra also offers delivery in partnership with 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 2715 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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