Sotto Sopra

4.8
2882 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
  • Opera Night 5 course prefixed menu

    $85.00 per person

    Dec 12, 2021 only

    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 2882 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food2service1ambience5

The server was always in a rush and didn’t seem like he was interested in taking care of us. Portions were very small and menu was kind of bland for an Italian restaurant. We even told the server, our annotated it our reservation, we were celebrating a birthday but he seemed to ignore us. We saw several other tables get a birthday desert, so we know the restaurant did do something. Don’t recommend and wouldn’t come back.

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CHERYLC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the bar and had a wonderful experience. Service and food are always fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It is always a special dinner at Sotta Sopra and Derrick (wait staff), madeit more so.

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AnnaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience at Sotto Sopra, as always. Brilliant food, delicious wine, great service.

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vip4myboys
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for a wedding and stumbled across this gem. The food and service was outstanding. Our server David went above and beyond. If you are ever looking for a great meal I highly recommend!

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vipjillbert407
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding.

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vipLuvgoodfood
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time back to the restaurant after the pandemic. I had ordered carryout during the pandemic. It was as wonderful as always. The food is always amazing and the service is fantastic. I brought a friend who had never been before and she just loved it and says next time she is in town she will go back again. We each had a different pasta dish and each loved our choice. I can't wait to go back.

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Our server was beyond amazing! Great suggestions, on top of refills, A plus service! We will return again. A great place to celebrate a special occasion- they take care of you.

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DaisyM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meals, beautiful room, & excellent service. Highly recommended!

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PaaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Service, food, ambience always outstanding.

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JoseT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genuinely an amazing experience. I’m a local college student and I decided to take the girl I was very interested in to something she would enjoy and found Sotto Sopra online. Moral of the story is by the end of the night she became my girlfriend and I would honestly thank the amazing staff and atmosphere for me being able to actually make this amazing woman my girlfriend. Please tip your waiters they deserve it.

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Michagogo
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! They allowed my 15 year old picky eater to order just plain fettucine alfredo. We shared dessert of the chocolate lava cake. Fantastic!

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mmmm
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing, fresh pasta. The ambiance completes the whole package, making for an incredible meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing night! Good and service were great!

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DD007
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was average, although the restaurant was very busy. Wait staff lost focus and service levels suffered. Had to remind wait staff for things we previously asked for.

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DateNightDiner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom, best friend, and I had an incredible meal here last weekend. Everything- from the service to every bite we put in our mouths- was absolute perfection! Can’t wait to come back- thank you for such a fun and wonderful girls night!

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BenH
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Obviously popular as it was busy, but the decor was interesting with a mural with mirrored portion.

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vipLarry
New York Area
171 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very attractive interior. Friendly welcome and attentive knowledgeable service. Dishes well presented.

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vipSaraW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful opera night evening! Good food, incredible singers and wonderful ambience for alll! Would highly recommend this prix fixe meal and experience held once a month on Sunday evenings.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and had a delightful time!!

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martymar1970
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Opera Night was amazing! Five course meal highlighted by the salmon, and the pumpkin risotto. Live music was outstanding. Service was good and the patrons were all having a great time. A tad on the pricey side, but an experience worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Opera night!!

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Chuck
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food,,, a unique ambiance!

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vipLunalovegood
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was our first time back to Sotto Sopra since the pandemic started. I thought the food and service were good, but they didn't wow me like past experiences. It was a busy night for the restaurant, the place was packed, tables were very closed to each other so the noise level was high, it was difficult to have a quiet convo. At the end, we were overcharged by $53 for drinks that we didn't have. According to the waitress, the bartender added someone else's bill to our table. It was corrected but I thought that was odd.

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Westminsterfoodie
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been several years since we had dinner at Sotta Sopra and I don't know why we haven't been back sooner! Everything was fantastic! We had an awesome knowledgeable waiter and the food and wine were both delicious! We won't wait so long next time!

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vipPhyllisg
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday dinner. The food and wine were wonderful. Our service was great. We will definitely come back.

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vipNancyS
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought out of town family to dinner. Food amazing and Derrick our server was spot on !!! He’s the best

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teds
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very friendly staff and attentive service. Salads were outstanding. Entrees were really good. Dessert was terrific (Chocolate Lava). After decades, the place is still fun and has some energy and front to back, top to bottom, sparkling and good. Good evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was very cozy. We split the steak and pasta which were both excellent.

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vipBabtzia
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience3

We have been dining at Sotto Sopra for years. Tried several times during the pandemic to support the restaurant. Last evening may be our last visit. Sotto Sopra used to be reliably good. That is no longer the case. Our goat cheese salads were delicious. The rest of the choices were not. The duck breast was thin and very over roasted. The au gratin potatoes were not fresh - microwaved perhaps. The steak was very tough - not worth the price. Same tasteless potatoes. The chicken was not well seasoned and was also not tender. The veal pasta dish was mediocre at best - pasta was hard, not al dente. The lighting is so dark that it is very hard to read the menu. Perhaps there is an effort to prevent diners from seeing how old and tired everything looks. The service is fine. Sotto Sopra needs to change - new menu, new chef, new lighting, new energy. Very sad that this restaurant cannot keep up with its reputation.

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vipAsset1962
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything lovely, except for distracted waiter.

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CourtneyR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would 10/10 recommend, food and atmosphere were great. My boyfriend and I went out to celebrate and the staff were so kind and generous. We really enjoyed our meal.

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vipNancyS
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal. It was good seeing Lindsey too, she's great !

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SeanH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Our waitress was kind and friendly. Have good recommendations. Will definitely be back!

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The restaurant is charming inside.

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DottieB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice surprise we had never eaten here before ethe homemade pasta was excellent and nice selection of wine

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PattiN
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always! Caesar salad was fresh and perfectly dressed. Calamari was tender, with a very light and crispy breading. The bolognese was perfection in a bowl! My husband’s squid ink fruiti di mare was delicious. And dessert was beautiful and scrumptious. Our server was the best! Sotto Sopra never disappoints!

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vipplynnc
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! As always they have magnificent service, incredible food, and one of my favorite wines. The special touch of a complimentary dessert for our anniversary was so appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!

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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 2882 OpenTable diners.

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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