About Sotto Sopra

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

405 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Mulberry and Franklin St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 625-0534

Website:
http://www.sottosoprainc.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking

Public Transit:
Downtown Trolley - Free Circulator

Executive Chef:
Riccardo Bosio

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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).

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

It is our pleasure to be part of your holiday celebration. Join us and enjoy our ala carte menu with specials for Christmas Eve. We are open from 4 pm to 10 pm

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Buon Natale! Sotto Sopra will be open and serving their fine Italian cuisine from noon to to 10 pm. Enjoy a large selection from our ala carte menu.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Felice anno nuovo - We would love to ring in the New Year with you. Join us for our Italian cuisine from our ala carte menu. We are open from 4 pm to midnight.

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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.

Sotto Sopra Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (49)
Good for a Date (48)
Romantic (43)
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Good for Anniversaries (38)
Authentic (35)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Notable Wine List (27)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Cozy (27)
Worth the Drive (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Business Meals (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Fun (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Live Music (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

First time to area
Love service and meal
Will be back for sure

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food...excellent service; loved the chicken dish and the cheesecake desert was quite good

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had such a wonderful anniversary dinner. The staff really went above and beyond to make our night extra special. The food, the atmosphere, the service, the drinks...everything was 5 star.
We can not wait to return next time we are in Baltimore.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

While everything else was excellent, we waited over an hour after the time of our reservation to be sat. Sotto Sopra was accommodating and made up for it with a discounted meal, but be cautious of going on a busy night when it could be overbooked.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The restaurant was great. The food, service, ambiance and the drink options. The only downside and there always is was that the noise level was high, the front door was propped open and it was I. The mid 30’s outside, the big window at the front is very drafty so I was pretty cold the entire time and the front of the restaurant (the host table) is very ackward to the guests coming in and the guests there since people tend to stand in that little area between three tables making it weird to eat while the people are staring.
Lastly, they asked me if it was a special occasion and i told them that it was my wife’s birthday but they never did anything about it. All the other birthdays had a birthday cake with sparklers.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent food! A bit pricey but worth it

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My boyfriend and I couldn't have picked a better spot to celebrate our anniversary! The food alone was outstanding! We ordered the pappardelle al telefono and the sacchetti di zucca con salsiccia, and the pasta was cooked perfectly--that melt-in-your-mouth level of expertise. As a vegetarian, I particularly appreciated the kitchen's willingness to substitute the sausage for mushrooms on the sacchetti. What really impressed us most though was how the restaurant staff went above and beyond to make the evening a special one for us! When we arrived, there were two glasses of prosecco waiting for us at the table, and at the end of the meal, our waiter surprised us with gelato and a giant sparkler. Thank you for a wonderful night, Sotto Sopra, we look forward to celebrating with you in the future!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Best steak I’ve had in many years! Great place to take clients.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

They have done a great job for many years and is a go to site in Mount Vernon

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everyone I spoke to on the phone in person and our waiter was amazing the food was incredible the service the atmosphere the drinks it was all phenomenal

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Healthy, Fun, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating, Disabled Access
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful lunch! Magnificent food!!! The seminola fig cake is out of this world!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great experience! Good food in a delightful setting. Service was good and wait staff were cheerful and effective.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent service and atmosphere, and even better food! The cioppino was delicious. I have never tasted better lamb chops. Our server suggested a wonderful wine. All in all, it was a delightful dining experience, and I will return the next time I visit Baltimore!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Baltimore. Beyond the meal itself, our server Derek makes it an exceptional experience every time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Delicious fresh pasta and Halibut.......enjoyed our visit, pretty atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Fabulous restaurant. I take clients and employees every chance i get, as the menu is so rich, the service so good if you get to know your server well and tell them your needs. My gf and i love a quiet, romantic dinner here as well.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We meet friends at Sotta Sopra once a month. We never tire of this awesome restaurant and in fact look forward to going there more and more with each visit. Food and service is superb.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was a very special dinner since I had not seen my friend in 20 years. It did not disappoint. Great ambiance perfect food and close to our hotel. Cannot thank you enough

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My wife & I visited for a pre race Baltimore marathon meal.
Christian was our server. He was courteous, personable, punctual refilling glasses & taking our orders and very professional. The staff alone was professional! The dressing on our salads was tasty. My ribeye was cooked perfect & very flavorful. My wife's fish was moist & flaky with just the right amount of sauce. The pistachio Gelato was heavenly. The overall ambience of the restaurant was relaxing. The music was just the right volume as the crowd of clientel grew so we could hold an audible conversation. The price of our meal was worth the experience. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Two friends getting together for a night at the Hippodrome and having a quiet dinner! The food was absolutely delicious and I can't say enough about the chocolate pistachio Crem Brûlée ... my mouth is still watering. The only complaint I have, I thought the wine was on the expensive side. $12 for a glass of wine is a little much, especially being one of the least expensive on the list. I still would highly recommend for a special night!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This restaurant never lets me down it's always great. The manager Lindsay is wonderful sent a dessert over. She knows how to treat her customers who are regulars
Which my husband and I are! This was a business lunch meeting and it was great !

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Cozy atmosphere with a great decor. The food was absolutely delicious. Good place to go for a night out and a good meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

As always, perfect. The short rib ravioli was everything I expect from Riccardo. Delicious, layered flavors, beautifully presented. Food that makes you think and feel as well as tastes great.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Too noisy. Had to yell to be understood at our table.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

A wonderful evening from the moment we arrived. A gracious and accommodating staff to go along with great food and wine is why Sotto Sopra is our favorite restaurant.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fabulous. Simply Fabulous. If I ever move to Baltimore, I would be a regular for the rest of my life.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Overall delicious food and great menu. Wine would great. Food was hot, presented well.

Could work on service improvement. We had 4 different people serve us, but no one really made a connection, so it felt like everyone was distracted. We got good service but nothing notable. To keep up your reputation as a great place, try to focus the staff on the people. Also, if you open at 5pm, don’t act surprised when guests come in at 5pm.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food and service as always. I felt crammed in to our 2 top though. I would prefer a little more space when dining in a fine restaurant like this.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Impressive food and service, but it was very dark. It was difficult to read the menu and took away from the decor and ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Lovely place with great Italian food. There was music the night I was there, which was quite nice, but a little loud for conversation (we were just a few seats away).

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We had a great meal. We told the server we were going to a lecture and we were able to eat in about an hour. We had the warm olives appetizer, spinach salad and corn ravioli - all delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Sotto Sopra has long been one of my very favorite restaurants, and tonight's meal was no exception. My only disappointment was that I had been salivating anticipating eating their spaghetti carbonara, which sadly was not on the menu. Neither was their caprese salad, which I also adore. But the squash soup was fantastic, and the lamb chops quite good. The wait staff is always exceptional.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went to dinner and they had a great jazz band playing that night. The food was very good and we had a nice young server who was very attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have been to Sotto Sopra several times and are never disappointed. The breadsticks are addictive, the cocktails are delicious and creative, their pasta is fantastic...always a great time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I have zero complaints about this restaurant.

The staff was charming, competent and attentive.
The food was excellent and well balanced.
The wine list was solid.

I recommend this place to anyone looking for a lovely evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Healthy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Have enjoyed the food and ambience at this gem of a restaurant for several years! We've been away for 10 years and just recently returned to enjoy a beautiful meal and Sotto Sopra did not let us down! Fresh food, great wine list, friendly and competent staff! A must for all Italian lovers!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food here was amazing. The service was great however, it can be extremely loud as the table are very close together and packed in tightly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The restaurant was hosting a fundraising event, and didn't have enough staff working to handle the crowd. The food was OK, but nothing to bring me back.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I usually don't write restaurant reviews but 4 of us had dinner Monday night and it was fabulous. Two of us had frutti di mare ala Chittara (one with the squid ink pasta) and both dishes were great. They should make it a regular item and not a special. The 1.5 pound bronzino was the best my wife has ever had. The restaurant was empty (Monday night?) but the I have not had a bad meal there in the3-4

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Opera singing made the dinner experience interesting.

Tags: Special Occasion
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