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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).

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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (73)
Good for a Date (68)
Romantic (66)
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Good for Anniversaries (62)
Fit for Foodies (50)
Authentic (47)
Pre/post Theatre (45)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Worth the Drive (35)
Cozy (33)
Notable Wine List (30)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Bar Seating (21)
Business Meals (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Seasonal (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Healthy (7)
Casual (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Music (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

I went for restaurant week. I had the mussels, gnocchi and creme brulee. All three were excellent. My friend had the polenta, papardelle and tiramisu. All treated really fresh as well. I will definitely come back here. I'm lucky to have restaurant week because it allows me to try places like Sotto Sopra.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and wonderful ambiance! The service was fantastic and it was the perfect place for our group of friends to get together for a few drinks a good food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent all the way around! Fabulous menu, delicious food, excellent atmosphere and service. Staff was so accommodating. The timing of each course was perfect.... Thank you!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Love the decor! Seating very tight, my chair was bumped with each person who passed our table. Patrick , our server was quite pleasant!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

This place never disappoints even during restaurant week food still outstanding and staff is the best in town ! Thank you Lindsey !

Nancy Smith

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Pros: Delicious meal with wonderful server. Pork ossobuco with risotto was wonderful.
Cons: Very crowded and very noisy. About 4” between tables set long-wise the length of the room so there was NO privacy. Noice level was extreme.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Given that it was restaurant week, I anticipated a delay, but we had to wait around for one hour before our table was ready. Poor planning by the restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

An lovely culinary experience! Food, service & ambience were all 1st class. Only complaint was with the wine list - least expensive bottle was $39 and I believe there was only one of these (reds). There are so many really good wines at reasonable prices today, they should offer some choices in the upper 20s and low 30s. I would love to go back, but I can't imagine dinner without wine and they do not offer any in a reasonable price range.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Love it, love it, love it! Went for the first time for a work dinner and would really like to take my husband back for a romantic dinner. The restaurant is beautiful and authentic Italy. And the food was phenomenal. I couldn't recommend it more highly!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on January 9, 2018

From a long time fan of Sotto Sopra -- always a great choice, no matter what the occasion ...or even lack of occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 8, 2018

we went to sotto sopra for anniversary , I may a note went I made the reservation that we were for our anniversary and remembered, which was really nice. ps our waitress was great!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Derek was exceptional! Great food and great experience! Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Fabulous atmosphere and great food. Always an excellent experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had 8:30 reservations for NYE. These reservations were made at the end of November. We arrived a few minutes before 8:30 and were not seated until 9:20. There were plenty of other people waiting for their reservations as well and in such a small space, things were quite cramped. One of the hostesses (long dark hair) seemed so overwhelmed she didn’t offer any consolation for those of us (or anyone else) waiting. We even had to re-check in after we had been there for a while.

Once we were seated our server was wonderful and the food was delicious. The server and the bus boy gave us several complementary items for our long wait, which was nice. Once we were seated, it was near perfection, but the 50 minute wait for our table despite a reservation was very disappointing.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for New Years. It was crowded but everyone was pleasant. Food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our annual New Years Eve visit was excellent as always. We love this place and will return soon.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I made reservations here for the night of New Years Eve. I arrived with my date and the place was all but full of other people out enjoying the holiday. We were quickly sat and shortly after greeted by our server who had great knowledge of the menu & specials. We shared the Salmon Tar Tar as an appetizer which was very good. I had the Pan Seared Halibut which was excellent along with a gin cocktail that was tasty. After our meal we split the Chocolate Pistachio Creme Brulet which was maybe my favorite part of the meal. For being a very busy evening, all of our drinks and dishes were served in a very timely manner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent waiter. Ambiance was lovely, but too dark.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good last dinner of the year. Great food; reasonable prices; and nice drinks.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I visited the restaurant after an event in Baltimore that was near by. We were seated immediately after we checked in for our reservation. We had the calamari and tomato soup for starters which was excellent. Everything we ate was fresh and prepared to perfection. Can’t wait to go back!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

One of my favorite "go to" restaurants when visiting downtown. Their suggestions based on our preferences were spot on. The pavlova on special was outstanding with a unique presentation!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We dined at Soto Sopra pre-theatre and as usual they did not disappoint. Service was excellent, the pasta was superb, and we had a three course meal without feeling rushed or anxious about making the curtain.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was a rare quiet night at Sotto Sopra. I even found parking directly in front. Wonderful waitress Amanda. Beet salad good. Branzino fantastic and my son had boar ravioli which he said was great too. Great wine and drinks. Desserts good. Nice quiet eve.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

romantic quiet setting, and wonderful service lead to fantastic birthday dinner. oh, and the food was fantastic.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Fabulous Baltimore Italian mainstay; great service and cozy atmosphere; ordered the cioppino and the osso bucco and both dishes where top notch; restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas and we had a lovely dinner; When we are in Baltimore again we will definitely return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Katie was an incredible server and the food was amazing.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was great, service was fantastic. I genuinely believe the food was the best me and my husband ever had! Seating was very limited and we arrived about 15 mins early. The was no room at the bar so we had to wait in the cold.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner with my family was amazing thanks to Sotta Sopra! The attention to detail was unparalleled and their passion for food and service evident in each course. Bravo!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Sotto Sopra is a small restaurant, so the tables are closely packed. The restaurant was full when we were there on Christmas day. It's clear they aim to turn over the tables several times each evening because the service was very prompt. We never felt rushed, but our appetizers, entrees and dessert arrived much more quickly than I expected. The wait staff was attentive and efficient. (If we had been ordering alcohol perhaps the time would have been stretched out a bit.) The food was quite good and the servings were ample.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for the first time for my birthday dinner and then came back with my parents for Christmas. This place is fantastic!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our family tradition has been Christmas Day late afternoon dinner at Sotto Sopra. Food and service were excellent, as always. We come earlier in the day because some parties like to linger which can tie up tables for later reservations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Exquisite restaurant with great service and impeccable food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The salmon was undercooked. The veal saltimbocca was very good, as were the salads and the dessert. One of our salads was served without the shaved Parmesan cheese—the waiter said he would bring some to the table—but he forgot and we had to remind him, but then two of us had our appetizer salads sitting in front of us while the third was waiting for the cheese. Then the kitchen staff brought our entrees while we were still working on the appetizers, so they brought the entrees back to the kitchen and put them under warming lights until we finished the appetizers. It seems like there could have been better attentiveness and communication on the part of staff.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I brought my mom and boyfriend to Sotto Sopra for Christmas dinner and the entire experience was amazing. My mom is in a wheel chair and they accommodated her seamlessly. Our waiter David was a gem, extremely attentive but not too much. The food as usual was spectacular and we all had very different dishes, from seafood to chicken to veal. They did not have the wine I wanted but found a similar (and even better one) and helped on the price a bit, not necessary but very kind. Sotto Sopra will continue to be one of my favorite restaurants in Baltimore and I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have now established the tradition of Sotto Sopra for Christmas dinner, and we have never been disappointed with seating, service or meal. Outstanding!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent food! The pasta was delicious, and best salmon I had in Maryland!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Baltimore, which is saying something. Great food. Wine list is OK but markup is typically 2.5-3X retail which is a bit annoying. No sommelier when I was there so had to rely on waitstaff who have limited knowledge. We went on Christmas Eve as we have before. Very festive and packed and they schedule very tightly so do not expect your table on time. Service suffers a bit when this busy. But still a fun night.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A wonderful Christmas Eve meal. Unfortuntely we had to wait 40 minutes for our table and the same thing happened a year ago because they overbook. However, it is a wonderful place to go.
Terrific service as usual.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went on Christmas Eve . It was nice that Sottto was open. The place was very busy but everything was perfect. Ricardo has a great staff. Their food and service never disappoints.
One of my favorites in Baltimore.

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

We were dinning on Christmas Eve. I made our reservations way in advance. 3 days prior to our reservations we received a call stating there was a 2 hr max. We felt our dinner was rushed left with indigestion. We dine out every Christmas Eve and have never been told we had to be done in 2 hours. Although our food was good Our bill was very high for pasta dishes

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