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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

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (82)
Good for a Date (75)
Romantic (70)
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Good for Anniversaries (66)
Fit for Foodies (53)
Authentic (53)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Pre/post Theatre (47)
Neighborhood Gem (44)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Worth the Drive (36)
Notable Wine List (33)
Cozy (33)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Bar Seating (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Business Meals (19)
Good for Groups (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Fun (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Seasonal (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Casual (6)
Healthy (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Music (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Long wait even with reservation, but they were packed because of restaurant week. Food was fantastic & waiter was very good. Always enjoy Sotto Sopra!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

I will definitely go back there. Was awesome

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Great restaurant week menu, delicious food, wonderful service! We really enjoyed everything! They've got it down to serve the full restaurant crowd!

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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·Dined 3 days ago

I just want to say that though I only gave 4 stars - the food was fantastic!!! I took off a star based on the fact the seating was suuuuuuper tight. We were in a middle row seated at two tops that were literally less than a foot apart(between the tables) and the aisles were so tight that people were bumping into both me and my husband the whole dinner. For the price I’d like to not be packed in like sardines. I’m that being said the food was amazing, our waiter was attentive and we will likely be back

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Never disappoints! Restaurant week meals are not skimpy as some places give. Delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to the restaurant for restaurant week. Our favorite dish was on the menu, a pumpkin ravioli. As always the food and service were fantastic. And in fact one of my friends to home another meal so she could have it again the next day.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent as always. Perfect portions sizes, you leave full, but not stuffed. Creative dishes and nice ambience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Sotto Sophra used to be one of my favorite restaurants in baltimore. I had the pork ossobuco, which is one of my favorite dish. The taste has changed from when i had it last time and the portion size decreased noticeably.. its still good but not as good as when i had it a while ago. (I ordered the dish several times before)

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Service, Food and Ambiance were all great. I hadn't been to this restaurant in years, but will definitely be back again soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 6 days ago

Different dishes were either amazing or just good but not amazing. The mussels were spectacular, while the flatbread was plain and literally on a cracker. The chicken dish was amazing, and my salmon was seasoned well but did not have any flavor or sauce for the potato mash. The desserts were amazing (we got the marscapone cheesecake and apple strudel). I would come here again and try more items.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

During restaurant week. Awesome meal but short staffed so the service was slow!

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·Dined 7 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 7 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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Sotto Sopra always delivers with fantastic food and incredible service. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic. We love coming here!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Derrick was an incredible server
The menu and portions were beyond expectations for restaurant week

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

Went for restaurant week. The restauant week menu selection was extensive . Great value for your money. The food always is excellent as is the wine list. Wait staff is helpful and friendly. Noise level was higher than normal due to restaurant week. One of our favorite restaurants in Baltimore!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had dinner during restaurant week. The restaurant was extremely crowded. Despite having reservations we waited 55 minutes to be seated. Food was OK but not as expected given the great reviews. They have a nice wine list at reasonable prices. Service was just fair, they were in a rush as they were extremely busy and short staffed. One of our friends ended up with the food on top of her clothes as the waitress drop the plate while serving. We had to wait another 30 minutes for the replacement meal to arrive. The food was cold. I was told Sotto Sopra doubles the number of seats during restaurant week. It certainly looked like that... I would not recommend Sotto Sopra during restaurant week.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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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