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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

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (86)
Good for a Date (80)
Romantic (74)
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Good for Anniversaries (69)
Fit for Foodies (63)
Authentic (58)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Pre/post Theatre (47)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Worth the Drive (38)
Cozy (35)
Notable Wine List (31)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Bar Seating (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Business Meals (16)
Fun (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Local Ingredients (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Seasonal (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Live Music (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Casual (5)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined a day ago

4th time here. Food still solid

Prices a bit high for the fare being served but still delivers a great meal after so many years.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Prices were not too high. Food was just okay, I was hoping for something a bit better and the service was kind of slow. My empty bowl sat for about 10 minutes before it got picked up. Could have been the a less experienced crew the night after valentines day. Very cool space with awesome artwork on the walls. I probably wouldn't go back.

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food3
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service2

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I dined here for Valentine's Day, and had a wonderful evening. The food and service was fantastic, and I was overall very impressed. Usually, expectations are lowered for VDay, as many restaurants are swamped, offer a limited menu, and are overall slogging to get through the night. Not so at Sotta Sopra. It was busy, but they all handled the crowd with professional excellence all around. Wonderful experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Hot Spot, Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first visit and we were suitably impressed. The quality of the food was superb, the portion size adequate, but dining area was narrow and loud. The price was on the high side, but not outrageously so given the meal was so good. I would go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Friends of ours have raved about Sotto Sopra for a long time and we decided to give it a shot. I am glad we did. We were a few minutes early for our reservation and were immediately sat. Service was fantastic. The food was even better. The decor and atmosphere in the restaurant was very romantic. The price for the evening was what you would expect from a higher end Italian place in the city. We will definitely be back. They also had valet, which was great as it was raining on the evening we went.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We go to Sotto Sopra often. It has wonderful authentic Italian food and is better than most of the restaurants in the Little Italy section of Baltimore. We go out of our way to frequent this restaurant and will continue to do so. I am of Italian heritage and have taken many family members there and they love it.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I absolutely love dining here because of the fantastic Beverage Manager Mike! The service is always top notch & he’s such a sweetheart that goes above & beyond!
Lindsey, another amazing Manager makes you feel so welcome & is dedicated in ensuring you’ve had a great dining experience. I could go on & on! I recommend this fine, classic establishment to everyone I know!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

All around lovely experience. Food was served wonderfully hot. Attractively plated and quite delicious. While puzzled by an unexpected wait between apps and mains,obvious care put into the entrees justified the wait. Pasta was silky and appropriately sauced. Branzino was delightful. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We have had dinner and lunch at Sotto Sopra and everything was exquisite both times. Menu interesting and presented beautifully. Waiters are very professional - available but not intrusive. Has a NY feeling - I'm a New Yorker!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Food was great service was on target. Pricing wasn’t to bad. We went on a Tuesday we had to find parking.

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

First class service, food and ambiance. All you could ask for in a restaurant. Would be there more frequently were it not for the fact we live 60 miles away.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Every dish we had with something special and service was immaculate. We were moved to accommodate the noise level which was a wonderful accommodation. Overall this was a very worthwhile experience in high-quality cuisine

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This is a delicious Italian restaurant in the Mt. Vernon district of downtown Baltimore. It's beautiful with an Old World feel, attentive service and wonderful food.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

The young man who waited on us was very professional and had expert knowledge of the menu. I was very impressed with his service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner in a warm, comfortable atmosphere and great service from Patrick. Also, thanks to Mike for his gracious assistance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Had dinner before a show at the hippodrome and it was wonderful. It was a Wednesday which is live jazz night and I can’t wait to go back. The music was excellent and the food was delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Live Music, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

My daughter and I loved our dinner here! The service was excellent, the food absolutely delicious and the interior design was very nice as well. Reasonably priced. We will definitely return!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Third time there. The food was mediocre at best. The Saltimbocca was overcooked and dry. The sauce was uneventful. Great atmosphere. Pricey for average cuisine.

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food3
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We've dined here several times. The food is excellent and the wait staff knowledgeable. Lovely space, but close quarters to other tables is awkward. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were friends and had tickets to the BSO, our waiter Derrick was AMAZING! He made sure we were done without rushing us and time to get where we needed to go.
When there was a line for the ladies room he went into the men’s room wiped it down so ladies could use the men’s room! He went above and beyond what he needed to!

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 (London)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wow...some of the best food I have had in the area...a real gem! Beautiful setting, wonderful service, and food to die for!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I totally love Sotto Sopra! I am never disappointed and always enjoy an authentic Italian meal wonderfully prepared. Couple this with the restaurant week price of $35 for three courses, and I’m in heaven. Loved the beet and mozzarella appetizer, and their Spaghetti Carbonara is a longtime favorite of mine...so flavorful. While nothing like my grandmother’s strudel, the SS version is delicious. Fabulous meal!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 23, 2018

It was the first time dining at Sotto Sopra for two of us; an elegant and enjoyable experience. We will definitely be back!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was good but we had a reservation and we still waited 45 minutes for a table. Fortunately the weather was nice so we were able to wait outside because it is a small place.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We love this busy, happy spot in our favorite part of the city. Pork ossobucco and cioppino were wonderful on a cold winter night. We arrived early so our visit could include some time at the beautifully illuminated bar. I recommend "the sinner," made with redemption rye and served in a chic little coupe. So much fun

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

Although restaurant week can be kind of crazy, Sotto Sopra met all of my expectations and then some. The food was incredible from the bread to the desserts. Everything was hot, the plates were clean around the edges, and our server was professional.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Extremely friendly staff and even valet personnel. Very satisfied

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This is a casually elegant neighborhood restaurant that makes you feel at home and pampered. The food and service were excellent, and the ambiance beautiful. I took my mother (93) for restaurant week and all the staff looked after her to make sure she was comfortable. She had a great time and loved the food and servers. That's my Mom in the photo!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I will definitely go back there. Was awesome

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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 on January 17, 2018

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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 on January 16, 2018

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 on January 16, 2018

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

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