Sotto Sotto Ristorante - Toronto

4.6
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Sotto Sotto Ristorante brings the romance of Italy to the heart of Toronto. Guests are captivated by its enchanting atmosphere, coupled with authentic Italian cuisine and a wide variety of wines. Perfect for a romantic evening by candlelight. Sotto Sotto presents an ideal escape from the ordinary with its inviting décor and delicious Mediterranean dishes. It's no wonder Sotto Sotto attracts so many celebrities.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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OT
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As per usual the food and service and ambience were perfect.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was great! Server wasn’t the best tho as he would vanish for long periods of time and seemed uninterested. Nonetheless it’s a great spot !

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been wanting to eat here for the longest time and so happy I chose it for my 30th birthday. Even after all the buildup in my head for that long, it surpassed expectations!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, recommend the octopus, bufalo cheese, scallops, penne, veal and Nutella crep with ice cream. excellent service, nice drinks, authentic Italian beer, good prices. Will definitely go back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Staff are super friendly and very pleasant but food was terrible. Pasta chewy and hard and steak that was meant to be medium came way well done. Service was slow and there was a 30 min gap between apps and mains. Disappointing as we have always enjoyed our meals here. Maybe it was an off night. Not sure if ill be back though.

OT
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and welcome from all the staff. Everyone was kind and welcoming, not what you would expect from yorkville - thank you for the human experience ;)

JR
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!! Will be back over and over again.

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The seafood risotto was amazing!

JR
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was always great. Friendly service and lots of energy at this place. Going back in a week for lunch!

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. The risotto was worth the 40 minutes wait.

d
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by friends to us. We loved each course. We split an appetizer, then split a pasta dish, and split a seafood dish, and then split dessert. All were wonderful.

d
Toronto
73 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Disappointing. There are much better places to have traditional Italian in Toronto. This place simply exists due to its past reputation.

NL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My (now) fiancé and I come here every year, and our expectations are always exceeded! We love it here.

S
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We were very disappointed with our dinner. The food was mediocre. The grilled octopus appetizer was tasty, but very tough. My fish sea bream was fair. We ordered spinach and grilled mushrooms that were overly salted. The vegetables portions were teeny. One of us ordered the veal saltimbocca. I was not great. The side angel hair was quite good, so maybe we should have just ordered pastas. We ended with passion fruit sorbet, which tasted more like lemon. The service was good and the setting lovely.

l
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe a slight bit more of your appetizers serving I always have the carpaccio and when you have the burrata.

P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The restaurant was very nice, service was also great. However, for 2 different pastas that were $25+ each, I was very unimpressed. The flavour was nothing spectacular, a very simple tomato sauce that was quite on the watery side. The portions were also very small for such a large price tag. I didn't hate it, but I would not come back merely because of the price and value you get for the food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waiter was very off and judgmental about anything we did. Other than that food and vibe was amazing. Hesitant to go back just cause the last two times have been with the same waiter.

DR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Awful customer service at this restaurant. Was very disappointed by it

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Favourite restaurant

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JK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a great meal and good ambience at my favourite Italian restaurant in Toronto.

NF
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been years since I have had the pleasure of dining at Sotto Sotto and all I can say is that they have once again exceeded my expectations for high quality food and attentive service.

AS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Sorry, but I eat at various Italian restaurants. I can compare. Unfortunately, without going into details, the food was simple - tasteless.

WA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect 👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿

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JB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It was our anniversary and I made it clear to the staff and also noted on my reservation. My fiancé was disappointed that there was no mention or a special desert for the occasion. I took the blame for the whole evening but it was Sotto Sotto that dropped the ball in a big way. Every other restaurant we have celebrated has gone over and beyond for these occasions. I was very upset.

M
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious but portions were extremely small. Waiter was decent but was at our table every two minutes asking if everything was ok. Not to mention his hovering as I was entering tip amount into card reader.

GN
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience4

The Restsurant is too gloomy
It should be brighter

J
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Viktor, our server, was very aggressive. He set the tone for the meal right off the bat and put a sour taste in everyone's mouth. He was pushy with the apps and wine, was not particularly attentive and I could tell he turned off after I had to match his aggression and insist that we did not want the 4 orders of appetizers he was suggesting when we were ordering pasta, mains and sides as well. When you spend this amount of money on a meal, you would expect exceptional service and frankly, the meal was sullied by his pushy demeanor upfront and the way he disengaged afterward.

BR
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the martini to the cheesecake it was fabulous.
We’ve already made our next reservation.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victor made this meal the best dinner experience of my life.

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable all around! Good food, and a very pleasant ambience.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Our 25th wedding anniversary which we noted on the reservation and the table inside was horrible we went outside and it was better - however we chose this restaurant for our anniversary as we had gone to the same restaurant on our 3rd anniversary and it was so special and 22 years later it disappoints...

T
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was good however service was awful .. extremely slow between checking up on us and not professional or fine dining service at all.

Would not go back.

i
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit to Toronto I make a point to stop at Sotto Sotto. The ambiance, food and service has remained the same throughout the years. See you next time!

RB
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted promptly and shown to our table
The ambience was lovely and so was the service and quality of the food
We would definitely return

AG
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was good. Service was atrocious.
It took 3 hours for the whole thing.
-We couldn’t pay when we finished system down
-the server dropped Knife and fork on my friend
- my husband found Tin foil in scotch
- brought out the Wrong main entree
- has Crab in pasta didn’t offer any utensils to crack it
- Hair on bread
- The server didn’t really acknowledge any of the issues and then said we are going to SLOW him down because we wanted to split the bill.
Not coming back. So many better joints around

ON
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing Italian Restaurant!

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, excellent service as always. Our server was very attentive and knowlegable about the menu and wine list.

TP
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Waitress could barely crack a smile and really only smiled at the very end of our meal. She was in my opinion, unfriendly and unenthusiastic about her job and the food which is poor customer service.

The clams we ordered had a lot of sand in them as well as sand on the bottom of the bowl which when you stir it with a spoon, you can hear that there isn't just a bit of sand, more than what is reasonable. The broth/wine sauce was bland, there was no taste. I'm not big on salt but it tasted as if there was not seasoning at all, just a tad of taste from the herbs which we all know is not enough to bring out the flavour of the clams.

We ordered the fish which was fine, nothing special.

The pasta we ordered, bolognese with penne was probably the best dish and was very good but one dish out of 3/4 in my opinion isn't a good meal

Unfortunately, I've heard great things about this restaurant but was very dissatisfied with my overall food experience and the poor service so I will not be returning nor recommending this restaurant to anyone.

LL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a week of enjoyable dining experiences in Toronto, Sotto Sotto won hands down and away. Recommended by a local friend, it is an authentic Italian place in Yorkville in a two story converted house. We were promptly seated for our 9 pm reservation at a lovely upstairs table and began to peruse the menu. We started with a recommendation from our server. Creamy parmesan cheese imported from Italy. Amazing! The hard part was choosing our entrees. I went with an amazing veal eggplant dish which was a nearly perfect piece of veal with eggplant prepared just right. The service complimented the ambiance while being prompt yet not intrusive. All around A1 place. will definitely return!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and staff. Really loved it, will be back

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