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It is a concept of casual intimacy and communal romance. Sotto is the art of simplicity, a steward of restraint. It’s undressed, gutsy and human. It is fire, meat, wheat, and laughter. Above all, Sotto is Italian.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-11:00pm
Closed for the holidays November 23, December 24 & 25, January 1
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer valet parking directly in front of the restaurant beginning at 6pm daily.
Chef de Cuisine: Danny Combs
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Sotto Ratings and Reviews
We chose a 1:00 p.m. reservation for our party of three senior citizens thinking that the lunch crowd may have partially cleared out. The place was still very busy upon our arrival, but it did clear out somewhat within a half-hour or so and that made the noise level less of a problem. Our waiter was excellent and exceedingly accommodating and well-versed on the menu and how each dish was prepared.
I would recommend Sotto for lunch to anyone wanting quality dishes at a reasonable price and served with class!
One of our friends is vegan so I put that in the OpenTable reservation for our table of 5 guests. When we reminded our waiter, he seemed irritated with the request. From that point on, the waiter barely paid us any attention. He did get the chef to offer a pasta with olive oil, pepper and bread crumbs which our friend enjoyed. However, at the end of the meal when he handed out donuts, he did not explain how it was not vegan or offer to give our friend something else as a treat. He just handed the other 4 of us our donuts and just ignored our vegan friend. She was fine she did not get one but he should have at least explained why she was left out from receiving the treat or offered an alternative. Then he automatically put the lunches on 1 bill, without asking and dropped it off. He disappeared for a long time so we could not even ask him to split it. What a shame to treat us this way.
Sotto is a lovely place with a warm, friendly atmosphere. The food is excellent, a bit different, but not extreme. It's healthy and well done. The servers are thoughtful. Our group of 5 was served and out in an hour because we indicated the need to go back to work. I wish we could lunch there at times other than the holidays!
Had a nice dinner. Just note that It is loud. My mother-in-law couldn’t hear our conversation,which was sad, but she still enjoyed dinner. Very vibrant atmosphere. The bruschetta w goat cheese was delicious and I don’t normally care for goat cheese. Kale Caesar salad?? Awesome. Very spicy and I liked it. I had remembered the black pepper pasta from my first visit, but it tasted a little salty to me this time. Maybe just a fluke. Pork cutlet was fabulous. And best of all - the donuts. Unbelievable. Skip the other desserts. This one was a standout by far. Would come back just for the donuts alone. Thanks !
Never disappointed! Can’t think of anything but praise from my taste buds to yours to try their braised rib stuffed ravioli. Then use the sauce for for dipping your bread in. Instead of ripping the bread in “trying to justify yourself for eating the bread”the olive oil. I mean if you eating bread you might as well add joy to the list of emotions you feel when you eat here.
Oh yeah forgot the Goat cheese and honey guess what it’s on bread as well!
I have been here a lot I don’t think I have had any dish that wasn’t amazing
You can’t go wrong!
My wife and I went to Sotto for the first time for our wedding anniversary. We had an incredible time. The ambiance and the food are truly amazing. The service is excellent as well. I had the breaded pork loin and it was the best meal I have had in a long time. A nice dinner will cost you around $100 for 2 but it is so worth it, especially for a special occasion. Highly recommended.
Sotto is so special every time we visit. We were out with our friends for a special occasion. Always excellent from the greeting to the service and most of all the delicious food. We have tried almost everything on the menu but always gravitate back to the incredibly tasty rag alla bolognese and short rib cappellacci - wow! Lauren the server is the best and always makes it a very fun time. It is so wonderful to have a restaurant of this caliber in Cincinnati!
Awesome, as always. First time going for lunch and I will most definitely be back. They got us in and out in an hour, which is perfect for a business lunch meeting. And the best part is they serve a complimentary ricotta donut hole with Carmel as dessert - SO GOOD!
This was my third time to Sotto, and I’ve consistently had the same experience. Each time we get 1 or 2 appetizers, a main dish, bottle of wine, and dessert. Each time the appetizers have been delicious (this past time i had the polenta and hazelnut honey & goat cheese bruschetta). The apps are only big enough for 2 people, but are reasonably priced. Consistently, the main dishes have been excessively salty. To the point where I could not eat half of the dish. I’ve had a combination of dishes (some pasta, some meat) and each has been the same way. The best part of my experience is always the dessert. The doughnuts and the chocolate budino are amazing. The wine has always been good (I usually get one of the less expensive bottles of red). From now on I will return only to get apps, dessert, and wine. The main dishes are just not worth the money.
My girlfriend and I went for an anniversary dinner and it was wonderful! I got the recommendation from a coworker, I actually hadn't heard of Sotto before, but we decided to go, and I'm so glad we did! The wine was amazing, we got a three course meal where everything tasted wonderful, and it was totally affordable. I definitely think we'll be back.
Everything about this place is cool. The atmosphere, the staff, the menu. It's an experience that is like no other place in the City! Our sever(Hillary) was sooooo helpful and her knowledge of the menu was amazing. Get the donuts!! Trust me! Just get them !
The setting was unique and reminded us of a speak easy. The overall vibe was relaxing but a bit noisy. My wife and I went here for the first time for our 22nd wedding anniversary . The menu was very limited and our found was not what we expected. The food seemed bland and not we have experienced at other authentic Italian restaurants. While the environment was neat the food needs a lot of work. I wouldn’t recommend the food.
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