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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
$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 were celebrating my fiancé’s birthday. The food was incredible, we shared a number of plates..the anchovies and hombre butter was probably my fiancé and I’s favorite. The server was knowledgeable and his timing was great. The only thing I would say is he was a bit loud..but the restaurant was noisy, it was probably hard to tell. Everything was amazing. We have been many times and will definitely be back.
I had heard many good things about Sotto and made reservations to try for myself. My fiancé and I were immediately impressed with the very comfortable and romantic ambiance. The food and wine were beyond outstanding. The servers were also very informative and attentive. Will be going back.
We celebrated our anniversary this past weekend and chose Sotto. Ever time we go there the food is outstanding and the service is impeccable. Our server was absolutely fantastic. Cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. Clearly everyone thinks the same because the place was packed! Get your reservations well in advance.
Sotto is one of our favorite spots! Since they've been booked out weeks in advance for dinner, we opt to go there for lunch instead. While offering a smaller menu, they still have a selection that accommodates everyone's wants/needs. The donut at the end is a also a special treat:) If you're new to the city or looking to try out a new spot, I definitely recommend. Book in advance for dinner!
Everything was excellent and Abby provided excellent service! Noise level is pretty high anywhere in the center of the establishment . This lends to a vibrant scene but if you are with a big group and would like to be able to hear everyone you might request a seat away from the center as this may help for noise.
First time (finally) and it was a brilliant experience. Our server, Hillary, was excellent...walked us through the menus, made recommendations for us newbies, and was totally conscious of our theatre tickets.
Each dish was better than the next, all perfect for sharing and we enjoyed the entire experience.
We had a fantastic time at Sotto! We were already familiar with the restaurant and the menu through our experience working there and other BRG restaurants (Boca and Nada), but Sotto keeps us coming back, especially for special occasions. This time we were celebrating finding out that we are having a baby boy! Our server, Meg, was especially thoughtful and genuinely interested in our finding out, asking questions and giving us space to enjoy our small celebration. For dessert, she had the pastry chef turn our (delicious) doughnuts blue and wrote in caramel "Welcome Baby Revere" on the doughnut board. It really made our evening feel special and celebratory. We really appreciated the detail Meg and the rest of the staff took in making our evening special. Thank you!
Sotto never disappoints! Truly my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. Consistently excellent service, delicious food, and fabulous drinks. Our server Matt was great - very knowledgeable, but laid-back. We had a wonderful, romantic evening at Sotto per usual, and I know we will be back again. Hopefully soon :)
It's so hard to get a table here, and our rez booked weeks out was 9:15pm. On the slight negative, we sat in what had to be noisiest spot in the restaurant, but our late start had things quieting down within 30 minutes. And that's where the magic began. Food, off the charts. Service, immaculate attention to detail. This place is so well-managed, the cuisine so artfully expressed, and the dining experience so blow-away, that you immediately start plotting to get back asap. Keep up the outstanding work, Sottoans! We're proud to have restaurants of your caliber in our fair city.
Everyone said you need to go here the food is great ! .. We ate at lunch , I ordered (black kale chicken caesar
w/ parmigiano) my salad was good didn't really have Kale it was romaine, too much dressing I think to cover up the fact that the chicken was dry... I guess my expectations were that the food was supposed to be really good. Service was good , the waiter giving us donuts after our meal was great since I had my grandchildren. The atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable. But the food at lunch was fair...
Would be 5 stars, but the server was annoying...he read and explained EVERY ITEM - 12 in all - on the lunch menu, in great detail, without us asking about anything, AFTER I’d said I had been there before. It took seemingly 10minutes, and was not a great initial impression. It was a business lunch, and had it not been just after Christmas I definitely would’ve cut him off and talked to a manager.
The food was wonderful, we tried a few things that I'd never had before...such as octopus. The server was attentive, but not too much and he was very funny. The ambiance is so warm and cozy, a little dark but once you've used your phone to read the menu its not a problem. :)
Perfect place on a really cold night. Also, the table we were at was very quiet which made it easy to talk (and hear) to each other. Very much appreciated by my husband!
The dining atmosphere is unique and cozy - especially so in the Cincinnati winter months!
The pasta dishes we had were exceptionally tasty!
We had lunch there the week of Christmas, 2017. I had made a reservation online on Open Table approx 6 weeks in advance and confirmed it per phone 48 hours in advance, and still we had to wait approx 30 minutes, before being seated, which was disappointing. Sometimes I wonder if this is intentional so your guests order from the bar, which is less likely for our family, at lunch hour!
Second time to Sotto, this time for lunch. What a great place. Lunch prices were very reasonable and everything was absolutely delicious and unique.
For starters we had the grilled bread rubbed with and the prosciutto tasting, which was great (even the garnish was very tasty).
For mains we had the short rib cappellacci (which was a star again), the squash gnocchi (which my wife absolutely loved and didn't want to share :) ), the fusilli alla vodka (again very good) and the breaded pork loin (a delicious entrée as well).
All in all an absolutely great birthday lunch for my daughter.
Love, love, love this place.
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