Sotto

4.9
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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.9
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4.9
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and delicious

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FoodieCheryl
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant! I am so glad this was our last Hurrah Meal! Before the closing due to COVD19. Service was excellent and we noticed the great attention to detail as always. BTW they have the best cocktails in town! Hats off to their mixologists!

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vipAdamH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian in the City. One of the top dining experiences in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an amazing time. Food, atmosphere, value.

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vipCinniethepooh
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto is one of the best restaurants in the world. I have been about a dozen times now and it is consistently the same amazing quality in both food and service.

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NancyPants
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing night. Service was great. We were able to hang out and catch up. The food was amazing as always. Thank you!

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vipShosty
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good luck getting in, but if you do, you will very happy with the excellent quality of the food and service.

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LoganB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was amazing. Our favorite was the gnocchi.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful experience here and it’s our favorite spot. This is our go to for all occasions, especially birthdays and anniversaries. They never disappoint.

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vipIanS
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the food, portion sizes, ambiance, and service. Music was a little too loud for me, but maybe better when there are more people.

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SarahA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. Can get expensive, but for an occasional treat, it is well worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine! Service was excellent as well! Would definitely recommend!

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vipLisa
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always one of our favorite meals. Lots of fun flavors!

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vipWorkingmom1
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a quick working lunch at Sotto. Food and service was great! The only challenge was the noise level...hard to hear each other across the table.

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vipLuvtodineout
Cincinnati
100 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Took a client to lunch with co-workers. Usually we enjoy the food. The service was outstanding-except he did not ask for drink orders, I had to ask for a club soda-everyone else just had water. The bread and the goat cheese with hazelnut honey were good starters and the donut at the end I always a treat. One of my co-workers asked for gnocchi as an appetizer and the server was able to get the chef to make it even though it was not on the menu HOWEVER instead of being small gnocchi pillows of deliciousness it came out in one big glob! Weird to say the least. My salmon was cooked well but I did not like the bed of flavorless faro and beets. One of my co-workers had the Panini and he indicated it was not very good. One diner did enjoy his cappellacci with short ribs. I was disappointed in Sotto for the first time I had not eaten there for about a year with this same client when it was much better.

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MeganN
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto had an amazing food selection for great value! Very kind and hospitable staff with much knowledge of the menu. Will definitely recommend for a great dining experience!!

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vipJONC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cacio e Pepe is a must starter plate. The short ribs ravioli and the branzino were excellent. Patrick is an excellent server!

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Matt
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible atmosphere, excellent service, and the most amazing food you'll find anywhere in this city. Top notch experience, which made for an unforgettable night out for our family!

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vipTedR
Cincinnati
50 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always.

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VladimirB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, wine pours by glass & cocktails are way too small for the $$

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Louise
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Wonderful food and service. The music was too loud for our party; it was hard to have a conversation.

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JenniferH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

The service was absolutely terrible. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about everything besides the wine being served. He just didn't seem interested in waiting on us. We had to flag him down multiple times to get drinks, order our main course and to get dessert. To top it off when we went to pay he left my card out in the open on the waiters stand. Before I left my seat I was rummaging around trying to see if I was the one who misplaced it but no it was the waiter. The hostess found it and ran over and was very apologetic about it and then turned around and told our waiter what he had done. He then proceeded to avoid all eye contact with us and did not even apologize for just leaving my credit card for anyone at the restaurant to take it.

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vipWGuy
Cincinnati
91 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service, donuts too!

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NickM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was very poor. Our entree's arrived just after our appetizers. We said we weren't ready so they put them under a heat lamp and brought them back a few minutes later. We were at a small table and then had 4 glasses, a bucket of wine, a bottle of water and 6 plates on it. Very disappointing.

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Jeff
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto's is a spectacular destination for Italian food

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SabrinaS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we eat at Sotto we dream of the next time. Service and food are always the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, didn’t feel rushed. I just wish I could get a reservation on a Friday or Saturday between 6-7:30!!

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vipJonathanJ
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food and beverages were delicious. The server, Hilary, was so informative and made excellent recommendations.

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JG17
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. Food is consistently delish; service is superb and ambience is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always. Can’t wait for our next meal here!

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vipAmyR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love how the servers know their repeat customers. Nice touch!!!!

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DeshawnJ
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I liked the experience. I’ll admit the changing of servers was a little jarring but not a huge deal. Would definitely go back.

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KurtS
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always awesome, the service as well. It’s in a basement of an old building and very cool.
I have recommended this place to several friends and always get the same excellent feed back. The porterhouse steak is off the charts. We dine here 5-6 times per year, basically every time we pass thru Cincinnati. Already planning my next trip..
To everyone that works here, great job.

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JessicaF
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, attentive service, definitely recommend!

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AshlyR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto is a hidden treasure and easily my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. All of the food is amazing, the staff are extremely helpful and the atmosphere has a nice vibe. I reccomend the short rib capallacchi, the black kale caesar, the goat cheese honey bread and the tiramisu.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Death row meal

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MarcusM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite special-occasion restaurant in Cincinnati!

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DanielL
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far our favorite place to eat. Food is outstanding! Awesome experience!!

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vipKyleB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto as always, never disappoints. A few new menu updates, including bringing the the morels and olive oil tasting back. Not a bad word to say...see you in a few months Sotto

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DouglasM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from Amber. Great food and wine.

FAQs

Sotto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 977-6886.

Sotto is rated 4.9 stars by 3992 OpenTable diners.

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