Sotto

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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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1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service! We felt like the only one in the restaurant.

AB
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Hillary was absolutely amazing. She guided us through the menu and made the entire evening more enjoyable. The gnudi was delicious and the crostata was to die for!

AB
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful lunch. Food and atmosphere were too notch. Loved our waitress, she was very accommodating with our special requests. By far my favorite place to eat in Cincinnati.

GO
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent authentic Italian food!!

L
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kept us right on time to get to play! Server gave excellent descriptions of menu to get balanced dinner. Shared all items

DB
Cincinnati
88 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun upbeat dining experience
The goat cheese app was good
The black kale chicken Caesar was perfect and just enough dressing
Made for a great bd celebration for my friend

NA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Sotto is top-notch! The food is absolutely delectable, the service is phenomenal, and the atmosphere is amazing. This was my second time eating here (both were business lunches) and I was equally impressed both times. This is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Cincinnati!

AD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service for lunch, as always.

N
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful! such a cute atmosphere and the food is amazing

OT
Cincinnati
182 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sotto continues to deliver great food and service. We enjoyed great pasta., branzino, chicken and desert donuts. Also fairly priced wine was special. Server did a fine job describing each entree and providing guidance leading to our great dining experience. Can’t wait to return.

DE
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was awesome and knowledgeable! Had a great time.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

A bit overpriced for such a simple dish. Service is great. However, the food has deteriorated in quality every time we've gone. The bread appetizer was served burnt. They did replace it, but it's still not something you expect from such a high end restaurant. Will likely not come back and explore other Italian eats in the area.

C
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter took the time to go through the whole menu.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great evening. Service was good, not over the top like normal though. Food was absolutely amazing as usual!

T
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exquisite, service outstanding, couldn’t ask for more, will make time to come back

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic

SD
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic dining experience, as always. The carpaccio and the octopus were amazing to start with. The cacio e pepe was divine! The porterhouse was grilled to perfection. Plus an amazing bottle of wine. OMG the pistachio gelati and salted caramel gelati were a perfect sweet finish!!!

JW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome first experience for a 10 year wedding anniversary

O
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice to see a new life to the La Normandie space!

JW
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sotto is absolutely the best value in fine dining in Cincinnati. The food is authentic Italian. The atmosphere is so rustic and beautiful. It’s the perfect spot for a date, family meal, or drinks.

BC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Great service.

OT
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sotto is ALWAYS a good idea. This place never disappoints. Incredible food, amazing service, magnificent energy! One of the best restaurants in town.

C
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great Business Meeting with two prospects.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is excellent but I’m fat and like big portions. Everything was well made but you need to not be hungry when getting there and make sure you pause to enjoy your food or you will eat it and it will be gone too fast. Definitely don’t just order and entree.

KP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the ambiance of sotto. The staff are so knowledgeable and are able to help you pick dishes to create the best meal. I would definitely recommend sotto and will be back soon!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Desert after a theatre perfirmabce

MM
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AS always one of or favorite dining experiences here in town.

AP
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner before a show. Loved all the food!

WH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always an incredible meal and experience.

DC
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and even better service. Such a fun restaurant with great ambiance. High energy, in a good way. Great vibes and on a Monday no less.

m
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best experience celebrating our one year anniversary here. The drinks were smooth, the ambiance was so romantic and the food/dessert were amazing!!! We cant wait to go back!

JT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and Lauren did an excellent job explaining the menu and making sure that our dining experience was top notch. Well done Lauren!

d
Louisville
37 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose this restaurant for two reasons: proximity to Aronoff Theatre and reviews of this restaurant online. The seven of us, from a 1.5-hr away, were not disappointed! The food was outstanding. The ambiance was unique, interesting and fun. The service was excellent as well.

TR
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere as always. Our waitress was awesome. Great suggestions

KC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent and the staff will go through the menu and give you suggestions on what to get. Great experience!

AS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Sotto never disappoints. We tried 2 new dishes and both were superb. I’m always impressed with how consistently great their food and service are.

EE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sotto is the perfect place for great food, and amazing atmosphere. Make sure to try the goat cheese appetizer!

S
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere loved it!

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