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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4.9
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JT
Cincinnati
81 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon was generously portioned and cooked to perfection. Service was excellent.

GM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I so enjoyed our dining experience at Sotto for a special night off and super delicious food. We had the table that looks down on the very cool wine cellar and it was so cozy and romantic.

RH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We booked weeks in advance to celebrate a 21st birthday.
Unanticipated, the weather turned fierce, causing commute delays for the majority of our party of five. The staff was awesome at pushing our reservation back at the last minute.

The food is always amazing and filling. Although we've not tasted anything yet that isn't delicious, the cappelacci in particular is to die for - - DO NOT MISS THIS DISH!
As one of our appetizers, we enjoyed the grilled octopus, and it was magnificent!

Our daughter was thrilled with her birthday dinner. Thank you for making her evening special.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always!

OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dual Birthdays

DT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner with family. Tried a few things and shared them. Really liked the pork tenderloin.

JS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never leave disappointed! The short rib ravioli is my favorite. Finish off with the ricotta donuts. Yum

JM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was exceptional.
Omg that bread!

CV
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place! A little loud but everything else was perfect!

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Cincinnati for the first time and this was the first restaurant we had seen on open table. Everything was great. Excellent service. Definitely would recommend for anybody visiting Cincinnati. Had the recommended short rib pasta dish and it was amazing!

DF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Appetizers were very good, cappelacchi was salty it would have been so good minus that. We also had the fusilli alla vodka with sausage. It was good but a little bland. Dessert , ambiance , and service were great! We will be back to try another dish!

DD
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always, great and friendly staff.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table - awesome service and the donut at the end!!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement dinner was phenomenal!!

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CS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is amazing, I have never had a bad experience and it is my favorite place to go to celebrate a special occasion or to just have a nice dinner! We went here for our anniversary and had the best waitress! She recommended an excellent bottle of wine and even brought out our doughnuts with a candle on them for the occasion! Can't wait to come back again soon!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great! Looking forward to dining at Sotto again soon hopefully!

MJ
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a week day lunch. The menu, service and prices were excellent.

J
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super people and great food.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The walk to the bathroom is scary. But we love your restaurant.

LC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live in Indianapolis but really enjoy Sotto!

SM
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. The four of us all ordered different pastas so we could try several items. They were all good, but we all agreed the cappellacci was the best!

The specialty drinks were really good too.

We would recommend this restaurant.

A
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto always exceeds expectations. Clinton was a great waiter that made recommendations that enhanced our meal. Can’t wait to go back! For starters we had the grilled octopus ragu along with the honey, goat cheese grilled bread. For dinner I had the cacio e Pepe and my husband got their new gnocchi dish which is unlike any gnocchi we’ve ever had!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is amazing! The food is phenomenal and the wait staff is the bomb, professional there when you need them and not bothering you when you’re chatting with your lunch partner. I love love love this place:)

M
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was fantastic and our waiter was extremely helpful!

G
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food! Our waiter Nathan was fantastic. He was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and recommended decadent dishes ! Can’t wait to go back again!

D
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we celebrated our anniversary at Sotto. Our waitress Rachel was amazing at making our dining experience the highlight of our anniversary. The food, as usual, was out of this world. The Mezcal drink is delicious and a must have! Pictured below. Thank you Rachel.

Josh & George

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and even better service!

CC
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wouldn't call the noise level energetic, I would say it was hard to have a conversation it was so loud!

F
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

シンシナティでおいしいイタリアンの一軒です。特に生パスタは食べる価値があります。
デザートのドーナツはおいしくておかわりをしてしまいました。

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant as always

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

TR
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Such a consistent great menu. My favorite restaurant in Cincinnati

D
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 5th or 6th time at Sotto. We love it and always try and find a reason to come back!

MA
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic birthday dinner!

M
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and food was fantastic as usual. We came before a show and the server was very attentive of our time restraints, which was much appreciated!

W
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants not only in Cincinnati but in the US.

JB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Sotto's was probably the best Italian I have ever tasted. That said, the prices were a bit high. I would recommend it; I would just make them aware of the expense. My only other comment was that I tried to schedule a reservation for 5 people and I was looking at two months out. I finally had to change it to 4 and make it middle of week and even then Sotto's was booked a month and a half out.

MN
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Sotto is perfection. Creative cocktails, delicious food, impeccable service.

SD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Entrance was in much need of cleaning it up. Staff was friendly but the food was only OK. I had a lunch portion of salmon and it was $20.00 and was not anything special. I had a glass of Gavi which tasted like it had been opened for a day or two. I have eaten at Sotto several times and always liked it. Maybe it was just an off day. I will give it another chance. However, they need to be careful since the competition is fierce in downtown Cincinnati; there are so many excellent places to eat.

LW
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very accommodating hostess...she was able to accommodate getting our group into a booth. This was important because our friend is unable to sit in hard surfaces. Also found out that there is an elevator that can accommodate one of our friends with disabilities. The food was excellent, as well, and the portions made in great for ordering multiple entrees and sharing them family style. The ricotta donuts and sauces were wonderful way to celebrate my birthday. Service was very much to our liking. Noise level (higher then needed) and lighting a little dim.