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Sotto, Cincinnati, OH

Sotto

4.9
4.9
7228 Reviews
$50 and over
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 83 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (513) 977-6886
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef de Cuisine: Jacob "Woody" Wood
  • Private party facilities
    Sotto offers private dining spaces for up to 14 guests. To request private party details, please visit http://sottocincinnati.com/private-parties.
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator: (513) 977-6886
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Cross street
    Walnut Street
  • Parking details
    We offer valet parking directly in front of the restaurant beginning at 5pm daily.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,228 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Romantic

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Italian

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Most Booked

  • Cincinnati

    Romantic

  • Cincinnati

    Italian

  • Cincinnati

    Most Booked

7,228 Reviews
  1. Daz4

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. I highly recommend the goat cheese toast, primavera salad, pistachio gelato and the asparagus. Our entrees were good too. Nice place I a unique setting in the basement. A little pricey overall but excellent overall.

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  2. LauraB

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are always outstanding. I have never been disappointed at Sotto!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Food and drinks were excellent!

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  4. JoeG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Sotto (one of my favorite restaurants in Cincinnati) for my son’s 18th birthday. Everything was great for the evening. The only complaint was that all of the pastas my family shared that evening were luke warm to cold! Come on, Sotto! Do better.

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  5. LaurenG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was incredibly nice and welcoming, offered recommendations and assistance in understanding items on the menu. The food was INCREDIBLE! Every course was superb. We already booked our next reservation because we can’t wait to go back.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was all good, drinks good, service great. Only critique is that the light is so low, it’s hard to see the brown menus and overall just kind of odd how dark it is.

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  7. AndyM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Its one of the top 2 or 3 Best Restaurants in the City. Amazing

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  8. Shelby

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sotto always hits it out of the park. We celebrate all of our special days here and everytime they make it a great experience. Sotto is the best restaurant in Cincinnati hands down

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  9. SerahD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was wonderful except the large party of women in the back. They were talking so loudly, even screeching at times. I understand having a great time with friends but it was constant.

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  10. Nmiller

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was good but nothing compared to Boca. I think I had too high of expectations. Great environment for having a drink at the bar but the food wasn’t what I expect out of one of David’s restaurants.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Leah and the crew were absolutely phenomenal. All main entree were great as expected. They went above and beyond with the graduation  dessert and making it a beautiful night. Thank you all, we will be back soon!

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  12. RaneeC

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect from start to finish! As always!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous dinner with outstanding service. . . can’t wait to have dinner at Sotto again. The pork was amazing and the doughnuts are a must!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal dinner and drinks with top notch service by Hilary!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sotto is always a fantastic option. They’ve been consistently great; good and service. Cannot go wrong here

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  16. Cincyyum

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Amazing service, as always great experience :)

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and amazing food! They even brought out free champagne for our anniversary. 10/10 would recommend. Def save room for their donuts!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, food was great. Only complaint was you could hardly hear the waitress as the music was super loud. But I’d go back!!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always! The service was great, loved the rotating menu!

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  20. DerekS

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic experience but I would have preferred a booth. We were boy the noisy kitchen which made it harder to talk.

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  21. Foody50

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is decent but over salted. Good bar. Great service.

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  22. EduardoR

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered fettuccine si vongole, I was disappointed to feel the sand in the vongole and the sauce. I hope there is more attention to this detail from the chef to prevent sand in the seafood dishes.

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  23. SophiaB

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Molly was wonderful!!! Service is incredible as always and the food is always a hit. My favorite in Cincinnati for sure!

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  24. LoriK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal, fabulous service (ask for Hillary!) and an all-around fabulous evening. We'll be back soon!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely one of the best dining experiences. Incredible food, service, and ambiance.

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  26. MeganS

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my dad here for the first time for his birthday and he loved it so much he got an order to go right after finishing his meal!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a reservation to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and it was the perfect spot! The ambiance and atmosphere of the establishment was incredible. The food was delicious, definitely try the goat cheese honey grilled bread and seasonal octopus dish. We both shared two pasta dishes as well. The only disappointment was our server forgot to get my boyfriend his drink twice and promised to comp it and did not. Great food, great atmosphere definitely will be returning!

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  28. RanM

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food, service and ambience were amazing. Wrong music for the space and it was a little loud.

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  29. foodie

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a cozy booth in the bar. The food was amazing, the drinks were great and the service was too.

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  30. Sweetspot

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything presented on the dishes were stellar quality and taste. Overall, not a bad decision can be made when choosing.

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  31. sk8erpam

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service. Broccolini too lemony. Unfortunately, dark and loud. Hard to hear. Watch your step coming in!

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  32. JulieS

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit and it did not disappoint. Very happy with our dinner and service. My husband loved the music they played. Definitely dark but cool.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always perfect dining experience even with an almost 2 year old!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was great and I appreciate how easy they made it for us.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Epic all around! McKenzie and the manager David went above and beyond to make sure my friend, who had never been, had an exceptional experience ! XOXO

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blown away! Absolutely amazing. Need these guys in Austin!

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  37. KaraW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so nice and funny! The food and drinks were amazing!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing evening!!! The best the city has to offer!

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  39. CarlaG

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Delicious food and satisfactory service

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Little loud for a Sunday night. Hard to carry on a conversation

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FAQs

Sotto is rated 4.9 stars by 7228 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 83 times today
Google Map for Sotto

118 E. 6th St., Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Walnut Street
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We offer valet parking directly in front of the restaurant beginning at 5pm daily.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef de Cuisine: Jacob "Woody" Wood
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (513) 977-6886
  • Private party facilities
    Sotto offers private dining spaces for up to 14 guests. To request private party details, please visit http://sottocincinnati.com/private-parties.
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator: (513) 977-6886
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