Sotto

4.9
4629 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4629 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.9
ambience
4.7
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSpecialEats0330
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto is the best of the best. All the time. If there was only one restaurant in cincinnati and it was Sotto, it would probably be just fine. Though it would certainly be crowded. 😊

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vipIamATreeFrog
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hey hey! Navar (I believe) was a joy from start to finish. We were in for a team building dinner from The Breeze Wine Bar in Lexington/Louisville and could not have been more pleased. The food was outstanding, the service was spot on, the ambiance was perfect, and the entire experience was what hospitality should always strive to be. We will def return and send all we can your way. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Knowledgeable staff, good service, and excellent food. Beautiful, romantic space.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is “last meal on death row” level cuisine. No joke. Brandon and everyone who stopped at our table were so knowledgeable and seemed to be in their element.
Forget what you know about charcuterie boards. They all wish they were the charcuterie board at Sotto.
This place never disappoints....and neither do the ricotta donuts.

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vipSarahE
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is my favorite restaurant. Everyone in my family chooses Sotto to celebrate any and all life milestones. I love that you place your complete order first and the staff pace bringing it so that everyone can share. Choose things that you would not normally order..... Bryan was our waiter and his recommendations were spot on for food, wine, cocktails and dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

So good to be back at Sotto!
Music seemed loud

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Jessica
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious. I loved every course. Knowledgeable staff & great experience.

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vipskippy
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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JennyB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food! I highly recommend!!!I have never had a bad experience!

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vipJason
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazeballs

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SaraBW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, great servers and bartenders - we enjoyed everything.

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vipDonV
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our evening at Sotto! Great service and wonderful environment!

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Stac
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best atmospheres for dining in the City. Everything was peefect.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best spots in town. We love it. Pat was a delight.

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vipDowntownDinner44
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly incredible quality food, atmosphere and staff. Chef is consistent in excellence. Thank you Hillary for great recommendations and outstanding service!

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EllerumS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food we have every had, service was great, very cute and unique experience

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gregory
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the night of my engagement and everything was Perfect. Special thanks to our waiter Brian and the rest of the staff .

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vipAllisonW
New England
18 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hillary took such good care of my big family. thank you Sotto for a wonderful night out, amazing food & beautiful ambiance!! my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati!

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Abble
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and was a big help in our placing our order. The food was out-of-this world delicious. We will definitely return.

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vipLove
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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Jill
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto is an all time favorite spot for me and it never disappoints. Service has gone above and beyond each time I visit.

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vipMarkD
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server, Rachel, was outstanding. Made for a memorable night.

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ErinR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve ever had in the States. The salads were wonderful. The cacio e pepe was just as good, if not better, than we had in Rome. The Florentine Bistecca was fabulous and took us right back to Florence. When you can’t go to Italy because of a pandemic, this place is the next best thing! It felt very safe and the staff was very warm and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great atmosphere! Perfect for a date night and the food is splendid. Definitely recommend the donuts as a dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience.

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LynnC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick and his staff were amazing. Thank you for the great hospitality!

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vipTyTy
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto is always just a top notch experience. Servers are incredibly knowledgeable and attentive, the food is amazing, the ambiance is lovely and unique. We always enjoy our trips to Sotto and recommend it regularly to friends, family, and out of town visitors.

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AudreyM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian, thank you for taking the time to understand what we were looking for as diners and people.

This has been the most exquisitely prepared and presented food I have ever experienced.

Truly, thank you Sotto for a dining experience that stands alone in my repertoire.

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KadenF
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Sotto was SO incredible. From the delicious pasta, to the awesome environment, I will definitely be going back!

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SKane
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in Cincinnati for Italian food. If there is one restaurant you have to try in Cincinnati, it is definitely Sotto. Their menu is selective and food is absolutely tasty and fresh. Their desserts are unique and the wine list and bar selection complements the food very well. Staff is knowledgeable and pays excellent attention to their patrons. Though the food is expensive, the location, service, and quality definitely justify the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time going to Sotto and I decided to take my girlfriend there on date night. Our server, Noah, was amazing. He was extremely professional and walked is through the menu, since most of it was in Italian. He, and the rest of the staff made our experience with them an amazing venture. I will most definitely be here again and HIGHLY recommend others to dine there as well.

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AnthonyM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique place. We Enjoyed the experience from the beginning to end.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve ever had in my life. Perfect experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE going to Sotto! This was a great date night to celebrate our engagement and setting a date for our wedding! The food was incredible as always and the service was even better. I can’t wait until we can go again

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JeffB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is fantastic. Among my favorite restaurants. Generally, service is equal to the food. On my last visit, service was just slightly better than average, however. We were seated right next to the wait staff station and bar service. For a $75+ per person dining experience, I don't want waiters running tabs and picking up drinks right next to my table. They should just remove this table. And while our waiter was professional, our meal felt rushed. He asked for our order twice quite quickly, the food was on the table surprisingly fast and we were paying our bill in less than 45 minutes...and that was with us trying to slow it down. Again, not our typical experience but this time it just felt they were trying to turn the table.

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vipMaryB
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always get great service and food. Always a pleasure.

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DrRobVino
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. They knock it out of the park, every time I am here. Hillary has waited on us the last few times, and she does a great job.

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NNN29
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was our server and he was awesome! From the drink recommendations, attention level and remembering it was my birthday! I love this restaurant already, but he made it world class. Keep on being awesome Michael!

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vipTonyaM
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quickly becoming a favorite! Food is exceptional!

FAQs

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

Sotto is rated 4.9 stars by 4629 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.