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Sotto

4.9
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4261 Reviews
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$50 and over
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4261 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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food
4.9
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4.9
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4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JustinW
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food, presentation, service, atmosphere, and drinks! Sotto never disappoints.

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Girlstrip2013
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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RandyF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with some colleagues. Hillary was our server and she made the entire experience amazing. The 36oz steak was top 2 in my life. Truffle pasta was awesome. Highly recommend Sotto.

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vipAlicia
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto always does everything right. From making us feel extremely safe during this pandemic, to outstanding service from Lindsay, to always exceptional food. Sotto is a true dining gem in Cincinnati. Always a pleasure.
P.S. get the octopus.

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Giovanni
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the best Italian restaurants I’ve been in. They had great servers who knew the menu very well and how things were cooked. My wife and I went there for our anniversary and they made it a special experience

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vipBeau
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Hillary was the best!!!

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CheyenneS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for our anniversary from Columbus to try something different. Sotto did not disappoint! From the atmosphere of the restaurant to the amazing food and service we could not have been happier. It was a great value for the price and we will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relatives visiting from New Hampshire

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vipMainelady
Cincinnati
129 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening to just relaxed and be treated so nicely and served such great food.

Ariel went above and beyond with service from start to my Sambuca and my husband's espresso finishes.

We had separate pane, I had the tuna--highly recommend; we each had the seasonal salad, then was delighted to find and share the tajarin with truffles as a primi, we shared the branzino for an entree, gelato for a dolce and finished with the afore mentioned liquids :)

We left feeling satisfied and not over filled. Perfect choices in a perfect setting ( an alcove of sorts with a party of 8-10 near us, but not overwhelming us), definitely socially distanced.

Always a delightful experience.

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Wendy
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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IsraelJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an absolutely wonderful experience. Im am vegetarian and the catered menu is fantastic. I've loved every item I've had the pleasure of enjoying. Wonderful, drink, food, and memories.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Our server was so kind and very helpful! The ambiance made our dinner so much more special! I felt like we were in our own little world! We love sotto and definitely will return soon!!

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JulieF
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening celebrating my husband’s birthday. Even with the new rules since Covid we didn’t feel rushed, our food was delicious and our service was as great as always.

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KatyK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and dining experience. Can't wait to try again.

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vipDougB
Cleveland
35 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. This was our second time dining at Sotto. The first time we didn't know what to expect and were floored by everything we tried and the service we received. This time we knew we would be in for a special evening and Sotto did not disappoint. Ariel was our server and took such great care of us. She suggested a wine flight we enjoyed. The Negroni with cold brew coffee was maybe the best cocktail I've ever had.

The food ... I don't think I have the words. Truffle pasta, tartare, the insalata, octopus with beans, the tuna bread ... all the absolute best versions of these dishes we've ever had. All followed by the budino and those doughnuts for dessert. The entire team at Sotto made sure we enjoyed our time with them and were all diligent about the safety measures necessary nowadays.

We'll be returning next month and already can't wait to see and taste what Sotto has in store for us then! Thank you to Ariel, the other servers, the hostess and of course the talented, skilled and devoted chefs.

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JulieG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful food, service, and ambiance!

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KatieP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was cooked perfectly & the environment is perfect!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. The music was a little loud and “out of place”. It didn’t fit the ambiance of the room.

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GregM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious. Server seemed a bit put out by having to serve us. He came to table and just stood there waiting for us to talk. Never mentioned any thing about the menu or choices etc. However, his support staff was phenomenal! We saw a lot more of them than our server. Thankfully, we had dined at Sotto several years ago and were familiar with the dining style. Frankly, for the prices you charge, I expected much better service and more attention from our server.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. The food and service were top notch!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they are THE best!!! every single time

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KLeen
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Sotto knocks it out of the park.
I went to a girls night with a few girls who had never been to Sotto and it was an awesome experience. I felt that COVID precautions were appropriate & comfortable. I was grateful to know that the restaurant was taking the virus seriously.

Meal-wise, we hit my tried and true favorites and we were able to try a few new things as well! The short rib pasta, the goat cheese & honey, and the donuts are all to die for. Can't wait to head back again!

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IsaacR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience when I get the chance to visit

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

JH
vipJohnH
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! One of the best in the city. Welcome back!

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fine tuned menu where everything is worth a try. Seasonal offerings are delicious. Service is friendly, personal and helpful. Don't let the menu being mostly in Italian intimidate you, they are happy to walk you through it section by section. Nice ambiance. Most pasta is hand made and you can taste the quality. Extensive wine list, cocktails and a full bar. It won't be cheap, but the food is worth it every time. Make a reservation, you won't regret it!

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CoreyW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was awesome

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JoeA
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent for a private dinner or a family celebration.

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vipMaureenV
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic!

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Meagan
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. The food and drinks were amazing and our waiter was great! I can’t wait to go back.

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vipPreggoDoc
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot get enough of the goat cheese toast nor the short rib pasta. Oh, or the donuts. Celebrated our 16 year anniversary at Sotto and loved every bit of it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered 4 different main course dishes and 2 appetizers along with dessert and every dish was fantastic.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food wonderful experience couldn’t of had a better night.

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JeffC
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto is our Go-To for any special occasion, or whenever we want an amazing meal and perfect service. They are consistently great in all aspects (except their beer selection for us beer snobs). Bottom line, you will not be disappointed, best in Cincinnati IMHO

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my fiancée’s birthday. We had a wonderful time

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25 th wedding anniversary!!! Everything was perfect!

JK
vipJohnK
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and always great service. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience. Each time I come here the food and service is always spectacular. This time was for a friends birthday and they made us feel so welcome even in this Covid environment. Our server was so kind and attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu. And the food was mouth watering to say the least. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Such a great place!

JK
JonathanK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto continues to be one of the gems of the Cincinnati restaurant world. Their menu, which constantly changes is full of tasty, high-quality items and their staff is second to none. This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions and their take-out menu is equally fantastic. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was amazing. We also appreciated all the protocols in place in response to Covid-19. We felt safe and comfortable dining here.

FAQs

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

Sotto is rated 4.9 stars by 4261 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.