Sotto

4.9
4550 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 4550 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.9
ambience
4.7
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TonyaJ
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The was a first visit for all in our party. The food, service & atmosphere was first-rate!! We will definitely return!

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JonathanW
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic! First dinner out since last year and it was well worth the wait!

JL
JackieL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

recommend it all there! everything was delicious and the staff were very friendly

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vipTravelinLite
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We went to Soto for my wife’s birthday, and were joined by our adult son. The crafted cocktails were original and tasty. The food was incredibly well-prepared, with obvious attention to detail. Food arrived in a well timed manner, so the evening went quite leisurely, especially considering the limited capacity. Our waiter was knowledgeable, but spoke rapidly, making him difficult to understand through his mask.

While this was a special event, the bill was quite substantial, limiting the frequency with which we will go to Sotto. Still, it was fabulous food!

JM
vipJohnM
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, in a warm and inviting setting. First rate!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night location. Incredible food selection and very helpful staff. The food was out of this world. Can’t wait to go again :)

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MaryS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time. Throughly enjoyed it and will be back.

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JustinI
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goat cheese bread is delicious, short rib is a must, finish your evening with the ricotta doughnuts, thank me later.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend Sotto! You will not be disappointed.

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Kathleen
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience and the food seems to get better every time !

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Janice
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing 🤩 Friends had the short rib pasta, pasta with meat sauce and the fish. We shared 2 of the salads/Sides of the broccolini and potato casserole were yummy as well! Of course ended the meal with the mini ricotta donuts with coffee. So delicious 🤤

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Sandra
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always spectacular. We have been here for birthdays, anniversaries and just for fun. Food is always great, service is also top notch.

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Court
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great, food was outstanding as always!

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LenaR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night with great food! Family style dining, so we shared each course which allowed us to try a variety of options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto quite honestly has the best food in Cincinnati.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful except we were by the speakers and the music was a bit loud.

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Liss1
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner to celebrate an anniversary at Sotto. Server Nichole was amazing - attentive and helpful. Food was delicious as always. Can't go wrong with the short rib cappellacci and the octopus.

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MaryC
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place !! Never had a bad experience there !! Always top notch!

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CarlaK
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service , food and atmosphere. The food was delicious our server offered excellent suggestions. The dessert doughnuts were amazing a must with your visit!

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JonathanK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto never disappoints. The service was excellent and the food was as always incredible. Highly recommend, a true gem of Cincinnati.

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Zach
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Always love the food and atmosphere. However, there was at least one backhanded comment from our server that was not appreciated. Other than that, everything was splendid.

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Ukchris0
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

I just hate that even when u have a well planned reservation, they always make you wait around 30min. I love the the place the food is amazing the place is lovely but pls pls pls a bit more work on planning timings from their end.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the evening was fantastic. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation and they sat us immediately. The staff was wonderful and Nichole our server was outstanding. All of our food was outstanding, and I'd you have never been... Get the ricotta donuts.

My wife is pregnant and Nichole gave us a sotto onesie at the end of the meal and congratulated us. It was a wonderful experience and we will definitely be back

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JaredHendo
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing and the food was even better than it looked which says a lot since everything was absolutely beautiful. It's just overall an amazing restaurant and I'm already planning my next trip.

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foodyum
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Bit of a wait to be seated even with reservations but it was a Saturday night so it was understandable. Service was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow this might be my new favorite restaurant in Cincy. The service was extremely attentive, cheery and informative. Every single food item and the wine were all delicious. The ambience is amazing.

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LewisC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto was the best dining decision we have ever made in Cincinnati as a couple. We needed a night without kids and our server Pat elevated our visit from simply "dinner out" to an unforgettable experience! The food was fabulous, plated ever so carefully, and the flavor profiles were beautifully planned and blended. Amazing from start to finish. We can’t help but come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food
Service was admirable
Very immature group was abnoxious and manger ignored them.
We left early.
Very poor wine selections

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went here for my wife’s 50th birthday. We had originally made reservations for four at 6:30. At 4:30 two more guests were needed to be added. I called and without hesitation our party was updated from four to six. Dinner was excellent and so was our service!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. My #1 go to

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vipthomasl
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and especially the service is always excellent but worth mentioning again. Thank you for a great night.

JA
JAKEM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Great experience start to finish. Super lucky to have Hilliary as our server she adds to the experience every time.

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vipJorge
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in years. Everything was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

The food and service was great. Unfortunately, we found it hard to enjoy the experience, as our table was the only table in the middle of the restaurant. Felt like we were stuffed between the host stand and kitchen at a really long - barstool type seating table. We were hoping for a more intimate experience that other guests received and faved about. Would go back l, but only if seating isn’t so awkward.

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mickaelah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long story short it’s was freakin amazing! Worth the money. Staff super kind and helpful. Best Valentine’s date I’ve ever had

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JordanV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve truly never been to a better restaurant than sotto! It absolutely made our Valentine’s Day weekend!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todd was a wonderful server. Kyle was a very accommodation expo. The food was, as always, amazing.

SM
SharonM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Porterhouse steak was amazing! Our server was very knowledgeable and energetic. We had a great Valentine’s Day meal.

FAQs

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

Sotto is rated 4.9 stars by 4550 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.