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Sotto, Cincinnati, OH

Sotto

4.9
4.9
5816 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 46 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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: Danny Combs

  • 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

    Hilary Morgan: (513) 977-6888

  • 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

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 5,816 people are saying

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4.9
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  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. Food is on par with the best in any big city. As soon as it’s ready it hits the table. They are methodical and deliberate but they make it look unrehearsed and easy. Friendly. Best schnitzel and pasta I challenge anyone to find better. Wine cellar vibe with ambient lighting. You will not be disappointed.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing experience as always!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Very disappointing. I waited 2 months for a reservation. Liked the ceaser salad. I had the mushroom pasta. It was super salty. My drink was ok. Server was forgetful. Just very surprised that it wasn’t fantastic.
  4. N

    Nikkib

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3rd time here and still one of the most amazing dinners! Everyone is so inviting and welcoming! We did have someone in our party that is handicapped and they took amazing care of him! (There is an elevator if needed)
  5. AW

    AmandaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was amazing. But it is so loud, I could barely hear my dining companion. It was a major distraction.
  6. AW

    AdamW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cameron the waiter was fantastic. One of the best servers we’ve ever had. It was my wife and I’s first time there, and definitely will be back
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Wedding anniversary
  8. JR

    JaneR

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a terrific night out - the service was great, the decor and ambiance wonderful and the food? Top notch. We will definitely be heading back to Sotto! Love it and thank you.
  9. SH

    SydH

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sotto is a Cincy gem. It's our favorite restaurant to go to for birthdays and anniversaries. The short rib cappellaci is the BEST thing on the entire menu. Always amazing!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Service was absolutely perfect, charming, and informative. He perfectly paired the drinks to our food and provided history with every dish. Food was fresh, innovative, and beautifully presented.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Server was great. Our side dish came out well before our entree. There was a long gap between our appetizer and our entree. I’m ve had the same entree each time I’ve come to Sotto, this time it was oily. Tasty still but oily.
  12. SB

    SusanB

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! I was concerned maybe it was over hyped but it wasn’t. The service, the atmosphere, the valet, and most importantly the food…. Everything was stellar. It was our first time there and we will for sure be back!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great before play dinner! great food and service!
  14. F

    Foodforthought

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    October 2020 we had the best experience with you-the team went above and beyond with champagne and even a cookbook to take home. It was supposed to be our wedding day but due to covid and a personal injury we were unable to have the wedding we had planned for. Every year now we come back to celebrate what would have been our wedding anniversary. Thank you for not only the amazing food but also going above and beyond to make special moments we remember forever.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice romantic setting. Waited two months for this reservation and it was so worth it!
  16. WY

    WillY

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always
  17. NW

    NormaW

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most heavenly food !! My favs were the goat cheese and honey hazelnut bread , the pork loin( so tender), the short rib cappellacci and the ricotta donuts ! And, the best homemade limoncello to end the evening !!
  18. DB

    DougB

    Cleveland

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sotto does it again and again. We always love returning when we're in town. The pappardelle with ox tail was excellent. My wife always get the cacio pepe with good reason. It's a wonderful preparation. Plus interesting cocktails, a great wine list and superb friendly service. We'll be back!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Overall it was a good experience. My pasta wasn’t the best, but I enjoyed the other foods we ordered. Service was slower than I expected. We waited a long time for our cocktails and to order.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch service, best food I’ve ever had. Great ambiance. Decent know but it’s just the sound of other people having a wonderful time.
  21. AE

    AllieE

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible experience! First time going and every dish was top notch and made to perfection. We did 4 courses and each one did not disappoint. I’ve been waiting to get into this place for 3 months and it was well worth the wait. Highly recommend!
  22. EK

    EmmaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited for the first time and we will absolutely be back. Everything was delicious and fresh. The wine selection was wonderful and our server was very knowledgeable about the menu.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was amazing and the food delicious but a bit pricey for pasta. The pork tenderloin with capers and lemon was good but a bit overcooked. Drinks were great.
  24. A

    Andi

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noah was fantastic - he coursed our meal perfectly
  25. KF

    KatherineF

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful!!! Food is amazing, staff is friendly and knowledgeable, ambiance is perfect for a date night!
  26. NM

    NatalieM

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sotto definitely lived up to the hype! We’ve heard so many good things. All of the food was fantastic, service was top notch, and the ambiance was perfect for celebrating a special occasion.
  27. JL

    JoyL

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From our server to the food and drinks, it was superb.
  28. HM

    HannahMH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I love this restaurant! Amazing food and donuts are a must try!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. Mitch knew everything there was to know about the menu. We loved the food and cannot wait to go back again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful server!
  31. B

    Bill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great crew, It was fun sitting near the chefs watching a very oiled crew work very hard. From the front to the back Soto is must go to. Food is outstanding!! Can't wait to go back!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my boyfriend here for the first time and we had an amazing experience. He is still talking about the short rib pasta.
  33. NM

    NealM

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Like many restaurants, little attention is paid to sound deadening. Low ceilings, hard surfaces contribute to sound bounce making conversations difficult. Light levels are low. Would love to see a bit more light without changing the overall ambience. Amazing food and service was excellent. Always a favorite despite the minor sound/light annoyances.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Waiter was really nice but things came out too far apart. We got a porterhouse to share in addition to each person getting their own pasta dinner, the porterhouse came to the table well after
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!! We will continue to keep coming back to Sotto!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary at Sotto and had an amazing dining experience. The day prior I received a phone call from Sotto letting us know that there would be events downtown and no valet but gave us options on where to park (we appreciated this very much as downtown can be hectic trying to find somewhere to park)! They accommodated our special request of sitting in a booth in our OpenTable comments. Mitch was a great server and throughly explained the menu and gave suggestions on what the must-tries are. We got the goat cheese honey grilled bread to start, and while the sight may be off putting at first since it is only two slices, it is a filling and such a rich appetizer. The goat cheese is mixed with ricotta so don’t be turned off to this bread if you don’t like goat cheese. It was a perfect texture of crunch with the bread and peanuts and long with savory/sweet with the goat cheese. Probably my boyfriend and I’s favorite part of the meal. Next, I got the Insalata and Black Kale Caesar. The proscuitto di parma is the legit prosciutto from Italy Mitch explained to us and it indeed tasted as such. Both salads were very light and fresh and I would recommend getting your own salad as they aren’t that big to split. For primi, I got the well praised cappellacci (short rib ravioli) and my bf got the Linguine alle vongole. We both were unfortunately underwhelmed by the pasta dishes. They were delicious but nothing outstanding. We both enjoyed the cappellacci better but was a little al dente for me whereas I like ravioli to melt in my mouth. The linguine with clams was very basic in taste and definitely had a strong fishy taste. For secondi we got the pork loin that was cooked to perfection, very thin and breaded heavily much like a chicken cutlet. To end, we had the ricotta doughnuts which made both of our jaws drop with the fluffiness of when we first cut into them. Do not forget to order these!
  37. S

    Susan

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been trying to get a dinner reservation at Sotto for months. It was worth the wait! My husband and I just got home from a vacation to Northern Italy. We both thought the food at Sotto was as good as the the wonderful meals we had while in Italy.
  38. a

    amberthegr8

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Should have tiramisu, lasagna & spaghetti
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meals as always. Thanks for the memories.
  40. f

    foodie

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sotto was a lot of fun. I had the pork loin which was wonderful. The other 3 members had some sort of pasta which they each enjoyed. We had a great server, although I forget his name. He was very attentive and we were seated immediately. It is very dark in Sotto. It is lit by candlelight.

FAQs

Sotto is rated 4.9 stars by 5816 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 46 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

  • 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: Danny Combs

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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

    Hilary Morgan: (513) 977-6888

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