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Sotto, Cincinnati, OH

Sotto

4.9
4.9
7210 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 101 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 7,210 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

7,210 Reviews
  1. Cincyyum

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day 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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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day 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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  4. Foody50

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 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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  5. SophiaB

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 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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  6. LoriK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 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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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 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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  8. MeganS

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 4 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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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 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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  10. RanM

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  11. foodie

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  12. Sweetspot

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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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  13. sk8erpam

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  14. JulieS

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely incredible. This place is without question the best restaurant in Ohio.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food for very reasonable prices. They are also very accommodating if you have dietary restrictions. Our waitress was really helpful in selecting something that worked for my dairy sensitivity. Would definitely return!

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  25. JoyS

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely time, lovely place and incredible food. We will be back!

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  26. MeaganR

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is phenomenal!! The food and service is superb. I only give 4 stars for ambiance bc I’m not a fan of the dark, underground - my personal preference is light and airy. This meal is in my top 5 meals I’ve had for certain - much credit to the chef. Everything was perfect. I can’t wait to come back in the future and try some more food from the menu❤️🤩

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was amazing! The underground vibe was so cool. The drinks, food, all of it. Would go again!! And want them to come to Georgia!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my most favorite places to eat! Sotto always delivers the best Italian in Cincy.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were lucky enough to get a table due to a cancellation the day prior. Service was nothing short of amazing, our server explained in great detail the menu and different menu items in addition to drinks etc.. The food was far better than anything I was expecting. Literally everything we ordered was delicious and flavorful. It is no secret why this restaurant is so sought after. Worth every penny in my opinion! Will definitely to back!

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  30. amandalue3

    Naples

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sotto is my favorite restaurant. The food is phenomenal, and the ambience is unbeatable. I will be back!

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  31. Abcde

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing. Katherine the hostess went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. My sisters blood sugar dropped randomly, and Katherine made sure she got juice and food, and she stayed with us until she felt better.

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  32. Cristina

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers went above and beyond to make this memorable and the food was outstanding. My son brought some little cars to play with (Mario cars matchbox size) and they even designed the dessert to show off the cars and made it so fun! And they let him go to the kitchen and get a scoop of gelato and meet the staff- such a great crew!

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  33. Whodeywhat

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was fantastic. They did an amazing job accommodating for celiac and gluten free. Overall great experience and worth it.

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  34. PreggoDoc

    Cincinnati

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious. This time we especially enjoyed the new drink “Italian stallion” and also a newer pasta dish “picchiapo”. Very happy the polenta is back on the menu as well!

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  35. EricC

    Cincinnati

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new favorite restaurant! Our server Meg was phenomenal! Romantic setting and delicious food. Loved every minute of our dinner experience.

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  36. GPGP

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious food and Wonderful service. Would recommend.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was phenomenal per usual. Service was excellent as well!

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  38. LauraS

    Cincinnati

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was Heather. She went over the complete menu explaining and recommending. We ordered things we wouldn’t have considered without her advice. She really elevated our experience. The food was excellent. I would definitely recommend Sotto.

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  39. Tipu

    Cincinnati

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a nice late afternoon dinner at Sotto. My husband and I shared grilled octopus and capellacci as antipasti and they didn't disappoint. Both were delicious and tender, specially octopus. As secondi I chose wood-fired quail-peperonata, jus, fennel pollen and this was superb tender meat, my husband had breaded pork loin-caper, lemon which was nice and tender.Our contorni was broccolini- bottarga, lemon, peperoncini...so good, could have eaten more of it. We ordered a bottle of red wine Salice Salentino which was nicely robust but not too heavy. Oure server, Zach, was very attentive, not pushy, knowledgeable. We appreciated his help. Thank you!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience at Sotto! Good food and great drinks!

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FAQs

Sotto is rated 4.9 stars by 7210 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 101 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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