Sotto

4.9
5284 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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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After trying to make a reservation for months, we decided to take one final look and found a reservation on the day we wanted to visit. Plus we were seated at our favorite table by the wine cave❤️. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. Loved our meal.

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Evan
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, as always! Kyle did a fantastic job with answering any and all questions my family had, checked in on us just often enough without being a bother, and was always there when needed. The food was amazing! Looking forward to coming back as soon as possible.

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BenjaminC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best restaurant I have ever been to. In addition, the level of service amazing, Evan was an amazing waiter. I can’t wait to come back in the future next time I am in Cincy. We had the goat cheese bread, oil tuna bread, short rib pasta, sea bass and for dessert, donuts! Yum!

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BocaChristmasDinner
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have our family Christmas dinner, my wife and I and 4 kids between 11 and 19. Our server was fun and energetic for the kids, and the chef even stopped out and watched us play our Christmas Gift Card dice game..... A great experience for my kids... they are still talking about it this morning. So hard to get a reservation, but so worth it when you do. Thank you for the hospitality, the great food, and the great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally got a chance to go here for dinner! Super cool spot with really good ambiance. Our waitress was awesome, very attentive and knowledgeable about everything. All the food we ordered was on point and delicious. The fresh Ricotta balls with dipping sauces was a good way to end a great meal!!!!!

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MikeS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Sotto. It had been highly recommended. The food was every bit as amazing as we had heard. Our server did a fantastic job going over the menu and making recommendations. Definitely make reservations well in advance.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was friendly, Noah was amazing, bartenders made delicious drinks, Chef was cool and shaved the best truffle for us, and the cooks were all working hard on the delicious food. We had a great time here as always.

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BradS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the ambience, our server, to the food. Sotto is one of the richest experiences I’ve had the pleasure of taking in. They welcome you and guide you through all aspects of the menu along with the storyline behind the ingredients that complete it as well. It’s so intriguing to see the level of passion and craftsmanship the kitchen team endures to make it all possible. Thanks again for a mind blowing experience.

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Adrianna
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto is a beautiful restaurant, to put it simply. As you walk through Cincinnati, you nearly miss the door as the place has a very "hidden in the cellar/speakeasy" feel. You walk down the stairs and notice the exposed brick and candlelight with a swift greeting from the host. We were immediately seated and from this point on every step of the way was amazing. This was the finest dining experience my family has ever had together, making our birthday week and my sister's graduation an extremely special memory. The concept of this Italian restaurant is family style eating -- ordering many dishes and sharing. This experience was well complimented by the service, the food, and the crescendo of the different meals being brought out. I cannot say enough about this place. Very special experience!!!

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LitanyaR
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was utterly amazing! Sotto never lets me down. The experience the food takes you on is worth every penny. Your palette will thank you!

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GeriR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The pasta is a bit overrated there wasn’t anything insanely good the bread was burnt. however the ambience service and desserts were great so it wasn’t a bad experience.

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TomW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Noah was very knowledgeable and made fantastic recommendations

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vipSuecraig
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Our waitress was so friendly and kind. I am so appreciative of every experience I have with Sotto.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was fantastic as always and service was above and beyond! Love Sotto so much!

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LibbyC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sotto! Great food, attentive service, and a lively ambiance.

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vippubbers
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing as usual.

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KRichter
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto never disappoints! Our server Meg was wonderful. We had Aronoff tickets and she knew exactly what needed to happen to get us to the theater on time without us feeling rushed. Drinks were delicious, food was delicious, and wish we had time or room to have dessert. We will definitely be making another date to come back and try other dishes and dessert.

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vipKristinI
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Server was delightful and helped ensure we made our show ontime. There was a special on truffles that was to die for

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Richard
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. The service was great; Pat (male) was friendly and made us feel welcome - a special thanks to him. My wife and I had the bronzino (sp) fish that was expertly prepared, but it deserved a better presentation on the plate. I could do the same "family" presentation at home. Overall, we enjoyed the evening and the craft cocktails. I had a glass of the house red with dinner; I was surprised and the quality of the wine.

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JaneK
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. I have Celiac disease and was pleasantly surprised to have so many GF options to choose from and very knowledgeable staff. Our meals were excellent, will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Will be back!!!

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Aspeedydiner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto is an amazing dining experience. Their food is of the highest quality and absolutely delicious (great drinks and desserts too)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto made my birthday evening so amazing, food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mom’s birthday. I love this restaurant, the service is really good and talking about the food, 100% recommend. The best Italian food

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience with great food and excellent service! Will definitely return.

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LauraM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! First time we tried the breaded pork loin. So good.

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vipkWww
Nashville
42 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!!

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PATAP
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Service was very good. A little loud for us but the candle light added to the atmosphere. We both feel like we rushed them through the service because we were on our way to see Wicked at the Aronoff. We both want to go back!

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ShannonH
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is top notch. Waitstaff is fantastic, food is fantastic, ambiance fantastic.

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JaneW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and so was our server. Wish I could remember her name- had short blonde hair.

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eg24
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious & dessert amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent & unique food matched by top notch service!

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vipLeslie
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Sotto and it was my husband’s birthday. We couldn’t have picked a better place to celebrate. The food is just as amazing as we’d heard and we were so full that we had no room for dessert. The server still brought him a candle on a plate so he could blow out a candle and make a wish. I would give ten stars if I could. We’ll be celebrating many important things here from now on and we’re already looking forward to next time.

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TayF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto truly is a dining experience! Very unique. Certainly expensive to dine there on a regular basis, but well worth it for the experience and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around phenomenal

MD
MeganD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ever always. This has spread all over chowdown and has become a favorite for a reason

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lamb was exquisite, I would recommend it 10/10

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Trudie
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love coming to sotto for special occasions! we came to celebrate my girlfriends 23 birthday and the food was delicious as always! we started with the bread and oil which was great as always! my girlfriend ordered a drink from the bar that was delicious! we both ordered short rib capalleci and we ordered the breaded pork loin to share. the short rib pasta is still my favorite food in the world and literally melts in your mouth! the pork loin was fine but not show stopping. we enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant but always feel almost like the servers don’t want you there which is okay, but for such special occasions and the price range the service should be so outstanding. we shared the donuts for dessert and they put a cute candle on the plate! the donuts are so amazing definitely do not skip those! overall a great evening!

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Sotto is rated 4.9 stars by 5284 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.