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Sotto, Cincinnati, OH

Sotto

4.9
4.9
5929 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 80 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 5,929 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable and the food was not just delicious but very reasonably priced too!! Can’t wait to go back
  2. DL

    DanaL

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing including our waitress! She was so nice and helpful is made the experience even better!
  3. MJ

    MintJulip

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our go to spot when guest come in from out of town. Always impressions our out of town friends with amazing food and ambiance.
  4. TL

    TerryL

    E. Tennessee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal with the folks at Sotto. Top notch food, good cocktails and wonderful wines. It is a busy place, so the noise level tends to be a bit high, but still a completely enjoyable experience.
  5. BT

    BelindaT

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect dinner and service as usual.
  6. K

    Kara

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic experience at Sotto! Love every dish we have, sexy ambiance and always spectacular service. Thank you to all the great management and staff!
  7. LM

    LMaryB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been lucky enough to have been to Sotto at least ten times now. It is without a doubt one of the best dining experiences in the city. I love that it has kept the best parts of the former LaNormandie while keeping it updated and chic. When you walk down the steps, you know you're in for a special night. At this point I've tasted almost everything on the menu. The grilled garlic bread, the chicken liver mousse, black kale caesar are all on my table every time. My favorite dinners are the truffle pasta, the pork loin with the caper cream sauce and the cappellaci (? can't remember the spelling on all the items) which is the short rib. I've delighted in bringing friends here for the first time and sharing plates with them. This last time I added the branzino to all of the above and it was perfection. Our server was well versed in the dishes and very personable, but not schmoozy. Our wine choices were on point, as always. I've recommended Sotto to literally hundreds of people. It's an absolute treat each time I go.
  8. AK

    AshleyK

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing. Brandon, our server, was excellent.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible as always!! My favorite restaurant in Cincinnati! A must.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and was not disappointed! What a great place! It is hard to get a reservation, but it is well worth the wait. Staff was great and food was amazing! And the tab didn’t break our budget! Definitely adding this to our go to list! Highly recommended!
  11. TS

    TimS

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Soto! Our server Noah was very engaging and attentive to our every need. We will recommend Soto.
  12. J

    Jamie

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always….Amazing service, amazing food. Love this gem for Al occasions.
  13. M

    Mary

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our first wedding anniversary celebration at Sotto and it was nothing less than wonderful! The food & drinks were great, and the service was top notch! Thank you for making our first experience so enjoyable!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal and our waiter was great. He gave us time to make our choices and to enjoy our meal.
  15. k

    kvonhoene

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and cocktails were delicious as always
  16. NH

    NaomiH

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mitch was our primary waiter and he was extremely knowledgeable and was patient with all our questions and never made us feel rushed. The bread with chicken liver was amazing! I had the pasta with clams which was delicious. The black kale Caesar salad was very good! We also got donuts and sorbet that were both incredible! I can see why so many recommend the donuts! Highly recommend Sotto and we plan to come back!
  17. S

    Summit

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, William, was outstanding! He took the time to explain the menu to us and gave us his recommendations! The food was great and I loved that they offered complimentary sparkling water.
  18. t

    thor

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent location, quality, variety, and service;
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    The server was a bit slow to get to our table, our server seemed very biased on what he liked while explaining the menu and talked poorly on other things on the menu which isn’t a good look for the restaurant, took very long to get beverage refills, food was great, atmosphere phenomenal, service could be better
  20. WL

    WilliamL

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food, and atmosphere were amazing!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Freaking amazing.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have the most knowledgeable staff, the best chefs, and the coolest atmosphere in Cincinnati as far as I’m concerned.
  23. N

    Nath

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner. The food was excellent, atmosphere and staff is always exceptional. We keep coming back and it never disappoints.
  24. b

    billyl

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best birthday dinner ever!! Meg and the entire staff were so awesome and gave the best recommendations! Sotto never disappoints. Can’t wait to come back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server, Brandon provided us with over the top service vendor start to finish!
  28. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very beautiful romantic setting. Couldn't hear each other speak across the table though, because it stays so busy. I see why. It was beautiful, delicious, and the service was awesome. Zero complaints other than how loud it was.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was excellent, and the wine offerings were fantastic. We found all of the food to be a bit too salt-forward, and lacking fresh garnish that might have helped elevate the dish. That being said, the ricotta donuts were great and our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. We will surely be coming back to try other dishes!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bronzino was excellent, the dish that had disappeared but has returned. The service was wonderful- an enjoyable experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  32. T

    Tricia

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Been waiting a few years to get a reservation here. Planned ahead for a birthday and was disappointed with how long it took to get each of our courses ordered. We watched the table next to us who came later get their food before us. Waiter never apologized for the wait. We were also sat in the back corner with a draft (went through 2 tall candles going out on us in the dark because of that draft). The bench seat I sat on was hard, as well, especially after over 2 hours of being there waiting for food. All in all I was disappointed in paying $160 for two of us, sharing each course and not enjoying as I hoped I would.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Great date night. Food was amazing.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! Love this place - service and food fantastic
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was unmatched, the food was amazing.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time for both myself and my husband and we now understand the hype! This was incredible and our server, Jeremy, went above and beyond to make our anniversary special. Will definitely be back! No complaints,
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service! And as always exceptional food. So great to be able to enjoy a fine meal and know you can accommodate my Celiac disease. We were celebrating two birthday and the server was great! Thank you
  38. JM

    JessicaM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The music was a tad too loud and made it hard to hear the person right next to you, I would suggest turning it down a tad, but overall amazing experience!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was friendly, helpful, and attentive. We enjoyed our time there.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service was excellent as always! We were in the back room to the left when you come in. Had the rigatoni & short rib ravioli with the donuts for dessert. Hands down the best dishes!

FAQs

Sotto is rated 4.9 stars by 5929 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 80 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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