Sotto

4.9
5363 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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FloraS
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was overpriced but decent. They charge for a few pieces of bread 7.00. Limited selection. Not worth it but some good Italian dishes.

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Margaret
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so amazing and filling that there was no room for the awesome donuts! Wasn't a fan of the seasonal cocktails, a little too bitter but the waiter has excellent recommendations for other cocktails. We will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! The short rib ravioli is amazing as well as the goat cheese and honey app.

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vipbobtheeater
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was just ok this time. Server was a little "over the top"....odd that I had to order everything immediately (appetizer, salad, and meal)....put undo pressure to really take it all in.

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vipEllen
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waitress Hillary was charming and the food, as usual, tremendous

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
219 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What more can I say about how great Sotto. We have never had a bad dish in the years we have been going there. This night we had an excellent octopus dish and the best cassio et pepe this side of Rome. Nothing fancy, all the dishes are just straight forward, perfectly cooked, made with excellent ingredients. Service this night from Lakin, was also a high point: extremely attentive and professional, but in a very friendly informal way. The entire staff that wee interacted with our the years makes one feel they are dining with old friends. The environment in more a rustic, cozy one, very pleasant and relaxed, less formal than the more formal, beautiful decor upstairs at Boca. One downside: a very difficult reservation to get. Plan well ahead unless dining very late, Madrid stye, at 10pm is your preference.

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ShannonS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charles was the perfect host, and the rest of the team, Cameron and brennan, created an experience for us to last a lifetime. Every detail is thought of and the experience is like none other.

Sotto continues to be one of those places that creates core memories related to food and connection. It’s a universal language and you all speak it fluently ☺️

Thank you for everything. It was magical.

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viptcv1
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding as always! we arrived early because we were starving and they found two seats for us by the chefs grill, couldn't be happier with that choice! We live close by and Sotto is our go to for treating ourselves, and last night did not disappoint! Had black kale caesar, grilled octopus with white beans, cacio y pepe, linguini with clams. Best cacio y pepe ever, and best linguini with clams ever.
The highlight was watching the chef grill the Florentine steak and the quail and the branzino, so we will be back to order those!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was the best I’ve ever had. Explained everything to the details and was very very attentive to our table. Planning to go back next week.

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vipMorganC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto is always amazing! The food was to die for! Great service.

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vipKevinK
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Sotto. Try to go twice a year and have never been disappointed. Went with waiters recommendations and everything was fantastic

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Kmoreland
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect table. Our server William was excellent. Service was impeccable. From appetizers to dessert, we enjoyed it! We will continue to support this great restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black. Truffle. Pasta. (mic drop)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be one of my favorite restaurants Iv ever been to. The service is phenomenal, but the food is somehow even better. Everything from their appetizers, to their salads, and pastas was top notch. The quality of the products used are very apparent. Lastly, for dessert - their donuts are to die for. I would highly recommend this restaurant for almost every occasion. I cannot wait to go back!

Ps. They were also very COVID friendly when it came to mask wearing by staff, and table distance!

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AmandaW
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Capellaci was very tasty and the the tartufo was excellent, but the ricotta donuts were amazing. I particularly liked the hazelnut sauce for them. It's a bit dark, though I suppose that should have been expected given the location

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SebastianR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting Sotto, our experience was as advertised. Great food and even better service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, and wonderful service!

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vipLJLCINCY
Cincinnati
64 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb. Our server Lexi was excellent and very helpful with guidance on food dishes and wine selection. We especially enjoyed the octopus and the tuna first course. We shared a pasta dish with clams. I had the quail as my entree and it was savory and so flavorful. My wife had the tartare and an arugula salad. It was a special meal. I had asked for a quiet table and we had a great table away from the noise.

Valet parking in cold weather was also very helpful.

If you plan to go make a reservation 2+ weeks in advance to get the date and time you want. Enjoy!!

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Cbus
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Romantic. Spectacular. We are in our 40's and it's the best dining experience we have ever had. Why bother going to Italy, go to Sotto!

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vipstansbdp
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with Sotto. Amazing meal, our waiter, Noah was great, and love their accommodations as I added two more people to our reservation last minute.

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ChrisB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat, from the ambiance to the food and service. It’s hard to beat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow I loved my dinner every aspect of it was so good

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I haven’t been together since before thanksgiving. It was nice to have a relaxing night out with good ambiance and service. The food was amazing and the timing of the courses was spot on. Olive oil cake was amazing.

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vipTravler
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not sure why it took so long to dine here. Great food. The grilled octopus is outstanding.

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StaceyF
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Beautiful atmosphere.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends and I had the best time last night. The food was absolutely incredible and the vibe was so cool. Everyone enjoyed themselves.

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LeahF
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the knowledge of our server with the wine and menu items, to the ambiance, to the robust flavor with our meal, one of the best dining experiences in the city!

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Hoopist
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NICE. good and would eat again any day or time of week

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were phenomenal, as always. The table was ready when we arrived a bit early, so we were seated right away. We shared some appetizers with friends - everyone loved the kale Caesar salad and goat cheese bruschetta. For the main course, we tried a mix of our favorites (short rib cappelacci) and some new items. The black truffle pasta was delicious, and a must try.

Re: Covid, all the staff wore masks, and the bar area was closed.

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T270
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The atmosphere was the best part of the experience. The service was average. Drinks going unfilled, an item dropped on the floor. I can overlook these things though because good people are hard to find. The food was average at best. I expected a lot more given the buzz about this place. It wasn’t bad but I wouldn’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the service to the quality of the food, everything was exceptional. We ordered meals that were way out of our comfort zone and everything was delicious!

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vipKatieS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We have eaten here a number of times, but this meal was amazing! The chef and staff were truly on point to serve an amazing New Years Eve meal! Thank you to all the staff for making our dinner so special and delicious.

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MelK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Sotto is always impeccable. We had the branzino and black truffle pasta followed up with the ricotta doughnuts and chocolate budino for dessert. One of the best meals of 2021 and looking forward to more in 2022.

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vipthefoxes
Cincinnati
81 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to have our New Year’s Eve dinner at Sotto, and what an experience! This is our favorite place and everything was top rate AS ALWAYS. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable but never intrusive. The wine was excellent, and the food courses were timed perfectly which has always been the case. We love Sotto and consider it a local treasure💕

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tried nearly everything on the menu and everything was top notch. All pastas were fantastic. Personal favorites were the goat cheese app, caesar, pistachio gelato. Old fashion and espresso martini were stellar.

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SusanW
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto never diappoints! Brennan was fantastic and made wonderful recommedations...you simply can't go wrong when choosing Sotto for dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe was great. Our server was fantastic. Everything we ordered was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto was as amazing as ever. Despite being faced with staffing challenges as COVID ramps up again, the service and the meal were perfect. Hilary always does an amazing job, and her recommendations (This time it was the patate side) are spot on. Thanks for another wonderful meal!

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Sotto is rated 4.9 stars by 5363 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.