Sotto

4.9
4992 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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4.8
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4.9
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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AlexS
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great once again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fabulous! Food divine and atmosphere was wonderful as it always is!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were phenomenal. We had Charles and can’t wait to come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. The staff treated us like royalty!!! It was such a great night.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience for a birthday dinner! Our waitress was very accommodating of my dietary restrictions and the restaurant even had a separate gluten-free menu. The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect. Would definitely recommend.

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Kylie
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal for our anniversary dinner! Exceptional service, menu, and ambiance. Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Best cacio e pepe I’ve ever had. Our table sampled each others’ dishes and the pastas and flavors were flawless. Great wine flight as well.

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Cassie
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto is our new favorite place! We've dined with Sotto twice this summer both were birthday dinners and the atmosphere, ambiance, wait staff and above all else the FOOD is amazing! There is nothing we've tried that we didn't love. The black kale ceaser, breaded pork loin, and donuts are just some of our favorites. 🤤 Thanks for two amazing dining experiences!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Perfect Birthday Celebration

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GreggS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Sotto. Our waitress did a great job of making recommendations from the menu. We were with another couple and shared the goat cheese bread and an order of the tuna bread. We also had the octopus. All were wonderful! We each ordered a different entree so we could share. Everyone’s tasted delicious! My favorite was the tortellini with pesto. Next was dessert. We had the mousse and an order of the doughnuts. Both were great choices! I loved the atmosphere and of course the food! We will be back!

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BillR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very enjoyable evening. All the food was excellent. Our waiter Todd, was unbelievable.

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FrankT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!

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GabrielaC
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent, but it was very noisy and we couldn’t hear the waiter very well. A lot of air was blowing in the direction of our table , it was very uncomfortable

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vipRandom
Miami
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Sotto is always an A+. I will share that I was disappointed in the affogato. I feel like 2 years ago Sotto introduced me to the affogato and it was one of the most amazing desserts. When I had it recently, I was really disappointed. As it was being served to me the server shared it was with "Salted Vanilla" gelato in an apologetic tone. The presentation was not the same as I remembered it either. I would stick with their other amazing desserts, the ricotta donuts or the budino.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todd was the best waiter I’ve had in a long time. Food was perfectly prepared and plated. Will be back!

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ErinT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You want the best servers? Please visit this place for dinner! Absolutely delicious 😀

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was wonderful, and the service exceptional! We had a very nice waiter, and loved how quickly our meals were brought out. The only complaint that comes to mind - our table. The base/stand was not level and it made for a somewhat challenging dining experience. I’ve only been to Sotto twice, but have noticed this issue on both occasions with different tables. Unfortunately, I think we were just unlucky. 😬

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Always love the food and atmosphere, but had a reservation that we waited weeks for and our party of four was seated in the bar area. We could not hear each other over the loud music. Not the Sotto experience we love, so that was a disappointment.

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KellyW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Fun location. Perfect place for a back to school dinner with our college aged kids.

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MattD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. Unique layout, have to walk downstairs to enter

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SamD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday. From start to finish it was an excellent evening. Since it had been over two years since our last visit the server walked us through the menu and helped guide us as we ordered. The entire staff was attentive and on point. The food was appropriately portioned and cooked to perfection, and the cocktails were both phenomenal. Our server, who had only been working there for a few weeks, did an amazing job. What a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Sotto many times and it never disappoints…but this time was absolutely remarkable! Best meal ever!

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ProfessionalEater
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto was a dream come true. If you’re looking to eat like you’re in Italy without leaving the USA, this is your spot. The food was incredible. The service was awesome. And the ambiance was super cool. The open kitchen was a great touch. I highly recommend this restaurant—you won’t be disappointed.

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vipOlecranon
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Awesome as usual, but the waitress gave us some grief about only ordering cocktails and dessert (@ our 9:30pm reservation).

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CanIhaveabite
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible meal and service.

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vipBarbC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Noah was fantastic! So knowledgeable, great suggestions , great service. Celebrating our daughter’s 25th birthday. She started picking Sotto for her bday dinner when she was 19 and the only year we’ve missed was last year due to covid. Sun h an enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, just know that they encourage you to get multiple courses and entrees to try lots of things because everything comes in relatively small portions. However, the food is so rich that I don’t think you really need to worry about it! They do ask that you put in all courses at once when you order, but they do a great job of going over the menu with you to prep you for that. Wonderful ambiance, very romantic!

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vipKellyM
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The atmosphere and food were excellent. However, the chef won’t let you place your order unless you are ready to place entire order. I like to order an appetizer, see it, taste it, share it, determine how hungry I am, see what others around me are ordering and enjoying, etc. I didn’t like this rule and felt pressured. I don’t go out to a very nice dinner to feel stressed.

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Bobert
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't go wrong at Sotto. House made pasta is awesome and the service is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every bite and minute of it!

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CassiB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and such great ambience - always consistent at Sotto!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an awesome experience and top-notch food. Best tasting dishes in the city.

The only issue is that there is an unpleasant odor from grease traps or septic the further back you go into the restaurant towards the restrooms. That’s been the case for some time. But yesterday was the first time the odor had wafted into the dining area. It was a little jarring at first. Hopefully this can be resolved.

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vipRexW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been a better meal or service

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vipAllyson
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal, as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food as always!

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vipBrianM
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Love Sotto, but did not have enough room for my party of 7. Disappointed, but luckily we were able to get a table at Boca. Thanks Will.

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vipLeoG
Cincinnati
52 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was a business meeting on a Monday night - late around 9pm. One of my guest was from Italy - where I have a partner in our business. He enjoyed the meal immensely - To him - as good or better than anything in Italy.

That should pretty much say it all.

Cheers

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PatrickN
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just fantastic! Food, service, ambiance excellent.

FAQs

Sotto is rated 4.9 stars by 4992 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.