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Party Size
For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
10:30 PM
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Sotto

4.8
2363 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 977-6886
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef de Cuisine: Danny Combs
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Cross street
Walnut Street
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Parking details
We offer valet parking directly in front of the restaurant beginning at 6pm daily.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 2363 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCharlestonionfoodie (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service at a price point worth returning for.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

I love Sotto. I don’t love that you took the most amazing thing off the menu (gnocchi). I had a really hard time hiding my disappointment about it. Overall the food was good service was okay. My fiancé and I love it so we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Anthony and all take great care, they are great with recommendations etc. The food is always unique and perfectly prepared

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HeatherB 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food is delicious and though the portions are not large I found them to be perfectly sized. Everything I had and my friends had was perfect. The restaurant is underground, dark and full of candles. I loved every moment of my dining experience there. Also, my waitress was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

I would call myself a veteran at Sotto, having visited their restaurant too often to count, and the overall experience is always wonderful. However, this last visit, I did notice a few things that did not live up to Sotto's usual high standards. First, the Black Kale Caesar salad did not taste as it usually does - it was low on salt, lemon, and, flavor. Our Tajarin con Tartufo, Grilled Octopus, and, Goat cheese and Hazelnut Honey Bruschetta were fantastic. For our main, we had the Wood fired Branzino with bulgur wheat, cucumber, mint, and, olive. Again, the bulgur wheat was lacking its usual strong and bright flavors. Dessert was fantastic as usual - the pine nut crostata was so unique and flavorful - a great seasonal offering!
With regards to ambience, Sotto is absolutely charming and a great spot for dates and special occasions. But, I detest the music. It is awful and really takes away from the experience. This happened to us last year, where they started playing extremely loud heavy metal music towards the end of our meal and it just leaves you with a horrible feeling. This happened again, as we were finishing up a fabulous and cozy meal, we were again overwhelmed by the loud, heavy metal music. As a plea from a very loyal guest - please rethink your music choices!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Absolutely phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was excellent. Tony was our server & gave excellent service. A repeat visit is a must!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Excellent freshly prepared foods, well presented, scrumptious to eat and close to traditional Italian for the USA. Service is engaging, somewhat scattered but delivers overall. Value is average.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Bolognese and rigatoni are delicious! Ricotta doughnuts with the three dipping sauces are a MUST!

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vipOliverCinci (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Most wonderful and most authentic Italian restaurant!
Wend for a business dinner with a colleague from Italy and he could not believe how authentic and fantastic Sotto is. He is a food lover and enjoyed every bite and so did I. The star is the ambiance, the pasta, the bread and the meat and cheese plate. But everything we had was perfect. Sotto keep it up like that and you will be #1 in Cincinnati soon, you are for me.

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