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Sotto, Cincinnati, OH

Sotto

4.9
4.9
5740 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 67 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 5,740 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding for a family get together for a birthday.
  2. NN

    NickiN

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always amazing at Sotto!
  3. AB

    AngelaB

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious, donuts are a must! The atmosphere and service is top notch!
  4. SH

    SHERRYA

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely Perfect!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Sotto was absolutely second to none. Incredible
  6. AR

    AlecR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    mckenzie was amazing, some family members first visit and they loved everything.
  7. e

    eatout

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  8. LO

    weLOVEpasta

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sotto came highly recommended and were not disappointed! Our server was very helpful in explaining the menu and what they recommend. He was very helpful and it was a wonderful experience. I cannot recommend Sotto more!!
  9. LR

    LizR

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our family and it was a great place for a celebration! The food was great! It was disappointing that they removed the branzino from the menu and replaced it with the swordfish. The swordfish was not as flavorful as the branzino, it was a little bland, and everything else was wonderful. The ricotta donuts were spectacular as usual. The Wild Thing drink is my favorite! Highly recommend for a special event.
  10. PD

    PreggoDoc

    Indiana

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic server - personable, energetic, funny. This time we tried a couple new dishes which were very good (the Naduja appetizer and the mushroom tagliatelle) but their staples are what set them apart (goat cheese and hazelnut bread, short rib ravioli, donuts!). Oh, and I’ve never had a tastier espresso martini!!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, and food are second to none!
  12. BC

    BevC

    Cincinnati

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my husband’s birthday, and there was a celebration going on at a table beside us with roughly 10 young women that were very loud, the first half of our meal we were unable to have a conversation, without repeating ourselves several times. After they left, it was very enjoyable and we were able to have a conversation. However, the food was excellent and the service was amazing. This was our second experience at Sotto, and I would definitely recommend to friends and family.
  13. BZ

    BradZ

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sotto never fails to impress. Mitch was an excellent server and explained the menu in great detail. The ambiance and food were outstanding and it is an excellent value.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was amazing. Definitely will be back to try more of the pasta. Ryann was a great server and will attend to whatever you need!
  15. JR

    JohnR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal!! It worth the time it takes to get a reservation!
  16. TH

    TylerH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best overall food and service that I can recall. I will drive 90 miles to eat here again.
  17. JD

    JoshD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was incredible, the atmosphere was very cool
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Sotto is appealing. I absolutely love the ambiance. It’s dim and rustic. I love the candlelight, barnwood, and the atmosphere as a whole. It is a little loud, but I didn’t mind. The service was impeccable and the food came out quick. It was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be going back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal, and the service was great. We are already planning a trip back!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Having thoroughly enjoyed Sotto many times before, it was the obvious choice for celebrating my daughter's birthday. However, this was one of the worst dining experiences we have ever had. Not only was our favorite dish removed from the menu (the Bronzino), but none of our main dishes were particularly well prepared. The service was so slow that we were appalled by the lack of involvement from the staff, and the noise level made it impossible to converse. The dessert was presented poorly with a hastily lit candle, but there was nothing celebratory about any aspect of the dinner to commemorate the birthday. We were so disappointed!!
  21. P

    Puregold

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I've always noticed that the seats are really uncomfortable. The food is so-so, no chicken on the menu. Just really noisy and boisterous. Service is adequate.
  22. OT

    OpenTableUser

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was extremely overly salted. The server was fantastic - professional and knowledgeable. However, but the meal was very rushed. They would bring out the next course before we had even finished the one before. Very disappointing as we used to like the place.
  23. KM

    KevinM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Evan provided excellent service!
  24. KB

    KaylaB

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE this place. Always great service, great food, cozy romantic atmosphere.
  25. ML

    MLC123

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mitch (one "L") and Mitchell were fantastic and provided a great experience for us!
  26. JB

    JusttheBest

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience and meal.
  27. MH

    MeganH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded every expectation plus more. Beyond amazing food, even better service and even got a cute onesie for our baby coming in Sept!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sotto never disappoints! The seasonal pasta was fantastic and our server had excellent recommendations for us!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Always good, had the swordfish it was excellent. Complex tastes and pairings make the menu interesting and always fun.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sotto what is there, that i can say, to speak on the experience we had. I have been with my wife once and decided to take my brother and sister in law for their first time. The experience was exceptional. For starters we had the honey and goat cheese bread as well as the melon and prosciutto. The flavors were outstanding the salt and sweetness with the melon dish and the creamy tart goat cheese with the honey was immaculate. The first dish or primi we had the cacio e pepe a rich cheesy dish with white wine and loads of black pepper. It was absolutely divine. We also had the pasta with clams and breadcrumbs. It was amazing with the slight heat and crunch off the breadcrumbs. Needless to say we used the house bread to soak up every last drop. The main courses were the breaded pork loin with capers and the bistecca de florentina sorry for any misspelling. The pork was immaculate with the rich pork with a béarnaise sauce and capers. The steak was rich and one of the most perfectly cooked cuts of beef i have ever had. For sides we had the potatos, asparagus, and broccolini. Each with their own perfect blend of flavors that hit ever inch of your taste buds. Finally desert in which we had the donuts. These are no American donuts but ones made with creamy cheese inside of the batter with multiple sauces for dipping. They are rich, creamy and sweet in the best way imaginable. We will definitely be back to take my parents to this wonderful and truly blissfully delicious Italian, Cincinnati restaurant. The food is amazing! The staff is exceptional and very knowledgeable about all the cuisines and the ambiance is beautiful and romantic.
  31. K

    Kaitlyn

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and romantic atmosphere. Extensive Italian wine list and knowledgeable servers.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience!
  33. AB

    AshleyB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love our experience and the food every time we come in! Fantastic service, very knowledgeable. Just Order the octopus you won’t regret it!
  34. j

    jmhorne

    Cincinnati

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful Anniversary dinner at Sotto. Charles was fabulous and offered many suggestions on our meal and wines which would compliment our selections. The food was great and I liked the mix of simple (cacio e pepe) and the complex (grilled quail - fregola, spring peas, agrodolce). We intentionally over ordered so we have leftovers.
  35. m

    mamedovan

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had friend’s wedding anniversary. It was their first time at Sotto. They loved it. And of course we love it that’s why we invited them there.
  36. M

    Mari

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time here definitely worth the wait. The server was good and patient explained everything. We ordered a variety, to try as much as possible. Everything was on point. Even things i don't usually like tasted amazing . Can't wait to be back.
  37. JS

    JenniferS

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mitch, Mitch and Makenzie were great servers and food was outstanding!! It was a bit noisy to start until the one table causing noise left :)
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect service as always. Food was amazing.
  39. d

    dbeyer

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my parents here for a “special night out”! Fantastic food, service, and ambiance. They take the time to make your party feel like the most important in the restaurant. It has quickly become our favorite restaurant in Cincinnati.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal- can’t wait to go back!

FAQs

Sotto is rated 4.9 stars by 5740 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 67 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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