Sotto

4.9
4883 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4883 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.9
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SteveH
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time from beginning to end. Flew in town and took my mom and met friends there. Food, wine, service...all outstanding. Shout out to Jack who served us.

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Butlergirl
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious as always! Loved the morel dish.

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SethK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best and most authentic Italian food I've ever had. Simple, light, and refreshing, with a wonderful assortment of drinks.

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NickS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Love this place! A real gem.

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vipOliviaR
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Sotto. The food was absolutely wonderful and we had excellent service. We are from out of town but will certainly come to Sotto every time we visit Cincinnati from now on!

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Tara70
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Music playing so loud that all the patrons had to shout. The noise got louder and louder that it was uncomfortable to be there. We finally just had to leave. Will not return, no matter how good the food is.

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BrianK
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding service and consistent food. Among the beat in the city.

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OHtransplant
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing dinner! Our waiter walked us through the menu and everything we picked was ah-mazing. Hands down one of the best restaurants in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Encouraged to eat family style. Had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always

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vipChrisF
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service at Sotto. Be sure to order the cappellacci. It is simply outstanding.

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pubbers
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New job celebration.

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BrittanyG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation and were seated within a few minutes of our reservation time. Each member of the service team was exceptional and the food was exquisite. We had the goat cheese with grilled toast appetizer, pesto tortellini entree for my husband, and branzino (sea bass) for me. We shared the asparagus and patate (potatoes) side dishes, and had the ricotta doughnuts for dessert. We savored every bite. It might have been the best meal I've ever had.

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HeatherC
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For sure the most expensive meal I've ever had, but also the best flavor food with amazing service. I wish I could afford to eat there frequently!

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TimG
Northern MI
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soto has never disappointed us.
Super nice, very accommodating for special requests.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner at Sotto for our wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful experience! Katie, our server was great. Our food was outstanding and the ambiance is always our favorite. Thank you for always providing us a special place to dine.

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vipRandom
Miami
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Ambiance is so unique. Food and service are great.

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Jhah
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Came here for a graduation celebration. The food is great—everything is prepared well and our server was knowledgeable and energetic. I gave it 4 stars out of 5 because it is like a cave in there-VERY DARK (almost ridiculously so-people were using the flashlights on their phone just to see the menu) and it was quite loud-it was very difficult to hear people talking who were sitting across the table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful and the food was amazing

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Jennifer1
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always! My husband and I live Sotto. We don’t get there as often as we would like as it is very hard to get a table but when we do go it is a special treat. Sotto never lets us down. The food is always amazing and perfectly cooked. The service is wonderful and the atmosphere is the best in town. Thank you Sotto!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto is always exceptional. The service is outstanding. The best thing? Donuts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dined at Sotto for her birthday and everything was perfect. By far the best dining experience I’ve ever had.

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ChelseaB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto is a Cincinnati staple for a reason. The service is excellent, the atmosphere is romantic and the food is worth every penny.

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GenevaC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for our anniversary and absolutely loved it. The food is stellar and the atmosphere is romantic, rustic, and cool as hell.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! The food was amazing!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food will miss this place when I move

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vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
188 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was very lucky to get a same day reservation at Sotto on a Monday night. (Most likely I tried moments after a late cancellation.) Ever since it opened I have never been able to achieve that victory of a same day reservation - and there is good reason for that: the restaurant is outstanding.
We ordered two appetizers, (the octopus and the "packed in oil" tuna", both of which we can't wait to eat again. We then each had a different excellent pasta, and again we will hard pressed to not order them on our next visit given the other great looking menu items. Our server, Katy, was superb, even to the point of having the kitchen use a different pasta for my partner's pasta dish. The atmosphere is very nicely rustic, with real candles. The noise level is high - the restaurant is full at virtually times - with music that doesn't seem to be necessary. I find Sotto to be fairly priced with an Italian wine list solidly in the under $100 price range. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food.

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vipEvan
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always! Service was outstanding, food was absolutely delicious, and coordinating with our family to surprise us with a gift card at the end of the meal capped off our perfect evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary at Soto! It was perfect for this very special occasion!

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vipMWINDY
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food at Sotto is delicious. The portions are not large, but they leave you feeling satisfied. Service was good, but I felt like they were trying to move us along too quickly (probably to make room for the next reservation). We like to have a slow meal, we asked the waiter to pace our meal, but it felt rushed.

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Bethanne
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great experience with good friends.

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Trudie
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant lives up to all of the hype that it is given! The ambience, service, food and drinks were all amazing! We started off with the bread and olive oil and it was delicious the bread was fresh and soft and the olive oil was so good! We then had the insalta with buffalo mozzerella and proscuitto which was also delicious! We each decided to have the short rib cappellacci which was incredible! The pasta was perfection, the short rib was amazing and so was the white wine sauce and parmesan to finish it off! We finished off our awesome meal with the ricotta donuts which were warm, soft, and sweet, we could not have asked for a better meal and more amazing experience!

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vipAmandaH
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to celebrate! Highly recommend the Bond Girl cocktail and arugula salad with mozzarella and prosciutto. My kids think the cacio e pepe is the best in this city. And save room for the donuts!

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DougB
Cleveland
41 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another winning meal at Sotto. We've enjoyed Sotto multiple times and are always up to try something new with our standby favorites. This time our new dishes included the polenta appetizer and the short rib pasta. Both outstanding, as always. It wouldn't be Sotto without the goat cheese/hazelnut honey bread and of course the ricotta doughnuts. Service, this time led by Noah, was friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. We'll return next time we're in Cincinnati.

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vipMrjackson77
Cincinnati
59 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Love Sotto

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Kristina
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We split the short ribs and tortellini. It was amazing! The atmosphere at Sotto’s can’t be beat. We loved the donut dessert too!

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vipAdowntownfan
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are enjoying an after pandemic vacation so we reserved an airbnb in Cincinnati to enjoy some normalcy after a year of isolation.
Soto came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. The ambiance was amazing .. the food was excellent and out of the ordinary. We highly recommend Soto as a unique, cozy and an out of the ordinary experience. Enjoy ..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

36th Wedding anniversary

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GinaM
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique experience and delicious food!

FAQs

Sotto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 977-6886.

Sotto is rated 4.9 stars by 4883 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.