Sotto

4.9
5268 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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KRichter
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto never disappoints! Our server Meg was wonderful. We had Aronoff tickets and she knew exactly what needed to happen to get us to the theater on time without us feeling rushed. Drinks were delicious, food was delicious, and wish we had time or room to have dessert. We will definitely be making another date to come back and try other dishes and dessert.

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vipKristinI
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! Server was delightful and helped ensure we made our show ontime. There was a special on truffles that was to die for

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Richard
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. The service was great; Pat (male) was friendly and made us feel welcome - a special thanks to him. My wife and I had the bronzino (sp) fish that was expertly prepared, but it deserved a better presentation on the plate. I could do the same "family" presentation at home. Overall, we enjoyed the evening and the craft cocktails. I had a glass of the house red with dinner; I was surprised and the quality of the wine.

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JaneK
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. I have Celiac disease and was pleasantly surprised to have so many GF options to choose from and very knowledgeable staff. Our meals were excellent, will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Will be back!!!

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Aspeedydiner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto is an amazing dining experience. Their food is of the highest quality and absolutely delicious (great drinks and desserts too)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto made my birthday evening so amazing, food was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mom’s birthday. I love this restaurant, the service is really good and talking about the food, 100% recommend. The best Italian food

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience with great food and excellent service! Will definitely return.

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LauraM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! First time we tried the breaded pork loin. So good.

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vipkWww
Nashville
42 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!!

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PATAP
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good. Service was very good. A little loud for us but the candle light added to the atmosphere. We both feel like we rushed them through the service because we were on our way to see Wicked at the Aronoff. We both want to go back!

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ShannonH
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is top notch. Waitstaff is fantastic, food is fantastic, ambiance fantastic.

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JaneW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and so was our server. Wish I could remember her name- had short blonde hair.

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eg24
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and the food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious & dessert amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent & unique food matched by top notch service!

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vipLeslie
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Sotto and it was my husband’s birthday. We couldn’t have picked a better place to celebrate. The food is just as amazing as we’d heard and we were so full that we had no room for dessert. The server still brought him a candle on a plate so he could blow out a candle and make a wish. I would give ten stars if I could. We’ll be celebrating many important things here from now on and we’re already looking forward to next time.

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TayF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto truly is a dining experience! Very unique. Certainly expensive to dine there on a regular basis, but well worth it for the experience and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around phenomenal

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MeganD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ever always. This has spread all over chowdown and has become a favorite for a reason

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LauraG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lamb was exquisite, I would recommend it 10/10

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Trudie
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love coming to sotto for special occasions! we came to celebrate my girlfriends 23 birthday and the food was delicious as always! we started with the bread and oil which was great as always! my girlfriend ordered a drink from the bar that was delicious! we both ordered short rib capalleci and we ordered the breaded pork loin to share. the short rib pasta is still my favorite food in the world and literally melts in your mouth! the pork loin was fine but not show stopping. we enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant but always feel almost like the servers don’t want you there which is okay, but for such special occasions and the price range the service should be so outstanding. we shared the donuts for dessert and they put a cute candle on the plate! the donuts are so amazing definitely do not skip those! overall a great evening!

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MadisonH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVE Sotto. This is our 4th year making a reservation and eating at Sotto for our anniversary. We ordered the goat cheese hazelnut honey bread, Short Rib Filled Pasta and the Breaded Pork Loin. Each dish was amazing. We can’t wait to come back and celebrate year five.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a Birthday , the food was subpar which was very disappointing . The service was great and the ambiance was excellent. We might try again not sure

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broadwaybabe
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining here. Our waitress was very helpful. Her suggestions for cocktails and our entrees were spot on. We got our food quickly and we had plenty of time to sit and talk and enjoy Gelato for dessert before going to Wicked. Make your reservation well in advance because the place fills up fast!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Perfect date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful time celebrating our engagement here! Food was delicious, and staff was wonderful

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JessicaM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, wine and service were amazing as always! I just really wish they would change the music and lower the volume slightly. The music vibe does not match the ambience of the restaurant. It won't inhibit me from dining there again, but it would make the experience A+++.

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TheresaM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server excellent
Food delicious
Pricey but worth it

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing and delicious!!!! Great people!!! Love, Love,Love!!!!

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MadelineK
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot in Cincinnati hands down.

MB
MeganB
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was amazing as always. Jack was super knowledgeable about the menu and took the time to go over everything for the guests in our party that had not dined there before.

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Stephanie
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - the grilled octopus and cappellacci are must haves! We will definitely be back. Great, romantic atmosphere for a date night too. Awesome cocktails too.

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KathleenR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto never disappoints. It has a great ambiance, although it can be difficult to hear everyone at your table. The food is excellent. Make sure you get the goat cheese bruschetta and the ricotta donuts. Every pasta I have ever tried has been terrific. But the cappellacci with short rib is next level.

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EricA
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I've ever had. Have to get the home made doughnuts.

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austins
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, our server Noah was top notch. Even gave us a history lesson on the building. I had the short rib filled pasta. One of the best I have ever had. 10/10 would recommend.

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nairb
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place to celebrate our anniversary. Food and service was fantastic.

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AllisonB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve never had a bad time here. We go here every year for my birthday and it is always delicious, enjoyable, and a wonderful experience. We look forward to coming here and ordering whatever we want and enjoying a peaceful time with great food and ambiance.

They even gave us a onesie for our February 2022 arrival 💗💗

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vipWineandfood
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional along with the service.

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Sotto is rated 4.9 stars by 5268 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.