Sotto

4.9
3292 reviews
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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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Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth every penny and worth the wait (made RSVP 3 months in advance) the variety and the originality of all the dishes are amazing. Megan was a great server, not overbearing but very attentive. She helped make it a perfect dinner!

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D
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is now our favorite restaurant in Cincy. My so. Just graduated from UC. So, we will recommend Sotto to all our Northeast Ohio families who go to Cincy.

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G
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Loved the family style eating

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SL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian our server was awesome! We all enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The service was incredible though which made the meal even better

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SI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Pricier than expected. Costs $4 for 4 pieces of bread. Glass of wine cost $13 for wine that I can buy for $14/bottle. Morel pasta dish was good but barely any morels. Panna cotta needed more cherry sauce. Service was perfect.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the city.

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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience at Sotto!

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OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At first the menu was a little intimidating but our server was awesome and recommended a few favorites. Everything we tried was exceptional!

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OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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BP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome... place love it...

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SS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service. Perfect place to take visiting clients or friends.

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JT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service we amazing! We can’t wait to go back again!

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OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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AB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was absolutely delicious, and we loved everything we ordered! the goat cheese, hazelnut, and honey is an absolute MUST.

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U
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always another awesome dinner experience at Sotto. Hands down best restaurant in Cincinnati.

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RS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was tremendous. Great place for a romantic dinner, night out with friends or business meetings. Service was impeccable and mixed drinks were done perfectly with a good pour. Prosciutto di Parma appetizer melted in your mouth. Side dish of cauliflower came out cold and rubbery without much flavor. Ordered two pasta dishes in which the pasta itself was definitely homemade and cooked perfectly al dente but both were very salty. Still, I would come back for the atmosphere and a second try of the pasta.

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A
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waiter Brian was wonderful and very knowledgeable. Food was excellent as always. I do not care for the dim lighting. It is very hard to see and seems dreary.

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GB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was as good as my first visit (which is the reason I went back this time). Service was accommodating and friendly.
The decor is simultaneously modern and rustic. The lighting is romantic.
Enough talking - find yourself a partner and have dinnner on a Saturday evening at Sotto. Go. Now. Do it.

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FT
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere! Loved they had a special seasonal dish with morel mushrooms - it was excellent.

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AR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sotto is one of our favorite restaurants in Cincy! It never disappoints and this time was extra special. We brought our daughters to celebrate their birthdays, ages 12 and 9, and they loved the fresh pasta, the atmosphere and especially the donuts! The highlight was watching pasta being made through the window of the pasta room and the girls were asked to be helpers! He let them put pasta dough through the machines, and they got to bag it and take it home. They said it was “the best night ever”! Thank you Sotto!

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RN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent overall! We loved everything from the goat cheese honey appetizer to the kale salad and entrees! But always the best are the donuts with sauces for dessert.

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AK
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner before play at Aranoff. The inside lighting was too low in our spot. Difficult to see the menu and most of spaces around us.

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L
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really great food and environment but staff was a little pushy to buy more food.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent. Everything we had was phenomenal. Some of the best food I’ve had.

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JA
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious and can’t wait to go back! No to mention the underground stone restaurant is beautiful on the inside.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner, service was great, the food was simply done properly and with great finesse. You must try the donuts for dessert!!

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OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! Second time eating here did not disappoint.

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K
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a Birthday lunch with my Mom and my sisters and Sotto made it an event. The food was delicious and the service attentive but comfortable. We've already made reservations to to back for dinner. My only suggestion would be to offer a special to expand the offerings for those of us who do not eat much pasta.

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FO
Cincinnati
207 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic restaurant! The food is wonderful, authentic and delicious. Would recommend to friends and definitely return! A Cincinnati gem!

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BP
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good service and great food. A little noisy but that doesn’t negate the experience

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d
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always, thanks. Our son Jake worked here during his college journey at UC. We have loved coming here ever since, actually my wife's favorite place to go. Such a cool atmosphere down there, and great food...definitely a must for anyone coming to Cincinnati

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PN
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food! Bruschetta starter and Capalacci is my favorite!

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KC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Sotto to celebrate our 2 year anniversary. We had been in past and wanted to return because our past experience felt special. Our server Ryan was excellent he recognized our anniversary and gave us detailed recommendations. The food and drinks were delicious and we enjoyed the ambiance. We will definitely return!

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S
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible, well worth the price. The staff was so helpful and very attentive and friendly. The ambiance of the whole place was really neat as well, all around well worth it .

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K
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Our server, Abby, was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Sotto goes to great lengths to accommodate gluten allergies as well.

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DH
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was searching reviews of restaurants in the Cincy area and stumbled across Sotto and decided to try it. The food was so amazing that we make it a point to go back every time we are in the area.
My recommendation is to make reservations as it is pretty popular and fills up quickly.

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H
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eric poured a beautiful Rose' and our server was very good! She was on top of everything and personable and fun, though I cannot remmember her name, we talked about stand up, she had recently tried and she had us at table 10, just so the restaurant knows who she was.... love Sotto!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Our server was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere and food!

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