Perfect service to accompany a stellar meal! Worth the wait to get in.
We had a great experience at Sotto. The service was outstanding. Our waiter was very helpful answering our questions and offering recommendations. Make sure you leave room for dessert. The ricotta donuts are delicious.
We had the best night. Our food was fantastic and the wait staff could not have been better or more helpful. Meg waited on us and when she found out this was a belated Valentine dinner she arranged a special dessert. I can't wait to back.
Tony, our server is outstanding. He had perfect recommendations for drinks, dinner, and desserts. The food is always wonderful, can't wait to come back!
Food was outstanding, as usual. Service was good but pacing of the meal was super slow. Took 2 hours for apps, pasta, and dessert. Had to wait 15 minutes for our reservation as our table was given to a couple ahead of us; I can only assume because the woman had become irate and was yelling at the host/front of house manager an making a scene.
Sotto is one of those restaurants that you could go to every week of your life and not get bored. There are at least thirty excellent restaurants in Cincinnati, but I would say Sotto is in the top five.
Great food and great service. Couldn't have been any better for our 40th wedding anniversary!!
All I can say is amazing!!! My Husband are coming back in June with our Brother and Sister in Law and their coming from Indiana because we couldn’t rave enough about our experience!!! Can’t wait to come back!!
SO amazing. The staff is helpful, the restaurant has a very "underground chic" feel.
It was an amazing night! Anthony was a perfect server! The meal was incredible.
Andrew and Ashley were fantastic servers. The entire experience was amazing for my daughters 16th birthday.
What a fantastic place! My favorite in the city! A must try!
We had the best experience for a special occasion ever. The waiter, manager and dessert chef were all awesome to make the day very special. The food was fabulous as usual
It was everything we had hoped it would be. The waitress made the perfect wine suggestions based on my preference. She was incredibly helpful through the whole evening.
The food was perfect and we will absolutely be going again.
Great restaurant. One if the best Italian restaurants in the world. Sometimes a bit loud but it’s the best!!! Love it!
I'll start off with the food was fantastic. I had the Fusilli with sausage and my wife had the Gnnochi with butternut squash. We also got the Bruschetta with hazelnut cheese and honey spread - amazing. Even the little birthday donut in caramel was top notch. My only issue was the seats were either in booths that don't move - so if your horizontally challenged - suck it up :-) or the tables looked to have really small uncomfortable seats. I'd pay more if they could get some comfy seating.
Special occasion dinner on a recommendation and we weren't disappointed. Great wait staff and food presentation was top shelf
This was our second visit, we had gone a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves again! The food was right on point, the service was excellent, and we had a table tucked away by the wine cellar - it was very romantic. We would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant for a date night or special occasion, everything was just perfect!
The food (and service) was AMAZING and well worth the wait to get reservations! It lived up to my expectations, and the bruschetta with goat cheese and hazelnut honey and ricotta donuts are a MUST HAVE!
Another Cincinnati dining gem. Sotto has a rustic feel to it with plank siding on the walls with masonry accents. The food is a collection of new twists on Italian cuisine. We started with the goat cheese and honey hazelnut bruscheta. The bread was thick hearty bread with a great grainy flavor. The rich spread of goat cheese made a rich indulgent start to our meal. we then had a lovely fresh salad with fresh parmaggiana and prosciutto. Next was polenta served with a soft egg and slice of Lonza. I was completely geeked to see Lonza as it is my favorite Italian Charcuterie I enjoyed in my youth when visiting relatives in eastern Pennsylvania. Lonza is a lean cured mest with a peppercorn coating. it was delicious although was a bit lost with the rich polenta and egg. My main was the brasato and my wife got the branzino. Both were magical. The branzino was served with a thin criaped skin to highlight the delicate flaky fish. My wife is finicky about fish and ate the entire thing skin and all! My brasato melted in my mouth a testament to the long slow cooking in barolo. My only regret is the laxk of a 2nd stomach as I desparately wanted to try their vongole pasta and octopus starter. Next time. My only complaint is the light are really, really low. I am not even 50 yet and dont wear glasses but needed my cell phone to see the menu.
This is one of my favorite restaurants. We had a reservation 2 months in advance for Friday night in the dining room, but easy enough to wait to sit and eat at the bar anytime.
The food is unique, and amazing.
It's romantic with a staff that's worked there many years. You couldn't feel more comfortable or welcome. Highly recommended!
We’ve been here a few times and have always loved it. Great service and food. My wife LOVED her truffle pasta. Bruschetta was great, as was the octopus. I had the quail and it was excellent. No issues with lighting, noise or portions as some other state.
We have been countless times. It’s our absolute favorite and where we spend every special occasion. We even got engaged here! We had the best experience hands down this past time. Our waitress, Meg, was phenomenal. She was friendly, went above and beyond, so personable, and knew the menu inside and out. Her recommendations on food and wine were spot on. The last time we dined here we were disappointed with our service but Meg completely redeemed the experience for us. We will be back soon and always be requesting her!
Just seems like it is not a good value for the quality. Have been here before and the pasta dishes seemed vary basic.
We had an excellent dinner. The food and service were exceptional. I highly recommend the ricotta doughnuts!!
Sotto is delicious and Abby the server is just delightful! Everything was the best as usual. I even tried something different - Brasato Al Barolo short rib - wow was it tasty! Just a pleasure to visit- check it out ASAP!
I have been to Sotto 5 times since they opened. I think their food is great quality and yummy. In the past year I have been gluten free and there are NO gluten free and vegetarian options on the menu. Typically I can find something to my liking wherever I go, but I have not had the luck there. In this day and age with so many specialized diets there needs to be options. I am sure that gets tricky in the restaurant business, but as I stated, I have not had this problem at other fine dining restaurants. If you have no specialized diet I think the pastas and bruschettas sounded amazing.
It was a must go -place by the cincinnatians and we were very satisfied with out experience! The food was great, creative and really tasty. The portions are a little small but that just makes you order a good variety. The dessert is to DIE for! Love the donut balls and tiramisu. Very rich for sure. Apart from the food, this is a good place for cocktails as well. We are bourbon drinkers and the Lions Den was a great choice! We ended our night with the dessert cocktail which was perfect!
Everything was excellent at Sotto!! It’s great for sharing and the staff is very helpful.
Not enough food - limited menu - came for food we had at dinner could not make a dinner item special only had one gluten free option
Dark but quaint. We quickly adapted to the candlelit atmosphere and thoroughly enjoyed the romantic ambience! The food was outstanding! The waitstaff efficient and courteous as well as knowledgeable. But... don't tell anybody.
Love Sotto!! 12 out of 10! We had a fabulous meal and the donuts are AMAZING!
Amazing food, atmosphere, and service as always! Out for a girls night and to see a show The School of Rock.
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Loved the food and the pace of the meal. Our server was excellent - knowledgeable, professional, loved the wine recommendation. Very enjoyable overall.
Have been to Sotto several times and it is hands down my favorite dining experience in Cincinnati. The ambiance is amazing, as is the food. Our server was not quite as attentive this visit as I've experienced in previous visits, but we still had a great dinner. Will be back again I'm sure!
We always come to sotto. We are from Dayton, but we don’t mind the drive; we usually spend the night st the Netherland Hilton and walk to sotto. Love eating there. You never go wrong a little pricey but worth every penny
Great experience, difficult to have a conversation with 6 people because of low light and being loud.
We all loved our lunch.The food was great and desserts were amazing.
The entire experience was fabulous. The staff was knowledgeable and genuine. The service was exceptional. The dinner recommendations were spot on. I’m still thinking of the lamb meatballs and the short rib cappellacci. Each of our meals was a treat and we will definitely be back.
went for anniversary.great pick.server very helpful.food was delish!