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Sotto

4.9
2538 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 977-6886
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef de Cuisine: Danny Combs
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Cross street
Walnut Street
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Parking details
We offer valet parking directly in front of the restaurant beginning at 6pm daily.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 2538 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Wonderful service and authentic Italian food

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We absolutely love Sotto! We have been many times, but never in the summer. Loooved the new Buffalo Mozzarella with squash and zucchini. Cheese plate was quiet a hearty portion and all were fun to try. Pork tenderloin continues to be perfect as are all of the pastas. We will be back!

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

The building caught fire while we were there; they had to evacuate all the guests from the restaurant and the fire brigade had to come to put it out. They handled the evacuation in a very good manner and the menu looked good while we were there. The ambiance was very fancy and authentic, at least until the fire alarm started going off.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Sotto is always the perfect birthday dinner. They were very accommodating to my friend and I who have gluten free and vegetarian needs respectively.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous food, wine, and service. Waiter had helpful recommendations.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

First time I’d been here even though I’d been hearing great things for some time. What took me so long?! I’ll definitely be back. Our waiter advised us to share dishes. My sister and I ordered two appetizers, one salad, one primo, and skipped the last course so we could leave room for dessert. Courses were delivered quickly without rushing us - everything tasted like it was fresh out of the pan. The salami plate was very tasty but the tuna bruschetta was amazing. The arugula and prosciutto salad was good but nothing special, and we had the short rib ravioli - so good. It was exactly enough food for the two of us. Do order the donuts. Made to order and the dipping sauces are fun. Looking forward to my next meal there.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

First time we went for lunch. Excellent choice and very good menu selection!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed our night out! The food was sensational! The service...our waiter was helpful, attentive and patient!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant for those who have gluten allergies. Food and service were excellent. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Everything was great. Food was excellent. Just wished the portion sizes were bigger.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Excellent food and service! One of our favorites in Cincinnati for special occasion!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Great food, service and ambiance. Will return!!!!!

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Consistent with every other time I have been.
It’s got a easy vibe, servers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic and authentic.
Lamb Sausage pasta could have had a bit more sausage!
Thanks

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

We always like going to Sotto. The food is delicious and it is a fun place for a couple of people to go to so that you can share dishes and try more than one thing. Only wish there was a little more light--one votive candle is not enough!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

We were very pleased with our meal and the service. We came in for a business lunch with P&G for 12 people. We had the private room which was perfect for our group. We had several people that were planning on order the Gnocchi which had not been removed from your online menu. Michael took care of it so graciously and brought out some additional appetizers for us. Thank you very much! We will definitely recommend Sotto and be back.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Sotto was amazing will be going back for dinner!! Waiter knew the menu well

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Wonderful and delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went here on Mother’s Day. We got seated right away. Service was phenomenal.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Good food, service was amazing, server had great recommendations. We will be back

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This is exactly the restaurant I was looking for. I'm from europe and love a great atmosphere, very good service and delicious food. I 100% go back.
Try the wine you will not regret it.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We chose this restaurant to celebrate a Law School graduation. We had a party of 10. The service was excellent, and the food outstanding. We had several courses and each was a home run. I strongly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion, and large party, however it would be great too for a couple.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Had heard such wonderful things and we were disappointed. Also there was no special attention due to the birthday being celebrated. Not sure the value was worth it

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Restaurant is too dark, too loud and not enough menu entree choices. Food was very good.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The food is fabulous! The staff is so pleasant. Great lunch spot because it is not as busy or noisy as dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Enjoyed lunch at Sotto this week. Been here many times for dinner and it’s always wonderful. Lunch was amazing as well. The wait staff is so knowledgeable about the food and menu. It’s easy to see they take knowing their craft very seriously!! Saw the article in OUT magazine as well. Great stuff!!!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Sotto is always beyond gracious to our tilr team. It's our #1 choice to team events and business dining in Cincinnati.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Have been to Sotto but wanted to bring my wife to celebrate her birthday. Food is fantastic, mood is just right, but the energy in the room makes it pretty loud if you are looking for a more intimate setting.

We loved the food- we shared a total of 7 dishes- which were all delicious! My favorite dish is the beef short rib cappellacci, so good!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Always reccomended fir any occasion

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

As always, Sotto does not disappoint. It’s tradition for my fiancé and I to eat her for her birthday year after year. We are always excited and looking forward to it. The food is incredible, the service is excellent, great wine selection. This really is the best restaurant in the city, better yet, the whole state. You cannot beat it, especially if you are looking to celebrate a special occasion. Can’t say enough about this place, it really is everything you could want in a restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Celebrating our anniversary! Great restaurant, we highly recommend it

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We never miss an opportunity to go to SOTO. always an excellent meal and service.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I was very impressed with food. One thing I did not like, they asked what we were celebrating I told them My sixtieth birthday and 25 years of marriage nothing was done differently so why ask if you aren’t going to awknowledge it. A bit disappointing and will also share that portion of negative with the good.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Sotto is Amazing! This is my third time going and I love it! I try something new each time and am always satisfied.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

This place never disappoints me. Lunch was great and complimentary donut for dessert was a bonus. My go to place for pasta.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Anthony is awesome!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

After just moving to downtown Cincinnati from another state, we have been sampling various restaurants. My husbands coworkers had recommended Soto's, however, we never meal plan to far in advance and you definitely need a reservation. I did make one for his birthday and he loved it!! We were so impressed with the service and value. The food was absolutely delicious and we could not get over how affordable the prices were. Our waiter even brought his dessert out with a candle in it...I mentioned his birthday online while booking. The hostess personally wished him a happy birthday, by name no less, on our way out. Definitely worth the preplanning and will be back over and over again! I wish I could remember our waiter's name because he deserves a shout out. To the waiter who served Mark (party of 3) on his birthday.thank you for the taking such good care of us!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

The food was great, as always, and they had a nice selection of wines. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Another awesome experience at Sotto! From the service to the food, everything exceeded our expectations. We celebrated a birthday and it was a very special night!

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