Sotto

4.9
3301 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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MM
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, wonderful service, very customer oriented. Thoroughly enjoyed lunch!

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AR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious! Our server was excellent. She was very knowledgeable about every item and gave a great recommendation for the wine. The lighting was romantic and decor was very cool. Will definitely be back!!

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OT
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing, delicious and beautiful! Great service and even better food!

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JO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for fiance's birthday. Our waitress was wonderful drinks and food served quickly. Love the underground setup. Definitely coming back next birthday

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GB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food, atmosphere...amazing. Definitely a must place to dine in Cincinatti.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High School graduation

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MH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I heard such good things but was disappointed. Service unusually slow. Food was mediocre. Pasta dish while tasty was overwhelmed in butter. Bruschetta not as tasty as I'd hoped.

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t
Cincinnati
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a Cincinnati gem and we consider it THE best place in town. We have never been disappointed in the food or the wait staff who helped us have a wonderful evening. This is not your usual menu, but dishes that are inspired and introduce you to a totally unique dining experience. We already have our next visit booked!

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S
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined 4 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 5 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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Loved the family style eating

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AS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Pork with tonnato and fried capers was so delicious as were the pasta dishes

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SL
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 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 5 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
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience at Sotto!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the city.

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OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
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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BP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome... place love it...

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SS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
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 on May 14, 2019
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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