Sotto

4.9
4435 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4435 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.9
ambience
4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShannonS
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally every single part of our experience is perfection, every single time. There’s not another restaurant in the cinci area that executes on the level they do.

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JWord
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

freshly made food with fresh ingredients. good atmosphere for a nice dinner out with no rush. All the food is amazing including the ricotta doughnuts for dessert! SO good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration and Soto did not disappoint!

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TimW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were awesome. Short Rib Ravioli and Branzino were amazing as usual. Also tried Black truffle pasta. Incredible but only there for a short time. Polenta with egg and goat cheese appetizers were, well, incredible. Top restaurant in Cincinnati!!

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BryanM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ariana was fabulous! Extremely knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Very attentive. The food was extremely good. Nice variety and easy to experience something you will not see on other menu’s in town. We will Definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Food and service were too notch. My favorite restaurant when visiting Cincinnati.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Noah was great!

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vipLindaandBill
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a nice evening at Sotto. The service and the wine were excellent. Our entrees were delicious, but very carb-heavy. I wish that there were more less carb-heavy options.

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Patricia
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Patrick our server was outstanding, knowledgeable and committed to making our experience special. Food is always exceptional. We enjoyed the goat cheese, hazelnut, honey app and the beautiful petite “ravioli” like pasta drenched in butter sauce...mouthwatering.
One negative, the music was too loud for my taste, and the music vocals competed with conversation. Instrumental would have been better.
That won’t deter me from visiting again. 🙂

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Seegs
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle dishes were amazing! Loved the private room. Excellent service!

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vipLeahS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! The food, the service, the whole experience is top notch!

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DominiqueJ
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and fantasic service. Todd was great and reccomended the tuna appetizer, which was so good and so flavorful it made the tartare seem bland. One of the best things on the menu by far and a must if you're dining at Sotto. The truffle pasta as well as the short rib pasta are both to die for. The overall ambiance is very intimate yet lively. Cant wait to return and will be requesting Todd.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We got seated 630 and out 730. It was rushed.

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vipstansbdp
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience as always! Food, service, everything was perfection!

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Natalie
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had dinner at Sotto for my birthday. I go there every year. As always the food was incredible and service was great. If I absolutely love Sotto. You have to get the short rib cappellacci.

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Gretchen
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at sotto far exceeding our expectations. Our waiter, Noah, did a phenomenal job educating us on the courses and was so knowledgeable. I was so disappointed I couldn’t enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner because I’m pregnant. However, Noah surprised us with the cutest onesie. We can’t wait to come back with our little one to enjoy another great date night!

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kyalexg
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is some of the best food I’ve eaten in my life - holy cow. They also were super accommodating for a nut allergy, and they were helpful in breaking down the menu as to what everything was. I dream of this food.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, always romantic. Sotto is the best dining experience in Cincinnati.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Noah was outstanding, food was terrific!

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vipLKB4Foodie
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Odd evening at this restaurant. We had dined approximately six weeks earlier and had a phenomenal evening with service and extraordinarily great dishes.Started with our waitress demanding we order our entire meal at one time. Food was just average, Not sure what happened to the waitress but she did not finish servicing our table.

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and experience, will be back in the future!

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vipSandyB
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance at Sotto is so warm and intimate. I literally felt like I was being hugged by the room. The food and service were just as memorable ... we had an amazing unforgettable experience! Thank you Sotto!

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KristaB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first Sotto experience, and I cannot wait to return! The food was absolutely delectable; the staff friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. And the atmosphere was fun and enjoyable.

Our party of two ordered pasta, which was served first, the gnocchi special and fuselli con ragu, and garlic bread, which our server suggested to sop up any remaining sauces on the pasta plates.

We ordered the quail and seasonal veggies as our main dish, my first experience with quail; it was wonderful, perfectly seasoned.

Lastly, we ordered the ricotta doughnuts to go, which were sent with multiple sauces and powered sugar for dipping.

I will return and soon and as often as possible. This place is amazing!

DB
DavidB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food! Favorite restaurant in Cincinnati!

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MILLIE
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rock music was very loud. For the kind of restaurant should select less energetic music.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto never disappoints, and we always try something new when we visit. Hillary, our server, is top notch and makes fantastic recommendations. We look forward to our next visit!

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best date nights in Cincinnati! Highly recommend!

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michelle
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We loved our experience! Food and service was amazing, so we plan on returning. Our only comment would be to space out the dishes a little bit longer so that we can enjoy the experience more

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vipTraciC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & great service!

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AmyJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal and service was phenomenal! Outstanding.

KJ
vipKJ13
Nashville
25 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner with the friends, perfect spot! Such a cool atmosphere in downtown Cincy. Lauren was an excellent server! The black kale salad and polenta were great to start. The white truffle gnocchi special was amazing!!!! And cant forget the bubbles and wine 🍷🥂 Will definitely return

JC
JulieC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered several options to share for each course including desserts. All excellent. Portions are small though so keep that in mind if you're ordering to share.

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vipRDcarrie
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you enter this restaurant, you know this is a special place. The atmosphere, the food, the wine - it’s all top notch. If you want a place that provides an unforgettable experience, go here!

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KelleyR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and Hilary was a fantastic server

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AndrewF
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal. Drinks, food ,wine and service were all terrific. Party of 5 and had a variety of bread, antipasti, pasta as well as drinks and wine. The tartare got rave reviews. Staff could not have done more to make it a delightful evening

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Rushed service and food was so so given the prices. Overrated.

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Gmore
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sotto is one of our favorite places to eat. The food is always top notch and the service is always impeccable. They remember us, we remember them, and the food pacing and service never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish. Brought a nice scoop of ice cream for daughters birthday

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vipmegspops
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is lovely and the food is just unbeatable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious - like always!

FAQs

Sotto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 977-6886.

Sotto is rated 4.9 stars by 4435 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.