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Sotto Sopra

) #29 of 1,671 Restaurants in Baltimore ₹₹₹₹ Italian, , Vegetarian Friendly
405 N Charles St, Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21201-4413
+1 410-625-0534
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (44 reviews)
“osso bucco” (21 reviews)
“salsiccia” (8 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
405 N Charles St, Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21201-4413
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Reviews (373)
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1 - 10 of 373 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Sotto Sopra has long-been one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Baltimore, and a recent trip reconfirmed that the restaurant continues to serve-up some of the best Italian food in the city in a cozy, casual atmosphere. Although not located in Baltimore's Little Italy, the...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrive early for our reservation and were greeted by the hostess with a smile and seated right away. From there the wait staff continued the friendly service and the food did not disappoint. Definitely recommend this location if you're in the area.

Thank ashamme
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We dined here as a family on Easter weekend. Walking distance from our hotel so it got the approval of the family. The hostess on Saturday evening was very pleasant and accommodated our table request after a short wait at the bar. No problem as...More

Thank MarkS41
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Bustling, noisy when busy. Fabulous veal saltimboca! Gelato fine. Smallish wine pours. Bread basket disappointing. Hard breadsticks and a few small slices of a chewy bread. Service staff working hard. Dined in rear of restaurant, expecting a lower noise level. Unfortunately, the sound system for...More

Thank Dancing2013
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The ambience, service, food everything was up to par. The food was comparable in quality to 6 course meals that are served in small portions and many michelin starred restaurants in New York, however at Sotto Sopra, the portions are also larger. Pleasant flame and...More

Thank The-Ephemeral
Dara B, Public Relations Manager at Sotto Sopra, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Grazie for your kind words and generous review.

Reviewed 18 April 2017

I have been here many times. A few times it has been a miss but on this visit it really was a home run. This is consistently a fine dining experience from the food through the service. I think night after night consistency is very...More

Thank Loki_and_Odin
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Brought friends who had never been to Sotto Sopra. They said it was one of the best dinners they've had in a long time. Recommend selecting items from the specials list, although you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. We've been coming here...More

Thank Eric V
Dara B, Public Relations Manager at Sotto Sopra, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Grazie for such a glowing review. We appreciate the time you took to write about your wonderful experience.

Reviewed 31 March 2017

I returned to this restaurant on the encouragement of friends having not dined here in a number of years. The bar service was efficient and drinks were amply poured. No management was present so basically the waiters were running the restaurant. Parking is extremely difficult...More

Thank pensando42
Riccardo0904, Owner at Sotto Sopra, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

This is the owner Riccardo. I'm sorry about your experience ... but clearly you have issues beyond anything we can do or could have done for you! First. Parking is very easy and the reason we didn't have valet it was simply because there was...More

Reviewed 16 March 2017

Food is excellent. On the street and valet parking. Fine Italian dining worth going downtown for. They have Opera night 2 times a month that is fun and worth the extra money.

1  Thank Knuckles1225
Dara B, Public Relations Manager at Sotto Sopra, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Grazie for your kind words and taking the time to write about your positive experience at Sotto Sopra.

Reviewed 6 March 2017

We had tickets to a show at Royal Farm Arena so I was excited to find a nice restaurant nearby. When we arrived, it took a good 5 minutes for us to be seated so we just kind of stood there. It was 5pm and...More

Thank Travelinsnorkel
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
José A
Do you allow customers to bring their own wine? What's the corkage fee?
28 May 2016|
Response from Maggi713 | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not think so ,,,,,call the restaurant!
Dario V
Good evening;do you take reservations? We were thinking on the 18 th of may 2016 about 9:30. Thank you
2 May 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Go with open table, so easy
Don D
Are you still offering valet park during dinner?
1 September 2015|
Response from Riccardo0904 | Property representative |
7 days a week however always better call the day you coming in case something happens. We call it off during really slow times when there is plenty parking on the street . It rarely happens but a couple times a year it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
12:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 N Charles St, Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21201-4413
    (Mulberry and Franklin St.)
  • Public Transportation: Downtown Trolley - Free Circulator
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 410-625-0534
  • E-mail
Sotto Sopra is an Italian restaurant housed in a beautiful 19th century building just blocks north of Baltimore’s Harborplace on Charles Street. Sotto Sopra specializes in contemporary Italian cuisine adapting farm-to-table and incorporating regional specialties. We buy local whenever it is possible. The perfect risotto, handmade pastas, roasted meats, local seafood, and regional produce are here for your total enjoyment. Join us for our Power Lunch, featuring what's freshest and best in Italian cuisine. Two courses from our full lunch menu, $18. Sotto Sopra invites you to dine for lunch; Monday through Saturdays and dinner every evening. Eat.Drink.Sleep.Dream--Italian. Check out our monthly Opera Nights with live performances and multi-course dinner.
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