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Sotto Sopra

Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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405 N Charles St, Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21201-4413 (Mulberry and Franklin St.)
+1 410-625-0534
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 12:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having traveled extensively in Italy, I know enough to know that what passes for "Italian" cuisine in this country, ain't! Sotto Sopra IS, and wonderful Italian at that. I dine here at least a dozen times each year, and it never disappoints. Lovely atmosphere, and the owner is almost always on hand, making sure everything is fabulous. One can make... More 

Thank picc47
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went with another couple for dinner. The menu is very extensive with lots of options. We all had different dishes from fish to pasta. All four of us were thrilled with our meals and were are all foodies. Wine list was excellent and so were the deserts. Decor is really nice. Oh service was spectacular to... More 

Thank DaveThornbury
Baltimore, Maryland
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708 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, Riccardo and his team hit the mother lode last night! They presented us with a Presidential Election Party, 50% Off All Drinks and a $35.00 Three Course Dinner. On top of that, every Wednesday, they have LIVE JAZZ from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. What an incredibly fun time we had! Derrick, our server, was on top of his... More 

Thank Maggi713
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to Sotto Sopra this year. The first time I went I loved it. This time, however, I didn't like it as much. My first visit I had the octopus salad and the squid ink pasta. Both were wonderful. This time we split the Buffalo Caprese, prosciutto, and fig appetizer. The cheese and prosciutto were delicious.... More 

Thank Skidad2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the nicest restaurants in Baltimore City, hands down. Situated in Mount Vernon, there are a good number of parking options near the restaurant and also valet parking for like $8. Inside is dark, but inviting as the tables are all candle lit. And boy, the food is amazing. The seafood cioppino is full of... More 

Thank s17young
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I went there and tried the dinner menu on the restaurant week. First I was very well welcomed by the employees there. The waiter who served me was friendly and polite! The place seemed to be clean and so tradicional, it was quite dark, but this gave a special scenario. The menu had many choices, but the workers let me... More 

Thank Jacqueline K
Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The pasta is made on site and has some unique additives like squid ink. The special are wonderful. I had butternut squash risotto with scallops. It was amazing!!! The tiramisu was equally wonderful. Great atmosphere.

Thank Michelle A
Orange, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Stopped here on a business trip for lunch. $20 deal for a nice well prepared salad and a dish of some of the best homemade pasta I have had in years at a restaurant. Perfectly cooked and sauced. The restaurant itself is lovely and I would love to return for dinner.

Thank WilliamJack0214
daracooks, Public Relations Manager at Sotto Sopra, responded to this review

Grazie mille for taking the time to post your experience at Sotto Sopra. We most appreciate your kind words. We hope to see you once again. More 

Shalimar, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Two business associates & I were in town for one night to catch early flights out. Found this gem of a restaurant well reviewed in Trip Advisor. I called to make a reservation for 7:45pm on a Thursday night. We parked in a parking garage around the corner & Sotto Sopra was a very short walk. This place did not... More 

Thank BoomerDoodle
Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We last went here in about 1995 or 1996. It's amazing that an independent restaurant has lasted that long, but it really goes to how wonderful the place is. We have just forgotten about it over the years and recently went again. I made reservations and when they asked if it was a special occasion, I was frank and said,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 40
Italian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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Randallstown, Maryland
Shillington, Pennsylvania
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?