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Central Business District
2.4 km from Cincinnati Museum Center
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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.
$20 - $50
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Italian, European, Tuscan, Central-Italian
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 13 September 2021

So pleased to share our experience with Soto! While the tortellini con formaggi took our tastebuds to Bologna and the cappellacci to Ferrara, the linguine alle vongole placed our heart on the Amalfi Coast!!! A big thank you to Lauren and the Soto Staff for...a memorable 41st wedding anniversary!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 9 September 2021 via mobile

Made a reservation at Sotto & was blown away by the experience. This was the first time out on a date for my wife & me in a long time. The entire staff was very accommodating & even remembered me mentioning the fact that we...were expecting (I mentioned this casually over the phone and they made a note of it!). Their attention to detail during the entire dinner was superb. You could tell the restaurant was very busy but each table was taken care of promptly. They even gifted our baby a onesie. Food was delicious! We will definitely be back again!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 12 August 2021

Wonderful experience at this restaurant on two occasions. Meat and cheese plate appetizer was fantastic with bread and honey! I had a special of angel hair pasta with truffle and it was outstanding. I love when I find something I haven't had or not prepared...in any way that I have had it and it is great. This place is loaded with dishes like that for me.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 16 June 2021

Took my son to Sotto because we love good food. Server did not show much enthusiasm with our table. No follow up once we got our food. Took way too long to clear our plate after we were done. Most of the evening was waiting...for our server to show up. Also, we were at the table closest to the kitchen and every single server had to scream "corner" when they went past our table. I have heard great things about Sotto but unfortunately my experience was not so pleasant.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 8 May 2021

This may be one of the best restaurants in the city. I've never had a bad meal. The only downside is there menu has not had many updates as you might expect, but they pull it off. The steak for two is as good as...any of the steak houses in the city. The lamb chops are also very good.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 3 May 2021 via mobile

I was super impressed with this place. Excellent vibe , cellar brick walls, hopping service and top notch food. Would go again

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 19 March 2021

This is high end place in Cincinnati, I actually really like the food here. More affordable than other high end places - still quite pricey though and with small portions, but a great fine dining option.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 8 February 2021

Wonderfully romantic atmosphere in this underground restaurant. Low lit and creatively designed ambience. Be prepared to spend money for some well prepared dishes. I enjoyed this evening with a small group of lady friends. They have wonderful cocktails and a very extensive wine list. From...the pane menu, we enjoyed the goat cheese, hazelnut honey, and grilled bread. From the antipasti I enjoyed the insalata di rucola - arugula, mozzarella di bufala, prosciutto. From the primi menu I highly savored the tajarin con tartufo - black truffle, parmigiano....WOW! We finished off our evening from the incredible ricotta doughnuts. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable, although a bit pretentious. I will absolutely be returning to this restaurant!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 23 January 2021 via mobile

From the moment you walk in, you will be impressed with this place. We had reservations at 7 and it was a flawless process. The ambiance is spectacular. The pasta was absolutely amazing and so fresh. The Doughnuts will be the best thing you ever...put in your mouth. Well done Sotto!!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 4 November 2020 via mobile

Thanks to Patrick for taking such great care of us tonight. The wine trio was an added bonus to our amazing dinner of lamb chops, salads, branzino, black truffle pasta, cacio e pepe, cavatelli, wonderful side dishes and desserts!! Also, they did a great job...with social distancing.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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12 December 2018|
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Response from SANCarolyn | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Only one size. Sorry. But it’s delicious! Great to take home leftovers.
14 October 2018|
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Response from George B | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't say so. My wife and I wore nice casual clothes, and that was fine. Some people were wearing business dress, because we were there on a weekday.
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Sotto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5