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114 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3202
+1 513-977-6886
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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114 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3202
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a business dinner in the room in the basement. Our server selected a wonderful assortment of items to try and presented each item in an interesting way. The service and food were fabulous!

Thank AliOhi0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Sotto. The fun atmosphere is a grotto feel The kitchen view is fun and the place is always bustling with people laughing and enjoying food & beverage. I’ve never had anything that isn’t delicious there. It’s always constant with great food and service.

Thank Sarahjn77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really cool vibe below ground. Very romantic atmosphere. The menu was very limited and for me personally there was nothing I would make a special trip for. I have been there both for lunch and for dinner. Somewhat pricey for portion size. Worth a visit...More

Thank Juleta23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While a bit 'hidden' due to the placement in the cellar/basement, you want to experience the food and ambiance of Sotto. As you begin the short journey down the steps, you immediately start to feel that you are entering a new world. The staff awaits...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here multiple times. The menu changes and doesn’t get boring. The fresh pastas are terrific. The truffles brought us back to Rome. A bit noisy — it’s a dark basement atmosphere with exposed beams, brick etc. Authentic Italian.

Thank Jabrd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time at Sotto. A few of our friends had spoken very highly of it. We loved the atmosphere and the food. We were lucky to get our own table, but it did appear that there were some communal seating spaces. I would recommend planning...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here in July on business and what a real treat it was. Not cheap at all, but the quality of the food and the service make it real value for money. We let the Waiter choose our dishes, and every single dish was amazing....More

Thank Steven F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our dinner at Sotto. We were a group of 7 in a private room, which was a great idea when traveling with an elderly parent who has trouble hearing in a busy dining room. Everything we ordered was delicious (short rib ravioli,...More

Thank frugalm0m
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Sotto is outstanding. The menu changes regularly, but some of the standard dishes endure. To be clear, this place is different than any other dining experience in Cincinnati. The portions are not huge, and the menu is meant to be shared. The best way to...More

1  Thank Popovova
Reviewed 6 September 2018

I have been to Soto 8 or 9 times. The reviews are off the charts great. My experience, however, has been - every time - that it is dark and extremely noisy and uncomfortable. In every case, I could not carry on a conversation with...More

2  Thank Musix40
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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.
19 January 2017|
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Response from Janet P | Reviewed this property |
I am unaware of valet parking for this establishment. We pain at Fountain Square, which is just a block away, and only slightly less. Seems like valet would be worth it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3202
    (Walnut Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-977-6886
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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.
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