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“A little Italy in the South West”
Review of Sotto Sotto

Sotto Sotto
Ranked #3 of 569 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: BOOKING IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. We are closed from 1st-14th August, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter Sunday & from 1st-14th January. Situated just a few steps away from the Roman Baths, our attractive and atmospheric restaurant is located in a charming candle lit historical cellar of natural Bath stone with vaulted ceilings throughout, and resembles the cavernous cellars of an Italian grotto.The main characteristic of our cuisine is its simplicity. We rely on the quality of our ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.We also like to offer traditional Italian dishes with a contemporary twist because we strongly believe in those 'Sapori' (flavours).With our finest ingredients coming from Italy, and all of our fresh vegetables, seafood and meats sourced locally, we are able to ensure high quality dining that will exceed your expectations.
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A little Italy in the South West”
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic atmosphere, excellent value for money and two children made welcome. Would drive 2 hours just to eat here, it really is lovely.

  • Visited May 2012
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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Top notch”
Reviewed 6 May 2012 via mobile

We were a party of six. We had a friendly greeting from Antonio. They took our coats and showed us to a lovely table in vaulted cellars. The food and drinks were excellent and all the staff were very friendly. All in all a thoroughly good dining experience that we shall hope to do on numerous occasions. A must for any visitor or resident of Bath.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“The best Italian I've been to in England”
Reviewed 3 May 2012

My girlfriend and I have been looking for a decent Italian restaurant in Bath for quite some time now and, thanks to the other reviews on this site, we decided we'd try Sotto Sotto for our anniversary.
We had booked a table for 6pm, but arrived half an hour early to shelter from the weather! We expected to have to wait a bit, but we were told that it was absolutely no problem and, after our jackets were taken to the cloakroom, we were shown straight to our table. The restaurant is set in a beautifully renovated stone cellar, and the ambience was just lovely. We took quite a while to choose, as everything on the menu seemed so good, but weren't made to feel rushed. The food came quickly and was all of an excellent quality.
We shared a "Schiacciata all'aglio" as a starter, which was fantastic - the base was cooked perfectly and the flavour was very delicate. The first courses we had were both with sea food - I had "Gamberoni grigliati e fagioli toscani" which came with the nicest prawns I've ever eaten and wonderfully cooked beans, while my girlfriend had "Calamaretti fritti ai sette sapori", which were extremely tender and had an amazing flavour. For seconds, we both had pasta dishes with seafood which were very good too, and to finish we shared a Panna Cotta, which although small, was excellent.
The staff were all very friendly and polite, and we couldn't fault the service or the price. We'll definitely be returning here soon.

  • Visited May 2012
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Coleford, United Kingdom
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“Recommend to anyone visiting bath....”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Great service and great food, enjoyed our visit and will be going back.... Great value too... Need to book in advance... Worth the phone call :)

  • Visited April 2012
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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent romantic venue with delicious food”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Was very impressed with the cellar type rooms and candle lit atmosphere. The service was excellent and the food even better! We are already planning our next trip :)

  • Visited April 2012
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