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Sotto Sopra

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405 N Charles St, Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21201-4413 (Mulberry and Franklin St.)
+1 410-625-0534
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11:30 - 14:30
12:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
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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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New York City, New York
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158 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the bartender was very helpful and cheerful to guide us thru the wine list for... More 

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Long Island, NY
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 the music was tinny and we would have preferred no music than this system. Dark... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 tungsten lighting, opulent paintings, and good Scotch selection (including Macallan, and Bunnahabhain). I must say... More 

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Dara B, Public Relations Manager at Sotto Sopra, responded to this review

Grazie for your kind words and generous review. More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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243 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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 hard to achieve and this is one place in downtown Baltimore that you can count... More 

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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 for over 10 years; the food and service have always been excellent.

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Thank Eric V
Dara B, Public Relations Manager at Sotto Sopra, responded to this review

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

San Diego, California
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248 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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 and they do not have valet parking during the week. The menu is pricey pseudo... More 

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Thank pensando42
Riccardo0904, Owner at Sotto Sopra, responded to this review

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 ample parking on the street free after 6 pm ( my staff even told you... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Dara B, Public Relations Manager at Sotto Sopra, responded to this review

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

Maryland
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 there was hardly anyone there so wasn't sure why it took so long. For appetizers,... More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A few evenings ago, we visited Sotto Sopra for dinner before the symphony. This is not a place where one wants to rush for dinner - it's much too nice. The food is always fabulous and needs to be savored. The server assured us at 5:45 that we would be done by 7:30 and we were. My friend and I... More 

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Dara B, Public Relations Manager at Sotto Sopra, responded to this review

Grazie for your kind words and taking the time to write about your positive experience. More 

Reisterstown, Maryland, United States
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you don't crave a chain restaurant, want a genuine Baltimore experience and do crave top quality Italian food, this is a great choice. Sotto Sopra has a very unique and exicitng menu that is not cliche Italian and is not over the top new age or wierd. I have never had an average or mediocre meal here. The food... More 

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Thank Bob793
Dara B, Public Relations Manager at Sotto Sopra, responded to this review

Grazie for the 5 star review - it is most kind of you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
12:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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