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About Sotto Sopra
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 true contemporary Italian cuisine adapting farm to table. 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, $20.
Sotto Sopra invites you to dine for lunch, Monday through Saturdays and dinner every evening. Eat.Drink.Sleep.Dream--Italian
Baltimore, MD 21201
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am – 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00 - 9:00pm Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm
Mulberry and Franklin St.
$31 to $50
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Opera Night: Once a month on a Sunday evening, Sotto Sopra offers a multi-course pre-fixe menu along with live opera performances. Check our website for each month's menu.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Live Opera Nights with a multi course dinner.
Credit card secured reservations required at 410-625-0534 (credit cards will be charged for cancellations 48 hours or less).
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The ambiance of Sotto Sopra's 19th century building in Baltimore's cultural district is the perfect partner with our contemporary Italian cuisine in creating special memories. Whether a rehearsal dinner,small wedding reception, family celebration or corporate events Sotto Sopra makes you the star.
Sotto Sopra Ratings and Reviews
This was the third trip my girlfriend and I have taken to this establishment in the past year and Sotto Sopra and their staff have proven themselves relentless in their ability to wow. As an Italian American, I often find myself to be critical, perhaps overly so, when enjoying Italian cuisine away from the home. Here there is no room for criticism. From the warm octopus salad to the generous spaghetti Neri alla chitarra everything is amazing. Our server Christian was warm and welcoming and was very knowledgeable and helpful with the menu. I do not usually write reviews but our experience, I felt, warranted the exception. We will be back!
We went to Sotto Sopra celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. I mentioned that when I made the Open Table reservation. The restaurant had a nice corner table for us and two glasses of prosecco. A very nice touch. Derek, our server, was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was, as expected, top notch and the portions generous. The calamari appetizer may have been the best calamari I have ever had. It could not have been more tender. Pistachio creme brule was the perfect finishing touch. Go. Eat. Enjoy!
Service wasn't fantastic, although they did try. We waited by the entrance for a bit, as our hostess cleaned up our table. I thought it was interesting that all the waiters/waitresses were in formal attire, but the hostess wasn't (jeans and black sneakers). We only saw our waitress twice, who took our drink and food others those times.
Aside from the fair service, the food was delicious and fantastic. We were surprised to find restaurant week was extended and we had a great three course meal!
We went for restaurant week. He had the fettuccine bolognese and I had the ossobucco which cost an extra 10$ but was worth it. Food was excellent. The waiter forgot to offer coffee w dessert but the restaurant was very busy and he was excellent on everything else. Their service is a well oiled machine. Quickly seated, w a reservation, given a choice of where to sit. Music and lighting were mood appropriate. Bread was warmed before arriving at the table. Personally, Foccacia is not my ideal bread for the table because of its aftertaste. But there's no better spot than sotto sopra.
Fabulous RW meal with hubby and good friend. They were helpful in accommodating my friend with multiple food sensitivities. All choices were excellent. Salmon, ravioli dishes perfect mix of creative flavors and amounts just right. Special red blend wine selection priced for RW was yummy. Service efficient and pleasant. No complaints at all. One little hiccup was that I listed during reservation that it was birthday celebration and that was acknowledged in the phone confirmation. I didn't bother to mention upon arrival as it was noted on phone, but then they didn't toss a candle on the dessert. Oh well. No biggie. Will definitely return!
Soto Sopra was, in short, a terrific dining experience! I hadn't been to this restaurant in years and it was outstanding. The squash soup was flavorful and pleasing with just the right consistency. Our waiter recommended the spaghetti dish and it was incredibly good. My friend had fried polenta and labeled it the best she had ever tasted.
It was a wonderful experience with a very knowledgeable waiter who could not have been more helpful and nice!
Kudos to this restaurant!
Sotto Sopra was amazing. The food and service were exceptional. I surprised my girlfriend with a date night and she loved every moment of it, as did I. I thoroughly enjoyed the authentic and elegant atmosphere. If I could give them more stars I would. Thanks again for a night to remember! We most certainly will dine here again.
Riccardo you did it again – you delivered the #1 Best Menu. Unlike the other participating restaurants, you pull out all the stops and offer your guests so much more. We enjoyed a bottle of your special wine offering of Pinot Grigio reasonably priced at $35.00. Our friends were thrilled with their Tito Vodka Martinis. We started off with three Insalata Caprese with Mozzarella di Bufala Campana (Maria’s heirloom tomatoes, burrata, olive oil & basil) – received to rave reviews. I had to be different and ordered the Flat Bread of the day which was 2 nice servings of flat bread topped with mozzarella, arugula, and olive oil with prosciutto; so yummy. Our friends thought the Fettucini Alla Bolognese (homemade fettucini topped with a three-meat Bolognese) and the Pan Seared Cod (chili ancho aioli with fried green tomatoes and salsa verde) were scrumptious. My husband savored the Pan-seared Atlantic King Salmon (honey lavender salmon accompanied with sautéed broccolini and lobster gremolada mashed potato). I went for the splurge and had the Pork Osso Bucco – my favorite – served with truffled wild mushroom risotto and gremolata. This dish was so worth the $10.00 up charge. The finish was delicious – we had the Lemon Sorbet, Blueberry Gelato, Warm Apple Strudel and the Pistachio Cream Brulee. My advice to others is to make your reservation now for Sotto Sopra and enjoy the creative and delicious offerings. They have already extended Restaurant Week until August 13th. Thank you for a lovely dining experience!
I was visiting from Los Angeles. This is a very romantic, classy restaurant. Good for dates. The food was really good. The server and receptionists were super nice and helpful. Didn't have to wait much for our reserved table.
Wish they have more bathrooms.
Parking is super easy with valet. But it would be better if they also have self parking.
In short, I would highly recommend this restaurant! Would come back if I come back to visit Baltimore again.
The pork occobuca was very good. My wife's mediam rare duck breast came out well done. My son's NY Strip steak was about 1/2 inch thick. There wasn't much meat or cheese on the grand tastings. I didn't mind the price, even the corkage fee, they just didn't deliver.
Quiet as would be expected for a Tuesday, with locals all around. Food and specialty cocktails are excellent as was service. No other tastes like Sotto Sopra outside of northern Italy!! Certainly the best pasta and unique even compared to NYC! Love this place!!
This was our first visit to this Baltimore dining icon. We'd reserved in the past, but always had to cancel. I'm pleased that we could make it this time. We dined before a show at the nearby Lyric Opera House. The ambiance is very nice: dim lighting and classic standards (e.g., Sinatra, Ella) played throughout, so the mood was right. We brought our own delicious Barolo. They charge a stiff corkage fee ($35), but they only keep their "reserve section" of in-house wines in the cellar. These wines are fairly expensive, so the BYOB + corkage was right for us. We shared the warm octopus salad to start (very good). For entrees my wife got the fettuccine with ossobucco ragu. She loved it! I tasted it too; would probably get it next time. I enjoyed the veal saltimbocca, which is one of the dishes I like to try at a new (i.e., for us) Italian restaurant. It was served with mashed potatoes and sauteed broccolini. Service was knowledgeable and attentive. Overall, it was great pre-theatre dining experience. My wife said that she'd rather go for a Saturday night w/o theatre next time, so we could linger longer, have dessert, after-dinner drinks, etc. I'm in.
Absolutely first rate! Being from NY, I've experienced excellent Italian food, but this ranks in my top ten. Although I had ravioli, my colleagues had salmon and raved about it. Great service and ambience. Pricey, but not over-priced. Highly recommended if you are visiting the Baltimore area.
Have been coming here for years, but this was perhaps the best meal yet we've had here, ever. Polenta fries are tasty, but the main courses were out of this world, along with the desert. Wines by the glass are serious fare, too. And don't forget the Donnafugata desert wine, amazing! Excellent service. A Baltimore institution.
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