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
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 Restaurant, Patio/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 my first time here. I was with ...
This was my first time here. I was with a party of 5 and all our food was excellent. We had veal, squid ink pasta, duck, and spinach lasagna. The waiter was fantastic as was the wine. I ordered a Tiramisu for desert--it was great, but I had already had so much to eat, I couldn't finish it.
In my opinion, it's the best restaurant ...
In my opinion, it's the best restaurant in Baltimore! Authentic Italian/ Sicilian cuisine. Delicious food, friendly staff, beautiful ambience. What more could you ask for??? I will go here with my wife as much as possible, for as long as the restaurant is open!
We have been wanting to go there for a l ...
We have been wanting to go there for a long time and we were happy to get a spontaneous reservation through open table. The menu was just what I hoped for and the wine pairings were very good.
There are a number of very fine restaura ...
There are a number of very fine restaurants in the Baltimore Inner Harbor/downtown area but Sotto Sopra is far and away our favorite. I travel quite a bit on business out of state, but I rarely have found food as tasty and thoughtfully prepared as I find here. All the fine restaurant descriptions fit: great appetizers and entrees, soups to die for, attentive but not pretentious service, and a fine wine list. In fact, since the Magnolia Grill closed down in Durham NC, I have to say that Sotto Sopra is my favorite restaurant in the country. My wife and I dine with friends there about 6-8 times a year. Although not inexpensive, I have paid a lot more for meals that cannot match what I find at Sotto Sopra.
Attention to detail and creativity in ev ...
Attention to detail and creativity in every appetizer and entree made this a very special evening. Could not have imagined any better service.
Excellent fish dishes - great ambiance.
The special was a risotto with more seafood variety than I can recall, and the regular menu included a similar potpourri of seafood. Both were well enjoyed by the guests at my table. Cocktails were excellently prepared, and the service was attentive without hovering. I left something at the restaurant, and got a prompt call (thanks open table for giving them access to my number through reservation) and I was able to retrieve it without incident.
Exceptional Dining Experience
We were warmly greeted by the owner, Ricardo, and his hostess. Authentic Italian food prepared with perfection and delicious; served in a cozy quiet atmosphere and our waitress was knowledgeable, friendly, attentive but not bothersome. We highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.
The snail ragu is always good as was the caesar salad. Both pasta second courses were enjoyed. This is a favorite lunch stop in mid town Baltimore. The rosemary bread/bread sticks with oil are always great. The server was particularly friendly and helpful.
Christa is fabulous
We walked away from Sotta Sopra for a couple of years. But now the Christa is bartending there - fabulous.
Sotta Sopra Never Disappoints
My wife and I have been going to Sotta Sopra for 8 years now and have never been disappointed. The service is consistently top notch and they food has never been anything short of excellent. We love the 642 Tuscan wine and ANY pasta on the menu.
This restaurant was amazing! The food wa ...
This restaurant was amazing! The food was so fresh and authentic! Our waiter Cameron was so knowledgable and enthusiastic! He was awesome! We were in town for the Preakness from philly! Our hotel, The Monaco recommended the restaurant. It was a great choice!
Have been here a few times and it has yet to disappoint. My new favorite restaurant
The food was fantastic and the service w ...
The food was fantastic and the service was amazing. I took friends who had not been and they can't wait to go back and take others.
After 20 years, better and better
We became diners at Sotto Sopra from the time it opened until last week. The food is always superb, and the service exceptional. There is reliable valet parking , essential in a very busy area. We have had groups come with us, and our guests are always delighted. I can't recommend Sotto Sopra strongly enough. To us it's among the very best restaurants anywhere in the world.
Hands down my favorite restaurant in Baltimore. The pork ossobuco is not to be missed.
We really enjoyed our dinner there and o ...
We really enjoyed our dinner there and our friends from out of town thought it was wonderful also!
Not the meal we expected/ We have been c ...
Not the meal we expected/ We have been coming to Sotta Sopra since they 1st opened (maybe 10-15 years ago) several times a year. We have always had a wonderful meal. Everything was just average. Also our 1st course came out much to fast. Don't know if there is a new chef, new management. We were very disappointed.
Sotto Sopra has been my go to Italian Re ...
Sotto Sopra has been my go to Italian Restaurant for about 15 years, the food is consistent and excellent, always very fresh and only rarely a questionable night in the kitchen. This dinner was no exception, a unique baked brie that we have never had there, an excellent lobster risotto that has not been on the menu previously, ravioli that is as always light and tasty, and good desserts, sorbet and a fabulous pannacotta. This is a really special place
This is by far our favorite Italian restaurant i
Being Italian I am selective about where I dine for Italian food..this is my most favorite. It was my husbands birthday and not only was the food excellent but the staff was so very attentive and made the celebration special. We are grateful
Unexpected great lunch
Based on the reviews I thought it would be a good experience, my expectations were exceeded. Food was excellent as was the service. Will be back for dinner soon.
This was my first time at Sotto Sopra. ...
This was my first time at Sotto Sopra. It had a cozy atmosphere and reminded me of my favorite NYC restaurant. Loved the goat cheese and beet salad. The food, wine, and desert were excellent. The outstanding service from our awesome waiter, Sean, made the experience of going to Sotto Sopra all the more special.
This is NOT your spaghetti and meatballs ...
This is NOT your spaghetti and meatballs corner pizza place! This IS a distinctive, haute cuisine, continuously evolving, funky European / New York ambiance, northern Italian bistro with well mannered service, very good wines, upbeat attitude and super great kitchen. The octopus app was outstanding. The goat cheese arugula salad unique and delicious. The
Best of the best
We celebrated Mother's Day with a picky 13 year-old boy, a woman in a wheelchair, an elderly diner with limited hearing and me, which can be a challenge. However, the staff, from our greeting, to the explanation of the menu items to the care of the waitstaff for our courses was outstanding. The pasta dishes are some of the best I have had the pleasure of enjoying- the pappardelle was even a hit with the 13year old. Kudos to all for making a special day delicious and relaxing.
We've been going to Sotto Sopra on and o ...
We've been going to Sotto Sopra on and off for years. The food and the service continue to shine but I do have to say that I think the prices have gotten too high. Spending $24 and $26 on a basic pasta dish is just not warranted for Baltimore.
Everything was delicious. The seafood Ri ...
Everything was delicious. The seafood Risotto was full of all kinds of wonderful seafood. Just perfect.
I changed my reservation twice and they didn't even blink. The food was fantastic. The service was superb, and the drinks were lovely...would highly recommend for any occasion. The octopus salad was the best I've had in a long while.
Better than Little Italy...
Was in Bmore for three weeks on business. Was hands down the best Italian food I had while there, and the added bonus was a fantatsic staff, great setting, and availability of non reservation seats if you came when it opened. if back in Bmore to celebrate any business deal, will be using them as the venue as I also noticed they hosted large groups quite nicely.
The food was fantastic. Cameron our wai ...
The food was fantastic. Cameron our waiter was also superb. Hadn't been there in years and can't wait to go back. Perfect place to celebrate our 33rd anniversary. Delicious!
We went here for a family member's birth ...
We went here for a family member's birthday. It was fantastic. Excellent service, recommendations from our server Sean, and atmosphere. We had the calamari saltati to start and there was plenty split amongst the four of us. With the excellent bread that was enough for an appetizer. We had particularly enjoyed the veal agnolotti and ravioli dell'amore. I had and enjoyed the salmolina cake and we also enjoyed the apple strudel a la mode with a salted caramel gelato. My only complaint is that I did not understand why such an upscale restaurant needed a TV at the bar and found it distracting.
Our waiter was very personable. He knew ...
Our waiter was very personable. He knew alot about the menu .The food was excellent. Prepared well with a great presentation.
Haven't been there in a while but will d ...
Haven't been there in a while but will definitely return. Great service and delicious food.
This was my second visit and I went back ...
This was my second visit and I went back to use the gift card I received from the first visit because of a bad dessert. This was a less pleasing experience. The atmosphere is generally snobby and the staff and clientele are less than welcoming if you don't look the part. I won't go back even though the food is pretty good. Go if you are snobby and condescending or can tolerate those people.
My boyfriend and I dined at sotto sopra ...
My boyfriend and I dined at sotto sopra for my birthday. It was wonderful! Our server was very sweet as he greeted us with a glass of prosecco! We started with the Brie special..it was amazing! And for our entrees I had the pumpkin pasta (i get it everytime) it is soooo yummy !! My boyfriend had the Bronzino which he enjoyed as well. To finish the night our server was also kind enough to bring out a chocolate molten cake with a candle for me! Over all it was a very nice evening and I would defiantly recommend to all my friends!
Gnocchi were tiny. Never seen this. Ca ...
Gnocchi were tiny. Never seen this. Carbonara is cooked with cream which is a big no no. Fish selection was scant
The octopus appetizer was excellent alon ...
The octopus appetizer was excellent along with the polenta. Additionally, the wine list was excellent.
Beautiful birthday celebration. One of t ...
Beautiful birthday celebration. One of the best meals we've ever had. Sotto Sopra was an outstanding restaurant.The ambience is more Italian, as you sit close to other tables. The wait staff were very genial and led us through a nice slow-paced meal. The meal was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend, especially for a celebratory meal.
Meh, was ok. Tight and expensive
Everything was decent, but for the price, I expected more. Nice looking place though. $11 drinks is high. $35-$40 entrees was high.
All of our dishes were excellent, richly flavorful. The squid-ink pasta with crab and crayfish, and the fettucine with osso buco ragu, were especially good. Home made pasta is excellent.
Special Evening at Sotta Sopra
We have dined at SS often, this time to celebrate two birthdays. Everything was outstanding, and extra care was shown to honor the birthday celebration, from a special welcome card to the way in which they handled our bringing in of our own cake. Food was spectacular, wine was even better, and the service very attentive. This IS our go-to special occasion restaurant in Baltimore.
Also, the wait-staff -- including the person at the register who enthusiastically opened the door for us and was attentive throughout -- was positively superb and should receive special applause!!! I live in Montgomery County and come into Baltimore/Mt. Vernon frequently for their cultural offerings. I ALWAYS have either lunch or dinner at Sotta Sopra, although I am quite familiar with almost all of that area's other wonderful restaurants, having dined at them for various occasions! But Sotta Sopra always looms far ahead of the crowd!!! This time I brought a highly-discriminating neighborhood friend who was extremely impressed with the European vibe of the restaurant, its culinary wonders and, yes, it's talented and solicitous servers!!!
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