313 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Fax: (404) 880-0642
Fax: (404) 880-0462
Sotto Sotto Restaurant
Parking: Street, Valet
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible, Yes
Cuisines: Fine Dining, Italian, European, Seafood, Continental, Pizza
Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pets Allowed: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Sotto Sotto never disappoints. The food is fantastic (try the Priest Strangler!), and the service is quite good as well. I love the dark, intimate understated interior, and the great (small) bar too, where we enjoy eating at occasionally or just coming in for a cocktail. They have a small patio out back that is charming.
12/14/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Sotto the other night with friends and everything was perfect. Great atmosphere and Chris our waiter was excellent. We had an array of singular portions of the first course entrees and they where spectacular. Great wine list and and overall excellent experience. Thank You Sotto Sotto!
10/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Over rated. I'm Italian, so I may a bit 'biased', but the Pepata di Cozze (mussel appetizer) needed some flavor and the 'cappellacci di zucca' (pumpkin ravioli) were literally re-fried in butter. Truly bad. The butter sauce was way overcooked and overall they tasted bad.
The bread was very good and the dessert, offered by the house, with mascarpone and amaretti was delicious (and authentic).
The pizza at the neighbor fritti is a far better deal.
08/09/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Unfortunately Inman park has a lot of this going on. Honestly, I can't figure out what the hype is for. Our meal was ""Italian inspired"" at best, and not much flavor to speak of. We had bread brought to our table that was basic wheat loaf, stale olive oil, no garlic, no ground pepper with the oil. This is basic poor start right there. Then my caesar salad had no flavor beyond a light mayonnaise taste, and, no kidding here, the pepper mill used to put ""Fresh ground pepper"" on my salad only begot regular powder pepper like you get from a shaker at Waffle House! No joke. Ok, so for the main dish - we both ordered ""half orders"" of 2 dishes so we could sample a little of everything as suggested by the waiter. The sea-food risotto had been raved about. It was ok. The lasagna was only lasagna in so much as flat pasta had been used, the sauce was just some hunks of meet smashed in the tiny flat layers. This resembled a noodle based pita. I can get past the flatness, but the flavor again was absent. Lets skip to dessert. The waiter recommends Tiramisu. What we get is a parfait with no resemblance to Tiramisu. We were warned there were no lady fingers, but the substitute biscuit cookies were not soaked in coffee and the rum was replaced with ""something"" (we don't know what). Again, no flavor. I really could not have cared less had it just been called ""Italian Parfait"" or anything other than Tiramisu. So, $70 later with one glass of house wine (that was actually pretty good), we had eaten some bland noodles with an Italian inspired theme. If you like your food a little more bland than average, this place will probably rock your world. Otherwise, it's just hyped and apparently people like to keep the thrill going so they can tell their friends they ate somewhere trendy. NOT one of Atlanta's best and I can't help but wonder how legit some of those reviews are for the below average experience this place offers.
03/15/2010Provided by Citysearch -
It had been a few years since I'd been to Sotto Sotto, but after snagging a reservation for Inman Park restaurant week, I'm still sold this place is nearly as good as anything we have in Atlanta.
The service, like the building, is charismatic and charming, polished enough for a little amusement but not invasive. If the weather is good, a seat on the back patio makes you feel like you've somehow escaped the city. It's also not as cramped as the formal dining room--which is cute but you're practically rubbing elbows with the people next to you.
As for the food, I'm stuck on ""a favorite recipe from his letters,"" the Tortelli di Michelangelo, ravioli stuffed with veal, chicken and pork and come in a butter-sage sauce. The thing I love about this dish is that the sauce lets the pasta stand on it's own. And the meat combo is out of site. You can get the pastas in half size portions as well, which comes in handy if you're dining companion is into sharing.
Another unique thing on their menu is the olive oil tasting. While they bring out a house olive oil for the table, you can order other different kinds of olive oils for $3 per. More olive oil and bread is never a bad thing.
06/05/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to Sotto Sotto twice - the first time, sat in booth along wall. A companion sitting in chair said ""whoever selected these chairs should be shot."" Undeterred, we had a great and very expensive meal with all courses and wine. The second visit, I entertained out of town friends. The 5 of us were very very cramped along an aisle and we all suffered in those horrible chairs, yelling at each other in order to be heard. I don't see a return visit in my future, except for maybe takeout.
03/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
On the recommendation of a friend from Italy I went here with several girlfriends from work and we thought the food was fantastic! It was great place for a girls' night out and it looks like it would be a nice spot for a romantic dinner unless you are seated at one of the many banquettes which seem to be much too close together -- like your earting with the couple next to you! We didn't have that problem and had a great time. Try the amazing risotto -- best I've ever had.
10/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
So after exhaustive research I've decided the question is how soon I'd go back. Would I decide that despite all the other great untried restaurants popping up daily in Atlanta that I'd rather go back to this one? Answer-nope. That doesn't mean this place wasn't without merit. We actually had a nice dining experience. So here's what I liked. Well, I liked the food. It was hearty Italian fare. The seafood risotto, the acid test for many was delicious. The special, wild boar with pasta was very good. Antipasto Misti was yummy. Dessert; ricotta cheesecake not so good. Ricotta is a subtle taste to begin with and this recipe destroyed it. The wine list was also good. Oh, portions were good. Many people were taking stuff home as did we. Service? Our waitperson was really good and trying really hard not to appear rushed but he definitely was. And, even with a reservation we were seated at a very small table near the door which I didn't like. Ambience was nice but average. So do you see what I mean? Really good food but just not such a great dining experience that I'd forgo giving some other highly rated restaurant a pass.
09/29/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I spent a summer in Italy and have struggled to find truly ""authentic"" Italian since my return. Sotto Sotto knocked my socks off! Hands down best risotto I've had, and my friend's duck ragu was incredible! The wine list could be overwhelming, but included wine from the region I stayed in in Italy by the glass! Everything from the bread and oil served to the ricotta cheesecake was impressive and delicious!
06/22/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Met another couple for an important evening, which started with an argument with the hostess about seating. We were on time for our 7 PM reservation and even though the restaurant was largely empty, the hostess insisted on putting us at the worst table near the door and in the busiest aisle. We said we would wait in the bar for some of the other vacant tables to ""open-up."" Once seated at a previously unoccupied table, we found the waiter knew little about the non-descript wine list and had no recommendations about the menu selections. We soon learned why. Each one of us ordered a different entree and not one of them was a pleasant experience. The portions were very small, the presentation was cafeteria-like; and, above all else, the flavors fell far short of frozen dinners. The whole fish special that was to have been filleted at the table showed-up as a small pile of fish bones with some interlaced fish. When told it was unacceptable, the waiter sent a manager over to the table to say they were sorry (but they were not taking it off our bill). The four of us left a quarter of a thousand dollars poorer and still hungry. The only action that could improve this restaurant would be to close it.
02/29/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Seated right before they closed on a slow weekday night. Server was professional friendly but very limited knowledge of wine list and apps. Wine list is very extensive, but a decent bottle (one I couldn't buy at publix for $9.99) starts around $65. We had the risotto, which was incredibly creamy and delicious, salads (house greens excellent, caesar marginal), and fish and lamb for entrees (which were prepared perfectly). Entrees are larger than expected, food excellent, service quiet and not interruptive (kudos!). Server patiently waited on us, though restaurant was closing, and pleasantly thanked us and welcomed back.
Definitely will go back for special occasion. Our bill came to about $140, which was a bit more expensive than we expected. In comparison to horrible food and service at Fritti next door, Sotto Sotto is a unique and well-run restaurant.
02/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The service was great. Our server knew the menu well and was able to make informed recommendations for food and wine. The antipasto dish and the pastas were delicious. The risotto with the balsamic vinegar was wonderful. The only downfall was the duck breast, which by the way our server did not recommended (perhaps intentionally). My jaw got a work out. The flavor was good (although the end pieces tasted a little charred) but it was extremely tough. Overall, I will definitely go back but I will stick to the pastas dishes.
12/08/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The food was very good. The service was good. For two, we spent about $100 for 1 glass of wine each, shared salad, first course, and second course, and dessert and coffee. A little pricier than I would have expected but still under $100.
We probably won't return because the food didn't wow us and the selection in this city makes us expect nothing less. Plus it was a bit of a hike to get to.
We didn't like the table setup. It felt like we were eating dinner with the two couples on either side of us. Very cozy.