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Sotto Sopra Restaurant is a contemporary Italian Restaurant with a Maryland accent that has been housed in a 19th century building since 1996. Located on one of America’s designated scenic byways, Charles Street, Sotto Sopra Restaurant can be found across from the Baltimore Basilica, the first Catholic Cathedral in the United States at the archway to Baltimore’s cultural district.

When you enter Sotto Sopra you will be engaged immediately with the European feel, high ceilings, lush draperies, colossal gilded mirrors, contemporary art and their trademark mural.  At night, the place glows from the candlelit tables.  As for the food, Sotto Sopra has received numerous awards throughout the years as best Italian Restaurant in Baltimore. House made pastas made with love, reflect its owner’s Northern Italian roots tempting you always with the Ravioli dell’Amore or the Sacchetti di Zucca con Salsiccia.  Sotto Sopra maintains bragging rights for being chosen by the Food Network as preparing one of the best cioppinos outside of San Francisco.

For the oenophiles, Sotto Sopra’s wine list offers over 75 wines from every Italian region and around the world with a strong California influence. Daily specials tempt many a patron both during lunch and dinner service with fresh from the farm and waterways offerings. 

Live entertainment from opera, special Jazz ensembles like Hot Club of Baltimore to Broadway Nights where Sotto Sopra becomes the Great White Way constantly fill the restaurant’s event calendar.