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Sotto Sotto brings the romance of Italy to the heart of Toronto. Guests are captivated by its enchanting atmosphere, coupled with authentic Italian cuisine and a wide variety of wines. Perfect for a romantic evening by candlelight. Sotto Sotto presents an ideal escape from the ordinary with its inviting décor and delicious Mediterranean dishes. It's no wonder Sotto Sotto attracts so many celebrities. Reservations by phone only. more... See more text

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • Alternative Contemporay Italian Bistro,
  • Fine Dining,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,

Dishes

  • Beef,
  • Poultry,
  • Seafood,
  • Veal,
  • Vegetarian Cuisine,
  • Pasta,
    • Pizza,
  • more...
  • less...

Features

  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Restaurant With Catering Services,
  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,

Atmosphere

  • Romantic,

Website

  • Www.sottosotto.ca,

Products and Services

  • Star Sightings,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Ratings & Reviews - Sotto Sotto Ristorante

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  • Atmosphere: 3.9/5
  • Food: 3.8/5
  • Service: 3.5/5
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huyn4680
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very good i love it very so much!

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Mario C
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One of the best restaurants out there...

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Gary L
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Excellent Restaurant and service. Had the best octopus i hoverer had.Highly recommend.

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fooddude03
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Good food but ove...

Good food but over priced

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Restaurantica12
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Too overrated

I have heard about this place from my friends many times, and finally came a chance to go there. From the first moment I stepped inside, I did not feel comfortable. The servers were pushing you to choose quickly, attitude was not friendly at all and the appetizers took long time - 20-30 minutes - to come. The pasta was over cooked and in my opinion the food's price does not match its quality.

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Restaurantica12
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I have visited again and again Sotto Sotto. It is one of the best italian restaurants I have been to. The food is amazing and the wine list is incroyable. A great place for a great dinner for 2

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Disappointment! Sotto Sotto was highly...

Disappointment! Sotto Sotto was highly recommended to us and we decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary there. Food - bread was definitively from yesterday, cold and soggy. Our appetizer missed the parmigiano (!) and prosciuto was NOT Parma. Main dish was the best part, calamari and sardines, but nothing to be impressed with. Just average. Flambe for desert was salty so my theory is that they actually used salter butter for it, I have no other explanation. Service - below average. We had 4 different servers and 2 of them managed to spill food over the table. Ambiance - yes it is cozy and nice but we were unfortunate to pick a night when some kind of corporate event took place and they placed them together with the rest of us in the same room. The acoustics of the place (or, to be correct, basement) that is this restaurant hardly allowed us to hear each other, it was so noisy. Overall, as I mentioned, a big disappointment. It's not fine dinning, that's for sure. The photos at the entrance with all the movie stars are impressive and contribute to the hype this place does not deserve. It's an average Italian restaurant in a fancy neighbourhood that probably still lives it's old fame.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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We had heard this was a Resturant for Fine...

We had heard this was a Resturant for Fine Dining. So we decided to go here for New Years Eve 2008/2009. Our experience turned out to be very disapointing. The building is very run down, so the atmosphere rating was not as pleasant as one is lead to believe. The food was average, and more so the Waiter from France was bewildered for most of the evening. As you can imagine, the service was very poor. Over all rating, no more than a 2 Star Rating. Please keep your coat on, as the windows are drafty should you be so lucky to be seated next to one while dining. The washrooms were not clean, so you can imagine what the kitchen looks like. A good place to go though if you want to be ignored by your Waiter all evening. The wine menu shows a very poor selection. The meal was $128.00 per plate, wow

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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I love the atmosphere, the caverns and the...

I love the atmosphere, the caverns and the lightimng but man for the cost one needs a little ore quality and a more extensive menu. Even the bread was served stale. Definitely not from the same day.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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We were there quite late - from about 10 to...

We were there quite late - from about 10 to midnight and it was surprisingly loud! Conversation was a little difficult. Overall it was a pleasant experience, but given the number of restaurant options in Toronto, I would chose to try a new one rather than return to Sotto Sotto unless I was craving some simple al dente pasta. The baccio gelati was excellent. As was the very EXPENSIVE bottle of Cake Bread ($250). The food was definitely decent, but not particularly memorable.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Disappointing for the price. Perfect until after...

Disappointing for the price. Perfect until after the main course, food was excellent. Then we were asked to move table to make room for two tables to be moved together - presumably for a 3rd sitting, we then felt like we were being hassled to be moved on. We were asked if we wanted coffee without enquiring about dessert, and they forgot to move our drinks when we changed table. While there we saw no less than three tables being asked to move to make room for others. Overall? we expected a more relaxed atmosphere and better service for the price, with perhaps some suggestion of a free drink for the hassle of moving but nothing materalised.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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Great Meal - Would for sure go back again and...

Great Meal - Would for sure go back again and again, and to top it off one of the chefs is HOT HOT HOT. I will recomend Sotto Sotto to everyone.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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April 22, 2018

Amazing food, excellent service, we’ll definitely be back again soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 22, 2018

Fantastic food and service...continues to be my fav fine dining spot in Toronto

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 15, 2018

Service and food was amazing as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 12, 2018

We had exposure to four of your staff. Your valet, hostess, waiter and a lady that helped our waiter and was kind enough to take pictures for us and strived to get the best shot possible considering the subject matter she had to work with. Unfortunately, I did not get their names and I wished I had. The combination of the staff we met and the incredible food we all had from a chef we never saw all made our evening a terrific hit. Thank you very much. Management know how to pick the best of the best staff.....period!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 12, 2018

I will be visiting again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 11, 2018

Very good!!!! Our favourite resturant

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 12, 2018

We had an amazing time which was possible because of so many contributing factors including the ambience, the staff (service was impeccable) and the food. I can't wait to go back again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 11, 2018

Come on guys breadsticks stale Appetizers OK main course veal chops not the quality they should be relatively no vegetables served with meal no potatoes one piece of broccoli main course fish tiny

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 2/5

April 9, 2018

We went for Dinner and the place is very nice except is a little bit too dark inside the restaurant that was very hard to see the menu. The service was excellent. Our server Spenser very patiently explained each dish to us as this was our first time to dine in this restaurant. Fresh food and was not salty at all which we like the most especially the whole fish ! I would say the restaurant overall is worth to go even the food is a bit expensive. Love it so much !

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 9, 2018

Everything was great! Victor & Matthew were amazing and the food is always perfect! Thank you for the great lunch and we look forward to coming back again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 8, 2018

Our Waiter was informative and extremely helpful. We enjoyed a fabulous meal as a result of his insight and suggestions.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 8, 2018

Good food but not outstanding. Pricey for what it was.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 8, 2018

Food was excellent. Service and ambience were exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 28, 2018

The best restaurant in Toronto hands down !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 26, 2018

Wonderful dinner. Food was fantastic. Would happily return!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 25, 2018

Wait times are too long. Food and service are both fabulous.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 25, 2018

My husband and I have been to Sotto Sotto many times before...mostly at their other location. We’ve always loved our experience there except for last night. We had a reservation for 3 people however at the last minute our daughter cancelled on us. When we told the hostesses that we were only a party of 2 one of them was obviously annoyed and had no problem letting us know that. Her attitude toward us was appalling. After making us wait while she seated people arriving after us we were finally brought to a table that was barely a foot from the table next to us. The waiter/food was incredible as always however the hostess really went out of her way to make us feel like we inconvenienced the restaurant by changing our reservation from 3 people to 2. I might understand if the restaurant was dealing with us at a busy time however this was a 6:00 seating and it wasn’t even at half capacity yet. So surprised that a restaurant of this caliber would have someone like that in the front line of their business.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

March 25, 2018

As usual a very delicious dinner. Service was great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2018

Best restaraunt experience in town, I have been eating here for over 9 years, and will continue to until the day that i can no longer eat :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 23, 2018

Ourstanding

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 20, 2018

Worst filet mignon we''ve ever had in my life.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 5/5

March 18, 2018

Server Viktor was very cold and indifferent. He did not seem pleased to be at work nor did he seem interested in serving our table of 6.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 2/5

March 15, 2018

I was in Italy last summer and ate some of the best food I've ever had in my life. Since coming back, I have been searching for an Italian restaurant in Toronto that rivals the same quality. Many of the high-end, popular Italian restaurants have been underwhelming. My meal last night from Sotto Sotto, however, brought me right back to the homeland. Absolutely outstanding meal, environment and service. I will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2018

Excellent meal and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 11, 2018

Loved the food, service and ambiance.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 11, 2018

Absolutely fantastic. Hospitable from beginning to end with fabulous food to boot!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 12, 2018

We love Sotto Sotto. The fish is delish!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 11, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in Toronto. We drive up from the states.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2018

Presently Sotto Sotto is our favourite restaurant.We have been to Sotto many times and find it wonderful.It is 5 star all around.Never disappoints.A little too packed with guests but otherwise we look forward to dining there with great eagerness always.Fantastico!!!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2018

Always predictably fresh and delicious food! Great service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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Dining at Sotto Sotto is as close as you’re going to get to dining in Italy without taking a flight there. The romantic ambiance harkens to the Italian countryside and the authentic food only helps to complete the picture. The restaurant is traditional fine dining, complete with chandeliers and white tablecloths.

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