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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...

Opening Hours

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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,

Products and Services

  • Star Sightings,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

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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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October 18, 2017

Gourmet food at it's very finest, a multitude of flavors, and perfectly cooked.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

October 18, 2017

lovely evening,

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

October 16, 2017

Fantastic, delicious, outstanding!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 15, 2017

We had been to many Italian restaurants in toronto and GTA. This is the best by far! We came back all the time for any special occasions.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 14, 2017

Was my first time at Sotto Sotto. Can’t wait to go back! Absolutely delicious and fantastic service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 12, 2017

Everything was perfect! We were celebrating my friend's birthday and they really made it special. The food was delicious and the service superb.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 11, 2017

We had an awesome dinner night, and was happy to see Drake drop in while we were there.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 9, 2017

Our Waiter was amazing! And from the Bronx like us! Really made us feel comfortable.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 7, 2017

Very disappointing Food ordinary to awful Service ordinary Too much noise Overpriced Would not recommend nor go back

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

October 5, 2017

Excellent experience overall. Food was fantastic. Service was perfect. Was a louder environment then I expected, however I will be coming back for sure.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 3, 2017

The waiter was superb, as the food

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 2, 2017

Was significantly hyped, and small portions for food. Scallops were great, but uncomplimented by the side salad they come with. Desserts leave something to be desired, particularly at their pricepoint. Service was attentive, though could have water refilled more astutely. Not eager to run back, but no real complaint to file.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

October 2, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere! Accommodating staff! Awesome food! An amazing experience every time! Just for the record, this is our 29th time we have dined at Sotto Sotto! With all the great restaurants in Toronto this one holds a very special place!!! Thanks for being there!!! James & Nikki Brown

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 28, 2017

Noise level was very loud

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 25, 2017

Great food, great service. Victor our waiter was superb.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 24, 2017

There was only one server, therefore the service was slow. Not his fault but the restaurant could have had more staff. The tables in the patio are really close together, made it difficult to get in and out if others were seated around. Food was good.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

September 24, 2017

Always the best food and service anywhere in Toronto. My personal favourite!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 7, 2017

I brought my girlfriend to Sotto Sotto to celebrate her birthday. It was our first time dining at this restaurant. It was a charming experience from the first sip of our sparkling water to the last tip of the complimentary tiramisu the house delivered to our table in celebration of my girlfriends birthday (bearing in mind I only alerted the restaurant to by way of my online reservation!) Great food and dining experience. Will definitely return!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 6, 2017

Best food and service I have had in a very long time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 6, 2017

My girlfriend and I celebrated her birthday at this fine establishment yesterday and we were taken care of so well. Will definitely come back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 5, 2017

We had a wonderful time and the food was exceptional. We were all very happy with our server who was attentive, helpful and informative but not overbearing and pushy like so many waiters today with their own suggestions when not requested. All in, it was a great experience and will definitely come again for dinner. Thanks to all.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 4, 2017

Fabulous as usual !!! Our favorite!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 4, 2017

A wonderful evening. The staff is incredible and everyone enjoyed their dinner. I had the Orata and it was perfectly cooked and seasoned.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 2, 2017

I had a lovely lunch with my mom! The food was amazing and the service was also great!!! Going back for sure!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 31, 2017

I've heard so much about the restaurant over the years and finally tried it Perfect seafood Perfect risotto Perfect service Perfect wine list

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 31, 2017

Restaurant is was too dark. A bit off putting . Great service and food.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

August 29, 2017

Delicious food. Will definitely be going again soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 28, 2017

Love ❤️

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 27, 2017

Was fun evening !!! Love the servers the ambiance snd the food, all fabulous!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 27, 2017

We waited for a long time to eat there this time to celebrate our anniversary...our waiter was very nice, great services and he gave us recommendation on food choices, and it was excellent.....the grilled fish and the seafood risotto were so delicious.....definitely going back

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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Sotto Sotto's new location still offers all the classics you love. The wide-ranging menu includes enticing options including: - Sardine alla Griglia ($17.95) grilled fresh sardines with balsamic & Sotto seafood grill dressing) - Pappardelle dei Castelli ($25.95) flat & long egg pasta in a wine sauce made with a mix of forest mushrooms) - Piccata di Vitello al Limone ($26.95) veal scaloppine with herbs cooked in a fresh lemon sauce) - Abbacchio della Taverna ($48.95) grilled rack of lamb with herbs & garlic in a red wine reduction).

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