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Sotto

Italian Restaurant and Pizza Place$$$$
South Robertson, Los Angeles
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  • Eater
    EaterMay 9
    The pizzas are top notch, the wine program is next level, and the cocktails are worth boasting about. But the pastas and plates are really what brings people back every day and every week. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterApril 3, 2014
    The fileja calabresi, almost like long twisted sheets made into tubes, comes tossed in a spicy sausage ragu, mustard greens for a bitter counterpoint, and spicy calabrian chiles for that hit of heat. Read more
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJune 7, 2013
    If you should happen across a special of lamb innards or one of the gigantic sweet-sour braised pork shanks, make sure to order one the second you sit down. Read more
  • Chad
    ChadOctober 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great spot with a mellow candlelit ambience & friendly staff. The margarita pizza & spicy clams are delicious. Brynn is an amazing bartender & her or the awesome sommelier will take great care of you!
  • Oliver
    OliverFebruary 22
    My favorite was the chicken liver pasta with black truffles. Oh lord was that good. Started with their bread with burrata and the anchovy butter. Super refreshing cocktails. The spicy clams. Must get!
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KJuly 19, 2015
    Save room for one of their desserts. The olive oil cake with almonds and fresh berries was perfectly moist. The cannoli wasn't bad either.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesAugust 3, 2014
    If you should happen across a special of lamb innards or fennel-crusted pork chops, make sure to order it the second you sit down. Read more
  • Reserve
    ReserveMarch 17
    Sotto’s Guanciale pie — stacked with house-cured pork cheek, ricotta, scallions and fennel pollen — oozes with its incredible, unexpected flavors. Read more
  • Johnnie Skywalking
    Johnnie SkywalkingMay 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    My most favorite restaurant in the area. Spicy clam and Meatball can be addictive. Every mebu uses lots of ingredients to make the taste unique and super tasty.
  • Steve
    SteveDecember 22, 2015
    Maybe the best bread & burrata I've ever had. Bread was soft & chewy; cheese was delicious & stringy. I could have just eaten that and I would been satisfied.
  • Marleine P.
    Marleine PacilioJune 30, 2015
    The guanciale pizza, the vegetable risotto, and that breeeead. With burrata. Order it all. And the wine list is ridiculous. Best reds I've had in awhile. #yum
  • Alex S.
    Alex SchenkerNovember 25, 2012
    Great food and service, charming atmosphere, but apparently it's the restaurant "policy" to train their wait staff to upsell the hell out their dishes, so make sure you insist on ordering *less*!!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyApril 26, 2011
    "Sotto is a somewhat different kind of Italian restaurant, you understand, a place where the bread comes with pureed lardo instead of olive oil..." Read more of the Jonathan Gold review ('more info') Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJanuary 16, 2015
    What better way to celebrate winter than with a hearty bowl of lamb stew? While you’re at it, enjoy two additional courses at one of L.A.’s best restaurants for only $40 during dineLA 1/19 - 2/1. Read more
  • kevin d.
    kevin doohanAugust 4, 2013
    The bread with lardo is OUT OF THIS WORLD. Other winners: pork meatballs and pork belly (only on Sundays) and octopus-burrata spaghetti.
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10
    Sotto’s flavorful blistered little gems are dressed in an anchovy garlic pestata, bread crumbs and topped with caprino Sardo. Read more
  • Sally L.
    Sally LewMay 3, 2013
    One of the most amazing meals I've had in a very long time ... Try everything because just about everything we tried was amazing!!!
  • Lily
    LilyOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Must haves: Shaved beet salad,housemade bread and the fried chickpea small plate. This is one of the best dinners I've had in a while.
  • Los Angeles magazine
    Los Angeles magazineJanuary 23, 2012
    The wild fennel minestra—freighted with greens and Calabrian chiles, a fried egg its sole protein—could be the breakfast of shepherds in Padre Padrone. Read more
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackApril 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Kill Bill: Old Overholt rye, Cynar, orange essence, agave nectar, mint is the most popular aromatic cocktail here.
  • jennifer h.
    jennifer hanApril 29, 2012
    their pizza is nothing special but order a few grappa don't preach cocktails because those are goood. or tell the bar what liquor you like and they'll whip up something new to make you smile.
  • laetitia
    laetitiaMay 6, 2015
    Nice pizza in L.A. indeed but if you come from Naples you'll give it a 6, which is still better than the rest.
  • Serena
    SerenaJanuary 13, 2013
    this place impressed us - esoteric wine list with good values, pappy van winkle in the house and really solid food.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureSeptember 21, 2012
    On the ground floor of a New York–style town house, Sotto specializes in Italian-accented cocktails and Neapolitan pizzas.
  • LA Home & Style
    LA Home & StyleMarch 11, 2013
    The westside's answer to Osteria Mozza with wood fired pizzas, great pastas, and the best drinks in town.
  • Ciara G.
    Ciara GMay 12, 2013
    SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT. Small dessert list, all executed deliciously. Every dessert list should aspire to be like Sotto's.
  • Zee L.
    Zee LJanuary 25, 2012
    Where is the lamb hiding in my lamb ragu entree?? Luckily the Paloma Italiana cocktail distracted me. Alcohol keeps me happy!
  • marje s.
    marje s-cJune 10, 2013
    The wine, salad and pizza were outstanding! Now to see about the dessert....
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 9, 2011
    Order the squid ink pasta or the pork-cheek pizza with an egg craked on top. Save left-overs for breakfast the next day. Read more
  • K P.
    K PMay 1, 2013
    grilled pork meatballs, house cured pork cheek pizza, and spicy sausage ragu pasta.
  • krisha m.
    krisha mendozaJune 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the flags bean and escarole bruschetta, so delish!!! Grilled pork meatballs yum as well!
  • Tobie C.
    Tobie CFebruary 13, 2012
    Do not miss the meatballs. Chocolate crostata was perfect...not too sweet & still decadently chocolate.
  • Starry K.
    Starry KitchenDecember 22, 2011
    Devil's.. Gulch.. DOUBLE F'ING PORK CHOP FTMFW!! Once you have it.. You'll understand (and NEVER think of a pork chop the same way again)
  • Los Angeles magazine
    Los Angeles magazineJanuary 13, 2012
    The Must-Have Dishes: Thick-cut bread with lardo, pork meatballs, any pizza. Read more
  • Michael S.
    Michael SchneiderApril 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the pizza. And a pasta. And a drink. Everything's great.
  • Los Angeles magazine
    Los Angeles magazineJanuary 10, 2012
    The Must-Have Dishes: Thick-cut bread with lardo, pork meatballs, any pizza. Read more
  • James H.
    James HritzSeptember 17, 2011
    Pork meatballs, grilled octopus, and maharrones are all great. Pizza is solid
  • Bollare
    BollareSeptember 30, 2011
    The wine list is divine, the staff is amazing, and there are cute boys! —Alle
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackOctober 31, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    When you order pizza make sure to ask them to cut it for you else you get it uncut Naple-style.
  • Richard H.
    Richard HodkinsonMarch 8, 2012
    Rory the sommelier is outstanding! All southern Italian wines
  • Abu Aya a.
    Really good pizza and pastas what more do you need
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Sotto Pops! Aka cocktails that are carbonated and bottled.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJanuary 16, 2015
    Do not miss the Niman Ranch lamb spezzatino with Grist and Toll polenta during dineLA January 19, 2015 - February 1, 2015. Read more
  • Patrick E.
    Patrick EarnestJuly 14, 2013
    The meatballs are amazing. So are the cocktails.
  • Jorge H.
    Jorge H.June 25, 2012
    Quirky and interesting wine list. Thought the pizza was pretty good.
  • Pete L.
    Pete LittrellJune 3, 2012
    Great cocktails but don't try to order a libation off the menu, they don't allow it.
  • Alex's Lemonade
    Alex's LemonadeOctober 13, 2011
    Are you a FOODIE? Then join us and Chef Zach Pollack & Steve Sansom of Sotto at our L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Event on 11/6! TIX: http://bit.ly/bpA6hU
  • Josephine M.
    Josephine MyersJuly 15, 2011
    The bartender Kate mixed a dark and stormy with ginger and Dos Maderas rum. My new favorite!
  • Eric R.
    Eric RogersOctober 10, 2013
    Fantastic food and drinks. Server left something to be desired, but not a deal breaker for a return visit.
  • Mucho C.
    Mucho Comida™November 22, 2012
    Solid cocktails & pizzas. Great vibe. Enjoy.
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