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Sotto

Italian Restaurant and Pizza Place$$$$
South Robertson, Los Angeles
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  • Eater
    EaterMay 9, 2016
    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
    Upvoted Aug 6
  • Eater
    Eater3 weeks ago
    In the southern edge of Beverly Hills, chef Steve Samson makes Sotto stands out for pastas like squid ink mafaldine in a baby octopus ragu and rigatoni coated in silky chicken liver. 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!
    Upvoted Aug 6
  • 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
  • Eater
    Eater2 weeks ago
    Sotto stands out for pastas like squid ink mafaldine in a baby octopus ragu and rigatoni coated in silky chicken liver. Read more
  • Oliver
    OliverFebruary 22, 2016
    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
  • Melody H.
    Melody HanJune 24
    Margherita pizza + sausage = 😍👅. Try all the seasonal market sides and any seafood small plate - octo, soft shell crab, langos, clams
  • Reserve
    ReserveMarch 17, 2016
    Sotto’s Guanciale pie — stacked with house-cured pork cheek, ricotta, scallions and fennel pollen — oozes with its incredible, unexpected flavors. Read more
  • 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
  • Johnnie Skywalking
    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.
  • 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 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
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10, 2016
    Sotto’s flavorful blistered little gems are dressed in an anchovy garlic pestata, bread crumbs and topped with caprino Sardo. Read more
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • marje s.
    marje s-cJune 10, 2013
    The wine, salad and pizza were outstanding! Now to see about the dessert....
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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 13, 2012
    The Must-Have Dishes: Thick-cut bread with lardo, pork meatballs, any pizza. Read more
  • Los Angeles magazine
    Los Angeles magazineJanuary 10, 2012
    The Must-Have Dishes: Thick-cut bread with lardo, pork meatballs, any pizza. Read more
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Sotto Pops! Aka cocktails that are carbonated and bottled.
  • James H.
    James HritzSeptember 17, 2011
    Pork meatballs, grilled octopus, and maharrones are all great. Pizza is solid
  • Abu Aya a.
    Abu Aya aka KDAugust 2, 2016
    Really good pizza and pastas what more do you need
  • Bollare
    BollareSeptember 30, 2011
    The wine list is divine, the staff is amazing, and there are cute boys! —Alle
  • Richard H.
    Richard HodkinsonMarch 8, 2012
    Rory the sommelier is outstanding! All southern Italian wines
  • Patrick E.
    Patrick EarnestJuly 14, 2013
    The meatballs are amazing. So are the cocktails.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Mucho C.
    Mucho Comida™November 22, 2012
    Solid cocktails & pizzas. Great vibe. Enjoy.
  • Josephine M.
    Josephine MyersJuly 15, 2011
    The bartender Kate mixed a dark and stormy with ginger and Dos Maderas rum. My new favorite!
  • 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
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SmytheMarch 3, 2015
    Contemporary Italian perfection
  • 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.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    David LeFevre, chef of Manhattan Beach Post, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Housemade bread w/ lardo pestato . Read more
  • The B.
    The BullJanuary 24, 2014
    A lot of the same ingredients. A lot of microwaved dishes
  • BlackboardEats
    BlackboardEatsJune 28, 2011
    Menu must: squid-ink fusilli with pistacio and orange. Read more
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackOctober 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    FYI their "Mexican vodka" is actually tequila.
  • LA Home & Style
    LA Home & StyleMarch 11, 2013
    Good place for a date and has great vibe.
  • Brian T.
    Brian TothJanuary 7, 2012
    hostess is RUDE! valet took 10 min,making us late. She then said " lucky she didn't give table away". Finishing wine, asked us 2 leave (4 table), but cheaply commented on our rings and watches. Gross
  • Pete L.
    Pete LittrellJune 3, 2012
    Ricotta Gnocchi is delicious.
  • Rebekah A.
    Rebekah AdamsFebruary 17
    The pizza and the sweet potatoes
  • Yuki K.
    Yuki KatayamaOctober 5, 2012
    Pork cheek pizza was AMAZING!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CruzAugust 23, 2013
    Go. It. Is. Amazing.
  • Rebeccca K.
    Rebeccca KlasfeldApril 21, 2011
    Squid ink fusilli lunghi. Do it.
  • Aron H.
    Aron HegyiJuly 30, 2014
    calabrian cooking oasis in LA
  • Lori S.
    Lori SApril 2, 2011
    The peninsula sunrise cocktail is delicious
  • Kim I.
    Kim IshikawaJanuary 12, 2013
    Order the pork meatballs!
  • Zee L.
    Zee LJanuary 25, 2012
    Where's the lamb in my lamb ragu :( saved by
  • Nate T.
    Guanciale Pizza
  • Michael C.
    Michael CampbellFebruary 21, 2012
    Epic Crust!
  • DAN C.
    DAN COXJuly 21, 2011
    Two words:Pittule pugliese. Okay, one more: WOW!
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Skip the "food" and eat MORE pizza!
  • Hami 7.
    Hami 7000October 30, 2013
    Cool, why not ! ;)
  • James B.
    James BaileyJuly 21, 2011
    Negroni please
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TorresJuly 16, 2012
    This place has gross food and bad energy. Avoid.
  • Juli A.
    Excelente, um achado! Os drinks, o serviço, o ambiente e a comida são impecáveis. Vale a pena apostar no que recomenda o chef.
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