Sotto Los Angeles

4.4
1549 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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At Sotto, Executive Chef Steve Samson and Chef de Cuisine Craig Towe deliver an honest, market-driven menu of regionally-inspired Southern Italian dishes, including fresh housemade pastas and Neapolitan pizza cooked in an artisan wood burning oven. This wood burning oven was built onsite by Neapolitan craftsmen with traditional techniques that have been passed on from generation to generation and is the first of its kind in the Los Angeles area.



Our food is complemented by a fresh, seasonally relevant cocktail program with a strong background in the classics and the utilization of lesser known Italian liqueurs. We also offer an eclectic list of boutique wines from Southern Italy.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sun-Thurs 5:30 - 9:30 pm, Fri and Sat 5:30 - 10:30 pm
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Phone number
(310) 277-0210
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Steve Samson and Chef de Cuisine, Craig Towe
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Private party facilities
Chef Steve Samson delivers an honest, market-driven menu of regionally-inspired Southern Italian dishes, including fresh housemade pastas, salumi, and Neapolitan pizza cooked in an artisan wood burning oven.
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Private party contact
Katelyn Nelson: (310) 277-0210
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Catering
Sotto offers offsite catering - please email events@sottorestaurant.com or call restaurant.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beverly Drive
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Parking details
Valet parking or limited street parking (please read street signs to avoid tickets)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.5

After several years and lots of hype, Beverly Hills' Sotto, one of LA’s great Italian restaurants is still warranting the praise.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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Los Angeles
28 reviews
Reviewed on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Delicious! This is our go-to when we're on this side of town. The asparagus and mushroom pizza are to die for. Enjoy!

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GB
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sotto has long been one of our favorite restaurants, and we're sad for the loss. We were frequent patrons. We had a reservation to dine there last Monday and arrived with our guest to find the sign on the door saying they had closed shop. I must say that not having received a prior alert seemed a chilly, somewhat shabby ending to an otherwise happy experience.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sotto is such a fabulous place, the staff is beyond amazing and too good to be true. I hope they land on their feet, I was very sad to hear the restaurant will be closing soon. I wish them all the best and hope that Sotto and the family they have created survives, because the experience is unparalleled. On top of a beautiful ambiance, the food is impeccable. Thank you Sotto!!

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j
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE SOTO.. We had a reservation before the announcement that they were closing. It was a sad and cheerful vibe. My table of 3 ended up as a table of 6. Drinking cocktails from the old menu. It was fun and sad. I will miss sotto. I wish the best of luck for the staff.

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Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We are SO SORRY this wonderful restaurant will be closing !!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. We are so sad that Sotto is closing!!

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P
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It's definitely a popular venue based on how crowded it was on a Sunday night. Service was impeccable. My water glass was repeatedly refilled when it was down a third of a glass. The server was very gracious and knowledgeable. I found the food a little plain. Parking is very difficult on the street.

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San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Christine, the hostess and in charge of reservations is wonderful. Food was really good and we were well taken care of. Merci Christine!

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MD
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is just ok. Tiramisu May have been the best thing we ate.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were ignited by our server after ordering...not cool, Sotto. Not cool.

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SC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite new restaurants in LA. It’s simple food but absolutely amazing flavors. I always do a wood fired pizza and meatballs on the side. They have great wines as well! Can’t wait to go back...

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PM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am very saddened to hear that the restaurant is closing.

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JR
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good quality. Nice ambience. Friendly service.

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I love the food here, but my only negative comment about this restaurant is the extreme noise level. "Energetic" is the option that's given above (which is a nice way to say "deafening"), but there are no sound-absorbing features in the seating area and so when it's full of people, the noise is unbelievably loud (which only increases because people have to shout to be heard). Love the food, love the feel -- and I would recommend it (and indeed, have recommended it), but I wish it weren't so excruciatingly loud. My ears were ringing when I left. (And tis wasn't because they were blasting music either -- it simply is what happens when you have an enclosed space with a lot of people talking simultaneously. )

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LS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is my absolute favorite for Italian on any occasion. I have been for birthdays, date nights, casual dinner and more! This is the place I take friends and family that come to town. I love the ambience, the food is OUT OF THIS WORLD.. in particular the Fiorata pizza. The staff is so knowledgeable and make you feel like the most important guest in the dining room. Did I mention it's my favorite place ever?

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Did not inform that water will be $7 and opened a new one for us because we finished it. Service was not the best and did not help us find our lost necklace at the restaurant. Overall, the experience was whatever....

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Would recommend wholeheartedly.

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RA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Ordered two different Italian wines off the wine list, and they were out of both.

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LA
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Sotto is always delicious, consistent, and presented well. I can't say enough about the service, everyone is friendly and makes you feel welcomed. It's a neighborhood gem! Continues to be a favorite.

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SP
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Sad that it closed. Feel really bad for the employees, who seemed to be caught in between the talent and the business.

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l
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good. Took my daughter for a quiet dinner and we weren’t disappointed. Brussel sprouts are excellent. Tried a new pasta as well as s pizza. Everything was delicious. We will definitely return again soon.

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E
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently great food and one of the best happy hours in the neighbourhood. The Pizzas are a must - especially the mushroom - and the lamb ragu is a stand-out pasta dish. Great wine list and the service is always friendly and efficient. It's a classy place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente atención y comida! Completamente especial e inolvidable

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EW
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You will be spending a lot of money but it’s worth it for a nice treat.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Very beautiful place, nice ambience and kind staff. Pizza is really good but for italians it doesn’t look or taste like real italian

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F
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place! The atmosphere is cozy and reminds me of a classic New York-style Italian place. The food is great, the servers and the som were both friendly, fun and knowledgable. We had a great time and will definitely be back.

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RT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Last visit was flawless and amazing, campanelle nero was a game changer, beautifully executed. Best pizza I’ve had outside of NYC, and excellent service. Dolcetto @ 15$ a glass! Yay!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre Birthday dinner for my husband. Everything was amazing.

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MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious. Pricey but you get what you pay for! Great service and friendly staff.

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FL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish bursts with Flavor and Love!

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OT
Los Angeles
711 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

First time here. Brussel sprouts were okay. Mushroom pizza was good but the crust was odd. Ragu was good but the pasta was a little too al dente.

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ML
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the food. Hard to find as it’s downstairs w small name shown

Becoming very popular so u need reservations.

Only drawback is noise level!!

We asked for small roof off main room for quiet, but it was booked.

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l
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

Felt rushed by busboys, waitress, and manager to vacate table.

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MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great service and food. Noise levels a little high for comfort with a couple of large groups dining.

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EL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant since the start. Thrilled in my restaurant starved neighborhood! Continued quality food & service has sustained.

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J
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it every time.

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pizza crust was soggy; noise level awful. People at the table one down from us were shouting at each other. My friend and I had to repeat everything because we couldn't hear each other.

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S
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service.

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OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food wonderful- service slow

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J
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sotto has become my stand-by whenever I visit LA, which is frequent. Great menu, fabulous wines, and a great "Mercato" section that features whatever is freshest/ best at local Farmer's Markets. Don't miss it!

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