While living in the Atlanta area for 20 years, I've eaten in many excellent restaurants. Although I am pleased to see Atlanta become a Foodie haven with so many new cutting edge restaurants opening across the metro area,if I was going to recommend one restaurant to an outsider for a meal that I know would be perfect, it would be Soto Soto in Inman Park. The setting is romantic yet casual, although admittedly a bit tight, and the primarily Italian menu, presentation and quality is remarkably, consistently exceptional. The wine list is excellent. The service suggestions helpful. Whether for a special day for a special someone or just a first class meal, I would recommend Soto Soto every time.
Posted: 11/14/2012 • Link to this review
A sexy little neighborhood spot that is always packed tight, with an atmosphere that's electric. The food is fresh and creative. This chef is Italian, knows Italian, but is cutting edge. The food is wonderful. The service is impeccable.
Posted: 1/31/2009 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
I was raised in the New York area, and of Italian descent (Grandma made all her own fresh pasta, etc), have eaten in Italy, so I'm tough to please in this regard. Sotto Sotto, first time there this week with business colleague from Chicago, was excellent. I went simple and had their Tagliatelle w/fresh heirloom tomatoes and excellent olive oil; fresh, lightly dressed, impeccable. In fact, my biz partner had a taste and ordered a plate of what I was having! For second course I had simply roasted free range chicken (simply called chicken in Italy), with garlic spinach (fresh, excellent) and roasted potato. My colleague had the veal chop with wild mushrooms. I'm not a big veal chop fan, but I tried his and it was outstanding. Caramelized, tender, juicy and very flavorful. My colleague doesn't drink, but I ordered one of the waiters suggestion for a glass of wine, a very nice Sangiovese, and a second glass of Primitivo, very nice quality moderate price. Dessert? Panna Cotta with a wine/brandy reduction. The Best, perfect, and espresso perfectly made. Keep it up Sotto Sotto! I'll be back!
Posted: 8/08/2008 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
I tried out Sotto Sotto after reading a review that called it the best Italian restaurant in Atlanta. Since actually traveling to Italy, I have been searching for the most authentic Italian dishes around the city. I was highly dissappointed with Sotto Sotto. Mainly because I wanted it to be like Italy but it was just another Midtown Atlanta restaurant. Expensive, small portions, yuppy waiters, fancy environment, and slightly inventive. I did however go on a night that offered fifty percent off a bottle of wine. I also went without a reservation and only waited about fifteen minutes before being seated. It's not the best Italian in Atlanta, I'm still not sure where is, maybe Kudzu can help me find it.
Posted: 10/04/2006 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
Tuscan steak, Michelangelo's ravioli, a tuna carpaccio that seems to have leapt right from the ocean onto your plate--the food and ambiance here are terrific. Good wine program, too. First-timers or anyone who's had a lousy day should try the chocolate soup for dessert.
Posted: 8/25/2006 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
I hardly ever hate a restaurant, but Sotto Sotto was an exception. The menu is appetizing but far overpriced. The atmosphere was incredibly pretentious and uncomfortable and the service was very poor. The waiter never filled up my companion's water glass during the entire meal.
Posted: 8/07/2006 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
the staff is nice and I guess they can't turn customres away but if you go, make sure you know about wine so you won't be way overpaying and also bring your ipod so the conversations and the too close tables won't turn you off your food. The food starts out nice but the seafood is often overcooked,and I don't plan to be back anytime in the near future.The management has some responsibility for the bad atmposhpere as they could discourge loud cell phone talkers and other bostrous braggerts . Sports Bar behavior is NOT conductive to fine dining.
Posted: 6/10/2006 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
I agree with other reviewers. The service is terrible and the food worse. Was there on a Saturday early for dinner. Six people and six different entres and six different degrees of Awwwful. Prices are way over the top. Stay away.
Posted: 4/15/2006 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
While the atmosphere was charming, the space was very cramped. The host actually had to move a table so I could slide into the booth, then he slid it back in place so I could actually not get up unless someone moved the table for me again. Food was not worth the price. Tight parking.
Posted: 2/22/2006 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review