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You’ll Love the Amazing Dining Experience at Sotto Sopra

The Mount Vernon neighborhood, just a short walk from the Inner Harbor, is home to Baltimore’s amazing Italian eatery Sotto Sopra. Open for 20 years, Sotto Sopra is helmed by executive chef and owner Riccardo Bosio. The next time you’re heading into Baltimore, consider dining at this celebrated restaurant.

Sotto Sopra

Sotto Sopra hosts regular fixed-menu opera nights for an incredible evening out.

The Flavors of Sotto Sopra

Chef Bosio prepares a menu of native Northern Italian cuisine and blends it to great effect with local ingredients. Local adaptation is a great Italian dining tradition. The combination of Baltimore and Northern Italy flavors is truly astounding.

Guests have described the food at Sotto Sopra with such evocative words as fresh, handcrafted, innovative, quality and simple yet bold flavors.

The Location

Mount Vernon is a storied neighborhood that’s also convenient to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. True to the neighborhood, Sotto Sopra is located inside a grand 19th-century building with high ceilings and mosaic tile floors.

Bold colors, a one-of-a-kind mural, gilded mirrors and modern art evoke a cosmopolitan feel. The service, however, is warm and friendly.

About Chef Bosio

At the young age of 16, Riccardo Bosio began working in the kitchen at Michelin-starred Le Gauroche at the 5-star London Hyde Park Hotel. He was an executive chef on a private yacht off the Sardinian coast and sous chef at Cala di Volpe by the time he was seventeen.

Chef Bosio comes from Seriate, Italy in the Lombardy region near Milan. He also worked as a chef for the Italian military, as a sous chef on The Star Princess cruise ship, as the sous chef at L’Enoteca on Rue Charles le V in Paris, and as the private chef for the Italian Ambassador.

Chef Bosio’s first restaurants in the United States were in Washington DC: Sesto Sento and Duca di Milano in Chevy Chase. Chef Bosio’s experience is vast, but his cuisine is rooted in Italy. Dining at Sotto Sopra will be a delightful experience.

Live Opera Night

On Sunday September 18th at 6 pm, Sotto Sopra is hosting a live opera night with a 5-course menu for $58. Sotto Sopra’s dining room with its high ceilings, draped curtains, and its renowned mural is the perfect backdrop for this special evening.


Mr.Paul McIlvaine / Tenor
Mr.Tom Hetrick / Piano
Ms.Karen Myers Rhodovi / Soprano

The menu is enticing:

apple and sweet potato soup / crispy shallots

butternut squash risotto / gorgonzola cheese / crispy bacon

orange sorbet

duck leg confit / lentil cassoulet / duck glaze

tres leches (milk cake)

For reservations, call (410) 625 0534. Additional opera nights will take place on October 16th, November 13th and December 11th. It’ll be a night to remember!


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