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Italian, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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An underground restaurant in the center of Bath which oozes charm & has touch of romance, with the subtle lighting & cave like feel; however it could have been warmer. The staff are very attentive & friendly, providing good advice on the menu options. Thankfully,...more authentic Italian dishes, where you cant find Garlic Bread! or Pizza, on the menu but more genuine Italian dishes, offering great choices for Fish, Meat & Vegetarians. Pasta is a highlight & my Fettucce al ragù d’agnello, a delicious Ragu with creamy cheese was fab! I am unsure if the pasta was homemade, which would have added authenticity, & the Ragu needed more depth, but it was tasty. The Risotto looked great & my friend loved it, & also the Linguine con gamberi, was another hit! Overall a good restaurant, with very good service.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Every time we visit Bath from Canada, we go to Sotto Sotto. Carlo and his team once again did a wonderful job at making us feel welcome. Thank you again for a wonderful evening. Your restaurant is unique.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This gem hidden beneath the road in central Bath really is a star find. From outside there’s no indication of what lies beneath, and it’s not until the door is opened do you see the totally unexpected splendour. Having been unable to book a table...online, we were invited to join the wait list, and quite frankly didn’t expect to hear further. However the owner himself called, offering a table so we were very happy to confirm. Suffice to say that the food and service were excellent, and the quality of the ingredients were clearly top notch, as the full flavours seeped through on every mouthful. Quite how anyone (as seen on a previous review) can consider this overpriced is a total mystery. Maybe if you’re looking for a mass market dogs dinner of a spaghetti bol, then yes it’s dearer, but for food, service and ambience of this quality, it’s incredible value. We will definitely be going again when next in Bath, even if it means a detour to get there!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on a Friday night. Stunning restaurant superb food and great ambience. We will definitely return here when we next visit Bath!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go here for birthday meal because it was highly recommended on Trip Advisor and seemed to be in an interesting setting. The staff very welcoming at reception but our waiter was far too attentive and we had trouble understanding what he was...saying some of the time. The food was very disappointing; the starters we found bland and uninspiring (portobello mushrooms with goats cheese and a sort of fish fritter,) and no vegetables with the main course chicken and sausage dish....on asking at the time of ordering we had been advised by the waiter that there were in fact sautéed potatoes with it, but clearly there was not...perhaps we had misheard him. Would I go again? No. A little overpriced and nothing particularly charming about the underground setting.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous meal at the wonderful Sotto Sotto restaurant. We both ate pistaccio encrusted steak with the most divine gravy sauce, perfectly cooked medium, rosemary potatoes very moorish, could eat their food forever and not stop! Such a lovely location and environment. The staff...were absolutely fantastic, the lovely Veronica and Lauchiano (apols, not sure of spelling). Cocktails and a very special complementary drink at the end that we have never tasted before was absolutely gorgeous. The toilets were extremely clean. Fellow diners were lovely as well. You must go, worth every penny of money. Much more beautiful and inviting than the photo here.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fabulous meal with attentive yet unobtrusive staff . We felt so welcome and can’t wait to return. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a family and were greeted by lovely staff and a warm, cosy environment. The service was excellent and there was a substantial range of wines and alcohol available. The food arrived promptly and you could tell the ingredients were high quality. The...food tasted fantastic and the portions were very filling. The reason for 4 stars and not 5 is that the toilets were really quite disgusting. Damp toilet roll, smelly and in generally poor condition. For such a popular establishment I would expect better!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing restaurant, incredible food and the staff were so attentive. Would definitely recommend this restaurant if you’re visiting Bath, book a head as always busy!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this restaurant for my husband’s birthday on back of all the amazing 5* reviews on here but boy were we mightily disappointed. Food was under seasoned and uninspiring, the prawns on the bruschetta looked pale and boring, searing them would have given more colour...and flavour surely. The chicken & sausage dish was just that & nothing else served with it, given the pasty almost slimy texture I guessed it’d been boiled on mass and reheated before being served and covered in a sauce, surely the waitress could have mentioned it came without sides and suggested something to go with this underwhelming dish. The swordfish was so thin and bland. We definitely wished we’d booked somewhere else & would not recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant, a cosy setting, lots of choice on the menu and the service was really good. Could not fault this restaurant, will definitely recommend it

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Birthday celebration meal for the two of us was first class! Great wine, food and staff in a wonderful atmosphere with Dean Martin background music - just perfect!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't rave enough about our dinner here. We started out with the bread/olive oil, and I had a salad. While these were yummy, I later regretted eating them. Why? Because I couldn't finish my dinner. I had the penne with gorgonzola sauce with walnuts...and mushrooms. Sadly, I had to leave 9 pieces of pasta - I could eat no more. It ranks as some of the best pasta I've ever had in my life. My husband had the chicken and sausage cooked with a balsamic vinegar and he was quite satisfied with it. He ordered a Tom Collins, and I ordered a Cosmopolitan. It came as a very light pink, which usually indicates too little Cointreau giving it a harsh vodka taste. Well dear readers, it was incredibly smooth with a perfect amount of sweetness. Yes, I ordered a second one. Service was friendly and fast. Our reservation was at 5 PM, so it wasn't overly crowded yet. 5 stars - definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous food , great ambience. Unobtrusive but attentive service. Well worth the price, will definitely be back. Delicious.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a nice quality Italian restaurant in bath and we were not disappointed. Close to the river and in a quaint and unusual building below ground, good quality food at reasonable prices. I had the lamb pasta and my wife rigatoni. Nice wine list...too. Service level good too.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Response from Borschtman | Reviewed this property |
No surcharge, but worth a 15% tip for the excellent food and service.
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Response from Luisa170 | Reviewed this property |
I thought the prices are reasonable. We paid just over £100 for two of us and we had a bottle of wine. The menu is on their website to view and it has prices too.
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Response from stevenlporter | Reviewed this property |
I don’t recall seeing any dogs when we dined there. It’s a fairly upscale restaurant. That doesn’t exactly answer your question. Reservations are mandatory, and often hard to get according to the staff at the Inn we were... More
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Sotto Sotto is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5