Saturday, December 31, 2016

2017 Winter Restaurant Week Menu - Lunch $15 / Dinner $35

Sotto Sopra Restaurant
405 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
Reservations: 410 625 0534

Winter Restaurant Week 2017
 Dinner Menu*
Friday, January 13th to Saturday, January 28th
Three Course Dinner - $35.00

First Course
Choice of One

Soup of the Day

La Nostra Insalata
bitter greens, dill, shaved fennel, Parmigiano, Champagne-Dijon vinaigrette

Insalata alla Cesare
 hearts of romaine, pane carasau

Goat Cheese Salad
arugula, baby beets, fennel, goat cheese fritters, tangerine vinaigrette

Polenta Fritta Bergamot
fried polenta, truffle sea salt, paprika aioli

Insalata Caprese
fresh mozzarella, tomato confit, balsamic glaze

Polenta Con Lumache al Burro Aromatizzato
Valtellina polenta, escargot ragu, garlic butter

Salmon Carpaccio
Salmon carpaccio, arugula, capers, lemon vinaigrette

Finocchiona e Burrate in Insalata
 fennel salami, burrata cheese

Calamari Fritti
 fried calamari, garlic aioli, spicy marinara

Flatbread of the Day

Second Course
Choice of One

Pappardelle Sotto Sopra
 homemade pappardelle pasta, fresh tomato sauce, smoked mozzarella

Gnocchi Di Ricotta alla Bolognese
 ricotta gnocchi, Bolognese meat sauce

Francobolli di Ricotta e Spinaci
 spinach and ricotta ravioli / fresh tomato sauce

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara
smoked bacon, egg, Parmesan cheese

Ravioloni di Zucca con Salsiccia
 homemade pumpkin ravioloni, amaretto cookies, sausage, cream sauce

Pollo Organico Ripieno di Salsiccia
 airline chicken, sausage stuffing, crispy mushrooms, celery root lasagna

Il Cioppino di Sotto Sopra
 lobster bisque, mussels, clams, salmon, other seasonal fish, Tuscan bread…ADD $5

Pan Seared Salmon
 roasted fingerling potatoes, wilted spinach, warm tartar sauce.

Duck Leg Confit
Mashed potato, cherry tomato, fresh oregano, onions, butter wine sauce

Pork Osso Bucco
Truffled  wild mushroom risotto ... ADD $10

Pan Seared Branzino Filet
Sautéed potato cubes, spinach, salmoriglio sauce

Delmonico di Manzo
Espresso-rubbed Delmonico rib-eye, pumpkin lasagna, broccolini, Barolo reduction ... ADD $10

Third Course
Choice of One

Pistachio Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Semolina Cake

Warm Apple Strudel


Marscapone Cheesecake

Gelato and Sorbetto of the Day

·         *Menu items are subject to change due to availability or market changes.

·         No other promotions or discounts are applicable during Restaurant Week.

·         Valet parking available $8

·         We will only be serving the Restaurant Week Menu during these dates.

2017 Winter Restaurant Week
 Lunch Menu*
Friday, January 13th to Saturday, January 28th
Two Courses - $15.00

First Course
Choice of One

Soup of the Day

La Nostra Insalata
bitter greens / dill / shaved fennel / Parmigiano / Champagne-Dijon vinaigrette

Arugula Insalata
fennel / Parmesan shaving / lemon oil vinaigrette

Insalata alla Cesare
Caesar salad

Polenta Soffice con Ragu di Lumache
soft polenta / snail ragout / garlic butter

Polenta Fritta Bergamot
fried polenta / truffle sea salt / paprika aioli

Second Course
Choice of One

Spaghetti all’Amatriciana
spaghetti / tomato / onion / pancetta

Rigatoni alle Melanzane e Mozzarella
rigatoni pasta / roasted eggplant / fresh mozzarella

Pappardelle Sotto Sopra
pappardelle / smoked mozzarella / fresh tomato sauce

Omelette of the Day

Cozze Saltate al Curry
Prince Edward Island mussels / Indian curry / coconut milk / leeks


Risotto of the Day

Chicken Sotto Sopra
mashed potatoes / tomato / asparagus / provolone cheese / rosemary sauce

Angus Beef Burger
lettuce / tomato / white cheddar cheese / fried potatoes

Panino con Salmone alla Griglia
grilled salmon panino / caper aioli / heirloom tomato

Salmone alla Lavanda e Miele
grilled salmon / lavender honey / broccoli / mashed potatoes


*menu items can be subject to change due to availability or market conditions
No other promotions or discounts are applicable during Restaurant Weeks. We will only be serving the Restaurant Week Menu during these dates.







Saturday, December 17, 2016

OPERA NIGHT - JANUARY 29, 2017

Sotto Sopra Restaurant
OPERA NIGHT
Multi Course Italian Dinner & Live Opera Performances
Sunday, January 29th – 6 pm
Purchase tickets*:  410 625 0534


Our performers will regale you with your favorite arias that tell the stories of lives and loves both won and lost. Hear their amazing voices as they envelop Sotto Sopra's 19th century dining room. The acoustics are amazing, the singers engaging and the dinner will make your taste buds dance.

PERFORMERS
Karen Myers Rhodovi, Soprano
Paul McIlvaine, Tenor
Tom Hetrick, Pianist

MENU

Shrimp and Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Asparagus, Zucchini and Fava Bean Risotto

Peach Sorbetto

Pan-Seared Duckt Breast with Celery Root Lasagna
with a shitake mushroom, cherry and red wine sauce

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
with pear sorbetto

$58 Per Person
Includes multi course dinner and live entertainment
(excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)

FUTURE OPERA NIGHTS – Save the Dates
Sunday: February 19th, March 19th and April 23rd


*Credit card guaranteed tickets are required for Opera Night. Parties cancelling their tickets 48 hours prior and no shows to Opera Night will be billed $50 per person in their party. 

Sotto Sopra Restaurant – 405 N. Charles Street – Baltimore MD 21201 – 410 625 0534


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Chef For The Day is back!

CHEF-FOR-THE-DAY


What's it like to work in a restaurant kitchen? That question can be answered with Sotto Sopra Restaurant's Chef-for-the-Day Program under the tutelage of Executive Chef Riccardo Bosio.

If Executive Chef Riccardo Bosio of Sotto Sopra has been asked once, he has been asked a hundred times about life in a restaurant kitchen by clientele, many of whom are talented home cooks. Proof of this fascination can be found in the success of television's reality kitchen programming: Top Chef, Hell's Kitchen and The Food Network’s Chopped.

Chef Bosio has brought back his own chef reality program at Sotto Sopra Restaurant with Chef-for-the-Day allowing a patron to come work in the restaurant kitchen for a full day. Chef-for-the-Day starts early, is expected to be on their feet all day, maneuver narrow stairwells, work through evening service and will wrap their day in the kitchen with dinner      

Prior to coming into Sotto Sopra's kitchen, Chef Bosio assesses the Chef-for-the-Day's skill level and also offers up an additional challenge of creating a menu promoting them as the Chef-for-the-Day at the restaurant.  

Previous Chefs-for-the-Day have invited friends and family in that evening to partake of the multi-course pre-fix menu that they have prepared.  Sotto Sopra help promote you as Chef-for-the-Day on the blog and in their e-newsletter. Cost for this once in a lifetime experience is $100 – available for direct purchase or as a gift certificate for Chef-for-the-Day.

The Details

WHO:  Contact Executive Chef Riccardo Bosio at 410 625 0534 to discuss your cooking skills and plan a menu.  E mail: rbosio9 @ aol.com

WHAT:  A day and evening working as a chef in Sotto Sopra’s kitchen

WHERE:  Sotto Sopra Restaurant, 405 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD  21201
                                                            410 625 0534

WHEN:  You and Chef Bosio will come up with a date that is mutually agreeable for both of you.


Chef-for-the-Day participants are required to sign a liability release form before working in the kitchen.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

2017 Calendar - Opera Night & 5 Course Dinner

Mark your calendars so you don't miss Sotto Sopra's Opera Night throughout 2017. Relish each month's seasonal 5 course menu and the live Opera performances.

Sundays - 6 pm to 9 pm:

·  January 29, 2017
·  February 19, 2017
·  March 19, 2017
·  April 23, 2017
·  May 21, 2017
·  June 25, 2017
·  July 16, 2017
·  Aug 20, 2017
·  Sept 24, 2017
·  Oct 22, 2017
·  Nov 19, 2017
·  Dec 10, 2017




Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sotto Sopra's Holiday Opera Night Special - Sunday December 18th

On Sunday, December 18th Sotto Sopra has planned a special evening for you. Enjoy a taste of our Northern Italian cuisine from our ala carte menu along with live Opera Performances throughout the evening for a mere $10 cover charge per guest.

We are accepting open reservations for dinner and the show from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. For too many years to mention, Sotto Sopra' has been the venue for our successful, well attended monthly Opera Night along with a five course dinner but on this night, you can order off the menu. If you have never attended we hope you will sample the experience on this very special evening. The restaurant is decorated for the holidays, its warm, cozy and oh so tasty. 

Since this is a very special evening, we will not be offering our Beat the Clock offerings. Call for reservations 410 625 0534

Monday, November 07, 2016

2016 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

THANKSGIVING
Thur, November 24th, 2016
CLOSED

XMAS EVE  &  HANUKAH
Sunday, December 24th, 2016
Dinner – 4 pm to 10 pm

XMAS DAY
Monday, December 25th, 2016
Noon to 10 pm

Tuesday – December 26th, 2016
Lunch-closed
Dinner 5 pm to 11 pm

NEW YEARS EVE
Sunday, December 31st, 2016
Dinner 4 pm to midnight

NEW YEARS DAY
Monday, January 1, 2017
Lunch-Closed

Dinner 4 pm to 9 pm

Election Night Party


$35 - 3 Course Dinner
Reservations: 410-625-0534

 First course - choice of one:
Goat Cheese Salad
arugula/baby beets/shaved fennel/goat cheese fritters/tangerine dressing
Caesar Salad
thin wafer basket
Polenta Fries
with cheese fondue
Soup of the day
 Second Course - choice of one:
Chicken Stuffed with Fennel and Sausage
crispy mushrooms/potato tortino/pan jus
Lavender Salmon
grilled salmon/lavender honey/mixed vegetables/mashed potatoes
Pumpkin Pasta
pumpkin sacchetti/amaretti cookies/crumbled sausage /cream sauce
Seafood Spaghetti Neri
squid ink spaghetti/crawfish/porcini mushroom cream sauce/crab meat
Spaghetti Carbonara
eggs/cheese/pancetta/black pepper
Risotto of the Day
Third Course - choice of one:
One Glass of Wine –House Red, White or Prosecco
Apple Strudel
Panna Cotta
Tiramisu
Gelato or Sorbetto of the day

SOTTO SOPRA RESTAURANT – 405 N. Charles Street – Baltimore, MD  21201  410-625-0534

*Does not include tax and gratuity. Not applicable with any other promotions or discounts. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

November Opera Night - Sunday, November 13th

Sotto Sopra Restaurant
OPERA NIGHT
Multi Course Italian Dinner & Live Opera Performances
Sunday, November 13th – 6 pm
Purchase tickets*:  410 625 0534

Our performers will regale you with your favorite arias that tell the stories of lives and loves both won and lost. Hear their amazing voices as they envelop Sotto Sopra's 19th century dining room. The acoustics are amazing, the singers engaging and the food---check out our Fall inspired menu below.

PERFORMERS
Karen Myers Rhodovi, Soprano
Paul McIlvaine, Tenor
Tom Hetrick, Pianist

MENU

Pumpkin and Green Apple Soup
finished with smoked paprika and crispy bacon

Pumpkin Ravioli
with butter, sage and mushrooms

Mango Sorbet

Pan-seared Black Bass
with gremolata, polenta cake, green beans & clam broth

Lime Tart
with raspberry sauce

$58 Per Person
Includes multi course dinner and live entertainment
(excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)

FUTURE OPERA NIGHTS – Save the Dates
Sunday: December 11th


*Credit card guaranteed tickets are required for Opera Night. Parties cancelling their tickets 48 hours prior and no shows to Opera Night will be billed $50 per person in their party. 


Sotto Sopra Restaurant – 405 N. Charles Street – Baltimore MD 21201 – 410 625 0534

Friday, September 23, 2016

15th Anniversary OPERA NIGHT - October 16, 2016

Sotto Sopra Restaurant
15th Anniversary OPERA NIGHT
Multi Course Italian Dinner & Live Opera Performances
1 Night Only - 3 Sopranos and a Tenor
Sunday, October 16th – 6 pm
Purchase tickets*:  410 625 0534


Join us on Sunday, October 16th for our gala 15th Anniversary of our Opera Nights – evenings filled with your favorite arias and mouth watering Italian cuisine. On this Opera Night, as a celebration of 15th years, we are welcoming back Kathleen Stapleton, the soprano who performed the first Opera Night and many Opera Nights thereafter.  Joining Kathleen, by special arrangement is Diane Abel, whose operatic renditions of your favorite songs and duets entertained so many of you. Last, but far from least, is our current soprano, the versatile Karen Myers Rhodovi who amazes all our guests with her stratospheric high notes.

Opposing the exquisite singing of these 3 soprano stalwarts will be our long running tenor, Paul McIlvaine, whose musical tones have been heard at Sotto Sopra’s Opera Nights for the past 15 years.
Hear all four voices as the evening opens with the resounding voices of La Traviata.

Our incomparable accompanist, Thomas Hetrick, will “tickle the ivories” to complement the vocalizing that tell the stories of loves, lives and sacrifice.

 Each guest will receive a free CD as a remembrance of the Opera Night 15th Anniversary

We expect a sellout crowd; tickets should be purchased early to guarantee your evening of music, songs and our cuisine that reflects the deft hand that is Italian.

PERFORMERS
Kathleen Stapleton, Soprano
Diane Abel, Soprano
Karen Myers Rhodovi, Soprano
Paul McIlvaine, Tenor
Tom Hetrick, Pianist

MENU
Lobster and Prosciutto Crostini

Tomato and Basil Risotto with Roasted Scallop  and Goat Cheese

Pomegranate Sorbet

Pan Seared Halibut
with sautéed spinach and avocado sour cream aioli

Lavender Panna Cotta
 with fig and caramel


$58 Per Person
Includes multi course dinner and live entertainment
(excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)

FUTURE OPERA NIGHTS – Save the Dates
Sundays: Nov 13th & December 11th

*Credit card guaranteed tickets are required for Opera Night. Parties cancelling their tickets 48 hours prior and no shows to Opera Night will be billed $50 per person in their party. 

Sotto Sopra Restaurant – 405 N. Charles Street – Baltimore MD 21201 – 410 625 0534


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Opera Night - September 18

Sotto Sopra Restaurant
OPERA NIGHT
Multi Course Italian Dinner & Live Opera Performances
Sunday, September 18th – 6 pm
Purchase tickets*:  410 625 0534

Our performers will regale you with your favorite arias that tell the stories of lives and loves both won and lost. Hear their amazing voices as they envelop Sotto Sopra's 19th century dining room. The acoustics are amazing, the singers engaging and the food---aah, the food reflects the deft hand that is Italian.

PERFORMERS
Karen Myers Rhodovi, Soprano
Paul McIlvaine, Tenor
Tom Hetrick, Pianist

MENU
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 Cake

$58 Per Person
Includes multi course dinner and live entertainment
(excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)

FUTURE OPERA NIGHTS – Save the Dates
Sundays: October 16th, Nov 13th & December 11th


*Credit card guaranteed tickets are required for Opera Night. Parties cancelling their tickets 48 hours prior and no shows to Opera Night will be billed $50 per person in their party. 

Sotto Sopra Restaurant – 405 N. Charles Street – Baltimore MD 21201 – 410 625 0534


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Opera Night & 5 Course Dinner - August, 2016

Sotto Sopra Restaurant
OPERA NIGHT
Multi Course Italian Dinner & Live Opera Performances
Sunday, August 21st – 6 pm
Purchase tickets*:  410 625 0534


Summer is here and it is hot out there, chill with us for an evening of tantalizing Sotto Sopra cuisine. Our performers will regale you with your favorite arias that tell the stories of lives and loves both won and lost. Hear their amazing voices as they envelop Sotto Sopra's 19th century dining room. The acoustics are amazing, the singers engaging and the food---aah, the food reflects the deft hand that is Italian.

PERFORMERS
Karen Myers Rhodovi, Soprano
Paul McIlvaine, Tenor
Tom Hetrick, Pianist

MENU

Beef Carpaccio
Dijon mustard /capers / aioli / and arugula salad

Caciocavallo Cheese and Fava Bean Ravioli
 roasted cherry tomato and shallot, oregano sauce with crispy pancetta

Blood Orange Sorbet

Pan-Seared Rockfish
Porcini mushrooms, mashed potatoes and roasted garlic cream sauce

Angel Food Cake
seasonal fruits and vanilla gelato

$58 Per Person
Includes multi course dinner and live entertainment
(excludes beverages, tax and gratuity)

FUTURE OPERA NIGHTS – Save the Dates
Sundays: September 18th,  October 16th, Nov 13th


*Credit card guaranteed tickets are required for Opera Night. Parties cancelling their tickets 48 hours prior and no shows to Opera Night will be billed $50 per person in their party. 

Sotto Sopra Restaurant – 405 N. Charles Street – Baltimore MD 21201 – 410 625 0534