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


Sotto Sopra Restaurant
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.

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


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)

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!


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 @

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.