Tucked away along Pico Boulevard you’ll find Sotto, meaning “beneath,” or “southern.” Both meanings are apt. Descending the stairs to enter the warmly-lit space, you’ll feel as though you’re being let in on a secret. The intimate restaurant offers a deliberately-crafted menu of Southern Italian dishes, accompanied by creative cocktails and an approachable, curated list of Italian wines. A hand-hewn nature and pride in craft pervades each facet of Sotto: from the handmade pastas, to the wood burning oven built on-site by Neapolitan craftsmen, to the rustic wood tables, to the attentive but unobtrusive service. Sotto offers hearty, soulful dishes, crafted with care in small batches. Chef Samson is careful to remain true to the southern Italian sensibility, while incorporating the beautiful local produce that Southern California affords. While remaining true to its southern roots, the warm and inviting nature of Sotto also extends to creating a menu that every guest can feel speaks to them, whether they’re vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-intolerant. Brynn Smith has taken the helm as bar manager. Smith, who has been with Sotto since its opening, creates seasonally-rotating tipples. The cocktails feature only freshly-made juices, and highlight certain lesser-known Italian spirits. The wine list curated by Jeremy Parzen of features southern Italian selections that pair effortlessly with the menu, as well as natural, biodynamic California wines. Sotto’s authentic Neapolitan pizzas topped with inventive and sometimes surprising ingredients have been featured on the Food Network’s Best.Pizza.Ever, and twice been named LA’s best pizza by LA Weekly. Sotto has also received celebrated accolades such as one of Esquire Magazine’s “Best New Restaurants” and “Best New Restaurant” (ranked no. 1) by Los Angeles Magazine.



Hours of Operation

Sun-Thu 5:30pm-9:30pm
Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm

Pricing: $$$

dineL.A. | Jan 11-25, 2019:

Dinner: $39.00


9575 West Pico
Los Angeles, CA 90035

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  • ADA Accessible
  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • BYOB with Corkage
  • Bar
  • Business Lunch
  • Catering
  • Chef's Kitchen/Table
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  • Family Friendly
  • Farm-To-Table
  • Full Bar
  • Group Dining
  • Happy Hour
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  • Late Nights
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining Room
  • Public Space ADA Compliant
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Romantic
  • Self Parking
  • Take Out
  • Tour Group Friendly
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  • Valet Parking


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