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Sotto Sotto

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 (Photograph: Courtesy Sotto Sotto)
Photograph: Courtesy Sotto SottoSotto Sotto
 (Photograph: Courtesy Sotto Sotto)
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Time Out says

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Aptly named for a racy Lina Wertmüller comedy, Milanese native Riccardo Ullio’s Inman Park fixture feels as chic and sexy as it did when it opened in 1999. No doubt the mood at Sotto Sotto is fueled in part by the gorgeous wine list: here, as at Nostrana, are Italy’s vinous trophies by the glass, with many more in bottle alongside curiosities from the Valle d’Aosta and Le Marche. Yet the robust, pan-regional piatti couldn’t be truer to the traditional spirit of the neighborhood trattoria—be it thehistoric recipe for veal-and-pork tortelli in butter and sage found in Michaelangelo’s letters; risotto flavored with caramelized onions and balsamic vinegar; or acqua pazza (“crazy water”), a vibrant dish of poached fish in tomato broth, followed by the simplest of housemade desserts (including true gelato artigianale).

Sotto Sotto says
Opened in 1999, Sotto Sotto creates authentic Italian food, with complex flavors that develop from centuries of Italian culinary traditions. Sotto Sotto’s impeccable hospitality and intimate dining room promote the feeling that one is dining in a roomful of friends rather than strangers. A hundred years of plaster layer the dining room walls, hand-sandblasted by chef-owner Riccardo Ullio to create abstract patterns of pale blue, cream, faded green and turquoise, reminiscent of a seaside Roman villa. Simple décor and soothing colors of Sotto Sotto leave diners to focus on the honest food complemented by an all-Italian, awarding-winning wine list.



Address: 313 N Highland Ave NE
Price: $$$ (30-50)
Opening hours: 5:30PM to 11:00PM Mon, 5:30PM to 11:00PM Tue, 5:30PM to 11:00PM Wed, 5:30PM to 11:00PM Thu, 5:30PM to 12:00AM Fri, 5:30PM to 12:00AM Sat, 5:30PM to 10:00PM Sun
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