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  • Italian
  • 322 E 86th St, New York NY10028 40.777209 -73.950923
  • (Btwn 1st & 2nd Ave)
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  • (646) 720-0472
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User Ratings (Based on 79 reviews)

Food 3.5 Value 3.8
Service 3.5 Atmosphere 3.6

Other Restaurant Info

(646) 720-0472
Place Order:
Order From Sotto Cinque for delivery & takeout
Corporate Accounts Major Credit Cards
Sun-Thu: 11:30am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11:30am-12am
Lunch, Dinner
Group Dining, Live Entertainment, Delivery, Online Reservations, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties
Min Delivery:
Delivery Area:
72nd to 96th St; 5th Ave to E River

User Reviews

  • Sotto Cinque

    Posted by Wendy on 08/19/2014

    Sotto Cinque Brings Back Live Jazz

    We have now been to Sotto Cinque and love the atmosphere--particularly with the new solo guitarist Mike Stien every Thursday night. What a welcome change to the UES! Usually, you can only find great music downtown. The cozy chic bar and restaurant is a hidden gem with ceiling fans easily missed with construction trucks nearby.

  • Sotto Cinque

    Posted by Magster on 01/19/2014

    Sotto No More

    Seems like everything has changed...and not for the better. New management, revised, more expensive menu. Ordered pear salad...pears were unripe, ordered Caesar salad...anchovy flavor, mushy lasagna...miss the old Sotto. Do not think I will return.

  • Sotto Cinque

    Posted by GaryUES on 01/14/2013

    Just be selective

    I've gone here and ordering-in for a number of years. Very nice atmosphere and reasonably priced wines. It's great value, if you're selective. Best baked clams in the hood, great Della Casa salad, and the garlic bread will blow your partner away. Excellent soup, and they use veal generously, but it's a bit chewy.

  • Sotto Cinque

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/02/2012

    Great Pappardelle with Veal & Mushrooms

    I ordered through delivery (seamless web). I loved the pappardelle with veal/mushrooms dish. delish. asked for aside of grated parm. Delivery was fast; pasta was fresh. The bread included with the meal wasn't super fresh. I ordered fried mozzerela. Yummy mozzarella but not so sure I like to dipping sauce or the breading. Delivery was quick. I'd order from here again.

  • Sotto Cinque

    Posted by notzagat on 07/22/2012

    Not Coming Back

    Brunch ($13.95) continues to be very disappointing. I had chicken parm “panini” which was a hero. The “parm” was tasteless, never seemed fried though breading was spotted. Parm was there but you wouldn't know it. Meat was not tough but certainly not tender—not much sauce to speak of, and what there was was flavorless. Minestrone (or salad included) was poor; taste was barely there and had broccoli as main ingredient—obviously last night’s leftover. OJ was not even a good frozen brand. Another in party had penne vodka which was OK except portion fairly small. Pasta primavera was OK but again small portion—both included salads which were small. Coffee was good, service good. This is not the first but will be the last of several poor experiences. There are much better pasta offerings elsewhere for comparable price.

  • Sotto Cinque

    Posted by John Reilly on 05/07/2012

    Good Bargain and good food

    I went to Sotto Cinque last week and it's in a location that's not exactly a well known spot for restaurants. But I was pleasantly surprised at the great prices and the ambiance of the place. Service was great, had a few drinks before dinner and they had a nice wine selection. Dinner was lasagna and it was excellent. Service was very good as well and I'd recommend this place to anyone!

  • Sotto Cinque

    Posted by Foodie on 03/17/2012

    Think twice!

    It's unbelievable to find a place in NYC in 2012 this disappointing. First, the service was good, as the waiter politely returned several of the inedible items. Your first clue is a supermarket version of sliced Italian bread served with butter...no olive oil in sight! The wines by the glass are putrid, the stereotype Chianti (tart, hard) before anyone knew Chianti could be good. We returned the evening special comprising whole wheat pasta, artichoke hearts, white beans and seafood (octopus, etc.). What was I thinking? The white wine sauce was acrid, clearly they used a cheap wine that was not properly reduced. I ordered Eggplant Parmigiana, thinking how could they miss? By a country mile! The marinara sauce is metallic and sour, the mozzarella is of the chewy, tasteless variety (i.e. third rate), nothing comes together in the dish. A side order of sauteed spinach, though not over-cooked, was nonetheless chewy, waterlogged and tasteless; not a hint of olive oil or garlic and under-salted....enough to make you gag. My wife had the pork chop special, requesting them not to be overcooked. Of course they were overcooked, though there were enough onions and mushrooms and peppers to make the dish palatable. If you know anything at all about food, don't even think about going to this place, though to be honest, it was packed. I guess large portions and low prices are enough to keep this place going. A miracle! (And if there is an Italian in the kitchen, he's been living in a cave his whole life).

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