9575 W. Pico Blvd.
Pico-Robertson, CA 90035
Sotto +

Anne Fishbein Braised Devil's Gulch pork shank


  • Sun.-Thu., 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5:30-10:30 p.m.
  • $$$
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Is it possible that Sotto has been open for five years? That’s usually the age at which a heavily decorated restaurant begins to advance from the realm of really, really good to damn-near-legendary status, a restaurant where trends and upstart chefs can be traced back to and mapped out like a sprawling family-tree diagram. Even in its earliest days, Sotto was much more than a Neapolitan pizza restaurant, though it was and is making some of the finest pies in the city. You could find interesting wines from overlooked regions of Italy, cocktails that captivated even the geekiest of amaro nerds and beautiful renditions of both hearty handmade pastas and wood-grilled meats before both of those became de facto requirements in L.A.’s rustic-Italian scene. Steve Samson and his team of chefs offer both classic standbys, such as grilled pork meatballs, and seasonal dishes, like risotto stewed with squash and roasted chestnuts. It’s not easy for restaurants to balance consistency with creativity year after year. Sotto pulls off that feat with ease. —Garrett Snyder
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