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Sotto Cinque - CLOSED

322 E 86th St, New York City, NY 10028-4611
+1 212-472-5563
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
25 Mar 2015
“Where is it now located?”
2 Nov 2014
“Great food, great atmosphere, spotty service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
322 E 86th St, New York City, NY 10028-4611
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

This is a favorite and affordable neighborhood restaurant with the best sauce around. It recently closed on East 86th Street. It is impossible to maintain an affordable lease on East 86th Street. Since it has been in the neighborhood for decades, I wonder where it...More

Thank portdebrasaucambre
Reviewed 2 November 2014

I order here frequently and they're always prompt and the food good. I tried dining in, the atmosphere was ver nice. The food is great. The service though was spotty. It took them a while to even hand us a menu. After that we never...More

Thank GVarch
Reviewed 13 October 2014

First I called to order food to go, but was on hold for 12 minutes with no end in sight, So I ordered from the Sotto Cinque's website. I received an email and a confirmation number. 45 minutes later I called to check up on...More

Thank mkshap
Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

We tried out Sotto Cinque one evening and were delighted. The ambience and atmosphere were very relaxing and romantic and the food was simply delicious. Being half italian I can vouch that even my Nonna would have approved of the delicious dishes. Well worth a...More

Thank H19832014
Reviewed 31 March 2014

We used to live a few blocks from Sotto and it was our go to date night place, special occasion place, if we had friends or family in town we always went to Sotto Cinque. Now, when we're in the city we make it a...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 27 March 2014

I have been eating here for years. Food is always good. Service is great and you sit well. All this and very reasonable prices make this a regular experience.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 8 February 2014

This was our go to place for years. We also had, birthday parties, wedding showers etc. here and it was always great! Staff was and is excellent. The food is good and reasonably priced. Then they hired this Robert person to be the maître 'd....More

1  Thank scottie138
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Sotto Cinque is what its name hints: a very reasonably priced, standard fare Italian restaurant. If you are in need of high quality meats, pastas, sauces, ingredients and presentations, this is not your establishment. But if a low-key dining experience with very efficient and pleasant...More

Thank bigcitydiner
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Sotto Cinque was my Italian go-to local gem for years when I live in the neighborhood. Unfortunately Valentine's Day at Sotto Cinque was a total waste and I will not return. We were presented with the special pre-fixe menu. I asked if we could order...More

1  Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Fresh ingredients; interesting and vegetarian menu; pretty, candlelit space; prompt, warm and genuine service - all for good prices! Loved our spinach tortellini, pasta primavera and tiramisu, washed down with Italian Pinot Grigio. Definitely recommend!

Thank HelenMMelbourne
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:59 pm
11:30 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 E 86th St, New York City, NY 10028-4611
    (Between 1st and 2nd Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: 4, 5 & 6 trains to Lexington Avenue and East 86th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-472-5563
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