Cuisine: Italian

Sotto Sopra is Italian for ‘upside down’, so called because this restaurant is turning typical Italian dining on its head.

This relaxed yet sophisticated trattoria on the beach is run by Chef and Restaurateur Alessandro Pavoni and his partners from the well-respected Two Hat Mosman restaurant, Ormeggio at The Spit. You can expect glorious fresh pasta, dishes from the imported Italian wood oven and a few must-try surprises on the menu.

Think wood-fired flat bread with sea salt, rosemary and local prosciutto, fish of the day on the bone with capers and lemon or braised lamb shoulder with carrot puree and mustard jus. The menu is seasonally-driven, so though the menu may change, you can always expect fresh, mouth-watering Italian cuisine.

The wine list offers a wide ranging and affordable selection of Italian varietals. There is a Coravin system in use, ensuring access to some truly exceptional wines.

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Sotto Sopra
G04/316-324 Barrenjoey Rd
Newport 2106

Open Hours:
Monday - Tuesday Closed
Wednesday - Thursday: 5pm - 10:30
Friday - Sunday: 12 - 3:30 & 5pm - 10:30

Phone: (02) 9997 7009
Website: www.sottosopra.com.au/

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Sotto Sopra
Location: Newport
Cuisine: Italian

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Jenny Walter

What a great evening - I will definitely be going back to Sotta Sopra. The food was well presented and fantastic - such a variety. I definitely recommend the beef pie, venison carpaccio, and prawns with mussels. I was also amazed at the extensive wine list with wines from Australia and Europe.

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Christelle Chardin

Great attention to detail. Good Food quality

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We had a wonderful lunch, everything was beautifully done and the service was charming.

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Joseph Lee

It’s really fantastic food and services. I’m highly recommend to come and enjoy.

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Judith Chen

Relaxing surroundings. Food is so good. My husband and I both enjoyed the dinner.

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Stu Lloyd

The banquet menu is the perfect option here. Great variety & every course was delicious. They were even willing to swap out dishes if you don't like a particular course. Service was super friendly and helpful too.

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First time dinning at this restaurant, took my husband for his birthday with the kids for lunch the whole experience from when we arrived until when we left including the wonderful food was excellent thank you to our waiter Andrea . Will definitely come back again.

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Exceptional customer service, by far the best I have experienced in Australia!

The vegan menu is impeccable.

We will definitely be back.

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Had a great evening with my family at Sotto Sopra in Newport last night. Great attentive service and fantastic, innovative Italian cuisine. Had the banquet...it was very good. We will be back!

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Anneke Botica

So we had a reservation to dine at Sotto Sopra however unfortunately the kitchen had to close due to an incidnet. We instead dined at a sister restaurant called Chiosco. Boy were we pleased. We heard that Sotto Sopra was amazing through friends of our who go their regularly. Its a shame we couldnt dine there but we were very well looked after at Chiosco! Thank you so much.

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Tanya Colwell

Had dinner with a girlfriend last night at Sotto Sopra. Superb! Incredible service, didn't feel in the least that I was a second class citizen due to being a First Table diner (as I have in other restaurants) and my dietary allergies were catered for happily. Honestly, the most delightful dining experience I've had in a while. The food was beautifully prepared, delicious and really couldn't fault anything. Will definitely be coming back because I want to have the kingfish crudo, chicken liver crackers and lemon custard ice cream again. My friend said the tiramisu was outstanding. Thank you Sotto Sopra and see you again soon.

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Wow, this place is amazing. We had the banquet and it was flawless. Service was also top shelf as well. Highly recommend this fine dining experience.

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Gill White

We had a wonderful dinner@Sotto Sopra the oysters were to die for and the prawns/mussels divine. The food was presented beautifully by very friendly staff
Definitely going back with friends,

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Leonard Gennusa

It was our first visit and won’t be our last. Great food and lovely accommodating staff. Giamarco manages every table with his personal touch. His passion of great food and wine is infectious and left a lasting impression on our table. Always manages to find time to explain the different food journeys and options. Great way to explore the wonders of Italian food on the northern beaches

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We had a delicious dinner on the First Table. The food was beautifully presented and very tasty and the service was impeccable. The kingfish crudo was my favourite dish.

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Fantastic food and service, lovely restaurant. Serving sizes were generous and will definitely be back.

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Jake Cohen

Amazing restaurant. Great food, very good atmosphere with the wait staff. Definitely recommend!

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Outside of visiting Italy - this is the best Italian restaurant I have eaten at. I would go here for the bread alone, but the meal just kept getting better and better, until we reached the beautiful tiramisu conclusion. Thank you.

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Chris Plunkett

Great service amazing food.

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Undoubtedly the best restaurant in Sydney - food & staff are indescribable

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Lyn Van Brugge

First table is an excellent way to try out restaurants. We tried Sotto Sopra for the first time on Sunday and were not disappointed. We would not hesitate to return. Food and service were excellent.

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Roslyn Jan

Great food & service. We had the $70 banquet - lots of gourmet dishes. Yum ! I would recommend this restaurant. Thanks First Table & Sotto Sopra for being partners. Nice atmosphere with a few families dining there too with their young kids. Catered for everyone & not just an up market restaurant

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Beccy Garrett

A fab last minute booking for our family. We came straight from the beach and were warmly welcomed with lovely hospitality and a delicious menu.
Food was fab and arrived quickly, the children all loved their food too and had some colouring to keep them busy which is always greatly appreciated.
As the night progressed, more groups arrived for special occasions and were dressed up so first table worked brilliantly for us!

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First class service and food. Our waiter/s were attentive, with helpful suggestions on wine. An extremely pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

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Wilma Quirante

As always....superb service and food is always delicious and well presented :)

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Excellent food, the service is pretty good too. We will be back for sure!
Thanks for having us.

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Jill Cohen

This is the first time I have used First Table and I was a bit hesitant going to such a nice restaurant so early for dinner but we were made to feel so welcome from the moment we arrived. We had the banquet and each dish was so delicious. The waiter explained each dish and the speed which the food arrived was perfect; we never felt rushed and had a very enjoyable evening. A large selection of quality wine by the glass is also available. A Wonderful food experience. Would highly recommend Sotto Sopra.

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This was fantastic!
We chose the 7 course banquet. If there was anything listed that needed to be changed there was absolutely no problem. We changed a couple of things and everything was perfect. The restaurant was packed and people were getting turned away. Everyone did their jobs well and we had a lovely evening. We will definitely be back. Pasta night for $15 sounds awesome. The gnocchi at the banquet was 'melt in your mouth' delicious! Thank you so much for a lovely night.

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Sat for lunch today and we were lucky enough to have Francesco wait our table, this man is amazing. His passion & knowledge of the food, wine and culture of the business is outstanding and he’s happy to recommend and share.
His recommendations were perfect and he made our lunch experience special. These boys know what they’re doing so for that real authentic Italian experience try this place at least once. Do not miss the garlic bread, and just quietly, the best coffee I’ve had this year.
Thanks boys
Luigi & Lisa

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Glenn Start

Great food and service as always

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This was one of the best restaurant experiences we have every had in our lives - every element of the evening was superb - will be happily telling many people on the Northern Beaches this is a must restaurant experience.

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Fantastic!

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We really had a lovely evening here. Staff were very friendly and attentive and the food just delicious. We ordered eggplant parmigiana with brioche garlic bread to start (shared between 2), then had Sunday beef roast and fish pie as mains. So yum. Had 5pm sitting for our lil date night and loved it, it was nice as we saw the sun go down.

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We had another great meal at Sotto Sopra. My kids love their pasta and every other week i get hassled to take them their to satisfy their pasta urge!. Staff always so helpful and genuinely interested in the food and wine they served. Will surely be back soon.

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Fantastic food prepared beautifully.

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Richard Barlow

How can you fault this place? The food is authentic Italian, delicious and the service is outstanding. Worth the trip up to Newport for the melanzana alone!

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The food, service and atmosphere were incredible. We enjoyed a truly indulgent lunch with truffles and champagne. So glad that we were introduced to this restaurant through First Table, we may otherwise never have tried it. We will definitely be back!

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Great for a lazy long lunch ..we had the banquet which was perfect for a relaxing two and half hour lunch. Just the right amount of different smaller plates to share with a few glasses of wine

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Georgia Carter

You can’t go past Sotto Sopra for excellent service and authentic, delicious food. Amazing experience every time!!

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Lara Gardner

Had a fantastic time - thank you! the staff were welcoming and had a high level of knowledge about the wine list and the amazing menu. We indulged with the banquet menu and it was well worth it. We'll definitely be back! thanks for a great time and for making my husband and I feel welcome on his birthday!

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Linzie Batey

First time and won’t be the last food was amazing and the service was on a par couldn’t have been made more welcome. Highlight had to be the deserts never had anything like it.

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Ursula Gething

Dining at Sotta Sopra in Newport is always a special treat, wonderful service, great ambience and the food is exceptional.

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Valerie Thompson

Good experience. Service excellent. The first course fantastic....gnocchi to die for. The secondi a little disappointing. Prawns excellent but too much Italian spinach overwhelmed the prawns. Great dessert and coffee...will choose differently next time. Will be there again soon,

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Nicki Boersma

Had a lovely night. Service was wonderful as was the food. Thank you.

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FANTASTIC FOOD, GREAT ATMOSPHERE
CAN RECOMMEND IT TO ALL FOODIES!!

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Food and wine list is amazing. So is the service. Much deserved of their hat. Great for a date or the whole family.

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As always the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. It is alway very pleasant to return to sotto sopra.
The food is delicious too!!!

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Tasting menu was delicious. We tried dishes that we normally wouldn't order and were very pleasantly surprised!

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Our lunch started off nice with delicious entrees and fresh bread. The gnocchi, kingfish and caluiflower were all lovely (and the sizes were great). We then waited almost an hour for our mains, which were somewhat underwhelming. The duck ragout was a ltitle bit strange (the meat seemed like mince and it was quite salty) and the beef was a little overcooked and didn't come with a salad or anything (this could have been stated when ordering so we could order some sides). The prawns were delicious. We decided not to have dessert because of the long wait between entree and main. Overall, it was OK but I wouldn't rush back.

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Ellice Coffey

Loved the food, the service and the fitout, will definitely be back - the banquet menu is brilliant!

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