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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 - 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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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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Sotto Sopra delivered such an awesome service, very knowledgable and attentive. We had eggplant (char-grilled) with tomato based which I think was okay. Then had prosciutto with char grilled bread. Prosciutto was really good and the bread is just perfect. For main, we had duck raggou-served with pasta which for me it was too salty. Whole cod fish with capers, onion which was nice, perfectly cooked, and fresh. Then we had angus beef with beetroot which for me was over-cooked. Meat was a bit tough and overly salty. It would be better if they put salt on the side. But overall it was a great experience.

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Really amazing food excellent service got everything really fast

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Cristina Cuesta

Restaurant was really nice, warm atmosphere, great service, really nice and helpful staff. We were a party of 4 people, with 2 little kids and they were great. they provided some drawing things for the kids plus they were very accommodating. Love it.

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Wow, I have driven past this restaurant for 2 years and did not know what I was missing out on. Wonderful food, engaging service and a comfortable space. The degustation menu was a fine introduction to many of their signature dishes. Highlights included the crunchy-crust wood fire bread with creamy ricotta, the tender angus steak and of course the elegant light-as-a-feather tiramisu. Coffee and wine all first class.

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Alice Gattini

The food has an amazing taste but is a little bit simple..we were expecting a little bit more from a fine dining restaurant. We had the banquet menu and is pretty abundant! We couldn't finish everything! The service was amazing.

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Awesome food! Great service. Will be visiting again.

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This is definitely one of the best Italian restaurants I have eaten at thank you keep up the good work

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Such great food and wine! Every dish we ordered was so full of flavour. Thanks so much for having us. Was a great night to celebrate my birthday!

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Sara Murray

We were particularly excited when we found out that Sotto Sopra was under the guide of Alessandro Pavoni. After having eaten at two of his other restaurants, we held high expectations and the chefs delivered. The food was amazing. The service just as great, even with two young kids in tow we managed to have an amazing family lunch. Highly recommend the wood fired octopus.

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Trudy Haygarth

Fantastic experience. Friendly efficient service from the staff, the food was incredible and the gelato at the end was out of this world.
Definitely coming back again.
Thank you to the team for a wonderful dinner.

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Sotto Sopra was fantastic! Service was exceptional and food was tasty! The restaurant has a nice relaxed atmosphere that is refreshing. We highly recommend the gnocchi and snapper!

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Great! Will be recommending first table and sotto sopra to friends and family!

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Carole naldson

Delicious meal,although the sourdough bread came ,the crust was completely backened and as tough as a brick ,should have not been sent out to our table

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Food was incredible, along with the service. Can't wait to go back!

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Mariana Cuevas

food and service were amazing. The waiter was very helpful to choose your meals, we had a really good time.

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WOW the matre de initially welcomed us with a beautiful Italian accent and was attentive and warm on arrival. the food was the best I have ever eaten and each course was explained in depth by extremely attentive wait staff. An amazing experience that I would probably never have had if not for First table thank you

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The banquet was amazing! Staff are very friendly and knowledgable

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Glenn Start

Great food and service as always

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Tanya Beach

Fantastic experience again made all the more special by our charming hosts! I love how they time to explain the origin of the dish and the little idiosyncrasies that make dining at Sotto Sopra such a wonderful experience.

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