Sotto 13: Good for groups (and wallets)

30 Jan

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Sotto 13 is a great choice for a group dinner (I’m talking 8 people, not 15, although the place is pretty accommodating and could probably manage whatever you want). First, it’s centrally located on 13th near Seventh in the former Bigoli space—convenient no matter where your friends are coming from. The low-lit interior is cavernous without being too dark/creepy. Menu features Italian-style tapas (yeah, I know we’re not wild about the term) perfect for sharing: crostini, salads, wood-fired pizzas and other small plates like meatballs, zucchini strings, stuffed artichoke, burrata. Bottles of wine hover around $40.

Our group of 7 ordered plenty of food, left perfectly full and racked up a mere $200 tab (before tip), which is totally reasonable for a Tuesday night catch-up. I can’t imagine a big group of dudes eating here, but it’s a solid choice for a girls’ din or a date (low-lit in back, nice big bar up front for mutual nibbling and $12 cocktails).

The one bad thing about small plates? No leftovers.

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