The restaurant looked very upscale, but once we saw they offered a prix fixe lunch menu we had to try it. For just $7.95 the restaurant offered: a choice of soup, salad, or a mozzarella and tomato salad; an entrée; and hot tea or coffee. All of this also came with a complimentary basket of bread prior to the meal. I ordered the fusilli primavera, which was excellent. The garlicky pasta was full of fresh vegetables like summer squash, zucchini and mushrooms. The lunch sized portion was just enough and I had trouble believing the meal cost just $7.95.
The cozy restaurant was full of couples and small groups that appeared to be regulars. Given the value, I can see why they return. -Amy
Sotto Voce was a pleasant surprise. It was cozy, had pleasant service, and all of the amenities of a restaurant we should have been paying more for. The salad was mixed greens with vinaigrette, and I ordered Rigatoni Siciliana: rigatoni pasta with tomatoes, roasted eggplant and mozzarella. It was flavorful and tasty. Only downside: a little oily. All this and hot tea.
It was uncrowded when we went, and we sat by the windows and did some people watching. I'm sure it is more crowded during dinner and brunch and the tables are pretty close together. Speaking of brunch, they have a pretty big menu and unlimited drinks (mimosas/champagne/Bloody Marys), pound cake and coffee/tea for $12.95. I will be trying that.
The lunch special was an especially good deal and definitely satisfying, but the dinner and brunch menu look equally appetizing and pretty reasonable priced. I would recommend Sotto Voce as a reasonably priced (especially at lunch) place to get some pretty tasty Italian food in a cozy setting. -Laurel
Address: 225 7th Ave & 4th (Park Slope)