Steve Samson at Sotto

Bio

Wanting to return to his hometown, Steve Samson partnered with his wife, Dina Samson, and Zach Pollack to open Sotto in 2011. Sotto achieved immediate acclaim, being named one of Esquire Magazine's “Best New Restaurants in America” and Los Angeles Magazines #1 “Best New Restaurant". After four years, Sotto remains as popular as ever, largely because Chef Steve has remained committed as ever to tradition and craft.

Accolades

  • Best New U.S. Restaurants 2011
    Esquire magazine
  • 75 Best Restaurants 2013
    Los Angeles Magazine
  • Top 10 Best New Restaurants
    Los Angeles magazine
  • Chefs of the Year 2012
    Los Angeles Magazine
  • 99 Essential LA Restaurants
    LA Weekly
  • Best New Dish: Porcetto
    Angeleno magazine
  • 99 Essential Restaurants 2013
    LA Weekly
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in LA

My Restaurants

  • Sotto
    9575 W Pico Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Rossoblu
    1124 San Julian St.
    Los Angeles, CA

Where I Eat

Behind the Scenes

Chef Steve Samson reviews  at post.venue.name
"@edandcamera is not messing around. Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve. 📷 by @edandcamera"
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"40oz prime dry aged @creekstone_farms ribeyes. Cooking a private dinner tonight. Hope they enjoy!"
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From My Menu

Chef Neal Fraser reviews Housemade bread w/ lardo pestato  at Sotto
$$$ | Italian
West Los Angeles
2 Reviews
"Housemade whipped lardo with just the slightest hint of fennel is served alongside housemade bread that's Italian-style and perfectly crusty. Spread it on, let it melt, and enjoy the warm pork fat running through your taste buds."
Chef Piero Selvaggio reviews Guanciale pizza at Sotto
$$$ | Italian
West Los Angeles
1 Review
"This is the best of the new-old pizza. It comes with ricotta, scallions, and fennel pollen. I am proud of Steve Samson’s progress with the biga and his take on Southern Italian food since we've worked together."
Chef Christian Page reviews Octopus w/ bucatini at Sotto
$$$ | Italian
West Los Angeles
1 Review
"Beautiful housemade pasta, perfectly cooked octopus, burrata, and breadcrumbs—amazing. When they have the octopus with bucatini, it's a must-have."
Chef Waylynn Lucas reviews Fennel-crusted Heritage pork chop at Sotto
$$$ | Italian
West Los Angeles
1 Review
"This massive pork chop is cooked perfectly and is so sweet and juicy. If you have never heard of Devil's Gulch, you will always remember it after eating this pork chop. The quality of the meat is unforgettable."
Chef Kris Yenbamroong reviews Pane frattau at Sotto
$$$ | Italian
West Los Angeles
1 Review
"You know that episode in the first season of The Sopranos where Tony, Carmela, and the kids show up to Nuovo Vesuvio, and Artie Buco tells them they have to eat whatever he feeds them and it ends up being the best meal ever? That's how I felt when my girl and I showed up to Sotto as they were closing one night, and chef Zach sent out this little flavor bomb for us. Various pig parts are cooked slow and low, seasoned assertively, and accompanied by a cheese that you can't get enough of."

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