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Sotto Sopra Restaurant Review: Chef-owner Riccardo Bosio has always kept his Northern Italian menu fresh by inviting talented young chefs to work a stint in his kitchen, bringing along their own enthusiasms and influences, from Cajun to contemporary. (Hint: You can try the chef du jour’s most inventive creations at the restaurant’s monthly Opera Night, featuring a five-course feast and arias by a guest soprano and tenor.) Still, you’ll always find Sotto Sopra’s classic signature dishes, like the unique sacchetti di zucca con salsiccia (pumpkin sacchetti with sausage), the pork osso buco and seafood cioppino, on the menu. The dining room is as cosmopolitan as ever, with its soft lighting and dramatic murals. It’s the complete package --- sexy environs and a lightly edgy menu --- that keeps this place so alluring and considered one of the most romantic restaurants in Baltimore.