Sofia Italian Steakhouse
Sofia Italian Steakhouse

Sofia Italian Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sofiaboston.com/
  • Phone: (617) 469-2600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: David Warden
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: 3 course dinner Monday & Tuesday - $20 / person
    3 course dinner Wednesday & Thursday - $25 / person

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring Street
  • Public Transit: MBTA DIRECTIONS:
    FOREST HILL MBTA STATION
    Bus #36 (Forest Hills/VA Hospital) terminates at the Veteran’s Hospital on the VFW Parkway. Cross Spring Street, to 1430 VFW Parkway on the north bound side.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking every Saturday
A word from Sofia Italian Steakhouse
Sofia is an elegant Italian Steakhouse providing an urban dining experience in a suburban location. A remarkable selection of wines by the glass are offered and wine is prominently displayed in the bar area. Sofia offers superior hospitality in a high energy atmosphere featuring an attractive classic decor. Our mission is to consistently provide every guest with a unique dining experience - delicious food, an excellent selection of beverages and wines and professional unparalleled service.
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Sofia Italian Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
134 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (76)neighborhood gem (67)good for groups (54)fit for foodies (49)romantic (48)notable wine list (28)vibrant bar scene (20)great for lunch (18)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (6)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • food quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    steak was way over cooked..... desert was very good... appitizers were very good
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner for my son
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Everything on the menu was great. My son had the 10 oz filet with asparagus. I enjoyed the roasted beet and goat cheese salad before my entrée of mushroom and goat cheese tortellini in a wonderful cream sauce. My daughter said the steamed mussels were to die for. Would definitely go again! We had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at Sophia's
    Randy
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    As always, great ambiance, food presentation as we celebrated our 55 wedding anniversary in a quite way. Our server, Ruth B, # 895 made the evening very special, with her wit, charm and very bubbly personality. My wife ordered me to give her an extra large tip which I did, you know, "yes dear".
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wam and inviting great steaks
    SarahcdVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    My friend and I both had the filet mignon the steak was cooked to perfection the meat was so tender that one didn't need a steak knife. The wait staff was wonderful let us take our time ordering and checked in to se if all was well . I would recommend Sofia's to anyone who is meeting a friend or a group as the menu covers all preferences . Extensive wine and drink list for those who imbide.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • judeVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    my only complaint was we ordered the special addition for our entrée and the plate was sparse
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice time
    Jjf8955
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I plan on coming back, service was outstanding. Three drinks each, apps & and a main course for $100 was affordable. Had drink at bar before being seated, very friendly crowd. Valet parking on a cold night was a great addition.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely night
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We took a chance and were not disappointed. Everyone loved their order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sofia's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The only downside is that in true Steakhouse fashion the restaurant is pretty loud! But it's nice to have a "Boston Steakhouse" in the burbs! I think the prices are decent too! Best chicken saltimbocca I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    luv2dine
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Looking for a comfortable, relaxing, and romantic place to eat than Sofia's is it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    lookingforgreatfood
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food was great (except for the extremely salty mashed potatoes).Our server was spectacular. We were seated promptly. Overall, an excellent evening for 2 friends, catching up.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night !
    Bobsbmw
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Great night- great food, wine list, and exceptionally friendly service! Nice fireplace area for pre dinner drinks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The ribeye was huge and gorgeous. After tasting the eggplant appetizer, we ate marinara with everything. thoroughly enjoyed everything, and the service was flawless.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good As Always but Menu needs updating
    BigRedVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Went on a Sunday night - not very busy. Food was good but it's been a year since I was here last and the menu was exactly the same. Might want to consider mixing it up a bit as time goes on.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chansky
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We really enjoyed our food. It was a great deal. We will go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 50th Birthday
    Doug
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Took my wife here for her 50th birthday. Noted it on reservation. It was not acknowledge when we arrived or by our server. Service was slow which was fine but we were not checked on to see if we needed anything.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fun night at Sofia's
    Tuna
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    That was my second time at Sofias. It's a bit expensive, but worth it. The staff is wonderful and the food is great. My only complaint was the portion size. For the price, they should give you a little more food, but still a great place for dinner in West Roxbury.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere
    Tonedef
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It's feels like a downtown steakhouse but yet it's right on Rte 1 with "out of Boston" friendly pricing. Great for families and large groups or a nice date night. The food is always great and the service is outstanding. I had swordfish picatta over Parmesan risotto, which was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    ERM7
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Our experience at Sofia was great! The filet mignon was execelent and cook they way we ask for, the place it's very nice decorate and their wine selection present a lot choose, the noise was high even when taking in consideration that there were not to many people. Other than that was a great expirince.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timers
    newbeefoodie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This place is a gem and worth a return. Food was amazing. Beautiful inside. Cheesecake was the best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, service and atmosphere
    OccasionalDiner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were looking for something middle high cost/experience level - a notch below a Capital Grille but something better than an Outback. This was closer to a Capital Grille - a bit noisier which is not bad if you want to talk as well. Steak was great, waiter was attentive, good atmosphere and they brought a small slice of cake for my son's birthday.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing food and slow service
    mattl
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had high hopes for this place since it always looks crowded and the reviews seemed positive, but it was a mistake since both the service and food was underwhelming. This sits along the VFW Parkway on the Dedham/West Roxbury line and was a previous Italian restaurant that changed hands. The parking situation here is a mess and unless you valet, you will never find a spot on busy nights. First impression, the place looked nice inside although hostess station was a bit disorganized and even though we had a reservation, we still waited for a table. The bar area and restaurant looked crowded and the noise level is pretty loud but seemed vibrant. Unfortunately the food was a disappointment and the service was at a snails pace. Skip it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food/poor hostess
    KB413
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Good food and attentive waitress. However, the hostess did not have our reservation. Even after I showed the confirmation email from Open Table, we were still given an attitude for the inconvenience WE caused her. Then we were seated in one of the worst spots in the restaurants. My husbands chair was literally in a busy corridor. Not how we envisioned the view or ambience of our anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful ambiance
    thumbsup
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our favorite neighborhood spot. Great atmosphere. high quality food and drink. excellent service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent service excellent food. The most impressive part was they didn't rush us through the meal....I love the place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Evening!
    Epicurean45VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Celebrated my son's 28th birthday at Sofia and had a great time. Starters sampled included the risotto, eggplant rolotini, and Caesar salad. Each was very, very good. Entrees included the 8 oz. filet (two selected this), which were cooked to perfection; fettuccine carbonara ("fantastic") and salmon (delicious). The service was excellent and the birthday dessert was very well-presented. We could not have asked for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    LadyRaineGolden
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I had such a great night! it was a surprise birthday celebration for my boyfriend as well as his first time there. It was very romantic, cozy and the food was fantastic! We absolutely enjoyed ourselves and we will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    Nantucket
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while, had a martini that was the worst one I have ever tasted, the food was ok nothing impressive. Would not return
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jamescareyjr
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The waitress, Amy, made the occasion for us. Fun, patient, attentive, smart and easy going, she made everything else fall right into place. I will go back...especially if she she waitress!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • oops bad party
    brunchlover
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    food as always was delicious but unfortunately an extremely lubricated andloud group were seated next to us even though there were empty tables.it made it difficult to enjoy our birthday celebration as we could not hear ourselves!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sofia
    VVH1
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I am a repeat customer at this fabulous neighborhood establishment. The food is spectacular. We had appetizers, calamari, shrimp cocktail and a delicious prosciutto pizza followed by some of the most tender cuts of beef that I have ever had the pleasure of indulging in. The ambiance is superb and the wait staff is quite gracious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too noisy!
    MissartsycraftsyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was decent, service very, very good! Place was way too noisy, would not recommend a Saturday night!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thirtythree
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    They were out of prime rib at 730 on a Friday and they were also out of the 1/2 bottle of wine that I had selected. Very loud hard to have a conversation. Chicken Parm was good. Steak was only ok and a bit pricey for the portion size. My husband would not go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thoroughly enjoyable meal.
    beejay
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My husband & I went to Sofia last week to celebrate our anniversary. After reading recent yelp reviews I was really looking forward to it. We had been there once a year or more ago for Restaurant week and thought the normal prices were a bit high. We took advantage of the Wednesday/Thursday Prix Fixe menu. The food was superb! Portions are generous. We ended up taking a dessert home, we were so full. Also enjoyed creative cocktails. Our waitress was very attentive. The only negative is the noise level. otherwise it is a wonderful setting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prix fix Thursday
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This restaurant has 3 course menus M-Th for $24-28 per person, which are well worth going for. In the weekend evenings it's a madhouse in there and even with reservations we have had to wait for an hour or more for a table. We highly recommend the weekday times as the food is the same on both the 3 course and regular menus. There are 4-5 choices on the 3 course menus and 2 desserts to chose from.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trifecta
    Jack513
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great drinks, excellent food, outstanding service. Bartender knows how to make drinks the way you like them. The risotto balls were a little delayed in coming out but worth the wait. It also delayed our sitting at our dining table but again, it was an upgrade. Very accomodating with the wine selection. Food was cooked to perfection. Capped off with excellent cannoli and capacino/expresso
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food and service were great, we were served by a waitress in training and she did a very good job. This was not our first and it will not be our last.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have eaten here many times. Altho we love the food,location, atmosphere,etc. we were overwelmed by the noise level on Sat. night. The noise was deafening to say the least. There were at least 3 birthday parties going on & people were literally screaming. It was very uncomfortable to eat under these conditions as it was a special birthday for my husband as well & his 2 sons had come in from out of State to celebrate. We had to shout at each other to have a conversation. Is there anything the restaurant can do to lessen the noise level?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great to be back!
    Italianfoodluvr
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We live in Connecticut. We were at Sophia's about two years ago, and wanted to get back. We tried one Friday evening, but the place was so packed the wait would have been over an hour. This past Friday we made an online reservation for lunch so that we would be assured a table, but there were very few people there. The experience was wonderful, as we had remembered it. We would go back for special times anytime we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful As Always
    DelLou
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I love Sofia's. The food is awesome as well as the service. I tried the gnocchi for the first time and I loved it. It has now become my favorite place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steaks and Italian
    JonfromtheBurbs
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I did a fixed price 3 course meal that was relatively economical - and it was all great! First courses were a baby arugula salad with dried fruits and candied walnuts - great dressing. I tasted some raviolis that were also delicious. I split the entree with my dining companion, so I got to enjoy not only a great sirloin steak with parmesan truffle steak fries, but also a chicken parm with ziti. Desserts did not disappoint as I also shared what appeared to be homemade raspberry sorbet with fresh berries and some of the creamiest cheescake I have had in a long time! The service was first rate. The only tiny negative thing I could say is that there isn't a piece of fabric or carpet in the place, so it is quite loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic