Sofia Italian Steakhouse
Sofia Italian Steakhouse

Sofia Italian Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sofiaboston.com/
  • Phone: 6174692600
  • 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
124 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (73)neighborhood gem (61)fit for foodies (48)good for groups (48)romantic (46)notable wine list (25)vibrant bar scene (17)great for lunch (14)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (7)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
  • Sofia's during Restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have dined at Sofia's Steakhouse multiple times, in the bar and restaurant. Appetizers and dinner were great, however they have been out of our favorite wine for some time now, so they should take it off the menu-Stag's leap artemis cabernet 1/2 bottle. Also, we both got the cheesecake for dessert and it was horrible. Came straight from a box and there was a drop of raspberry sauce on it. I couldn't even finish it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    CoolNannie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    First we had 5 people on our original reservation but 3 extras showed up and Sophia's personnel made it work for us. Food and service was great, as usual.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sofia's is Always Outstanding
    jambss95
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We dine at Sofia's on special occasions, we've brought friends, and we've come just for a great dinner. Food and service are consistently outstanding, and the value to price is quite good. We highly recommend Sofia's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SIS - 2nd Time for Restaurant Week
    Cottage
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My second trip to Sofia's was very good but not as great as my first trip. On my first trip the restaurant ran out of my side dish and dessert of choice, au gratin potatoes and cheesecake, and replaced them with really good mashed potatoes and tiramisu. On the second trip everything was available but I thought the au gratin potatoes were bland and the cheesecake tasted like sweetened American cheese. With these two items aside plus a great waitress, everything else was great (Hendricks gin and tonic, calamari fritti, lamb chops and arugala). They have a slightly cheaper pri fixe menu similar to that of the Restaurant Week menu but with different dessert options so I definitely plan to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Calamari apps were outstanding!! The rest of the food -- none of us (4) would go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sofia's
    Lpast
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great spot for lunch. Food was good and location is convenient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!
    golfgirl
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was delicious, portions were large, and the service was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • judeVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    lunch was very good service was outstanding the waitperson was Dan very very nice
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too, too much
    btps
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was my first visit (Restaurant Week). Service was extremely slow for a Sunday night at 7 p.m. for a group of four. We were seated promptly, told our server we were going to order wine to and then we didn't see him again for almost 30 minutes. Portions were over sized; an entree could easily feed two with leftovers. Arugula salad with Pecans and Figs was the highlight of my meal and very good. The entrees were prepared as ordered, but none of us liked the sides that accompanied them; I don't believe the desserts are made at the restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My visits to Sofia's though not often as I would like are worth waiting for! The food is just great. I always have a hard time choosing my entrée since you have several choices on the menu that I love. I never have a problem choosing a appetizer or dessert though, Crab Cake is one of my favorites and the Freshed Baked Cookies with Vanilla Ice Cream is worth waiting for! Always, always leave room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chansky
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I have never had a bad meal at Sofia. We really enjoyed our meals. Sofia always have the best restaurant week. Great selections!! They never disappointed me. We will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sofia is Ecellence !
    knowgoodfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great menu !!! Lots of variety, good quality product, great service and atmosphere. We've been there several times for Restaurant Boston Week but after being so pleasantly satisfied each time we're going to go back with 3 other couples who have never been there. We are anxious to try out some items on their regular menu. We had the oysters and the crabcake apps. They were so fresh and delicious. The steaks are of the highest quality and the bread is addictive. Fresh baked warm cookies (6 huge cookies) and vanilla ice cream were we a wonderful ending as was the cheesecake. The four of us actually ended up taking half our meal and half out dessert home. Now who takes dessert home? We were just so full we could not eat another bite !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.