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
143 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (80)neighborhood gem (74)good for groups (58)romantic (54)fit for foodies (50)notable wine list (25)great for lunch (16)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (8)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sofia's is Always Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
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    • 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
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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.
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    • 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.
  • restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we found Sofia's listed on Restaurant week, its a bit far from our home but I am glad we went. Reservation was honored right on time, selection was excellent and the food and service was great. Looking forward to going to Ameila's in the near future
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • moemen
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We were a party of 7 celebrating two birthdays. The food and service were excellent. Would Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian with a twist
    Chinayum
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The chicken parm was amazing and my boyfriend loved his steak with spicy jelly! The cheesecake was so rich... Basically to die for! I almost tasted like a mix between a flan and a cheesecake! Yum! Thank you for the great service also!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    debnh
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We work crazy hours [in food business] and don't dine out often. Sofia's is one of our favorite restaurants. The food selection covers a wide array of entrees, service is great, and the food is very flavorful & generously portioned. We would visit more often if it wasn't for the traffic on 128! I prefer Sofia's over many of the Boston restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth it!
    Satiated
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Every single thing about this restaurant is always great. We come here many times and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant surprise
    Patb
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We went to lunch at Sofia's. The food was very good and the service was excellent. It was extremely quiet there for lunch, but well worth our trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great...just one thing.
    JAGR
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I thought that the host and hostess could have been friendlier and seated us much quicker.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice restaurant
    Sassy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good food. Great service and wonderful atmosphere.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, but very loud
    John02132
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We ate in the main dining room and everyone was very happy with their food. We had chicken parm, chicken piccata and broiled salmon. The restaurant is VERY loud, similar noise level to Cheesecake Factory. I was okay with the volume, but my elderly mom found it almost impossible to keep up with the conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Sofia!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Been here about three times now. Came back here for a quick date night and was not disappointed. Had a comfy booth and our server was friendly and on top of everything but not too overbearing. Calamari app was perfect, not too much sauce on it and perfectly crispy, not chewy at all. I had the scallop pasta this time and the scallops were HUGE. I love scallops so this made me very happy. Also, it says its in an alfredo sauce but its more like a light creamy lemon/garlic/wine sauce, which I would prefer over a thick alfredo sauce any day. No complaints! Boyfriend had the fra diavlo which he said was perfectly spicy and the seafood was fresh. Does get a little loud during the busy times in there but the food is definitely worth it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My family was out to celebrate a birthday with my 87 year old mother. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious. Three meals came out together. Unfortunately my mom had to wait After the three meals were served my mom had to wait 7 minutes for her meal to arrive Our waitress never came back to let us know when the other meal was coming. She came over after the last meal was finally served to see if we needed anything. As she poured water into my glass, it spilled onto the table on my purse and eyeglasses and never attempted to clean it up! We had to ask the hostess for extra napkins and spoons for desert because our waitress never brought them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food here is always great and so is the service. The staff really make you feel important when you're there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    CherVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Generous portions and great seasoning. Wine selection very good. My favorite was the crabcake appetizer and swordfish entrée. We saved the cannoli for the next night at home and it hit the spot! Nice portions for the fixed price menu on Thursday night. Our first time here, but we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good
    SMD0408
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Both the food and waitstaff were excellent. My only complaint is that it is noisy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 5th trip
    Paul
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was our 5th trip to Sophia's and everytime is great! The food and service are excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent!!!
    Igloo
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Open table reservations were easy, requested specific location and that it was my wife's birthday so dessert came with a candle and birthday wishes. Dennis our server did an outstanding job from start to finish. Food was excellent and dessert even better...i recommend the mignon and the cheesecake!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sofia's Resturant and Bar
    Goodtip50
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The restaurant, food overall were excellent. The place is clean and the food service was very good. The Bar service was terrible. The bar was not busy but the short bald bartender left me and my wife sitting there for 10 minutes waiting to order a drink. He was to busy talking then doing his job. I spent 15 dollars for 2 drinks, hope he enjoyed his 50 cent tip and learned a little lesson. Other then the bartender it was a great place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dinner
    great4dinner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We waited a bit longer than usual with an Open Table reservation. Parking difficult since they stopped valet parking. Sat at a round table outside the main room which was good for our group of 6, also less noisy. Food was very good as usual and service was accommodating and pleasant. For our group, was a pleasant meal and evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful As Always
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    This restaurant is a favorite of myself and my husband. The food is always very good, the staff are always attentive and friendly. We try to eat there often.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lisa
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great food and service - staff willing to accomodate request that was not on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    food was very good as well as service. restaurant has big dining area and nice bar. will go back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sam Adams Steamed Mussels
    jack
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I've never had a bad meal at Sofia Italian Steakhouse in West Roxbury. I have dined there approximately 20 times. The Fixed Price menu was fantastic. The food was served promptly by our excellent waitress Katie, and was as great as usual. Kudos to the staff for making this a wonderful experience again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect date night
    Cheezsta
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    My wife and I just stumbled into this place looking for some place different and it was perfect. We will definitely be back the food was delicious and our waitress was extremely caring and informative.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plenty of good food
    WallyVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The prix fix 3 course dinner menu offers numerous choices. The clam chowder and steam mussels were excellent! So was the crime brûlée and Tiramisu. Main course selections include pasta, chicken, salmon and others are good and served in big platters.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great meal
    SaFaz
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We've recently found this wonderful restaurant and they never cease to amaze. The staff, device and food is always amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ask your waiter
    Hunter
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Even though we have been to Sofia's before and have our favorite dishes, this visit we had really great recommendations from our waiter, which really made our experience so much better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Best Restaurants
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    My husband and I frequent this restaurant for the food, atmosphere, and staff. All are enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Great1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Excellent food, service, and ambiance! Great for a date or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.