Sofia Italian Steakhouse
Delightfully surprised~We had a fantastic meal~ drinks, service, food the whole package. Was very pleased with everything and will definitely return5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was perfect, I especallyFood was perfect, I especally love the arrancini and filet, (which is cooked perfectly).5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFrequent FlyerI have been to Sofia's quite a few times and have never been disappointed. The staff is helpful and courteous, the food is delicious and the décor is quite nice. WE recently went for Mother's Day and all steaks were cooked to perfect mediums! Quite the accomplishment. It rivals Capital Grille in my mind, has a better selection of other foods and you get your potato and vegetable which is key!
We love it here.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPrix fixe menu is a greatPrix fixe menu is a great value and the food is always delicious.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Deal AroundYou can't beat the $20 three course meal offered on Monday night. The swordfish was large enough to enjoy for lunch the next day.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a party of six celebratingWe were a party of six celebrating a college graduation. Two people are vegetarians and everyone raved about the food and service. We will definitely make Sophia"s a regular spot,5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat deal on Mon and Tues!The three course dinner special for $20 is the best deal in town. The four of us spent $80 on our meals, and $90. on wine! But after all, isn't that the way it's supposed to be? Great food and service AND a great price! Try it you'll like it.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food excellent serviceVery good food excellent service perfect night out4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood balance!Strikes a very good balance in food quality, ambiance and price points. Service was pleasant and efficient. Have been there several times and will continue to return. Only one word of advice, steak temperature are come out on the high side, meaning a medium steak will tend to come out med- well . A med- rare steak will come out medium.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my favorite restaurantThis is my favorite restaurant and I will keep coming back. There are many upscale restaurants with snoppy wait staff and expensive bills at the end in the city, but while Sofia is on par with the quality of food and ambiance, the wait staff are much more friendly and price here cannot be beaten. Love the place!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful again!We are frequent patrons of Sophia's Italian Steakhouse simply because each visit has exceeded our expectations. The staff is very professional, the service excellent, and the food is always delicious. Saturday evenings are quite popular so we opt for Sundays sometimes for a quieter dining experience. We have introduced several friends and family members to this establishment and they have all continued to patronize them as well. Sophia's has been a welcome addition to West Roxbury.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMeal was excellent and serviceMeal was excellent and service was outstanding. Great vibe to the place but really loud. difficult for conversations.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMToo Much NoiseI am so glad you asked. I have been telling everybody. The food was outstanding. The service was very good. Our waitress was great.
BUT: THE NOISE WAS SO SO BAD YOU COULD HARDLY TALK WITH THE OTHER PEOPLE AT YOUR TABLE.
I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT, BUT I AM NOT SURE I CAN GO BACK THERE WITH SO SO SO MUCH NOISE. THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT. PUT UP PLEXIGLASS DIVIDERS AROUND THE BAR AND BETWEEN THE ROWS. IT WOULD HELP A LOT TO CUT DOWN ON THE NOISE. I THINK A LOT OF IT WAS FROM THE BAR, BUT THERE WAS PLENTY OF NOISE FROM OTHER TABLES AS WELL.
I cannot tell you if I would recommend it, go back, and I cannot check on the special features due to this horrible problem.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat surprise. We had neverGreat surprise. We had never been before and had no idea what to expect. Everything was delicious; the wine, all 4 meals and the waitress was just the right attentive. A lovely evening.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and worth the moneySofia's was sooooo good. This was my third or fourth time here and it did not disappoint. I went for restaurant week and this was the best bang for my money after visiting a couple of other restaurants. The portions for the appetizer, entree and dessert are so huge and flavorful! I will definitely be going back to Sofia's when restaurant week comes around again.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been there a coupleWe've been there a couple of times and have always enjoyed the food and the experience.
Never had to wait and the wait staff was very knowledgable about the menu and wine. Will continue to go back.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the third time I haveThis is the third time I have had dinner there and on each occasion the food has been very good and the service has been excellent, very attentive without being pushy. In terms of the menu, it is not a foodie haven but a good place to go for an expansive Italian/American menu,a good (and sometimes great) meal and terrific service (both in the kitchen and from the wait staff). And in an overall comparison within the Boston city limits, the prices are very reasonable - especially given the size of the portions.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience all-aroundOverall a great experience. Very good food and service at a reasonable price without being too far outside Boston (and free valet parking too!). They were about 10 minutes late seating us, compared to our reservation time, but the restaurant does have a nice lounge/bar area that we could wait at so it wasn't so bad. Everyone in our 8-person party enjoyed their food. The ambiance was about what I'd expect - not too cramped, dim lighting, a bit on the loud side (but not overly loud for such a large restaurant). I would go back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat portion appetizers andGreat portion appetizers and desserts, all flavorful! great for the price. The food and service were great, I would definitely recommend this restaurant and come back!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNicer Place for Special OccassionsOverall an excellent experiece. Food was delicous, selection of wines was good, desserts and after dinner drinks totally unnecessary (diet wise) but we indulged nevertheless and thoroughly enjoed. Nice place for special occasions3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMy seared scallops were delicious.My seared scallops were delicious. Waiter was very helpful. Prices were reasonable.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!The calamari was nothing like I have ever had before, I am looking forward to going back and getting it again. The NY Sirloin was well prepared and had a great presentation. The sorbet and cheesecake were also fabulous!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMthe Prime Rib is fabulousthe Prime Rib is fabulous and Gillian was a great Waitress3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe often sit at the bar ifWe often sit at the bar if there are just two of us. You can choose from the regular menu or the tapas menu which is served there. The bartenders and servers are all very helpful and friendly.
If we have a larger group we sit in the dining room and have the same wonderful experience. The food is consistently wonderful. We have never been disappointed.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is excellent, no matterFood is excellent, no matter what you choose. The restaurant honored our request to sit near the fireplace. We loved the quiet ambiance of the room and they even sent a special treat for dessert for our friend's birthday.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI surprised myself choosing this onRecently visited the restaurant and personally found the ambiance to be superb. I had a fettuccine dish which was very good. The pasta was fresh, the vegetables were as well and the seafood was well flavored in wine sauce. Overall, I would certain visit this restaurant again.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWent as a party of three forWent as a party of three for restaurant week and to celebrate a birthday and was pleasantly surprised. Each of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Nice atmosphere, friendly waitstaff and excellent food. We had the Scallops with fettuccine, Seafood Fra Diavolo with Lobster and 14 oz Sirloin Steak. Appetizers were equally as good - Crabcakes, salad and Harvest Ravioli.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMReservation was for 6:45pm,Reservation was for 6:45pm, we waited over an hour for table of 4. Food overall was great. We ended the evening @ past 10pm. I think its ridiculous to have to take this long...3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe lunch during restaurantThe lunch during restaurant week is a great deal. It's like the Mon/Tues prix fix options. I had shrimp cocktail (5 very large and very good shrimp), Chicken saltimbocca over fettuccine (I took half home for later), and cannolis (2 full size ones, so I took one home for later). Everything was great. What a deal! And I love the atmosphere here. Dark wood, multi room feel, yet open. The fireplace/wine room would be great for a group or small function.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWas seated promptly at arrival.Was seated promptly at arrival. wait staff was very knowledable about menu and wine selections. Food was amazing.Prices were reasonable. Only negative for this restuarant is parking. We had reservations on a friday evening and they did not have Valet. It was difficult to find parking in neighborhood.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo Satisfied CustomersI had the Calamari Fritti as my appetizer and my friend had the crabcake. I have had calamari many times and I have to say Sofia's is by far superior to others I have had and the portion size was not skimpy. I had the lamb chops, au gratin potatoes and arugula for my main entree, my friend had the Seafood Fra Diavlo. We were both amazed at the huge portion size. We both took left overs home. For dessert I had the raspberry sorbet and it was chock full of berries and so delcious. My friend had cheesecake. this was the only thing I did not care for. It was way creamier and less dense than most cheesecakes I've had. Everything was beautifully presented and loaded with flavor. I would recommend Sofia to anyone.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you are looking for a restaurantIf you are looking for a restaurant that has excellent food, drinks and service I would highly recommend your making a point to visit Sofia Italian Steakhouse. This was my second visit, once on a date and this time with friends. I asked to sit in the room set off to the side that has the fireplace. Great choice! We had the Crab Cake and Calamari Appetizer which were both delicious as well as filling. Dinner was a much harder decision, even for Restaurant Week, since the menu was extensive and inviting. We finally chose the Double-Cut Lamb Chops and Seafood Diavolo Lobster which was so enormous I had to get a doggy bag. When it was time for dessert we immediately asked for it to go. Overall, I recommend Sofia's highly.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Sofia, FirstFirst time at Sofia, First Impression the Bar area.Quiet and the Renovations of the Place is Amazing (backin the day Fontaines Best Chicken) Went for Restarant Week for Lunch Our server was Super Food good portions and Yummy .3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSofias was a lovely diningSofias was a lovely dining experience as usual. No Birthday greetings for my guest although it was on the reservation but all in all, it was nice.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had driven by many timesWe had driven by many times on Route 1 at the Dedham-Boston line and finally stopped in for dinner and were glad we did.
Atmosphere was dark wood paneled, busy and stylish.
There was a long menu and the four things we ordered each were hits. Obviously lots of steak, but a good variety of other items as well. Portions were huge and none of us could finish.
At least among the four things we got, none of them hit us with WOW, we've got to go back and have that again, but each were good enough to want us to return to see what else might be in store for us.
We got there at 7:30 on a Friday night and there was no parking. We circled a few times and then finally parked down a couple of stores, past the lot that said they would tow.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food!!!This was our first time at Sofia's so I didn't know what to expect. I had heard great things about it so we decided to try it out. The parking is a bit of an issue but they offer a free valet so that was very convenient. You definitely have to make a reservation because the place was packed and it was Saturday night. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived so we got a drink at the bar and were seated after approximately 10 minutes. The waitress was very nice explained a few things on the menu to us.
We ended up getting the prime rib and the chicken saltibocca. Both were AMAZING. For a started we got the stuffed meatballs and they were great as well. The food was definitely worth the price!
Would definitely go again!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was spot on and vibeFood was spot on and vibe is great - it's a perfect spot for the area (West Rox / Dedham / Needham). Service left something to be desired - our waitress did not know anything about any of the wines and was dumbfounded at us asking. Said she'd get us samples but could not. Told us sides with the entrees were "$3-$4" but they were actually same price as appetizers ($9-$12), did not offer to discount the difference. And we asked to take the bone home from the 22oz Delmonico steak we ordered - she did not include this in our 'to-go' plate. She did not seem very enthusiastic to be honest.
Again, overall, the food was spot on and the bumps aside, the waitress being average did not ruin what was overall a great meal and experience! We'll retur12/30/2012 12:00:00 AMJason, our server, was veryJason, our server, was very good and extremely attentive. Very good personality and made a great impression on us and made us feel like we were important to him.
Made for great dining experience.12/30/2012 12:00:00 AM