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
123 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (70)neighborhood gem (69)romantic (49)good for groups (49)fit for foodies (43)notable wine list (25)vibrant bar scene (17)great for lunch (11)late-night find (11)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Father's Day Dinner
    MTS101
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We visited Sofia's for Father's Day. It was our first time and we were very happy with the food and service. We had a few food allergies in our group and our waiter was excellent at providing us with info on which dishes were safe in regards to avoiding peanuts and gluten. Everyone was thrilled with their choices. Our meals were delicious and beautifully displayed. The atmosphere was quiet and the service was fantastic. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for Conversation
    JDofBoulder
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Way too noisy. When the server has to bend down to get his.her lips close to the diner's ear in order to be heard, the place is too loud. One cannot have a conversation with one's dining partner -- much less hearing a guest sitting across the table. Food good (if pricey); ambience "energetic"???...let's be real and call it LOUD.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Boston2
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    good service everytime. Good soup of the day ( Italian wedding ). Steamed mussels is too light this time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Sofia's never disappoints. The food is excellent with good sized portions and the wait staff is always very attentive. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carolruth23VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    New discovery for us, but find it to be consistently good. Restaurant accommodates requests well. Menu selection is very nice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly good
    momackVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    After driving by the restaurant for the past 5 years it never occurred to me what I was missing out on! The food was excellent and the steak was cooked perfectly. Sofia's has been added to our go to places to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time
    Wolftrainer
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We have been meaning to check out Sofia's for a long time now but never found our way there. It is not your everyday dinner place so we went for my boyfriend's birthday. Service was great and the steaks were fantastic. A little pricey but it is worth it for a special occasion. I can see us returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ToyW
    ToyW
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Everything was good except the Delmonico aged ?? ( very tough) steak was very over cooked and hard to cut so had to send back to get t medium as ordered! So it was annoying we could not all eat together as we had to wait for the steak to cook again. However we were compensated one dessert for the inconvenience but not worth it as we were celebrating a birthday for the person who redrew the steak. The waitress was very nice as it was not her fault so she was compensated fairly as always !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jack
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    As soon as you enter Sophia's, you are warmly greeted like an old friend. Everyone from the bartenders to the waitresses, you knew you made the right decision for dinner. We both had the New York Sirloin and it was done to perfection. The wine choices were wonderful. I would definitely highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatmoretreatsVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Seated promptly a good sign to start. Good food, pasta cooked al dente, prime rib was a large portion cooked exactly the way we wanted it. Service was attentive and professional. Overall, a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steakhouse
    Greatsteak
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Don't bother going downtown Boston for great beef.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE Sophia's
    31MAY
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Another amazing meal at Sophia's. Attentive waitstaff especially Dan! Wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In a word, excellent!!!
    Tuna
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This is a great place to dine. It may not be the Capital Grill, but a can't miss. The combination of elegant decor, great service, quality foods and tasty cooking made my visit a success. My wife and I dined for our anniversary. When I made the on-line reservation, I wrote in the comments section it was our anniversary. When we were first seated, our server brought us complimentary glasses of champagne and wished us a happy anniversary. I couldn't believe they actually read the reservation's comments section. The area of town may not be well known, but don't deny yourself a fine dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak with Sides
    BostonDebVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Sofia's is an excellent steakhouse. We rate the quality of the steaks with the best ones in Boston. The great thing about them is that you don't have to order and pay for your sides. Each dish already comes with a starch and a vegetable. So you can enjoy a great steak and save the $10-20 that you would pay elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    Cobh617
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We eat at Sofia's quite often and we have never had a bad meal! The crab cakes are amazing, pretty much anything you order is excellent and always cooked perfectly!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would come back again!
    Abcdefghijklmnop
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Very accommodating when we changes our reservation to 7:30pm. The waitress was great! She surprised my boyfriend with an anniversary dessert and was very friendly! Food was amazing (like the first time we came) but a little on the expensive side.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Filoxenia
    Filoxenia
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Most everything was excellent with the exception of the noise level. Nothing to buffer the noise level and we literally had to shout to hear each other at a table for three. Food excellent, service okay, drinks great, presentation excellent, entrees generous. Selected 5 stars for ambience which is based on amenities. Ambience at full throttle is very loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    OUTALOT
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I was very happy with my dinner at Sophia's- the food was great, nice wine list and the atmosphere was pleasant. I decided to try the prixe fixe menu and I was amazed at the portion size and quality. Our waiter was very attentive. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.