Sophia's Ristorante Italiano
Sophia's Ristorante Italiano

Sophia's Ristorante Italiano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sophiasitaliano.com/about.htm
  • Phone: (239) 597-0744
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Sophia's Ristorante Italiano
Sophia's Ristorante Italiano specializes in homemade pasta's made fresh daily in Sophia's own pasta kitchen. You will only find the most authentic Italian cuisine cooked just like momma does it. For the wine aficinado Sophia's features one of the most impressive wine lists in the area. Sophia's offers elegance in Italian dining - Just what Naples has been missing. Not in the mood for Pasta, try the bella Sophia - Filet of Sole - Simply superb! Sophia's offers a variety of fish, chicken, veal and fillet dinners to suit any appetite.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Sophia's Ristorante Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)fit for foodies (25)notable wine list (19)special occasion (15)romantic (13)good for groups (13)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • joevVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food, wine and service was outstanding. Highly recommend Sophia's on your next visit to Naples area. It is a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodfinderVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Had great dinner of gnocchi Gorgonzola & veal marsala with wonderful Caesar salad & bottle of wine. Delicious cannoli & lemoncello! Great service! Will definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food -large servings
    Debbieloo
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We had late dinner reservations for 9:00pm. Food was quick to arrive. Fresh homemade pasta . Large servings. Great place for families or large groups . Nicely decorated; typical Italian flair. Server was very helpful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian food and Service
    Christ
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We took another couple with us and the authentic home made food and great service made the evening for all of us. The well trained knowledgeable staff served us well and the food was the star. One of the best Italian restaurants in town. Portions were very generous. Cost was in line with better restaurants, but not outrageous. We all left there happy and full!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish we had stopped there years ago
    Napleslocal
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Holy cow! What a wow! Down right delicious ...everyone enjoyed their dinner.Charming staff, well run kitchen, local feel. Very bistro setting. Best Italian dinner we have had since we lived in New Haven ,Ct 17 years ago. Our biggest mistake was riding by the last five years...and not stopping in!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed
    Speed
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    All very good. Was hoping for a little better pricing based on location but food quality was consistent with the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CruiseVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Food and service is always very good. If you like large portions this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as always
    ManwasihungryVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Fantastic food at reasonable prices for Naples. It is a regular stop on our rotation of favorite restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    bigportsVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Every time we return to Naples Sophias is on our must dine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lizzy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The service and food was outstanding...We have never had a bad experience at this restaurant, always the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • MaudeVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As you say, this is a gem (quiet and but very good food)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Enough Food
    Hate2CookVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    That title does not reflect what transpires at Sophia's. To the contrary, very ample potrtions are served here. The Zuppa di Pesce was a masterpiece of fresh shellfish layered over (my choice) a homemade ribbon pasta. The light tomato based sauce was perfect for it. They will prepare most anything the way you like it. So don't be afraid to ask them to change it up. Season is approaching. Make your reservation now if you want a Saturday night table. We'll be back Jay and (excuse the spelling) Milosh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    NaplesFoodie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I'm pretty picky about Italian food since I cook so much of it myself. I really enjoyed our meal here. I had the homemade linguini with white clam sauce and it was simple, fresh, delicious and loaded with clams. My husband had the veal and thought it was one of the better ones he's had. Our waiter was great, attentive without rushing us, which is my pet peeve. The wine list is impressive and contained many great but reasonable wines to choose from. Even the dessert was terrific. We are definitely returning here and would recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible experience
    Pudgecotico
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The wine was good, but the food was not great , the veal was to flat , the pasta over cooked and to much sauce , presentation terrible we did not eat desert because the presentation was not good , the server should explain the menu I had a mussels as a appetizer after that the suppa , he should let me know this dish has more mussels , I know is about to sale but they should know better, wine was good , honesty was not a good experience was my husband birthday and he did not like the food , the veal with the balsamic was not a good idea, salad was very bad , thank you but I will not go back.
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  • CruiseVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food and service was great. The Broccoli Rabe Con Salsicia Picante was to die for, and also the Ravioli Pomodoro and Shrimp Scampi over homemade pasta. Large portions had to bring some home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The best Italian food in Naples. The homemade pasta makes the difference
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian in Naples
    Sophia
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is the best Italian restaurant in Naples. We drove by it for years thinking it was a hotel restaurant. We finally stopped out of curiosity and had a fantastic meal. Any veal dish is outstanding but try the veal chop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delightful as ever
    meloutlookVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our repeat visit was delightful as ever. Service, martinis and food impeccable and delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fair italian
    CMBJ
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We felt that service was very slow for "off-season". Our meal was fair. The couple joining us had much better food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic..a real Gem!
    KIKI
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Wonderful find, very knowledgeable staff regarding the menu and wine list. Casual as attire or dress up if you would like. A bit on the pricey side dinner entrees are $20 and up. Extensive wine list . I would recommend reservations. Amazing food .. very authentic..it felt as close to home as possible and I was born in Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal!
    Debsdinner
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My daughter and I had a delicious sample special at Sophia's. Best eggplant Parmesan I have had in years! The homemade ravioli was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 325 reviews are from the Sophia's Ristorante Italiano reviews archive.
  • very consistant
    PrncssbbVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We have been to Sophias many times. It is always very consistent. The pasta dishes are homemade and they are very willing to accommodate special requests. The Dover sole is excellent as well. The owners and employees want to make sure your total dining experience is exceptional. Milos makes the best rum runner too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We live in NYC, but travel to Naples, FL a couple times a year. We always make it a point to eat here. Amazing food and nice servers. A+
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Sophia's
    MrMalbec
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We frequent Sophia's because the food and service are superior!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Italian
    RborriVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We always visit Sophia's when we're in Naples. It's a fabulous restaurant with perfectly prepared dishes, great service and an owner who is dedicated and caring. They always remember us and what we liked to eat making our visit very special. Love Love Love Sophia's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Sophia's was awesome. The house made pastas were great and plentiful. The menu and wine list had great variety and contained everything you could expect or want from an Italian restaurant. The seafood and salads were all fresh and flavorful. The service was excellent and we really enjoyed meeting the owner and the restaurant's namesake at the end of our meal. One of the best Italian restaurants I've experienced, and I've been to many all over the country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice restaurant
    Peachy1
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food was good, with a large choice on the menu. Overall good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Great service. All including owner were friendly and accommodating. Unfortunately there were two large groups next us who were competing to speak to each other. Other than that, I would recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually excellent - not this time
    JSF22VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We have dined often at Sophia's and had always found it a pleasant, relaxing experience, like going to an Italian neighbor's home for a great home cooked meal. This time it was like going to a neighbor's home when their family was there and they didn't really intend for you to come. Shortly after we arrived, another party of three was seated right next to us. They knew the owner, who spent nearly the entire evening being very loud and jovial with them, standing next to their table with his backside facing me in rather close proximity. It really ruined the evening. And for the first time the food was not great. My linguine was overcooked and mushy; my wife's ravioli was undercooked and hard. I doubt we will return.
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  • Great food
    BotbotVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    All of the pasta is homemade and quite delicate. Great sauces! Try the pasta trio special. Good wine list!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great people and terrific food.
    Carsan43
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have been dining at Sophia's since they opened 4 plus years ago and have enjoyed our meals tremendously....I can't say enough about the service...they treat you like family....try it, you're sure to be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Everything about our dinner was great. We had caprese app which was fresh and fantastic. I had veal francese and my wife had homemade pasta. Veal was tender and was cooked perfect and pasta was super fresh. One of my new favorite restaurants in Naples.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best upscale Italian in town
    FLJudiVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is not just a pizza, spaghetti and meatballs place. Pasta is homemade, ingredients fresh, sauces impeccable. No out of the jar tastes here. Fish is fresh, meats prepared as ordered. Waiters are well trained and professional. Owner is almost always there and involved. We're full time locals and this is our pick for a gourmet night out.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find...
    SDouglasVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    So glad our hotel suggested we try Sophia's. Every bite was fabulous. And a great wine list! We will come back next year.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian food
    Maggie
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Good food and service but do not sit down near the area that parties sit. We had a loud girls birthday party that made conversation with my husband very difficult. The restaurant is expensive and a good meal can be ruined by loud parties.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal
    JCNaples
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Sophia's never disappoints. I've dined there several times and tried various dishes and I've never had less than an wonderful experience. The staff is attentive, the food is authentic and the ambiance appealing.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Local Restaurant
    TonyE
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    My wife and I vowed to stay away from chains on this vacation and Sophia's was a great local find. My son loved his homemade spaghetti, my daughter's chicken parm was thin and full of flavor, my veal piccatta was second only to my wife's, and her pappardelle bolognese was out of this world. The homemade pasta with each dish was also outstanding. Don't miss Sophia's!!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • on the way to "The Phil"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We tried Sophia's because it was on our way to a concert at the Naples' Philharmonic, but we will be back! The waiter was friendly, attentive and helpful. The menu has something to please everyone, including kids. The beautiful decor enhanced our dining pleasure. I would have preferred a veal chop that was not pounded to paper-thinness, but that was how it is described on the menu, and was delicious. The pasta is home-made and excellent. We had no room for dessert, but the coffee was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We had reservations at 830 but came at 730 and they accommodated us right away, even though they were quite busy on a Friday night. The bottle of wine we wanted was out if stock so we ordered the one one the table for a bit more, but it was worth it! The menu is large but was explained to us as were the specials. The food is fabulous, very authentic Italian. Our server was great even though it was busy. Would highly recommend if in the area!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Italian Restaurant
    NiceVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Sophia's is the best Italian Restaurant in Naples! All the pasta is homemade..my favorite dish is the chicken parm and the lasagna is so good! We are taking our friends from the UK this week and always excited to dine at Sophia's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.