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Il Sogno Ristorante - Staten Island

4.4
62 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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About

Welcome to Il Sogno "the dream" Ristorante Italiano. Located in Staten Island, we serve only the finest authentic Italian Cuisine. Il Sogno is known for our superior cuisine and our personable staff. Our goal is to provide you with a world-class and special dinning experience every time you visit. Let us serve you in our elegant yet relaxed atmosphere. Whether you are looking to have a romantic dinner for two or a fully catered event, Il Sogno Ristorante can accommodate you so that you are fully satisfied. Make your dining dreams come true at Il Sogno.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday: Closed; Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday 12:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday 1:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(718) 356-7800
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Parking details
Public Lot, Street Parking and Valet Parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.1
ambience
4.7
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

There were five of us and we all ordered from the pre fixed menu which was extensive. We each had our choice of an appetizer, then two pastas were served to each person. After that there was a choice of an entree and then dessert and coffee or tea. We were stuffed!

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was superb including the attention of the maitre'd.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Always a nice experience.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Excellent service and great food. Definitely won't be disappointed if you go there.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2017

There were 7 of us and we all ordered from the prix fixed menu. There was a choice of appetizers, then 2 pastas, which everyone got. Then there were a number of choices of entrees which everyone enjoyed. Most of us took home food because there was so much.
Can't wait to return.

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2013

Food was excellent and the owner comes around to inquire on your meal and service. The personal touch makes a big difference! I would recommend this restaurant others for sure.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2013

Excellent food and attentve service. Tons of staff all over the place.

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1.0Dined on October 13, 2013

Waiter didn't write anything down then kept coming back asking what we ordered. Took over 20 min to get coffee, no dessert ordered. Was not crowded. Then lost our credit card. Will not be going back.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2013

Been there many times, running out of superlative adjectives. All that is left to say is that I have never been disappointed and the service and food is consistently outstanding....what more can be said?

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3.0Dined on September 26, 2013

Appetizers: Penne Alla Melanzana course good/very good. Mozzarella with artichoke hearts was creative and very good.
Main Courses: Grilled Pork Chop was very good. Chicken Parmigiana was good/very good. The Veal Marsala was the disaster of the night. the sauce was good, however the veal did not taste fresh and could not be hidden by the sauce-Poor.
Dessert was good/very good.
Service was attentive but overdone and somewhat confused.
The noise level was quite loud and the bar area in particular was crowded and difficult to pass through to the dining areas.
Expected better.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2013

The food was great. I had the price fix lunch dinner which offered a nice selection. The Sangria was the best I have had . I had the Chic francaise dinner which came with mashed potato and Broccoli rabe. Everything was cooked to perfection and delicious. This place was the perfect place for us to celebrate my friends birthday. They even put a candle on her ice cream dessert tortoni. Coffee was brewed to perfection. I couldn't have asked for a better place to celebrate my friends birthday with the special attention they gave us. I would highly recommend this place to dine

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2013

Once again a great experience, the specials were outstanding. When you have great food, service & atmosphere it results in repeat customers, like me!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2013

Very good food and a wonderful staff. Excellent entertainment on the weekends..Great place lots of fun!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2013

This place is a real find, and right here in the neighborhood. Imaginative menu, wonderful presentation and impeccable service. Has instantly become our favorite Italian restaurant....we will certainly return, and highly recommend to all our family and friends.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2013

My fiancé and I were there on Saturday to celebrate her birthday and Il Sogno, as usual, did not disappoint. The owner Pedro and his staff are top notch and always treat us like royalty whenever we go there. Their food is excellent but their service is was willl keep us going back. It's truly a pleasure to eat at Il Sogno and I would recommend to anyone they need to try it. Some food highlights we recommend are the Il Sogno Terzetto for appetizer along with a new rock shrimp they started serving. The tri-color gnocchi for pasta. I almost always have a special for my entree because there are always multiple delicious options. And finally the banana flambé is worth ordering for the performance alone. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2013

As always this is the most incredible place for not only Italian food, but a mixed bag..............we'ver been going in for 2 years and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2013

Great food, entertainment, service, ambiance!

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2013

This restaurant used to be an awesome spot for entertainment. But I guess so many people found out about Il Sogno it's crowded now every Saturday night, and TOO NOISY to hear the singers, and even have a conversation at your table. Regretably I'm wishing Il Sogno farewell...

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2013

Have been there many, many times....always outstanding food and incredible, but never hovering, service. The dinner specials this time were particularly of note...the salmon and the mahi-mahi. Can never say enough good things about Il Sogno...the owner, the food and the staff!

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2013

Beautiful neighborhood restaurant. The food was delicious. Presentation of the food was outstanding. The angus steak dish was perfect. The service was some of the best I have ever encountered: friendly, attentive, knowledgable, and helpful. They had no problem accomodating a 9:00 pm reservation. Very nice wine list too. Wonderful live singing of some classic standards. Music could get a little loud at times but overall added to the wonderful vibe of the entire restaurant. Valet parking is offered but there is also ample parking withing feet of the restaurant. Overall, I do not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys premium Italian at reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2013

We enjoyed the entire experience for our special evening, the Food was excellent , the menu was substantial with interesting specials. All our selected courses were excellent The beef barley soup , the pastas ( ravioli and spaghetti in a basil sauce ) , chicken francese and grilled pork chop. Can't wait to sample other dishes on our next visit. The service was friendly and attentive. The ambiance was romantic and the music was perfect, subtle and to our taste. The prices were reasonable.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2013

Those familiar where the old Angelina's was in Staten Island should try this restaurant. Food was excellent as was our servers. It seems that it was a joint staff where we had at least 3-4 persons making sure we were taken care off. Great place for after dinner as they have live entertainment. Especially like it when Mario and Louise perform there. They rock the place and have a great following.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2013

This is my third time at Il Sogno and I have never been disappointed ! Service and food is excellent and always with a smile !

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2013

I love this place. The service and food are terrific for the price. The only wish is that some noise absorbing panels are put in. Sound level is harsh for romantic conversation and if there are kids in the restaurant, forget about it. Otherwise, this is one of our favorite places.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2013

Been there a few times now. The food is always delicious! Service is very good. They have a singer on Saturday nights, he was pretty good. Room out by bar can get very loud during dinner, hard to have a conversation. We sat in other room, it was much more quiet.

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2013

This is my forth time there and every time we say the food is so good let's give them another chance. I think we are done giving them chances. We made early reservations, when we got there there were about 6 waiters (we were the only customers) and we couldn't even get a menu. Service is always the problem and they don't seem to care. If you dont care about service and just want good Italian food then this is the place for you. If they got their act together we would become loyal customers.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2013

A sure gem if even on Statem Island - beats some of the fanicer places in the city -
food is excellent - and the portions are just right - as in Europe - not too much = and just enough-
service excellent - waiters handsomely dressed - ambiance is nice.
A win, win - eat there often and never disappointed.
Just go!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2013

tucked in a strip mall in annadale this place is great from the time you walkin till the time you leave your ever wish is fulfilled, the food is great and so is the service

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2013

Our party of 6 had to wait about 15 minutes for our 7:30 table, so we reluctantly had what turned out to be an enjoyable drink a the bar. Once seated, the wait staff was attentive and helpful selecting our wine. Our meal was very good and at 9:00, just about when we were ordering coffee & desert, a live singer starts the romance with its clientele. By 10 PM people are dancing and everyone is friendly and enjoying the party.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2013

Unbelieveable place, always fabulous, always consistent, if you don't see what you want on the menu they will make it for you, it was my birthday and they brought us over a piece of cheesecake with Happy Birthday spelled out on the plate, and bought us to glasses of wine...............

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2013

Our waiter was in such a "rush" that he made far too many mistakes. When I told him he needed to slow down and pay attention, he told me he was too busy!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2013

This was our second time at this restaurant. We were seated promptly, with no wait at all. However we were seated at a table in the middle of the room that made us feel like we were in the middle of a train station, with people (wait staff) zipping by in all directions. As always the food was excellent. The noise level is a bit high, with no decor that would absorb sound. The staff is attentive, and the meal was great. I would go back, just ask to sit against a wall, and not in the middle of the bus lane.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2013

Went here for Valentine's Day with a new love interest. Perfect atmosphere for talking and dining!

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2013

Great food and the night we were there they had live entertainment (we did not know this when we made our reservation) which was fun for me because I love music from the 50's and 60's but if you don't you may not enjoyed your dinner. Service was good but a little disorganized. I overheard a waiter asking table to finish their after dinner drinks at the bar. They were NOT happy to be pushed out. It was a little unprofessional, in my opinion. We did enjoy our evening and would go back.

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2013

The shrimp a la roca is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! We love it!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2012

there are only a few exceptional italian restaurants (most are good but not all are exceptional) in Staten Island and this was added to my exceptional list. my only complaint is that for New Year's Eve they were not flexible AT ALL with what I wanted to order, not even a small modification i.e. add cheese to pasta. the food was very good but they could have been a bit more flexible, especially since we were there early and it wasn't busy yet.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2012

We went on New Year's Eve, early dinner. Menu was limited but everything great!

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2012

A rare, exceptional Staten Island restaurant. Although a little on the pricey side, my wife and I walked out surprisingly satisfied with food, atmosphere and service. Warm, and elegant. Not the typical menu. Lots of wonderful combinations and variations. 3 apps, 2 mains, 3 glasses of sangria 2 coffees and 2 desserts landed us around the $170 mark. Expensive for SI, but not insulting considering the exceptional service and quality.

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2012

The food was very good but I believe that they were overwhelmed because it was very busy. We waited a very long time for our appetizers and it seemed like everyone was running all over the place and no one was getting anywhere. They kept telling us that our appetizer was coming - 40 minutes after we placed the order. We had ordered 2 appetizers for the table. One came, and it wasn't what we thought it was. They checked and said it was, but we could keep it and they would not charge us. The next appetizer arrived a good 15 minutes later. At the end of the night, we were in fact charged for the appetizer, but we felt that it wasn't worth the time it would take to straighten out the bill so we paid it.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2012

I was there Saturday with my girlfriend for anniversary and we keep coming back here. It's our favorite local restaurant. The food is always excellent, the drinks are generous and most importantly they treat you like family!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2012

Have been there many, many times....always something special.

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