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About 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.

1430 VFW Parkway
West Roxbury, MA 02132
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Spring Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 469-2600

Website:
http://www.sofiaboston.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking every Saturday

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.

Executive Chef:
David Warden

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Full menu available
Turkey special for $29

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You're planning a special event with the emphasis on special, as these kinds of gatherings don't happen everyday. That's why we are here - to make sure everything is perfect. From the personalized menus, to the spectacular atmosphere to the service that surpasses the highest expectations!

Sofia Italian Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (50)
Good for a Date (47)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
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Good for Birthdays (39)
Romantic (37)
Good for Groups (34)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Bar Seating (25)
Business Meals (23)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Worth the Drive (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Casual (15)
Cozy (14)
Fun (14)
Comfort Food (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Authentic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 hours ago

Great food!!

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent meal and wonderful service! We were all very happy with our meals. The table, near fireplace, was cozy and made it feel warm and intimate. Lovely evening. Service was excellent as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

We continue to enjoy going to Sophia’s for delicious food weather it be comfort food and or fresh healthy choices- there is something for everyone .

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Business Meals, Fun, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Expected more. Looks upscale but not. Comments:
Smallest pour of bourbon ever
Beet salad obviously in refrigerator. Too cold, lettuce wilted
White wine way too cold
Waiter cleared plates as each person finished instead of waiting until all were done
No skim milk for coffee

Overall B

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great meal and great conversation with friends. Everything about the experience was excellent. We'll be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Bread was fresh & hot. The cosmo was a good size drink. Very clean restaurant. Server came around a lot. Manager came by also. One of our favorite places to go for dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Enjoyed our first trip to Sofia’s. Wide range of offerings on menu and all were tasty. The place is quite lively and noisy. Service is friendly but a little slow. Our appetizers did not all come out together which caused our timing to be off. Overall a good middle of the road choice particularly for a larger group.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Sofia Italian Steakhouse has and always will be an amazing place for my wife and I. The ambience was perfect for our anniversary and Elisha, our server, was great. We would recommend it for any occasion as we spent some time near the fireplace with drinks while we waited for our table to be prepared.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The worst seafood diablo the I ever had! From 6 mussels in the plate , 3 were only the shell! The chef should at least check , before serving empty shells!!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was our first visit but not our last. The filet was great and the ambience wonderful for a nice local dinner. I hadn't been in this venue since it was Fontaines over 30 years ago and it is certainly a different place now. It is a high end steak house and has a very nice menu.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and great service everything was great and on time server was great and very friendly

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I was disappointed. The prices were very high, there was no vegetarian options. No vegetables or salad came with the meal. Beef Wellington came with a potato, and the pastry was not crisp. The salads ordered were expensive, serving size was small and there was hardly anything in them. Overall disappointed.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Place was soooooo noisy. Said to my husband thank goodness I didn't have a headache. We couldn't even have a normal conversation. Need drapes, table cloths or something to absorb some of the noise.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had the Veal Chop and it was excellent. Wine by the glass was reasonable. Recommend you make a reservation on Friday & Saturday nights.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I went to Sofia's with my girlfriend for a date night. We had reservations and arrived early to grab a drink. We sat down in the lounge area which had comfortable seats and couches by the fire place. Cocktails were reasonably priced. Started with the calamari and was very impressed. My girlfriend and I both got the chicken parm with the handmade pasta option. We both loved the food. The restraunt was a little loud but it was a Saturday night and it didn't bother either of us. We will definitely be going back in the future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I was with five other people to celebrate a friend's birthday. We were lucky to be seated in a back room which was reasonably quiet and even luckier to be able to close the door so we could really hear each other's conversation. Our server, Felicia, was pleasant and efficient. The food and drink were delicious. Sofia's provided us with a lovely celebration

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

the restaurant was too noisey for our group. We had trouble hearing each other.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Reservation was ready exactly on time. Server was attentive and prompt. Service in general was good. Food was O.K. - menu is standard steakhouse /Italian fare, relatively limited choices (5-6 options for each course), servings size is on the modest size.
Nothing shined on the food front - but the people that had deserts indicated that these were very good. Prices are moderate to high - close to "upscale steakhouse" prices.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Very disappointed with the food, I have had better seafood at the Cheesecake Factory

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service at this restaurant is commendable, however, the food is just so-so. I've been a handful of times and ordered similar meals and had varying consistency for each visit. The ambiance is nice - it has that typical dark wood, steakhouse vibe to it. Despite being a steakhouse, there are also other non-steak options on the menu as well. Overall, it's an okay restaurant, but nothing spectacular. Please keep in mind that the parking situation is pretty bleak, and you will likely have to valet your car due to the lack of parking spaces.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

the atmosphere was attractive, mostly adult patrons with a few somewhat noisy kids and very pleasingly quiet enough for conversation...no dishes and pottery banging, TVs and music blasting like in many places. Food servers were welcoming and performed their tasks well. Nicely presented entree's were expensive, good quality and of adequate proportions but a bit salty for my taste. We didn't order drinks, appetizers, salad, veggie sides or deserts due to the prices. Would have appreciated not being able to see the distracting TVs in the bar area. It was a disappointment to find that the menu had been changed recently and the delicious (but scant) sweet potato ravioli I was planning to order was no longer offered. It is nice to have a lovely restaurant nearby. But I can't afford to dine there more than once or twice a year. We were there early and were able to get a parking spot.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We love this restaurant! Where else can you order heavenly halibut on every visit. The waitstaff is always exceptional, cosmos are perfect, and we love the brushetta with the marinated tomatoes. Can not wait to return.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

A very pleasant restaurant, the food was well prepared, served in a timely fashion, good presentation , and nicely sized portions. I did the three course, he squid was tender which is often difficult, the pasta was excellent and sauce wasn't too heavy. The dessert cookies served on a warm plate were absolutely fabulous, very simple, nothing fancy, just delicious with a little vanilla ice cream. Lovely decor, good atmosphere, a bit loud, but not too loud to talk. Reasonable prices, good for a special occasion or just a better Friday night out

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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We have driven past this restaurant on numerous occasions and on all different nights and the parking lot is always jamming. We finally got to go. It is such a beautifully appointed restaurant. The dark wood and fireplace was very romantic, we actually had a nice private room for quite some time. It is a quiet restaurant and you are not on top of each other. The food, well my veal chop was absolutely to die for. Tender and cooked to perfection. My husbands Steak Frites was delicious. The service was so good, our server Alexandra was very very attentive. We shared a molten cake and because I made a reservation they had a little special surprise for our anniversary. We will definitely be back real soon. It was a little pricey, but good food and service make it really worth the money.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Sofia never disappoints. I always go for their small plates and apps. I got the fried calamari and crab cake. So good.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything was wonderful except we felt we were rushed. Maybe not a place to dine on a Saturday night if you'd like to relax and linger.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was great. Everyone loves their meals. Maybe a tad expensive. Great overall experience

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Haven't been in a while, very sad they took the beef short ribs off the menu. Other than that, it was a great experience. If you're a wine drinker, I recommend you buy the bottle as the bottle is around $50 and it's about $12 a glass. Margaritas are delicious as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Marc was awesome and the free prosecco made our anniversary celebration complete.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

I requested a quite table to celebrate 2 special birthdays and they more than accommodated. The service and food was outstanding. They brought us a piece of cheesecake for our birthdays. It was very nice and I would definitely go again and tecommend to others.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Fantastic food and excellent service. We made a reservation in the restaurant but decided to sit at the bar instead. We both chose the price fixe menu, that included a choice of appetizer entrée and dessert. Delicious!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Outstanding new waitress, second time we have her, she is a great addition to the staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Excellent dinner!! Joe did an awesome job. Very polite, professional and super helpful. He should be commended!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was our first time at Sophia's and we went to celebrate my daughters birthday. Our waiter Shaun was fantastic, enthusiastic and helpful.. He made the occasion that much nicer. The food was very good and the drinks strong!
We will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food, excellent service, seating was on time and the overall dining experience was exceptional as usual.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food and great service. Definitely will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Enjoyed their new menu, but missed the scallops previously listed in the seafood section. The halibut and risotto were excellent, however. The best Double Cross martinis!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent food and cocktails, great value. My only complaint, it is very loud in the restaurant. Hard time hearing the waitress. Other than that I would recommend this for the food and value.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our Steaks were yummy but felt our sides were missing something. A bit more seasoning. I had red bliss parm Mash Potatos but I was missing the "Bliss" I would def go back, great service and willing to give it another chance. It was a very lovely evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The 8oz steak was grizzly. The flavor was good and was cooked perfectly. The antipasto plate was very good. The service was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy
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