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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

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Sofia Italian Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (52)
Special Occasion (48)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
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Good for Birthdays (37)
Romantic (36)
Good for Groups (32)
Bar Seating (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Cozy (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Casual (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Business Meals (16)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Fun (11)
Authentic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Really enjoyed dinner here. The bar scene was lovely -- Christmas tree and fireplace made it very cozy. The food was terrific -- had the eggplant rollatini and charcuterie to start -- both delicious. I ordered the Beef Wellington, which was over-cooked (asked for medium, and got no pink), but my friend's chicken piccata was awesome, served with a creamy risotto. Desserts were forgettable, but the martinis were made perfectly. Most importantly, the service was pretty outstanding! Not intrusive, but attentive and very polite. I will definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Sofia's is a nice restaurant without having to drive into Boston. Great menu something for everyone. Service was very good and the atmosphere was great not loud at all. I will definitely return soon

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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·Dined 7 days ago

Daniel did a great job of hosting us. food was terrific and ambiance was quiet, romantic and aesthetically pleasing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

It is as it presents itself a steakhouse with some italian dishes. The antipasto for two was generous and had some interesting items on it, but served with triscuits. Calamari with peppers was very good and cooked perfectly. Beef Wellington was a treat cooked perfect medium rare with a 6 oz filet nice duxelle and and flaky crust. Food serving was good sized serving and drinks were reasonably priced with a generous poor.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great customer service and great food.
Great customer service and great food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food great value .neighborhood gem
Love the. Half price pasta dish on mondays

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My food was prepared exactly as I ordered it. The wine was good, service person was great.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Sofia is our favorite restaurant! The drinks, food and service are consistently good. Gabby is our favorite waitress! She is always sweet and informative with attention to detail.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great good, friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff !

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food and service is always great, highly recommend this place for dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was great. The 3 course special was a great deal. Good ambience.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was my husband and my 1st time dining her. We were smart and made reservations this time. The atmosphere, seating, food and service was above excellent. We live local and are very happy we have new place to dine. I do recommend reservations though.
Annie

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

It is a very nice restaurant. The menu isn't huge but the food is great. The pasta dishes and the apps are very reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had an excellent meal. The waiter was a bit over-attentive (tried to take away husband's salad while he was still eating it), but we enjoyed ourselves and had a great time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Have been here many times.
This visit was Thanksgiving Day.
They had special turkey dinner as well as full menu available.
Food was delicious ( as always) and did not feel rushed in or out.
Very relaxed atmosphere and we all enjoyed the meal .
Great drinks! Great food! Great service!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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food5
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had our Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant for the first time. Full menu plus a turkey dinner. Plenty of options and the server Marc is excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner. Jason was great.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Waitress was very attentive and friendly.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food!!

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

The service to the meal and the wince was amazing. I went to celebrate a birthday for someone special and everything was perfect!

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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food2
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service2
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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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