Sofia New Orleans
amatriciana | grana padano | petite basil
tuscan kale | beets | grana padano | hazelnuts | apple shrub vinaigrette
house tomato sauce | fresh mozzarella | basil | olive oil
Kale salad is amazing, finely shredded. Lamb ragu is so good. And the mushroom pizza unique and unusual, delicious!
Thank you Madelyn for exceptional service ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
The food is amazing! The service was great! My daughter is friends with the owners sister so we got the royal treatment! Was outstanding! Definitely recommend!
The ricotta pancakes were really good! Definitely a great brunch spot!
Made the mistake of getting a last minute reservation closer to closing time and had a terrible experience. It was very clear from the server the moment we sat down that she was clearly ready to go and she was definitely unhappy about serving us. This was not my first time dining here and my prior experiences weren’t the best but I decided to give it one last try. The drinks were subpar and the food was not good this evening at all and im guessing it’s because the kitchen was ready to close as well. What was the worst part was that I ordered a pizza with Italian Sausage and the sausage was literally UNCOOKED and the pizza was served luke warm. (Pink meat pics attached) It was as if the pizza was in the oven all of 5 mins then served. The server barely came to the table for me to even have the chance to say anything so we simply paid and left. I will never eat here again after this disappointing experience.
Except they charge a mandatory 4% tip for the cooks in the bill.
Additionally, When we ordered dessert, they asked us to buy the cooks a round of drinks.( A line item in the dessert menu)
Maybe this is the future, but it put us off and we will probably go to another restaurant.
Great fun with our friends! Amazing food!
Our first time there and it was awesome! Food, service, and atmosphere were wonderful. We’ll be back soon.
We totally enjoyed brunch! It was our first time dining here and will absolutely return. Our server, Jordan was great; helpful in helping us decide choices
We usually go to the same places for brunch but am so glad we changed things up this weekend. I am looking forward to returning
Great location for getting it done
Loved the lamb ragu, carrot pesto, and pizza margherita. And the waitress worked incredibly hard!
Excellent food as always.
This is one of my absolute favorite spots! Fantastic food. Excellent Service. Fun times.
This is not your mama’s Italian restaurant with white tablecloths and hushed conversations. Sofia is also not a stuffy Nola institution restaurant. It is fun with great music and vibes.
Chef will feed your hungry self and the team will make sure you are having a good time. My favorites are the meatballs, alla vodka and Bistecca. I’ve literally never had a pasta I’ve not loved here.
This spot is perfect for a high energy evening. Don’t bring your grandma late night on the weekends unless she’s cool af. This is THE spot for fun & sexy dates, girls’ nights and any celebrations! If you want a calmer time, go early. Remember to ALWAYS make a reservation. Sofia is lit in the best of ways!
really lovely & staff was super nice
Very bad service, I felt they wanted to close the restaurant, when I order dessert the waiter told me this kitchen was already closed without any notice.
Hello, I would love to extend our sincerest apologies for our failures in service. We never want anyone to feel rushed in their experience. If you had enjoyed a meal with us we should have offered you a dessert at your convenience. If you feel comfortable, I would love to speak with you further about your experience with us and have you back into the restaurant so that we could provide you with the kind of hospitality that we pride ourselves on. -Peter Gordon General Manager
This was our first time at Sofia, but it will not be the last! Each dish was a new experience. The flavors were complex but so perfectly paired. We enjoyed the following items:
- House Ricotta (I've never had more delicious focaccia in my entire life, and I am a huge bread nerd. Second favorite dish of the evening)
- Cacio E Pepe (Absolutely perfectly cooked pasta. Simple yet powerful dish)
- Lamb Ragu (Our favorite dish of the evening - so full of flavor that every bite was almost a new experience. Beautiful plating!)
- Risotto (The mushrooms were so well done.)
- Gulf Fish (Everything about this dish was immaculate. Perfectly cooked fish, beautifully plated. Third favorite dish of the evening)
- Zeppole (The coffee mascarpone and house made jam were SO good)
- Chocolate Torta (Since we were low on time (see below), we took dessert to go. This dessert is absolutely decadent. The torta is so good; it'd be amazing by itself. But add in the crumbly crust, the smoky cocoa nibs, and the rosemary aroma and you've got yourself a slice of heaven you won't forget anytime soon. We still have some left that I'll be enjoying every day this week.)
A special thank you to Gail for her fantastic service. We arrived at 5:00pm to have dinner before a 6:30pm show at the Saenger. Without her attentive service and perfect timing of the courses, we wouldn't have made it to the show on time. Thank you, Gail!
We are already looking forward to our next time at Sofia!
Service was exceptional! Ambience was casual but sophisticated. Food was very good.
It was NYE so pretty busy. Staff was very nice and attentive. Food was great! Will definitely be returning.
I really don’t recommend this place. Literally everything I ordered was extremely salty & inedible. The meatballs, alla vodka pasta & spicy pizza were all INEDIBLE and SO SALTY. Pretty sure my blood pressure rose immensely after the experience here. God awful. We had to force ourselves to finish what we ordered. Even the salad was salty. What an awful experience. After readying so many great reviews I honestly expected better.
Hello, I would love to extend our sincerest apologies that you did not enjoy anything, and further that we were not able to rectify this problem while you were still in the restaurant.If you feel comfortable, I would love to speak with you further about your experience with us and have you back into the restaurant so that we could provide you with the kind food that we pride ourselves on. -Peter Gordon - GM
Restaurant cancelled reservation night before because of Covid-19.
Wasn’t able to get a decent reservation anywhere else nearby, so ended up eating take-out pizza on a family “foodies” trip to NO. Total letdown and disappointed ….
Mark, I am sorry that we were not able to serve you. I am however disappointed that you would choose to leave us a 1 star review after we reached out to you, left a voice mail explaining and apologizing for having to cancel your reservation and offered you a discount to rebook. Covid has been difficult on everyone and our choice to close was for the safety of guests such as yourself and your family. I hope that you can see this, and that we can find a safer time to share Sofia with you.
I didn’t like food that much, flavor was ok, not the best for the price. Service was bad, I don’t think I would like to go back.
Great for everyday dining and special occasion.
Food is good! Service excellent! Great Martins!
This was our second visit to Sofia. We love the bread, shrimp, meatballs and the cacio e pepe pasta! We just really love the restaurant. Staff always very attentive.
The squid ink pasta was so good I had to order another serving. The staff was great.
Thank you so much for making our Anniversary dinner a special night to remember!
Food was amazing and so was the service!
Food and service were outstanding! We’ll definitely be back!
Sofia was the absolute cutest! I was there to celebrate my graduation from Tulane. The food was phenomenal but I have to shout out our waiter who I have neglected to get his name. He was so attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. I was brunching with a couple of other groups of people knowing I was celebrating, so had made a number of concessions to find a place that could accommodate a number of different diets. As a vegan I was prepared to not have a lot of choices and to have salad and drink my way through brunch, but he offered with the help of the chef a handful more dishes that could be modified plant-based. This was unexpected and above and beyond. And dessert was offered as a scoop of lemon sorbet in a glass of Prosecco and it was PERFECT. I would return here frequently for brunch if I lived in New Orleans and request this waiter ALL THE TIME.
Ordered my favorites, the mushroom pizza, outstanding, preceded by their out-of-this-world carrot pesto appetizer, accompanied by pinot noir- sooo good!
Our vaccine cards were not requested and not show to the person at the desk. That is just wrong! The place was lively, the food was excellent but took FOREVER for the entrees to come out
Everything was excellent
The food was mediocre, not well seasoned. Certainly below expectations for New Orleans where there is no excuse for mediocre poorly seasoned food. For example, the meatballs had non seasoning, none. The kale salad was boring. The shrimp were good. The staff was wonderful though and sitting on the sidewalk lovely.
The food, atmosphere and service was excellent!!! We will definitely return.
SERVER WAS GREAT, FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE WAS GREAT, BUT VERY NOISY. WILL DEFINITELY RETURN.
Had a wonderful Brunch at Sofia! Have enjoyed dinner there several times before so already knew the service and menu was top quality. Due note that the music is a little loud, but it appropriately fits the ambiance.
Very cute restaurant and food was good. Had too wait way too long to get a clean wine glass and the too long to get our food. Apparently the pizza was the quickest to order since everyone around us got their appetizers and food before us.
There was a loud group of young girls that really ruined the experience for other customers. I was surprised and disappointed that the management did nothing to try to quiet them.
Sofia was recommended to us by a family member. We enjoyed the atmosphere and look of Sofia, particularly the shared food concept. Our biggest complaint was the noise level. There was a large group of sorority girls who kept singing and screaming throughout our meal, clearly not caring about the other guests around them. Ultimately, we asked for our check and left earlier than we anticipated.
Food and service were outstanding. Started with appetizers and then our entrees. Every thing was great. May very well be the best snapper I’ve ever had
Kale salad amazing, followed by a perfectly balanced. acid e pepe. Only a margherita pizza could top these dishes - so it did!! All simple dishes yet made at the highest level by Chef Talia and her kitchen staff.
You can order delivery directly from Sofia New Orleans using the Order Online button. Sofia New Orleans also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 322-3216.
Sofia New Orleans is rated 4.8 stars by 858 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.