Sofia New Orleans

4.8
459 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Sofia is an Italian-inspired kitchen that has an elevated take on traditional cuisine in a fun and funky setting in the warehouse district. Acclaimed chef Talia Diele's menu of inventive small plates, traditionally prepared meats and fish, handmade pasta, and wood fired pizza has drawn rave reviews locally and nationally. Our Italian inspired cocktails, craft beers and Italian wine list have been carefully curated and will appeal to the most discerning palates.

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JimS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and decor of Sofia is really tastefully done. It has an energetic vibe, but not in a frenetic or loud manner. The drinks were pricey, but Nola standard, and were delicious. The pasta dishes were extremely well done as were the pizza and shrimp dishes enjoyed by our party. This was our first visit but we'll definitely be back and will sample more of the pasta next time.

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SaucyS
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was good, although they charge 4% on for kitchen appreciation which just made us tip less. The portions are also small which I guess is the "modern" take on the Italian. The taste was great though and our server was very nice and attentive.

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Jessica
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch and it was delightful. Spicy pizza was best I’ve ever tasted. Alla Vodka pasta was delicious and perfectly spicy. Loved everything! Great service!

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arielt
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Food was excellent as always. Noise level was near unbearable. Tables were too close. Many patrons not wearing masks.

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails to please! The risotto pasta was beyond fabulous!

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently high quality, every dish is so delish!

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vipAnnB
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

This was my 3rd time at Sophia and the food was excellent, just as the last 2 times i was there. I can’t give it a 5 star rating due to the complete lack of concern/care from the staff when someone in our group slipped and fell in the restaurant. She was walking back from the bathroom and slipped on some water spilled on the ground and she took down a chair with her. No one came to help her. We had to inform our waitress about it and ask for the water to be cleaned up so it didn’t happen again. The waitress did bring a bag of ice for her ankle but had the nerve to say “and don’t worry, this ice is on us”. Really?!? That didn’t sound sarcastic at all.
We weren’t expecting our meal to be comped but any recognition from any staff member would have been nice. Just a “hey, are you ok?” Would have changed my feelings on the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very slow service, waited an hour and 20 minutes for main course service. Portion size smaller than last time, just three scallops in full entree, but prices just as high. Pizza had a big bubble in the crust. Server was polite, and manager comped is one appetizer and apologized, but still disappointing.

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vipwken
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Took forever to bring our food. We drank the entire bottle of wine before the second course arrived. Purchased two more glasses of wine for the second and third course. Not a very good $200+ dining experience. I will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. We had pizza, shrimp toast, and a pasta dish and some cocktails. All were executed to perfection. Service and ambiance was wonderful. Will be back.

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate my birthday! Surprise desserts and wine on the house! Plus superb food.

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JaclynJ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Decent food; great service. Nice ambience. Would come back to try the pizzas. They looked awesome! Had the gulf fish and it was ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food had too much salt

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and ambiance here!! Felt very safe for COVID precautions!

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MichaelM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome pizza; cool place

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vipStephanie
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

-service was extremely bad and manager claimed he dropped on chicken on the floor and we think our waiter just forgot about us.

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly waitstaff and great cuisine, I loved it!

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DarryB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience ever - Gabriel was a great host. He kept topping up our bottomless mimosas. Made us feel welcome. Food was finger-licking delicious. We had the ricotta pancakes! Mouthwatering. Will definitely go back!

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bolognese pasta was amazing, every dish is always perfect and flavorful!

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JWWW
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience- the food was fantastic, service was great and the outdoor seating is awesome, nice and shady.

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AnthonyN
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and decor, great ambiance. I felt the menu was a little limited but the overall selections were good.

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JenniferL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun restaurant with a great upbeat atmosphere. The food was fantastic and not your traditional Italian. The craft cocktails were amazing. Elizabeth was a fun and friendly server. Definitely will return.

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dishes prepared quickly and perfectly, an amazing dining experience!

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vipMinnie
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic drinks,food, and service. We had the meatballs and shrimp toast to start. So delicious and loved the spicy peppers on the toast. A really unique item on an Italian menu and would order again. We also had the squid ink pasta, which I ordinarily order from another popular Italian restaurant in the area, but this was done with a lighter taste and I enjoyed it even more. Bravo! The margherita pizza was wonderful with lots of yummy sauce. I also suggest an order of garlic bread. It was amazing. My custom order spritz was light and refreshing (lemon mint) and the Barbera wine was lovely. Our server, Elizabeth was wonderful and even though super busy, was both attentive and really helpful with navigating the menu. I definitely recommend and will be back.

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vipMBNO
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food, fantastic service. Favorite restaurant in Nola.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Brunch! The service exceeded expectations and the food was perfect. As a hotel concierge, I will highly recommend Sofia to my guests.

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ChristopherJamesG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter and his provide service that continuously exceeds expectations. We love the diversity of menu options and the quality of the food!

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vipNolanative
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was delicious! Truly lovely

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ABCDE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sofia was excellent. Highly recommended. Will be visiting again!

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KatherineW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner with family, sat outside because the weather was beautiful. I’d gotten take out from Sofia before, and it was delicious! This time we dined in (or technically outside), but experience was just as great!

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MichaelM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch meal; beautiful interior and excellent food and attentive service.

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chrisk
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pizza was excellent. The Gulf fish was perfectly prepared. Great flavors.

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the fresh ricotta appetizer and two pasta dishes, as well as a cocktail and a mock tail. Everything was great and the service couldn’t have been better. Will definitely be back!

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LaurenVB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible! knocked it out of the park. Blown away, will be back and highly reccommend.

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vipRobertW
New Orleans
63 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff and managers very careful regarding COVID spacing, and doing a great job making the dining enjoyable. I loved my shrimp toast and margherita pizza, perfectly prepared and delicious!

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JamieC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday. The staff made us feel incredibly special. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. Will be back.

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vip77dinechicago
New Orleans
52 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vibe here. Food was great. We had pizza and Pasta. Drinks were so good. And chocolate dessert was great!

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vipForrestJ
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Enjoyed sharing. Will go again!!

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vipSCOTTW
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh, our server, was excellent. Food was absolutely incredible, from the schrimp toast to squid ink pasta to the scallops. I rated the value as good because it is pricey. I had the scallops, which were delicious, but only received 3. Scallop entrees should have between 4-5, especially if it's one of the higher-priced items.

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FHB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great.

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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 459 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.