Sofia

4.5
300 reviews
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Italian
Tapping into true Italian tastes, the menu starts with a selection of antipasti including a citrus salad and grilled octopus, and a plentiful selection of crudo. Mains feature fresh pasta, pesce and locally sourced carne, with a traditional, Italian heritage Chianina florentine steak.

The cocktail program is a refreshing medley of signature drinks with an Italian twist. Expertly crafted by mixologist Nishan Nepulangoda, cocktails are enhanced by regional herbs and fresh in-house cordials, and named in tribute to the country’s vast geography and pop culture history. The wine list features many vintages and an extensive selection of true Italian wines rare to the local dining scene.

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Sun - Fri 5:00PM - 6:30PM

What 300 People Are Saying
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E
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything aside from our lead server was amazing. Food, atmosphere, all other service staff top notch. Our main server did not seem too on the ball and rushed us through. Only brought one main. We ordered apps and she said kitchen is busy order everything at one. We did and apps arrived like a minute later!! Poured flatbwatwr in our sparkling water. #lethargic

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FV
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent and it's a great place for people watching as well. The trouble is the noise level inside the restaurant is on the verge of unacceptable for older (60+) people. It's better on the patio when that's in season.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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TT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music got way loud when people were still dining...tough to have a conversation. Needed a dance floor. Otherwise, 5/5 on all measures.

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M
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Yorkville restaurant with a good vibe. Good food, nice service

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AH
Toronto
47 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A nicely appointed restaurant that is smart casual - comfortable and nice outdoor patio in a courtyard to complement a large opulent indoor space

Food is fresh and well prepared / presented - service was courteous

Had to ask for bread a few times and coffee was not hot ( small issues )

Wine list extensive and sommelier well versed

A lively lovely dining spot in the heart of Yorkville but away from the activity on the streets

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J
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were fortunate to have our dinner reservation occur on a beautiful warm evening so could dine outside on their lovely patio. Cocktails were delicious. They offer an eclectic list. Service, food and atmosphere were top notch. Highly recommend.

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R
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Food was ok. Expensive for what was served. Not fine dining. Dinner arrived in intervals so half our table had to wait. Busboy stacked dirty plates in a pile in front of us. Very unprofessional. The whole experience felt like a place out of control. Crazy loud atmosphere.

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CL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Had a wonderful time ! The patio is beautiful.. our waitress Ashley was wonderful

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d
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

creative food; well prepared and presented. Good cocktails and extensive wine list. Hip environment; nice outdoor patio

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OC
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always fabulous service and food. thanks again.

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CS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place to have Sunday brunch -- it's close to everything downtown and the food is delicious!

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EP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall outstanding food, service and ambiance!

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AP
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Had to send back three dishes. Grilled shrimp were tasteless and $12 each. Pasta served cold. Spaghetti came with weird blue dots that were not supposed to be there. Server could not stop talking and when she did she was absent unless we flagged her down. Not going back

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S
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, and so was the service!
I’ll be going back soon!

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w
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Unless diners are specifically going for the “scene”, the restaurant will disappoint those looking for fine dining. The noise level was unbearable at times and we waited almost 2 hours for our main courses. Management apologized, explaining that they had a large party that evening. While they comped dessert, that did not justify booking a larger number of diners than the restaurant could handle competently. It’s too bad that our overall experience was so disappointing, considering that the food is very good.

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LS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was pitch perfect,soo good. Our waitress was respectful of our family time.While adding grace and humour. no small feat!

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CB
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food tasted good but did not blow me away. However, portions were absolutely horrendous. My rigatoni probably had about 12 pieces. I was still hungry after my pasta. Which came after our two appetizers and our side. We also had the crostini with buffalo mozzarella to start - first off there were 4 of us, and we only got 3 crostini; waiter should have mentioned that and asked if we wanted a 4th piece so everyone can have one. Secondly, I’ve never seen a smaller piece of cheese. You could hardly taste/feel the texture of the cheese. Should not be the first ingredient on the menu if it’s not going to be a main part. Re-vamp that item or take it off completely or call it bruschetta (you would save yourself a headache). Our first drinks also took some time to come out and had to ask for my water to be filled twice. I figured you probably have new staff; but it’s still no excuse for the type of restaurant you have. Over all I probably would only go back for half price pasta on Sundays. Not worth its regular price at all. Was pretty disappointed.

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SH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Pretty ordinary looks out of place for Yorkville too suburban food ok service good

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IK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Overpriced food and tasteless No life music on Saturday as promised on the website.

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AR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

The ambience is nice however it is overpriced and the food isn’t great.

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CD
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

First off.... I was seated at a table outside and wasn't given any drink menu. I had to call the Male waiter over for it and when I said I didn't want water, as my guest were coming in less than 5mins, he gave a weird reaction. Interesting. I booked the reservation through Open table and clearly asked for the Bar in the notes, as I specifically planned to come for the 5-8 drink specials (For the BAR), which is clearly advertised on the Sofia Website and on Instagram.

My guests arrived, and we asked to move into the bar, and not only asked the Male waiter, also the woman who led us to the bar and our waitress about the drink specials. They said yes it was in the bar. I also clearly asked if all cocktails and wines were half, and was told YES. We get the bill and one glass of wine was charged at full price, the waitress refused to rectify the situation, so I told my guest not to to and I left a tips for my and my partners bill.

I work in the area at a 5star establishment and will definitely will not be recommending my clients/guests or personal friends to an establishment that lies and doesn't train their staff correctly. How embarrassing on your behalf.

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JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great vibe. Sat at the bar with a friend for a great catch up dinner. Octopus was outstanding (must be tried). Pricey, so it's a special place to go. But if you're signing up for that level of dinner you won't be disappointed.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

beautiful restaurant

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R
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Our birthday celebration dinner was for a party of 5 at 9:45 pm.
our food was not delivered to our table till 11:45 pm, (2 hours later) even though they were very apologetic and our waitress was friendly and fantastic , I am not sure if I want to have pasta at mid night?! or after waiting for two hours for our food and the huge gap between appetizer and main dish...

They did not charge us for the food since it was delivered so late, but by the time the food came we were over it and just wanted to leave.
not a great experience.

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FG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It’s my 3rd visit to Sofia
The food is always fantastic. The vibe at Sofia is very alive and vibrant. It is not a quite place but I actually like that. The only negative review I can say for my last visit was the food took a long time to come not sure if they were short staffed or not. But the management came to us and apologized for the long wait, and also did not charge us for the desert we ordered which was very nice of them. Overall Sofia is fantastic place for good food and great vibe.

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SA
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, good and ambiance. A definite hot spot!

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JM
Toronto
69 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service and lively atmosphere

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely amazing experience! From the moment we walked in, excellent service, amazing cocktails and fabulous food! The Chef really knows how to treat his guests. Thanks Rob!!

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SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Was great until a manager came up and asked us to move to the bar, even though there were tables still available. We were told we had the table until 8:30pm, and it wasn’t even 8:30pm yet

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Our dinner was very good. Enjoyed everything very much. We were asked after our meal if we could move to the bar to free up space however.

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LP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sofia’s was FANTASTIC!!! Excellent food, service and ambiance!! We will definitely be returning!!!

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S
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most incredible restaurant. Will definitely be back. Best ambience and delicious food. Loved our waitress.

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D
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The food is very good, although some of the portions for the price are very small. The service was disappointingly slow for this caliber of a restaurant. The interior is beautiful and the ambiance buzzes with excitement.

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AC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was sooo sweet for you guys to go above and beyond expectations!! my parents absolutely enjoyed their time there! we’ll be back soon! <3

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JM
Toronto
70 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, excellent food and wonderful atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Incredible food and great service.

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YB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu, great sommelier, servers were awesome. I prefer the high tables as you can take in the whole scene but still enjoy an intimate dinner.
I’ll be back to enjoy the outdoor terrace.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service food was impeccable! Ambiance stunning recommend it all the way

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Got the pasta and a glass of wine and was very delicious. The portion were a little on the smaller side but still delicious! Loved the inside and the bar area was very nice. Would go back again!

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