Trattoria Sofia

4.6
151 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The latest concept from Berg Hospitality Group in the Houston Heights, Trattoria Sofia will offer authentic, rustic Italian food in an intimate, romantic setting. Located at 911 West 11th Street, the 2,500 sq. ft. space will feature all-new interiors, lighting, furnishings and a charming covered and climate controlled terrace and bar with extensive landscaping. Named after the Houston-based restaurateur's firstborn daughter, Benjamin Berg plans to create "Houston's most whimsical dining room and patio, reminiscent of a lost garden." Trattoria Sofia will open in November 2021.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 151 people are saying
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vipRachelP
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Patio was beautiful. Food was underwhelming.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance.

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vipMyreviews
Houston
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance and service. Spectacular pasta, we will come back for sure.

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maa2543
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ricotta appetizer was delicious, as was the octopus. We got the lamb ragu and felt like it was pretty bland. Just didn't really have much taste at all. Followed dinner with the olive oil cake and enjoyed that as well. So everything but the main dish was a hit. Disappointed but will probably give them another shot.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Bar service was slow. Food was ok not great

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vipCindy8000
London
210 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were truly excellent. Tony at the door is amazing as was Christa as our server.

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AnneM
Austin
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! the service, appetizers and main meal were exceptional.

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rrios
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Overall an amazing place, esthetically nice and would recommend to anyone for a cute date.

Me and my wife both got pasta, and both dishes were bland in flavor, note sure if our food pallets are a custom to Americanized Italian food with robust over the top flavors.

7/10 might go back and try something else to change my mind.

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PiliA
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and it was great! All of us were very happy with the food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overall, good food, especially the starters to share. Haven’t tried the pasta. Pizzas looked delicious.
Wine by the glass is pricey.
Bad experience with the valet parking. Used the valet and during our meal, the manager said someone bumped our car (scratch). The person parked his own car in the valet reserved parking.
We thought we would have complimentary wine or dessert. Nothing. Paid the whole bill.
It made the experience not nice for us unfortunately.

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vipToby
Houston
107 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal for Sunday brunch. The pasta was simple and full of flavor. Dishes come out fast so recommend waiting to put your entree in if you want to take your time. Lovely setting! Great service!

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Graustarkian
East Texas
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very good overall. I would have appreciated a coffee refill.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience here. Staff was fantastic 👍. Food was delicious. Quantity is not that much in the entree which is expected at fine dining restaurants. Ambience of the patio was absolutely gorgeous. We enjoyed a perfect sunny winter Sunday here. Definitely going back.

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vipNickiL
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience. The food was great. The ambiance was terrific. The service made great recommendations. We will definitely dine there again.

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libbyg
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall the food was very good. The desserts leave a little to be desired, the olive oil cake is more like an almond pound cake.
The restaurant encourages family style dining, but the outdoor 4 top where we sat did not really provide adequate space to have more than 3 small on the table at once, especially once you factor in water, wine, and cocktail glasses plus side plates for each diner.

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vipSylvinka
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for lunch and everything we ordered was delicious. You kind of need to mix and match little plates and it all comes together!
We ordered cocktails instead of deserts and those were delicious as well!

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ChuckB
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a experience that everyone should have! The entire team from the minute you enter the parking lot until the time that you leave take amazing care. They truly want you to have a phenomenal evening.

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ChristinaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server, Cat, was excellent. So knowledgeable and engaging. I found the prices to be a bit high. The food was excellent, but a few of the entrees were unreasonably high.

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vipJbro
Houston
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Service was ok. They sat us at a sad side table even though the place was empty. The food had almost no flavor… maybe the chef had Covid? It was mehhh at best.

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ElaineD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience was sexy and food was exquisite. The wine selections were on point!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

For a birthday. No recognition. Charged for extra bread for appetizer. Drinks small and not good. No happy hour. No salads. Pizza cold. One pizza covered in chili powder! Had to be sent back!

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vipWoodlander
Houston
191 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a delight to get away from cookie cutter steakhouses of the suburbs and go to a restaurant with an eclectic, open environment, a Mediterranean approach to dining and very fresh Southern Italian food. The fish was perfectly seared, lovely crust, tender and flakey in an olive, caper and fresh herb broth. The bread is house made. It came warm, fragrant with olive oil and a buttery chili spread. The grilled radicchio salad was very good but a little salty with the shaved parmesan. Order with dressing on the side. The crostini with ricotta was the creamy, light ricotta of Italy. The Margarita pizza was personal size, crisp with more cheese than tomatoes. Would have loved cannoli for dessert but ordered the cold, ice cream like tiramisu — a refreshing twist on a classic. Service was excellent. We’ll be back! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibes, good food & very nice people

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mattm
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife and I arrived early for our reservation. The hostess very friendly and was very comfortable allowing us to sit early or enjoy ourselves at the bar. We started at the bar for a cocktail before dinner, prosecco for her and Dark Horse for me. Excellent friendly bartender and atmosphere at the bar.
At our reservation time we moved back to the hostess who was pleased to sit us and even gave us some options on where to sit, inside or outside. I suggest trying both because each one has a cool but different vibe.
Juan our waiter was prompt once we were seated. We ordered a nice bottle of wine, their wine list is reasonably priced with good options at all price levels. Many restaurants offer one bottle at $65 and everything else $100+. Theirs was not over priced.
Juan suggested some menu items once asked about his favorites. We ordered the beat salad, a great brochette, the chicken parmigiana and the Pepe pasta. I thought the chicken was ok, everything else had tons of flavors. The only disappointment came when we tried to order a small cheese plate for dessert. They did not really have one, though they tried to modify an existing menu item to suffice.
I would go back either as a couple or with a group to share more items.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Cold Overcooked, mushy, overpriced for the two entrees and a side with a total bill of 200 plus! We got 4 frozen, thawed out horrible tasting popcorn shrimp for 38 bucks! Ridiculous!!!

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Clark
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding. The Sicilian fish dish was perfect for me. If you’ve been to Sicily for a spell you cannot help but remember the flavors they cook up.

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ElenaK
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Apps are $$$ and small - stick to the pasta, meat and drinks!

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dianaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice place. Good ambiance, good food. Will be back

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SandyC
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good dining experience. Great staff and service. Food was excellent and unique. The blend of flavors was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch for my daughter’s birthday. The food was great but the service was impeccable. We sat outside of their beautiful patio. I’ll definitely be back!

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BobbyeB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining space, attentive service and excellent food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was too loud. Food was okay but not great.

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vipImpressMe
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience3

After two meals I felt a review was in order. The best aspect of this restaurant is the service. Great wait staff with excellent attitudes. Food only a little better than average. The menu descriptions make for mouth watering anticipation which far exceeds the actual items. Prices too high for average ambiance and mediocre flavors. The best parts of the burrata and pumpkin bruschetta is the crispy Ciabatta. Beet salad bland. Pickle the beets and it would be far better. Fritto Misto good but too salty. Chicken parmesan needs a tastier sauce as does the Shrimp Diavolo. The Veal Milanese, Flounder at lunch and olive oil cake were very good. For the price asked everything on the menu should rate at least very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious lunch today! We tried their kale salad, pasta dish and pizza with prosciutto. Everything was perfect! Thanks for making this a special day!

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vipKgood
Phoenix
62 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional dinner and total experience last evening at Trattoria Sofia. The grilled octopus and Bucatini were delicious! We took a pizza home as well. 🤣

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DeborahP
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary menu balanced with a warm ambience. ❤️ Amaretto Sour !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food3service4ambience3

We arrived for a 6:30 reservation, and the hostess asked us to wait in the bar and our table would be ready shortly. We ordered a drink and waited until almost 7:00. We went up to the hostess stand, and the hostess said oh your table is ready now. Not sure how long they were going to let us sit and wait? We sat down, and ordered a bottle of wine and food. The food came in about 5 minutes, not really giving us enough time to enjoy our wine. We added shrimp to our pasta, which was $18 for 3 shrimp…not worth it. The food was good, just didn’t seem worth the price combined with the dining experience.

DP
DalmatianPeople
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Pretty disappointing. First of all making a request on Open Table is a waste of time. I requested a bar area table and it was clear that nobody reads requests like that. The pasta that 3 of 4 in our party had was cold, gummy and bland. Bacon wrapped cheese skewers were cold and gummy. Prosciutto Pizza was just OK.

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vipBkbk
Houston
95 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a late lunch and ate on the patio. Even though it was cool, the heater made it comfortable. We were 1 of 3 occupied tables, but our waiter checked on us frequently and provided great service. The kitchen was very busy as the dining room was packed, but she kept us updated.

The food was very good, although somewhat pricey. The lunch menu was rather limited with no soup, but we will go back for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing , fun , loved the bar area .

FAQs

Trattoria Sofia is rated 4.6 stars by 151 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.