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Sofia's Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY

Sofia's Restaurant

4.4
4.4
91 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Italian Restaurant located in Bay Ridge Brooklyn

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    12pm-12am Daily
  • Phone number
    (718) 680-4242
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Bay Ridge
  • Cross street
    84th & 85th Street
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    R 86 St. 0.20 mi
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 91 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

91 Reviews
  1. GaryK

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic, delicious food presented in a beautiful manner by an attentive staff. I’ll be back and highly recommend it.

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  2. JoeIcesfrombrooklyn

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Franco was excellent made our dinning experience awesome. His professionalism and knowledge is excellent. Thank you Franco

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  3. Catherine

    New York City

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice service was excellent. Food was very good. Been there several times.

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  4. JanetG

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service. . . Franco is the best.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time there and it was perfect. The service was great and the food was awesome

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  6. Dw53

    New York City

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not sure what all the five star reviews are about. The restaurant is pretty, our waiter was not particularly friendly and the food was average. We went on a Sunday night and they were out of snapper and swordfish. There were only 3 tables being served. I had the Sofia’s special salad which was VERY unspecial! It consisted of lettuce, tomato and a couple of cubes of beets. I’ve had better salads from a corner deli. Since they were out of swordfish, I had tuna. It was not a quality piece. I asked for it very rare, but since it was a thin slice, that was impossible to do. My friend had the branzino special which looked nice. The salmon was swimming in a balsamic sauce. My husband was happy with his tortolini but wished they had a better quality cheese to be grated over it. All they had was cheese in a shaker. Not the sign of a quality restaurant. Average food- definitely not 5 star!!

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  7. CarolB

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service, old world ambiance. The waiter was prompt and was always available when I needed something.

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  8. eatalot

    Los Angeles

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    food was excellent, homemade pastas and tasty mussels! homemade tiramisu was outstanding and fresh

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  9. VladiV

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    New Year’s Eve

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  10. NicholasM

    Naples

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We moved to Florida last year but we were back in NY for the Christmas holiday and we had to come to Sofia's for dinner even though it to took us almost 2 hours to get there with the NY traffic, need I say more. Outstanding food, great staff! Paul, Franco and rest of the staff made us feel like we never left.

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  11. ThomasP

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and friendly service with beautiful decorations for Christmas

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  12. DebG

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sofia’s is an absolute neighborhood gem! It’s our go -to when we’re looking for a relaxing, delicious sit down in comfort meal. The staff is always welcoming and gracious and if your lucky enough to get Franco as your waiter - it’s just an added bonus

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  13. BarbaraN

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our 3rd visit to Sofia's Restaurant. The food is always delicious. We usually go with friends but this time it was my husbands birthday so we were with our children. My daughter has a nut and sesame allergy and I mentioned this to our waiter Franco where he assured us there is no cross contamination within the kitchen. I had the chicken marsala, absolutely delicious, my husband had the black ink pasta which he always gets at Sofia's, my son had the lamb chops which were cooked to perfection and my daughter had the penne vodka which she finished and that says a lot because she is very picky. Franco is a fabulous waiter. He brought us a delicious taramisu on the house and they sang Happy Birthday. we don't live in Brooklyn but we cross the bridge to enjoy great food.

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  14. Foodaddict

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Decent red sauce Italian food, you are not going to be mesmerized.

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  15. AmyA

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Franco the bar tender/waiter was awesome! He made us a watermelon salad that wasn’t on the menu. So refreshing. Would definitely go back!

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  16. Lori

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food service and ambiance was great. We were there for over 3 hours and weren’t rushed. Will definitely be back and will recommend to everyone

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  17. Dina

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Manager / owner was incredibly rude, I will never go back

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  18. Yelena85

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    usually all 5 stars. Meat was overcooked. Typically its one of my favorite steaks. Probably it was just too late in the evening. We sat down at 11:30. Still my fav restaurant in town

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice Italian restaurant. Brucheta excellent, Caesar salad not good, red snapper livornese excellent. I would go back again

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was pleasantly surprised because I had read some bad reviews, but it was a good experience. We enjoyed our meal, our wine, and our dessert. The portions were right-sized and price was reasonable for the area. We all ate pasta, so maybe that’s what they do best?

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  21. ThomasG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Lousy service, very noisy. Would not recommend it to anybody

    1 person found this helpful

  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Waiter was very friendly food and appetizer came out on time.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. Thomas

    Charleston

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiters have attitudes...food limited and common. Constantly had to look for waiter to get butter, bread and water. Nice that opens onto street, however, they let garbage and leaves blow in onto the floor and left it the entire time dining.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. sarias5143

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My waiter who seems to have been there for a long time was greeted by all the patrons of the restaurant with a hug. Always nice to see that. He recommended the special, lamb shank, and a wonderful red wine to go along with it, and it was one of the better wine pairing combos I've had in a while. Excellent service and amazing food.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. Fishhead

    New York City

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food. Typical neighborhood restaurant. Friendly service. Nothing negative.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. RuthR

    New York City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service

    1 person found this helpful

  27. TommyS

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! Waiter was great. Recommend to all.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. Anna

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good. The service was friendly and personable. I had the linguine in white clam sauce and it was excellent. Some of our party is typically very fussy, but they all liked the food at Sofia's.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. Blooming2

    New York City

    237 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    237 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, fresh food. Never had a special I did not like. Excellent service.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. FreddyG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best food and service around! Would highly recommend!

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  31. LauraL

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Haven’t been there in years and it was a pleasure. Food was delicious, service was great - we weren’t rushed which we loved. Overall, we had a very nice & enjoyable dinner.

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  32. NicholasM

    Naples

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as usual, food, service, price. Had a blast!

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  33. Pete

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood Italian restaurant... loved the service

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  34. SusanF

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The waiters were obnoxious, especially ours who poured himself a glass of our champagne and drank it without asking, shouting Cheers to us. It was New Years Eve and everyone was kinda drunk but that shouldn't include the waiter. He flirted with the women at the table I mean big time !!! sexist comments and stuff. We are in our forties and we were the youngest people in here. Everyone was 60+ including the staff. Very old fashioned Italian eatery, food was meh! Wine selection was low grade wines horribly overpriced. WE won't be back to this place

    1 person found this helpful

  35. EileenS

    New York City

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Randomly selected Sofia’s. Lucky choice. Drinks were generous,food was delicious, atmosphere old school Italian and service excellent. Will definitely return!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cannot say enough good things about this experience. From our amazing waiter to the awesome food, Sofia’s was perfect in every way. After a lot of walking around Brooklyn, we stopped in for dinner. All 5 of us had a great experience and will definitely come back next time we’re in Brooklyn!!

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  37. Catherine

    New York City

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. We were all happy with our food

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  38. NicholasM

    Naples

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love this restaurant, my husband and I have been enjoying dinners at Sophia’s since it first opened. We have never had a bad meal. We have always been treated very well and the service is excellent. No complaints, love love ❤️ the Place. Nancy and Nick

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  39. LindaY

    New York City

    16 reviews

    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The beans is pasta fragioli were under cooked. Veal was tough and tuna had a very fishy taste. We went on a Thursday night so we expected to have fresh fish. Overall, not a great experience. Would not go again.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was great from the wine to the appitizers the waiter was super Kool and very attentive to our table I took my friend here for her bday and she loved how cozy it was I will come here again

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Sofia's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 680-4242.

Sofia's Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Sofia's Restaurant

8406 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Additional information

  • Cross street
    84th & 85th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Bay Ridge
  • Hours of operation
    12pm-12am Daily
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    R 86 St. 0.20 mi
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (718) 680-4242
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