Sofi Restaurant

4.7
953 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
IN-DOOR & PATIO WITH HEATERS,TAKE OUT AVAILABLE. PRIVATE PARTY AVAILABLE WITH COVI-19 RESTRICTIONS X DETAILS CALL 312-753-5502.
Born in Milan to a renowned restaurant family, Chef/Owner Maurizio Michi has always had a passion for cooking.
This Northern Italian Restaurant features classics that include, Ossobuco alla Milanese, Braised Short Ribs of Beef, Veal Chop Emiliana, Fish Stew Viareggina, along with Steaks, Lamb Chops and grilled Sea Bass Branzino all of which are executed to perfection under his watchful eye.
Sofi also offers authentic Italian pastas that are prepared in house daily with the freshest ingredients in the market.
Bread, Focaccia and all of our desserts are also prepared daily.
some examples of the desserts include Panna Cotta, Chocolate Souffle, TiramiSu and Ricotta cheese cake.
The wine list is comprised mainly of wine from Italian vineyards with some California exceptions.
Hospitable and Welcoming, Sofi creates the perfect Italian Restaurant experience.

Support Sofi Restaurant during COVID-19

Experiences

  • MOTHER'S DAY 3 COURSE PRE FIX-MENU

    $40.00 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    SUNDAY MAY 9 FROM 12:30 PM TO 9 PM 3 COURSE PRE - FIX MENU 40$ A PERSON NOT INCLUDING TAXES - 20% GRATUITY AND BEVERAGES. COMPLIMENTARY GLASS OF PROSECCO

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 953 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always take care of us like family.

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vipdoug
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Happy hour deal (ends at 6pm) is a great value. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary.

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GreggG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! The food was great! What a delightful experience! I didn’t see anything on the menu that I wanted so I asked the waiter for a special order of spaghetti with a bolognese sauce, some cooked spinach, and meatballs. Absolutely the very best! What a superb meal! I’d go back in a heartbeat the next time I’m in Chicago.

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Chictrix
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from hostess to bar to table service - all excellent! Portions great, service fast, social distanced.

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vipCynthiaL
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant within a few minutes walk of Jazz Showcase.

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MaryO
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local business, quality food, knowledgeable staff.

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vipDavidD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Decent neighborhood, Italian. Great variety, good quality, excellent value. Nice room and patio on Printers Row, service is very good.

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AlisaS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My party was dining for Easter and last day of Restaurant Week. We loved the special menu and pricing. The only disappointment was the cocktails.

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NitaraW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

ate here for restaurant week. Food was good. They only thing was I sent back my Soup because it was cold instead of hot. Also, they did not have margaritas.

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vipMICHAELP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We never miss a chance to eat here. It’s always delicious and the service is attentive.

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vipJoeG
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A friendly, welcoming experience from the beginning with charm and plenty of Italian accented staff. We requested a corner table upon entering and were gladly accommodated.
Food, service and ambiance were excellent.
We shall return!

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vipKucing
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good service great food. Will be back again for my everyday dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here at Sofi and we celebrated our one of many anniversaries and will definitely be our favorite place to go!
Italian is my favorite food and the service was phenomenal! Thank you so much for the wonderful experience! We are going back to taste all the other dishes! Overall the - Focaccia, Artichoke Fonduta, Rigatoni Sofi, Branzino al Forno and Tiramisu ❤️ 🇮🇹 💯 Fantastic! And the experience too, For keeps!

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vipJessikaM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was incredible! My group was presently surprised.
Only a few complaints
1. The cheesecake was warm and that was unexpected and not in a good way.
2. The server ripped us off! We had a group of 4 people and 20% gratuity was added. Obviously we didn’t expect this and the drinks had been flowing at dinner so we tipped 20% ON TOP of that! Didn’t realize we got robbed until we looked at receipt the next day. Why didn’t the server tell us about the automatic gratuity? And the service was the WORST part! And they walked away with almost 50% tip?! My group was very upset about that but at least we really enjoyed the meal. Don’t plan to go back here since they played it so snakey. MAKE SURE TO CHECK YOU RECEIPT BEFORE YOU TIP!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
207 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

What a great find! If it weren’t for Restaurant Week, I’m not sure this would’ve gotten on our radar. Understated decor, wide ranging menu stressing Northern Italian cuisine. The “surfs” (lobster bisque and octopus appetizer) as well as “the turfs” (beef tenderloin Rossini and lamb chops) were excellent. The desserts were good and since there were several to choose from, we’re looking forward to further exploring that course as well. Really friendly, helpful service. There’s an outside area as well (at least for now). Somewhat limited wine by the glass list but we found something for each of us. If you still have time-check out the best value, widest selection menu for Restaurant Week. If you see this too late, go anyway as you’ll have a great meal, probably with leftovers! We will return and will recommend this as a pre-theater spot as well.

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vipklbster
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice Italian restaurant tucked away in Printer's Row. Friendly service, great food!

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loong
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sofi had the most entree options for its Restaurant Week menu and all our courses were spot on! Seven, our server, was impeccable. The entire experience was delightful; highly recommended!

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vipLsums
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I feel so lucky to have one of the finest, if not the best, true Italian restaurant in my neighborhood. The pastas are excellent. love starting with their eggplant as an appetizer. Hands down don't miss entree is the roasted branzino. The lamb is amazing. Service is great. Can;t say enough good things about Sofi

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BelindaF
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the staff person was excellent. The food was first class. The wine list was great and as a rule I am not a dry wine drinker but the wine was good.

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foodielover
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went with a girlfriend for their restaurant week dinner menu and had a decent experience. Not sure if I would pay regular price for some of the items we ate. Lobster ravioli and lobster bisque soup was a okay. I liked the bacon wrapped scallops however would have taken it up a notch if bacon was crisp instead of soft and slightly undercooked. Girlfriend enjoyed her lamp chops. I would visit again and maybe try some different items or during a happy hour where I could try more things ( get a bang for the buck). Lemon drop martini was a bit over powering and taste mainly of the vodka used.

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lollie
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food! Loved each course. From seafood to steaks-- attention to detail in every way.

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RalphL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Server recommended Filet Mignon, which was very good but no side dish came with it. The bread it came with was extremely hard to chew. The lobster bisque was a huge disappointment, lukewarm and virtually no flavor and very watery.

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Mercedes
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very good. We did the prix fix meal and we didn't make it to dessert and finished a third of my entree. Service was lacking a little. I understand them being understaffed at the moment. Everything else was great. Go hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely dining experience

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AnuR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good! The restaurant week menu was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was very good. Able to order “off the menu” for my son’s friend and they accommodated. Expensive but worth it.

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royalp
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

No complaints with Sofi. Food was good. Server realized a mistake made on the bill and corrected the issue, really appreciated that.

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KenS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at SoFi last Thursday. The food that we ordered was outstanding. The waiter was very attentive to our needs, and checked in with us periodically asking if we needed anything else. We would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. If you are in Chicago and want to celebrate, go to SoFi.

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vipSteve
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent.

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vipTomH
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and ambiance. Will be back!

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BryanH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

My girlfriend and I had reservations at 7pm. We weren't sat until 7:05. The manager did offer us a glass of champagne for our wait but everyone else that worked there had an attitude problem and was not hospitable at all. The food was decent but was not memorable. We definitely wouldn't go back.

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vuchicago
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. My gf ordered Bloody Mary but they didn’t have the mix. They went out to buy it and made her the Bloody Mary on the house. It was Valentine’s Day and they were swamped but everything was great.

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vipTanyaK
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The server was great, but the vday menu execution was very poor. The only item that was cooked properly was the scallops, the branzino, lobster, noodles, and leeks were over cooked. The lobster bisque was watery, not enough cream. A lot of the food lacked flavor & salt. The panna cotta was bland & had too much of a gelatinous texture vs a creamy one and the cheesecake was more like a tres leches cake. Was disappointed & don’t plan on returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice little place with lots of energy. Authentic Italian at its best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to go back to one of our favorite places. Outstanding, as usual.

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vipnick
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was wonderful. Overall, it was a great experience

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SydneyL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu & wine selection. We loved his wine suggestion. We ate outside in a tent with a few heaters so that definitely made me feel safer during these crazy times.

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norma
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We got there right on time and were seated immediately, however it took them a while to be acknowledged. The services was ok we were not impressed at all. It took them over 15 minutes to brings us water and about 30 to take our order. The food was ok. if it would've been hot would've been delicious but it was just warm. Sadly I was not impressed.

FAQs

Sofi Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 753-5502.

Sofi Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 953 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.