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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
w/ lobster Bisque sauce and chives
Breaded - fontina - tomato sauce - parmigiano
Sea Scallops & Prawns
grilled - braised leeks - salmoriglio
Sofi is one of those places I go to when food is the #1 thing on the list. The chairs could be a little more comfortable but the ambiance is bistro and the service is always terrific. The wine list also has some beauties that are reasonably priced. The chef/owner's decades of experience shine through.
We ate early, at 4:30. Reception and service was very friendly. Food was excellent.
We had a lovely evening at Sofi. Service and atmosphere were outstanding. The food was also very good, with generous portions. The meatball appetizer was enough for an entre! They also do an excellent job with Covid protocols and everyone was fully and appropriately masked covering nose and mouth, unlike a lot of restaurants I've been to. Tables nicely spaced, etc. I highly recommend to anyone in this area.
I love Sofi. I recommended it a few years ago to Check Please! and was on the show - of course I love it. Watch the show! I was a star 😜
Our server kept touching his mask and nose because he could not decide if he should wear it or not when in front of us. He would then touch our plates and move our utensils with his unclean hands.
Dear Mr. Magalong, I'm so sorry that you felt uncomfortable in my restaurant on NYE! All our utensils are wrapped in napkins and the glasses turned down. Unfortunately, sometimes the waiter may have to move the utensils out of the way to serve a course. We will ensure that the masks are on on at all times and do everything to avoid them from slipping down. Your concerns are important to us and we do take them seriously for your health and ours. Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year!
What a perfect way to start our New Years Eve celebration! Warm inviting atmosphere, awesome cocktails, excellent food and service! Can’t wait to go back!
Food was delicious! Service was great! Atmosphere was perfect! Will definitely go back🤗❤️
another wonderful authentic dinner at Sofi. The mixed seafood grill, a special for Christmas Eve, was excellent as were our old favorites of eggplant parmigiana and rigatoni Sofi.
delightful, waitstaff is trained and professional.
Great service. The table next to us was load so the noise level was higher than I would have liked. The food was excellent!
Fabulous food and wonderful environment. Our server was fantastic and the evening was perfect, start to finish. Thank you, Sofi team! You are SO good at serving incredible food in a delightful environment!
The food was delicious and the staff was super friendly!
Fantastic atmosphere. Food was excellent - saffron risotto was not quite as good as I was expecting. Otherwise fabulous dishes! Highly recommend!
Lovely place, good food, good drinks, great staff
This was our second time here. It's a nice and quick restaurant. We will continue to patronize.
Excellent service and very personable staff. Would recommend and great atmosphere. Our server was very knowledgeable and accommodating.
We had a reservation but table was not ready.
We explained we had a concert to attend and were asked to wait 15 minutes in a drafty bar area. We were then seated and received poor and at times abrupt service. Clearly, the place was short staffed but had accepted reservations as if they were fully staffed. A real surprise for us as we have dined here before and always received good service.
We came before the theater! Very convenient but a little overpriced! Very good food though!
This is a gem in the south loop neighborhood and convenient to Auditorium theater. Had the meatball appetizer which was good not great. The lamp chops with rapini was excellent. Molten cake was perfect.
We overheard some other diners raving about the pasta with truffles but sadly our waiter neglected to tell us about the specials. Other than that service was excellent
Small, elegant, quiet dinning room. Service was excellent. Will be sure to return.
I always love going to Sofi and bringing guests who have not been there before. It feels like a little piece of Italy! The food is fantastic, the waiters charming, and the noise/music level is low enough that you can actually carry on a conversation without shouting or asking someone to repeat what they said!
A South Loop gem!
This remains my favorite South Loop Italian restaurant. A hidden gem. Service was great from arrival to departure with Jane, Enio and Sevan.
Sevan had recommended a truffle pasta dish that wasn't on the menu which my friend ordered and she loved it.
I have recommended to a couple of my neighbors and they also love it.
Awesome. Waiter was mindful that my date and I wanted to talk a lot before ordering etc.
Highly recommend! The food is always outstanding. The service and atmosphere are also excellent.
Not your usual Italian. Interesting menu. Fine service.
Sofi makes their own pasta and their service will make you smile. Intimate, charming, delicious. Perfect date night.
The appetizers (scallops w/o bacon and cheese and vegetables) were too salty for my palate and small portions for the price.
Dinner was just ok - alfredo and spaghetti vongole. The restaurant was full so just maybe not for me and my guest.
The overall service and ambiance was great!
Reliably consistent and exceptional cuisine. Waitstaff is extraordinarily knowledgeable. Outstanding chef and kitchen.
best authentic Italian food in Chicago
My meatballs were pink in the middle, now I have had an upset stomach last 48hrs. The taste of the dish was really great, but unfortunately it’s lead me to leave this level of a review.
Everything was fantastic. Food was perfect, service friendly and fun.
Great as always. Fantastic food.
Loved the food and atmosphere. Drinks were pricey as is usual in Italian restaurants. Staff friendly and although cery busy they were attentive and on point!
Excellent service! Sevan was out server. Appetizers-scallops and tuna carpaccio were sooo good! Dinner was Sevan’s suggestion since the whole Branzino was too much for me he suggested a filet which was perfect. A final serving of lemon cello was the perfect fino! Touch.
We’ve been to Sofi several times and it’s always outstanding! I lived in Turin for a year after college and their menu is true to Northern Italy cuisine.
Good food, helpful server, lovely ambiance. Great location near Symphony Hall
Excellent as always.
Food very good. Only one waiter who did ok under circumstances
What a gem of a restaurant!
The food and service exceeded my expectations. A wonderful restaurant with incredible food!!!
I highly recommend it!!!
Our evening at Sofi was delightful! The food was incredible, and was surprisingly reasonably priced! I had the orechiette, which was scrumptious and not too heavy--I finished the entire bowl. My fiancé had the lamb chops, and he was so interested in his meal our conversation really started to slow down. For our appetizer we enjoyed the meat and cheese plate--the prosciutto was so incredibly fresh! For dessert I had the gelato---it was also to die for. In general, I am always very impressed when an italian restaurant does not over salt the pasta. I was SO happy with Sofi!!! Bravissimi, Sofi.
Sofi Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 753-5502.
Sofi Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1116 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.