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Sofi Restaurant

4.6
492 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Born in Milan to a renowned restaurant family, Chef/Owner Maurizio Michi has always had a passion for cooking.
His Sofi restaurant is located on Printer's Row in the beautiful town of Chicago.
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', Tirami Su' 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
7 days a week: 5PM - 10:30 PM
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Phone number
(312) 753-5502
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
The space features 60 seats with a front patio that holds 30. This is Michi's first solo restaurant in Chicago, although he's a vet that was literally born in a kitchen in Italy. He owned a restaurant in New York City for five years before moving to Chicago.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (855) 602-6382
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Cross street
Harrison and Polk
What 492 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

After three weeks in Italy, we wanted a fine dining experience in Chicago on our way home to Seattle. Sofi was perfect. Convenient downtown location. Street-level entrance. Wonderful menu. Skilled, hard-working staff. Full of local folks enjoying themselves.
My dish, veal ravioli, probably was the finest I've ever enjoyed. A little noisy, but who cares?

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Service and food were excellent. A real gem in the south loop.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Welcoming atmosphere with really good food! Our waiter, Miguel, was very accommodating even when people added extras to the order at the last minute, which the kitchen immediately filled. One of the specials the night we were there was a whole branzino which was cooked perfectly and served beautifully.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

A favorite of ours. Food and service always great. Can be a little noisy when crowded, but meal is definitely worth it!

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our table was not ready so we were told to order drinks at the bar while waiting. However, no one was at the bar to serve us!! We finally flagged someone down after around 10 minutes and got our drinks. Never had this happen anywhere before. One guest at our table asked to take her leftover tuna dish home. They took it away and we never saw it again. They could not find it and so we left without our take home bag. Again, never had this happen before. These two events showed poor management, lack of personnel and chaos in the kitchen. The food wasn't good enough to go back after these examples of beyond horrible service.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is a nice place in the south loop. The food and service was very good. I would recommend it.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was amazing and ready within minutes! The raspberry cheesecake was the 1st time i had tried it heated (ricotta vs. cream cheese). Service was great.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Took our waiters advise and ordered the veal shanks!! Unbelievable! Cant wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Good food and the staff was very accommodating. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

It's like being back in Milano. Although it seems impossible, Sofi keeps getting better and better.
If two weeks pass without a table at Sofi with family and friends I start suffering withdrawal symptoms.
This is truly authentic milanese cuisine and service by waitstaff who handle their jobs as a profession..

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food was great waiter was from Italy. The restaurant is small and very loud but other than that everything was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Nice, quaint restaurant. Great food and great sevice.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was excellent. Wine selection was great. Staff was friendly and service was very quick. We would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were sharing whatever dish the waiter recommended, so we worked through a good portion of the menu. The meals ranged from very good to out of this world amazing. They also let us stay beyond closing time so that we didn't feel rushed. Overall, perfect evening experience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent service and all the dishes were wonderful. Great presentation.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Fabulous. The waiter recommended dishes were tremendous, especially the lamb shank.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food is terrific. Authentic. Delicious. Cozy. I started to recommend SOFI to all of my friends as my new 'go to' Italian restaurant as soon as I got home.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Our waiter was completely on board with our pre-theater needs and was full of warmth.
The menu was so good we wanted everything in sight. Definitely a go-to place for grown
up dining.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great downtown restaurant with authentic Italian food at a reasonable price. Everyone at the restaurant is friendly and helpful. We go with a large group pre-show and have never been late.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Everything was delicious! Classic Italian with a novel variety of dishes and specials. Met vegetarian requirements too. Great service! Looking forward to another visit.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Wonderful food. Friendly and professional service.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was our first time her and what a wonderful experience. Every dish was spot on, and they were able to accommodate our one very picky eater! The staff knows the food and makes great suggestions. The service was quick and pleasant. Can't say enough about the quality of the dishes. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Although we arrived 10 min early for our reservation, and they had to decline the group ahead of us due to being fully booked, they sat us at the bar with a complementary Proseco each till our space became available, which was actually at the time we had booked: a really class act! Everything from the food, service, atmosphere and value were consistent with the initial impression. As we had booked Sofi only on the basis of a write-up on Open Table and closeness to our hotel (walking distance), it turned into a real find.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The food was great and the service was fabulous - VERY nice and accommodating waiters. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It was a lovely evening and dinner was very nice.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Sofi is a gem! Salute al Cristian, Roberto, Massimo and the staff for always doing a great job. Our favorite restaurant in Printers Row without a doubt.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

I come to Chicago for a business meeting every year for 4 years now and Sofi restaurant is a must stop

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Service was very attentive. We had a deadline to meet to get to the ballet and they were bery accommodating. Food was very good, except I wish they would not serve the shrimp still in the shell. Ambiance was nice.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

It was a surprise discovery to visit this lovely restaurant before attending the ballet. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambiance. The service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

The food was exceptional. Very intimate place and would be great for a special occasion. Service was great and we thought the prices were very reasonable.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Really wonderful pasta in a charming setting.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

First time at Sofi and I will go back. Close proximity to the Auditorium Theatre. Excellent value for the restaurant week option. First course of octopus with pesto and potato cake was perfect. Second course branzino very good but too salty. Italian cheesecake with ricotta was delicious too. Definitely will try again.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful food. Pasta amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Friday night date night. The food was reasonably priced for South Loop. The food and service were amazingly good. This one makes the regular dining list for us.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Consistently great food and attentive service. Great wine list.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Love Sofi! It's the perfect neighborhood spot before an evening of Jazz at Jazz Showcase.
Very authentic Italian cuisine. Well priced wines.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Massimo, our waiter was exceptional, even though it was a crowded evening! Cheers

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We've been to Sofi before as it's in our neighborhood, and every time we've had outstanding dinners. The hostess and wait staff are friendly, very accommodating and efficient.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Lovely ambiance, great service and fabulous food! Will return soon!

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