Permanently Closed - Sofia's of Little Italy

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Little Italy's home of fresh pasta, homemade pizza, and the best of Italian-American cuisine
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3.9based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.8
service
3.8
ambience
3.8
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CharlotteV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My husband and I visited their website and made a reservation for Valentine's Day via the Open Table link. We received a confirmation email and even a reminder email the day before. However, we showed up at the restaurant on Valentine's Day only to find the restaurant closed. How is there no notification of such a thing when you make a reservation??? Nothing on the website? We had to stand on the sidewalk outside the restaurant in 27 degree weather trying to find an alternative restaurant on our phones!!! Extremely disappointed.

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KelseyC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED - do not try to go. We made reservations just to find out it had been shut down.

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vipKristaN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! The homemade pasta was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the wait staff are friendly and attentive. Homemade pasta and bread.

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vipCarlo
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Come on, overpriced Italian food that was just ok. The experience of taking out of towners to little Italy is fun, being charged $60 for seafood pasta was not. The food is average, the pizza was boring.

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vipbandp
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The food was mediocre. Also the restaurant smelled like cleaning supplies from the bathroom. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Unfortenaterly quite arrogant personal, food ok but not wow.

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Gp1734
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience1

The waiter was not especially nice and when I asked to change my pasta for potatoes (because I am allergic to gluten) he answered very quickly and just said « look at the gluten free dishes. » Did not want to argue if we could just change the sides with my chicken (I am french and needed 2 seconds to exprim myself)
But I put 3 stars as overall for the doorman, amazingly nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Todo fue muy bien. Comimos en familia y todo estaba francamente bueno

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Amor
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we entered the restuarant I knew we picked the right place to be! The atmosphere was joyful and the restuarant is decorated beautifully. The service was great and the owner is most welcoming!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food in this old fasionioned restaurant, felt like we was in italy

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was GREAT, but the service was terrible. We waited over 20 mins after we finished dinner to get a dessert menu.. then after finishing dessert we waited even longer to get the bill, we had to get up and request for it! Won’t be visiting there again.

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NoMoneyNoHoney
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience1

the highlight of the evening was the guy at the front door screaming" No Money No Honey". Bring the crews back! at least they took pride in the food. Not worth the money. Over Priced for the quality and quantity of the food. Sofia's Special Martini was Good. Wife had the Spinach Ravioli and I had Chicken Marsala. Food was poorly prepared and under cooked. not too flavorful. I set reservations, got a crappy table stuffed into the corner next to the storage for table cloths, the fake parmesan grinder, and the ordering station. Sofia's and Little Italy have gone to crap. Definaley wont be back.
If you're interested in seeing the downfall of little Italy... stop on by.

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DinaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing other than when we were seated by the manager or owner not sure, he brought us to an almost cleared table and brushed the white spoiled table cloth clean with a napkin then proceeded to seat us. He should have taking the extra 5 minutes to set our table up so that it was clean and presentable.

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MattB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Holiday meal with family

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Everything was fabulous. Would definitely dine here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from the minute we met the exuberant Host, to Tonio, our Waiter who helped us with our menu choices. We started with the Mediterranean Salad, Meatball Appetizer and Olives and for our Entrees, our daughter had Fettuccine Alfredo, my husband and I shared Ravioli Filet Mignon and Papparadelle Bolognese which were all made with home made pasta. For dessert we had Chocolate Pecan Pie which was nothing like I ever had and was so good! Also had Taramisu and Cheesecake and Chocolate Martinis, the martini also had expresso in it and my husband does not like coffee and Tonio had another made without expresso and it was very good. I was very surprised to see this place only had 3 1/2 stars. I am a Trip Advisor, Open Table, Yelp stalker but we were so tired and hungry from being tourist all day and we had tried making reservations at another restaurant and they had no time available so I asked them as an out of towner where they would recommend and he said Sofia’s so we made reservations and went and I honestly didn’t look at the reviews until we were through with our appetizers and I hope you read my review and give this place a try because they are super friendly, we weren’t rushed at all, it was such a relaxing,enjoyable evening, perfect way to celebrate and end our New York Thanksgiving! Thank you and we’ll see you next time we visit from Houston!

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harlemo25
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent italian food and attentive service. Located in Little Italy within easy walking distance from One World Observatory.

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ChristineP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food, great service. Overall you can not go wrong!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A nice good environment.

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vipDBDtraveler
Charlotte
126 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My husband & I ate here Thursday, 8/31/17 for lunch. We sat by an open window overlooking the sidewalk to people watch, which was nice. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. I ordered the house made tortellini stuffed with meat sauce which was amazing! I rated the value only 3 stars because it was a bit pricey for lunch but I would recommend.

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vipNickC
Poconos
124 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pricey and a bit of a tourist trap

Food was ok, overpriced for the quality. You can do better in Little Italy. Service was ok, bathrooms were dirty. Greeter was a bit militant in trying to get you into the restaurant, but I guess a lot of Little Italy is like that,

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Despite making a specific seating request, it was neither honored or even addressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Sofia's. The homemade pasta was amazing and the wine and beer options were also good!

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alwayslookin4excellent
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Fair pricing. Competitive. They really don't honor reservations but try to accommodate everyone. We booked outside for 5.
they never book outside in advance. We waited about 15 minutes and then we were seated. Family get togther. the kids really enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sophia's was fine but definitely not the best restaurant I've been to in Little Italy. The food was standard and while all of our meals were fine they definitely didn't make an impression as meals at other places have.

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vipRLTexas
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Originally I had reservations for my wife and I and then it expanded to 7 of us with good friends, including some friends that live in NY. The best testament was the friends from NY said, I haven't had this good of Italian in Italy, much less here. "You are making me look bad, turning us on to a gem like this here in NY" We all had separate Italian dishes and All were amazing. Shrimp - phenomenal, Veal was amazing, I had a penne with Italian sausage and crispy pancetta and spicy ariabatta sauce and I could go back every day. Great place, Eduardo was our waiter and he was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a pretty decent experience except that it was warm in the restaurant and felt like there was no air conditioning on. With that being said, the food was phenomenal and the staff was friendly. We'd go back, but maybe in the fall. Lol

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I've been here a few times now and this was my least favorite. The service was not attentive, appitizers were small, my soup was forgotten. I had to wait 10 mins while my wife ate hers before mine finally arrived. The wine had a 400% markup on each bottle. I understand it's NY CITY but overpriced for pasta dishes. The musician was good though.

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BonnieS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I have been here many times on my visits to NYC and have recommended people to go as well but must admit this will be my last, the calamari was literally rubber in my mouth, one piece I could not break apart in my mouth that I had to spit it out or swallow whole! The server never came by to ask how everything was but when he finally did come over we explained the situation and he just took the plate and walked away, no sorry nothing. Now main pasta dishes were good I must admit! So good job on that, then took us awhile to get bill even though I was only 1 of 3 tables in the place as it was late. So service should not have been this slow. Waiter did take calamari off bill but service sucked and for that reason most likely won't be back. And we'll the crappy calamari.

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LaurentT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance, tasty and well prepared food. Friendly and well trained stuff.
Everything was good.

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vipmacbrogan
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We arrived early for an 8:00pm reservation and asked to sit outside (60 degrees in February!). We waited only a few mins for a table to free up. The host offered to get us a drink while we waited outside. Made the wait much more enjoyable! We ordered a few appetizers to split - the meatballs were delicious! Service was prompt, the food and wine delicious and it was all reasonably priced. I would go back again!

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Abrahamv
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was nice and quiet so I could have w conversation. Cosy and romantic. Wonderful food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
73 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything you'd expect from a restaurant in the heart of little Italy.

Pappardelle Bolognese was superb.

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luvwine
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and the portion sizes were perfect. The kids loved the pizza and fettuccine.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They ran out of meatballs at 5pm!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good

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SarahL
Berkshire
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn't actually eat here......had a reservation but the welcome was shocking and rude!

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MichaelH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We had a reservation. They had no list of names so it seemed like reservations didn't matter.....more like first come, first serve. We were sat at a table then moved to a smaller table. They never checked on us, how the food was. The water glasses were never refilled. Never asked if we wanted another drink or dessert. I will not be back.

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Permanently Closed - Sofia's of Little Italy does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Permanently Closed - Sofia's of Little Italy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 219-9799.

Permanently Closed - Sofia's of Little Italy is rated 3.9 stars by 355 OpenTable diners.