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About Sofia's of Little Italy

Little Italy's home of fresh pasta, homemade pizza, and the best of Italian-American cuisine

143 Mulberry Street
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Grand and Hester

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 219-9799

Website:
http://www.sofiaslittleitaly.com/

Public Transit:
Trains to Canal Street. N,W,R,Q and 6 Train get off closest.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Sofia's of Little Italy Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Healthy (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
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Business Meals (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Holiday meal with family

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

A nice good environment.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 31, 2017

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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 (Poconos)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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,

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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!

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 12, 2017

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

Pappardelle Bolognese was superb.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2016

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

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 28, 2016

They ran out of meatballs at 5pm!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2016

It was good

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 (Berkshire)·Dined on December 25, 2016

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2016

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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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Christmas Day. Very noisy. Busy. Home cooked food.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Warm atmosphere felt like home food was delicious and our waiter did a great job. We will come back for lunch next time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2016

I would like to inform that, although the food was very good, my visit to Sofia's Restaurant on Christmas Day was very disappointing. I found the waiters overwhelmed, impatient and rude. The service was extremely poor, and the waiters seemed quite annoyed when they had to be tracked down for service (a missing fork, grated cheese, salad that was never delivered to the table, dessert menu -which waiter claimed was outdated, and he seemed annoyed that we were upset that we couldn't order what was on that dessert menu PRESENTED to us). At that point, in disgust, we skipped dessert. We were literally ignored, or we had to wait more than 20 minutes, each time we requested something, because the waiters did not check on our table. Very poor business practices. When the bill FINALLY arrived, we noticed three gratuity charges, totaling close to $65.00 on a $107.00 bill. This was absurd. I went to the bar and had this straightened out with no problem. Maybe the restaurant was not prepared to accommodate the Christmas crowd, but advance arrangements should have been made to hire more staff, bartenders, etc., or perhaps the restaurant should have remained closed for Christmas.
I made a reservation online through "open table" to avoid any seating issues, specifically requesting a table for three off to the side. When I arrived at the restaurant, I was directed in from the street, pushed to a table, and unable to request my reservation. When I approached the greeting waiter to let him know the table we were told to sit at was too close to the front door and uncomfortably cold there, he looked at me and seemed very annoyed, and sarcastically said "Mamma Mia, sit any place". I and my guests felt very unwelcomed in Sofia's restaurant, there was absolutely no Christmas spirit shown. I will never dine there again. I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone. I've eaten in restaurants in Little Italy and never had I faced such a rude reception. They do not honor reservations.

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 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Very enjoyable atmosphere and authentic Italian experience. Was just like being at Nona's house. Food was delicious 👌🏻

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Comfortable ambiance, prompt service, & the type of Italian food you expect in little Italy served piping hot! Very good sangria also!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Sofia's really rocked Little Italy. Handmade pasta and a real old world feel. Great Italian wines on their list, too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Sophia's is a great destination for family groups. We had 11 kids to adults and they handled us with aplomb. Good, recognizable provincial Italian food- always lovely.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

My husband and I were looking for an authentic restaurant in Little Italy to dine on homemade pasta and came across Sofia's. The ambiance was great. Very cozy and homey. The food was divine - you could tell it was fresh and made with care. The food was a bit pricey, but it's NYC, so that is to be expected. Overall it was a great experience and I would certainly recommend to a friend.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Met my family in the city for a special event. We had 11 for dinner, the service was excellent and the food was awesome.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Food was good, tasty and well prepared. The premises have a lot to do regarding cleanliness and maintenance. I went to this restaurant before but during the night. Obviously it looks a lot different during the day.
Service was OK, nothing special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

The hosts were yelling at each other in the middle of the restaurant amongst diners. I was not greeted when I walked in, the host yelled "do you have a reservation?!" at my date and I. We waited a half hour for menus/water. My date wanted to substitute the type of pasta with his dish, and the waiter did not attempt to accommodate this. Our food was thrown in front of us. We were very rushed. We were not thanked upon paying. This place is a total tourist trap. Not authentic Little Italy. Go to Vincent's--MUCH BETTER!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Worst place they put in a tip for your meal i think thats wrong because the service was terrible. And the host was a jerk yelling do you have a reservation to anyone that walked in. And the food sucked. I was just in rome this passed summer and this place is so different the people are mean and the food is over priced and gross. Not true italian. Dont waste your breathe go to the real italy!

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Table wasn't ready on a cold night with 6 people waiting and I had a reservation. Then we were seated at a 5 top very tight fit for sure. Then to add insult to injury, a table that came in later than us with no reservation was spread out next to us at a 8 top. They were so close, that the waiter couldn't get around our table and handed us the food like a picnic! Service is a problem here, but the food is good. Will I book another party there? No. There are too many options in L.I. they re not getting dinner party business, they re not up to it!

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