Sofia's Restaurant

4.6
91 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Italian Restaurant located in Bay Ridge Brooklyn
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4.6
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vipGaryK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic, delicious food presented in a beautiful manner by an attentive staff. I’ll be back and highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Franco was excellent made our dinning experience awesome. His professionalism and knowledge is excellent.
Thank you Franco

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vipCatherine
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service was excellent. Food was very good. Been there several times.

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JanetG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. . . Franco is the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there and it was perfect. The service was great and the food was awesome

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Dw53
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not sure what all the five star reviews are about. The restaurant is pretty, our waiter was not particularly friendly and the food was average. We went on a Sunday night and they were out of snapper and swordfish. There were only 3 tables being served.
I had the Sofia’s special salad which was VERY unspecial! It consisted of lettuce, tomato and a couple of cubes of beets. I’ve had better salads from a corner deli.
Since they were out of swordfish, I had tuna. It was not a quality piece. I asked for it very rare, but since it was a thin slice, that was impossible to do. My friend had the branzino special which looked nice. The salmon was swimming in a balsamic sauce. My husband was happy with his tortolini but wished they had a better quality cheese to be grated over it. All they had was cheese in a shaker. Not the sign of a quality restaurant.
Average food- definitely not 5 star!!

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CarolB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, old world ambiance. The waiter was prompt and was always available when I needed something.

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vipeatalot
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

food was excellent, homemade pastas and tasty mussels! homemade tiramisu was outstanding and fresh

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

New Year’s Eve

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vipNicholasM
Naples
42 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We moved to Florida last year but we were back in NY for the Christmas holiday and we had to come to Sofia's for dinner even though it to took us almost 2 hours to get there with the NY traffic, need I say more. Outstanding food, great staff! Paul, Franco and rest of the staff made us feel like we never left.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly service with beautiful decorations for Christmas

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DebG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sofia’s is an absolute neighborhood gem! It’s our go -to when we’re looking for a relaxing, delicious sit down in comfort meal. The staff is always welcoming and gracious and if your lucky enough to get Franco as your waiter - it’s just an added bonus

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BarbaraN
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 3rd visit to Sofia's Restaurant. The food is always delicious. We usually go with friends but this time it was my husbands birthday so we were with our children. My daughter has a nut and sesame allergy and I mentioned this to our waiter Franco where he assured us there is no cross contamination within the kitchen. I had the chicken marsala, absolutely delicious, my husband had the black ink pasta which he always gets at Sofia's, my son had the lamb chops which were cooked to perfection and my daughter had the penne vodka which she finished and that says a lot because she is very picky. Franco is a fabulous waiter. He brought us a delicious taramisu on the house and they sang Happy Birthday. we don't live in Brooklyn but we cross the bridge to enjoy great food.

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Foodaddict
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Decent red sauce Italian food, you are not going to be mesmerized.

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AmyA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Franco the bar tender/waiter was awesome! He made us a watermelon salad that wasn’t on the menu. So refreshing. Would definitely go back!

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Lori
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food service and ambiance was great. We were there for over 3 hours and weren’t rushed. Will definitely be back and will recommend to everyone

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Dina
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Manager / owner was incredibly rude, I will never go back

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vipYelena85
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

usually all 5 stars. Meat was overcooked. Typically its one of my favorite steaks. Probably it was just too late in the evening. We sat down at 11:30. Still my fav restaurant in town

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Italian restaurant. Brucheta excellent, Caesar salad not good, red snapper livornese excellent. I would go back again

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was pleasantly surprised because I had read some bad reviews, but it was a good experience. We enjoyed our meal, our wine, and our dessert. The portions were right-sized and price was reasonable for the area. We all ate pasta, so maybe that’s what they do best?

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ThomasG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Lousy service, very noisy. Would not recommend it to anybody

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Waiter was very friendly food and appetizer came out on time.

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vipThomas
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waiters have attitudes...food limited and common. Constantly had to look for waiter to get butter, bread and water. Nice that opens onto street, however, they let garbage and leaves blow in onto the floor and left it the entire time dining.

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sarias5143
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My waiter who seems to have been there for a long time was greeted by all the patrons of the restaurant with a hug. Always nice to see that. He recommended the special, lamb shank, and a wonderful red wine to go along with it, and it was one of the better wine pairing combos I've had in a while. Excellent service and amazing food.

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vipFishhead
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Typical neighborhood restaurant. Friendly service. Nothing negative.

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RuthR
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service

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TommyS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Waiter was great. Recommend to all.

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Anna
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. The service was friendly and personable. I had the linguine in white clam sauce and it was excellent. Some of our party is typically very fussy, but they all liked the food at Sofia's.

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vipBlooming2
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh food. Never had a special I did not like. Excellent service.

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FreddyG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service around! Would highly recommend!

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vipLauraL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Haven’t been there in years and it was a pleasure. Food was delicious, service was great - we weren’t rushed which we loved. Overall, we had a very nice & enjoyable dinner.

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vipNicholasM
Naples
42 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual, food, service, price. Had a blast!

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vipPete
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant... loved the service

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The waiters were obnoxious, especially ours who poured himself a glass of our champagne and drank it without asking, shouting Cheers to us. It was New Years Eve and everyone was kinda drunk but that shouldn't include the waiter. He flirted with the women at the table I mean big time !!! sexist comments and stuff. We are in our forties and we were the youngest people in here. Everyone was 60+ including the staff. Very old fashioned Italian eatery, food was meh! Wine selection was low grade wines horribly overpriced. WE won't be back to this place

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vipEileenS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Randomly selected Sofia’s. Lucky choice. Drinks were generous,food was delicious, atmosphere old school Italian and service excellent. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot say enough good things about this experience. From our amazing waiter to the awesome food, Sofia’s was perfect in every way. After a lot of walking around Brooklyn, we stopped in for dinner. All 5 of us had a great experience and will definitely come back next time we’re in Brooklyn!!

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vipCatherine
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was good. We were all happy with our food

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vipNicholasM
Naples
42 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this restaurant, my husband and I have been enjoying dinners at Sophia’s since it first opened. We have never had a bad meal. We have always been treated very well and the service is excellent. No complaints, love love ❤️ the Place. Nancy and Nick

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LindaY
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The beans is pasta fragioli were under cooked. Veal was tough and tuna had a very fishy taste. We went on a Thursday night so we expected to have fresh fish. Overall, not a great experience. Would not go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Dinner was great from the wine to the appitizers the waiter was super Kool and very attentive to our table I took my friend here for her bday and she loved how cozy it was I will come here again

FAQs

Sofia's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 680-4242.

Sofia's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 91 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.