Sofia's

★★★☆☆
  • 221 W 46TH St Ste 1

    New York, NY 10036

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  • 212-719-5799

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Although we're native New Yorkers, somehow we've never made it to this theater district mainstay. I wish I could still say that this morning. The food wasn't bad - typical theater district pedestrian Italian - but the (non) service was

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Although we're native New Yorkers, somehow we've never made it to this theater district mainstay. I wish I could still say that this morning. The food wasn't bad - typical theater district pedestrian Italian - but the (non) service was

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Audiences of the Hit Off-Broadway show, My Sinatra, can enjoy a delicious prix-fixe meal of Italian fare upstairs in the restaurant, before or after the performance, as part of their ticket price: $105 premium and $85 general

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Audiences of the Hit Off-Broadway show, My Sinatra, can enjoy a delicious prix-fixe meal of Italian fare upstairs in the restaurant, before or after the performance, as part of their ticket price: $105 premium and $85 general

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From the very first time we ate there, it was just pure luck! Our parking attendant(who by the way is a gem) raved about Sofias. We were 6 women going to the theatre and decided to just play it by ear! Boy were we lucky. It's hard to get

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★★★★★

From the very first time we ate there, it was just pure luck! Our parking attendant(who by the way is a gem) raved about Sofias. We were 6 women going to the theatre and decided to just play it by ear! Boy were we lucky. It's hard to get

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I know nothing of the restaurant at street level. However 221 w. 46th st. is also the location of Sofia's Club Cachet which is downstairs from the restaurant and accessible thru the lobby of the Edison Hotel next door, So pardon me for

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★★★★★

I know nothing of the restaurant at street level. However 221 w. 46th st. is also the location of Sofia's Club Cachet which is downstairs from the restaurant and accessible thru the lobby of the Edison Hotel next door, So pardon me for

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We went to this restaurant because it was next to our theater and, with a blizzard raging outside, we didn't have the energy to search further. The food here was decent, but the service was unforgivably rude. Aside from some

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★★★★★

We went to this restaurant because it was next to our theater and, with a blizzard raging outside, we didn't have the energy to search further. The food here was decent, but the service was unforgivably rude. Aside from some

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I had the misfortune of going to this place last Wednesday. 7/1/09. The older gentleman "host" seemed to act as if we were doing him a favor by eating there. Service was extremely slow, my sister thought maybe because we were two women, but by the reviews I see, it's just the crappy service. The waiters keep the check books in the back of there pants so when I got the bill I also got the waiters butt sweat. I never complained once until I went to the bathroom. It looked like a toilet had overflown, wet toilet paper all over the floor and just plain gross. I said to the "host" as we were leaving "I think you should check the condition of the bathroom" he literally raised his shoulder and walked by me. I said "excuse me?", he then walked by me again giving me that cold shoulder movement. I have never experienced such rudeness - EVER!!! I am sorry to say that after I left I was so enraged by this I went back into the restaurant, spat on the floor and said "clean this up (explitive)!" Not my finest moment, but have to say it felt good. I would have rather gone to the pizzeria - the food would have been better, they would have be nicer and the place would have been cleaner.
Oh, and their bathrooms weren't handicapped compliant. Guess they care about people in wheelchairs as much as they do everone else!

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★☆☆☆☆

I had the misfortune of going to this place last Wednesday. 7/1/09. The older gentleman "host" seemed to act as if we were doing him a favor by eating there. Service was extremely slow, my sister thought maybe because we were two women, but by the reviews I see, it's just the crappy service. The waiters keep the check books in the back of there pants so when I got the bill I also got the waiters butt sweat. I never complained once until I went to the bathroom. It looked like a toilet had overflown, wet toilet paper all over the floor and just plain gross. I said to the "host" as we were leaving "I think you should check the condition of the bathroom" he literally raised his shoulder and walked by me. I said "excuse me?", he then walked by me again giving me that cold shoulder movement. I have never experienced such rudeness - EVER!!! I am sorry to say that after I left I was so enraged by this I went back into the restaurant, spat on the floor and said "clean this up (explitive)!" Not my finest moment, but have to say it felt good. I would have rather gone to the pizzeria - the food would have been better, they would have be nicer and the place would have been cleaner.
Oh, and their bathrooms weren't handicapped compliant. Guess they care about people in wheelchairs as much as they do everone else!

Pros: Not one - oh yeah it was close to the theater.

Cons: Rude, Disgusting bathroom, incredibly slow service!

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Alright, well it looked decent enough. Stopped in there before heading to a show. No wait for a table, but we did wait for the older gentlemen posing at the host to acknowledge our presence, and he begrudgingly showed us to a table. It took quite some time for a server to come by, no one ever took our drink orders (it was not too busy at the time). When a server did arrive, he acted odd when we ordered drinks with our food. The drinks came rather quickly, but we were done with our drinks before the food arrived. And when it done, one dish was cold - so they nuked it. We had ordered another round of drinks when the food arrived...the drinks arrived around the same time as the check. The bread - which I normally love... - was stale. chewy. not good. Our server was decent enough, but he did not pay attention to us, and he asked me questions in regards to my mother's order (um, she can speak for herself). All in all, a regretful experience. Did I mention the pink neon lights surrounding the bar???? The only plus that I noticed was that around the time we were finishing up, a bass player and piano player began playing, which would add a lot to the atmosphere. Unfortunately, either due to their placement or to the poor acoustics, you could barely hear them.
I say-don't eat there. It's not worth the aggravation. And the food does not make up for the atmosphere.
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★☆☆☆☆

Alright, well it looked decent enough. Stopped in there before heading to a show. No wait for a table, but we did wait for the older gentlemen posing at the host to acknowledge our presence, and he begrudgingly showed us to a table. It took quite some time for a server to come by, no one ever took our drink orders (it was not too busy at the time). When a server did arrive, he acted odd when we ordered drinks with our food. The drinks came rather quickly, but we were done with our drinks before the food arrived. And when it done, one dish was cold - so they nuked it. We had ordered another round of drinks when the food arrived...the drinks arrived around the same time as the check. The bread - which I normally love... - was stale. chewy. not good. Our server was decent enough, but he did not pay attention to us, and he asked me questions in regards to my mother's order (um, she can speak for herself). All in all, a regretful experience. Did I mention the pink neon lights surrounding the bar???? The only plus that I noticed was that around the time we were finishing up, a bass player and piano player began playing, which would add a lot to the atmosphere. Unfortunately, either due to their placement or to the poor acoustics, you could barely hear them.
I say-don't eat there. It's not worth the aggravation. And the food does not make up for the atmosphere.
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Pros: location....I guess

Cons: food cold, people unfriendly, service slow...i could go on

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I made the mistake of stopping in for a cup of coffee last Friday night. I also happen to have Parkinson's Disease. The imbicile behind the bar accused me of being "strung out" and said we don't serve coffee at the bar as I watched the woman next to me sip her coffee.

After explaining my condition, not only did he not apologize for being so rude, he still refused to serve me coffee and charged me $3 for a club soda instead.

I have never been so humilated in my life. I don't know this jerk's name, but he has long dark hair, a cheesy p@rn star mustache and wears a chain wallet (is this an Italian Restuarant or biker bar?) Think Adam Morrison on steroids.

Avoid this dump at all costs until he is fired. There are so many better Italian Restuarants in the Theater District that don't hire cave men as bartenders.

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★☆☆☆☆

I made the mistake of stopping in for a cup of coffee last Friday night. I also happen to have Parkinson's Disease. The imbicile behind the bar accused me of being "strung out" and said we don't serve coffee at the bar as I watched the woman next to me sip her coffee.

After explaining my condition, not only did he not apologize for being so rude, he still refused to serve me coffee and charged me $3 for a club soda instead.

I have never been so humilated in my life. I don't know this jerk's name, but he has long dark hair, a cheesy p@rn star mustache and wears a chain wallet (is this an Italian Restuarant or biker bar?) Think Adam Morrison on steroids.

Avoid this dump at all costs until he is fired. There are so many better Italian Restuarants in the Theater District that don't hire cave men as bartenders.

Pros: hopefully the owner reads this and fires him

Cons: should have been fired already

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On Monday nights, the very best trad jazz band plays Club Cache, downstairs from Sofia's. Vince Giordano's Nighthawks hold court there from 8-11 and you are back in the 1920s in a speakeasy, with delicious salads and excellent veal and pasta dishes. The salmon steak is my favorite of all. Service is ok, sometimes the soda is flat, bathrooms need remodeling. But the meals are very good and high quality, very reasonably priced, and suitable for vegetarians and everyone. The crunchy breadsticks are a nice touch. Restaurant food is very good but VINCE IS WORLD CLASS.

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On Monday nights, the very best trad jazz band plays Club Cache, downstairs from Sofia's. Vince Giordano's Nighthawks hold court there from 8-11 and you are back in the 1920s in a speakeasy, with delicious salads and excellent veal and pasta dishes. The salmon steak is my favorite of all. Service is ok, sometimes the soda is flat, bathrooms need remodeling. But the meals are very good and high quality, very reasonably priced, and suitable for vegetarians and everyone. The crunchy breadsticks are a nice touch. Restaurant food is very good but VINCE IS WORLD CLASS.

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I would totally go again. Great atmosphere. Fun customers. Found the wait a little long, but the food was worth it! Totally appropriately priced and charming!

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I would totally go again. Great atmosphere. Fun customers. Found the wait a little long, but the food was worth it! Totally appropriately priced and charming!

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Only went here due to torrential downpour outside. Food was mediocre. Service was very slow: our water glasses were rarely filled, and it took forever to get the check. The waiter didn't seem to care. We are never going back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Only went here due to torrential downpour outside. Food was mediocre. Service was very slow: our water glasses were rarely filled, and it took forever to get the check. The waiter didn't seem to care. We are never going back.

Pros: Food edible, clean

Cons: Service, ambience

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We had reservations,but I think it didn t matter,the place was empty.When we walked in we were greeted by a dippsy blonde that did not even ask us if we had a reservation.She led us on a tour of the dining room just to lead us back to the same place we started from,one table away.The waiter came to the table and asked us what you like? What a shame that in New York they can t find waiters that speak english.Our waiter looked dirty,his uniform had the whole menu all over him.We waited and waited for our drinks to arrive,by the time they came we figured that the dinner will be at least twice as long.We had our drinks and left.On the way out the dippsy hostess asked us how was our dinner.

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We had reservations,but I think it didn t matter,the place was empty.When we walked in we were greeted by a dippsy blonde that did not even ask us if we had a reservation.She led us on a tour of the dining room just to lead us back to the same place we started from,one table away.The waiter came to the table and asked us what you like? What a shame that in New York they can t find waiters that speak english.Our waiter looked dirty,his uniform had the whole menu all over him.We waited and waited for our drinks to arrive,by the time they came we figured that the dinner will be at least twice as long.We had our drinks and left.On the way out the dippsy hostess asked us how was our dinner.

Pros: none

Cons: waste of time

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We were going to the theatre across the street so we stopped in for dinner.We ordered drinks and waited at least twenty minutes for them to arrive.The waiter looked like he was a cab driver and smelled like one to.He didn t even hand us the menu,he just threw them down in front of us upside down.After ten minutes he came back to the table and just stood there.When the food came to the table two out of five dishes were wrong.We looked for our cab driver-waiter and he was standing along side of the bar picking his NOSE!.He finally came to the table and we asked for the owner.He told us the owner is not here and he does not know who he is.We asked for the manager and he replied why? When we told him of all the bad things that were wrong and him picking his nose in the dining room,he replied that this is his problem and not the managers.We got up and started to walk out and he came yelling and screaming like a wild animal from the Taliban.My wife started to scream and my friend started dialing 911.I grabbed him and pushed him away.It was a street brawl at this point.When I called the restaurant the next day to complain,the person said I would have to talk to the owner about it.When I asked for the owner,she replied you can t.When I asked why she replied because he would not believe this story.I told her I would write the New York Times she replied don t waste your time and she hung up the phone.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were going to the theatre across the street so we stopped in for dinner.We ordered drinks and waited at least twenty minutes for them to arrive.The waiter looked like he was a cab driver and smelled like one to.He didn t even hand us the menu,he just threw them down in front of us upside down.After ten minutes he came back to the table and just stood there.When the food came to the table two out of five dishes were wrong.We looked for our cab driver-waiter and he was standing along side of the bar picking his NOSE!.He finally came to the table and we asked for the owner.He told us the owner is not here and he does not know who he is.We asked for the manager and he replied why? When we told him of all the bad things that were wrong and him picking his nose in the dining room,he replied that this is his problem and not the managers.We got up and started to walk out and he came yelling and screaming like a wild animal from the Taliban.My wife started to scream and my friend started dialing 911.I grabbed him and pushed him away.It was a street brawl at this point.When I called the restaurant the next day to complain,the person said I would have to talk to the owner about it.When I asked for the owner,she replied you can t.When I asked why she replied because he would not believe this story.I told her I would write the New York Times she replied don t waste your time and she hung up the phone.

Pros: NONE

Cons: EVERYTHING,NOSE PICKING WAITER

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this is by far the worst resturant i have ever been too. the ppl in there were albanian/french, (which is fine, if they had some descent tasting food) the food tasted like it was from a 3rd world country. there was a bone on my chicken breast, for what it looked like, decoration?!?!?! very bad food, terrible service. me and my husband thought it was brand new by the terrible service. my main question is.. why on earth did they call it an italian resutrant?! it was far from that. my husband said that he would have perfered a #1 from mcdonalds, while at the resturant (true story) PS: the bathroom was the best seat in the house!!

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★☆☆☆☆

this is by far the worst resturant i have ever been too. the ppl in there were albanian/french, (which is fine, if they had some descent tasting food) the food tasted like it was from a 3rd world country. there was a bone on my chicken breast, for what it looked like, decoration?!?!?! very bad food, terrible service. me and my husband thought it was brand new by the terrible service. my main question is.. why on earth did they call it an italian resutrant?! it was far from that. my husband said that he would have perfered a #1 from mcdonalds, while at the resturant (true story) PS: the bathroom was the best seat in the house!!

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

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Went to Sofia's after an evening show due to the proximity to the theatre (across the street). The service was slow and quite rude. I considered leaving no tip it was so bad. I was a server during college so I usually tip well but this was very poor service. Food was bland and small portions for the price. I wouldn't go back. Really, there are so many better restaurants in the city don't waste your time. The only (and I mean ONLY) positive was the atmosphere. There was some band playing soft instrumental music.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went to Sofia's after an evening show due to the proximity to the theatre (across the street). The service was slow and quite rude. I considered leaving no tip it was so bad. I was a server during college so I usually tip well but this was very poor service. Food was bland and small portions for the price. I wouldn't go back. Really, there are so many better restaurants in the city don't waste your time. The only (and I mean ONLY) positive was the atmosphere. There was some band playing soft instrumental music.

Pros: It seemed clean?

Cons: Small portions, poor service, bland food

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My husband, daughter and I visited Sofia's on December 3 before going to see Movin Out. The staff was rude and service was terrible. We were told they had no coffee because "there was no bus boy." I would not return to this restaurant. The play, by the way, was excellent.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband, daughter and I visited Sofia's on December 3 before going to see Movin Out. The staff was rude and service was terrible. We were told they had no coffee because "there was no bus boy." I would not return to this restaurant. The play, by the way, was excellent.

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My husband and I visited Sofia's before a Wednesday theater matinee. We were seated promptly and our orders were taken quickly. The service was slow, but the food was excellent. Our main complaint was the service - our waiter was surly and slow. But the other servers seemed to be great.

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★★★★☆

My husband and I visited Sofia's before a Wednesday theater matinee. We were seated promptly and our orders were taken quickly. The service was slow, but the food was excellent. Our main complaint was the service - our waiter was surly and slow. But the other servers seemed to be great.

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We have never been disappointed. You get good value and an above average dinner. It is perfect for a before theater dinner.

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★★★★☆

We have never been disappointed. You get good value and an above average dinner. It is perfect for a before theater dinner.

Pros: reasonably priced, service is friendly, food is good

Cons: , service can be slow

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Took a chance on this restaurant based on the reviews listed on this website, which are completely split down the middle. Bad idea. The interior had no ambiance whatsoever. I was the only Italian in the place and the Indian waiters were no go-getters. We went for Sat. lunch and ordered off of the special menu (soup/salad-entree-coffee). Dessert was not part of that menu, a real disappointment, until you looked at the dessert cart. The cakes and pies looked like they had been there awhile. The chicken in the dishes we ordered were all dark meat. Overall, a bad decision on our part.

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★★☆☆☆

Took a chance on this restaurant based on the reviews listed on this website, which are completely split down the middle. Bad idea. The interior had no ambiance whatsoever. I was the only Italian in the place and the Indian waiters were no go-getters. We went for Sat. lunch and ordered off of the special menu (soup/salad-entree-coffee). Dessert was not part of that menu, a real disappointment, until you looked at the dessert cart. The cakes and pies looked like they had been there awhile. The chicken in the dishes we ordered were all dark meat. Overall, a bad decision on our part.

Pros: Close to "Movin'Out"

Cons: Lousy interior, Parla italiano,, cameriere??

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Our group of seven had made a reservation, and we were seated promptly. Unfortunately, that was only thing "prompt" about the service. The place was only about half full, but we were basically ignored. We had to flag down the waiter even to refill water glasses! My husband's steak was prepared incorrectly, and the rest of us were almost done eating by the time they got his meal back out. Our waiter never once checked back with us, except to bring the check. The food was okay, but not worth the hassle. We will not go back.

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★★☆☆☆

Our group of seven had made a reservation, and we were seated promptly. Unfortunately, that was only thing "prompt" about the service. The place was only about half full, but we were basically ignored. We had to flag down the waiter even to refill water glasses! My husband's steak was prepared incorrectly, and the rest of us were almost done eating by the time they got his meal back out. Our waiter never once checked back with us, except to bring the check. The food was okay, but not worth the hassle. We will not go back.

Pros: Decent food, Nice decor

Cons: Bad service

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My husband and I dined here once. It was bitterly cold outside and Sofia's looked inviting and warm. We were seated promptly. However, our table was directly in front of the door which they had propped open so that the maitre'd could "rope" in customers. The icy cold air just poured in from outside and they didn't seem to notice. I ordered pasta with pesto sauce. What I was served bore no resemblance to pest. It was alfredo sauce colored green. When I questioned our waiter about it, he just looked at me as if "how could I not tell this was pesto." This restaurant is no better than the Olive Garden for authentic italian cuisine. There are so many better restaurants in the area, don't waste any time here.

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★★☆☆☆

My husband and I dined here once. It was bitterly cold outside and Sofia's looked inviting and warm. We were seated promptly. However, our table was directly in front of the door which they had propped open so that the maitre'd could "rope" in customers. The icy cold air just poured in from outside and they didn't seem to notice. I ordered pasta with pesto sauce. What I was served bore no resemblance to pest. It was alfredo sauce colored green. When I questioned our waiter about it, he just looked at me as if "how could I not tell this was pesto." This restaurant is no better than the Olive Garden for authentic italian cuisine. There are so many better restaurants in the area, don't waste any time here.

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For our anniversary, I was taking my wife to a show and overnight in the city. After checking out the different restaurants, I decided on Sofia's. It was the right choice. The food was execellent, the service very professional and all at a good value. I heartily reccommend it for dinner anytime!

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★★★★★

For our anniversary, I was taking my wife to a show and overnight in the city. After checking out the different restaurants, I decided on Sofia's. It was the right choice. The food was execellent, the service very professional and all at a good value. I heartily reccommend it for dinner anytime!

Pros: Food, Service, Value

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If you are looking for a great Italian Restaurant in the theater district try Sofia's...... I was there with my family last week prior to a show and I was very impressed. The food was absoutly exquisite and the wait staff was courteous and very helpful for all a very reasonable price. Don't forget to order their fried calamari..................

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★★★★★

If you are looking for a great Italian Restaurant in the theater district try Sofia's...... I was there with my family last week prior to a show and I was very impressed. The food was absoutly exquisite and the wait staff was courteous and very helpful for all a very reasonable price. Don't forget to order their fried calamari..................

Pros: Inexpensive, exquisite, courteous

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You can't get better than sofia's while visiting NYC. Broadway's theater district has a great HIT in Sofia's the food is tasty, bountiful and ready when you need it to be so you can make that all too important curtain call. I love the food , service and that all to visable dessert display! Is Ms. sofia married or lookin for a husband... I am available... If not I guess I will just have to visit the restaurant more often.

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★★★★★

You can't get better than sofia's while visiting NYC. Broadway's theater district has a great HIT in Sofia's the food is tasty, bountiful and ready when you need it to be so you can make that all too important curtain call. I love the food , service and that all to visable dessert display! Is Ms. sofia married or lookin for a husband... I am available... If not I guess I will just have to visit the restaurant more often.

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I went to Sofia's a couple of weeks ago based on the good reviews I read here. I was sorely disppointed. Now I see two more excellent reviews and I felt inclined to put in my poor rating. The only nice thing I have to say is I was seated before my entire party arrived so I didn't have to stand and wait. The restaurant was drabby and loud, food was mediocre, the Napolean was not all that, and the wait staff was absent. No one took away our empty glasses even when they brought us additional drinks! Never would I go back or recommend to anyone.

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★★☆☆☆

I went to Sofia's a couple of weeks ago based on the good reviews I read here. I was sorely disppointed. Now I see two more excellent reviews and I felt inclined to put in my poor rating. The only nice thing I have to say is I was seated before my entire party arrived so I didn't have to stand and wait. The restaurant was drabby and loud, food was mediocre, the Napolean was not all that, and the wait staff was absent. No one took away our empty glasses even when they brought us additional drinks! Never would I go back or recommend to anyone.

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i went to sofia's on a friday night. the place was full and still the service was great. i had a great time. the food was fantastic.

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★★★★★

i went to sofia's on a friday night. the place was full and still the service was great. i had a great time. the food was fantastic.

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The best Italian food this side of Italy! Try the Tortellini Sofia or the Penne Quattro Formaggio (a special that isn't on the menu!) or the Veal Sofia....
We were there in November and the everyone treated us very special! A great pre-theater place!
Thank you Sofia's!

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★★★★★

The best Italian food this side of Italy! Try the Tortellini Sofia or the Penne Quattro Formaggio (a special that isn't on the menu!) or the Veal Sofia....
We were there in November and the everyone treated us very special! A great pre-theater place!
Thank you Sofia's!

Pros: Delicious, Good Service, Excellent reataurant

Cons: NONE

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I love Sofia's!! Try the Veal Marsalla and the Pollo Sofia--they are outstanding!! Also, you must try the home made Napoleans -- absolutely divine! GailD - NYC

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★★★★★

I love Sofia's!! Try the Veal Marsalla and the Pollo Sofia--they are outstanding!! Also, you must try the home made Napoleans -- absolutely divine! GailD - NYC

Pros: Food, Desserts, Price

Cons: Space in Ladies' Rm

 

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