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Sofia Italian Kitchen & Bar

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355 San Francisco St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 615 1540
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Authentic italian cuisine with mediterranean flavors.Pasta, thin-crust...
Authentic italian cuisine with mediterranean flavors.Pasta, thin-crust pizza, risotto, seafood, meats and a variety of italian wines with affordable prices. Open for lunch and dinner from 12:00noon - 10:00:pm Families with children are welcome Available for groups, buy-out or just for a romantic dinner for 2.
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tired of latin food? Give this a chance

Lovely restaurant in Old San Juan. Pretty atmosphere, very nice service, but the food is what will get you back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
CarTrip13
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Garden City
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Champlin, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The four of us were looking to experience a evening of dining in the best way of course and we found it here. From the front steps we were guided through the the hour or so of a great selection of Italian options, wine, and well made drinks from the bar. Our waiter was full on in command of our... More 

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Humacao, Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Liked the atmosphere the decor. The service and excellent food at invites to return. Not pricy. Will return soon!

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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you love Italian you are going to love Sofia's. If you are not looking you will miss the front door but once inside the atmosphere and the dacor is inviting. The bar is small but the bartender makes everyone feel like old friends. Now the food. This is bifar one of the best Italian meals I have had in... More 

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Garden City
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lovely restaurant in Old San Juan. Pretty atmosphere, very nice service, but the food is what will get you back.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food, great service, fun environment. In the heart of Old Town. Definitely recommended. We went twice on our 4 day visit.

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Houma LA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Atmosphere and staff were great. Filet minion risotto was fantastic along with the Caesar salad with homemade dressing. No complaints. Will return next time we are in San Juan. We visited in the recommendation of a Captain on a Carnival cruise ship who stated he ate there frequently. We were not disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This restaurant doesn't look much from the outside but don't let that put you off. The food and wine were excellent and although the service was slow compared to London standards it was good for San Juan! we were the last ones to leave but no one hurried us. I would go back.

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Without a doubt the spinach salad was the best ever! The goat cheese was just beyond words and the mango dressing was perfect! My husband and I both had risotto entrees and both were exceptional. Would definitely go back or recommend to any one coming down here.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

doesn't look like much from the outside, but nice on the inside and fantastic food. Service was very good and attentive

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Chciago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This review was written two years ago when we went and i just had to edit some of the spelling! We went there because al dente was closed on a Sunday and loved it! Guy who greeted us outside was our waiter. He was friendly prompt and great. We even asked bout bars to hit later and he got us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 355 San Francisco St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787 615 1540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Authentic italian cuisine with mediterranean flavors.Pasta, thin-crust pizza, risotto, seafood, meats and a variety of italian wines with affordable prices. Open for lunch and dinner from 12:00noon - 10:00:pm Families with children are welcome Available for groups, buy-out or just for a romantic dinner for 2.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?