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Sofia Italian Kitchen & Bar

355 San Francisco St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 615 1540
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Ranked #143 of 604 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Excellent italian food and great service. Fresh pastas and handmade pizza. Servings are big, so everything is good to share. Excellent, excellent seafood soup. Save some room for dessert!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stopped by early evening. Nice decor. Good service with good straightforward Italian food. We all had different basic pastas as well as the minestrone soup. All were solidly good.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Located in the heart of beautiful Old San Juan. Atmospheric and cozy… Great food. Good wines (limited list, but good choices at good prices). And excellent and friendly service. We shared an excellent calamari fritti as a starter. Followed by linguine alla pescatora (with assorted seafood); fettuccine with scallops, porcini mushroom in a creamy saffron sauce; and pappardelle pasta alla... More

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My Favorite Dish. On the menu until 4pm, so don't be late! EXCELLENT Host and Staff. They will go out of their way for you if needed. Great Atmosphere! I am their biggest Ravioli Fan. After 4pm No Four Cheese. Complete Italian Menu. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

When my two children and my husband tell me my arancini and risotto are much better than the one we ate in this restaurant, and me being a doctor and just a foodie, I guess the food is not to die for. The filet mug in risotto had microscopic and scarce meat and not a lot of flavor!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

sofia has some if not the best italian food in old san juan,p.r. The service was excellent but i did find the prices a bit high. good wine list also.

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Bar- pretty boring Dining room- awesome Food- awesome Andres food recommendations- awesome. Service- Great! Awesome place!

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Macon, GA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited San Juan June 12th-14th in order to set sail on a cruise on the 14th. We didn't really have many plans but decided to visit old San Juan. Our hotel recommended Sofia so we thought we would check it out. We all commented on the amazing atmosphere right when we walked in the restaurant. The service was amazing... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Not impressed with the cuisine neither with the service, is the fake look-a-like Italian restaurant, very overpriced specially the pizza, which they do not even have an spatula for you to serve, neither they serve the pizza for you. Soooo overpriced and I have to serve my own pizza with my own hands...sorry but not for me.

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NAPOLITANONAPOLITANO, Owner at Sofia Italian Kitchen & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time in giving us your opinion. We are sorry to hear your disappointment with our service and perhaps the bad impresion at first of not serving the pizza into the plate, It's not our standard, giving the fact that we are authentic italian family from NAPOLI we do know the custumes, traditions and the language... More

Puerto Rico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great food and service..they have home made pizzas and will prepare it for you to your taste. The appetizers are excellent ..never got to the main dishes...dessert was superb!

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