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Sofia Italian Kitchen & Bar

355 San Francisco St, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 615 1540
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Ranked #137 of 578 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I will start this review with the positive, the food was very good. My risotto was very good and I tried my niece's fettuccine bolognese, which was excellent. Now, I will explain all the negatives. We get there at 9:15 on a Friday night. There are only 4 tables at most and within 20 minutes there are only 2 tables... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We visit this place EVERY time in Old San Juan. It never disappoints. The filet of beef is by far and away some of the best prepared and best cuts of filet I have ever sunk my teeth into. The side of pasta is almost "orgasmic" as the taste buds from the combination of butter, olive oil and garlic makes... More

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Nice little Italian place nestled in Old San Juan. Good service. My first try of Sangria - enjoyable. Fresh greens salad with pistachios and citrus vinaigrette - light and refreshing. Foccacia bread and calamari aps. Filet mignon with gorgonzola cheese and wine reduction sauce was tender and juicy. Nutella Creme Brule was rich and creamy. Coffee to end the night.

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Irvington, NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Ladt year, my review was OUTSTANDING. Unfortunately, this time around we were MOST DISAPPOINTED! The fried calamari was done quite well and the portion was more than ample for two to share; a great starter! But, wait...... The Fettucini w/ scalops in a buttery saffron sauce was AWFUL! the plate was over-powered with saffron and, therfore, was sour or bitter... More

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Narrows, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stopped in for a drink and a light meal late afternoon. Andres, our bartender, was extremely friendly. We split the Margherita pizza which was delicious. Lovely decor and decent prices.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The place is just perfect to have an excellent dinner The food is really good they have a very extensive menu, and everything on it was excelent, I went there at least 5 times during my time in Puerto Rico. Very good staff, I think the owner was there a couple of times, and he make sure everything was great... More

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