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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
  • 148
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 26
    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
Most recent review
Great value for money

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Jane N
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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16 reviews 16 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

pizza Ok / nice ambiance / waiter tried... They don't know what they are doing in that kitchen. fritto di mare almost inedible. The pasta sauce straight from a jar. Pasta undercooked. Service disorganized / overwhelmed vibe from the bearded gent in charge. Stick with the pizza and Chianti.

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Bloomfield Hills, MI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stumbled on this place on the first night in San Juan before our cruise and kept thinking that we want to return. So we did a week later after the cruise. We had the daily fish soup in tomato and garlic broth (excellent) and seafood risotto (spectacular). Kids had pizza. Highly recommend!

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Willemstad, null, Netherlands Antilles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This restaurant has a nice atmosphere with a nice patio to sit outside but besides that..... We expected high italian cuisine but the food was not that tastefull and prices high for what you get served. The service was pretty disappointing as well. Long waiting times for food as well as payment. We won't come back.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We went yesterday and we absolutely loved IT the food IS unbelievably good and it brings out that traditional rustic Italian feeling that we all love. Shout out to Christopher for the really good service. Ok about the food it's so fresh it's so tasty with all these incredible Italian flavors like olive oil fresh spices and fresh meats like... More 

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Bakersfield, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Old San Juan charm. Very gracious staff. AMAZING FOOD!! I had the chicken breasts in wine sauce with Gorganzola cheese, there were caramaized onions on top, too, and the cheese was a solid coating of wonderfulness on top. Aioli spaghetti as a side that was delicious, but did not clash with the chicken. My husband had the salumi pizza with... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

i had the Chechen which was beyond great. My wife and I had the salad with apples and pistachios. Amazing. All of our party, and we have been all over US together were very happy

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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?