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Sophia's Bistro

Illovo Square, 3 Rivonia Road | Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Ranked #247 of 748 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Sophia's, located in Ilovo, is close to Sandton and is competitively priced for restaurants in this area. It advertises Mediterranean food, basically Greek and Italian dishes and has a varied menu with something for most tastes, and a quite good wine list. The slow-cooked lamb was very good ! Although located inside a small, relatively nondescript shopping mall, it has... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Sophia's best dish is their seafood pasta..it is so yummy. The atmosphere is intimate and staff are very friendly.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Sophia's moved from Rosebank to Illovo,( 2kms/1.5miles from Sandton City) about a year ago now. The food is good to very good and the prices reasonable.

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Irvine, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I gave this restaurant 3 stars for the service and atmosphere, which was pleasant. This restaurant is named after Sophia Loren, so naturally it was decorated accordingly. It is a bit of an older crowd, but still a nice vibe. I came here with my aunt and cousin and our experience with the food was not so great. I ordered... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The atmosphere is very nice and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and efficient. Food is good and tasty but a touch expensive on the meat side. I will go back.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

were so excited to visit sophias illovo since the rosebank spot is fabulous -but the food was really bad and we were actually ill the next day

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Joburg
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

We hosted a business dinner mid week at Sophia's . Once again I was pleasantly surprised. The quality and efficiency of the waiters were just great. A personal touch by recalling our previous visit was also appreciated, This Bistro experience is comfortable , and the other patrons clearly all locals . Will be back.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Enjoying a good meal with friends is always something that is looked forward to. Sophia's Bistro is one of those restaurants where you are sure everyone around the table will find something to suite their palate. The "drunken pork" is a hit, and so are many other dishes and specials of the day on the board. The service is attentive... More

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Johannesburg
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant. The food wad out of this world and the service was tremendous. Will go back there time and again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Since the closure of Sophia's in Rosebank Mall, we have been at a loss to find a NICE restaurant with Great food, Great service and value for money! Well we lucked out last week having passed Sophie's Bistro tucked away in Illovo Square many times, when we gave it a try. It was Thursday nite and the place filled up... More

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Address: Illovo Square, 3 Rivonia Road | Illovo, Johannesburg, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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