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Sofra Family Bistro

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Albanian
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7457 Elmwood Ave, Middleton, WI 53562-3105
608-836-6614
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You'll come back for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

This is one of our regular stops in Middleton, WI. And for good reason. The menu has varied options, American Mediterranean and Albanian for all tastes, including vegetarian. The staff is always welcoming and the place filled with people who enjoy good food at a reasonable price. We will be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Angela B
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is one of our regular stops in Middleton, WI. And for good reason. The menu has varied options, American Mediterranean and Albanian for all tastes, including vegetarian. The staff is always welcoming and the place filled with people who enjoy good food at a reasonable price. We will be back!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nicely decorated ambience. The staff is friendly and attentive. I had the Sofra’s Bistro Burger, and I had their wedding soup which was delicious with nice pieces of shredded chicken. The burger has a patty made from their own family recipe of ground lamb, ground beef and spices, served on a steak roll, with onions and tomatoes, it was very... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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101 reviews 101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had a very good dinner here. The food is very good, atmosphere is nice and service is good. Prices are also very reasonable. Several of the dishes are similar to Greek food using things like lamb, feta, and grape leaves. We enjoyed our food. I would not hesitate to eat here again.

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Madison, Wisconsin, Usa
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176 reviews 176 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a great place to meet for a business breakfast or for a couple to enjoy an incredible breakfast on the weekends. The incredible thing is they will make your breakfast customize in exactly the way you desire. It has a Mediterranean flair and they will truly make you anything possible which really makes you feel like you are... More 

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Middleton, WI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A SOMEWHAT LIMITED MENU BUT UNIVERSALLY EXCELLENT FOOD. Service and atmosphere are excellent and the price is a real bargain. I enjoyed the choice of obtaining breakfast-type food any time I wanted. The ethnic menu is outstanding.

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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have only eaten here for breakfast. the menu is extensive, hard to choose what to order. Everyone in my family has their own favorite meal. Friendly atmosphere with great pictures on the walls.

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Madison, WI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

On a recent weekly "mother/daughter bonding/dining" nite, we went to Sofra. I was pleasantly surprised by the chicken rotisserie style with vegies. An entire half of a chicken with heaps of roasted vegies over red-skinned potatoes, delicious! I appreciated the quantity, enough to take home a portion, and the flavor was perfect. It's still hard to find a real vegetable... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We lived in Madison for many years and moved a few years ago. We had lunch at Sofra during our visit and were pleased that the food and service were as great as we remembered. Definitely recommend if you are in the Middleton area.

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Houston, TX
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241 reviews 241 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I just completed a tour of the National Mustard Museum down the block and I was famished. There were several dining options around so I used my smartphone to help me decide. It recommended Sofra and instantly the thought of Albanian cuisine piqued my interest. For appetizers the Albanian sausages were a delicious blend of ground beef, lamb and spices.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

One of my favorite entrees at Sofra is the Albanian Qebap Platter with their Albanian sausages. Always excellent and a unique dish in Madison. Another tip: try the house soup! It's something you'll want to drink, it's so tasty. Second tip: Skip the dessert - they've been disappointing (just go to Hubbard for great pie).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7457 Elmwood Ave, Middleton, WI 53562-3105
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Middleton
  • Phone Number: 608-836-6614

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Albanian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?