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Sofia's of Little Italy

143 Mulberry Street, New York City, NY 10013 (Little Italy)
(212) 219-9799
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Ranked #4,763 of 11,620 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Little Italy
Cross street: Grand and Hester
Transit: Trains to Canal Street. N,W,R,Q and 6 Train get off closest.
Description: Little Italy's home of fresh pasta, homemade pizza, and the best of Italian-American cuisine
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Little Italy is no longer what it used to be. Most of the places are run by restaurateurs who are not only not Italian-Americans, but neither Italian nor American. Sophia's is run by eastern europeans who can't make a decent Manhattan nor a Martini, and they have the personalities of a rotting fresco. I was told this place was pretty... More

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Peoria, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I was craving a great chicken picatta dinner. The host at this restaurant, like many in Little Italy was very aggressive. He promised a wonderful piccata dish even though they didn't offer it on the regular menu. The portion was decent, but the dish was bland & unimpressive. Because it wasn't on the menu, I was charged $23 for a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Firstly, the reviews that say this place is great are definitely family because this place is a definite no no. Save your money and spend it where it's appreciated. The food was okay, service was terrible and that was not just my server but everyone, I watched a real comedy of errors. The head server / owners son / big... More

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Marion, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I loved everything about Sofia's. Not only was the staff friendly but the food...oh the food...it was amazing. The best bruschetta I have ever had. I had the Chef's special Carbonara which was the best I've ever had too. Perfect portions, great price!

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Portland, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Get out of town somehow Tony turned this into one of the most memorable nights in NYC! We did not have a destination in mind but were on Mulberry street looking for outdoor seating when we were waved over at Sofia's. This is a typical italian restaurant you would expect in Little Italy. Tony was our waiter for the evening... More

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Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Overall very average dinner. Nothing stood out as remarkable. We were persuaded in by the host who stood out front. They placed us at a table by the window in which we mainly then heard the conversations between the host and waiters throughout the night. Our waiter was friendly so the service overall was not completely unpleasant. The best dish... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Visited here on a very wet Wednesday night and got absolutely stunning food with great service. The fillet mignion meatball starters might be a bit ott on price but they are worth it . Waiter was very knowledgable about the menu and made excellent recommendations. Would defo recommend.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great little restaurant in Little Italy but it is one of many! We had a good pizza dinner and the service was good. We asked for a different table away from the door which was no problem and the helped us move right away. Place isn't cheap but that's probably what you have to pay in the whole street.

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Bordeaux, France
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We were stopped in the street and persuaded by one of Sofia's trained waiters preying on unsuspecting tourists to go into what appeared to be a very warm and welcoming little traditional Italian restaurant. We have travelled through Italy on a number of occasions and love Italian food, therefore we were most disappointed at the quality of the food presented... More

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Fumel, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We were walking down the street when we were beckoned inside.....once seated we had a waiter who was pushing expensive waters and wines and when we asked for the house wine he gave us a withering look of disapointment, sighed and walked off! He went through a starter platter which was nearly $35 and again we said no and just... More

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