We needed a good meal after a long road trip.
Walking around Atlantic Ave we didn't see anything that looked too great - we walked by Sofia's and they handed us a coupon, the door was opened and it looked inviting. We were there on a Thursday evening in March and the street was dead - inside Sofia's there was only one other party at a table, and our party of two, as well as 1 person at the bar. Nevertheless, the environment was inviting, the salad bar was great, the food came within a reasonable time, and the service was great. The decor was typical of a little family-run Italian place- not too dark or medieval looking. Being Italians we appreciated the effort.
The staff were warm and answered any questions we had, and were also accommodating with substitutions in dishes. I got the lasagna and it was great! Good portion size (too big for me, but it was so good I ate most of it!) and the salad bar was unlimited which was nice. We sat near the window and so did the other party, which we liked because we're from out of town and we got to people watch a little. We left with full stomachs, smiles, and a wallet not too worse for wear.
No outdoor seating. It was cold though so we couldn't have cared less. No bar atmosphere but the bar was well stocked and the floor well-staffed need there be drinks.
Overall, good food, friendly people, and we would come back had we not just been passing through Virginia. We'd definitely recommend it,
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