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Sofia

#248 of 9,171 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Colonna
Mediterranean, Italian, Contemporary
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Via di Capo le Case, 51, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 8987 3857
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Oxford
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the length of time for meals to come out took a very long while but I'm glad it was worth it! The pasta waa cooked perfectly al-dente..mammamia 😄😄

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Thank Natalina P
Sydney, Australia
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129 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely small restaurant in the Colonna area. A few outdoor tables available. The inside is tastefully decorated . The service was outstanding. A pleasant change from your typical arrogant Roman waiter. The two beautiful women running the show were perfectly wonderful service providers. Their command of the English language was welcome . Beautiful smiles led to a lovely vibe... More 

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Thank Maria Z
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent, and the restaurant itself, was super romantic. The owner is friendly and adorable. We really had a nice time.

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Thank Jessiketo
Mequon, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a special birthday meal at Sofia. Everything was excellent and the service was terrific. We had a large group and were able to sample others dinner choices.

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Thank Nancy N
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate outside and found the service to be excellent - unobtrusive, attentive when needed, friendly and charming at all times. The food was tasty and well presented and there was a good selection of wines (though I thought these were somewhat over priced). We didn't get to meet Sophia sadly!

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Thank mickgred
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We needed the loo. in Rome it is not easy to find on on ground level..We went in. May we? A beaming smile. Of course.The decor was perfect. We stayed and was delighted with the service, the food and ambience. I had fish with beetroot sauce. Excellent and tiramasu..like gossamer wings. Perfect

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Thank Glenn H
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Pretty plates and great visually, but completely lacked flavor. My husband ordered the gnocchi with was about one and a half cups. He said it tasted fine, but was super small. I ordered the seabass and it was about a 3 oz portion and was not seasoned at all. The prices were expensive given was you got. The only reason... More 

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Thank pkallik
Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

This is my very 1st complaint about food in Italy...by far the worst place we ate in our 17 days in Italy!!!!! My husband ordered the shrimp pasta after the staff recommended it, and it was horrific. I believe if he ate it he would have gotten sick. It was the bad seafood taste. The owners walked by multiple times,... More 

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Tuscany, Italy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend Sophia! Great service, very welcoming place and by far was our best meal in Rome! ...and if you're lucky you might meet Sophia 😉

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Thank Damien M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal here that we really enjoyed. The dish our friends who live in Rome chose said it was the best example they'd ever had. The ambience and service is top notch :)

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Thank Madeline M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $55
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Italian, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Capo le Case, 51, 00187 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Colonna
  • Neighborhood: Colonna
  • Phone Number: +39 06 8987 3857
Description
Sofia is our pet dog and mascot,…. a friendly and loving Jack Russell who accompanies us in our adventures. This is why we decided to give our most precious project her name!

An intimate, family-run restaurant with very few rules of thumb:

a menu which respects the seasons, using the finest of Italian produce, always fresh every day;
traditional Italian recipes together with other dishes specially created by our chef, and inspired by the flavours and colours of Mediterranean cuisine;
our desire that your lunch or dinner take place in intimate surroundings and make you “feel at home”.

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

Staying in Colonna

Neighborhood Profile
Colonna
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very center of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping center, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
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