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Sofia Restaurant

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252 Whitehorse Rd | Near Balwyn & Whitehorse Rd Intersection, Balwyn, Boroondara, Victoria 3103, Australia
+61 3 9836 3300
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tehran
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We went to this resturant 3-4 times and each time something was wrong. Last time we ordered chips and pizza and asked them to bring the chips before pizza(because it normally takes time to prepare pizza). We finished the chips and waited an hour for pizza. Then realised that thy forgot our order!!!! So we left the resturant and had... More 

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Thank Som-Far
Melbourne, Australia
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185 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Been here a few times in the past and it was very inconsistent but this time we where going next door to Colombo's and noticed the closed for business signs on the windows and thanking people for their patronage.

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Thank koutras
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2016

Went there recently for dinner before going to a movie. They forgot about our order ( we had to remind them) and we only had about 10 mins to eat it as we had to go see the movie. Had to practically swallow our food, which was not very good by the way. I ordered a veal dish but the... More 

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Thank TouristHero
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

On first glance looks like an oversized pizza place.. A peek inside and you can see a huge Italian restorante with a classy decor. Went there in late noon and saw amazing cake slices .. Death by chocolate, lemon merengue.. etc.. I settled for Pavlova The pavlova was amazing and worth the piece. I took me and my wife to... More 

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Thank Salilsa
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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Third visit and the service and food quality is variable. Sometimes everything is great but you cannot rely on it. Not sure l will go back.

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Thank Phil B
Melbourne, Australia
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141 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Sofias in Balwyn is a large restaurant and kitchen that serves sit-down and take away customers. Service is OK - can be good, can be average - and very dependent on who is on when you go in.

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Thank cbsgwobal
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Long drive to join a casual basketball function. Food was worse than La Porchetta if that is possible. Waste of time money and travel. A no go zone. Grrr

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Thank Corinne P
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2016

Wide selection of Italian style food, in volume. The pasta dishes are huge and takeaway allowed. A simple décor , plenty of staff. Certainly not fine dining but perfect for family dining. Order a selection and share.

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Thank ColX27185
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Ordered a Pizza and pasta to take away., The pizza was one of the worst I've tasted. No taste at all and no aroma. The meat on its own had no flavour , vegetables tasted days old and the cheese may as well have been absent. The take away box would have more flavour. The pasta was not much better... More 

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Thank andreweuni
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2016

Essentially a pizza restaurant but other menu items will not deter non pizza lovers. The female waiting staff were very helpful and very friendly. It was a pleasure to go there. The only bad points were that the pizza crust could have been better and some of the table tops are a little too sticky to put your arms on.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 Whitehorse Rd | Near Balwyn & Whitehorse Rd Intersection, Balwyn, Boroondara, Victoria 3103, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Boroondara  >  Balwyn
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9836 3300

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