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“Great value and fun!”

Sofia Pizza Restaurant
Ranked #26 of 151 Restaurants in Camberwell
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Sofia's is a busy, friendly place to go. If you want the old-fashioned Italian customer service and personal attention, this is the place to go! The food is simple and generous and if you have a big appetite you get great value for money. You MUST get a gelati at the end of the meal, but be warned....the gelati is big enough to feed 4 people! Everyone is welcomed as a long-lost relative, and it is a cheerful environment and always busy.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Big serves of tasty food in a family friendly place. Decor a little tired but comfortable and easily accessed by public transport.

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Reviewed January 23, 2014

This was a really fun place to go to right in the heart of Camberwell, a particularly nice suburb of Melbourne. Great value was the only way to describe this place, and all the people present in the restaurant were a testimony to that! The portions were absolutely massive. My husband had a flounder which was bigger than his head accompanied by so many vegetables and salad that he couldn't finish it. I had a "small" pizza which was really substantial whilst my son and his friend couldn't finish their large pizza even with some help from others. And then there were the desserts! Well, if you've ever seen those "Melbourne cakes" that are several layers high of thick rich decadence, which make you full after two bites, Sofia's had a selection which matched the best of them. The son attempted a TimTam Cheesecake which he just couldn't manage whilst his friend attempted the sticky date cake slathered with ice cream which was also unable to be finished. But my husband and I ordered Gelato and couldn't believe what we received. There were at least 6-7 massive scoops of different flavours piled up in a dish measuring about 10 cm in height. We should have ordered one between the two of us, and even that would have been stretching it; but we ended up bringing at least half of each of them home which made a very nice treat the following day, and even then was hard to finish. The staff were also very very good, efficient and quick, friendly and enthusiastic. But I was staggered as I looked around the restaurant at the portions, even the "kiddies' meals" would challenge any adult to complete. This restaurant is recommended for a bunch of really hungry young men, otherwise you'd be better off sharing the portions, though bringing the leftovers home makes a good second meal.

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

This has to be one of the best value restaurants in Melbourne. It is Italian fare with all the favourites. The food is of a quite good standard but the pricing exceptionally low. It is not your four or five star restaurant quality but it is quite good. The portion sizes are amazing. Forget entree, you don't need it! I had the the Veal al Vinobianco. It was a recipe with lemon sauce which was a little too tart for me but was OK. The women had Fish of the Day - John Dory that night - and said it was very good. Two of the guys has calamari and the serve was huge. Costs were $13-$20 for pizza, salads, pasta & veal. Fish was $20-$24 with the most expensive steak being $27 (scotch fillet, filled with prawns and scallops, mushrooms, bacon and cream) It is licensed and BYO - corkage is $1.00! The gelati is $7.50 and is to share - 4 of us could not get through it! See the menu at http://www.sofiacamberwell.com.au/menus/Sofia%20Camberwell%20-%20Menu%20%28VIC%29.pdf . The service was very friendly, efficient and fast - the food appeared less than15 minutes after placing the order. Sofia's also have a room with large tables making it suitable for large family groups and function rooms with special function menus. Noisy? Yes, when reasonably full but not overbearing. To summarize: A good inexpensive filling meal.

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Went there today for lunch. Great, friendly, quick service. Plate of food so big even when you order the entree size. My favourite is the Marinara Risotto. Have you heard of the Magic Pudding book by Norman Lindsey? Well the pudding keeps growing back after you cut a slice, that is what my dish of food was like, I kept eating and I never seemed to make a dint in the pile of delicious risotto! hahaahah. Have been there a few times before and will keep going there. Very good value for your money...and if you order icecream you get stacks and stacks of it! Love it! Good for couples or families or groups.

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Thank Cherry C
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