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“Great Experience ($$$)”
Review of SOFIA TRATTORIA VINERIA - CLOSED

SOFIA TRATTORIA VINERIA
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Cross street: Between Rue Sherbrooke & de Maisoneuve
Transit: Metro: Peel Street
Description: A beacon of style and culinary sophistication in the heart of downtown Montreal. The restaurant is undeniably the epitome of cosmopolitan fine-dining not only for dinner and cocktail hour, but for its classic yet playful business lunch. Vast combinations of fresh flavor sensations are showcased in the restaurants imaginative seasonal menus that showcase the best market fresh ingredients….opulent and extraordinary on every gastronomic level!
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Experience ($$$)”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Loved the restaurant, the food was amazing, very nice atmosphere; I'd arrive for dinner around 9PM, stay into the evening and have fun after dinner. If you have the dough and want to dress up, worth the experience.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Ryan-Martha
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Savannah, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good food, but......”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Good food but very pricey. Example: Not-too-large portion of mac & cheese = $30. Very noisy with most of the noise being generated by somewhat raucous bar crowd, since bar is part of dining room and not partitioned off. Difficult to have conversation with person next to you and almost impossible to hear person across from you. No complaint about service. But this place obviously caters to under 35 crowd.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank pen w
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cold food, loud music”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This restaurant was highly recommended by our hotel. Service was quite good, and we liked the free appetizers. But the fish was cold (we even sent it back and it came back slightly lukewarm). The most unappealing aspect though was the music, which escalated in volume throughout the dinner, to the point that it was impossible to have a conversation with anyone at our table. I suppose if you are into the dinner-nightclub scene this might appeal to you, but if not, beware of Thursday nights (not sure if it is the same on other nights).
BTW, only a few tables are open to the street, and you need reservations days (weeks?) in advance to get one of these.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Heret0there
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West Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Oysters and Seabass a must!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We have been here a few times now, we like the lively ambience, friendly staff and socialness of sitting at the bar. We always meet people here and have a great time. Of course there is table seating if you want to be on your own. We had the best Oysters we have EVER had!! The Seabass was outstanding!!! We started with the ceviche which was also great! So good that we actually came back the next day and ordered the exact same things!! If you don't mind the lively atmosphere this is a must visit!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank funjoy77
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good food but mixed ambience”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Almost never went in - bar packed with what looked like male & female financial traders downing expensive cocktails, female staff in short & clingy dresses, Bling decoration

Once seated things improved - it is big and quite dark but the food is good & very well presented

Service from the male staff was good , not so good from the girls

markup on wine was high, overall expensive

Oddly those eating were a complete mix of couples, family groups , office parties - the bar crowd don't seem to eat and the eaters don't drink at the bar - like being in two separate operations

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank robw48
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