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“Great little restaurant in Fountain Valley”
Review of Cucina Sophia - CLOSED

Cucina Sophia
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Our signature dishes includes pasta and Italian seafood. Our homemade bread rolls is fresh and made daily. We have big selection of imported and domestic wine.
Reviewed September 22, 2013

We had a reservation few days ago and we loved everything. The service was excellent and at the top.
We were 6 and we were seated as soon as we arrived. The bread was so fluffy and tasty. For dinner i ordered mia bella farfalle the chef's special dish and my friend had the ciappino. We both enjoyed.
Try their desserts tiramisu is the best.
Wr will come back for more.

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6  Thank Tracy123at
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We made reservations for a large party and were excited about eating here. We'd heard good things about the restaurant. Boy, were we disappointed. There seemed to be only one waiter, one chef and no bus boy on this particular evening. Ugh.

When we sat down, we received a small basket of bread, but it was only enough for a few people. A HALF AN HOUR LATER, we ordered beverages and our meal. We were told that we couldn't substitute meat sauce for marinara sauce because the chef didn't like substitutions ~ what??? We also reminded the waiter that we needed more bread. A HALF AN HOUR AFTER THAT, one of the folks in our party approached the waiter and reminded him that half of our party never received any bread.

So, over an hour after we sat down, the bread arrived. (The bread was very good, by the way.) The soups, salads and appetizers were brought to the table over a 20 minute time period. At least one other table got tired of waiting to order and walked out. Later, the chef came out and told us that he didn't have any more penne and could he substitute it for another type of pasta. Whatever.

When the main courses slowly began to arrive, I received spaghetti with marinara sauce. The marinara sauce tasted like a can of tomato sauce with a hint of garlic. I took it home, thinking my teenage son would eat it. He took one bite and said it tasted like spaghetti with tomato sauce and refused to eat the rest.

At the end of the meal (2 hours after we first sat down), the chef came out flashing a big smile and apologized for being short handed. We smiled politely, but were quite frustrated with our experience. Needless to say, we will not return.

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Thank SoCalFamily2
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