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#242 of 432 Italian in Toronto
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Reviewed April 4, 2022 via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner just for fun, and the energy, service, food, service and guests were awesome. We honestly felt like we were in Miami on holiday. 6 different people were involved... wine steward, 2-person chef team drop offs, server, bus boy,...Manager. Every course was awesome. Wine a little too high at 3x-4x local cost. We chatted with people at tables left and right of us. Our bill was really big because we just didn't want to leave. Music upbeat but not overwhelming. Very loud overall noise level but that goes away when you are participating. Guests very well healed and the younger crowd quite glamourous with the occasional t-shirt and tatoo guys. An eclectic mix for sure. I would highly recommend if this uptempo, electric environment is suitable. Enjoyed every moment, but we were in the right mood.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed September 18, 2021

Dinner there for 4 of us. The food was very tasty and the service quite good. The mains, however, were bland in presentation unless you ordered carrots, or kale or whatever for $20-$25 extra. Just a chance for the restaurant to boot up the price....I had game hen which was very tasty but displayed very blandly as was my wife's bream. No flair on the plate. My side of kale and beans was overlooked so by the time it arrived we had pretty much finished the meal. The restaurant appears to thrive on the energy of the Yorkville community and not food and presentation. Fun to be there but way overpriced looking at the food on it's own Probably a much better location for lunch or brunch. I have had many fine dining experiences in Victoria that were far superior to this location for dining if not for the location and setting.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 3, 2021

This is a feel good restaurant from the patio to inside. We came here for drinks and dessert. The servers are really good but everyone is moving so fast it looks like they sped up an old movie. I really like this place!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 25, 2021 via mobile

Espresso martinis are a must!!! They do it the best. Food is top tier. Vibes are insane. Sofia’s is one of my faves in Toronto. It’s definitely a good spot to go with friends or significant other.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 17, 2021

If you are looking for a romantic, sexy night go to Sofia! The atmosphere is AMAZING. Music, food, people - beautiful! Absolutely my favorite place in Toronto!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2021

First off, the hostesses and wait staff were top notch. Made the whole experience. I didn't try my friends dishes but the avocado toast I ordered for brunch had ZERO flavour. Now we all know that eggs and avocados in and of themselves are flavourless...but my dish was somehow even below that. I had to ask for salt. Strange. Might I suggest a drizzle of truffle oil...? On the flip side, the accompanying potatoes and my sage sausage side were beyond. Still, I'll go back for dinner. Great spot in Yorkville.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 11, 2021

I had an amazing experience at Sofia last night. We didn't have a reservation, but were seated within minutes. The sommelier was extremely knowledgable and helped us select a beautiful wine. Our server, Kyle, was outstanding - one of the best and friendliest servers I've...ever had. The food (oysters, branzino and steak with truffles) was delicious and well worth the price. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 9, 2021 via mobile

I'am regular customer . Today went there and asked for one person table , on the was the waitress grab a food menu, I told here that I want only drinks, she's told me that we are not allowed to as customers needs to have...a food to be allowed in the restaurant! They needs me before! But today they don't need me I will never go back there to give my money for the selfish peopleMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed November 22, 2020

I was extremely disappointed with Sofia's dinner service on Saturday, Nov 21st. Things had been going pretty well, but our server moved one of the two (2) heaters before even requesting the bill - our section had 5 tables - right next to one of...the tables. It was a pyramid-style heater that offers a lot of heat. The couple asked for heater 1 to be move closer to them. This came across as special treatment because the gentleman at that table appeared to be a regular by how staff and management were treating him, and he was spending lots of money again tonight. When I noticed the server moved heater #1, I immediately ask him to move it back since I now had zero heat and was cold. He offered to move heater #2, which was further away, closer to me (not a pyramid-style heater, didn't give off much heat). When I asked him why he couldn't move heater #1 back, he apologized and said the other table was getting a draft. But now I'm cold. And that's ok? The server's attitude changed when I asked for the bill - bordering on sarcastic and flippant. I asked to speak with the manager, and his response, "Well, we have a lot of managers, they're all around..." eventually confirming he'd get one was an odd response. Responding, "Certainly, just a moment," would have sufficed rather than making it sound like managers had little time for my concern (we had just spent $200 on dinner). After a long while, a manager appeared, and she apologized, saying they were short of heaters after brunch. She said she would speak with her staff then offered to move heater #2 closer. I said no point since we were leaving, having just paid the bill. The way of how your staff and management handled this situation was offensive and should not have happened. Blatant preferential treatment is not ok, but how your staff treated me after I spoke up was glaringly disrespectful. I recommend you steer clear of this establishment and support other restaurants with less ego, better-trained staff and equally value all of their guests. Ps: The food here is pretty mediocre anyway.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 1, 2020 via mobile

Patio was good in Nov. the food was great and the service exceptional. We loved it and will definitely return.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Sofia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3