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Travellers' Choice2023
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PRICE RANGE
£8 - £28
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1.5 miles from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Popped in for a anniversary meal we were not disappointed as per usual the meal was outstanding my wife had a rump steak salad which was melt in the mouth. I had a pizza which was one of the best I've ever had this restaurant...in my view is the best in PortsmouthMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The venue is delightful and the staff even more so We have had a fabulous meal here this evening. So tasty and very authentic Italian We turned up a tad early for our booking and everyone was so obliging We had a pizza, a risotto...and a pasta dish as we visited our grandson who is studying nearby. This place came on a personal recommendation and we have been thrilled throughout. We would absolutely recommend this restaurant without hesitation Are we coming back? You bet!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch in a group of 9 , to celebrate a friend’s birthday . Have eaten here many times before , the food and service have always been fab. On this visit it was all exceptional . Tommy the owner was fantastic friendly and jovial....The service was up to its usual friendly high standard and the food was delicious . Some of my friends requested changes to the dishes that they wanted , such as no cheese in the pasta sauce , extra and different toppings on a pizza , etc , etc all requests happily accepted and executed . The place was very busy in fact booked out . At no time did the service falter or the food suffer as a result of being so busy . There was a constant stream of people walking in to try and secure a table for lunch , but they were not successful. Surely testament to Sopranos , well deserved reputation . I had taken a cake with me , which Tommy said just leave it with me , it will go into the fridge until you are ready and I will put the candles on it and bring it out . When we were ready , I popped over to Tommy just inside the kitchen . There he was working on the cake to tidy it up . In transit ( my driving to blame) , it had become quite damaged and he was putting it back together in a very professional and patient way . I apologised to him and suggested that as it was my fault and they were so busy i should try and put the cake back together at the table . He was lovely and said of course not, you go back to your friends and chill, I will carry on here and no one will ever notice . He was right, the cake came out perfectly , he had worked his magic . Nothing was too much trouble for him and his team. This is an example of a local independent restaurant that never fails on any level. They know what they are good at and they do it well. Thank you to Tommy and the whole Sopranos team for a lovely time.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Our first visit to this Italian restaurant situated in a prime location with other eateries nearby. We arrived at 7PM with the restaurant virtually full. The ambience felt good but slightly noisy, as all the tables were very close to each other. Our waitress was...excellent and very accommodating, but the quality of the food on the other hand was not. The spaghetti with meat ragu sauce lacked any real flavour or depth, my main course of pollo parmigiano was dry and again the accompanying sauce lacked any flavour. My wife chose the cannelloni with again a sauce lacking flavour. Somewhat disappointing, but we will return one more time just in case the chef had an off night!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 December 2023 via mobile

Very nice Italian restaurant. Friendly efficient service, decent variety in the menu (they even do a putanesca, I don’t find that often), tasty food. Quality.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023 via mobile

Booked Sopranos, wow what a find, from the minute we arrived we was made very welcome, the food was very fresh and cooked beautifully, couldn’t fault the restaurant in anyway, if we was to return to Portsmouth we certainly wouldn’t hesitate in booking Sopranos again....Very reasonably priced and big food portions.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

Small restaurant attentive staff. Excellent food, we were a party of ten the meals all arrived together, there was a nice gap between courses. We were not rushed in anyway. Birthday cake came out with coffee with everyone singing happy birthday. Would highly recommend everyone...throughly enjoyed their meal.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

Great restaurant, excellent service, warm and friendly welcome and comfortable seating with a relaxed atmosphere. The sharer starter is always our go to to start and has somehow managed get even better since our last visit with added potatoes with onions and halloumi! We had...a selection of pastas and pizza and the stand out this time was the pasta of the week with chicken, tender stem broccoli with a creamy pesto sauce! It was amazing! All food was perfect, can taste the fresh quality ingredients and care put into each dish! This sets this restaurant apart from many others!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023

Booked a table, busy night so waited a few minutes for the table. Order taken in good time and food arrived pretty swift too. Lovely food, tasty, good portion, hot and good value. Waiter and waitress both polite . Jelly beans with the bill, cute!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

Wife and I, introduced to Soprano's by my son and partner. Excellent, well presented, tasty food. In my opinion. Third visit. Will certain return, when next in area.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023 via mobile

On our trip to Portsmouth we found this little gem of a restaurant, which seems very popular with the locals. Tip to all Book. Luckily we had it was a Tuesday and fully booked. There's a nice selection of drinks and the menu had enough...dishes to choose from and I'd say there is something for everyone even if you don't like pasta. We both had bolognaise and it was superb freshly cooked not overly rich but just enough. Good food, great company.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

A popular restaurant recommended by word of mouth and I can see why. It was wonderful, we were lucky to get a table so would advise to book. Great service. An intimate environment in a great location. My starter was goats cheese brushetta and it...was devine. My main was salmon pasta and it was really tasty and a great portion. My partners steak was excellent. We thought it was good value for the excellent quality.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023 via mobile

Group of 5 - all food was delicious and staff were very friendly. Possibly the best seafood risotto I’ve ever had !! Pizzas looked delicious and got a good rating from the others

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023 via mobile

thank you for accommodating us when it was so busy, and for giving us an umbrella when it started raining! ☺️ lovely staff and food x

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 June 2023

This restaurant is really good, the staff are friendly and helpful, the price reasonable and the food is outstanding. I had the seafood risotto and it was one of the best I've had in ages. The sorbet was also excellent. I had a main, a...dessert and two soft drinks and the bill was under £25. I thoroughly recommend Sopranos.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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seathrift
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Response from Stephenmarkferguson | Reviewed this property |
There is a council car park in Ashby Place and also Waitrose car park
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Response from HantsSuperGran | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they have a specific gluten free menu but there are items on the main menu that are gluten free. They are so helpful that I am sure your son will be well looked after.
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Response from apple112 | Reviewed this property |
Bit late but 930 is just the last time they book tables. You can stay until late
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Soprano's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4