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Sofi Restaurant

#347 of 7,702 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Downtown / The Loop
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616 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605-1840 (Harrison and Polk)
+1 312-753-5502
17:00 - 23:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small Northern Italian restaurant in the Printer's Row neighborhood. It is relatively close to the Auditorium theater. This place has a neighborhood feel to it It is causal but the food and wine are outstanding. We shared an appetizer of "cold cuts" - salami, prosciutto, mortadella, and fig jam and another of melted smoked mozzarella toasts and... More 

Thank jimtons
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited based on reviews and several comments the locals like it. Average service and food. The melon and prosciutto appetizer was good as well as the salad. The pasta was dry and under cooked, when mentioning this to our waiter he kinda shrugged and moved onto the next table. Many options abound in the neighborhood, don't think I'd return.

Thank Rooney610
Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on a Sunday evening without high hopes for a great meal--boy was I disappointed. From appetizers to a clean arugula salad to an amazing homemade meat sauce to the home made cannoli--wasn't disappointed. Very reasonably priced. Waitstaff is clearly Italian as the sauce. Don't miss if you are in the neighborhood.

Thank Jeanna B
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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157 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Sofi is a solid, go-to restaurant for us when he eat dinner before we see a show in the Loop. It's easily walkable from the Auditorium Theater and the parking lots there. The ambiance is quite nice; it's like a neighborhood feel. This place is good for couples, dates as well as small groups and families. The entire staff is... More 

Thank CCRiderLLC
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We ate there on our first night in Chicago. After a long drive we checked into the Hotel Blake and their front desk staff recommended Sofi for the food. It's a quick walk (about a block) from Hotel Blake. We weren't sure what to expect, but the food and service was over the top! The seafood risotto and veal picatta... More 

Thank FiftiesGal
Chicago, Illinois
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244 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Small , intimate, great atmosphere. Excellent Italian cuisine and professional friendly service. There are so many things on the menu to recommend but always look into the daily specials.

Thank Jimc82
Monrovia, Indiana
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Looking for something unique and absolutely delicious? This is the place. They'll customize any dish, service is outstanding, food is unbeatable. As close to being in Italy as you can get in Chicago. In a sea of chain restaurants, Sofi is a legitimately unique experience.

Thank JTDtiger
North Aurora, Illinois
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

First off.... Sofi only serves dinner & opens a 5pm. We had not made prior reservations, & walking, saw Sofi, & had heard a good recommendation, so decided to try it, but arrived before it was open. So we made a reservation via Open Table for 5 pm. (We had parked off Wabash, near Congress Parkway. Both the theater &... More 

Thank J-zue
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The ambiance was nice, the food was good and the service was excellent. My rack of lamb was excellent, my husband loved his lobster bisque, but felt he should not have ordered the seafood pasta as it wasn't in season and didn't seem to have been made from fresh seafood ( we dined in January). We would definitely go again,... More 

Thank Kathleen C
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I was staying at the Blake Hotel on S. Dearborne and the Sofi Restaurant was within walking distance. I was a walk-in without a reservation and solo. I was seated quickly and made to feel comfortable. I wanted a simple delicious and immediately spied the Linguine Pesto. The server suggested the perfect white wine to pair with the pasta. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605-1840
    (Harrison and Polk)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-753-5502

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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