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Sofia Italian Steakhouse

#542 of 2,383 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
West Roxbury / Hyde Park / Roslindale
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1430 Vfw Pkwy, West Roxbury, Boston, MA 02132-5434 (Spring Street)
+1 617-469-2600
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Boston, United States
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant in the Dedham/West Roxbury area. We have always had great food and good service. The atmosphere definitely lends itself to an old school steak house. You wont be disappointed!

Thank John V
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
323 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure why my expectations are low, maybe because of bad childhood memories of Fantasia on the same site, but that's been gone for decades. Took advantage of Restaurant week and went for dinner with family the other night. Lots of choices, more than most places do for RW and we dug in. All 3 of us had the crab... More 

Thank Northern_Traveler00
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The food was very good but the service left much to be desired. The server was not attentive at all. Too much time passed between visits to our large group. Wine on the list was not in stock which was bad but the fact it took 15 minutes to find that was unacceptable. The decor was nice and overall our... More 

Thank BostonGG2
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Food was rather good, though nothing special. Décor was pretty good as well. However service was absolutely unacceptable. The waitress Joy certainly was not joyful and inviting and at 10 30 PM, while there were still customers started to apply all efforts in order to kick us out of restaurant, asking us every 4 minutes about the state of the... More 

Thank Borya
Norwood, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

It is a superb steakhouse. The prime rib is particularly excellent but it is not on the menu at all times I suggest that you ask when you make your reservation if the prime rib is available

Thank rwsawbones
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Party of 10 so we sat in one of the more private dining rooms in the rear of the restaurant. Warm fire, good food, and nice amenities and ambience. We tried the salads, seafood entrees and desserts. While the scampi noodles needed more sauce -- which they brought -- the shrimp and lobster were perfect. The pomme frites with the... More 

Thank SheShopsforyou
Holliston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Three of four meat courses were either severely overcooked or improperly prepared. Two were sent back (the 3rd person chose not to make the situation even more awkward). One would expect a quality steakhouse to correct such a problem quickly, but 25 minutes later the others had finished their meals and we were still waiting. The manager never offered a... More 

Thank M_1979_12
Newton, Ma
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103 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My wife and I were shopping in nearby Dedham and, as we started thinking about where we'd have dinner, we were approaching Sofia, so I told my wife I recalled really enjoying the dinner we;d had there well over five years ago. She said, "Fine with me. Let's eat here!" I'm so glad we did. The Calamari Fritti, served with... More 

Thank bestdentist
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Been a few times, it's good! If you like it medium, order it rare. They tend to over cook. The halibut And the lamb are great! Do NOT order the Wellington! Mine came out, steak side down in the sauce. When I turned it over there were grill marks on the steak inside the pastry pocket on both halves. I... More 

Thank Kathleen A
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689 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Went for a last minute dinner and was very pleasantly surprised. Food was great! Nice elegant dark wood dining room. Attentive waitress. Caesar salad and crab cake were excellent. Double lamb chops cooked perfectly medium rare and well seasoned. The steak frites was done perfectly. Tender and tasty. Made room for desert. The raspberry sorbet was exceptional. Large portion with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$45
Italian, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 Vfw Pkwy, West Roxbury, Boston, MA 02132-5434
    (Spring Street)
  • Public Transportation: MBTA DIRECTIONS: FOREST HILL MBTA STATION Bus #36 (Forest Hills/VA Hospital) terminates at the Veteran’s Hospital on the VFW Parkway. Cross Spring Street, to 1430 VFW Parkway on the north bound side.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > West Roxbury / Hyde Park / Roslindale
  • Neighbourhood: West Roxbury / Hyde Park / Roslindale
  • Phone Number: +1 617-469-2600

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