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“Consistently good”
Review of Sophia's Bistro

Sophia's Bistro
Ranked #4 of 12 Restaurants in Illovo
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Description: sister to Sophia's in Rosebank
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Owner Nic, an enthusiastic chef is always around and personally involved. There is always something different on his menu that changes by the day.

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We've been regulars at both Nic's Illovo and Rosebank (now closed due to shopping mall renovations) establishments for many years and have never had a bad meal or disappointing evening. His menu is nicely varied from the Italian regulars to slightly more exotic fare. Staff are welcoming the restaurant has a pleasant intimate feel to it.

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Like most Johannesburg restaurants, this has views of a centre parking lot. However, the service is attentive, and the food is delicious. They create a great romatic ambience in the evenings - well worth it for a special dinner for two.

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Reviewed 13 January 2013

We have been going to Sophia's, first in Rosebank and noe the new Illovo restaurant, for many years, with never a bad meal. Personally I prefer the Illovo site with its light, bright, palmy decor and slightly more eclectic menu, but Nic has not strayed too far from what worked so well in Rosebank: fresh, always tasty Mediterranean food with a local twist, nice wine and excellent service. Here's to many more good meals and happy occasions.

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1  Thank AuntieFr0mJ0zi
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

This is the reincarnation of Sophia's of Rosebank Mall. The setting is less dim and wooden, brighter and fresher than the Mall sister, and it works. The service is still attentive and knowledgeable, the menu sufficiently diverse to offer something for the most discerning or fussy palate, and the food was excellent when we visited. The wine list is very satisfactory, there's a full bar and prices are reasonable for what you get. We will certainly return.

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1  Thank Jozisam
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