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Sofia Restaurant

Sofia Restaurant

Cuisine: Italian


Sophia is a great spot to go Italian. Located among a row of restaurants on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn it offers a casual yet classy setting with linen-topped tables and friendly service. The food stands above what you'd expect at a neighborhood restaurant. Appetizers include baked clams smothered in lemon-butter sauce. Fried calamari, lightly coated and crispy, is cooked in Italian olive oil and served with a tomato dipping sauce. Larger plates include pasta dishes, like penne with shrimp and vodka sauce; tortellini with fresh tomatoes and mushrooms; and linguini with shrimps, scallops and crab meat.  Veal is cooked several different ways including a broiled veal chop, and Scaloppine Di Vitello Alla Sorrentina made with sautéed veal, eggplant and topped with fresh mozzarella. It's excellent. Desserts include a traditional tiramisu and spumoni drizzled with chocolate syrup.

- Thomas Rafael

Neighborhood: Bay Ridge

Sofia Restaurant
8406 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 680-4242

Takeout: Yes
Delivery: No
Payment: Accepts Credit Cards