Via Sophia

4.7
162 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Via Sophia reimagines the osteria experience for downtown D.C; where classic Italian dishes and fresh-from-the-oven pizzas are paired with bespoke beverages and a discerning wine list. With a focus on quality, consistency, and hospitality, we offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere for every guest, at any time of the day.

Experiences

  • A Glass Veuve Clicquot?

    $13.00 per person

    May 21 - Jun 30, 2021

    In partnership with Moët Hennessy, enjoy a glass Veuve Clicquot for only $13.

Offers

  • $15 Pizza + Choice of Beer/Wine/Cocktail

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:45 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    7 days a week, 3 - 6PM, Via Sophia is offering for our amazing Neapolitan Pizza + choice of Beer, Wine or Cocktail all for $15!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 162 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

There was hair in our bread basket….other than that, the food was awesome!

A
Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled Calamari was great. All the food was good.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

veryvery good

LS
LoriS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love Via Sophia! Our design group meets there for lunch regularly. The food is divine and the service is wonderful. BUT...the noise level is beyond irritating. We have suggested incorporating some noise absorbing materials to help address this problem, but as of yet, this hasn't happened. If you don't mind the noise, this is a great place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very attentive and the food was excellent. We were recommended particular wine with our meal and the pairing was lovely. We will definitely be returning.

RK
RobertK
New England
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great setting and ambience. Our waiter was full of life dancing and snapping his fingers and made out time there truly enjoyable. Door was very good and price was very reasonable.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time and the food was delicious!! Our waiter was incredible and they treated us so well! We will definitely be back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pasta was well prepared and portion size perfect. However the bar team of three gentleman was outstanding. Expertly crafted cocktails!

S
vipSweta
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent new spot that will surely be a regular go-to now that DC is properly reopening!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

DI
vipDeanI
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coworker celebration

N
Nancy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. The food was tasty. However, the menu is pretty limited to a few dishes.

E
Eric
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Great location, great inside and outside space, good vibes, but on this particular night something wasn’t right. The waiter was not particularly attentive (drinks sat empty for long periods of time), 3/4 of our meals came out together, our 4th guest didn’t get her meal for an additional 15 minutes or so. It was really weird and awkward. No apologies from the staff or management at the time. Went back the next morning to speak to management and they were very apologetic. Hopefully this bad experience was a one off because the food and drinks, once we got them, were really good and the location was perfect.

J
vipJennifer
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All of my food and drinks were good! Service was a bit behind but I think they had a dinner rush then. Casual chic environment. I like! The outdoor seating is a nice option too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, our bartender and waiter was amazing and the place was so beautiful. My sister is a good blogger so I wanted to give her an opportunity to come and get beautiful content and I was surprised as to how beautiful the place was and delicious the food was! Amazing and we will be coming back!

R
Roberto
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BOLOGNESE WAS EVERYTHING GET IT MEAT LOVERS. went there for a bday lunch and am proud i did.

X
vipXenos007
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers. Service was professional and smooth. Will go back again to try on their full menu.

HG
HansG
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of this world Pizza. Great restaurant and excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent and our waiter Oscar was lovely 💗

RR
RachRecs
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

While the decor and ambience was beautiful unfortunately the food did not excel. When we politely expressed we felt our meal was too salty the Chef came out to rudely tell us off. The manager tried to rectify the situation but the Chef's condescending attitude over shadowed the entire experience. I would not recommend this place to my friends.

JW
vipJustinWest
Louisville
49 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best sautéed calamari that ever had in any place.

GT
vipGTownBoy
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pizza in DC and I live in New York

D
vipDiningindmv
Washington DC
158 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are very happy Via Sophia has reopened. The food, service and setting/environment, including their new patio space, are wonderful.

J
vipJules
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasing space, very friendly staff, quick service, great pizzas! Would definitely go back next time I’m in DC!

K
Kristen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu options! Wood fire pizzas were delicious. Calamari perfectly seasoned.

PG
vipPaulieG
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently amazing and the service is always excellent.

PT
PatrickT
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mostly very good food. Only exception the charred Calabrese cabbage which was hard and lacked real taste. It was was without taste rather than bad. The daily special which my comoanion ordred was worth the it in terms of quality and mlkney. The aervcie was quite helpful.

O
vipOrly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really fabulous food and great lovely staff that was super accomodating

LA
vipLauraA
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Took our college aged kids for Sunday dinner. Food was delicious. Beautiful plates. We had pizza, eggplant bruschetta, pasta and a salmon dish. Also gelatos for dessert. But service was painfully slow and marred the experience that night.

J
vipJeff
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Feb 28, 2020: We had dinner at Via Sophia. Entrees included turbot & the linguine alle vongole. The food is very good and the service is attentive. Via Sophia will have a good run because the location (14th / K) is very attractive and really convenient. We will return to Via Sophia to try the pizza next time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

My friend and I ordered the prefixed lunch and wasn’t provided our desert he just gave us the check

AK
AlexanderK
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food from Chef Clark, unobtrusive service.
We will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Issac, our waiter, provided

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautifully decorated. The service was excellent. The drinks were very well prepared and the food was delicious. Overall, it was a memorable dining experience as NCAS a great evening with our friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!

BP
BrianP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The menu approximates eating in Northern Italy and the food was tasty. That said, if I had eaten a meal I would have ordered in Italy, I would need a mortgage. Antipasta, 1st plate, 2nd plate without a drink would easily be $75. The cocktail (their version of a Manhattan) was quite good.

s
sryimnotsry
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Went here for a special occasion. It has good atmosphere. The bar area seemed nice. The food left a little to be desired. Oddly basic menu and the pizza seemed to be made of a wheat dough. Not really a fan.

BS
BeverleyS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. Our server Isaac was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about the wines and we loved his recommendations. His recommendations for the appetizers and entrees as well as dessert was right on target. The food was delicious and I loved the linguini and clams. We celebrated my husband's birthday and he absolutely loved the restaurant and experience. I would highly recommend and will definitely be back. All in all it was a great experience. Isaac was fantastic!

s
spider
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day with my wife was already special. I didn’t completely enjoy the tasting menu because we are both vegetarians and I hope there’s more for all in the future. It’s been a very good place to eat and I will be back I’m sure!

FAQs

Via Sophia does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Via Sophia also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 218-7575.

Via Sophia is rated 4.7 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.