Sofalino

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Italian
Sofalino restaurant is a family run establishment, specialising in authentic italian cuisine. We can cater for all dietary requirements. We are also available for private hire and outside catering.
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CG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The food was good enough but they’ll need to step it up if they want to compete with a more modern Italian menu. There were highlights- the mozzarella was more like burrata (a definite plus) and the asparagus was cooked to perfection. The pasta pesto was a little stodgy and my friend’s veal was a little dry.
The service was very good but the atmosphere is a bit dry - lacking in originality and va va voom. A solid 7.5/10

JS
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was not my first visit but this restaurant never fails to deliver.

The owner who is also the Chef is one of the most pleasant people you could wish to meet. Always a personal word at the end of the evening and it is evident why many of the clientele return often.

The food is excellent and the experienced waiters are polite and helpful.

Happy to return when the opportunity arises. A gem of a local Italian restaurant.

PV
Hertfordshire
10 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good friendly service., very convenient parking right outside.

m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hugely professional and excellent quality restaurant. Love the place!

RB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

food always well prepared from a simple pizza to the specials.
not expensive for the quality and portion sizes.
good value wine list too.

BS
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great restaurant, with caring dedicated staff.
They know their menu and whilst we asked to change a couple of items within the choices made, they were extremely accommodating.
Our daughter didn't wish to have the tomato sauce and asked for a mushroom sauce instead, so the waitress kindly went to discuss this with the chef, who came out personally to enquire what options our daughter sought and also made further suggestions himself. Have you ever known that to happen before??
Decent price for 2 courses for 5 of us (just under £110), with both soft & alcoholic drinks and that included their 10% service charge.
Been here a few times before and we will certainly be returning.
This is a gem of a restaurant.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Dropped in for a quick bite to eat. Pleasant enough. Service was very good and the food was OK.

JS
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

What a great local restaurant where the owner is the Chef but still manages to come and chat to his many regulars.

The food is freshly prepared, served hot and the portions are very good indeed.

A great find!

h
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

More than happy with food, ambience and service
Excellent restaurant

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Have been coming for years since they opened. Never a bad meal or bad service always 100%. Especially from the main man (the owner) who is usually in the kictchen making sure all food is perfect.
Love it.

p
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great local Italian. Food was well presented and tasted great. One of the better tiramisus I've had in some time!

P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. We Highly recommend this restaurant.

L
London
27 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever, our evening at Sofalino was great. This was February 14th and so many restaurants take advantage of this event and go completely OTT but we knew from experience that Sofalino hits just the right note, a bit of romance, nice choice of food and attention to detail.

n
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

a very rare restaurant lovely owners great food hope it stays open forever thankyou

J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a good homemade meal and wonderful service. A little gem.

S
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely time, good food and the staff were fantastic.

L
London
27 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place. This time we took our Italian sister-in-law and she could converse with the staff! Service outstanding, as ever, food beautifully cooked, as ever, wine perfect, as ever. BUT would like to see a little extension to the menu ..... ?

YB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great start to Christmas! Meal with the family on Christmas Eve! Fantastic food! Good wine! Great service! Very friendly - nothing too much trouble as one of our party can’t have dairy which was no problem for this restaurants chef!

RL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Three of us enjoyed a quiet lunch, seated comfortably. We only had mains but they were tasty and nicely presented. Service was excellent and friendly.

BN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice authentic Italian with lovely staff. Very welcoming professional and helpful.

L
London
27 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever, Sofalino provided a warm welcome, excellent meal and good service.

PA
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Adriano - many thanks to both yourself and your staff for making us all feel so welcome last Friday night - we had a lovely evening and very much enjoyed both the food and the excellent service

See you again soon...

JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Food was bland and unexciting
Service good
Noisy when we arrived as there was a family group there but empty and silent after they left

t
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pizza is delicious, pasta ditto, Bellini is made come Dio commanda :) house wine is good, what else do you want ?

LG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was OK, we had better Italian cuisines.
Service was good and the food was served quite quickly.

KS
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here there was 9 of us for my mums birthday -the service was great and the staff are all so lovely -the food was lovely great flavour s and all came out together on time which can sometimes be hard when you have a big group-def worth a visit :)

PW
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Good menu and friendly service.

SB
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We were recommended by a friend to this restaurant but were very disappointed. Portions were small and it wasnt cheap. I had salmon and requested salad instead of mashed potatoes The salad was a few pieces of lettuce and a bit of cucumber. I was still hungry afterwards. Wont be returning!!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Had been recommended this place for its amazing food, they were not wrong, food was absolutely delicious. Service was great although it was quite empty the night I went so would like to see the same level of service on a busier night. Well price for the amazing, delicious food. Will recommend and visit again. Top marks.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gorgeous food, great service

K
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and wine were great and the service was excellent.

NB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I read some good reviews for Sofalino so we tried it on Valentine's Day. We weren't disappointed although the swordfish was overcooked. For an Italian restaurant they should get rid on non-Italian wines. Why bother? Good service though.

M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was my Mother's 86th Birthday and I wanted a restaurant not too far from where she lives. This was a good choice. Nice menu, something for everyone whether you want a pizza or a pasta or something more substantial. The veal was very good and so was the calves liver. Our waiter was exceptional, he made us all feel very welcome and was extremely attentive especially with my Mother who loved all his flattery!

JH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I booked a table so we could celebrate a family night out. The service was first rate and we were made very comfortable. There was a reasonable selection on the set menu and the food arrived promptly and was tasty. My gluten free intolerance was no issue and I had plenty of choice. As a family eatery it scored highly and will certainly eat there again.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This meal was for my mother's 95th Birthday. The staff (family owners?) were really attentive and helpful, engaging without being intrusive. The food was excellent, freshly prepared . They had run out of a couple of specials, which I take to be a good indicator that the food is fresh not out of the freezer. The puddings were beautiful, very good panacotta and the almond tart was excellent. A wide range of starters, mains and puds and all reasonably priced. We will certainly go again.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely restaurant. Food and service always great. Friendly staff

J
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable local gem of a family run restaurant. Fabulous food, service and ambiance. A regular haunt of ours.

JH
Hertfordshire
19 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service, good portions and tasty food. Much to recommend it.

b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Attentive staff, good quality ingredients, well cooked.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have now been there three times and celebrated my mother-in-law's birthday tonight! Brilliant tasty food with pristine service. I'll be coming here for a long time yet! Favourite dish: Rigatoni Sofalino - delicious!

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