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Sofia New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Sofia New Orleans

4.8
4.8
1270 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Sofia is an Italian-inspired kitchen that has an elevated take on traditional cuisine in a fun and funky setting in the warehouse district. Acclaimed chef Talia Diele's menu of inventive small plates, traditionally prepared meats and fish, handmade pasta, and wood fired pizza has drawn rave reviews locally and nationally. Our Italian inspired cocktails, craft beers and Italian wine list have been carefully curated and will appeal to the most discerning palates.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 322-3216

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Talia Diele

  • Neighbourhood

    Warehouse District

  • Cross Street

    Magazine and Julia

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,270 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Italian

  • New Orleans

    Italian

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  1. RW

    RobertW

    New Orleans

    180 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    180 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Margherita pizza was wonderful with added mushrooms!
  2. NO

    NOLAJOE

    New Orleans

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Madeline was super as usual.
  3. KL

    KellyL

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fabulous - service was great - Madeline was excellent
  4. BT

    BeckyeT

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and varied! Truly loved the Sophia Loren decor and theme! Restaurant is beautiful, service was awesome! Noise level was energetic but not overpowering as it is in so many restaurants these days! A new favorite!
  5. M

    Mags

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing gluten free options! Very conscientious and kind about the celiac accommodations.
  6. JC

    JasonC

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Beau and the manager Gabe were wonderful and made out experience exceptional.
  7. KE

    KE454

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Meatballs were super salty this visit, everything else was great!
  8. l

    localnolafanboy

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped in before the WWII Museum, Expressions of America show. Had a glass of wine and the beets appetizer. More places should do beets. Stopped in after the show for pizza. Both times great experiences. Service, quality of food, ambience all great and just what we were looking for in a night out.
  9. RZ

    RachaelZ

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely experience. The food was not only beautiful, but super delicious. And our server was absolutely outstanding.
  10. C

    Coty

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time visiting Sofia after hearing how phenomenal their brunch was and let me tell you, the experience was top notch. The energy was amazing, the DJs played the best music, the food and drinks were *chef’s kiss* impeccable, but the star of the show was our server, Jordan. He literally delivered top tier service from start to finish. He offered a lot of suggestions for food and his drink recommendation was off the chart! I will definitely be back and I’ll be looking for Jordan every time!
  11. RW

    RobertW

    New Orleans

    181 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The carne crudo was mouthwatering, followed by Sofia's delicious pistachio pesto pasta, climaxing with their amazing pera pizza, soooo good. Service by Julianna was impeccable!!
  12. F

    Friendsdinnerclub

    New Orleans

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Staff great
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Had a DJ cranking music for Sunday brunch… makes no sense. Couldn’t even hear the waiter. Food was, as usual, amazing! So was service.
  14. JB

    JanineB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonder experience, as always! It’s our go to for both mine as well as my besties birthday must every year.
  15. RW

    RobertW

    New Orleans

    181 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pistachio pesto pasta was so tasty and delicious, thoroughly enjoyed the dinner and atmosphere
  16. T

    Toolman

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a hidden gem in New Orleans, the pizza is amazing and the Pasta is fresh and amazing! I will return for sure!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sever was amazing.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner
  19. g

    gstoev

    Memphis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a superb, true italian restaurant, off the main tourist traps. They hand make their pasta daily and it is sublime.Sevice is great and prices are more than reasonable. We are glad we found this gem and will definitely come nack
  20. n

    nolafoodie

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sofia is my new go-to spot for delicious, fresh, and diverse Italian food in New Orleans. The friendly, knowledgeable waitstaff makes the experience even better. The food is fresh and simple. During this last visit, we started with the ricotta (a MUST!) and a seasonal pizza. We shared the family-style whole chicken and closed the feast with the not-to-be-missed panna cotta.
  21. AP

    ArPod

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you can get a table here, do it. Great staff, delicious food, all different price ranges.
  22. RW

    RobertW

    New Orleans

    181 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's about that time - the mushroom pizza is amazing, rich in flavor and a great combo of garlic and shrooms - turn up the music!
  23. m

    martig

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The three of us shared a fresh, simple salad, the sardines and a mushroom pizza. The salad and pizza were very good. I’d like to try some of the other pizzas on a return visit. The sardines, however, were not at all what we expected. I was looking for a plate of fresh sardines like you might get at a restaurant in Italy. Instead it was simply a can of (good) sardines with delicious bread and various toppings. A bit disappointing.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    A manager by the name of Gabriel felt as if our table didn’t tip enough on our bill so he followed me and my young friends outside to ask for MORE money for our server. I am in the Restaurant Industry, this is was unethical in my opinion.
  25. R

    Raman

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, good service, wonderful cocktails, and wine selection. our first time and we are definitely coming back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around! Server was so nice. Food was amazing. Place has a great ambiance. One of the best restaurants we have eaten at in quite a long time. Go!!!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went with my mother for our New Years day dinner, and it was our first time in there. We started off with the ricotta dip and it was OUTSTANDING, just a bunch of amazing flavors melting in my mouth paired with perfectly toasted focaccia bread. We shared a couple entrees, which were the spicy pizza and the cacio e pepe. As someone who does not normally enjoy pizza, the spicy was one of the best pizzas I have ever had! As for the cacio e pepe… it was not my favorite but still kind of enjoyable. Our server Beaux was amazing and very helpful in guiding us through our first experience! They do add a 4% kitchen appreciation fee to the bill. I have never seen that at any restaurant before and I thought it was great how they take the time to acknowledge their kitchen staff! Overall wonderful experience! Well done Sofia, you will be seeing me again soon!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente lugar y atención, la tostada de langosta esta espectacular
  29. RW

    RobertW

    New Orleans

    181 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year's Eve special dishes were amazing - a flavorful Humboldt Fog cheese and an intense Scarpinocc pasta, introducing me to the wonders of hidden Italian cuisine. All followed by a pizza margherita topped and a surprise caviar bump round midnight!
  30. LG

    LaurenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was great! The chef had some flavors that really made the experience incredible. Our server was nice and kind but we seem to be forgotten a little between two other tables and had to ask for water refills. Tried not to let that ruin the experience and had a great and delicious meal
  31. VA

    VAHIresident

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service and beautiful decor all the way around. We will be back for sure! We did find having 4% added to our bill for the back of house staff off putting I am small business owner and I do not expect my customers to carry at the cost for compensating my back of the house staff. The proper thing to do would be to add a percentage to the cost of the food. I don’t think anyone dining at Sophia’s would question paying more for the level of service and d food they receive. Then the owner can better compensate their kitchen staff. Right now, the customers left feeling as if the back of the whole staff is not compensated fairly. And, that the owner should maybe rethink how they come and see if their staff. Just a suggestion.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance great food a hidden gem Jordan our waiter was friendly fun and courteous we will definitely go back
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both food and ambience were outstanding. Literally transports you to Jerusalem, Israel. Probably one of the most delicious meals we have ever had in our lives.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Waitress knew the menu very well and her recommended the best drinks. Will visit again on my next trip
  35. l

    luv2dine

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Homemade pasta,
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent. Highly recommend. Total gem!
  37. MO

    MollyO

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zack was beyond the best waiter we’ve ever had. He was so knowledgeable and his recommendations were excellent. We had the short rib ragu and the alla vodka. Both dishes were incredibly tasty. If only we had a fridge in our hotel, we would’ve saved some leftovers to make a great late night treat. Garlic bread, so yummy as well. Again, I can’t emphasize this enough- zack was amazing. Give that man a raise or employee of the month, or the ruler of all servers. He deserves the recognition if not more. Thank you! I can’t wait to try the sister restaurants in Denver when we’re back home!
  38. MD

    MeganD

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was amazing, and our server, Zach, was very kind and accommodating. Highly recommend!
  39. M

    Marielle

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From its chic decor to really fun cocktail presentations, SofiaNOLA was a great surprise. Our waitress knew her menu inside out, tipped us off to both the fun ways to experience their menu and the safer options, and made sure every bite we took was better than the last. We LOVED their sharable plates and will definitely be back for more.
  40. CG

    CarolynG

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first visit to Sofia so our server recommended a few dishes. Everything we tried was very good and the service was excellent.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sofia New Orleans using the Order Online button. Sofia New Orleans also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 322-3216.

Sofia New Orleans is rated 4.8 stars by 1270 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Sofia New Orleans

516 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Magazine and Julia

  • Neighbourhood

    Warehouse District

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Talia Diele

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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