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Sophia's Ristorante

Bridge Street, Ballyconnell, Ireland
+353 49 952 7787
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (11 reviews)
“bruschetta” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Bridge Street, Ballyconnell, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in over the weekend for my first time. I'm a massive fan of Italian food and was looking forward to it. I had heard mixed reviews of Sophia's but wanted to see for myself. The atmosphere was noticeably lacking as soon as we walked...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in this Restraunt over the weekend we shared a pasta and a pizza. The food and service was good however except for one other couple we were the only ones in the restraunt. It emphasised the sparse furnishings and made the place feel cold.

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Easter Monday, Yet another fantastic meal at Sophia's Ristorante. Bruschetta for starters for two. Shared mine. For main course 1 margarita pizza 1 lasagna with cheese potatoes as a side , these were sliced with melted cheese 1 filet steak with mushroom sauce chips, with...More

Thank tomdoran1
Daniel_Dutu, Manager at Sophia's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the food and you liked the service. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the restaurant in the near future. Kind regards, Daniel Dutu.

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Spaghetti con olio e aglio was recommended by our waitress (maybe the owner?) It was very simple but had a good kick of pepper and chilli from the spicy chicken. It was really, really good. The creamy rigatoni was rich and beautiful too. It's simple...More

Thank blamonte84
Daniel_Dutu, Manager at Sophia's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your most recent review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your dinner at Sophia's. Hopefully we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the restaurant in the future. Kind regards, Daniel Dutu.

Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I've been going here for two years and the food is consistently top class. This is by far the best place to eat and the best value of any restaurant around Cavan. The pizza is tastier than any of the big names like 1. Pizza...More

Thank SP33Comments
Daniel_Dutu, Manager at Sophia's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your review, and I am happy to read your positive comments, and delighted to learn you enjoyed the food every time you had dinner at Sophia's. Also, I am pleased to read that we are your top 1 restaurant of...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely little Italian and European restaurant lovely decor and the food is excellent and very reasonable the steak is beautiful. Second time to visit Sophia's on a short river break will call again when in the area

Thank Vivian O
Daniel_Dutu, Manager at Sophia's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for the wonderful review. I am absolutely delighted to read your kind comment regarding food and ambiance. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the restaurant in the near future. Kind regards, Daniel Dutu

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have been here twice now and both times have been very satisfied with service and food. The pizza is worth the trip. It is fairly authentic Italian style pizza. My only complaint about this restaurant is the granite tables - they look good, but...More

Thank thecelticyank
Daniel_Dutu, Manager at Sophia's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for the wonderful review. I am absolutely delighted to read your kind comment regarding food and staff. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the restaurant in the near future. Kind regards, Daniel Dutu

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Food&service was perfect on a Saturday afternoon. I ordered bruschetta& mussels which was mouthwatering delicious &my husband had the chicken cesear salad. This place is really worth a visit. On leaving I noticed they won an award for 2016 which says it all 👏 We...More

Thank Judithparry
Daniel_Dutu, Manager at Sophia's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your review, and I am happy to read your positive comments, and delighted to learn you enjoyed the food. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Sophia's Ristorante in the near future. Kind regards, Daniel Dutu

Reviewed 22 October 2016

Service, food and surroundings perfect. Friendly attentive staff and prices that are good value. Have been able to walk in of the street and get a table, but would recommend booking a table to avoid disapointment

Thank tomdoran1
Daniel_Dutu, Manager at Sophia's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your review following your visit to the Sophia's Ristorante. I was delighted to read your kind comments. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Sophia's Ristorante in the near future. Kind regards, Daniel Dutu.

Reviewed 18 September 2016

We enjoyed a lovely meal at Sophia's. The staff were friendly, the menu good, the food (and wine) excellent. Good value as well - what more can you ask for? We were surprised at how quiet it was for a Saturday night but perhaps we...More

Thank way2go07
Daniel_Dutu, Manager at Sophia's Ristorante, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2016

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for the wonderful review. I am absolutely delighted to read your kind comment regarding food and staff. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the restaurant in the near future. Kind regards, Daniel Dutu

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hazel1513
Do they do carry outs?
17 January 2016|
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Response from Daniel_Dutu | Property representative |
Sophia's Ristorante has a Take away (carry out) menu available in the restaurant. On the take away menu is the same food as it's on the sitting one.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 21:30
Monday
16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:30
Thursday
16:00 - 21:30
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Ballyconnell, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Cavan  >  Ballyconnell
  • Phone Number: +353 49 952 7787
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Description
Sophia's Ristorante, an award winning restaurant serving the community since 2011 is a family run restaurant known in Ulster Region for homemade food, delicious desserts and excellent selection of wines. Our menu emphasises the use of natural fresh ingredients, skillfully combined to bring out the best of a wide range of traditional Italian dishes. For all the dishes we use organic herbs, grown in our green house and free-range eggs from hens that scratch about in freedom in the back yard of our house. The food here can only be described as authentic - Italian food the way it should be. The menu boosts a wide and varied array of culinary delights including Steaks, Lamb and a selection of seafood dishes. Signature dishes such as pizzas are made with fresh dough and shaped the Italian way. Of course, our pasta dishes are not to be missed. Sophia's Ristorante offers a relaxed dining experience with impeccable service, unique atmosphere and emphasis on excellent food. This "Italian Gem" breeds conversation and good times, dishes of the highest quality while spreading the message of traditional cooking using fresh ingredients.
Families with children are welcome (we have a healthy kids menu). Take-away service also available. Large group bookings & single diners are welcome. We are also available for weddings, birthday parties, communion celebration, corporate lunches and meetings. Join us for a fantastic time! Delight your senses and spoil yourself with Sophia's Ristorante!
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