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Sophia's Grotto

$$ - $$$
West Roxbury / Hyde Park / Roslindale
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22R Birch St, Boston, MA 02131
+1 617-323-4595
10:30 - 21:30
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Sun 10:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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Dedham, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Of all of the places I have eaten this place is by far my favorite. It is a hidden gem with the best food ever, Its a small cozy place so if you are like me and don't like the big corporate restaurants then please go and try this place. I'm so tired of all of the big restaurants with... More 

Thank findog100
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211 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Cute restaurant set in a back alley in Roslindale Square. We sat outdoors with warming lamps. We had a pizza since we were in a hurry to get to a movie. Delicious thin crust with sausage and onions and a white sauce. Looking forward to returning to eat inside.

Thank Jeanne G
Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My family wanted to celebrate my daughter's recent achievement and made reservations at Sophia's Grotto. The casual atmosphere, great menu, wonderful food and perfect service made a memorable evening. Highly recommend you try Sophia's Grotto.

Thank msga159
Boston, Massachusetts
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232 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Hardly anyone would venture outside of the center of the city into the neighborhoods, unless you live there. I'm lucky enough to know someone that knows the area well, and she has found a couple of gems in Roslindale. In Rossy, I would suggest Sophia's Grotto -- and in the summer, their outdoor patio makes for wonderful dining under the... More 

Thank Walter C
Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is such a cute, wonderful gem in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston. During the summer, it is especially nice with the outdoor seating. The inside is gorgeous as well with very detailed decorations. We started our meal with a few of the small plates. We got the caramelized onions & goat cheese bruschetta, the stuffed poblano, and the artichoke... More 

Thank Jessica A
Dedham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Such a nice and different place. The food was amazing and the wine too. I had calamari fritto for entree and pork tenderloin. The pork tenderloin was soooooooooo good. It was greasy but since I don't eat out a lot and it was GOOD I over looked it. The wine I had was grenache/syrah, very smooth.

Thank Xiroibma
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167 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Been a few times and always pleased! Meatballs awesome Boston salad creamy dressing Beautiful spot outside Katie kind pleasant helpful Husband liked his scallops with pesto and pasta Friends from DC impressed and enjoyed

Thank mystery1reader
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Sophia's Grotto is a cute restaurant with a big patio that reminds me of restaurants in Italy. Their menu is great and the prices are not too bad! My favorites are: artichoke hearts wrapped in prosciutto, the burrata, the steak (it's from Tony's market), and the baby arugula salad with prosciutto. The other night I ordered the arugula salad without... More 

Thank FPassos
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Dinner on the patio with little sparkling lights, Moroccan lanterns, twisty trees and colorful flowers felt like being on vacation in Italy. This restaurant is absolutely charming. We were warmly greeted by the hostess. Our waitress was so delightful we wanted to become friends with her. Our dinner was excellent (and the kitchen had no problem accommodating some special requests).... More 

Thank amainemermaid
Dedham, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We had reservations on a Saturday nights at 7:00 and were seated promptly. Too bad night was not suitable for outdoor dining because they have a fabulous outdoor patio. Service was great and food was hot and delicious. Had the Mediterranean chicken and husband had flounder shrimp and scallops over pasta. Would definitely recommend and will go back again!!!

Thank wpunch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22R Birch St, Boston, MA 02131
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > West Roxbury / Hyde Park / Roslindale
  • Neighbourhood: West Roxbury / Hyde Park / Roslindale
  • Phone Number: +1 617-323-4595

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?