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  • £18.50 - Monthly 3 Course Set Menu

    Enjoy three delicious courses at Sophia for £18.50, with after dinner coffee available for an additional £1.50. Booking essential. This menu is available Monday-Thursday. Book online for free text confirmation or call 01604 283 108.

  • £18.95 - Party Set Menu A

    For only £18.95 per person why not celebrate in style with Group Party menu A at Sophia's. Please note a deposit and pre-order may be required by the restaurant upon booking. Booking is essential. Book online for free text confirmation or call 01604 283 108.

  • £25.50 - Party Set Menu B

    For only £25.50 per person why not try the delicious 3 course party set menu B at Sophia's. Please note that booking is essential and a deposit may be required by the restaurant. Book online for free text confirmation or call 01604 283 108.

  • £31.50 - Party Set Menu C

    For only £31.50 per person why not celebrate in style with the three course Group Party menu C at Sophia's. Please note a deposit and pre-order may be required by the restaurant upon booking. Booking is essential. Book online for free text confirmation or call 01604 283 108.

Review Summary

9.2 based on 21 reviews
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    A lovely dining experience.

    Absolutely stunning restaurant with outstanding food and the service and hospitality was the best I have seen. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening at Sophias and would highly recommend it to anyone.

    Authentically miserable staff, had a great night, looking forward to returning!

    Our first time at Sophia's and definitely not our last. Wonderful hosts and excellent food with a wine list for all tastes. Recommend highly!

    Great evening, good food and service at Sophia's.

    The food was not up to Sophia's usual standard but were told they were training some one new in the kitchen, will give it a few months and hope next time it is back to normal, very nice friendly staff.

    Wonderful place. Great service. Food was amazing. Will be going again soon to Sophia's.

    Good food friendly staff will be going back.

    Excellent meal with friendly service. So much so, we'll be coming back to Sophia's!

    A beautifully cooked and well presented meal. The Tiramisu is homemade and excellent. A reasonably priced wine list. The 3 course weekday deal is not available on Fridays.

    Following the high recommendation from Go dine, I made a first booking with Sophia's restaurant. The recommendation was not misplaced. There was some misunderstanding with the menus that could be chosen from and the set menu was a little disappointing in terms of choice. However, the a la carte menu was quite special, both in terms of the choices offered for each course and, as subsequently discovered, the quality of the food. Unlike several other restaurants recently visited, the timing of the ordering of the meals was spot-on - no unnecessary waiting or intrusion. The food was well prepared, served at an enjoyable temperature and the portions were generous. Good value for the price of each item. The wine list was enticing without being too excessive. The staff found time for pleasant conversation that was suitable for the ambience of the restaurant. With an upstairs section that also contains the rest rooms, Sophia's is a rendezvous location for a number of occasions - in this present case a birthday celebration for my wife. It will certainly figure in future celebrations, or simply for an enjoyable meal in congenial surroundings. It is a pity, however, that the only parking available in the immediate vicinity of Sophia's was on-street.

    Just a little too dark and table under the stairs again - good job hubby is not a tall man! Food was lovely as always, great service and good value.

    We had our meals as part of a Wedding Reception at Sophia's. We were only a small party of 25 and they opened on a Saturday afternoon especially for us. The food was delicious and we were looked after like royalty. I highly recommend this lovely little restaurant.

    Sophia's is a fantastic little restaurant that does a really nice tortellini al pesto! The food is served in generous portions so you're always sure get your money's worth. Staff are brilliant and there's always a fun atmosphere. I highly recommend this place!

    Sophia's is the one restaurant in Northampton who really knows how to get Italian food just right! The pizza, in particular, is just as fresh and tasty as the ones I had in Naples several years ago. The service too is always outstanding! For these two reasons alone, you must try this restaurant!

    Yet another delightful meal at Sophia's. Their Bannoffi pie is to die for.

    Lovely family owned and run restaurant. Good service and you get treated like you have dined there for years!

    Lovely meal, excellent and quick service. Friendly family run restaurant worth a visit. Good value for money too.

    Tasty food and not too badly priced considering there were 6 of us!

    Excellent all round food, service and value for money. A great way to spend a friday night!

    food ok, can be expensive.
    suprised when we were never asked during our meal if all was ok!

Mon:
5:30pm-10:30pm (last orders 9:30pm)
Tue:
5:30pm-10:30pm (last orders 9:30pm)
Wed:
5:30pm-10:30pm (last orders 9:30pm)
Thu:
5:30pm-10:30pm (last orders 9:30pm)
Fri:
5:30pm-10:30pm (last orders 9:30pm)
Sat:
5:30pm-10:30pm (last orders 9:30pm)
Sun:
Closed
  • Ranked #2 of 121
  • Avg. main course: £13
  • 0.41 miles from Northampton
  • Italian

We say…

Serving authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Northampton town centre since 1995, Sophia’s is a local treasure. Located on Bridge Street, just a short walk from the train station and the Grosvenor shopping arcade, it's in the perfect position for shoppers, locals and visitors to drop in and enjoy a hearty meal in the pleasant surroundings.

John Panayis is a warm and friendly host who has over 50 years’ experience in the restaurant business, including a few years spent in America. You always receive a warm welcome when stepping into Sophia’s: spread across two floors, the restaurant is more than capable of catering for any size of party, with the second floor being the ideal room to host a gathering. On the ground floor there are superb painted murals on the wall alongside gold framed photographs, as well as comfortable booths and a range of tables ideal for couples.

Open in the evenings only, Sophia’s has an excellent reputation and a loyal customer base from the local area. The menu is packed with Italian delights, some of which you may recognise and others that will provide an exciting twist to your meal. To start, the mushrooms alla Sophia, filled with crabmeat and cheese and served in lemon butter is a real treat; or the avocado and prawn tian bound in spiced mayonnaise with gazpaccio sauce is another delicious option. Pasta and risotto dishes, pizza, meat and fish are all on offer for the main course, with the spectacular steak Diane cooked to perfection in front of your very eyes. All dishes are cooked fresh daily to enable guests to enjoy the best possible flavours and ingredients.

John and his team strive to offer food and service to equal any eatery in town, past or present. You will receive superb service whether there are just two of you or if you're part of a large group using the upstairs dining room for a private function. Sophia’s Italian restaurant in Northampton promises a superb evening.




last updated: 28 Oct 2016

last updated: 28 Oct 2016



last updated: 28 Oct 2016




last updated: 28 Oct 2016




last updated: 28 Oct 2016




last updated: 28 Oct 2016



last updated: 13 Jan 2017
54 Bridge Street, Northampton, NN1 1PA
01604 283 108