Northampton is home to loads of great restaurants many of which are independent family-run businesses that are the backbone of the UK restaurant scene. Offering value for money and genuine hospitality these are the places you should be seeking whether for a night out with friends or an important business lunch. In the heart of Northampton town, on Bridge Street, close to the train station and the shopping centre, you will come across Sophia’s. An unassuming restaurant that has been serving excellent Italian food since 1995, Sophia’s has an excellent reputation and a loyal following.
The decor is classic Italian, with murals on the walls depicting a view of Italy through the colonnade and a lively colour scheme of red and gold. Seating around the edge of the room is in comfortable and private booths, whilst the tables in the middle of the room give you a view of the action; ornate drapes and heavy framed paintings bring a touch of the renaissance to Northampton. Divided over two floors, Sophia’s is ideal for an intimate evening meal but is large enough to accommodate your office Christmas party.
Classic Italian menu full of passion and flavour
The menu is largely classic Italian and the food is created with passion and care. There are many house specials that offer something a little different such as, for starter, tortellino al pesto; filled with meat and served in a pesto cream sauce they are full of rich flavour and the fresh bright tang of basil. Another interesting starter is of mushrooms filled with crabmeat and cheese then served in lemon butter.
There is a large selection of pasta dishes that include farfalle with king prawns in tomato cream sauce and also a house special lasagne layered with ham, eggs and cheese alongside the slow simmered meat sauce. Plenty of pizzas grace the menu with their light crisp dough and carefully balanced toppings. You could try the house calzone that is stuffed to the brim with chicken, ham, mushrooms, cheese, tomato sauce and baked eggs.
As well as the pizza and pasta there is a selection of meat based mains such as an accomplished steak diane, cooked tableside as it once always was. Breast of chicken is pan fried with toasted almonds and mushrooms then served in a butter sauce or if you like seafood then fillet of lemon sole with orange and parsley sauce may be just the thing for you.
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Sophia’s Italian restaurant in Northampton is open 6 days a week and closed on Sundays. You can book online with Go dine for free and we will send you a text to confirm your reservation. We also have the most comprehensive guide to restaurants in Northampton for you to browse and offer many money saving offers as well as a chance to earn a free meal.