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Sophia's Grotto

22R Birch St, Boston, MA 02131-3008
+1 617-323-4595
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good48%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“paella” (6 reviews)
“prosciutto” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22R Birch St, Boston, MA 02131-3008
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend, a Rossy resident, took me to this lovely restaurant. It's out back behind a few buildings just past an alley and the dumpsters. I recommend the open face raviolis. There were large scallops and shrimp in a tasty red sauce.

Thank Rob A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very charming and cozy atmosphere! The bread comes with amazingly delicious bean spread. The risotto was absolutely some of the best I have ever had. We will definitely go back in the summer and try outdoor patio seating!

Thank Rebeca P
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Sophia's Grotto is a small homey place, down an alley leading to a courtyard with a number is shops around it. Nicely decorated with a small bar, it has great food and service. Kerry was great, pleasant, and always smiling. Nice choices of beverages. Food...More

Thank frugalarnie
Reviewed 21 January 2018

I was not expecting the food to be a s good as it was, when I walked into the place. It was very busy and looked more like a local hangout and bar than a serious restaurant. I was very pleasantly surprised. The food was...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Charming patio for a nice summer evening with friends. Restaurant was very busy because of restaurant week, drinks were good and the meal tasty, enjoyed the fried prosciutto on the salad, the artichoke with stems and the moist tiramisu to finish the meal. The ambiance...More

Thank Harbie15
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Loved everything about this place! The service is great, the food is fresh and tasty (most from local merchants) and the atmosphere is fun (though on the night we went it was cool and drizzly so no outdoor seating). Not to be missed are the...More

Thank Skippy1958
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Sophia's Grotto is a cute cool little spot with an outdoor patio giving off a vibe of being somewhere in Italy! I just love the ambiance. It's a perfect spot for a romantic date night or out with friends. Good menu with decent prices. Servers...More

Thank Dianne O
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Five of us went on a Sunday evening to celebrate my wife's 75th birthday. We ate outside on the patio as it was warm but not too hot. We arrived on time and waited for just few minutes in some very comfortable chairs. We shared...More

Thank jeffr1j
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Dinner with young child and three generations is always challenging but tonight the evening was fantastic. The setting on the patio was perfect and the food was excellent.....yes, a little heavy on the garlic, but none the less delicious. It was a wonderful evening.

Thank CAC28365
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Hidden little gem right in Rosi center. Go behind main st buildings and you are in another world.Quiet,quaint and small but good. Friendly atmosphere, reasonable prices and cook to order. close to public transportation.

Thank mcstephen66
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22R Birch St, Boston, MA 02131-3008
  • 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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