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2 for 1 at Sofias Italian Restaurant

Sofia's is a warm and vibrant Italian restaurant situated in the Grade 1 Listed Guildhall in the centre of Walsall. With around 150 covers they can cater for both large parties and smaller groups of people.

Sofia’s provides both a romantic atmosphere for couples and a buzzing feel for parties. They play classic romantic and upbeat Latin, Spanish, Mediterranean, and Italian music.

Sofia’s has a large open kitchen and specialise in high quality, freshly prepared Italian food - although our diverse menu does include other influences. Their fabulous front of house staff operate a high professional yet relaxed way of service.

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Sofias Italian Restaurant
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Brian said
" The food was fine but they never give you the deal you are suppose to get . Instead of giving use..."
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Martin said "Good Value
Thursday night very quite no atmosphere, service very good and attentive. Value for money very..."
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Dawn said "SHAME it's so AWFUL
We eat out a lot, mostly around Cannock and Wolverhampton. For years we’d heard a lot about..."
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James said
" One word. Awful.

Avoid like the plague!"
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Daniel said "Do not go here!!!
Cannot believe this place is still open!!! So bad it got comical and we walked out without..."
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Emma said "Would not go back again
Food was rubbish! Decor was very mish mash, needs a good spruce up. Not even matching cutlery,..."
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garry said "spectacular service and food
i had an amazing time with my girlfriend. the atmosphere was sweet and the staff was very..."
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Joe said "Excellent service and amazing food
I went down sofias with my family for a big birthday meal and I had an amazing time, the food was..."
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Emma said "Don't Be Fooled!
Certainly not what I would describe as an Italian. Menu basic - what Italian doesn't serve..."
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james said "worst experience ever
Do not be fooled by the positive reviews. Check out other review sites for the real experience...."
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catalin said
" It was sublime, irreproachable service, excellent food, lots of class and sophistication. Thank..."
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R said "Fantastic
Arrived to a toasty restaurant, having never eaten here before we didn’t know what to expect as..."
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"The best ever, never had food like it and service. Love it at Sofias... ;] ken"
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"The best Italian restaurant in Birmingham, if not in the UK. The best Italian food going, I love..."
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  • Brian said:
    " The food was fine but they never give you the deal you are suppose to get . Instead of giving use 2 for 1 on all courses they would only give it on the main course, also we where charged £6 for a non alcoholic cocktail which is daylight robbery. We have been before using a Living Social Voucher and you get a restricted menu with just the cheapest meals on it. Not the full menu as advertised. Sofias always shift the goalposts. They join these special deals to get you in there and then renege on the deals that your entitled to. Unfortunately they don`t deserve any custom because they always do this so we will not be going there again. The food is good but there customer relations is awful so I would recommend you to steer clear of place. "
    Posted 1 year, 9 months, 19 days ago...
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  • Martin said: "Good Value
    Thursday night very quite no atmosphere, service very good and attentive. Value for money very good and food I had steak and friend had pizza, was really good. "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 23 days ago...
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  • Dawn said: "SHAME it's so AWFUL
    We eat out a lot, mostly around Cannock and Wolverhampton. For years we’d heard a lot about Sofia’s in Walsall.

    As the night approached I was getting really excited about the range of dishes on offer.

    On arrival we were greeted at the door and shown to our table.

    On seating I noticed how lovely the restaurant was and what a shame it was to have been put in a corner with bright spot lights shining on us. These were later turned down which was good as it created a much better ambience which is what I’d hoped for in this place.

    I had thought this restaurant would be up market but the cutlery and chipped crockery sort of suggested otherwise. They were running voucher offers so maybe were going through hard times so this could be forgiven if service and food was good.

    We were promptly handed some plastic menus with just two pages of choice. Oh dear, not what was expected from all the reviews we’d read. Where were the prawns, maybe scallops, garlic mushrooms or meatballs? This was a high end Italian restaurant right? Was a bowl of olives out of the question? So far this was not the Italian experience we’d hoped for in these beautiful surroundings. I was looking forward to rekindling my love of Italy in a traditional Italian restaurant.

    Bottled beer was ordered as there was none on draught. I ordered white house wine as I was told it was a crisp dry wine. It arrived in a small cheap balloon glass and was totally tasteless. But never mind I can have red with my meal.

    We both ordered homemade pate from other choices of soup, salad and Brushetta with or without cheese. There was a fair choice of main courses, though only pizza or pasta, nothing stretched beyond this. What had happened to that amazing menu that was on the internet?

    I ordered pasta shells in a tomato sauce with ham, mushrooms and peppers whilst my husband ordered lasagne.
    They arrived sizzling hot in trivets which was a nice touch, keeping the food piping hot. The food was yummy…………….except mine had no pasta shells. I was eating slowly waiting for someone to ask if all was well with the food.

    No-one came over so I tucked in anyway as I’m not one for lots of pasta so didn’t really mind. To accompany this dish I had a glass of house red which was super smooth and went down a treat with this meal.

    The lasagne was a little dry and lacked sauce between the layers.

    When our plates were taken I mentioned that my meal contained no pasta and was told they would ask the chef. No-one came to let me know what had been said before supplying dessert menus.

    I waited and ended up having to ask what had been said and was told chef said he put it in. Mmmm so now I was being called a liar.

    On that note we decided not to have dessert, coffee or Limóncello that we love to finish an Italian meal with.

    I was really, really hoping to find somewhere we could go back to time and time again for great Italian food that wasn’t a chain restaurant but authentic, original and different.

    We asked on the way out what had been said about the no pasta meal and was told again that chef said he put it in. It was explained that there was CCTV so it would be watched back to see if chef did put it in or if I was lying!

    Well I’m still ready and waiting to hear from Sofia’s as apparently they will phone and let me know. It has been 12 weeks now and still they haven't called with an apology.

    This venue is amazing as such a shame that the management have decided to run this place as they do. It could be a premium restaurant as I believed it was. Just such a total shame. "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 26 days ago...
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  • James said:
    " One word. Awful.

    Avoid like the plague! "
    Posted 2 years, 1 month, 21 days ago...
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  • Daniel said: "Do not go here!!!
    Cannot believe this place is still open!!! So bad it got comical and we walked out without paying....the prawn starter came out raw... The chef then came out saying he serves prawns medium rare, waiter did not know what a white wine spritzer was, main course inedible. Do not go to this restaurant, honestly it's the worst place I have ever eaten!!! "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 14 days ago...
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  • Emma said: "Would not go back again
    Food was rubbish! Decor was very mish mash, needs a good spruce up. Not even matching cutlery, definatly would not return! "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 23 days ago...
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  • garry said: "spectacular service and food
    i had an amazing time with my girlfriend. the atmosphere was sweet and the staff was very entertaining, the food was spectacular, definitely 10 out of 10. toilets are very clean and comfortable. very authentic music and their desserts are amazing especially the terimasu. you get your starters very fast, your never left waiting. i recommend every one to pay sofias a visit. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Joe said: "Excellent service and amazing food
    I went down sofias with my family for a big birthday meal and I had an amazing time, the food was spectacular especially the pizzas, they looked and tasted fantastic, the flavours were unreal. The decorations were done to a very high standard. I really recommend everyone to visit sofias. The service was fabulous, they were very entertaining and I received my food fast, and they brought me out a beautiful cocktail for my birthday with selected music. Don't miss out on a unforgettable opportunity to enjoy ur self to the fullest at sofias italian restaurant. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 27 days ago...
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  • Emma said: "Don't Be Fooled!
    Certainly not what I would describe as an Italian. Menu basic - what Italian doesn't serve risotto?No Parmesan / fresh pepper offered. Staff busy chatting - asked three times for our drinks! Food mediocre, took a ridiculous time to arrive and certainly not worth the price. I can only assume people leaving five stars are employees! There's no ambiance - the restaurant was 1/4 full if your lucky yet everyone was sat on tables next to each other! Freezing cold and could really do with a makeover. Only decent thing was them forgetting to charge for the wine. Oh, and had I realised the food agency/council had given it 0 out of 5 on its last in section I never would have eaten there. "
    Posted 2 years, 5 months, 16 days ago...
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  • james said: "worst experience ever
    Do not be fooled by the positive reviews. Check out other review sites for the real experience. We visited on valentines night and we're treated to poor service bad food and extortionate prices. We waited 45 minutes for a main course which we were given with no cutlery a dessert with no spoons and waited 20 mins after being told the bill would come to our table. Finally we grabbed the manager who said go to the front desk were too busy to do bills at your table. Wonderful attitude.

    This place has gone downhill. It's the only time I watched two tables walk out. I wish we had.

    Terrible decor dubious safety with the heater propped up against the wall and microwaved food.

    If you want a great night out avoid at all costs. "
    Posted 2 years, 9 months, 24 days ago...
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  • catalin said:
    " It was sublime, irreproachable service, excellent food, lots of class and sophistication. Thank you very much and hope to return next opportunity in our life happy. We enjoyed your respect and gratitude are unnecessary. The dishes offered were high, and the service impeccable. We can only bring you praise, gratitude and respect for what you do. Whenever I recommend this fantastic service to others. "
    Posted 2 years, 10 months, 12 days ago...
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  • R said: "Fantastic
    Arrived to a toasty restaurant, having never eaten here before we didn’t know what to expect as we've been given mixed reviews about this place. When we did order our food and drinks they were immediately attended to. The food was presented in an excellent order, tasted authentically Italian (compared to my visit to Rome last year) 10/10. "
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago...
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  • "The best ever, never had food like it and service. Love it at Sofias... ;] ken "
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  • "The best Italian restaurant in Birmingham, if not in the UK. The best Italian food going, I love Sofias! Niresh "
    Posted 5 years, 3 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Brian said:
    " The food was fine but they never give you the deal you are suppose to get . Instead of giving use 2 for 1 on all courses they would only give it on the main course, also we where charged £6 for a non alcoholic cocktail which is daylight robbery. We have been before using a Living Social Voucher and you get a restricted menu with just the cheapest meals on it. Not the full menu as advertised. Sofias always shift the goalposts. They join these special deals to get you in there and then renege on the deals that your entitled to. Unfortunately they don`t deserve any custom because they always do this so we will not be going there again. The food is good but there customer relations is awful so I would recommend you to steer clear of place. "
    Posted 1 year, 9 months, 19 days ago...
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  • Martin said: "Good Value
    Thursday night very quite no atmosphere, service very good and attentive. Value for money very good and food I had steak and friend had pizza, was really good. "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 23 days ago...
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  • Dawn said: "SHAME it's so AWFUL
    We eat out a lot, mostly around Cannock and Wolverhampton. For years we’d heard a lot about Sofia’s in Walsall.

    As the night approached I was getting really excited about the range of dishes on offer.

    On arrival we were greeted at the door and shown to our table.

    On seating I noticed how lovely the restaurant was and what a shame it was to have been put in a corner with bright spot lights shining on us. These were later turned down which was good as it created a much better ambience which is what I’d hoped for in this place.

    I had thought this restaurant would be up market but the cutlery and chipped crockery sort of suggested otherwise. They were running voucher offers so maybe were going through hard times so this could be forgiven if service and food was good.

    We were promptly handed some plastic menus with just two pages of choice. Oh dear, not what was expected from all the reviews we’d read. Where were the prawns, maybe scallops, garlic mushrooms or meatballs? This was a high end Italian restaurant right? Was a bowl of olives out of the question? So far this was not the Italian experience we’d hoped for in these beautiful surroundings. I was looking forward to rekindling my love of Italy in a traditional Italian restaurant.

    Bottled beer was ordered as there was none on draught. I ordered white house wine as I was told it was a crisp dry wine. It arrived in a small cheap balloon glass and was totally tasteless. But never mind I can have red with my meal.

    We both ordered homemade pate from other choices of soup, salad and Brushetta with or without cheese. There was a fair choice of main courses, though only pizza or pasta, nothing stretched beyond this. What had happened to that amazing menu that was on the internet?

    I ordered pasta shells in a tomato sauce with ham, mushrooms and peppers whilst my husband ordered lasagne.
    They arrived sizzling hot in trivets which was a nice touch, keeping the food piping hot. The food was yummy…………….except mine had no pasta shells. I was eating slowly waiting for someone to ask if all was well with the food.

    No-one came over so I tucked in anyway as I’m not one for lots of pasta so didn’t really mind. To accompany this dish I had a glass of house red which was super smooth and went down a treat with this meal.

    The lasagne was a little dry and lacked sauce between the layers.

    When our plates were taken I mentioned that my meal contained no pasta and was told they would ask the chef. No-one came to let me know what had been said before supplying dessert menus.

    I waited and ended up having to ask what had been said and was told chef said he put it in. Mmmm so now I was being called a liar.

    On that note we decided not to have dessert, coffee or Limóncello that we love to finish an Italian meal with.

    I was really, really hoping to find somewhere we could go back to time and time again for great Italian food that wasn’t a chain restaurant but authentic, original and different.

    We asked on the way out what had been said about the no pasta meal and was told again that chef said he put it in. It was explained that there was CCTV so it would be watched back to see if chef did put it in or if I was lying!

    Well I’m still ready and waiting to hear from Sofia’s as apparently they will phone and let me know. It has been 12 weeks now and still they haven't called with an apology.

    This venue is amazing as such a shame that the management have decided to run this place as they do. It could be a premium restaurant as I believed it was. Just such a total shame. "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 26 days ago...
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  • James said:
    " One word. Awful.

    Avoid like the plague! "
    Posted 2 years, 1 month, 21 days ago...
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  • Daniel said: "Do not go here!!!
    Cannot believe this place is still open!!! So bad it got comical and we walked out without paying....the prawn starter came out raw... The chef then came out saying he serves prawns medium rare, waiter did not know what a white wine spritzer was, main course inedible. Do not go to this restaurant, honestly it's the worst place I have ever eaten!!! "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 14 days ago...
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  • Emma said: "Would not go back again
    Food was rubbish! Decor was very mish mash, needs a good spruce up. Not even matching cutlery, definatly would not return! "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 23 days ago...
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  • garry said: "spectacular service and food
    i had an amazing time with my girlfriend. the atmosphere was sweet and the staff was very entertaining, the food was spectacular, definitely 10 out of 10. toilets are very clean and comfortable. very authentic music and their desserts are amazing especially the terimasu. you get your starters very fast, your never left waiting. i recommend every one to pay sofias a visit. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Joe said: "Excellent service and amazing food
    I went down sofias with my family for a big birthday meal and I had an amazing time, the food was spectacular especially the pizzas, they looked and tasted fantastic, the flavours were unreal. The decorations were done to a very high standard. I really recommend everyone to visit sofias. The service was fabulous, they were very entertaining and I received my food fast, and they brought me out a beautiful cocktail for my birthday with selected music. Don't miss out on a unforgettable opportunity to enjoy ur self to the fullest at sofias italian restaurant. "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 27 days ago...
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  • Emma said: "Don't Be Fooled!
    Certainly not what I would describe as an Italian. Menu basic - what Italian doesn't serve risotto?No Parmesan / fresh pepper offered. Staff busy chatting - asked three times for our drinks! Food mediocre, took a ridiculous time to arrive and certainly not worth the price. I can only assume people leaving five stars are employees! There's no ambiance - the restaurant was 1/4 full if your lucky yet everyone was sat on tables next to each other! Freezing cold and could really do with a makeover. Only decent thing was them forgetting to charge for the wine. Oh, and had I realised the food agency/council had given it 0 out of 5 on its last in section I never would have eaten there. "
    Posted 2 years, 5 months, 16 days ago...
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  • james said: "worst experience ever
    Do not be fooled by the positive reviews. Check out other review sites for the real experience. We visited on valentines night and we're treated to poor service bad food and extortionate prices. We waited 45 minutes for a main course which we were given with no cutlery a dessert with no spoons and waited 20 mins after being told the bill would come to our table. Finally we grabbed the manager who said go to the front desk were too busy to do bills at your table. Wonderful attitude.

    This place has gone downhill. It's the only time I watched two tables walk out. I wish we had.

    Terrible decor dubious safety with the heater propped up against the wall and microwaved food.

    If you want a great night out avoid at all costs. "
    Posted 2 years, 9 months, 24 days ago...
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  • catalin said:
    " It was sublime, irreproachable service, excellent food, lots of class and sophistication. Thank you very much and hope to return next opportunity in our life happy. We enjoyed your respect and gratitude are unnecessary. The dishes offered were high, and the service impeccable. We can only bring you praise, gratitude and respect for what you do. Whenever I recommend this fantastic service to others. "
    Posted 2 years, 10 months, 12 days ago...
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  • R said: "Fantastic
    Arrived to a toasty restaurant, having never eaten here before we didn’t know what to expect as we've been given mixed reviews about this place. When we did order our food and drinks they were immediately attended to. The food was presented in an excellent order, tasted authentically Italian (compared to my visit to Rome last year) 10/10. "
    Posted 3 years, 8 months ago...
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  • "The best ever, never had food like it and service. Love it at Sofias... ;] ken "
    Posted 4 years, 10 months, 29 days ago...
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  • "The best Italian restaurant in Birmingham, if not in the UK. The best Italian food going, I love Sofias! Niresh "
    Posted 5 years, 3 months, 9 days ago...
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