Sofia Italian Grill Pizzeria

Need a break from the typically Latin and Caribbean influenced restaurants that dominate the Puerto Rican dining scene? Just head to Sophia Italian Grill Pizzeria in historic Old San Juan. At Sophia's, you will find a menu filled with the finest Italian offerings in a relaxed and elegant setting.


Cooked to perfection in their imported oven from Naples, Italy, the Neopolitan style pizza as well as Pizza Campana with fresh arugula and prociuttto on top are simply devine. Also offered are pasta, risotto and grilled meats such as Grigliata per due, which has become a local favorite.

Among other things, Sofia Italian Grill Pizzeria specializes in pasta with Italian twists. As far as the style of dining and food goes, the setting is informal. The option to eat here is on the table during both dinner and lunch, so give it a try. You might discover some dishes that you fall in love with.


High ceilings, wood furnishings, and calm colors of grays and blues highlight the interior ambiance of this Colonial building. The decor provides an upscale, authentic Puerto Rican setting for an exclusively Italian restaurant. The ever-present glow of candlelight at each table sets a romantic tone in the indoor dining room, while outdoor seating is available on the palm fringed terrace.


Sofia Italian Grill Pizzeria is located near the center of Old San Juan.

This section of Puerto Rico has your choice of camera-worthy sites, making it quite a lovely area that's an attraction all its own. Some of the closest points of interest from their location include Plaza Salvador Brau and Plaza La Barandilla/ La Barandilla Stairs, both of which are only a quick ride away from the restaurant.

Energetic travelers also enjoy the outdoor pursuits in the vicinity. Any golfing guests who wouldn't mind showing off on the links will surely have a blast at the nearest golf club, Fort Buchanan Golf Club, which is located within traveling distance of Sofia Italian Grill Pizzeria. Besides your spikes, you might want to bring a bathing suit for Escambrion Beach, which is the most convenient beach and is only a mile and a half away. And, these two options are only a few options among a group of golf courses and beaches in the general area.

Nearby Restaurants

If you and your group are hoping to find a local restaurant that has similar types of food and/or a similar atmosphere, there are several nearby dining spots to consider, including Al Dente Ristorante. It is situated a couple hundred yards from Sofia Italian Grill Pizzeria.

Of course, if you want something a little different, this part of Puerto Rico has a long list of dining establishments, where you can find everything from the familiar to the exotic. For example, you can also try International cuisine at Pirilo Pizza Rustica, which is about a hundred yards southeast.

Hours and Other Info

Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5 pm until 10pm. Open Saturday from noon until 11 pm, and Sunday from noon until 10 pm. They are closed on Tuesday.

Contact Info

Location: 355 San Francisco Street, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Phone: (787) 721-0369




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