An incredible restaurant found in Roslindale, Sophia’s Grotto has plenty to offer. Walking into the restaurant, you may feel like you’ve been taken out of Boston and into Italy. The Boston Globe even said it feels like a trattoria in Italy.

The restaurant consists of a bar area, a dining area, and a patio. They offer several unique events throughout the year, such as Wine Wednesdays. In addition, the location is one of the best found in the Roslindale Village.

If you’re looking for one of the best restaurants in Roslindale, Sophia’s Grotto offers a great choice. Here’s a closer look at this very popular restaurants.

The Menu

What better place to start than a look at the incredible menu. Both small and large plate options are found on the menu, along with sandwiches, salads, pizzas, and desserts. They also offer a kids menu with a few good choices for the little ones.

The small plates feature plenty of great options including Sophia’s Meatballs, Antipasto, Avocado Crostini, and Panzanella. You’ll find plenty of classic Italian dishes within the small plates section perfect to get things started or for a lighter meal.

The large plates section offers some classic Italians dishes, such as Gnocchi Bolognese and Cannelloni. The menu also features plenty of unique dishes, such as the Sachetti and the Spicy Mussels. There’s something for just about everybody on the menu with plenty of large plates to choose from.

Both pizza and sandwiches are offered on the menu, as well. The pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired oven and plenty of great choices are found on the menu. They also offer a couple of salads and some incredible desserts on the menu.

Private Functions

Roslindale Restaurants

While you can certainly visit Sophia’s Grotto for a meal, you can also book the restaurant for an event. They can handle events up to 55 people inside and up to an additional 60 people on the patio. The restaurant has provided a great space for events, such as Bridal Showers, Small Weddings, Wedding Receptions, Birthdays, Baby Showers, and more.

When you book Sophia’s for an event, you’ll have the option to choose from the regular menu with family style dining. They offer three great menus for this style of dining making it easy to set up your event just how you please.

Awards & Reviews

Sophia’s Grotto opened in March of 2005 and it didn’t take long to receive glowing reviews and a few great awards. In 2008, Boston Magazine names Sophia’s Grotto to the list of 25 Bets Al Fresco Spots. Then, a year later in 2009, the restaurant was named to the Boston Magazine list of the Best of Boston for Affordable Al Fresco Dining.

Again in 2013, the restaurant was named to a list put out by the Boston Magazine. This time it was the Best Roslindale Restaurant list.

In addition, Sophia’s Grotto has been named to many top lists by voters in the Boston area including:

Location & Hours

Sophia’s Grotto is found in the Roslindale Village at 22r Birch Street. It’s open from 5pm to 9:30pm, Monday through Thursday, from 5pm to 10pm on Friday, from 12pm to 10pm on Saturday and from 12pm to 9pm on Sunday.

You can find out more about Sophia’s Grotto by visiting their website here.

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