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Sophia's Ristorante

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Bridge Street, Ballyconnell, Ireland
+353 49 952 7787
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Today
13:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 21:30
Mon 16:00 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 13:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been going here for two years and the food is consistently top class. This is by far the best place to eat and the best value of any restaurant around Cavan. The pizza is tastier than any of the big names like 1. Pizza Hut , 2. Dominoes , 3. Mizzoni. It's also far nicer than any of the... More 

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Thank Stephen S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little Italian and European restaurant lovely decor and the food is excellent and very reasonable the steak is beautiful. Second time to visit Sophia's on a short river break will call again when in the area

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Belturbet, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have been here twice now and both times have been very satisfied with service and food. The pizza is worth the trip. It is fairly authentic Italian style pizza. My only complaint about this restaurant is the granite tables - they look good, but are cold. Not good in the winter months.

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Thank thecelticyank
Daniel_Dutu, Manager at Sophia's Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for the wonderful review. I am absolutely delighted to read your kind comment regarding food and staff. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the restaurant in the near future. Kind regards, Daniel Dutu More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Food&service was perfect on a Saturday afternoon. I ordered bruschetta& mussels which was mouthwatering delicious &my husband had the chicken cesear salad. This place is really worth a visit. On leaving I noticed they won an award for 2016 which says it all 👏 We were the only ones in which surprised me as the food was fabulous! It was... More 

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Thank Judithparry
Daniel_Dutu, Manager at Sophia's Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your review, and I am happy to read your positive comments, and delighted to learn you enjoyed the food. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Sophia's Ristorante in the near future. Kind regards, Daniel Dutu More 

Lisburn, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Service, food and surroundings perfect. Friendly attentive staff and prices that are good value. Have been able to walk in of the street and get a table, but would recommend booking a table to avoid disapointment

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Thank tomdoran1
Daniel_Dutu, Manager at Sophia's Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your review following your visit to the Sophia's Ristorante. I was delighted to read your kind comments. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Sophia's Ristorante in the near future. Kind regards, Daniel Dutu. More 

Northern Ireland
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71 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We enjoyed a lovely meal at Sophia's. The staff were friendly, the menu good, the food (and wine) excellent. Good value as well - what more can you ask for? We were surprised at how quiet it was for a Saturday night but perhaps we were dining early.

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Thank way2go07
Daniel_Dutu, Manager at Sophia's Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for the wonderful review. I am absolutely delighted to read your kind comment regarding food and staff. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the restaurant in the near future. Kind regards, Daniel Dutu More 

Bangor NI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Fantastic food at great prices served by lovely staff..what more could you ask for. Will definitely be back if we are anywhere near the area. Thank you

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Thank roseyp29
Daniel_Dutu, Manager at Sophia's Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your review. I am happy to read your kind comment. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Sophia's Ristorante in the near future. Kind regards, Daniel Dutu More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here last night which was a Thursday on recommendation of other TripAdvisor reviews. We were disappointed when we went in that there were no other diners but the food more than made up for the quietness of the restaurant. We had the bruschetta and the meatballs for starters and then both had pizza. Everything was so tasty and fresh... More 

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Daniel_Dutu, Manager at Sophia's Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your review, and I am happy to read your positive comments, and delighted to learn you enjoyed the food. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to Sophia's Ristorante in the near future. Kind regards, Daniel Dutu More 

Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

After finding the Heritage Week event in the old Courthouse cancelled, we were delighted to find Sophia's Ristorante. We had looked out some possible places to eat in Ballyconnell before leaving home, and are pleased we picked here. Do not be put off by the grubby appearance of the building facing the main road; the entrance is via a small... More 

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Thank unPelerin
Daniel_Dutu, Manager at Sophia's Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed all aspects of your experience. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you and your wife back to the Sophia's Ristorante in the near future. Kind regards, Daniel Dutu. More 

Kill, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

we arrived with no reservation, there was nobody else in the restaurant at lunchtime on a Sunday but apparently they get busy mid afternoon. Whereas the waitress was lovely she was very quiet but it was pleasant not having everything up sold/pushed on us. A nice setting with parking at the door.

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Thank _garlandjill1
Daniel_Dutu, Manager at Sophia's Ristorante, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your review and I am so pleased to note that you enjoyed the food and the ambiance. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Sophia's Ristorante in the near future. Kind regards, Daniel Dutu. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 21:30
Monday
16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:30
Thursday
16:00 - 21:30
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Ballyconnell, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Cavan  >  Ballyconnell
  • Phone Number: +353 49 952 7787
Description
Sophia's Ristorante, an award winning restaurant serving the community since 2011 is a family run restaurant known in Ulster Region for homemade food, delicious desserts and excellent selection of wines. Our menu emphasises the use of natural fresh ingredients, skillfully combined to bring out the best of a wide range of traditional Italian dishes. For all the dishes we use organic herbs, grown in our green house and free-range eggs from hens that scratch about in freedom in the back yard of our house. The food here can only be described as authentic - Italian food the way it should be. The menu boosts a wide and varied array of culinary delights including Steaks, Lamb and a selection of seafood dishes. Signature dishes such as pizzas are made with fresh dough and shaped the Italian way. Of course, our pasta dishes are not to be missed. Sophia's Ristorante offers a relaxed dining experience with impeccable service, unique atmosphere and emphasis on excellent food. This "Italian Gem" breeds conversation and good times, dishes of the highest quality while spreading the message of traditional cooking using fresh ingredients. Families with children are welcome (we have a healthy kids menu). Take-away service also available. Large group bookings & single diners are welcome. We are also available for weddings, birthday parties, communion celebration, corporate lunches and meetings. Join us for a fantastic time! Delight your senses and spoil yourself with Sophia's Ristorante!

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