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Sophia's in Farmington Hills, MI

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Rheta Dec 19, 2009 02:29 PM

Anyone been to this restaurant? Cuisine is Italian/Greek/American. Website claims the owners have been in the restaurant business for 40 years. I'm a little skeptical.

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    markjack Dec 29, 2009 10:07 AM

    I just ate there with my family recently and it was great! They had the greatest calamari appetizer we have ever had. We all shared pizza, pasta, and souvlaki. The food was really good, the dinning room was nicely decorated and clean, and the prices are very reasonable. Hope this Helps!

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      Rheta Jan 9, 2010 06:25 AM

      Thanks for the reply Markjack! My daughter and I went and enjoyed our meal. I was close to getting that calamari appetizer, but since there was no one to share it with I decided not to get it. It's a good thing too because the ravioli entree I got was huge(and delish). I'm looking forward to going back and will definitely order the calamari.

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        Goodguy1 Jan 13, 2010 06:39 PM

        I have read some of the past postings for good eats in Farmington Hills area, but some of them are old. I am heading there in 2 weeks and was wondering if there are other good eating places that are recommended in that area. So far Sophia's and Five Guys are two places that we will try. We will be there for 6 days.

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          JanPrimus Jan 13, 2010 07:51 PM

          In Novi I would recommend Deli Unique....Detroit has some of the best Deli's in the nation. Corned Beef on Rye!
          http://mattprenticerg.com/delinovi.html

          ...and I would be shot around these parts if I did not mention Diamond Jim Brady's Bistro.Also in Novi....All around great place.
          http://www.djbistro.com/

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            boagman Jan 13, 2010 09:07 PM

            Five Guys Burgers and Fries? Honestly, why bother? They're in so many areas now, they'll soon be near you, if they're not already. As well, it's not all that great. The fries are nothing shy of disappointing, and the burger's okay, but expensive. In fact, the whole place just kind of leaves me shaking my head and wondering how it got so popular. It's not *bad*, mind you, but it's certainly not good!

            JP's suggestions below, however, are prime. DJB is one of my true favorites, and Deli Unique or Plaza Deli are fantastic. Detroiters really do have lots of great deli choices. New Yorkers *themselves* say that our delis are better than the ones they have there. And that corned beef on rye that JP's talking about is even better with cole slaw and Russian dressing.

            I'm glad that I ate recently, or I'd be *really* hungry right now.

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              rainsux Jan 14, 2010 11:39 AM

              > Five Guys

              Bleh. If you want a burger in FH, go to Jaws.

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                Rheta Jan 15, 2010 09:51 AM

                Diamond Jim's is a wonderful restaurant. I highly recommend it! While I really enjoyed the Italian food at Sophia's, I also really enjoy Alfoccinos(Haggerty and Gr. River). The veal picatta is delicious as well as their bread and salad(salad is served family style and the dressing is delish). And one of my absolute favorites in the area is La Marsa for the most excellent middle eastern food(Gr. River and Drake). Enjoy your visit here!

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                  Goodguy1 Jan 16, 2010 06:38 PM

                  Thanks for all the info. We are comming in from warm Southern California (high today was 79) to attend a wedding. I just hope I don't freeze haha. We do not have a Five Guys, but it sounds like a chain. Will skip it. How about a great steak house that serves Rib eye?

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