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Downtown New Orleans is now teeming with restaurants from familiar local names. The next addition here comes from a few new ones. Sofia is a modern Italian restaurant that open in late January at 516 Julia St. With a towering wood-fired pizza oven, a marble-topped dining bar and a casually stylish feel, Sofia is aiming...
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Eating pasta under the liquid gaze of Sophia Loren, surely one of the world's most beautiful women, is reason enough to visit Sofia, spelled with an f for some inexplicable reason. The new art-filled Italian restaurant pays homage to the Roman beauty on canvas and in photographs and its design-forward sensibilities enchant. But while the...
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Sofia, opening later in January, takes a different approach to Italian cooking. It's not the sauce-heavy style entrenched in New Orleans food culture. Nor does it follow the more recent approach of exploring the traditional dishes of a particular section of Italy. "We're not tied to any region," said chef Max Mackissock. "It always starts...
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