A RICH SEASIDE ITALIAN CULINARY HISTORY
SERVED WITH HEART FELT GENEROSITY

As Italian immigrants arriving from southern Italy in the 1950’s, we bring to you our strong family values and rich culinary history.

Sofia’s family restaurant Frankston seeks to capture our distinctive Italian family spirit.
Our menu caters to all tastes, featuring traditional and gourmet pizza, authentic pasta, steaks and fresh seafood. Gluten free, vegetarian options are also available and our chicken and meats are Halal certified.

Enjoy wonderful sea views, casual family dining and a dedicated seaside fish ‘n’ chippery and gelati bar.

For most part of the year we also have weekly specials like Burger Bonanza every Tuesday, Parma Mania every Wednesday and Steak ‘n’ Ribs Roundup every Thursday with meals starting from only $12.
Please call to check when we are running these specials. 

Sofia’s is located at Pier Promenade, Frankston Waterfront.

For all enquiries or further information call us on (03) 9781 3303

 

VENUE

Sofia’s Family Restaurant Frankston offers easy parking for cars and buses. Our venue caters for 300 seats served by friendly staff, undercover and alfresco outdoor dining areas with disabled access including ramps and toilets. Outside, around our venue you have access to a park and playground for the kids with walking paths along the beach, fantastic seaviews and sunsets.

 

HISTORY

In 1956 Hollywood came to Frankston courtesy of producer/director Stanley Kramer’s haunting post apocalyptic classic movie ‘On The Beach’ based on the big screen adaption of our local novelist Nevile Shute’s book.

Starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins and Donna Anderson, the film tells a story of the world after global nuclear war, and the people of Australia as the planets last surviving land must come to terms with the fact that in a few months all life will be destroyed. The powerful delivery of the film’s cautionary and apocalyptic tale was unprecedented at the time. But the Melbourne based production of the film eventually became epic in its own right. The Beach scenes were filmed right here on Frankston Beach where Sofia Frankston now sits (as the once summer playground of the rich & famous) people frolicked at the beach and yacht races skippered in the sun, the vibe during that time was glamorous, electric & free spirited.

Needless to say that the place looks quite different now, but we at Sofia’s Frankston aim to capture some of that glamour everyday in every meal.