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.

EVENTS AND DAY ACTIVITIES
AROUND SOFIA’S FAMILY RESTAURANT

 

FRANKSTON LIGHTS FESTIVAL

The Frankston Lights Festival is hosted on Davey Street in Frankston.
Enjoy Family Fun Entertainment including rides, live music, plenty of food vendors and craft market stalls. Watch the Frankston Christmas tree be brought to life and a fantastic fireworks show to finish the show every year.
The last Saturday of November each year.

 

SAND SCULPTING

Frankston Waterfront is transformed as 3,500 tonnes of sand is carved into spectacular sand sculptures.
Open daily from 26 December to 26 April


WATERFRONT FESTIVAL

Over two exciting days celebrate the Frankston Waterfront Festival. Live Music, Markets,
Beach Activities, Water sports, food wine and more. Make this a must visit event this coming summer. 
January


THE BLOODY BIG SWIM

An annual open water marathon event from Frankston to Mornington.
January

 

IRONMAN ASIA-PACIFIC

The Event includes:
- 3.8km swim at Frankston Waterfront 
- 180km bike leg through Frankston City's streets heading north along the south-bound       carriageway of Eastlink
- 42.2km run beginning at Frankston Waterfront before the triathletes travel along the north-bound section of Nepean Highway onto the finish link in St Kilda. 
March (Unfortunately the 2016 Event has been cancelled until further notice - please refer to Ironman Website for further Information)  

 

BLESSING THE FIRST FLEET

Boats from the Coast Guard, Victoria Police and the Victorian Marine Rescue, Lifesaving Clubs are blessed.
November

 

BLESSING OF THE CROSS

The Event, organised by the Greek Orthodox Community of Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula, coincides with the Epiphany Day each year and is one of the most important dates on the Greek communities calendar. 
January

 

STAND UP PADDLING

Join in the fun of ocean sport stand up paddling while taking in the coastline views -Saturday and Sundays weather permitting. Also enjoy Summer Yoga Friday afternoons on the grass on Frankston Foreshore.

 

FORESHORE PARK

The Foreshore's Regional Playground (fondly named 'Castle Park') is located at the waterfront and offers a variety of play equipment and shaded picnic areas.

 

FRANKSTON PIER

Perfect for a fishing indulgence with snapper, squid, whiting, flathead, salmon and gummy shark being popular catches. Hire a boat or rods from Frankston Boat Hire situated on Kananook Creek.

 

GATEWAY TO THE PENINSULA

Walk along the Frankston Foreshore, boardwalks and surrounds and refuel at Sofia’s Family Restaurant.