Sophia’s is a sexy and modern take on a classic Italian-American supper club. The 3,700 square-foot restaurant marries family recipes with contemporary flair to serve up familiar Italian dishes and libations in a stylish and sophisticated space. The sleek atmosphere completes the dining and social experience to allow for the perfect ambiance. Sophia’s is open for dinner daily, and features an intimate cocktail lounge atmosphere and late night bites Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Chef Mark Sparacino has more than 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. Mark’s journey began at a young age, learning basic skills, hospitality philosophy and flavor profiles from his Sicilian father.

Professionally, Mark has worked at Chicago’s Avanzare, the epicenter of chic Italian dining in the mid-1980s, where he delved into the world of rich sauces, complex plating and elegant presentation. He also created his own catering company and restaurant, cooked at critically-acclaimed Topo Gigio in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood, worked with renowned Chef Patrick Pinnion at the Four-Star Grand Palazzo Resort Hotel in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and is currently at the helm of Chicago’s renowned PROSECCO Ristorante.

At Sophia’s, menu highlights include homemade pastas, whole roasted fish and shareable antipasti. Mark’s menu is complemented by a beverage program featuring unique takes on Italian cocktails, house-made liqueurs, and an extensive selection of wines from France, Napa Valley and of course, Italy.


BDG Hospitality is a premier hospitality group that conceptualizes, owns and manages nightlife and restaurant destinations. A trendsetter in the industry, BDG Hospitality continues to re-define the hospitality and entertainment scene with innovative concepts in the hottest markets. Consistently on the forefront of style and trends, the BDG collection is dedicated to delivering an exceptional VIP experience to all clientele.

Headed by partners Matt Deichl, Jonathan Gillespie and James Brown, BDG Hospitality boasts a dynamic portfolio of high-profile venues throughout the United States including Parliament Nightclub in Chicago, Kensington Roof Garden and Lounge in Chicago and Sophia’s Supper Club in Austin with plans to open additional concepts and to expand the BDG brand nationally.