The practiced gastronomic engineers behind Taverna Sofia serve up authentic, homespun Greek dishes, pleasing each persnickety palate in the restaurant's warm, casual setting. Delectable dips and lavish portions top the lunch and dinner menus. Sate fickle Parthenon tribunals with the cold appetizer platter ($9 small, $12 large), with tangy tzatziki, the eggplant-derived smoky kjopolo, a classic homemade hummus, and more, fully equipped with a treasure chest of dunking devices. Leaf-eaters go ga-ga for the vegetarian mousaka ($15), a fresh blend of eggplant, zucchini, potato, and tomato, while fishyphiles go scaly for the sizeable hunk of salmon ($21) broiled with fresh herbs and garlic. Before you snag the tab, reserve a clean pocket of stomach space for the succulent Sofia cream cake ($6), a delight that will water the mouth and fertilize your internal squash garden.