The couple, who arrived in Miami on Thursday, were spotted holding hands as they headed to trendy Japanese restaurant Makota at Bal Harbour shops.
It seems that after dating for a few weeks the pair are getting serious – they were joined at dinner by Sofia's parents. The actress is said to have invited her new beau to Florida so he could meet her family for the first time.
'Miami Mom and step father' Sofia captioned a photo of her parents at the dinner
Wearing a plunging blue-and-white patterned maxi dress, the Colombian beauty was all smiles and looked very relaxed she chatted and laughed with friends.
Sofia and Joe were first introduced at the White House Correspondents' dinner in May, but the 42-year-old actress was engaged to Nick Loeb at the time. However, a few weeks later the Modern Family star announced their decision to call off their plans to marry.
"We have been having too many problems with figuring out how to spend time together," said Sofia as she announced the news to her fans. "Because of my work and now his, it's been getting worse and worse."
Following Sofia's split, it seems that romance began to blossom between the comedy star and Joe. "It's very, very new," one insider confirmed to Us Weekly. "They're having fun and getting to know each other."
The True Blood actor had recently admitted that Sofia was his ideal woman. "She's got the curves, she's got a beautiful face, beautiful hair, just gorgeous," he told People. "Naturally beautiful. She's feisty." The 37-year-old travelled to New Orleans to visit the actress over the American Independence Day 4 July holidays, while she was filming Don't Mess With Texas with Reese Witherspoon.