A bit of Italy in the West VillageOur second time at I Sodi was as good as the first. Our waiter, Chris, was personable and knowledgeable and helped make the experience extra enjoyable. Four of us shared an antipasto which was the perfect size at Chris' suggestion. The meats & cheeses were fresh and delicious. We shared pastas for the main course and added the special canolli beans as well. The lasagna tasted exactly like that in Italy; nothing like the red sauce creation we have here. The spaghetti with black pepper was outstanding as was the ravioli with sage and butter. We had these two dishes before and loved them as much the second time. Risotto was tasty and perfect texture. Orange tart was good but so tiny! Wine was delicious. Service was impeccable. A winner!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest lasagna ever!The artichoke lasagna was a dream come true. The slimmest layer of pasta I've ever seen.
We had also the spaghettini with pepper and for main dishes, the new york strip and the rabbit. All of the dishes were exquisite, and dinner was one of the best.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply gorgeousWe were visiting from Australia for 10 days and looking for somewhere small an intimate to dine. We were only able to secure an early booking, which suited us fine. We were the first to arrive so it was a little quiet, however that soon changed when other tables arrived. The service was impeccable and pre-dinner cocktails were extremely well mixed. FIVE Negronis to choose from was my husband's dream! All of the dishes we chose were flawless. The lasagna was the best I have tasted, and with 24 thin layers I was in heaven! We had a quick after dinner drink at the bar to finish and it was a perfect ending to the best meal we had in NYC, thanks to the recommendation of friend who lives there.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMIn lovePhenomenal restaurant on every level. Spaghetti with cracked black pepper and pecorino cheese might be the best pasta dish I've ever had.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food at a great priceWe really enjoyed our evening. The food was great and the half servings of pasta were perfect - all for a very reasonable price.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest eats in NYBest food I ate the entire time I was in NY. Some of the best food I have ever eaten!!! Perfect blend of service, ambience, and tasty, simple, FOOD I have had the pleasure of enjoying in a long time.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMr Cool recommended it to usA much younger friend of ours who knows the NYC scene pretty well recommended this restaurant. AS we were staying in the area it made sense to try it but given it small capacity, it was difficult to get a booking.
The Cacio & Pepe can be recommende and the Carpaccio Manzo. Despite the range fo drinks at the bar, they couldn't provide a Belini and we had to ask a couple of times for our Kir Royale before it appeared. Overall an ok place but more neighbourbood rather than destination5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderfully comfortableA wonderfully comfortable venue with great good and service.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely neighborhood feelTrue Italian and cosy. Heard about I Sodi from a food editor and tried to get a table my last trip. Not the easiest task as it´s popular. You need to book in advance, if you're aiming at 7 pm for dinner. This time I made a reservation before my trip. I was the first guest at 5,30, but not for long. The place filled up quickly with locals and small groups of people who enjoy this little pearl in West Village.
The service from our Swedish waiter (funny enough since I'm from Sweden) was excellent and I could see that he was equally attentive to his other guests. We had two delicious pasta dishes, with fried artichoke and great wine. Very nice atmosphere and it´s easy to understand why regulars keep coming back. I will be back also next time!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMspecial mentionsThe fried artichoke appetizer was excellent, as was the panna cotta dessert.
The pasta was refreshiningly al dente - perfect!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMgemCharm of a restaurant, with few tables, eat at the bar for a treat. Ravioli with butter and sage super, steak tartare excellent and well prepared. Broiled chicken under a brick delicious. Excellent drinks and wine. Adam and Raymond bartenders sweet and attentive. Can't beat the food, reservations a must.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've eaten at I Sodi severalWe've eaten at I Sodi several times now, and have never been anything except very pleased. A very thoughtfully put together and sophisticated menu, and without exception everything we've eaten has been more than just very good.
Just terrific.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery time we go to NYC weEvery time we go to NYC we always eat here at least once. the food is excellent and always consistent.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways goodWe love this place. It is personal and the food it just terrific.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall , cozy, with local neighborhoSmall , cozy, with local neighborhood atmosphere. We were out of towners.As a couple we enjoyed our second visit there .
Sitting at the bar and eating is highly recommended . We gave up our reserved table to do so4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious perfectly cookedDelicious perfectly cooked pastas, wonderful wine and excellent chicken and fish!! Great service. We loved it all. We just wish it was bigger!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was utter perfectionThe food was utter perfection in its simplicity. The artichoke salad and cannellini beans for starters were divine, so few ingredients, but done so beautifully. Our main dishes were consumed with delight in the flavors of every bite! The spinach and ricotta ravioli was flawlessly done, the butter sage sauce was the perfect compliment, and the spaghetti with pepper sauce and pecorino cheese was impeccable. The feel of the place was very elegant (the marble and dark wood), yet with an approachable homemade kitchen feel to it. The service was timely and efficient, yet not overly friendly or helpful, I don't appreciate the feeling that I'm bothering the waiter when I ask for something. The price was excellent for the quality of the food.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExtraordinAry Italiaan inExtraordinAry Italiaan in Geenwich Village. The room is small and cramped, but ultimately comfortable. Each dish that comes out the kitchen is excellent. The pastas were great, as we're the meat dishes. I do not particularly enjoy vegetables. But I would go back just for the peas. I do not know what they do different to a green pea, but it is absolutely delicious. The service is extremely friendly and surprisingly efficient, given the tight space they have to work with. We will be back--if we can get back in.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOverperformed our expectations.Overperformed our expectations. Very good, simple, focused food. Bright and warm. We will definitely go back.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply The BestSimply put, this is my favorite Italian restaurant in Manhattan. The food is exquisite (I lived in Italy, I can judge), and the warmth, intelligence and dignity of the waitstaff are unparalleled. Standout dishes: The cacio e pepe pasta, the artichoke lasagne, and the spinach. Go now, you won't be disappointed.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my absolute favoriteOne of my absolute favorite Italian spots in NYC. A little disappointed as we had 9:30 reservation for dinner, and called ahead to let them know we would be running late (I was coming in from a business trip and my flight was delayed 2+ hours!). Upon arrival to I Sodi (Exactly 15 minutes late) we were told we needed to wait. It seems they had given our table away! We had to wait 30 minutes even though we had a reservation. Very disappointing.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM