Sole
Sole
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Sole

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://soleofnewcanaan.com/
  • Phone: 2039728887
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Albert DeAngelis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sole
Whether you unwind with a glass of Pinot Grigio at the bar that encircles the exposed kitchen, or linger at a table for two beneath a striking arbor inspired by an Italian vineyard, you’ll be swept away by Solé. This sophisticated trattoria, located on Elm Street in the picturesque New England town of New Canaan, Connecticut, serves handmade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and succulent entrees in a relaxed, yet utterly cosmopolitan setting.
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Sole reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Always dependable
    rrg1
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Consistently good food & great service. Great ambiance
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We hadn't eaten at Sole for
    Annie2
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    We hadn't eaten at Sole for 2 years even though we live so close to it. At that time, we decided not to go back because the service was just awful. The servers were rude, arrogant, and once your food was served, they couldn't seem to wait until you finished. This time, the service was quite good, but the food was at most, average. Nothing special about it - and the serving sizes had shrunk so that my family just laughed. Not going back.
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  • poor, slow service
    tara
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    we had an early reservation (6:30) in order to get home to watch the Emmy's and we didn't leave until 8:30 because the food took way too long to come. Our waiter didn't ask for our order for approximately 20 mins after we arrived. He couldn't manage the number of tables he was serving. I wouldn't go back there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • To Die For
    epicurious
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Last minute ressie and great call. Started with watermelon, tomato and burrata salad - flavors burst in your mouth - tanginess of the tomato with the smoothness of the cheese and the fresh sweet taste of the watermelon - ok we're off to a good start. Parmesan crusted halibut followed - small nutty pieces of filet, perfectly cooked, warm bed of spinach, just yummy. Had hubby finish my fish so I could try dessert. Warm chocolate brownie - sounds easy but far from Betty Crocker - ooey gooey chocolate - almost lava like - so good. Will definitely go back and try some of the other restaurants in this group. Thank you Open Table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    Great evening. Started with the organic greens salad which was particularly fresh and perfectly dressed. Followed up with the scallop ravioli with roasted cauliflower, zucchini and almonds. It was fabulous! Will definitely be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For years Has been our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    For years Has been our favorite restaurant in Fairfield County . The owners recently updated the interior which adds a better ambience and helps to control the noise level. Also added a new chef who adds a new dimension to favorite recipes. Consistently delicious and fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll be back
    MrsMunch
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    This was our second time at this wonderful restaurant and the second fantastic meal we've had. Next time, we'll try the woodfired pizza! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barcelona Rocks
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    Tried Barcelona for the first time (traveling to Stamford for a few months and staying in local hotels). Small Plates were fabulous, especially bacon wrapped mushrooms, mussels, Jamon Manchego, spiced beef empinadas, and unbelievably fresh heirloom tomato salad. Ask for Sophia, and don't forget to try their sangria.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sole scores
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Went with a friend for dinner on a Saturday night. We both shared chowder and salad as appetizers and each had seafood for the main course. Glass of wine too. Everything was delicious and the service was gracious and just the right speed. Loved the ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Place
    jim44
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    Nice place to take a first date, noise level is good, nice ambiance, good service, nice selection of wines, and good food in lovely downtown New Cannon setting.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish is fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    I'm never disappointed in the food here and the fish is especially wonderful. I have never had a meal here that wasn't really good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sole Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    My son is a foodie, enjoys good food, and it was his birthday. A friend who eats out often suggested this restaurant. When we first arrived, the menu was set up in a different format, took a few moments to decipher. Food was presented well, delicious, above our expectations.. Wait staff was very attentive. I forgot my umbrella and our waitress found us and returned it before we left. We would return and suggest to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our standby never lets us down
    RStoneVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    We can eat at Sole once or twice a week and are never, ever disappointed, bored or have a lesser experience than other times. That is truly amazing.....You can eat a healthy meal, dine leisurely or get out in a hurry to make a movie, order an expensive bottle of wine or not (and be treated no differently). This restaurant defines Neighborhood Gen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loud and had to wait 20 mins
    Liliu
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    Sole is always too loud....but food is good and so is the staff."so it is a tradeoff......didnt expect such a long wait with reservations....
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our standby favorite
    RStoneVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Whether for special occasion or Thursday night after the gym (as this was), your meal at Sole is sure to be outstanding. The roasted chicken from the wood oven is a perpetual favorite but the pizzas, pastas and fish also are stand outs. The menu changes regularly and don't dismiss the specials which are always showcasing what's freshest and at its seasonal best. Sole is the best restaurant with consistently excellent food and service in New Canaan (and Pound Ridge).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dependable good food and service
    rrg1
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Great menu. Consistent good service and good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always
    Cheryl
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    I live in Greenwich, CT and it is always a pleasure to visit Sole in New Canaan. It is always excellent and fun. The food is Fabulous!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Much improved
    DanHVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    Sole had gotten a little long in the tooth and was known for it's indifferent service. New competition seems to have caused a reset at the restaurant. The decor is new and attractive, the menu is improved and service levels are very good. We'll start going again regularly after giving up for a few years.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Treat at Sole
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Sole was such a wonderful treat on Mother's Day. The food and service were excellent. The modern decor was refreshing and the banquette made comfortable seating for four people. My son enjoyed the flank steak salad entree which was quite unique. We have not seen that on a menu before. My lamb was cooked to perfection and all food was plated beautifully. My husband's mussel appetizer was fresh and tasty; they were the best mussels we have ever had in a restaurant. All the pasta dishes were well prepared and delicious. We will definitely return to try other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entrees great, but mediocre appetiz
    NewEnglander
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Charming restaurant with good atmosphere. Entrees were great (although relatively small portions). Appetizers were mediocre at best. Did not try any soup. We would return and skip the appetizers for a soup or salad alternative to start the meal.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, Good food
    CTJerseyBoy
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Expectations were high when we entered the beautiful room, packed with diners and received excellent service quickly. (read got a drink fast) The food was beautifully presented and while good, did not have the wow factor we expected. I would probably give it another try.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful food, ok service
    BetsyknitVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    WHy do they always pay lots of attention until you ask for the check? And then they forget you?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Dinner as well as Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    I have eaten at Sole twice - once for dinner with my wife and our friends, and once for a cordial lunch discussion with an associate. In both cases Sole performed beautifully on all fronts: the food is superb, the service is excellent, and the ambaince is perfect.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • excellent food and knowledgable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    excellent food and knowledgable and friendly service. Still a little noisey even after they redecorated. It is a busy place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Really like Sole - although
    vickiVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Really like Sole - although I asked for a table on the wall up front and four of us ended out in a semi circle booth which was a bit awkward and would probably be better if you had chairs on the outside of the semi circle for a party of 6 or 7/
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food and service are consistently
    LbepVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    food and service are consistently good which keeps us going back again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were there on a Monday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/4/2013
    We were there on a Monday evening and enjoyed a glass of wine, salad, mussels and pizza at the bar near the brick oven. Very good food. Some friends stopped in and had a glass of wine with us. Fun and relaxed atmosphere. Staff was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Sole is always wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Once again, a wonderful lunch at Sole. Always love the $15 express lunch. Great size portions and good choices and the service is always attentive and friendly. I love the pounded chicken Milanese and the salads are always fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect choice for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Wanted to surprise my wife for Valentine's Day and take her out to dinner and Sole in New Canaan,CT was an excellent choice. We had never been there before and Open Table helped me make this choice. They had a full menu which was surprising. Most restaurants on Valentine's Day and Mother's Day pretty much give you limited choices and smaller portions and higher prices. It was refeshing to see a full menu loaded with choices and specials that sounded so good. The ambiance is warm and the service was excellent. The food was very good. This restaurant is perfect for a special occasion or to go and relax. They also have pizza on the menu which I want to try one day for take out. This is a keeper!!
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I come here often.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    My wife and I come here often. Food always solid, great wine by the glass and service that is just right. Even our 3-year old enjoys it here. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food was quite good. My daughter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    Food was quite good. My daughter loved the pizza which came out in about 10 mins. We all had pastas and enjoyed them. It is new canaan so its not cheap but we will go back. Server was attentive and friendly except when my mother learned that one of the apps was really a soup which wasn't clear on the menu. She then asked what they had for salads. The server did tell her but made a comment about reading the menu to know what was on it. Just not necessary.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rushed out the Door.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    The decor is warm and elegant. The waiter staff was fast and attentive (with exception, our main waiter misinformed us on one of the dishes we ordered). Unfortunately, although the food was good, the portions were too small for the price. The place got very loud after 6:30pm and people were standing at the door staring at diners. It was somewhat unpleasant but, I have to say that the worse part was that the maitre d' and waiters kept on coming to our table (six times) asking if they could get us the bill, our coats, etc., while we were in the middle of having desert and coffee. We felt rushed and practically 'pushed' out the door.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fresh food! helpful wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    fresh food! helpful wait staff! hard working employees! thank you!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love sole - my only complaint
    dylan2314VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    I love sole - my only complaint was that my salmon was TINY. Like, 6 bites tiny. For $30 salmon, they can do better than that. My father had eaten here the week before and said his salmon was tiny, but didn't tell me until after I had dined. Wine and apps were great though, and I love sitting at the bar.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • With the addition of booths
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    With the addition of booths and wood paneling on the ceiling, it has cut down a fair amount of the noise level. It gives Sole a much more cozy feeling to it.
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  • Don't know WHY I waited so
    leftmyheartVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    Don't know WHY I waited so long to try this - WOW! Best short ribs ever! Service is great too.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Consistently good Italian food, great service. One of my local favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful Italian Restaurant
    ncrnVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2012
    Sole is a neighborhood gem - great food, lovely ambiance and friendly, unpretentious service. A glass of delicious malbec alongside the pasta bolognese was the perfect comfort meal to overcome the recent weather related stressful days. The red wine beef ravioli with parsnips was also a wonderful seasonal dish. You can't go wrong with this restaurant but make a reservation - it gets very busy!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We dined at Sole a few nights
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    We dined at Sole a few nights ago. The host couldn't find our Opentable reservation, but they had room for us anyways. The decor was nice. The server told us if something was "good" or "not my favorite", but couldn't actually describe any of the dishes. The host was also the purported wine expert, but the best descriptions he could give of various bottles were similar to those of the server on food. Our dishes were left to languish on the table for a long time. The food was okay. For the price, I would expect better food and service. No highchair, so also not very kid-friendly, although the staff were all very nice to our child.
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