Sole
Sole

Sole

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.soleny.com/
  • Phone: 5167643218
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Bobby Carmosino, Andrew Allotti
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have an extensive off premise catering menu for you to choose from for any occasion.
  • Private Party Facilities: Baby showers, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, birthdays, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, holiday parties. We can accommodate private parties from 30 adults up to 100.
  • Private Party Contact: Dennis 5167643218

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Merle Ave
  • Public Transit: Private lot on premise. Side lot in school parking lot. Valet available on Fridays & Saturdays.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Sole
Sole Restaurant in Oceanside is the supreme Long Island dining experience. It is the perfect gathering place for friends, family, or clients - everyone who appreciates great food. It has been ZAGAT Rated as one of the Best Italian Restaurants on Long Island since the doors opened in September of 2000.

Owned by Chef Robert "Bobby" Carmosino, every meal at Sole is prepared with the finest quality foods, cooked to perfection and served by the friendly, knowledgeable staff. The full and extensive menu, aside from the signature daily house specialties of three oven roasted fish, succulent duck, and baby pork osso bucco, is rich in antipasti, unique salads, seafood specialties, mouth-watering meats, and delicious desserts. Chef Carmosino believes that good food equals good times. And a good time is guaranteed every time you dine at Sole.

The cozy, friendly atmosphere is inviting and just one bite will convince you that the food is clearly the best food under the sun.
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Sole reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (14)good for groups (11)fit for foodies (9)romantic (4)hot spot (4)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • First time- coming back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This was our first time at Sole. We went to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.The food was excellent; of special note was the Veal Meatballs and Gorgonzola Cheesecake. Laurie was a friendly and helpful waitress. We'll be back!
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  • Consistent
    ron2putt
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Consistently good food & service. They honor your reservation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sole Was A Disappointment
    LuvToDine
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Drinks and appetizer were very good. The entrees were a dissapointment. I ordered the duck which lacked taste and was not prepared correctly. The sauce that the duck was paired with was too sweet and taste like cough medicine. I never complain about my meal but this time I had to send my entree back and order something else. I ordered veal parmigiana which also was lacking taste, was very tough and dry and the tomato sauce was bitter. My girlfriend also had the same comment regarding the veal parmigiana that it was tough and dried out. Her entree was a bit better but not to the level we both expected.
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  • Sole is okay!!!
    JSL15
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Good food,great service. Our waiter was excellent. Love the bruschetta assortment. Shrimp tempura appetizer was awesome. Pasta dishes were good and plentiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    tranny
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Good food. ok service, wasnt into our waiter...guy named adam; sloppy, cocky and out of touch
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty and affordable
    nick
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    dishes were well portioned and delicious. Specials were on point!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is of high quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Air Conditioning was not working orperly so it becam uncomfortable during meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always consistant
    buddiesVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    food was excellent, prepared well and aesthetically pleasing. The service was beyond attentive. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sole to anyone!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Great food
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Food is always delicious and beautifully presented. Service is great. Always enjoy going with friends, one of my favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    luvgoodgrub
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Haven't been here in year's now that I live in Florida and was thrilled that Sole' is still a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    JMR327
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The food is consistently fabulous! While waiting at the bar for my friends, I noted there were regulars who the staff catered to...not great for a newcomer. That being said, I will continue coming for the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nick
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Excellent food. Varied item selection and great regular items. Magnificent deserts.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Fixe Great
    bermuda
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Their PreFixe was very nice for $25.00 pp Food was very good- reception desk very friendly. However, we had a coupon from our last visit and they would not recognize it since some not all of the 12 guests were taking advantage of the Pre Fixe. What good is a coupon.?...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Teddy
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We were so looking forward to eating here as we have enjoyed it very much in the past. Unfortunately our last two experiences have been very disappointing. Our dinner this past time had absolutely no flavor. Two of us got the shrimp lemoncello and it was so bland, there was absolutely no flavor. There were six of us and the consensus was that the food was just ok and not with coming back.
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  • Excellent, AGAIN!!!
    cg88
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Once again our dining experience was excellent. We have never had a bad experience at Sole. Thanks!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinnerfor2
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Each time we dine here it is a memorable experience. Every staff member has an amazing "attitude" and you are treated with total respect. This is one of our favorite places to relax and enjoy amazing food. Highly recommended to all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 96 reviews are from the Sole reviews archive.
  • disappointed
    BubblesVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We finally ate at the restaurant after it was recommended by our friends a number of years ago. We were disappointed with the food. The salad I ordered was very dry and should of had more dressing. I ordered balsamic chicken which was just OK - I have had the same dish at other Italian restaurants and it was much better - and boneless. My wife ordered Saint Peters fish served on mashed potatoes. The fish was very good but the mashed potatoes were extremely salty.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our first time there
    LawrysVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    This was our first time there on the advice of a neighbor. It was great. The food was good and plenty of it, some regular Italian stand by items and some inventive items. Something for everyone. A good wine list and fairly priced. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good service
    dinnerVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    food was great service was great enjoyed the night
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a hidden gem
    cigar1
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Excellent food, local flavor,perfect ambiance,completely fulfilled for flavor
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Consistently good food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Sole is always our first choice to celebrate special occasions with friends. The menu is varied just enough to satisfy each of us. However, we usually end up getting something from the list of daily specials. We always order an appetizer of calamari, crisp and light and just enough to hold us until the entrees arrive. Desserts are usually interesting and satisfying. Presentation is also a plus, as is the service. My birthday is next. Can't wait!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Requests
    jamm18
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Don’t bother to put in any special requests they don’t even bother look at your reservation on open table
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm A Sole Man
    Allon22
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Consistently terrific local boîte that's a no-brainer for a great meal at fairly moderate prices. Menu is outstanding across the board.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Shorty52
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Have never been disappointed!! My favorite dish - Tuscan shrimp. Very generous with the size and amount of their shrimp!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • May be we hit it on a bad
    MarlarVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    May be we hit it on a bad night, but the food is usually better. The main course was fine (actually very good specials) but the appetizers and the kid's meal were mediocre. Even the coke was too syrupy. Other times that we have been there the everything was fine. If this was the first time we ever went here I would probably not go back. On the other hand, I prefer a restaurant that is consistently good all around.
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  • Neighborhood gem
    KW8here
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Sole never disappoints - food is delicious with large portions. Service is outstanding but reservations are must
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was very good and
    paula
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    The food was very good and perfect size portions. the waiter was attentive and checked with us on how the food was. water was refilled often. i haven't been to Sole in a long time and i was very pleasantly surprised. There was no wait. The nice thing is you can make a reservation on line so you don't need to wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • doesn't disappoint
    JillVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Low on atmosphere but great on food and service. Portions are large and waiters are very accommodating. Food is delicious, I have been here on several occasions-
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was wonderful.
    LBmom
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Everything was wonderful. The staff was very accommodating with special requests for dinner. Portions were abundant. Dessert was delicious also. Wonderful night and experience. Would recommend to anyone interested in a really good Italian meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was not happy with our table.
    Anne
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Was not happy with our table. Kept getting a draft . Gets very noisy.
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  • My swordfish was outstanding.
    Leenie7
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    My swordfish was outstanding. My husband ordered the Linguine with shrimp and clams and loved it. We had the baked clams. The best clams we ever had. The prices were moderate. It truly was a steal. The staff was friendly, but the bus boys cleared our plates as soon as we put down our forks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food
    glutton
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    dInteresting selections...excellent food presentation...good service...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Dinner
    JoanD
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    We have been to Sole 4-5 times and the food is consistently delicious and the service always attentive. Reservation through the on-line function is suggested and was handled with no problems.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    food is fine not exceptional service is very good and attentive....noise level is ridiculous and you cannot hear the person next to you
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Been eating here for about 10 years. A little noisy at time but the food makes up for that. Great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good and plentiful food
    qualitycomesinmanyguises
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    This non-pretentious restaurant is a neighborhood standout that consistently offers excellent food. Watching regulars file through the doors you know that if you live in the area Sole is the place to eat. The wait staff are courteous and helpful. The decor is a bit dated but it doesn't seem to bother anyone. The portions are very generous. You will not leave hungry. I recommend making reservations because it is a popular feeding hole.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A cut above
    LocalGuy
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Menu selection and presentation is a cut above what you would find on Nassau's counties south shore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Variety
    Nick
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    The menu is very varied and unique in preparation. The quality of the dinners is excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a lot to choose from.
    Foodie88
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    The menu published online looked fit for the foodies that we are but when we arrived there was very little to choose from. We waited 40 minutes for our appetizer and ended up asking the server to wrap our entrees to go after waiting another 40 minutes. Even with the minimum to choose from they were out of gnocchi and subbing penne pasta for my dish. The food we were given was clearly fresh but under seasoned.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get to know your fellow diners
    Nik1194
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    My husband and I went out for a long awaited date night and this definitely was not the place for it. I knew the restaurant was small but that was an understatement. We were practically a table of 4 with the next party instead of a table of 2. The food was good and service was fine but within 5 minutes of ordering our dinners were in front of us. We were in and out in 45 minutes. Being so tight and small you didn't feel comfortable sitting and chatting. Not very inviting.
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