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I Sodi

4.4
616 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

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About

Enjoy an authentic Italian culinary experience with a calm atmosphere and a variety of delicious offerings at I Sodi. The menu reflects elements of Florence, Italy, where the owner was born and raised. Appetizers include various salads and a selection of meat and cheese dishes. For the main course, I Sodi offers housemade pasta dishes that include spinach and ricotta ravioli and lasagna in meat or artichoke sauce.

Those looking for other options will find Cornish hen, New York strip steak and fried chicken dishes crafted with fine herbs for a full-bodied taste. Side dishes include sautéed spinach, fried potatoes and cannellini beans to name a few options. I Sodi has a bar with drink selections that pair beautifully with the various meals.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Lunch: Saturday-Sunday 12pm-3pm
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Phone number
(212) 414-5774
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rita Sodi
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bleecker & Hudson Streets
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Public transit
1 train to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
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4.4  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 23, 2016

Oh this was an amazing restaurant. Food was the fantastic but the service was the part that pushed the score to 5/5.
We had Tartare, Lasagna, Artichoke salads, Risotto. All super good

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vipKingfishercooks (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on April 14, 2016

We come to I Sodi a few times a year and are never disappointed. We were there the night of the NYT review by coincidence and it was packed. Newer waiter was rushing us a bit, but it will settle down again and be the perfect gem of a restaurant that we love. The food is divine.

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CasualFoodieDelight (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

Food is excellent but staff make it very clear that they have ample regulars and you're not one of them. Left standing in doorway without anyone so much as nodding at us for literally 5 minutes. And not because we were badly dressed or behaved just to be clear, and we had a reservation at an early hour. In fairness, the place is tiny, but the chilly attitude was most disappointing. Oh well, there are plenty of top notch restaurants where they treat new patrons beautifully.

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vipCarol (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on March 9, 2016

The restaurant staff is professional and welcoming. The restaurant itself is small and the decor is not so inviting. Food is overpriced-better value at Villa Mosconi, Mezzogiorno, Arco Cafe. The cacio e pepi is VERY peppery and salty-overpowers the pasta.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 25, 2016

I Sodi was recommended to me by a friend, and his recommendation did not disappoint. We had a little bit of an early reservation, but we were greeted warmly, and our server was very kind and had a great knowledge about the food and wine. He also gave us our space and let us eat our meal, without feeling rushed, so they could sit the next table.

Definitely will go again!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 22, 2016

Reservation was honored on time...Food and wine were very good...Loved the ripe olives served gratis...Server had a bad attitude for no apparent reason

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narcatravels (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2016

We were seated close to 8:40pm for an 8pm reservation which we were on time for. This didn't bother us because we weren't starving or in a rush, but we should have seen it as a red flag. Staff is friendly and the white negroni and wine were great. The restaurant was busy and maybe a server or someone called out, but we shouldn't have felt the effects. The timing gaps between being served water, drinks, bread/olives and entrees were very wide. Sardine special was good but needed a squeeze of lemon. We had one bite of the rabbit and cacio e pepe and both were not good at all. The rabbit was dry and just tasted of weird pancetta. The side of cooked greens were terrible and tasted like mucky frozen spinach cooked in salted water - there was barely an afterthought of evoo and garlic. The cacio e pepe had so much black pepper that I physically had difficultly swallowing my first and only bite. Servers walked by and eyed our full plates but no one stopped to ask if anything was wrong. Our server apologized but didn't offer any solutions and dropped the check. The two entrees we barely touched should have been comped. No manager came by. At that point, our only recourse was to withhold the tip. I've never not tipped - it was an awful feeling, but I hope the restaurant is mindful and kind enough to their staff to pay out the server on the check despite the lack of tip. My boyfriend and I work in the restaurant industry. Our overall experience was absolutely abysmal.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2016

Second time that I have been and my expectations were extremely high. The food surpassed my expectations and I would have given this a 5 star experience had it not been for one of the staff who was incredibly rude to a member of our party. It is extremely unfortunate as the experience otherwise was excellent and this individual ruined it.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2016

I don't live in NYC and the only reason I came was for the Artichoke Lasagna...which they were out of sadly. The replacement dish was over salted and I barely ate any of it. Bummed as I have been trying to get back to one of my fave NYC italian spots since I moved 4 years ago only to not be happy when I left...

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vipjenbon57 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2016

The food was excellent and service was efficient but not too rushed and the small. The special truffle tagliatelle was amazing. Radicchio salad (which I normally don't like) was excellent as was the rabbit. The ganache cookies with graham crackers were sooo good. Excellent food - not over complicated which I find far too many places do now. Highly recommend

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vipGregory (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2016

We had 3 different pasta dishes and they were all fantastic. Will definitely be going back

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

We just keep coming back! The steak tartare is unrivaled. The pasta is always wonderful. And the staff are great.

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yumP (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 12, 2016

Cold, rubbery bread in the bread basket, artichoke salad like cardboard with something like lousy provolone being passed off as pecorino. My husband's pasta with ragu was fine, but the fried chicken was rubbery and the rabbit was incredibly over salted. Orange tart with chocolate gelato had lost all it's flavor. Must have been sitting there for a month before they served it.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2016

My favorite Italian restaurant in Greenwich Village. Few tables so reserve well in advance. Authentic and refined Italian menu. The lasagna is remarkable, especially the artichoke lasagna. Cacio e pepe is as good as you can get in Rome. Very nice wine list.

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vipLamentfromalocal (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2016

We ate at the bar; something we love to do at all of our favorite restaurants. Our bartender, Chris, was quite inattentive and dismissive of our inquiries. His responses seemed to be in code. Finally as we were leaving and saw the signature dish of fried artichokes and inquired why he had not offered them; his response was only if you are friends of the chef might you have those. Really??!! We will never go back. Too many choices in our neighborhood. Too bad as the food was quite good.

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