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Sauce

4.7
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814 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Serving traditional Italian cuisine in a unique, downtown setting, Sauce is your go-to destination on the Lower East Side for delicious food, upbeat atmosphere, and great wine and cocktails! Our motto, "tutto di nostra produzione," (everything made by us) encompasses our philosophy when it comes to the food we serve - we make everything from fresh pasta to the wide array of sauces we are known for in-house, on a daily basis, to ensure freshness and quality.

Sauce is perfect for group dining, a romantic date night, or a lively happy hour at our wraparound bar offering the best view in the house of our open kitchen!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 814 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTrish
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The Cacio & Pepe was delicious as was the broccoli rabe. Seems like the branzino was just ok - maybe its best to stick with the pastas?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Bolognese pasta was stuck together when it arrived....poorly cooked. Other dishes lacked flavor. Nothing special in terms of dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Mediocre — food was very avg. felt overpriced

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vipOlivia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wonderful service. Best chicken parm in the city!

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McleanD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, we are definitely coming back soon

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SK3535
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fave spots to go in the city everything is totally on point, food, vibe, service, energy. Will keep coming back over and over again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Might be the best pizza in the les

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ElisabethR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was OUTSTANDING! The pizza super thin and tasty and non words for how amazing the garlic bread was!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time there, highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Host was very accommodating to seat our party of 6 early. Food was delicious. Will definitely return.

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AnaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

It was so loud inside my ears were painful. I asked the staff to lower the sound 5 times and they eventually did it after an hour. Honestly, I was very disappointed with the lack of respect for the people that are inside. We want to have dinner with our friends, not shout over each other because of the "club level" music in the background. Will not want to come back.

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TerryM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A long time fan of Sauce. The service is spot on - outdoor dining looks amazing and the food is perfect. Great restaurant that is always consistent.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot for friends! We had three pitchers, 2 pizzas, 2 entrees, and apps for 5 people to share - all for $40 each! Great deal for NYC brunch

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vipAdam
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Highly recommended.

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vipMaryE
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza was great and service was awesome too. Love this place for good italian comfort food.

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Elyssa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vodka sauce pizza was so delicious our table ordered a second pie! There is quite a bit of outdoor seating, but I felt the restaurant did a good job making sure parties were separate. Our waitress was attentive and friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sauce is the best!

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vipTonetteP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and superb staff!

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KiaraR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The pizza was delicious as always. Group dinner was a success 🙌🏼

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vipJessica
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very fun and festive ambiance with great food, drink, and service

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jacobb
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food & drinks. Good vibes. Great service.

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ChloeL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Good food and drinks 10/10 and tons of shareables and healthy foods surprisingly. Cons were the music was too loud and staff was not the best in terms of personality and giving us attention.

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Lizzy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good outdoor set up, decent food. Recommend White pie or Vodka pie!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

4.5 stars will be back. Good for groups too. Bathroom was disgusting though.

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JoshM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A solid restaurant for pasta a pizza! I would definitely go back.

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vipSamTug
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pizza!

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vipRalpflorrin
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at Sauce! Carlie and the manager on duty took care of our large group and took care of my brother, who was celebrating his upcoming wedding. The quality of the food was phenomenal and the drinks were strong. The only suggestion I’d make would be to toast the bread. It was delicious nonetheless but think it will be a nice touch. Thank you Sauce Team!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had outdoor seating dinner. Really cute set up with the umbrellas! Had the vodka cauliflower pizza. Highly recommend!

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Hello
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing workers! We will make a trip from Boston again to eat there! :)

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vipJBHORNS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The magic of this place is real. Starting with my man Christian, the whole wonderful staff, the food, the vibe, every night it's a blast. I defy anyone to find a better value when dining out in NYC. Bold statement perhaps, but these guys have never let me down. Everyone I bring here leaves happy. Date night, family night, solo dining at the bar, client dinner, check, check, check, check. Boogie on down.

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vipGeorgeT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Different pizza then their normal pizza shop sells. Paper thin, crispy and delicious. The rest of the menu was great with everyone in our party enjoying their pasta. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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KaylaD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food quality and wine list were both amazing. If I lived in the city this would be a spot I frequent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible espresso martinis! Highly recommend them. Everything was really delicious

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vipHeatherC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love LOVE coming here. The staff is so nice, the food is exceptional, and the music.... ❤️

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Lauren
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a loud. fun and lively restaurant. The food is legit, the vibe is awesome. We had pizza for lunch so sadly didn't get to try, but it looks amazing....super thin and super crispy. Went with the cacio y pepe and the kale caear, which my boyfriend said was the best he's ever had. Espresso martinis from Miguel behind the bar were delish. Will definitely be back next time we're in town.

- L & S from Chicago

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I hadn’t been to Sauce since they reopened. Was a little underwhelmed by the food. I love al dente pasta but this just honestly was severely under cooked. All the food apps, dinner, and dessert came out so quickly that it was almost concerning.

Ambiance and service was good.

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vipSpitz
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food but very loud music. We would dine there again. Young vibe

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The tomato gravy was super rich and fresh; probably one of the best tomato sauce I have ever had. I would recommend adding meatballs too. Good atmosphere, but kinda loud with the bar.

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MorganK
London
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super trendy place with great standard italian food. Great for catching up since it is not too loud and has a great ambiance and environment.

FAQs

Sauce does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Sauce also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 420-7700.

Sauce is rated 4.7 stars by 814 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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