Sauce

4.7
907 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The neighborhood knows us for our heritage chicken parm, grass-fed beef meatballs, homemade pasta, and extra thin crust pizza, but what people really come back for is the thing that anchors it all: the sauce. Staying true to Italian tradition, the team starts their day with pots of simmering sauce, just like Nonna does when prepping for Sunday dinner. The recipes are tried-and-true and made with the best ingredients with love from Italian expert chef consultant Maura Ardu. The space is cozy, the music is always just a little bit too loud, and the dishes are classic and consistent.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 907 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipkatym
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great as usual. Food and service was great! Unfortunately it was a hot day and the air conditioning wasn’t great. All of the doors were open for ventilation due to Covid and it was just TOO HOT to enjoy our meal. We had to cut it short and get out of there!

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vipdavidk
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

While it was a hot day, the ambiance and restaurant was cool in a good way. Enjoyed Henry, who was friendly and gave insight on the menu. Even crafted a special pizza for us.

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Carly
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good service, yummy food. But the music was way too loud - my seat vibrated with the bass, and it was difficult to hear my friends. Our lovely waitress asked the manager to turn it down, but he refused.

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vipKariN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing! Loved her energy and attentiveness! Meatballs, fried calamari and chicken milanese topped with giant salad were all delicious!! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great experience.

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SaraR
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and a really fun environment. Outdoor seating is set up well; access to indoors is safe and well laid out. Happy to return again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

My cousins and I had a wonderful post COVID vaccination brunch! It was a rainy Sunday in NYC but the outdoor structure kept us dry so kudos to the architect! The food was delicious and the two for one mimosa and Bellini pitchers were verrrrryyyyy nice!!! Our waiter was nice! We will be back!

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vipLanaM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nothing special, food was average, service was good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carly is an amazing server and always adds to the experience at Sauce!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was good. Waiters were nice

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience1

They do not have a working AC system so it was over a hundred degrees inside. Our waitress was great but she looked like she was dying from the heat.

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samuelk
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed out experience eating outdoors, Food was great, vodka pizza was incredible.. thin crust and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Food was good but there was no air conditioning and it was dangerously hot inside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Air conditioning was not working well which is never good on a 90 day in NYC. Service was great - food was good but pricey.

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caterina
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Delicious amazing food but service was lacking, no one ever came and introduced themselves as our server, leaving us to just ask whoever passed if we could order, meanwhile we were only 1 of a few tables in the whole place

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jefpez11
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great environment

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Gianna
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, such a fun place to eat, our server and the rest of the staff were amazing!

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SydneyH
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Unfortunately this was very disappointing. Service was inattentive and the food was just not very good. Pizza wasn’t hot, meatballs were below average. Would not recommend

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MarlaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This restaurant has excellent vibes and excellent food! The ambiance and the music was great.

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vipAlex
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thin crust pizza and refreshing arugula salad.

Very attentive service w/ a great attitude

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Kelly
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sauce was excellent. We loved our food and will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loads of outdoor seating. Excellent pizza (white pizza with sausage and hot honey) and polenta which we had as an appetizer. Chicken parm with zucchini noodles was large serving - enough to split four ways with along with a dish of orechiette with broccoli rabe and all was good, quality food. Pitcher of aperol spritz was a good value. Very good service considering how crazy busy they were. We will indeed return for good food, good value, fun vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music and Margaritas were awesome

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, fantastic food ❤️

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vipGinaM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great food & service! Would come back again with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Between the atmosphere and the food the place is just great. Will absolutely be back soon.

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KatherineN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service at Sauce was great. Very cordial people. Good vibes. The food was underwhelming.

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vipDavidM
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Sauce. I said it the first time I ate there and I will say it again. Their Pizza is the best pizza I have ever had! And its not even close.

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vipJessicaL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zoodles! Pizza! Wine!! All awesome... definitely try the meatballs and the giant wedge salad too

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Maryann825
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If you’re looking to have dinner at a frat house, this is your place. Terrible food, awful service and loud/college kid atmosphere.

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CarlyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta was amazing!! Staff was really friendly. Overall great experience.

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MMMich
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

nice spot for some pizza it was really good! cant complain, nothing fancy. good for bros/ girls night even a first date if you dont want to break the bank.

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MonicaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I was expecting more from the food to be honest. Staff was nice but not quick to attend to outdoor diners.

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Jacq
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! They were very accommodating to all of our request.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sauce was unbelievable and I will be returning very soon

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Jeremy616
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Would recommend coming back.

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gwcc
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food is great - pastas, pizza -excellent. The waiter was helpful in recommending favorites. I felt the prices were high, especially for wine. Additionally, the service was great in the beginning but then really faltered as our stay went on. We had to track down our waiter a few times after our food was delivered to get drink refills, check, etc. Additionally, the outdoor tables which are not located in the enclosed cabins could use some ambience - there was nothing on the tables - just random tables and chairs on the sidewalk.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Waitstaff is nice and food is good but the music is so awful and loud you can’t have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

experience was great - food was good. service could have been a little better but giving a pass bc of pandemic - brought out pizza without plates or utensils, but addressed quickly. Good for our group to get together for a casual dinner with good food enjoyed by all - option for everyone. Structure outdoors was a little loud when cars drove by but we made it through.

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AdamS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing place! Great vibe and incredible food! I can’t wait to come back!

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 907 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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