Sauce

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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!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place

ES
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food- good service- loud up beat atmosphere but a great placeFor friends get together! cauliflower pizza was delicious. Actually tasted like pizza

i
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Foodie, but not fussy. A cool room, a varied and unusual menu, and some terrific flavors. The branzino was expertly filleted, but overcooked and served without sauce. The accompanying root veggies and spinach were perfect. Many excellent choices, and many well-prepared, like the pasta, the chicken Milanese, and the vegetable dishes. More consistency would be great, but overall an excellent LES choice. The pizza looked amazing.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food just very loud in there with the music but had a great time!

JP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Noise level off the charts and not because of the music. Extremely overcrowded, basically you sitting on other people’s laps. Food was just okay. Service was fantastic, if it wasn’t for the service I would have left. Would have been an enjoyable experience if it was not overcrowded. Never seen so many people pack in a Resturant. Concept of personal space as part of a dining experience is foreign.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was great but the service felt really rushed. Not somewhere to go for a leisurely sit down.

Sauce
Responded on October 28, 2019

Hi- Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are reaching out to you privately.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe!

NT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sauce is right around the corner from me and will for sure be a go-to place to bring friends and visitors. Service was very helpful, food was simple and delicious, and ambiance was very fun and cool.

Sauce
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thanks for checking us out! See you soon!

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience2

The service was great.Had the meatballs as an app.Fair but the lazagna made up for it.The service could not be matched.

Sauce
Responded on October 28, 2019

Thanks for your review! See you soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thin and crispy crust pizza. Cacio e Pepe is spot on. Recipe’s straight from Italy make the dishes standout from typical New York red sauce joints. Hip crowd and throwback hip hop music make it fun.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Had an amazing pizza and chicken parm.
Highly recommend - can’t wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service and good and the 90’s hip hop is the best!

P
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. We went for a girl's dinner and had an excellent time and delicious food.

OB
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Pretty disappointed with the reopen. Used to be regular visitors for their weekend brunch offer (entree and 2 drinks for something like $20).

All of that is gone now and they’ve got rid of all of the great Italian staple food that they were famous for (eggs bolognese, risotto etc)

The food we had was good but we’ll be going to Supper going forward

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience as always. Music is always on point as is the food!

i
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved our food and waitress!! Food has been Great since the fire

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavor is back on Rivington! The kings have returned, as good as ever.

EB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants, the food here is always incredible. Love the setting of the restaurant also, very friendly staff.

f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unenthusiastic service. Poor presentation, our food was slopped on the plates & the pasta was undercooked, still hard. The staff didn’t even put our food on the table, they gave it to us in our hands. Super dissatisfied as we were really looking forward to it.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pizza and pasta. Service was excellent, but a bit loud for my liking.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I lived in Italy for 20 years, and I had pizza almost once a week.
I tried many pizza places in NYC, but no one like sauce made me feel like at home.
I came here with a group of Italian friends and we LOVED IT.
Highly recommended!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. Josh was a great server.

S
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The seating is very tight quarters so it makes for a bit of an uncomfortable position as you're basically sitting with other patrons backs right up on your table. If you can get passed that though the food is totally worth it. The vodka pizza is to die for!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Looove sauce and was so pumped for it to reopen but was a little disappointed to find the menu change ups

A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great italian homestyle dishes that are affordable and made to share. Buzzy atmosphere and quick service make this a place I'll frequent for a consistently good time.

MA
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Bolognese pasta was delicious, octopus was not.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food average

EM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sauce is back and better than ever. So happy that they're back open and food is just as tastey.

MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sauce had a fire two weeks ago and is closed. You may want to update your records.

JP
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of the best gluten free pizzas we’ve had. Highly recommend the vodka gluten free pie. Servers were accommodating and cheerful. Will definitely return.

OT
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

the garlic bread was incredible but wasn’t as impressed with the noddles themself!

n
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dark and downtown, this Italian place didn’t disappoint. Burata was delicious and lasagna was like nonna’s. Pizza looked great but we stuck with homemade pasta. Steak dish was unflattering. Stick to pasta.

NG
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The food was too salty, poor service, expensive and the roof was leaking with rain into a light fixture- which is really dangerous/electricity wise/water being a conductor

CE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Met a friend here for Sunday brunch . They have a deal where you receive 2 brunch cocktails and your meal for $20, which I think is great! Good food, but I wouldn't say it was extraordinary. I had the pancetta and pecorino omelette (with the pecorino on the side since pancetta is already salty), and my friend had the mashed pomodoro sandwich. Both were pretty good, so no complaints there! All in all a great place for brunch with friends.

KT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday dinner on a Sat nite, a little later rez @8:45. Atmosphere is perfect for a birthday - the soundtrack was awesome old school hip hop music & we were dancing in our seats. The food was delicious & arrived pretty quickly after we ordered. The only negative was that our table was in a corner & was very tight for 6 ppl but they were too packed to be able to move us.

RC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love this place! Food is incredible. The atmosphere is the best. Every time I visit NYC (I'm from Va Beach) I come here to eat :) Food came out really quick and is to die for.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food3service5ambience5

good for parties

c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

fun restaurant, definitely pack you in but good time there. very good food. louder, fun environment. good music.

L
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE SAUCE!

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