Sauce

4.6
970 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 970 people are saying
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jake
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Delicious super thin crust pizza. Mozzarella salad app! Chicken parm, gnocchi, meatballs!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place with delicious food and friendly service. Very gracious host. Very much appreciated the accommodation!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Music way too loud outside. Could barely hear my guests

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EllenS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Very good weekday specials, however, we got pressured to leave from our server while we were still finishing up our drinks. Hadn't even been at the table for 90 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We enjoyed our time but nothing stood out to us. The food was good but we did not enjoy our seats as they were on the curb and our table was uneven.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Went fir a birthday and had the best time!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good carbonara. Had a nice outdoor area on a decent corner of LES. Overall a good time.

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susanoher
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent value, very good food. Extremely noisy but it was a beautiful Saturday evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun, good service!

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nyfoodie1403
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was great. The service was not so great. They gave us a regular pizza instead of cauliflower crust at first and we repeatedly had to ask for pepper and grated cheese. Very nice staff and the meatballs were outstanding.

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EEVV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food came quickly but although we had a reservation at 7:45pm we were not able to sit until 8:15pm

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere. The pasta I ordered was okay, not amazing. A little disappointed but would come back and try pizza next time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

food is great and a good deal but we were harassed by a homeless man for like 15 minutes at our outdoor table and would have liked staff to have done more to make our experience better, we were super stressed out and it sort of ruined the experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside area was perfect for our group of six (especially as inside was super loud). The waiter was also incredibly lovely!

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MrOpinionated
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

They seemed understaffed and the outdoor service made it difficult for those waiting tables. The branzino was good not the simple rigatoni was bland and the pasta was undercooked. 50% off Monday is a great deal though so I can’t really complain.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

White and vodka pie

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MariaR
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Just kept ordering dishes to share! Pizza, gnocchi with truffle sauce, meatballs, garlic bread, bottle of Chianti! Yum!!!

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Miaalexandra89
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, service and ambience. Near train. Quality is excellent. Tasty af

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Corn
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great, the sangria and calamari were delicious! A bit expensive for what the food was, but it was still very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Went for brunch and they weren’t offering the brunch menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place! Disappointed that the mushroom pasta is off the menu though

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vipRemyM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was fabulous

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OliviaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Could not hear the person sitting next to me on a Wednesday night dinner

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BONNIEFAUST
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were great! It was VERY warm in the restaurant; several people were fanning themselves. Food arrived hot and very quickly. The waiter was personable, knowledgeable, and attentive. The music was kind of loud for eating dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious, service is always attentive and decor always makes the experience even better. Noise is moderate, so not the place to have a deep conversation.

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vipkatym
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch. Sat outside very comfortably. Wait staff was attentive and awesome. Food was fantastic. Had chicken Milanese, spinach Benedict and meatball! All terrific.

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vipEileen
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Great food, small portions. Very loud!

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vipJacquelynL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Get the vodka pizza and the cacio e pepe. The margaritas are also so tart and delicious.

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LeoH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, moderate service and comfortable seating outdoors. Noise level was a bit more than desired, but it’s NYC

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sauce never disappoints. Service was spot on. Great Waiter who took great care of my “high maintenance” guest who showed up late. Food was delicious (as always) and we needed to walk home to work off how much we ate. Outdoor seating was well thought of and look amazing.

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JackieF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it! The food was spectacular! Price was fair. The wine selections were good. The street noise was a bit loud but great overall!

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SamanthaY
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and they couldn't have been nicer. Everyone we interacted with was friendly and helpful and we had an absolute ball :) Food was NEXT LEVEL good!! Def get the white pie and the truffle gnocci.

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vipYummy325
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and amazing service… as always!

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BONNIEFAUST
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here before our visit to the Van Gogh Experience and it did not disappoint! We sat outside, and although the heat was blistering, there were individual fans at each table that helped tremendously. The burratta was creamy with a slight salty tang. The garlic bread was topped with some fresh Parmesan and garlic and the bread itself was a crusty, rustic bread. We shared the Spaghetti with Cacio y Pepe and it was thick and rich! We also had a bottle of the savingnon Blanc and it was very good! For dessert we had the tiramisu, and while the portion was small (for sharing) it really was the perfect size for just a taste of something decadent at the end of our meal. It did not disappoint! Our server was very attentive and personable, offering recommendations and checking on us frequently, refilling drinks and bringing fresh napkins, silverware, and dishes without being intrusive. We would absolutely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Will be back!

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vipKaileenM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We go often: tonight’s service was underwhelming. Wasn’t sure who to ask for what. Finished our appetizer before drinks even came. I’m a server too and I know and understand were all understaffed but when it seems like your server/servers are having more fun and chatting it up at another table I can’t help but feel unnoticed and unattended. All in all the food never disappoints. But tonight just felt like we had to cut it short due to solely service.

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James
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was incredible, and staff was nice. Only issue was we were rushed out quickly. Staff asked to clear unfinished appetizers two-three times, and we would have to tell them we were still working on our entrees multiple times as well. Party of four and we were in and out within an hour. Great restaurant, but the rushing wasn't ideal.

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Penny
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Young energetic vibe, very inexpensive, delicious pizza, water down drinks, tough to get waiters attention! Overall though it was a perfect place to go for dinner before going out

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, we all cleaned our plates. Loved our waiter, and the service was attentive but not overbearing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot for a birthday. We had an extra friend come at the last minute and they accommodated us right away. Amazing food, amazing service, amazing everything. Henry is the best!!!

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 4.6 stars by 970 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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