Sauce

4.7
821 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
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 821 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re industry folks that always came through for Amici Monday before Covid, and decided to stop in this past Monday for old times sake. The food was wonderful as always, and perfect vibes with a great playlist. To tell you the truth we were shocked that the owner would continue the Amici Monday special during a time where people are already broke and not tipping servers properly, so if you do go on Monday night and receive a 1/2 off bill please please PLEASE leave a large tip for the server. 1/2 price meal doesn’t make them 1/2 a human, and they still give you full service. Share the love :) Sauce is our favorite little Italian spot in Manhattan and would recommend it 10/10 to anyone entertaining the option.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!! I’m so happy this restaurant still open.
Te customer service, friendliness is TOP! They always treat us amazing ! Thx Sauce Team!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was good. Server was fine. Sat outdoors on a very cold evening bc there were no reservations left for indoor dining. Wore coats and scarves in anticipation but they sat us at a table for 4 without a heater when there were plenty of outdoor tables for 6 under heaters. I guess they were saving those tables for larger parties that never came. Very frustrating that paying customers with a reservation are left in the cold with heated tables left open. Eventually a party of 2 came later and were immediately sat at the table for 6 under a heat lamp. Definitely frustrating to see. Food wasn’t worth braving the cold for.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience, servers were exceptional. Delicious food and great value.Will go back!

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ksie8
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sauce is our favorite and never fails to deliver. The ambiance is always on point, the staff is friendly and fun, and the food is delicious. Couldn’t love this place more.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very comfortable outdoor dining / social distance experience! one of the few places i’ve felt very comfortable!

Sauce
Responded on November 7, 2020

Thank you for the kind remarks! We've certainly put a lot of effort into ensuring our guests feel safe during these unprecedented times. We look forward to having you for dinner again soon.

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AngelaK
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great music great les vibes ‼️Great for a date or dinner with friends

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vipTrish
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
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 on October 23, 2020
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 on October 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Mediocre — food was very avg. felt overpriced

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vipOlivia
New York Area
3 reviews
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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vipAnaR
New York Area
2 reviews
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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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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KiaraR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
2 reviews
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
12 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!

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 821 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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