Sauce

4.7
836 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 836 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viphdhdhd1
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still expensive for what it is. But they are 1 of 2 well equipped for outdoor seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

was really warm even outside and great food!

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vipTK719
New York Area
203 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome outdoor dining! Heaters above every table - so nice and warm! The zucchini soup, branzino and polenta were all delicious. The tiramisu was excellent. My server Henry was awesome and took great care of me. Will be going back very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome warm location and service was exceptional.

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Devin
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great setup outside! We weren't cold at all and food was great.

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vipMegW
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a relief to find that tables are not only totally separated in outdoor enclosed booths, but are so well heated with very effecting heat lamps!

Excellent food except for cacio e pepe, which we normally love, but here had way too much pepper. However the meatballs and pizza were excellent, and the burrata and tomato was THE BEST we have ever had, truly a MUST HAVE. My negroni was perfect.

The lady who waited on us was excellent but seemed overworked and so we had to wait a bit to find her (for the bill, for example) but we are not lowering our rating because of this - we understand that erratic staffing is usually a consequence of the pandemic.

Thank you to Sauce for finding a way to make Manhattan dining a very pleasurable experience. The best testimonial we can offer is our plan to return very soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice outdoor brunch last Sunday. They have a few personal heaters at some of the tables, we found the temperature comfortable while we were seated (it was in the high 30’s). They have outdoor, sheltered areas, so you can go there in the snow. I’m not sure how well they hold back the rain. The service is great. Good place to go while indoor dining is prohibited.

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CaraP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite cozy Italian restaurant in the city!!
The pizzas and pastas are all delicious and the service/ambiance is the consistently the best.
Already looking forward to coming back to NY to eat here again

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StevenB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never ever disappoints. Food, music, vibe and service. Especially Miguel who is both a server and bartender. Top notch

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!!!! Service was outstanding :)

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Adam
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome vibes, great energy, epic food

Staff is really helpful too

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GraceP
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food never disappoints. Will continue to go back!

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Elizabeth
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor heated seating! Perfect for winter-time dining. Vodka pizza was amazing.

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JonF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service was really good. Was there for brunch and it was ok. Nothing stood out that we ordered.

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vipJackieP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!
Caci pasta
Arugula salad
Margarita pizza!

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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
14 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!

FAQs

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

Sauce is rated 4.7 stars by 836 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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