Sola Lab

4.5
38 reviews
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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this spot! I feel that the food is better at the soho location but this follows closely which makes it one of my favorite spots in the area. Currently they’re BYOB so very well priced as well. Comfy intimate setting and I love the play list.

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was really delicious, and the small space is warm and welcoming. Wait time for main courses was unreasonable - came about 2 hours after we sat at the table.

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KF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing as always!!!

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OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I had a great experience at Sola Lab. The food was amazing--we had the crostino to start, the Spaghetti Neri Vongole and Mafalde al Cinghiale Affumicato as entrees, and the tiramisu for dessert--and everything was delicious and unique. Our waiter was very attentive and warm. The interior is very trendy, but we were there on a rainy Friday night when there was only one other party at the restaurant, so it was very quiet. I would have preferred more of a crowd, but I had a great experience overall.

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I
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We attended a birthday party so we were all seated at the big table in the middle which has room for 10 people. The salads were excellent and the pastas very, very good. We'd been there a few other times before and also tried their chicken and fish dishes but pasta's the way to go in this place. Service is always excellent and we actually like that we can BYOB (there's a liquor store around the corner on Nassau). It's our new favorite spot in the neighborhood!

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although they sadly do not even have a beer or wine license they make amazing pasta. Its a rare thing to find an Italian restaurant where you do not walk away thinking "I could make that" - Delicious !

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal, a great find. All 9f 7s had different meals and each was as good as the next. Superb service. Its a BYOB but wine store is a block away that has a terrific selection

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SF
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food. Wonderful service. Excellent night. We were a party of 14... Basically the whole place, and they took great care of us. Also a great value as it's BYOB. Can't wait to go back.

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X
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Traditional authentic intimate

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c
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt s though the meal were being prepared t a friend's home for us lone. A bit too slow, though, otherwise a great, great dining experience for us and our guests from France.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience! Very good food! Fabio was awesome!

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. BYOB for now and Fabio texted to let us know before our reservation.
No detail has been overlooked in the modern Italian decor. Fantastic cacio and pepe, fresh delicious bruschetta with imported mozzarella, all served on a beautifully appointed table settings.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! Loved it

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time here. Food is great. Tiny place with nice service and quiet enough to have a conversation

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OT
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a nice lunch. The food was outstanding.

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a
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh so yummy! And excellent price for Prix fixe lunch

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WD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our overall experience at this spot is usually great! That being said, we went out for dinner at Valentines Day and it turned out to be extremely frustrating and very disappointing. My wife had a few food restrictions and we were never informed they were serving a limited prix-fix menu. We were quite limited to the menu and tried to go around by ordering things she could eat. The dishes she had were quite tasteless as well as we were completely forgotten by the service, having waited 40 minutes from appetizers to first court which she had a salad without any dressing and unappetizing. From first course to second course another 40 minutes wait and when that already I obviously canceled the dessert because I was not really planning on waiting for another 40 minutes. And we paid the full bill! It’s going to be hard to ever come back to this place! SAD!

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WD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This spot is just incredibly underrated! The food is better than so many Michelin star restaurants I’ve eaten at. The service is great and prices extremely fair. Almost don’t wanna talk too much about it because I fear it’s going to get too popular.

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a
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch special! Clean authentic food, we will be back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit, is becoming our go-to for the financial district and seaport areas of manhattan. Our friends from UES were impressed and said well worth the trip downtown!

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Only bad thing about this place is it’s BYOB. Other than that- the perfect dining experience. The pasta & appetizers were perfect!!

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OT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I loved this little place! I had a wonderful kale salad with toasted quinoa, spaghetti, and an outstanding Americano, while sharing my friend's cheesecake (to die for). It has a workshop feel to it, but the table settings etc. are very nice, and the waitstaff is welcoming and polite. Hidden gem.

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TS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting new Italian Restaurant with a lovely menu and great service. A great selection Homemade pastas to choose from.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 7 and getting together to network within our industry. The maître d′ /host was extremely accommodating to us and our last minute changes. He stayed well beyond the hours of operation and didn't rush us out. I would be back for sure. The homemade pasta is on my list of things to try. I never take the time to write reviews but just had to support this special place.

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IS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Welcome to the neighborhood.

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KF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was outstanding. I am already planning how to eat here again.

The waiter was very nice and friendly and was clearly doing his best to serve all his guests—we walked in to a nearly full house. He answered our questions about the food with expertise.

We were seated near the door, which unfortunately kept popping open despite the staff’s attempts to keep it closed due to the chill. Next time we will make an earlier reservation so we have a chance of sitting farther away from the door.

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A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. The temperature in the restaurant was little cold

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TA
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 1ambience 5

The food was nasty and very slow. I would never come here again. Very slow and extremely nasty

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MB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique
Food 5 stars
Location amazing

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H
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Friday night dinner with reservation at 8pm. Place is tiny and has mostly bar level seating and 1 communal table that seats 10. You will meet the other patrons, no doubt. Food is good with the appetizer bruschetta as a standout in first course and the chicken and the white boar ragu in the second. Service was very friendly and efficient but they don’t have their liquor license yet which was an unpleasant surprise. We should have been told when we made the reservation. Overall I don’t know how the economics work or whether enough people will eat at a shelf to keep them open but they are a nice addition to the neighborhood.

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was out of this world and the service was equally delightful! Fabio took extra care to ensure the details were just right. Communal style dining made for great conversation too!

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T
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience!

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AK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Major rip-off, we ordered pasta with white truffles for $95 (!), pasta itself was overcooked and smothered with gooey cheese substance, the truffles were not the white truffles from Alba - they were some cheap substitute with no texture or the flavor you expect from the white truffles from Italy.
HORRIBLE and DISHONEST way to rip off customers.

On a positive side, our server Fabio was very good and attentive.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Intimate setting was the perfect ambiance for our gathering. Service was individualized and highly attentive. Will return again soon.

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TW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

A tiny brand new restaurant with superb pasta made in house. The gnocchi was wonderful.

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GE
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and the service was excellent. Only suggestion is to lower the lights a bit, it was very bright.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My family and I love Sola Pasta Bar in SoHo. My wife and I were curious to go and eat at the new Sola LAB. All really very good. In addition to the pasta we also eat at Sola Pasta we ate a delicious salmon and the chef Luigi cooked for us a special dish: handmade gnocchi stuffed with truffles. All really excellent.

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