Sola Pasta Bar

4.4
138 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
SIMPLICITY, MASTERY AND PASSION: the new pasta experience signed by an Italian Michelin-Starred Chef. An elegant open kitchen and a seamless fusion of cooking and dining immersed in contemporary décor.
Simplicity and balance of taste defines the restaurant's concept: matching a few perfectly chosen ingredients with the techniques and precision necessary to turn a great dish into a true sensory experience. What makes the difference between good food and great food? We have no doubt that the answer to this question is the passion of the person preparing the food.


Sola team is looking forward to seeing you, "LEAVE A BETTER PERSON THAN
YOU ARRIVED" (UrbanDaddy)


* Parties of 8 or more guests will be charged 20$ per person in case they do not show up without any notification.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good. The only problem was the lack of good vegetarian friendly options.

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FT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sola Pasta is a true gem with its phenomenal food and staff. Definitely my go to spot for any occasion; visitors in town, date night, girls' night out, anything. Alex is an AMAZING chef and always makes us feel welcome and special.

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ZV
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Average pasta with slow service which is atypical for NYC, added tip without asking. Will never recommend this place to anybody.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The pasta is amazing, but the atmosphere doesn't feel good, I really like the pasta and the wine, but the ambiance of the place has some kind of delusion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service , phenomenal food!!!!

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

Portions were small but big on flavor, better than expected experience. Menu options weren’t ample, but we chose well.

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The pasta bar was very cool and our food was delicious. Unfortunately, the waitsaff was not as great, spending more time walking around at talking then providing service. We had long waits between being seated and our drink/food orders being taken. We also had to wait about 20 minutes to even be able to ask for a check, even after our waiter walkied by us mutiple times and us making eye contact and trying to wave her down. The food is good enough to go back for, so hopefully next time we get a server who doesn’t give us the cold shoulder.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cacio e Pepe and cannoli is to die for

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible pasta, amazing wine, friendly staff, good music and very cool location. Highly recommend. 10/10.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice spot with a killer fresh pasta (must try). Desserts and cocktails are great too. Portions were just right, service was great and cool vibes. I will definitely go back next time I'm in SoHo.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fantastic! The service and food are top notch and they have cute Italian servers and chefs. The food is very authentic and I will be back here for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow what a great experience! We had a lot of food, and absolutely everything was delicious. Great service and atmosphere. Two thumbs up.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Sola Pasta Bar and we loved it! Highly recommended restaurant in NYC. It is a pasta bar, almost like a hibachi restaurant where your food is cooked right in front of you in a bar-like hip top setting. It is a very trendy and hip Italian spot in New York City. Great crowd, young and vibrant. The food was outstanding. Some of the best pasta that I have had in the city. He got the lasagne and I got the Cacio e Pepe. The chefs were very friendly as well. They even let us sample some of the other pasta dishes and sauces free of charge. (All amazing as well.) We also enjoyed the appetizer - mozzarella and fresh prosciutto... YUM! We will definitely be back!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun atmosphere.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and great food, certainly pricey but it is located in nice part of downtown and all pasta hand made right on front of you! Small menu but all of the dishes were amazing. Black ink spaghetti with clams was the favorite for me.

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MA
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

My second visit to Sola Pasta, 1 st pasta was excellent!! This visit pasta was over cooked & underseasoned . Also had prosciutto & buffalo mozzarella which was very good. Our wine was too warm ( Barbara D’Alba) storage probably a issue. Freshly filled Sicilian Canoli was excellent!
Service & Chefs very friendly!
I would give it another chance!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lasagna was amazing!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the place, yummiest pasta in NYC so far, the guys really know what they are doing. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Was a great experience, will surely visit again and recommend it. Had the caccio e peppe and ordered the ai fungi pasta twice!! It wad thattt good!

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FS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of the best pasta-based restaurants in all of Manhattan

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!! Everything from the service, drinks and food! Love this restaurant. I will be back.

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KC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lasagna was amazing!! This place was very authentic and the service was amazing! I will be back!

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great concept, great food/ambience, authentic italian food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Real Italian pasta. Delicious Italian wine. We’ll be back for sure.

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m
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For a group of 15, I was very impressed with the service and attention we got. We had a blast and the food was amazing! Thank you Luigi especially!

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TK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely fantastic! Great, efficient service without being overbearing. Pasta dishes were incredible. We had the prosciutto and buratta appetizer, so yummy! Our sever went over the specials including the prices (I noted some other reviews on here saying they were not told the cost).

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I went out to dinner and absolutely LOVED this place. The food was amazing and the perfect portion. The atmosphere was so relaxed and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this place.

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BF
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service great as usual but pasta seems to have slipped. Not as good as my first two visits

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FL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Had a reservation for 7:45, arrived at 7:47. We were told it would be 10 or 15 minutes, didn't get seated until after 8:35, so we had to stand inside the entrance for 50 minutes. They gave us five canolis for our wait - not worth it. I definitely won't go back with a party of more than two.

Here are some suggestions: (i) don't take reservations you can't keep (maybe you don't have the seating to honor reservations larger than 2 or 4), (ii) be realistic about when you can actually seat people, and (iii) when you have a major problem like this, talk to your customer and figure out what will make it right - dropping five canolis on a group that normally doesn't eat dessert won't accomplish that.

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GI
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable ambiance, very good food and service very special

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best pasta in NYC.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing i finished my pasta in 9 min
So magical

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The pasta was hard, not cooked. I appreciate al dents but this was ridiculous. Also we must have arrived at the change of shift as our first server was abrupt and I saw her put on her coat and leave shortly after speaking to us.
The woman at the table returned her meal because it “ was bland and not cooked” and the table on the other side placed their order and their server returned to the table to say the item he encouraged the person to order, was not available. I was disappointed by both the food and service and would not return.

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n
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. I love the atmosphere, the food, his team and the food that is wonderful. Congratulations

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Music was extremely loud and clubby, not suitable for a restaurant. The pasta ragu had no flavor for the price that was sold for. Service was ok. Don't think I will be going back there.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Music was WaY toooooo loud

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Awful, it’s charged $100 for a pasta without knowing

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Overall loved the food and concept of the place. Ambience was great as well. Was completely floored by the $95 pasta dish at the end of evening and the fact that the waitress wouldn’t think to mention price when she was reviewing specials. My friend also ordered one of the specials and again over $50. That’s almost a 4x markup vs their general pricing on dishes. Almost $200 just on 2 pasta dishes. Ok yes there was some truffles noted in the dish but I don’t think it’s fair for them to think anyone would ever assume such a hike. I don’t typically like to leave a negative review but I was so upset by how the entire order was managed and will not return simply because my friend and I felt completely snookered. Too bad as the food was delicious. Note to file everyone ... be sure to ask for pricing on anything presented to you off menu. Beware the specials!!!!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

The pasta is overcooked and it is extremely noisy, impossible to communicate.

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SR
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Having traveled and worked in Italy more than a dozen times, I’ve become a stickler about pasta perfection. The wait staff here are all Italian, gorgeous and accommodating. I had a wonderful homemade smoked rigatoni that was utterly perfect.
Good wine selection and tasty mixed drinks.
My only negative takeaway was that the pasta portion is on the small side. Since they don’t offer Segundi plates, the small portion was a bit of a disappointment. But overall, this is a great little spot. I will be returning.

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