Sola Pasta Bar

4.6
62 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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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)

*SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 11 AM - 4 PM, THE SOLA PASTA BRUNCH.
SPECIAL PASTA, EGGS, AVOCADO & COCKTAILS!
* Parties of 8 or more guests will be charged 20$ per person in case they do not show up without any notification.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Daily 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(646) 692-4131
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alex Campedelli
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grand Street
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Entertainment
Music
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 62 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Had to wait for a table more than an hr with reservation
Tasteless undone pasta
Noisy place
After seating had to wait for more than 15 min for a waiter

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NR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great experience. Too bad there isn’t one in LOs Anglese. Great food is a must and LA is booming with it, perhaps we’ll see it soon.

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DD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The truffle pasta is the BEST!!!
Delicious watermelon salad too!!

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LG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing presentation. Specials are always spot on. GET ON THE MAILING LIST! They never forget a face, so frequent and get some yummy surprises! We love Sola!

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C
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have family dinner to celebrate Independence Day 2018. The foods are incredible amazing. Must have the eggplant for the appetizer. Foods from southern Italy. Will come back to try different dishes.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, best pasta in town!!!

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Portions a bit small. Need to provides baby high chairs.

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L
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place with incredible service, food and ambiance!

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s
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fresh food, great service. Definitely love to go back !

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here a few times. Great place for a dish of pasta. The bar seats are my choice where you can watch your pasta being made. One of very few places that cook pasta fresh and al dente. The portions are just right for me -- I don't feel like I'm about to fall into a coma when I leave.

The only negative is reserved bar seating. This is such a great place to drop in for a dish of pasta if you're in the neighborhood, but it's reservations only.

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

You can always count on Sola for excellent food and horrendous service.

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SF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pasta is perfectly cooked and delicious but left me unfilled. Wine most, ambiance, service all a perfect 10

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was so delicious and reasonably portioned. The wait staff was nice but somewhat slow. I’d definitely go back to try different food!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have searched many a restaurant in many a city to recreate our time in Italy. We had all but given up until we came here. Love the atmosphere. Love the neighborhood. Love the food. This spot is not to be missed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect pasta. It was just perfect. We tried 4 options and each and every one was unbelievable. Will definitely come back for more.

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KW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very creative pasta dishes, sauces were flavorful without overwhelming the pasta. Homemade pastas were incredible! My wife had the special of the day beet spaghetti with goat cheese which she loved. My pasta had very fresh crumbled sausage that was complimented by a perfect sauce. Everything had a unique taste. Service was very attentive . Italian Pinot was a very pleasant surprise.

EDM and sound system was a bit too loud and made conversation a challenge but the food and the open windows ambience way outweighed that. We would definitely come back.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good Italian pasta like in Italy (we are often in Italy). Nicely prepared good portion.

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JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great new spot...Food was fresh and amazing. We will definitely be back!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was ok. The music was too loud.

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Brandenburg
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Simply delicious pastas, nice wines but not really inexpensive

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San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was exquisite. My opinion is that pasta should be aldente. Both of our dishes, spaghetti with oil and Calabrian chokes and rigatoni with a meat sauce, were cooked to perfection. I'll be trying cooking pasta in a wok but don't expect it to be close to the quality. The only improvement I recommend is to enhance the wine list. Too big of a variance in price between standard and reserve prices.

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LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love all of it- food, music, ambiance and drinks! The pasta is not only spectacular but fun to watch how they make it! Great spot. Grazie e ci vediamo al più presto! Lisa

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 13 and the service was impeccable and friendly, the food was authentic and perfectly cooked, and the venue really cool. Highly recommended. It has become my new Soho fave. They even printed a special personalized menu for the occasion.

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SP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pasta was delicious but I was still hungry afterwards.

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DB
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is worth the long waiting and the noise level. The waiters are super nice. The concept is great! A bit pricy but so is NYC...

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and ambiance. Love the open kitchen setting so that you can watch your food being prepared!

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Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
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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P
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for lunch on Saturday before going to the Harry Potter marathon. The décor is modern but inviting, the service was friendly and attentive, and the pasta dishes were outstanding. Highly recommended.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Sola Pasta is amazing and friendly, I feel at home! The food is truly heavenly and I know I have found the best Italian in NYC

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DK
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Not impressed. Food was okay, not bad but not great. Hardly anyone in the place yet the waiter took his time serving us. Gave us the wrong menu, paid little to no attention to us, etc. I had heard great things about Sola from a friend but won't recommend this to others. Also, the music was so loud it was impossible to talk, and this is a TINY plane.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

It was awful
Some hair was inside my friend's food.
We stopped eating immediately( it was just a few min after food s coming) , could not eat.
They (sever)didn't say sorry when we found & requested slove for that issue.
Just said " r u sure it is not ur hair 100% .
We really shocked...we lost saying under that attitude.

Thay don't have any customer care system and it was terrible experience in my whole NYC restaurant list.
And chef was coming after twice requested for slove problem and he said "we don't charge food price and sorry "
We shared conversation about rude and terrible situations.
I and friends understand what happened , it was mistake hair issue but don't make sense their customer care ( speeches , article and follow up)
Eventually I never go there and never recommend sola pasta to my friends
No way
Inside avcado .... Short light brown hair. In addition terrible costomer service.
It was worst experience in my whole Manhattan restaurant

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A
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Piacevolissimo angolo d Italia a.manhattan. ovviamente piatto forte è la pasta. Poche ricette ma di grande qualità. Anche il tagliere degustazione salami e formaggi superiore alle aspettative. Ottimo team sia al servizio che in cucina. Prezzi nella norma. Sarà per noi tappa obbligata prossimi soggiorni a NY

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M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at the bar, fun watching the chef's. Hot stop, a bit loud, but great environment with great food. Small place, and make sure you make a reservation. It's worth the wait, and I'll be back on my next trip to NY.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Music was too loud

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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was great! I especially liked the cacio e pepe and the sundried tomato, mozzarella crostini. But the billing system is really strange. The waitress just shows up with a little tablet and without swiping the card you have to choose a tip amount while she's holding it in front of your face and then it generates an amount on the screen and you just have to swipe it. Like it's shady because they actually give you the check before and you give your card to them. Then they just bring the whole thing back to you with the tablet and it's just...odd.

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AO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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MD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Indifferent wait staff catering to wealthy tourist mothers, any one who is not "mia momma" will be overlooked. The music is LOUD, even by NYC standards. All this sets the stage for overpriced, perfectly cooked bland pasta. Cesar salad was the best of the pick if you can believe it.

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SZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant has such a unique lay out. The portions were on the smaller side, but quality over quantity!

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JO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Loud and no ambiance. Leave it to the tourists. It’s all yours!

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LB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sola Bar has great music, outstanding food and wonderful wait service!! The waiters were super nice,especially Andrea and the food so fresh and delicious. Loved the chic vibe and the fact that they cook in the middle of the restaurant so you can watch. Very cool!

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