Sola Pasta Bar

4.4
112 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.
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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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 112 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
16 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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OT
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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OT
Baltimore
1 review
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
11 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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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We showed up and there was a MASSIVE event taking place. The music was blaring like it was a club. There was no hostess to seat us and it took us 20 minutes to make our way through the crowd and find a server that confirmed there was a tiny two person table that we could sit at. We couldn't hear ourselves let alone the waiter and the event taking place was overcrowding our table and experience. We had been looking forward to this reservation to celebrate my friends engagement and it was completely ruined. No one told us there would be an event and to be frank, the restaurant should have just closed for the event and cancelled/rescheduled our reservation. I would NEVER come back nor will I recommend this restaurant to a friend. They greatly mismanaged my reservation. Incredibly disappointing.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Worst pasta I’ve ever had in New York

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TD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

How can you possibly charge $95 for a plate of pasta (Ok, it had white truffles), but not tell the customer what the plate cost??!! Poor service (had to wait 15 minutes standing up for our reservation; then slow to deliver food and quick to get us out) and ear-splitting decibel levels of music. I was embarrassed because we took out of friends and, of course, really disappointed. Two prior trips were good.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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m
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I can't remember how I found Sola, but I'm glad I did. It trends on the loud/bustling side, so know that going in, but if you're in that mood it's perfect. The pasta was awesome.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The music was unfortunately very loud and although the service was good the portions seemed very small and the pasta arrived lukewarm/cold. For a pasta bar it just seemed like the pasta was subpar and unimpressive.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Very accomdoating and staff/chefs happy to help and make the experience great.!

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LG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Beet Salad and Fresh Tagliatelle Ragu with a Barolo.

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AR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food and atmosphere not what it was when it first opened. Needs more oversight of the food and the staff by the chef. The service was inattentive and a bit of an attitude. Not service oriented. Music was outrageously loud and too techno. It’s a shame given the open air concept of the kitchen and dining, it could be so enjoyable. But it just wasn’t. Very disappointed.

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good pasta! very friendly service. great experience. will be back!

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l
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pasta. Had the spinach pasta with pea purée and pasta with veal ragu. Both were really good.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

Made a table reservation for 8pm, wasn’t seated until 8:30pm. They did offer us a seat at the bar, but no. It’s still bath.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Sola for date night and had a reservation sitting at the bar. Great atmosphere and food is delicious. We had the rigatoni carbonara which was recommended by the waiter and we loved it. Would definitely recommend this small intimate restaurant. TIP: make a reservation, even on a Sunday night it gets very busy after 7pm.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great food. Extremely loud. So don’t go if you want to chat.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Major rip off, food is whatever and prices are high, try somewhere else.

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food. Horrible service! Paid 18% gratuity but service was 100% was not worth it considering the $500+ tab.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Loud techno music. not a match for ambiance. Also service was terrible.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Life is a combination of magic and pasta.

Sola Pasta Bar is a place that I’ve been pining to go to. The pasta is cooked in woks. In front of you. So you have a ringside seat and participating in an immersive experience. But let’s get to it, start off with the showstoppers then close off with the starters:

This menu is small but each dish meticulously executed. Every plate, a piece taken care of with discipline, competence, professionalism, and a touch of flare. The Chef knowing that you under their spell. Chef Diego is a wizard and Richie and the rest of the staff took great care of us. I look forward to coming back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Way too expensive and loud for food that did not taste good.

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AK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Accidentally didn’t ask the market price on truffle pasta... ooof $45! Really tasty but a little expensive

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l
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! My husband had the TAGLIATELLE AL ROSMARINO AL RAGU and loved it. I had the TONNARELLI CACIO E PEPE. I was ad when there were only a few bites left...even though I was stuffed! The dish was delicious! The cocktails were great, especially the white cosmo. Our server was wonderful. We met a friend, who was about 30 minutes late. He didn’t make us feel rushed while we waited. He kept bringing cocktails and bread. The portion size is nice and price is really reasonable especially for NYC. I can’t wait until we return to the city so we can eat here again!!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious and well-portioned. Service could be more attentive.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The rosemary ragu was to die for ! Great pasta place in Soho!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Music extremely loud, impossible to talk. Waiters unorganized and not really attentive. More interested in making selfies than serving guests. Food and ambiente great!

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

Music way to loud to have a conversation at dinner. The food was so so. The waiter had good intentions but a birthday surprise was spoiled by the cook. There needs to be communication between the staff ahead of time. Not sure would go back.

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GH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Sola is truly authentic Italian cuisine. The portions are fair with the price and the quality is exceptional. My only critique is it was sooo loud in the restaurant. I went to meet with international friends around 6pm and we had a really difficult time conversing. So, definitely check this place out if you are looking for a louder atmosphere. The food will not disappoint!

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