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Sole Bistro Italiano

20 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Pre/post Theatre
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Sole Bistro Italiano offers simple yet unique Italian fare prepared by Chef Pasquale Lino Giannella.

Homemade pastas prepared daily, fresh seafood and select cuts of meat are prepared in chef’s kitchen using traditional methods from different regions of Italy and freshest ingredients available from local markets. Food is served in a warm bistro ambiance by our welcoming staff at reasonable prices.

Located on Broadway in Upper West Side of Manhattan, Sole Bistro Italiano is the perfect spot for pre and post Lincoln Center dining, convenient stop for all AMC movie goers, pleasant al fresco dining in our sidewalk café area, quick lunch or our very popular weekend brunch.

Sole Bistro Italiano offers a unique wine list composed of over 100 bottles of white and red Italian wines offered by the bottle and by the glass. Stopping for a glass of wine and a tasty bite at our bar is always a winner.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Mediterranean, Modern Tuscan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 724-1400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pasquale Lino Giannella
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Private party facilities
We have a great room with high celing for private events and are very knowledgeable with these events due to our two decade event experience in Manhattan.
Please reach out Remi Gelosi at (212)724-1400 or by email
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Private party contact
Remi Gelosi: (212) 724-1400
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We have been catering for private events for quiet some time with special focus on the Manhattan area.
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Cross street
Between 68th & 69th
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Public transit
Very convenient by subway.
Train number: 1,2,3,A,C, and D.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 20 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

What a great find in the neighborhood. Service was ok, just too many wait staff and overlap.

4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

A civilized break from the hustle & bustle. Sole offers good, real food at fair prices in uncomplicated space without noisy music to kill conversation. I wouldn’t change anything.

2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food is good, but they give your table away, when you are running 5 minutes late (without apologizing... not nice. Better avoid this place over the weekend...

5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

New name, new owner, new paint, new chef but still an outstanding place!!

1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We arrived at 8:15 and were finished by 9:15
The waiter served our food to fast wouldn’t go back

5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

New Italian restaurant was excellent. The fish special (Bronzino) was delicious and the service was very attentive.

5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were a group of five women and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Food and service are good. A bit noisy on Saturday evening but far better than restaurants in this location before

5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was good as was the service. Felt comfortable, like it could become a neighborhood favorite.

4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A pleasant pre-theatre dinner with friends. Food was tasty, service was professional and the noise level for a Saturday evening was certainly tolerable. I would recommend to others.

4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A most pleasant surprise. We often went to Luce before a movie at the Muliplex next door and it was fine. I was aware it had recently closed and the restaurant reopened with a new chef and format so we thought we would try it. Very well done! The food is better than Luce, service was gracious, the same quiet and tranquil atmosphere. The weekend brunch menu is less interesting than the regular menu (at about the same price point - $20), so we went with pasta and fish rather then eggy items. My thirty-something son and I both enjoyed our meals and Sole will most definitely be our go-to when in the neighborhood.

5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Appreciated being well taken care of for a special birthday.

4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

restaurant is close to Lincoln Center activities.
The food was tasty, particularly the pasta, but the fish was a little dry.
Servicer was excellent.

5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Delightful price-fix menu and wonderful service, delicious food, completely enjoyable.

4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

First visit to Sole, and I will definitely go again. I had a lovely Sancerre to start, and my chicken with mushrooms and sausage was yummy and plentiful. My friend had the chicken Milanese which was given a rave review. Service was friendly and efficient. Tables were spacious and not on top of the next one. Moderate crowd for a Wednesday evening.

4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent service. Nice staff. Good choice for the Lincoln Center area.

3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Disappointing. Much too loud; and the lamb chops were way too fatty and underdone to boot.

3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food and service quite ordinary and not a good value for the money. Menu is limited.

4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Tasteful ambience, enough tables separately placed rather than in a row. Very friendly and attentive staff. Food is a competently prepared Italian restaurant type fare. We will come back regularly.

5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Sole has been around for a couple of months, replacing a similar restaurant, Luce, in the same space. It is a great option if you're on the UWS and want to dine in the vicinity of Lincoln Center.
The staff was attentive and courteous and the food was very good. There is a nice bar and the tables have space around them. In nice weather, there is a small outside option. The food has an Italian/continental spin. My husband and I shared a Mediterranean salad and an eggplant appetizer, then I had the bronzini and he had pasta with crabmeat. We had dessert because we had time before our show. I wouldn't recommend the Italian cheesecake (dry) but the gelato was very good.
We frequented Luce often and will, no doubt, frequent Sole as well.

5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

The new chef is great! Lots of new, interesting dishes to choose from. However, my favorite thing about Sole is the staff. They are attentive without being intrusive and always willing to do whatever it takes to make the experience great.