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Sole

4.3
41 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (62)
  • Fit for Foodies (50)
  • Hot Spot (30)

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About

Sole restaurant is located right on the main strip in downtown New Canaan, making it a hot spot for both locals and visitors. The large bar area, spacious dining room and modern decor create an upscale yet relaxed atmosphere. The friendly staff strives to make every guest feel like family during their visit to Sole.

The extensive menu at Sole provides a variety of meal options to choose from. Start you meal with complimentary fresh bread and hummus. Authentic Italian cuisine with a modern twist is the style of cuisine Sole offers. Homemade thin-crust pizzas are one of the most popular menu items, especially the pizza topped with prosciutto and arugula. Dishes such as maple-glazed salmon, pastas and lamb tenderloin are also available.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm.
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Phone number
(203) 972-8887
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Albert DeAngelis
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park St.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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rrg1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2013

Consistently good food & great service. Great ambiance

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Annie2 (Jackson Hole)
3.0  Dined on September 27, 2013

We hadn't eaten at Sole for 2 years even though we live so close to it. At that time, we decided not to go back because the service was just awful. The servers were rude, arrogant, and once your food was served, they couldn't seem to wait until you finished. This time, the service was quite good, but the food was at most, average. Nothing special about it - and the serving sizes had shrunk so that my family just laughed. Not going back.

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viptara (London)
2.0  Dined on September 22, 2013

we had an early reservation (6:30) in order to get home to watch the Emmy's and we didn't leave until 8:30 because the food took way too long to come. Our waiter didn't ask for our order for approximately 20 mins after we arrived. He couldn't manage the number of tables he was serving. I wouldn't go back there.

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epicurious (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2013

Last minute ressie and great call. Started with watermelon, tomato and burrata salad - flavors burst in your mouth - tanginess of the tomato with the smoothness of the cheese and the fresh sweet taste of the watermelon - ok we're off to a good start. Parmesan crusted halibut followed - small nutty pieces of filet, perfectly cooked, warm bed of spinach, just yummy. Had hubby finish my fish so I could try dessert. Warm chocolate brownie - sounds easy but far from Betty Crocker - ooey gooey chocolate - almost lava like - so good. Will definitely go back and try some of the other restaurants in this group. Thank you Open Table!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 4, 2013

Great evening. Started with the organic greens salad which was particularly fresh and perfectly dressed. Followed up with the scallop ravioli with roasted cauliflower, zucchini and almonds. It was fabulous! Will definitely be going back soon!

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Lulu (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 28, 2013

For years Has been our favorite restaurant in Fairfield County . The owners recently updated the interior which adds a better ambience and helps to control the noise level. Also added a new chef who adds a new dimension to favorite recipes. Consistently delicious and fun!

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MrsMunch (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 23, 2013

This was our second time at this wonderful restaurant and the second fantastic meal we've had. Next time, we'll try the woodfired pizza! :)

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vipTraveler (Denver)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2013

Tried Barcelona for the first time (traveling to Stamford for a few months and staying in local hotels). Small Plates were fabulous, especially bacon wrapped mushrooms, mussels, Jamon Manchego, spiced beef empinadas, and unbelievably fresh heirloom tomato salad. Ask for Sophia, and don't forget to try their sangria.

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on August 8, 2013

Lovely restaurant really top end and excellent service. Very pricey but expected of course for the area and type of place.

Great for a special occasion. Would defo come back!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 3, 2013

Went with a friend for dinner on a Saturday night. We both shared chowder and salad as appetizers and each had seafood for the main course. Glass of wine too. Everything was delicious and the service was gracious and just the right speed. Loved the ambience.

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jim44 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 30, 2013

Nice place to take a first date, noise level is good, nice ambiance, good service, nice selection of wines, and good food in lovely downtown New Cannon setting.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 18, 2013

I'm never disappointed in the food here and the fish is especially wonderful. I have never had a meal here that wasn't really good!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 10, 2013

My son is a foodie, enjoys good food, and it was his birthday. A friend who eats out often suggested this restaurant. When we first arrived, the menu was set up in a different format, took a few moments to decipher. Food was presented well, delicious, above our expectations.. Wait staff was very attentive. I forgot my umbrella and our waitress found us and returned it before we left. We would return and suggest to others.

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vipRSto (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2013

We can eat at Sole once or twice a week and are never, ever disappointed, bored or have a lesser experience than other times. That is truly amazing.....You can eat a healthy meal, dine leisurely or get out in a hurry to make a movie, order an expensive bottle of wine or not (and be treated no differently). This restaurant defines Neighborhood Gen.

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Liliu (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 6, 2013

Sole is always too loud....but food is good and so is the staff."so it is a tradeoff......didnt expect such a long wait with reservations....

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vipRSto (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 30, 2013

Whether for special occasion or Thursday night after the gym (as this was), your meal at Sole is sure to be outstanding. The roasted chicken from the wood oven is a perpetual favorite but the pizzas, pastas and fish also are stand outs. The menu changes regularly and don't dismiss the specials which are always showcasing what's freshest and at its seasonal best. Sole is the best restaurant with consistently excellent food and service in New Canaan (and Pound Ridge).

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rrg1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2013

Great menu. Consistent good service and good wine list.

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Cheryl (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 18, 2013

I live in Greenwich, CT and it is always a pleasure to visit Sole in New Canaan. It is always excellent and fun. The food is Fabulous!

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vipDanH (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2013

Sole had gotten a little long in the tooth and was known for it's indifferent service. New competition seems to have caused a reset at the restaurant. The decor is new and attractive, the menu is improved and service levels are very good. We'll start going again regularly after giving up for a few years.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 12, 2013

Sole was such a wonderful treat on Mother's Day. The food and service were excellent. The modern decor was refreshing and the banquette made comfortable seating for four people. My son enjoyed the flank steak salad entree which was quite unique. We have not seen that on a menu before. My lamb was cooked to perfection and all food was plated beautifully. My husband's mussel appetizer was fresh and tasty; they were the best mussels we have ever had in a restaurant. All the pasta dishes were well prepared and delicious.
We will definitely return to try other dishes.

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NewEnglander (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on May 11, 2013

Charming restaurant with good atmosphere. Entrees were great (although relatively small portions). Appetizers were mediocre at best. Did not try any soup. We would return and skip the appetizers for a soup or salad alternative to start the meal.

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CTJerseyBoy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 4, 2013

Expectations were high when we entered the beautiful room, packed with diners and received excellent service quickly. (read got a drink fast) The food was beautifully presented and while good, did not have the wow factor we expected. I would probably give it another try.

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vipBetsyknit (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 2, 2013

WHy do they always pay lots of attention until you ask for the check? And then they forget you?

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2013

I have eaten at Sole twice - once for dinner with my wife and our friends, and once for a cordial lunch discussion with an associate. In both cases Sole performed beautifully on all fronts: the food is superb, the service is excellent, and the ambaince is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 13, 2013

excellent food and knowledgable and friendly service. Still a little noisey even after they redecorated. It is a busy place.

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vicki (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 29, 2013

Really like Sole - although I asked for a table on the wall up front and four of us ended out in a semi circle booth which was a bit awkward and would probably be better if you had chairs on the outside of the semi circle for a party of 6 or 7/

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vipLbep (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 24, 2013

food and service are consistently good which keeps us going back again and again!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 4, 2013

We were there on a Monday evening and enjoyed a glass of wine, salad, mussels and pizza at the bar near the brick oven. Very good food. Some friends stopped in and had a glass of wine with us. Fun and relaxed atmosphere. Staff was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2013

Once again, a wonderful lunch at Sole. Always love the $15 express lunch. Great size portions and good choices and the service is always attentive and friendly. I love the pounded chicken Milanese and the salads are always fresh and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2013

Wanted to surprise my wife for Valentine's Day and take her out to dinner and Sole in New Canaan,CT was an excellent choice. We had never been there before and Open Table helped me make this choice. They had a full menu which was surprising. Most restaurants on Valentine's Day and Mother's Day pretty much give you limited choices and smaller portions and higher prices. It was refeshing to see a full menu loaded with choices and specials that sounded so good. The ambiance is warm and the service was excellent. The food was very good. This restaurant is perfect for a special occasion or to go and relax. They also have pizza on the menu which I want to try one day for take out. This is a keeper!!

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