Sauce Restaurant

Sauce Restaurant

Italian Restaurant · Lower East Side
78 Rivington St (at Allen St), New York, NY 10002, United States
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 478 votes

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  • What you need to know
    "Try The Plank: soft polenta with grass fed bolognaise."(15 Tips)
    Neoshi C.
    "Freshest and tastiest Burrata!"(9 Tips)
    Raquelle J.
    "get the pappardelle bolognese, meatballs & tiramisu SO GOOD"(16 Tips)
    Jennifer K.
    "Can't go wrong w/ pappardelle pasta with bolognese sauce!"(5 Tips)
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  • polenta
  • good for dates
  • pasta
  • wine
  • gnocchi
  • romantic
  • Bolognese
  • good for groups
  • pappardelle
  • lasagna
  • meatballs
  • outdoor seating
  • authentic
  • desserts
  • casual
  • lively
  • cozy
  • zucchini
  • steak
  • French toast
  • Sandor T.

    Great space and atmosphere. Food was delicious.

    Sandor Toledo · 2 weeks ago
  • Karl B.

    The lasagna is delicious and a manageable portion, though the bar selection is a bit limited. Try the garlic bread for an appetizer as well!

    Karl B · October 22
  • Karl S.

    awesome lasagna in les

    Karl Schaffer · October 17
  • James M.

    Everything is so good. Pastas all terrific. Sauces all tasty Chicken parm is great.

    James Marshall · October 16
  • Meg G.

    PANNA COTTA! Woooooowww. Also: the specials.

    Meg G · September 23
  • Ryan C.

    Great music selection for dinner. Fun spot to go with a small group of friends.

    Ryan Campbell · September 17
  • Oksana U.

    One of the restaurants where I would love to come back. Good zucchini soup, pan seared salmon and chocolate cake. Wait-ers/resses are polite and refill your water all the time.

    Oksana Ultraviolet · September 1
  • Rebecca M.

    Great polenta and brunch deal.

    Rebecca Mazza · August 26
  • Sapana K.

    Great for large groups!

    Sapana Kulkarni · August 5
  • Patrick B.

    Solid Italian restaurant, but there are many better spots in NYC

    Patrick Baskin · July 21
  • Tara Grace M.

    The food was nothing special...the place looks nice though.

  • Collette S.

    3-for-1 drinks at brunch (about $10 for 3), but disappointed in my simple scramble eggs with toast. My friend's pancakes were good, though. Maybe this place is better for dinner?

    Collette S · June 21
  • Danyel S.

    bartender was cool af but pappardelle was all stuck together + sauces were bland. menu has been trimmed. kinda fell off?

    Danyel Smith · May 13
  • Jason B.

    Great spot for a Sunday Italian meal on the lower east side. Try the zucchini matchsticks as an app and get the braciole for dinner

    Jason Brew · April 21
  • Jeremy B.

    Lasagne is as good as you will ever find.

    Jeremy Bassinder · March 12
  • Stephanie M.

    You can order from the full dinner menu at the bar and sometimes get seated there a lot faster than for a table. Really delicious!

    Stephanie M · March 9
  • JeanMarc P.

    Great food, music and people, price is very reasonable

  • Christine C.

    Great food and wine, outdoor seating is nice in the summer. Their taste in music is a bit questionable tho.

    Christine Chen · March 7
  • Andrew Y.

    One of my favorite restaurants in the city. Order the grilled octopus salad as a starter and split the polenta for your main. If they have the burrata, order that too.

    Andrew Yung · March 4
  • Amanda T.

    dinner $14-17, outdoor seating

    Amanda Theiler · February 27
  • Amanda T.

    killer french toast $12, outdoor seating

    Amanda Theiler · February 27
  • Skyler D.

    Killer playlist and solid wine selection. Food is on point as well. You could get the polenta plank for presentation alone but it also happens to be damn tasty.

    Skyler Dobin · February 18
  • Valentina M.

    Burrata burrata burrata and raw beef w arugula 🐮

    Valentina Monte · February 15
  • Raquelle J.

    get the pappardelle bolognese, meatballs & tiramisu SO GOOD

    Raquelle Jessie · January 31
  • Michael E.

    Kale salad with a side of meatballs... PERFETTO!

    Michael Enerva · January 23
  • Jeremy B.

    Just amazing food. The Stars were the polenta and bolognese appetiser and the pana cotta dessert. Fab place.

    Jeremy Bassinder · January 13
  • Stephen G.

    You can't go without getting The Plank for two. It's not on the brunch menu but just ask.

    Stephen Graziano · December 5, 2014
  • Paul L.

    If truffles are an option, get truffles. If truffles are not an option, camp out until they are.

    Paul Lau · November 25, 2014
  • Neoshi C.

    Freshest and tastiest Burrata!

    Neoshi Chhadva · November 16, 2014
  • Annie A.

    Good food great romantic but busy ambiance. Solid if u just want some old school Italian turned contemporary. Good service.

    Annie Alfstad · November 8, 2014
  • Cassidy

    meh. pasta came out shockingly fast and tasted like it was cooked hours ago but microwaved seconds after we ordered... so Occam's razor?

    Cassidy · September 19, 2014
  • Steven L.

    The spaghetti and meatballs here are amazing! Don't get the burrata & rigatoni special though...$27 for a bowl of noodles and cheese with olive oil is not worth it.

    Steven Lambiase · September 7, 2014
  • Boniface L.

    Great quality pasta, feels like a home cooked meal!

    Boniface Law · August 24, 2014
  • Geoff R.

    I had some incredible kale gnocchi, but you can't go wrong with classic spaghetti and meatballs either!

    Geoff Reinhardt · August 21, 2014
  • 💎T

    The mashed potatoes with basil oil is definitely one of my favorite sides.

    💎T · August 19, 2014
  • Kev S.

    Polenta plank with Bolognese. order it

    Kev Skinny · August 14, 2014
  • Mel

    Portions are small (good). Complimentary bread tasty.

    Mel · August 11, 2014
  • Andrea B.

    Hard to recommend anything in particular as everything is out of control good

    Andrea Barrezueta · August 11, 2014
  • Garett P.

    They do a really great carbonara. Egg on pasta is a strange and wonderful thing my friends.

    Garett Press · August 10, 2014
  • Steve A.

    High quality pasta with 'proper' smaller portion sizes a la Europe. Get the ragu meatballs!!

    Steve Androulakis · August 9, 2014
  • Dan H.

    They take AMEX!!

    Dan Hoskins · August 9, 2014
  • samantha h.

    Delicious, casual, inexpensive Italian spot. Outdoor seating. Vegetarian friendly. Loved the cavatelli. For added richness go for the add'l dollop of ricotta. Whoa.

    samantha hankins · August 8, 2014
  • Teddy

    Polenta on a plank with bolognese

    Teddy · August 6, 2014
  • Francis U.

    So good. Perfect portion size and reasonably prized. Will definitely be back. Gnocchi are great.

    Francis Udler · June 8, 2014
  • Raphael L.

    Food = Good. Music = Excellent!

    Raphael Langenscheidt · April 28, 2014
  • Jackie S.

    Fried zucchini match sticks are crack. Scoop them with your hands and stuff your mouth with them. Forget the utensils.

    Jackie S. · April 5, 2014
  • Julia S.

    Damn, that polenta and bolognese is sexy.

    Julia San Juan · March 8, 2014
  • Tim J.

    panna cotta whoa

    Tim Julien · March 8, 2014
  • Emily S.

    the burrata comes in on thursdays and sells out quickly. probably related to the fact that you can usually find me at the bar pushing it. don't miss out.

    Emily Schildt · February 16, 2014
  • Ariel V.

    Music is mostly top 40 from 2007, which kills any romantic vibe in this beautiful Italian restaurant.

    Ariel Viera · February 16, 2014

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