I Sodi Suffers From Lack Of Personality…

I was obsessed with dining at I Sodi.

I am a big fan of Via Carota and Rita Sodi’s spouse, Jodi Williams’ restaurant, Buvette.

I Sodi is tiny so reservations are difficult to come by unless you show up at 5:30 and sit at the bar.

I had an appointment near Christopher Street in the west village so I met David at 5:30 at I Sodi.

Big mistake to reserve a table.

I think eating at the bar would have been way more entertaining.

I Sodi has endured for 10 years and the food was very good.

The wine list was very pricy which is unfortunate.

I selected an adequate glass of Chianti not worth the $18 price tag.


The olives that were brought to the table after ordering were fabulous.

Mache Salad

The first course was a light and fresh Mache Salad (Valeriana) which was perfectly dressed ($14).

Fried Artichokes

The evening special, Carciofi Fritti (Fried Artichokes), were crispy and delicious ($18).

The pastas were lovely, not the best I have ever eaten.

Cacio E Pepe

My Cacio E Pepe, Spaghetti, Black Pepper and Pecorino was good, not amazing ($18).

Tagliatelle e Cipolla

David’s Tagliatelle e Cipolla comprised of house made pasta with Caramelized Onion and Parmigiano was tasty ($19).

Chef Rita Sodi is self-taught and is inspired by her Florentine roots.

I think our favorite Italian restaurant, Sociale, located in Brooklyn Heights, is as good as I Sodi and to be honest, I prefer Sociale.

Sociale is brimming with joy and personality.

I Sodi was a mediocre Tinder date.

I Sodi

I Sodi is a comfortable, unfussy neighborhood spot and if it personally turns into a place, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” I bet the experience would be entirely different.

Our server was a real tight ass and contributed nothing to the meal.

She was a major turn off. Between her and the bus boys, we felt that we needed to arm wrestle them to keep our dishes.

We left her a 20% tip, but the best tip I can give her is either do the horizontal mambo or indulge in a high colonic.

In fact do both as you really need to loosen up.

I Sodi 105 Christopher Street New York City. Open Monday-Saturday 5:30-11pm. Reservations on RESY.

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