I Sodi

105 Christopher Street

Rita Sodi grew up on a little farm North of Florence, Italy, and almost everything her family ate was made from the farm, prosciutto, salame, wine, vegetables…and this food was very important for the family. They were not allowed to miss any meal. Ri... more

Rita Sodi grew up on a little farm North of Florence, Italy, and almost everything her family ate was made from the farm, prosciutto, salame, wine, vegetables…and this food was very important for the family. They were not allowed to miss any meal. Rita's mother, Elena, always told her to drink wine because it “makes good blood” and do not eat Prosciutto without bread. When she finished art school she began to travel for my work in the clothing business and at that point she really started to appreciate the simplicity of her mother's food and the way she cooked. For ten years she traveled from Florence, Italy to New York, Los Angeles, Asia and Australia. Year after year, wherever in the world Rita found a kitchen, she began to cooked my Mother's food. Friends filled her kitchen and sat at her table, her passion was born.


Drag the street view to look around 360°.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate down the street and around the neighborhood!

West Village Description

I Sodi is located in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan. The western slice of Greenwich Village—although some will tell you it's a separate neighborhood altogether; don't listen to them—the West Village is a somewhat sleepier version of its larger neighborhood, with many tree-lined streets populated by residential buildings and punctuated ever-so-lightly with restaurants and bars. The locals have fought notoriously hard throughout the years to keep raucous bars and clubs from staying open—or even opening at all—to preserve the relative quiet of their neighborhood.

The West Village stretches east from the Hudson River to 6th Avenue, and north from Houston Street to West 14th. It's northwestern corner is chewed off by the Meatpacking District, where the very sorts of restaurants and bars West Village residents try to keep out of their 'hood flourish. The majority of Bleecker Street's dining, shopping, and drinking options exist on the West Village's end of the street, with a small shopping mecca surrounding the intersection of 7th Avenue, where many high-end retailers have stores, like Brooks Brothers' Black Fleece, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, and a whole lot more.

There's plenty of history here, and the bars are no exception—Dylan Thomas famously stumbled out of the White Horse Tavern heavy with whiskey on the night he expired at the Hotel Chelsea. For those aiming to avoid the thumping, throbbing nightclubs of the Meatpacking District, jazz can be had at Fat Cat, the legendary Village Vanguard, and smaller, quieter establishments like 55 Bar. If you'd like a more structured day of drinking, the folks at the Literary Pub Crawl put on a fantastic and informative tour.

The sophisticated residents of the West Village have led a number of excellent restaurants to open in the neighborhood, from Italian favorite Sant Ambroeus, April Bloomfield's game-changing gastropub The Spotted Pig, Yerba Buena, and Perry St.. Of course, if you're not in the mood for high-end cuisine in mood-inducing settings, there's pizza on offer at John's of Bleecker Street, but you'd be better served by walking a little further east and feasting one our favorite New York slice at Joe's. And if it's a burger you're looking for, the city's first Umami Burger is lurking over on 6th Avenue, while perennial favorite Corner Bistro is on 7th.

While the West Village is low on museums, it has two of the best independent cinemas in the city between Film Forum and neighborhood landmark IFC Center.

Info

105 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 414-5774
Website

Editorial Rating

Category

Italian

Price

$$$$$

Ambience

Business Casual

Payment

All Major

This Week's Hours

Daily: 5:30pm-11:00pm

Nearby Subway

  • to Christopher Street-Sheridan Sq
  • to West 4th Street

Other Italian Restaurants

Telio

Authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, heavily influenced by Italian sensibi... view

Pazza Notte

Original Italian dishes and a relaxed atmosphere in New York's Midtown East. view

Numero 28 Cucina

Upcoming cucina concept from the folks behind the Number 28 chain. view

Gina La Fornarina — East Side

Gina la Fornarina is an authentic Italian restaurant featuring specialty pizza a... view

 

Bistango

For more than eighteen years Bistango has been known for its appetizing Italian ... view

Sorriso Salumeria

Astoria's long-standing provision emporium, with all the Italian sandwiches and ... view

Cipriani Dolci

Enjoy la dolce vita in one of New York's most stunning settings, from the west b... view

Ferdinando's Focacceria

Italian food near the Brooklyn waterfront. view