The Sosta

The Sosta is one of my new, favorite spots for quick Italian food in Manhattan. With the most delicious (and Instagrammable!) food to the friendliest service around, The Sosta opened on Mott Street in July of 2017. Featuring fast-casual Italian cuisine, Each pasta dish is made to order and their pastas are made fresh daily. The menu also features an array of salads, sandwiches, soups, and spreads served with freshly baked focaccia.

The interior is very spacious with ample amounts of natural light. Everything from the food to the decor is so visually appealing, especially the vibrant, neon sign that reads “Mangiamo, Baby!” just behind the counter. The restaurant also boasts pale pink and white hues with high-top tables, booths, and my favorite, and a standing counter space in front of the side window.

To start, I had the sosta mista antipasto board with focaccia, and eggplant caponata and truffle gorgonzola spread. The board comes packed with freshly baked focaccia, pecorino, giardiniera, focaccia pizza, salami, prosciutto and your choice of two out of the three spreads: truffle gorgonzola, eggplant caponata and pancetta onion jam. The spreads themselves are so sensational that I had to bring some home for later.

Unique to their menu is their activated charcoal spaghetti with black pepper & pecorino. It tasted amazing and was so fun to photograph! I was so impressed with my dining experience that I cannot wait to come back!

Beverages include a selection of coffees, teas, bottled sparkling sodas and water, as well as a selection of beer and wine on tap. I had a cappuccino to pair with my meal and ordered a hibiscus iced tea for the road. So refreshing and fruity without the sweetness, which was perfect!

Aren’t the menus themselves super chic as well?!

For dessert, there is an extensive selection of gelato, sorbet, and freshly baked Italian cookies that are a must for taking home for a special treat later in the day. I had a taste of their rainbow and chocolate chip cookies that were so authentic and irresistible! Don’t leave without a bagful to bring home to that special someone!

Photos courtesy of Diana Davis Creative

The Sosta is part of the ESquared Hospitality group which also includes BLT Burger and by CHLOE.

They are open Monday-Friday 12-10pm, and Saturday-Sunday 10am-10pm. You can also order online, and have your meals delivered by their partners, Postmates and Caviar. // 212-988-9028

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