SoDo, short for South Downtown, is right in the middle of everything. One quick block away from the Nevada Museum of Art, Century Riverside Movie Theater, Pioneer Center & the Truckee River. We pride ourselves on being a convenient neighborhood location without all the congestion of the downtown corridor. SoDo is built around the concept of extraordinary food, drink and service wrapped in a comfortable atmosphere. Join us for a casual cocktail, an intimate night out, or book our adjacent event space for a celebration of any kind. SoDo is not just a great restaurant and bar - it's our way of life.
With wide-ranging culinary expertise, SoDo Owner and Partner Joel Giandalia moved to Reno 22 years ago to further his existing restaurant career. He opened many bars and restaurants such as Bully’s Sports Bar, then spent time at the Eldorado Reno as the entire property’s food and beverage manager. After launching Charlie Palmer Steak as general manager, Giandalia was later promoted within the company to the regional general manager where he either opened or revitalized several of the renowned restaurateur’s west coast establishments. “SoDo offers me the opportunity to run a restaurant just as I’d like it to be: guest-driven, with fully empowered employees. Our success will ultimately be measured by the satisfaction of our guests and team.” Giandalia states about his newest endeavor.