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Sorrento's Bistro

140 Azalea Cir, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7386
+1 828-898-5214
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (84 reviews)
“vodka pasta” (8 reviews)
“crab cakes” (26 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
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140 Azalea Cir, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7386
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

We have been traveling to Banner Elk for many years and this restaurant hits all the marks of amazing food and a great dining experience. From fresh baked rolls made daily to smiling friendly staff making sure everything is perfect, there is no detail overlooked....More

1  Thank MsLeahLove
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We only went here for lunch. We had wonderful salads. My children had pasta and red sauce with meatballs. Was excellent- not your normal kids dinner. After looking at the menu, I can't wait to come back and slowly eat my through the whole thing....More

1  Thank paigerenee2016
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Riley is amazing. First time here but I’ll be back often when in town. Food is amazing as well. Everyone that works here works together & is very nice

1  Thank synergyautowash
Reviewed 6 January 2018

We waited a while for a large table on a very cold evening but the wait was worth it. The food was very tasty and the portions quite large. They have a large selection on the menu and everyone loved their dish. We did not...More

1  Thank acostajorge44
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Great experience, Restaurant was crowded due to Christmas eve, however staff went out of their way to ensure all guests were treated special and as if they were the most important people that ever visited. They had a special Christmas eve menu that included many...More

1  Thank Randy B
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

I stopped in with my kids. Good list of wines by the glass. My son rated the pizza 9/10. This place also has great art work. Nice menu for all appetites.

1  Thank Christina B
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We can't come up into the Banner Elk area and not make at least one stop at Sorrento's. The people are charming authentic and create a great atmosphere. The food is tremendous from their pizza to their full course meals. And the desserts are fabulous...More

1  Thank Annie_and_Rob_SoFla
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

By far the best restaurant around!! Been coming here for years!! Great atmosphere with great food! Must try the Carrot Cake to wrap up the dinner!!

2  Thank Sharkbait46
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Yes, Sorrento's serves pizzas and they look lovely. But the night I went there with a friend, I had the mussels over fettucini (YUM!) and my friend had veal piccata. Both were amazing. I found this dinner better than any chain restaurant I've tried. I...More

1  Thank Autumn H
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Great food and ambiance. Service was amazing and the place is beautiful. The manager was very helpful from the time I called to make a reservation 2 weeks prior to our trip and as soon as we arrived she came to us to introduce herself

2  Thank Yamila M
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4 July 2016|
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Response from SorrentosAnthony | Property representative |
We do accommodate Gluten Free diners with many options to choose from. We also have wild caught fish on special every week including trout, snapper, grouper, sea bass and yes, diver scallops and live main lobsters as well... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Azalea Cir, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7386
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-5214
  • E-mail
This is an upscale bistro with a strong accent for Italian. This family business involves 3 generation of family owned and operated, with the 30 year anniversary approaching. We thank all of our local customers, and look forward to the new ones.
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