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“Formal and pricey ”
Review of Sorrento's Bistro

Sorrento's Bistro
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Ranked #4 of 51 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$32
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is like an art gallery. Definitely not kid friendly. The service is slow. The food quality is good but pricey.

Thank Beltz12
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The options for Sorrentos are great with 3 different menus to choose from as well as dining areas. From pizza to pasta and more, it's all great.

Thank beechblogger
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed a nice dinner here this evening. While it has great service, it was super rushed. The food was good but bland at the same time. All of our meals seemed like they could have been cooked longer and definitely needed seasoning. The marinara was very good, as well as the chocolate cake. Beautiful outdoor seating, but overall this place is missing something for the price. It was ok, not great but not bad. Wished we weren’t so rushed for dinner.

Thank Jb119
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. The service was so so. My soda and another ice tea glass had to be reminded to fill it several tines. We didn’t get any garlic rolls or bread on the table. At the end of the meal we asked why didn’t the table come with bread. The waiter said we would’ve had to ask for it. This is an Italian restaurant and you have to ask for bread, no ridiculous.
I gave them four stars because the food was good but not fabulous and the lack of refills on the drinks n the lack of bread was disappointing. Additionally, the acoustics stink. The room we were in was not filled with people and yet it was too noisy.

Thank Jake0318
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

A party of 4, we simply walked in without a reservation to dine at Sorrentos. Upon entry we advised the server & hostess we would need to eat and depart within 45 minutes to make our conference commitment. They assured us they would be able to service us in this time and did so very well. Although there was a small mishap with two of our entrees, the owner, Angelo, promptly and kindly made this issue more than right. He was very kind, even prior to the mishap, was personable, and shared his vision for his restaurant and other local businesses. Upon leaving, he escorted us to the door and offered to host us again in the future when we return. We will absolutely, without hesitation dine again at Sorrento's every.single.time we visit Banner Elk. The food was absolutely amazing and could not have been better. We had appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts offering a wide variety for me to base this opinion. Presentation was also quite pleasant and all food was served at the appropriate temperature. Again, could not recommend this restaurant with higher accolades! It was very apparent that this family is second generation Italian offer the best of the best.

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Thank Niki B
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