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Trattoria Sorrento

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4930 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2510 (Old Georgetown Rd)
Bethesda Metro three blocks walking along Old Georgetown Rd. and free shuttle service to and from Metro
301-718-0344
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome gourmet yet home cooked Italian food

I've known the family for 20 years and Carlo and Maria are awesome...the faire is homestyle but also sophisticated...when I want Italian I go here exclusively...the background music is Italian or easy listening Sinatra type and the total experience is relaxing and very italiano...

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Philo B
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've known the family for 20 years and Carlo and Maria are awesome...the faire is homestyle but also sophisticated...when I want Italian I go here exclusively...the background music is Italian or easy listening Sinatra type and the total experience is relaxing and very italiano...

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Pittsford, New York
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had read some great things about this restaurant on Trip Advisor so were excited to dine there and when we arrived we loved the décor, but unfortunately our waitress on the Thursday evening we visited was either too busy or having a bad day because once we let her know we did not need drinks other than water or... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had a celebration dinner (for 20!) at Sorrentos - a long time favorite of ours. This is a family run restaurant where the food is authentic Italian trattoria style - the kind you will find in small enchanting Italian towns. Giovvani’si family helped us plan everything from the seating, wine to dessert. We have a lot of vegetarians in... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Family owned and operated, Trattoria Sorrento offers old world charm and hospitality in oft-times too fast Bethesda. The meals are well-proportioned, tasty, and authentic. Live opera is offered periodically on weekends, but the real charm is going into a restaurant where you feel welcome and there's a desire to have you return. Delightful!

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Virginia
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had reservations for a Saturday evening. Waitress also had a table of 10, but said she'd take our order after putting in their drink order. She did not come back for 15 minutes, and then we waited an hour for our entre without anyone saying anything to us other than the Maitre de, mentioning that they were "backed up" .... More 

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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had dinner here with our son who studies in DC. Luckily we made a reservation because people were queuing up outside. A good sign in itself but that requires a very well organized team. Well, that was certainly not the case here. We had at least five different people at out table. Our orders came late and I mean... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went to Sorrento with my daughter's family - 7 total diners. The service was very good and the food even better. Teenage grandson tried the Branzino and said it was the best fish he'd ever had. All the meals - lobster ravioli, veal ravioli, salmon, veal parm, fresh pasta, were devoured. Everyone said their meal was delicious and there was... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great little restaurant that makes you feel as though we were back in Italy. Service was great, food was delicious and their prices are very reasonable.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Overall we enjoyed this restaurant. The menu selection is quite large and we found the food to be good. The prices are mid-level, possibly a little high. It's a quiet, relaxed atmosphere that's perfect for a calm dinner.

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I went by Trip Advisor ratings and they were accurate. Good basic food in a nice atmosphere with service that had to be a family member. I had the chicken and my daughter a pasta disk with crab and shrimp. Both were very good. House wine was good and nice that you could order a litre saving money over ordering... More 

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Additional Information about Trattoria Sorrento

Address: 4930 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2510
Phone Number: 301-718-0344
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4930 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2510
    (Old Georgetown Rd)
  • Public Transportation: Bethesda Metro three blocks walking along Old Georgetown Rd. and free shuttle service to and from Metro
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-718-0344

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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