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Sorrento's Bistro

140 Azalea Circle, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
(828) 898-5214
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Ranked #8 of 41 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Frederick, Maryland
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed dinner there last Saturday with my son and daughter. We had our dog with us and asked if he could sit with us on the patio. The staff was so kind to him, bringing him a bowl of water as it was rather hot that day. We had a fabulous dinner, the food was delicious, the service was exceptional.... More

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New Smyrna Beach, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We have eaten at this restaurant many times over the years. This year it has become our favorite restaurant because of the lovely patio. We have eaten brunch here at least five times and dinner on two occasions this summer. Our small, well behaved dogs, are permitted on the patio who adds to the enjoyment of our meal. All of... More

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I had lunch here last weekend. We had the spaghetti and meatballs. We prefer spicy Italian food with lots of garlic, basil, and oregano. The marinara sauce was very bland to our taste. Our waiter tried to help out by offering to bring us some garlic. What he brought us was garlic powder in a shaker that... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was the best meal for the weekend! We went for the weekend and did some shopping and went from Blowing Rock, Boone and then Banner Elk. This was by far was the best meal. The atmosphere was friendly, wait staff was friendly and suggested popular items. We went late and there were still lots of people sitting around the... More

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North Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is the real deal. Sauce is fresh and delicious. Food served hot and perfectly seasoned. I am from New York and I love this place. Save room for dessert and get the CANNOLIS.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Sorrento's offerings are prepared as well as in any other restaurant serving Italian-American food. The veal is actually true scallopine cuts and are very tender and flavorful and the veal Picatta was excellent. On this particular night a special of spinach and walnut-filled raviolis with either a Marinara or a white sauce. Both were delicious. Pizza was well-prepared and very... More

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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Had a wonderful experience at Sorrento’s Bistro! Came up for the weekend looking at property and wanted to eat at Sorrento’s based on previous good reviews. Great atmosphere! Approached by the host immediately when we walked in the door and were promptly sat. We decided to try a pasta and a veal dish… both were excellent! The crab cake appetizer... More

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Macclenny, Florida, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Calamari, Chicken Marsala, Pizza and cheesecake were all awesome. Quiet setting and perfect service.

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

we have given this place 3 chances this summer and they just cant get it right..pasta over cooked and hard..portion size very small for the price..ordered a pizza to go and the whole thing was soggy and stuck to the cardboard box..as we walked to car we could smell cigarette smoke and sure enough some of the kitchen staff smoking... More

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Rolesville, North Carolina
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151 reviews 151 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We visit Banner Elk regularly but this was our first experience with Sorrento's. We first stopped for a midafternoon snack and enjoyed the patio. We had two glasses of Banner Elk White wine and a Spinach Melt appetizer. Everything was very good and our server Nichole was very helpful. We were enjoying Sunday at Grandfather Vineyard Winery and decided that... More

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