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Sorrento's Bistro

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140 Azalea Circle, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
(828) 898-5214
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice restaurant

The food was excellent as was the service. We ate on the patio and had a lovely meal. Good variety of dishes and a good wine list. A most pleasant experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
M Robert C
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Destin, United States
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  • Special occasions
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Athens, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Sorrento's is my wife's and my "go to" restaurant for excellent Italian food when in the High Country. It is consistently excellent!! The Tortelini Sorrento with Shrimp, the Greek Salad, the House Lasagna, the Veal...it goes on and on. All excellent! Be sure to try the marinated olives from the bar, which by the way is very well stocked. One... More 

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Thank you very much for having the privilege of being your go to Italian restaurant in Banner Elk. We appreciate, and will always do our best for you. More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We ate on the covered porch and had very good food,ambiance and an excellent waiter. We had Bloody Mary's with our brunch that were very good. There is inside and outside dining. A delightful experience.

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Destin, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food was excellent as was the service. We ate on the patio and had a lovely meal. Good variety of dishes and a good wine list. A most pleasant experience.

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Apex, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

so last time we were there with neighbors we happened to be there on an evening when they were having a lobster special. Whole lobster for a very very good price - with all the usual fixings. I wasn't planning on the work a lobster takes, but it was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The food, the atmosphere, the people, and the place is amazing! Everything is fresh made. Everything is just purely amazing! I have been there for my parents anniversary and they were super friendly. The whole place is family friendly. I have also seen couples go there and have a blast! If your looking for a good Italian food, then this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visiting banner elk over night we had a hungry family of six to feed. Our hotel receptionist at The Best Western suggested Sorrento's for pizza. Only 1 minute down the road to pick up our gourmet pizza was worth the short wait. The pizza was excellent and the atmosphere looked incredible inside. I look forward to a return visit during... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The food at Sorrento's is always wonderful. The salads are fresh, pasta dishes homemade, everything delicious. I live over an hour away and we periodically drive over just to dine at Sorrento's The wait staff is attentive and we really enjoy outdoor dining on the patio. It's a special place for us. Highly recommend. In my mind, it's the number... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very nice restaurant. Decor was wonderful. Has a large outdoor seating area. We sat inside and found the acoustics make it loud with tables around are talking even at a normal tone. Wait staff was friendly. Food was overall good. We had the crab cake for an appetizer and it was excellent. No fillers in the cake. I had the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This restaurant is always good, not great! Good for family dinners, the kids always enjoy it. There is nothing wrong with it, but it won't knock your socks off either.

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Sorrento's is beautiful and located conveniently close to the center of Banner Elk. Lovely outdoor dining area. Very large menu yet everything is cooked to order. Food is excellent, service professional and it is one of our favorite restaurants.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 Azalea Circle, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9238
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: (828) 898-5214

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?