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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 100
    Excellent
  • 68
    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
Very Good Food, Pricey

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Carolyn H
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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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  • Special occasions
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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Have eaten here 3 times, disappointed every time. Every dish I've ordered was consistently bland. I would rather have stouffer's microwavable Italian meals than this junk. The serving staff is consistent in their lack of service. My 94 year old blind grandmother could make a better mixed drink than these bartenders. If you've read a 5 star review of this... More 

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were looking forward to having some good Italian food but were sorely disappointed. We were there for an early dinner--only 1 table was occupied. First they tried to seat us next to the restrooms--the smells every time the door opened were not inviting. Next they tried to seat us at a table with a view of the servers coming... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Part of the Sorrento's Bistro is a side sports bar and an upstairs sushi bar. On Friday nights they have a lobster special upstairs. Because my husband is handicapped, they offered to seat us in the sports bar instead. Our reservation was at 6 (early for a Friday night in Banner Elk) for a party of six. We all ordered... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This food was amazing! Go hungry and leave stuffed. Everything I tried was excellent. The staff was great to recommend wine & dishes.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The service was incredible. The wine selection was great. I ordered trout with a picatta sauce, it was one of the best fish dishes I've ever had! Crab cakes and calamari appetizers were perfect. They were very accommodating with special requests. The espresso and desserts were exceptional. We were there in June, the perfect time of year to enjoy their... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Service was awesome. Food was incredible and the desert was off the charts! This is one of the best restaurants in the area if not the best. Definitely recommend

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Raleigh, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We ordered take-out pizza and salad from Sorrento's. The pizza was cold and not particularly tasty. But the mozzarella salad and the Greek salad were very good. If you are looking for a quick take-out meal, I would go somewhere else but if you were looking for a nicer sit-down place, this place would be good.

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Additional Information about Sorrento's Bistro

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

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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?