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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Noisy place but good food!!

Good food, good service but very very noisy. The acoustics are really bad in this Resturant. They do have outside seating that would be better if the weather is accommodating. The menu is broad with meats, and fish dishes. Something for everyone... Pasta, pizza, and antipasti dishes as well..would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2013
bob t
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Fort Worth, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I absolutely love coming home to this place! I met my husband's family, for the first time, and brought them here. Whew! I wanted him and his family to see what Banner Elk is all about! The fabulous food, the people, the family that has been here since 1985, and the people of this town. Sorrento's is all this! The... More 

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I was very disappointed in my last experience at Sorrento's. In a party of six, four ordered pizza. The waiter said the pizza would come out shortly after the other dishes but that it wouldn't be a big deal. The two people who ordered lasagna and soup were finished eating before the pizzas ever came. They sat and waited for... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Good food, good service but very very noisy. The acoustics are really bad in this Resturant. They do have outside seating that would be better if the weather is accommodating. The menu is broad with meats, and fish dishes. Something for everyone... Pasta, pizza, and antipasti dishes as well..would return sometime..

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Raleigh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I have been here twice this summer. Once with a large party, once with just my boyfriend. Both times the food was amazing. Really, probably the best Italian in the high country. The first time, there were 18 of us, so I tried many different appetizers and two entrees. Everything was delicious. The problem is the hostess. The first time... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Veal dish last night was excellent but pasta side was over cooked. Wife had the last trout special - nice presentation, great taste. Have had excellent pizza.

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We arrived on a busy night and decided to eat at the bar...glad we did! The bartender was friendly, efficient and had great recommendations on every thing from the artichoke appetizer to a wonderful tiramisu dessert! The wines were great and the atmosphere fun. The night we went an artist was painting in the Bistro...fun to watch. This is one... More 

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FL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Sorrento's has an incredible Italian menu and wine selection. We often have dinner on the patio as they welcome our well-behaved pup, Cody. Our servers have always been outstanding. Another wonderful Banner Elk restaurant :-)

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asheboro
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

people pleasant, pizza excellent. wine choice, nice variety. Price reasonable for this type of restraunt.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We've been dining at Sorrento's for a decade now, whenever we are able to make it up to this lovely area. It is one of the few restaurants open year-round in Banner Elk. Their primary cuisine, of course, is Italian and all the dishes we have had have been good. Portions are more than adequate. You won't leave the restaurant... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

When we arrived without a reservation, we were told that it would be about a 10 minute wait because it was the height of the season and there weren't enough table servers. Half the tables in the restaurant were empty. 30 minutes later we were seated. Another hour later we were served. One meal was served cold. One meal ordered... More 

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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

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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