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Sortino's Little Italy Ristorante

1220 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870-4029
4196253776
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Ranked #3 of 157 restaurants in Sandusky
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Sandusky, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You will get really fresh homemade pasta and sauces in this place. And their Perch is the best in town. Its a wonderful family run restaurant and a lot of the family still works there each night. Atmosphere is fun. Best to make reservations but if you have to wait they serve drinks and complimentary appetizers in the basement lounge.... More

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Sandusky, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Just love it! I am so sorry I had not tried earlier! Our Favorite Italian Restaurant by far. Could not travel farther to find a more perfect Italian Food Restaurant.

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Sandusky
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25 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Sortino's Little Italy Ristorante is owned & run by a hard working family. (Wait, that's Silicians! haha) It's very common to see the owners, George or James working the restaurant and making friendly conversation with the patrons. The food is GREAT! The portions are large and the food is consistently delicious and fresh. Original Italian cooking with quality ingredients. The... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Without a doubt one of the best things we did on our vacation was have a dinner at Sortino's. The owners know what they are doing. The atmosphere is great for either romantic or fun dinners. The food, ok the food is really really good. This really is one of those places that you have to go and experience for... More

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Powell, Ohio
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Have been to Sortino's half a dozen times over the past year. Each time has been excellent. We now make it a point to take visiting friends and relatives there. Never have had a bad meal. From soups and salads to pasta, steaks, and seafood, all has been great. We especially appreciate that the owner is almost always there, circulates... More

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NICE
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Nowhere else in the United States will you find true Sicilian cooking like at Sortino's. From the antipastos to the main courses, all were expertly cooked and served. Only the freshest ingredients are used in their cooking and wow can you taste the difference! Service is excellent, the staff is friendly and courteous. Only true Sicilians can cook like this.... More

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Quirky is a good description of the overall atmosphere...very speakeasy-ish :) including the entry. Was a wonderful way to wind down the day (after work-headed up to Cedar Point for a Sunday Halloweekend visit-a GREAT Saturday evening meal). Ask for the recommendations from the staff- you'll be pleasantly surprised. Rita is a gem. Recommended.

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The quirky atmosphere is good as is the service but the food was just ok. Green salad was limp and lifeless. Tomato sauce was excellent but the other pasta dishes we had were very mediocre. Would not go again, not sure we would recommend either.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We visited Sortinos on a recent trip to Sandusky. The owners of the hotel recommended Sortinos and since we love Italian food, we were sold. There is a large jug of house wine on each table, they use the honor system and you can fill your own glass. We bought a bottle of the house blend, it was excellent! We... More

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Worthington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

After a day of sailing on Sandusky bay we were looking for a place to relax. We received excellent service, the owner came by to welcome us. His recommend meal was the pasta & clams which exceeded our expectations. The wine was perfect as was the Bruschetta and Cannoli.

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