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Sorrento Italian Restaurant

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6943 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32217-2819
904-636-9196
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Your Food Is Already Great: Stop With the Salt

Sorrento is a wonderful Italian restaurant in Jacksonville that my wife and I have been going to for many years. The ambiance, the service, and the food are all impressive. It is truly a gem. This is destination dining for us, as we live in Crescent Beach, more than an hour south of the restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
JoeRubino
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Saint Augustine, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Sorrento is a wonderful Italian restaurant in Jacksonville that my wife and I have been going to for many years. The ambiance, the service, and the food are all impressive. It is truly a gem. This is destination dining for us, as we live in Crescent Beach, more than an hour south of the restaurant. Sorrento has an excellent menu,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is my family's favorite restaurant. Food is amazing, there are fireplaces, servers are friendly and the place is very clean. Bread is freshly baked.

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Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Whenever I want to impress friends with truly fantastic food, this is the restaurant I bring them to enjoy. The atmosphere is more of a mom and pop shop attempt at fine dining but the food is what you come here to experience. Due to my Italian grandmother's cooking, I'm very picky when it comes to red sauce. When served,... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a real gem, not a chain, authentic Italian restaurant. We dined there many many times over the years and the quality of food is always outstanding, The staff is friendly and, contrary to the previous review, the owner, Luciano Russo has been cooking this amazing food for over 25 years. The staff is very friendly. This is the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If this were my first visit, I'd never return. The reason so many people have made this a long time favorite were the "francese dishes". This time, the snapper francese was definitely not snapper and the sauce lacked any lemon kick. The veal was soggy without crispness. The marinara with meat sauce on the pasta was tasteless. As always, the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Have been coming here for over 18 years, very delicious homemade Italian entrees. The Snapper Francese is delicious, also the eggplant parmigiana and fettuccine Alfredo is on point. Great wine selections too. The bread could have used some butter, I remember that being better in the past, the salads were good. Nice atmosphere, good service, fair prices.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We have been coming to Sorrento's for years. It has always been a special place. But this time it was mediocre. The bread is not the same, salad is not the same, and the entree was just mediocre. It is clear that the quality has declined with new ownership. This is sads

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tampa
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125 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Came here because they had one of my favorite dishes on the menu, Linguine and Clams. The food was great, prices were reasonable. Their dinner rolls are some of the best we've ever had. Our server though was not very pleasant and honestly made us feel like we were bothering her. She took so long to come back to check... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

SORRENTOS is an outstanding restaurant. For 25 years, we have had the opportunity of dining at this incredible establishment. The hundreds of meals, that we savored were all cooked by the owner- Mr. Luciano Russo. Phenomenally talented and equally diligent- I enjoy every bite. We highly recommend sharing the appetizers -- just close your eyes and pick. That is how... More 

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Nashville, TN
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95 reviews 95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Knowing we would be in Jacksonville we made the decision to try Sorrento after many, many years. We had the fish (which that night was grouper) and linguine with mixed seafood. Grouper was a little on the skimpy side, but very good, as was the vegetable. Calamari, shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams were very well prepared in an excellent light tomato... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6943 Saint Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32217-2819
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: 904-636-9196

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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