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“The worst dining experience I have ever had” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Sorrento Restaurant and Bar

Sorrento Restaurant and Bar
Abell Point Marina, Shop 22, Building 5 | Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 7454
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Ranked #27 of 78 Restaurants in Airlie Beach
Cuisines: Italian, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Sydney
1 review
“The worst dining experience I have ever had”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I went to Sorrento Restaurant this evening with my wife and three children (7,9 &11). It was the worst dining experience I have ever had the misfortune to experience. It was an hour and a half between ordering and actually being served garlic bread, entree and and our main meals all in a two minute period. The oysters kilpatrick were shriveled examples of oysters for $30 with a chunk of half cooked bacon and it would be kind to describe the food as pedestrian at best. On settling the bill I was advised to express my disappointment to the owner rather then the waitperson. This was an experience in itself with someone feigning interest who really could not give a damn, just pay the bill and go away. I recommend strongly you find somewhere else to eat if you are ever in Airlie Beach. A five star crap dining experience.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
1 review
“Good food, great price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Food was excellent. Looked small but couldn't finish it all it was that filling. Price was great. Meals took a while cause it was fully booked, but when the toddler started getting cranky it came out faster. Staff could dress a bit better. Short shorts and dresses and singlets didn't seem appropriate.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A disappointing experience.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

In short this is an RSL club set up. However, it is without the benefit of an RSL price tag. If you are going to charge around $30 for your mains then you should meet the expectation this price tag sets (quality of food, service, dining area etc).
This was a very disappointing experience.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Proserpine, Australia
1 review
“Fantastic food and service, beautiful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Went to Sorrentos tonight, wanting to try somewhere new. And let me tell you we were not dissapointed. The setting was beautiful, out on the balcony overlooking the water, the food was absolutely devine, and the service was fantastic. And on top of all that the prices were very reasonable. I would recommend this place to everyone I know and will definitely be going back here!!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I strolled on down here and absolutely loved it. The service was very good and the food selection was awesome. The portions are reasonable and so are the prices. I would recommend this to anyone.

Visited December 2012
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