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Sorriso Italiano

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901 Embarcadero Del Mar #104, Isla Vista, CA 93117-4816
+1 805-324-4367
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Tried a few dishes, and it wasn't bad, but didn't think it was good either. I'm sure it's good for the students nearby, but if you drive, there's better Italian a few miles away. We haven't been back since.

Thank sharonleann
Vienna, Austria
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2016

I am from Italy and I can tell this is the best spot for Italian cuisine ever! We tried pasta alla puttanesca (olive and tomato sauce pasta) and the lasagne bolognese, and it was like going back to Italy all of a sudden. The restaurant keepers are a nice couple from Italy, prices are more then reasonable and focaccia and... More 

Thank Alessandra_Vienna
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2016

I love this place. The Cabonara is my favorite.... I do have a minor observation. I came here 3 times... 2 times was amazing.... 1 was a bit weird... I wanted to try their meatball (which is delicious)... but when they served me the meatball (tomato based sauce) they put it on top of my Cabonara (egg/cheese type)... the sauces... More 

Thank Andkayi
Santa Barbara, California
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a great place for a quick, but authentic Italian meal. Located in Isla Vista, it caters to college students. But there are sit down tables and a grand piano. I'm not sure what the piano has to do with the food, but it does add an elegant touch. The couple that owns and runs this place are real... More 

Thank D C
Goleta, California
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2015

I've written about this local favorite before as a dinner option. The owner, Antonio is also a somalier and offers a weekly wine tasting dinner each Thursday evening. My husband and I have enjoyed this event on four different occasions. Delicious food, interesting wines and animated conversation were the norm for each time we participated. I would highly recommend one... More 

Thank BobNGoleta
Huntington Beach, California
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Great Bolognese Lasagna- tasty and light. Caesars salad bowl enough for 4 people and good. The Panzeretto calzone was not good. Nice ambiance for IV.

Thank diamonddog_23
Goleta, California
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I are regulars at this relatively new restaurant (they just celebrated their one year anniversary). All of the entrees are freshly made. Our favorites are the pasta with pesto sauce and the lasagne. We also enjoy the daily specials. Antonio and Elisabetta will make you feel right at home.

Thank BobNGoleta
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2014

The Pesto pasta was delicious, and a generous portion (enough to share). The Lasagna was also very good. This a great place to have an authentic Italian meal for a reasonable price.

1 Thank WorldWideTravelerCA
Camarillo, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2013

I just returned from a month long (too short) vacation in Italy, and I sure was missing the food. Thank goodness I found Sorriso. The food is amazing. I especially loved the focaccia and the pastries filled with onions and cheese. The desserts are to die for. I am hoping to try their eggplant parm. next time I am there.... More 

2 Thank Mar51
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

I spent 4 days in SB and I came here every day to eat: they manage to combine delicious italian food with high quality, adequate prices, and a kind of american taste. They offer mini pizzas, different pastas, salads and other specialities. I would really reccomend past with meat sauce and meatballs (i'm sure you never tried something like that... More 

4 Thank Alberto G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Embarcadero Del Mar #104, Isla Vista, CA 93117-4816
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Isla Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 805-324-4367

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?