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Sorrento's Bistro

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140 Azalea Cir, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7386
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food and even better service. Victoria was our waiter and was extremely attentive and kind! The food was absolutely delicious and the crab cakes are a must! 10/10 would recommend!!

Thank Lauren R
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Server said "tonight's Specials are a 22 ounce Bone-in Cowboy Ribeye for a salad tonight we have Tomato and Mozzarella". My Wife was not overly hungry so she ordered the Salad an I ordered the Ribeye. We had a glass of Wine each at $6. Bill came, $77 and change. I thought man that seems high but paid it.... More 

Thank grantrader
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner with guests, menu was excellent. Prefer outdoor seating due to noise inside during dinner time. Everyone ordered something different and we were all very pleased with presentation and taste. Will be back.

Thank BobVonK
Chapel Hill
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good basic Italian Food. Very popular and busy place. Crowded and noisy. Definitely a place to eat and run, not dine

Thank donaldf492
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I haven't had the best experiences at this place before but this time almost completely turned my opinion around. Now I was eating southern style biscuits and gravy instead of Italian food but it was really good. It is worth mentiming that our waitress, Elizabeth really turned my opinion around about this place. She was so far beyond any... More 

Thank Rusty S
Myrtle Beach
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had reservations and were seated immediately ~ we went out on their patio and enjoyed the breeze while we ate. Moderately priced, good food. Not the best Italian I've ever had but it was good, not overpriced and a substantial portion.

Thank susanrealtor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service. I got the lasagna, and it was delicious ! Served very hot which I like. Friend ordered chicken with lemon cream sauce and said it was ver good. Would recommend

Thank Arelene1893
Sheldon, South Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good Italian in the town of Banner Elk. They have a great menu and at least one or two excellent specials.

Thank NeilG28
Wake Forest, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warmly greeted by Jennifer, the manager, I was quickly seated. My server, Katie, was prompt and friendly. The food selection was outstanding, and everything came out perfectly. The artichoke and spinach dip was great, and the veal piccata was perfectly done. This is a wonderfully informal yet delicious choice for a meal in Banner Elk.

Thank Gregory D
Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Banner Elk multiple times over the years but never eaten there... big mistake... HUGE!! It is the best Italian food that we have ever eaten anywhere ever!!! The service was great. Even though Kaitlyn was brand new, she knew the menu & made some great recommendations. The food was amazing & with the most generous portions.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $32
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Azalea Cir, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7386
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: 18288985214
This is an upscale bistro with a strong accent for Italian. This family business involves 3 generation of family owned and operated, with the 30 year anniversary approaching. We thank all of our local customers, and look forward to the new ones.

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