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Sorrento's Bistro

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140 Azalea Cir, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7386
+1 828-898-5214
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the atmosphere inside but the outdoor seating area is our preference, especially with a large group. The food is 'out of this world' and we try to dine here 4 or 5 times during the summer. We really like everything on the menu so we try something different each visit. My husband likes the steak, I like the... More 

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1 Thank 842jewellp
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time dining at Sorrento's, but it will definitely not be our last. We had the tomato basil soup with spinach and artichokes and could have left happy after that with their beautiful homemade rolls. We ordered the crab cake appetizer with no fillers and a creamy lobster sauce and I recommend it highly as well. The... More 

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1 Thank Zanna145
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have always had good meals at Sorrento's,however the thanksgiving dinner was very disappointing.We we're not told when we made reservations that we could only eat in the bar.Our meal was extremely over priced for a few chips of white meat turkey and cold rolls and cranberry jelly disgusting.Stick to Italian cooking and give the staff Thanksgiving off.

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1 Thank Jane M
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner with family. Had a variety of dishes all spectacular and reasonably priced. Vibrant atmosphere and good service too. Will be back again while visiting banner elk.

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2 Thank Sshaffer888
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our server Hanna was amazing. Tried the gumbo which is an unusual choice for an Italian restaurant but I have to admit that it was the best I've ever had. All the flavors were perfectly blended. Better than the Louisiana Purchase restaurant down the road. Place was busy but not loud

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1 Thank Rusty S
Jupiter, Florida
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had diner with friends. Seated in "marshmallow room" soft chairs. Great dinner rolls comp. The trout was excellent and the lasagna is always perfect. With tip, aprox. $30 @ person (had wine and coffee too). Friendly staff.

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1 Thank mark j
Jacksonville, Florida
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful hostess named Victoria, home cooked food.. generous portions, huge rolls ... and a sample taste of an awesome soup . A wonderful experience! Best Italian food in this area. We spend time here and plan to make many more visits! On the way out I saw some delicious looking desserts . We'll be back for sure! A wonderful... More 

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1 Thank Janet H
North Augusta, SC, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

I ordered an entree w/chicken, sausage, peppers & onion which consisted of a "blanched" chicken breast with some sort of sausage slices and a few tiny onions in a chicken broth sauce. Believe it or not, the peppers were pepperocini! My wife ordered Veal Marsala which was served with the same chicken broth sauce, some canned mushrooms and thin slices... More 

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2 Thank Dale B
Cary
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Sorrento's is not really a bistro, more a nice affordable Italian trattoria. Prices of entrees, including pizzas, are very reasonable. Service was good. In a nutshell, it was way less than fine dining, largely because the it was extremely noisy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit, had to wait 30 minutes, but had awesome fire pit to enjoy until we were called. We decided to try the bruschetta, excellent, ordered couple of pizza pies, veggie was great, loaded with veggies, also cheese & pepperoni, plenty to eat and plenty leftover for leftovers, recommend for sure!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $32
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
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
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 828-898-5214
Description
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?