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Sorrento's Bistro

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140 Azalea Cir, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7386
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

FIrst the good news - EZ parking, decent atmosphere, and tasty food. I had the Veal Parmigiana and my wife had the Veal Francese. Both excellent. As were the Garlic Knots. However - we waited over 30 minutes before getting our drinks and the restaurant was not at all full. My first two choices off the wine list resulted in... More 

Thank MN736
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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216 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hard to know where to start. My wife and I went to Sorrento's Bistro to celebrate my birthday. We entered, liked the atmosphere and we were promptly seated. We ordered drinks and looked over the menu, found what we wanted and ordered with the server ... small pizza and chicken parm. The server then proceeds to tell us we'll want... More 

Thank Munibrokr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While in the area I asked some of the locals and other frequent travelers where is a good place to eat... multiple people told me to eat at Sorrento's Bistro. So my family and I gave it a try. Hands down this is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. My vodka pasta was perfect!!!!! My family was... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth W
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful caprese salad. The lasagna was light but a bit salty. Great wait staff and the best of all a perfect latte that went great with dessert

1 Thank sojouner70
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My co-workers and I enjoyed a nice dinner. The staff was very friendly and made sure that we were getting everything we needed. The food was plentiful and delicious. It would have been nice to have a salad come with my lasagna. The dinner bread was also very good. The atmosphere was nice with a lot of artwork to enjoy.... More 

1 Thank Tonya C
Boynton Beach, Florida
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I dined with friends, each trying something different. Past with meatballs and marinara, chicken Marsala, and a special salad. All dishes were very tasty.

1 Thank Carol S
Southport, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at Sorrento's sitting on the covered patio. We had our mini Schnauzer with us and they brought a water bowl for her. Service was good, and the pizza was fantastic.

1 Thank John D
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner on a Sat night here. Wait time about 20 min without reservations. Was worth the wait. Good capresesalad, pizza, and garlic knots. Had simple spaghetti with meatballs also that was tasty. Noodles not overcooked and meatballs pretty good. My martini was perfect. Ambience nice but a little loud and hard to hear conversation. Look forward to going back.

1 Thank Nitnylyin1
Tryon, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Artisan style restaurant with a lot of paintings and a large patio. The cooking is serious and the food nicely presented. I had the best Greek salad I have ever had anywhere. The servers were exceptionally good.

1 Thank 609carol
Matthews, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pizza was good but I loved the ambiance even more! Great paintings throughout the restaurant. They also had a great wine list. Would definitely go back when in the area.

1 Thank BeePR

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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?