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“Best food in Airlie Beach”

Sorrento Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #13 of 102 Restaurants in Airlie Beach
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Best food in Airlie Beach”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Airlie is not known for its fine dining experiences so I went into Sorrento without high expectations, for a meal prior to our boat charter. Turns out it serves absolutely top notch and quite fabulous food in a gorgeous setting and I cannot recommend it highly enough! My pasta was to die for and my partner had some really wonderful salmon. All the produce was fresh and fabulous. The kids both decided on a pizza, which they declared was one of the best they've ever eaten! I have eaten at most of Airlie's eateries on trips over the past couple years and this was definitely the best meal I have had, and prices were more than fair. They also had a nice wine list. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Poor service and terrible lamb shank”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We only went to this place as we were tired after an all day boat trip. It was close by to the marina and we couldn't be bothered to walk into town.
I ordered lamb shank. The potato and veg were tasty but the lamb itself was terrible! It was so tough and fatty. A real disappointment.
The place was really understaffed and as a result service just wasn't good enough. Our dinner took a long time to come! The restaurant was messy with tabled that had been lift with dirty plates etc on them even thighs customers had been gone quite some time!
When we finished our meals we sat for a while. We baca me impatient so had to go pay directly at the till. I reckon if we wanted a dessert we would have been left unattended.
Worst meal I had in Australia during a month long trip up the east coast!!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Sydney
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Bad pizza”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Really bad pizza, don't bother , walk into town and have real food. We were looking for a quick and easy meal on our first night before we set sail for a week around the Whitsunday's. really sorry looking pizzas with commercial crust and virtually no filling. Don't bother.

Visited September 2013
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Newcastle, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great bar and restaurant”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Great for an afternoon drink listening to live music. Also had a fantastic meal there. I highly recommend their oysters mornay!

Visited September 2013
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“Horrible”
Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Reef and beef meals didnot have scallops and mussells had absolutely no meat in them. One meal took over 2 hours from time of order till it landed at the table.

  • Visited September 2013
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