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“Disappointing”
Review of Sorrento Ristorante - CLOSED

Sorrento Ristorante
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Sorrento Ristorante Italiano The delectable cuisine and elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere of all Sorrento ristorante is a direct outgrowth of the rich heritage and authentic Italian foundation that owners and Chef Carlo Apolloni bring to he's life passion. It is no accident that one step inside the door sends you on an exhilarating culinary journey through authentic Sorrento Ristorante countryside. With a dedicated focus on the simplicity of style, fresh ingredients and warm company that make true Italian cuisine experience so special, Chef Apolloni's made it their focus to adorn their restaurant with the romance of the rolling hills of Northern Italy. The Ristorante strives to capture the hearts of people throughout New York, New Jersey and beyond with a romantic Tuscan setting and an array of tantalizing dishes.
Wayne, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

My husband and I loved Sorrento Ristorante on our first visit last November. We loved the food, the service and the ambiance. We went recently with another couple and it was as if we were in a different place. Yes the food was excellent, but the service was quite poor. We waited for two hours to get our entrees! After dessert every single member of the wait staff disappeared for 30 minutes. Apparently there was some confusion with another table that was paying with a gift certificate that no one knew how to handle. We spent 4 hours altogether in the small room on the right, with way too many tables crammed like sardines. Certainly more than there should have been for elegant dining and for the price paid. My chair kept hitting the chair of the lady in back of me. If anybody had to go to the bathroom, everybody had to stand up. And because of the crowding you could not appreciate the tasteful decor of the place. I think that they accepted everyone who called in asking for a 7-7:30 reservation, instead of staggering the diners. Their staff and kitchen was simple unable to keep up with the number being served. I don't know if there was a change in management that caused these problems, but unfortunately we may never go back there.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Ana N
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new jersey
Level 6 Contributor
333 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Went on a Saturday night with another couple. The food was okay, nothing special but we felt it was very overpriced. The portion size were decent and the it is a byob.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank spoiledrotten1
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Clifton, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food, great food, great atmosphere.”
Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

We have been here a few times over the past two years and have found Sorrento to be consistently excellent. Tonight I had a chicken and shrimp dish and my wife had short ribs.

The chicken and shrimp were done perfectly. The recipe was to dip them in egg and flour with a lemon butter sauce. It was perfect not too heavy.

The ribs were tender cooked just right. This is why we keep coming back. We are also big fans of BYOB

The service is excellent and the whole experience is first class. It is not cheap but it is worth the splurge.

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1 Thank Darren D
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Wood RIdge, NJ
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Once you get past the storefront....”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Once you get past the dreary storefront on a dreary block you are welcomed with warmth, ambiance and excellent food. The owners hovered over us like long lost friends. The service was excellent. One of our party ordered a pasta special whcih was delicious. The Vitello All Amalfitana (veal, prosciotto, eggplant and mozarella) was to die for. BYOB makes it affordable. Parking is difficult, but they offer vallet parking. Highly Recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank MenschinNJ
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Hackensack, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“one of the best in Bergen County for Italian”
Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

One of our favorite places to eat. Small but beautiful with good service. The fish with lemoncello sauce is heaven.(the menu lists it with scallops but the chef does it for me with sole, just ask) Great bread and delicious food all around. They are very welcoming to my 8 year old and make her whatever she wants.

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Thank Pattycakes15
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