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“A wonderful dining experience”
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.
Reviewed August 28, 2013

What a gem of a restaurant. This is not your typical Italian restaurant. Every course is delicious. We started with salads that were way above the norm and a crabmeat appetizer loaded with huge chunks of very fresh, white crab. Every main course was terrific, whether homemade pasta or the incredibly tender short ribs.
Try the flaky, creamy Napoleon for dessert.

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1  Thank Nina W
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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.

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1  Thank Ana N
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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.

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2  Thank spoiledrotten1
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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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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.

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1  Thank MenschinNJ
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