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“Really good!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sorrento's Bistro

Sorrento's Bistro
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Ranked #7 of 48 Restaurants in Banner Elk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Augusta, Georgia
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
“Really good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2011

I love this place. We eat here every time we are in the area. The food is great, and I highly recommend it!

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1 Thank Dhasek
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Murrells Inlet, SC
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83 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Vintage Italian in Banner Elk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2010

This place is great! The sauce on the Veal Marsala was light but bold. The service is impeccable at this place. Locals and tourists mix here and it can be a little loud but the noise is the result of great food and fun. Good wine list and bar. Service is fast and professional. Never felt rushed.

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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HotH20
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Glade Spring, Virginia
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215 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Very pleased”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2010

Four of us ate there and each of us enjoyed what we had. I would agree with some of the other comments that it was cool. It was very busy, and the servers were practically running which caused just when we were there for two servers to drop dishes when they bumped into someone. There was outdoor dining available which looked nice, but it was too warm and humid for me to choose that option, and there was a wait to eat outside. Our server was excellent and very attentive. I would agree that other comments that it took awhile for the food to arrive, but it came hot and seemed prepared just for us.

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Thank gladebaba
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Charlotte, nc
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Such a disappointment!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2010

This restaurant had such a good rating, we were eager to eat there. The food was o.k. but the service was horrendous. Everything took forever. Our waitress was poorly equipped to handle the number of tables she had. To top it all off, the restaurant was freezing. Other diners were wearing coats, and I overheard two other individuals ask to have the airconditioning adjusted. We were told that it would be done, but no one ever touched the thermostat, which was in our view.

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2 Thank EAQR6
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Hanahan, SC
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A complete and utter disaster...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2010

Made a reservation with no problem, although 7:45 on a Sunday night seemed a little extreme. Got seated by the bathrooms, where the AC was so cold that we had to go to our cars to get jackets. Server gave us menus after a 15 minute wait, and then took our orders. Things then started taking FOREVER. 45 minutes in we got rolls, and an hour in we finally got our appetizers. Except they ran out of the soup they promised us, but luckily the soup they did serve was good enough. The server then forgot my wife's entree order (was she putting them in sequentially?), and our food came about 25 minutes after the table who had been seated 45 minutes after we arrived came in. The portions were small, I was bored and ate 3 rolls, and still finished my dinner. Upscale prices and decent decor, but the service and food were so below par, you might as well go to Olive Garden. And that is sad.

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3 Thank Chugginton
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