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Sorrento's Bistro

140 Azalea Cir, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7386
+1 828-898-5214
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (75 reviews)
“vodka pasta” (7 reviews)
“tortellini” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
140 Azalea Cir, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7386
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here on a Monday about 7:00. They had a much larger crowd than they anticipated, so we chose to sit at the lower bar. The Chianti was good. I had the shrimp fra diavolo which was very tangy. My wife had veal francaise...More

2  Thank Richard G
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I puzzled about how to rate Sorrento's. It's a very nice place with interesting artwork on the walls and very friendly and attentive staff. I really wanted to give it a very good rating on that basis. But the food just didn't excel. Our table...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My husband & I were spending a long weekend in the Banner Elk area and the owner's of our cabin rental mentioned this as a great place to eat. Little did they know that our favorite place to visit in Italy is Sorrento, close to...More

2  Thank CarolinaNurse323
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great food, We go about once a week. Never been disappointed. One of our favorites in the high country of North Carolina. Try their fresh fish, comes with mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables. Or pasta. Our favorite.

1  Thank Actiongram1
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We were greeted at the front desk and taken to a table near the bar. Our waitress was Caitlyn, a lovely young lady... she was wonderful. Expected everything to be excellent, as they claim that they serve world class Italian food... it was far from...More

Thank StanF28
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Unprofessional Manager!!!! I have never been treated so rudely! Server was wonderful though. I will never go back. I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone. I have gone before and liked it, but the experience dealing with the manager was horrendous.

1  Thank barbhenny
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Went with wife and 2 kids 6 and 4. They were very nice to sit us on a Friday with no reservation. The food was good, even though they lost power, not there fault. We would return.

1  Thank deuce2001
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We were here this winter and had a terrific meal...and even said...next time in Blowing Rock (where we have a vacation home) he have to come back! We returned in early July...went back and had a terrible dinner. Service was terrible, the dining room was...More

Thank Carl R
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Our time in Banner Elk always includes a visit to Sorrentos Bistro where we have enjoyed great food and drink in a beautiful setting over many years. We had an especially nice time visiting with Geri who explained her family history with Sorrentos, where she...More

2  Thank Mary E B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

After being told to have a drink a the tiki bar until a table was ready, we waited about thirty minutes(with little attention from the bartender) and noticed several empty tables. I found the host and he said "oh, I forgot about you" (turned out...More

Thank Terri M
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Questions & Answers
5 July 2016|
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Response from SorrentosAnthony | Property representative |
We do accommodate Gluten Free diners with many options to choose from. We also have wild caught fish on special every week including trout, snapper, grouper, sea bass and yes, diver scallops and live main lobsters as well... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
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, Private Dining, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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: +1 828-898-5214
  • E-mail
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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