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Sorrento's Bistro

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140 Azalea Cir, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7386
+1 828-898-5214
16:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Tue 16:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Palm City, Florida
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was the best fettuccine Alfredo I have had in years (as good as prepared by the original Alfredo's in Rome). One of our family members needed gluten free options and everyone in the restaurant was knowledgeable of gluten free option needs and preparation. This was a wonderful find for a great restaurant and we will be back.

2 Thank Esgp
Waynesville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

First, the place is very cool. Lots of big art, beautiful bar, and the staff could not be more accommodating. That's what makes what I'm about to write...hard. We had our kids in town so went over to Sorrento's...craving Italian. I'm half Italian and grew up in an Italian home which means we lived around a table. My Mother wrote... More 

1 Thank SnippyC
Boone, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Family Italian bistro, where "everybody knows your name," or at least wants to. The manager (Jennifer) said they served the best alfredo in the world, and she could be telling the truth.

2 Thank JTodd_Ps143
Asheville, North Carolina
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Have had 4 meals there last month. Starting with the service - it was great. Ditto for the food - favourite was the fresh trout dinner.

2 Thank Gerald W
Palm Coast, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Haven't had food this good in years! And sooo reasonably priced. We were waiting for our daughters and friends to finish snowboarding at Sugar Mountain and decided to find a place nearby to grab a bite to eat a quick lunch. We ended up in Banner Elk and drove through the quaint downtown area. We saw three restaurants that looked... More 

2 Thank MamaTNT
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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Loved our meal at Sorrento's. They understand gluten free and offered wonderful options. Great atmosphere!

2 Thank Harold and Nanc... D
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We only had bruschetta and pizza, so that's all we can comment on. The bruschetta was nice (one order was enough for two) and with the added touch of a hint of balsamic glaze nicely decorated across. The chopped tomato was not the "traditional" one, but had nice additions we could not quite figure out -- all in all quite... More 

1 Thank Alessandro I
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

From the moment of our arrival, to the completion of our meal, our server Summer was unbelievable! We showed up 20 minutes early for our reservations & she greeted us with a smile. I made her aware we had arrived prior to our reservation & asked if it was okay, she commented: "It's more than okay, we are ready for... More 

2 Thank 44Wesley
Blowing Rock
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79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We have had a vacation home in Blowing Rock for over 10 years and only knew of a few Italian Restaurants; nothing impressive. There is Casa Rustica which is charming however the food is average and the sauce is nothing to write home about. Although charming (a log cabin) it is dated and needs updating…the interior of the building and... More 

2 Thank Carl R
Tacoma, Washington
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Driving through Banner Elk of course you expect to find an Italian restaurant. Why not? Unfortunately they had a set menu on New Year's Day I didn't get to taste you try and food. However I'm sure it's very good based on what we had. My girlfriend had shrimp and grits. She states that the shrimp was perfectly done, not... More 

2 Thank Scott H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
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, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?