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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (69 reviews)
“tortellini” (14 reviews)
“vodka pasta” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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140 Azalea Cir, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7386
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121 - 130 of 404 reviews

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We recently took a trip through the Blue Ridge Parkway and ended up taking a detour to Banner Elk. After reading some great reviews we chose to dine at this restaurant. Our waitress Victoria was very attentive and knowledgable about the menu choices and specials....More

Thank Kellie S
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We have eaten here many times and the food and service are the best!!! Although we have had many great servers,Tyler Blaylock is certainly our favorite. He is a local guy and can tell you all that the area has to offer. Tyler always makes...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We had a very late lunch on Sunday afternoon - 2 glasses of Wente Chardonnay, 2 x crab cake entrees. The food was very good, the cream sauce on crab cakes was a bit heavy. The grill vegetables that came with crab cakes were awesome....More

Thank jakeman35
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I took my significant other out for dinner as a thank you for a nice vacation in the mountains of NC. The atmosphere on the patio is lovely and it was very crowded so reservations are recommended. They have home made knot style rolls brushed...More

Thank Didi5800
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I have heard so much about Sorrento's and have wanted to eat there for awhile. Today we were able to stop by for lunch. The food was good and, Stacy, the server provided very good service. The lunch menu is not very diverse and even...More

Thank JohnB57Jonesboro
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit and will likely be our last. We sat at the bar because there was a short wait and the bartenders were very inattentive. We ordered an appetizer which came out right before one of our entrees. Apparently if you order...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Fresh rolls, good menu, entrees all fine. Patio tables inviting. Great location. When we arrived at 7 PM a table of eight was in full throat and we were blown away by the noise. Could hardly hear the waiter or each other. Surely there is...More

Thank Conmassey
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We always go to Bella's but decided to try Sorrento's. We made reservations for 8 for an outside table - that was great - everything on time. The waiter was terrible. I don't even know where to begin. It got to the point that I...More

Thank BloomTravel
Marie R, Manager at Sorrento's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time out to write your review. I can only apologize for the terrible service your party received. This is certainly not what we want to present. We are aware of the problem with some of our servers, and will try...More

Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Hostess didn't care about customers. She acted like we were in her way by being there. Food was only so so. I am being nice giving them a one. Don't stop there!

2  Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 28 June 2016

My daughter and son-in-law ordered take-out pizzas at Sorrento's and waited in the bar area while they were being prepared. While local brews were available in 22 oz. bottles, no beer at all was available on tap--normal for a restaurant, maybe, but not for one...More

Thank marilynpearl
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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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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