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About Sorrento Ristorante Italiano
Sorrento Ristorante is a complete Italian experience located on the lower Westheimer strip. At Sorrento, receive attentive service from their experienced, knowledgeable, and professional staff. They serve a sophisticated, creative and contemporary Italian menu along with an extensive wine list that ranges from the rolling vineyards of Tuscany to California. The atmosphere is completed by their live piano bar.
Houston, TX 77006
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Whitney & Taft
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
See restaurant website for more information.
Private Party Facilities:
We have our wine room, fireplace room, atrium, and main dining room available for private parties.
Private Party Contact:
Sami Bates: (713) 527-0609
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Check out our website to find details on our next Wine Dinner!
Sorrento Ristorante Italiano Ratings and Reviews
It was our first time dining at Sorrento. We had a reservation for 6 people and they seated us in a small room off the main dining room which made us feel special. The service was very friendly, helpful, and attentive. The food was wonderful - a wide range of Italian dishes, both classics and fun twists on traditional. The portions are generous. We'll definitely go back.
You can not beat Sorrento for a wonderful Sunday Brunch. First of all, their brunch special is an incredible value. Second, you get some of the best cuisine Houston has to offer.
My favorite soup in the State of Texas is their butternut squash soup. The taste is out of this world.
I had the filet mignon which was perfectly cooked medium rare. I normally have the Sea Bass or Lamb. All good.
Topped off with creme brulee and a spoon full of my wife's bread pudding. A wonderful coffee after and I was done. Perfect meal with a wonderful atmosphere and world class service. I love this place.
Delicious and beautiful restaurant! My salad, the arugula and fig, was great and I could eat it every day. My husband enjoyed his Caesar and pronounced it excellent (and he has had a lot of Caesars). I had the mushroom raviolo and it was as good. My husband loved the pappardelle alfredo with the goat cheese stuffed chicken. The wine by the glass is a generous pour. A small vodka and tonic was pricey at $12 (our only complaint). So stick to wine! As wonderful as the food was, the additional star was the pianist. She is worth the trip. Her selections wonderfully complimented the elegant atmosphere of this very fine restaurant. She plays flawlessly and with just the right noise level. The music was a huge plus where in many restaurants, it's a negative. Kudos to her and we will definitely return to this lovely place.
Went for Valentine's Day lunch and got the Executive Lunch fixed price menu. I had the steak frites and my husband got the salmon. Both entrees were wonderful. The price for the Executive Lunch makes it an outstanding value. Service was just right - friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Highly recommend.
All was great till we got an unexpected bill. Brunch was $35/person and you could have any entree on the menu plus salad/soup & desert. A great brunch. Except that the waiter told us the specials and did not explain that they were not "entrees". When that happened all of a sudden everything was a la carte. Since two of four took the special it added a lot to the bill. The bill should have been $195 plus tax & tip. It was $$266 plus tax & tip. The manager gave us a "bargain" and made the bill 223 plus tax & tip. Still overcharging by $28 plus tax.
Another excellent dining experience: wonderful selection of Italian dishes, very attentive service. Veal medallions, mushroom raviolo and lobster bisque were delicious! As are the varied fresh bread basket and desserts. Upscale old world ambiance with live piano music. Easy to talk without straining. Not inexpensive but worth it for a special occasion.
There were only two things I liked about this restaurant: the décor and the pianist. Everything else was truly disappointing and such a waste of an evening out – which is something I don’t get very often. The restaurant was extremely noisy, so much so that we literally had to scream and say things twice to have a conversation. How on earth can Sorrento call themselves a romantic restaurant with this noise level? We honestly didn't understand a word our waiter said to us. I don't know which country he is from but his English was poor which was frustrating for such an expensive restaurant. Also, the young man who gave us bread didn't speak English very well either so we couldn't understand what the different types of breads were. The only word I understood was sourdough so that's the one I got. Unfortunately it was cold in the middle as if it had just come from the refrigerator. He also put something on our table but didn't tell us what it was. We honestly had no clue but knew there were garlic cloves. Our service was not what we were expecting whatsoever and this was not a fine dining restaurant. People were in jeans and we were the only ones who actually dressed up. So much for the dress code. For our appetizers we had the "crab cake" and calamari. I put the crab cake in parentheses because it was not a crab cake at all. It was just chunks of crab meat (some with shells on them by the way) mixed with flavorless polenta. It was edible, not tasty, and certainly shouldn't be called a crab cake. The calamari was light and fluffy and was the only edible thing we had. For our entrees we had the mushroom raviolo and scallops. The scallops weren't cooked properly and were dark pink in the middle and lacked flavor. Another disappointment. The mushroom raviolo was not edible. We each tried to eat one and hated it. I don't think the mushrooms were cooked and there was no cheese in the middle nor any flavor. No one refilled my water. Bad service, bad food. Great pianist.
We went for brunch and thought the restaurant was lovely. They have a wonderful inexpensive three course lunch that was beautiful and contained a large amount of choices. The brunch items were well presented and very tasty. The wine list was nice and the atmosphere was beautiful.
I brought my work team in on a Friday for our new year's lunch and everything was perfect. We were in what I would call the wine room (off to the left as you enter the restaurant). Our service team was attentive but unobtrusive. The food was delicious. The ambiance was lovely. I always enjoy my visits here.
I had reserved the dinner for an anniversary celebration. Raul made sure we had plenty of attention. The table and it's setting was romantic and quite comfortable. The live piano music added to the beauty of its environment. The whole Branzino was amazing ! Overall quite a lovely evening.
Can't say enough good things about Sorrento! Our waiter Jorge was outstanding. It's a beautiful restaurant and very romantic. Our food was phenomenal. I ordered the Lobster Tortellini and my dining partner ordered the Gnocchi with Shrimp Spiedini. I will definitely be going back. Thanks Open Table for the recommendation.
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