About Sorrento Ristorante Italiano
Houston, TX 77006
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.
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
All was great till we got an unexpected ...
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: won ...
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 ...
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 resta ...
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 fo ...
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 anniver ...
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 Sorre ...
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.
We were a party of 4 on New Year's Eve. ...
We were a party of 4 on New Year's Eve. We were rushed through our meal despite our repeated requests to slow down the pace. It's a shame that a restaurant as good as Sorrento does not realize the damage that they do to their reputation by treating customers in such a way. Food was as expected except for the pasta dish which was mushy.
Very pleasant dining experience, as usua ...
Very pleasant dining experience, as usual . One criticism: There was a telephone on the wall about 5 feet from our table (near the bar area). The volume on the ring tone was turned up high. Thus, every time the phone rang it, it made a loud and annoying ring sound that would momentarily distract us from our otherwise enjoyable dining experience. In the future, I would suggest turning down the ring tone on that particular phone during peak lunch and dinner hours. I presume that there is at least one other phone in the restaurant (perhaps near the hostess station in the lobby of the restaurant) where calls can be received during the peak hours. Otherwise, Sorrento is and remains one of our favorite restaurants in the Montrose area.
Asked for a quiet table for conversation ...
Asked for a quiet table for conversation and the table we were given worked. Still close enough to the piano to enjoy the music. Service was excellent, the server was helpful with suggestions for food and wine. The menu had many interesting options and the food was very tasty. Highly recommended for a nice evening with friends.
We enjoyed lunch at this lovely restaura ...
We enjoyed lunch at this lovely restaurant a few days after Christmas. The restaurant was not crowded so we were able to carry on a conversation. The service was attentive, while not overbearing. The food was delicious, presentation was attractive, and the experience was most enjoyable. Would definitely return to this delightful spot.
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