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.
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: 7135270609x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, 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
The food was very good but the service was poor. We had to ask several times to have olive oil and butter brought to the table. The servers English was poor and they often did not understand what we were asking.
The visit was our first but not our last. I found the wait staff very enthusiastic about there service and the pasta was superb. Thank you for helping to create a special day for my wife's birthday celebration.
We had a wonderful meal here!! Sergio ...
We had a wonderful meal here!! Sergio was our server and he is the best!! He takes great pride in what he does. We've been here multiple times, and now Sergio will make recommendations for us. We never look at a menu anymore.
Always the best.
Always the best.
We found this restaurant on my birthday, ...
We found this restaurant on my birthday, a month ago, and couldn't resist going back for Mother's Day. Excellent food and service on both occasions - our new favorite Houston restaurant!
Not to be missed
Our first time in Houston in a while. Look forward to visit is again!. Presentation was excellent and the food exquisite. Enjoy it!
Great atmosphere, excellent service, not rushed.
Waiter was great, make a reservation, great atmosphere and food. Wine selection is wonderful. Had a great time, and will return soon.
Met old friends for dinner and the food quality and service could not have been better. There was a great selection of wines and the Sea Bass I had was outstanding.
Pre theater dinner
Perfect location to have a nice dinner and then get to the theater in time for a 7:30 curtain. The waiter was helpful actually watching our time for us so we would not be late.
Sorrento Ristorante is a Houston Institution!
I dine at Sorrento mainly for lunch meetings but sometimes for romantic evenings out with my wife. The quality of the food, service, atmosphere and overall quality makes Sorrento one of our favorites. The wine room during lunch is my favorite for corporate sales meetings, client and board meetings. Everyone I have ever invited to dine here says their experience and the cuisine is the finest in Houston. I have claimed, as do many of my friends, Sorrento is where I have had the best meals of my life! Seriously! I can not imagine someone having anything than a less than stellar experience at Sorrento but we all know things sometimes do go wrong. I am confident in the staff and the chefs that they would address an error or omission quickly and do everything to "make it right". The owner, his management and staff alike are committed to creating an "Amazing" dining experience for everyone who enters their door. If I could give them 10 stars, I would!
Italian Gem in Montrose.
Sorrento is my favorite restaurant in Houston. I am lucky enough to be able to walk there. The staff are professional and courteous. The owner/manager always makes sure that the guests are completely satisfied. The food is amazing. I always tend to go for the amazing Sea Bass, but the pasta dishes are wonderful too. Don't leave without trying some expresso and some fantastic tiramisu. I almost forgot to mention, they have a piano player and sometimes a singer at 7pm (I am not sure if it is every night) A gem in Houston
We had not been to Sorrento's in several years as our first experience was not the best but we decided to give it another try and we are glad that we did. The food was excellent, the service perfect-Sarah was great. We will return.
One of the best Italian Reastaurants
This is one of the best Italian restaurants I've ever been too and one of the best restaurant experiences in Houston period. The food was really high quality, the service was excellent, and the ambience was very elegant. The wait staff continued to replenish our water glasses even after we paid which is a sign that they care! Great birthday dinner. Keep up the good work!
UNFORTUNATELY VERY BAD EXPERIENCE AT SORRENTO
My husband and I have been to Sorrento's several times. It is actually our favorite Italian restaurant.. We invited two other couples, who were celebrating their birthdays, (the gals). We had to ask for a server SEVERAL TIMES before getting water, then our wine and cocktails, then finding out that our waiter was actually the Somalia, we had to ask him to bring our menus, come take our dinner order and find him to get the bill. When we did give him the bill, as he was walking by, he asked us to hold it until he returned. I had previously asked a staff worker who our server was and he told us that the Somalia was waiting on our table and the room as you walk in the door to the left. I actually received two phone calls that day from the restaurant, confirming if our party of 6 was STILL coming. (After dinner, this made us all wonder if Sorrento's was short of wait staff for the evening, as they were quite busy with customers.) My husband and friends, (who have also been to the Sorrento's several times) said they too would not return. I am truly disappointed, as we have never had a bad experience there. I have NEVER written a review with a "bad experience".
FABULOUS ONCE AGAIN!
We ate there last Sat. evening for a special get together with family. The service, food, all of it just exceptional!!! It is a bit noisier sitting inside than in the patio/garden - but ignorable overall as everything else is just spectacular. Cannot wait to go again soon - easily my favorite in the city!
I had thr veal ravioli....deeelish
I had thr veal ravioli....deeelish
Special Occasion dinner
Great ambiance , wonderful music , very romantic setting . Food for the most part was excellent with one exception .. I ordered the bone-in rib eye and although it was perfectly cooked ( med rare) I found it to be tough as an old baseball glove . I was quite shocked as rib eyes are generally very tender .. If I go back I'll certainly order the filet instead .. The rib-eye should have been served with a hack saw instead of a steak knife . The service and atmosphere was beyond excellent .. Will go back ; I should have sent the steak back and next time I will if it doesn't measure up ..e
Meal was excellent and staff very attent ...
Meal was excellent and staff very attentive. We were a group of 7 and were placed in the wine room which was very nice.
When we want to be sure of good food and good service with great ambiance, we often end up at Sorrento. We consider is a good value and always an enjoyable evening. It is a favorite place to take guests because most nights, the noise level is very manageable. Sometimes, Saturdays are a bit louder.
It was an Easter Brunch with friends that were there for the first time. It was very busy, the service was not at it's best and neither was the food. Hopefully they will be back to their normal good food and service next time we come.
We celebrated our wedding anniversary and it could not have been better. The atmosphere of the restaurant was excellent. Service was very attentive and helpful. The dinner was excellent - we chose the chef's tasting menu so as to sample several dishes. All was to the highest level. I would recommend this restaurant and I intend to return.
Took my wife here for our 7th wedding anniversary and was very impresse. I had the red snapper which was excellent. My wife had the gnocchi and shrimp, also excellent.
Love this place for date night! Sorrento ...
Love this place for date night! Sorrento's has been around forever - the piano and live music add that special touch & the table side risotto is the best I have ever had!!
Absolutely a wonderful experience!
Absolutely a wonderful experience!
I went with my husband to this restauran ...
I went with my husband to this restaurant on a Saturday night at 7:30. We are both from out of town and are vegetarians (which we mentioned in the notes), but I guess the hosts didn't get that memo to our server since he mentioned a special with meat in it. We were first brought out an enormous wooden board filled with an assortment of bread which looked delicious. The gentleman mumbled to us the different types in broken English where I only caught the word sourdough, so I asked for one piece of a couple of them, at which he sighed heavily and rolled his eyes. Our server, Diego, was excellent. There is a difference between normal service and genuine "I-like-what-I-do" service which Diego certainly showed. He was very courteous when coming up to the table when we were talking and gave us plenty of time to order. He coursed our appetizers so we were able to enjoy a longer meal and brought out our burrata salad split onto two plates so we wouldn't be dragging it across the table. We had a mushroom ravioli with Cremini mushrooms and a creamy sauce which was amazing and a gnocchi dish with arugula and cream sauce that was a little too doughy. Overall, a good restaurant for a night out.
Tried and true.
Great food and great service. Table side risotto is a must.
Absolutely delightful in every way!
Sorrento has it all ... valet parking, piano music great cocktails and wine list, fine food and good to great service!
Service sometimes makes the dinner
It was very unfortunate that our waiter was very inattentive. He came by the table 3 times - to take our drink order, to take our dinner order, and to give us our check. We had 5 people, and it took us 3 hours when there were maybe 5 other tables at the restaurant. Thankfully we didn't have anywhere to be, but it was not worth the price when the service was bad and food was overpriced.
When I made my reservation, I requested near the pianist. We were seated as far from the pianist that one could be seated in the restaurant....in the Sun Room at the far back. I've frequent this restaurant and was hoping for better seating...so the ambience was terrible. On a number of occasions we had to request water and we also requested more olive oil for our bread which we never received. The service was lacking...nothing like I've received in the past. Also, our portions on the side dinner salad and the appetizers were so small...not what they normally serve. The food tasted great. I just will not eat there during a Special Holiday like Valentines Day, Christmas or New Year's where they have a pre-fixed menu. This has happened before.
I absolutely love this restaurant. We have been there more than once and I feel in love with the restaurant as well as the food. One thing I can say is I wish that the valentines menu had more choices, the choices were limited and we know they offer more items, that are satisfying. This is by far my only complaint.
best modern Italian in Houston
Great food, attentive service and elegant setting. Why go anywhere else for a special evening...
We were seated in one of the smaller dining rooms which was quieter than the larger dining room; we could hear the music but not be overwhelmed by it. Our waiter, Diego was attentive, and the other staff prompt in their services. The food was excellent, especially the lobster bisque which had a lot of lobster in it. Overall, a lovely evening. .
Great for Special Occasions
Conveniently located about ten minutes away from downtown Houston Sorrento Ristorante provided a great experience for me and my girlfriend for Valentine's Day. From the valet service to offering my girlfriend a rose, the little touches made the experience memorable. While the live music initially seemed a bit loud, sitting in the back it was a nice atmospheric touch. In particular, the short rib was the most tender piece of meat I have ever tasted in my entire life. The staff was exceptionally courteous and attentive. In short, the food and the venue was spectacular.
Valentine Menu & Service
Sorrento is a great restaurant, but it dropped the ball on Valentine's Day weekend. The limited menu lacked Italian dishes. My Caesar salad's lettuce was warm and the dressing was medicore. The steak filet while prepared properly was not top quality. Also, disturbing was the waiter constantly coming to the table apparently to try and get us to hurry up and eat, which we were anyway since we had theater tickets. I plan to return to Sorrento because I have been very happy in the past. But perhaps it is not the best choice for special days.
Went for Valentine's Dinner celebration. ...
Went for Valentine's Dinner celebration. Service was great, food was good, but nothing we had stood out. Got the scallop appetizer, gnocchi with shrimp entree, veil ravioli entree, and double chocolate cake for dessert. Would go again to try more, but not because I "just had to have it" again.
The gnocchi was outstanding. The veal me ...
The gnocchi was outstanding. The veal meatballs were delicious. Anthony provided service that was above and beyond.
One of our all time favorite restaurants in Houston! It was delicious and such a special treat!
So many good things to say about this restaurant. From the beginning, the experience was top notch. My wife was very impressed by the decor, outside and inside. The hostess was unbelievably accommodating, even when I called to let her know we were going to be 10 minutes late for our reservation. The waiter was incredibly attentive and gave two solid recommendations (one for me and one for my wife). We both had pasta dishes that were even better than expected. An extra touch that my wife and I always appreciate is live music. We went on a Saturday night they had a gentleman playing the piano. That was the icing on the cake of our experience. The price is very reasonable (for the pastas) as well.
Not like the last time
Went to Sorrento's as a party of four adults. We had only been to Sorrento's once before and with the same couple both times. The first time was wonderful -- great food, great service, and particularly quiet. This visit was much different. Service was average at best and it felt like the restaurant was understaffed. Food was good, but seemed quite a bit more expensive than our last visit (well over $100/person with only two modestly priced bottles of wine and shared appetizers and deserts). Noise level was considerably higher but this is probably due to us being seated in the main dining area versus a semi enclosed side room. We didn't feel like it was exceptional enough to warrant going back, certainly not at the current price point.
Service was a lacking
When we arrived, our table wasn't ready; we were about 10 min early, so we went to the bar. The bartender, & piano player, was my favorite part of the experience. Bartender recommended one of his "own" special blood orange martinis & I must say it was delicious! The mood at the front/bar area was vibrant & happening so I was looking forward to our dinner also. It appeared that if you were a regular, your table was ready on time & you got to be in the front of the restaurant (near the action). A large group that arrived after us was seated immediately upon their arrival. Our table wasn't ready until 15 min past our reservation time. In my reservation, I asked for a nice table (it was our 25th anniv) but they stuck us in the far back corner. Still looking forward to dinner, we found our waiter to be ok. He seemed a little stressed. There were guys walking around with trays of bread that were supposed to be offered to each table & we had to ask several times for bread after being ignored but when they finally did come over, we didn't even have bread plates on our table, which, again, we had to ask for. Ordered a bottle of wine & enjoyed that while waiting on dinner. My husband enjoyed his escargot & stuffed mushrooms were good. It took a while to get dinner; the waiter apologized for the kitchen being backed up. We had to repeatedly ask for water & had to fill our own wine glasses. My daughter & husband ordered the salmon special which was delicious. I ordered steak, cooked med (I specified to waiter "pink") but when it came out it was blood red in the middle like it had only been seared on each side. When waiter brought my steak back, it was cooked like I wanted, but my husband & daughter were already halfway through their meals. At the end of dinner, he did bring us a special dessert for our anniv (maybe we paid for it?) Overall impression, I wouldn't go back for the dining experience as there are too many other options around, but the bar experience was very nice.
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