Great food and great server.
Great food and great server. Seems as though Saturday night is not the best option. The kitchen and staff can't keep up. Our server apologized for back ups and computer problems. Deserts were comped and he made sure our wine glasses were full, also on the house. Food was great and fresh for the price point. Would come back again in spite of snafus in the kitchen.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy Sorrento --
We always enjoy Sorrento -- the food is delicious and the service perfect. Veal marsala is done just right, the fish is well cooked. Serive is very attentive and just great.
3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, sophisticated and warm
In a town of overpriced, noisy, overstimulating and mediocre restaurants, the Trattoria stands out as a wonderful and authentic joy. The proprietors, a family, are devoted to their craft. The fish is particularly well
done, in subtle and flavorful ways. A good place for folks who struggle with background din - small and quiet. If you enjoy intimate,more sophisticated restaurants rather than corporate gigantism you will love this place.
Bottom line: a wonderful counterpoint to the over engineered, overpriced pretentiousness of DC dining.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Melinda was our server tonight
Melinda was our server tonight and was extremely efficient and friendly. The food, as always, was outstanding. I would recommend going when the restaurant is less hectic.
4/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bethesda's "go-to" Italian place
One of our very favorite neighborhood restaurants. Sorrento never disappoints. There are nearly always specials that are irresistible, but the regular menu is also excellent and varied. "Papa", the owner and chef, also is a genius with his personally made desserts. The family-owned restaurant conveys a family-friendly atmosphere, and it is our "go-to" Bethesda dining spot for our out of town visitors.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best Italian in Bethesda!
This restaurant is by far the best original Italian food we have found in Bethesda! All the food was like being in Italy. Prosciutto and ricotta stuffed wheat homemade ravioli and eggplant Parmesan along with a bottle of Ruffino Chianti made this a night to remember! Our waiter from Sicily was excellent and helped with our selections. The homemade desserts were extraordinary. Do try their appetizer of mussels in marinara! We will return every chance we get when we return to Bethesda!
Giovanni and his parents have the "real deal" here at Sorento! You won't be disappointed with this beautiful place!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Mother's Day
Our family of 10 were seated as soon as we arrived. We had reservations for 6:00 pm. The restaurant was packed with Mother's Day patrons. We were served efficiently, warm and friendly service. Food was very good. I had one of the specials and it was fabulous! My husband and I wlll dine there again.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
the food here is delicious - and everything seems to be an authentic recipe with a family twist. for example, the salad dressing (a campari vin) is different yet delicious.
the server was outstanding - calm, patient, and attentive. however, the bus staff was not as consistent -- clearing half the bread and appetizer plates and forgetting about the rest.
overall, a fantastic place.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food in a Friendly Setting
We thoroughly enjoyed or meal here: the food was good, the service was attentive and accommodating, and the atmosphere was warm. While not gourmet, the food was very good and well prepared. We will definitely dine here the next time we visit Bethesda.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic and friendly
We love coming to Sorrento. It is a true family restaurant and anything you order is prepared with love. The have daily specials that can be quite unique - example salad with grilled tripe, which was truly delicious if you can get past the tripe. Their grilled calamari is a must and no matter which main dish you choose, you will not be disappointed. Probably the best Tiramisu I ever had as well!!!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Restaurant
This is the best Italian restaurant in Montgomery County. Also, our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Unbelievable menu. Domenic is an excellent server--he makes you feel at home. The prices are reasonable and the portions are large. We come here at least once/month.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious! Service
Food was delicious! Service attentive, but not intrusive.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was able to
This restaurant was able to accommodate a large group. The waiter was very knowledgeable of menu items and specials. He recommended between alternatives with supported reasoning
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The setting is so much like a Trattoria in Italy we felt like we were there, having lived in Italy. The food was outstanding, the service topnotch, and the music was appropriately Italian. We were treated to a wonderful meal, served by a gracious lady, and loved every minute of this great place. We'd highly recommend it to anyone seeking a true Italian setting and food.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely service and great food
We had a celebratory dinner with my family on a Thursday evening. The service was lovely (warm, attentive) and all the food was fresh tasting and delicious. We will certainly be back and would recommend this family-owned restaurant to others!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a casual night
Perfect for a casual night out with friends, or for any special occasion. Great food...warm, welcoming staff...like dinner at a good friend's house.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Seven adults dined here Saturday evening.and were very pleased with the service and food. Three couples ordered the house salad which was large enough to share. The entrees varied from pastas to shrimp to veal and all were prepared very well. Each was quite
plentiful, very flavorful and served with good heat. Prices are reasonable at Sorrento and combined with the previous kudos are the reason we return often.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Good Restaurant
Well done traditional Italian food in a nice setting. There is a good selection of Italian wines and prices are reasonable. In my opinion it is the best Italian restaurant in Bethesda and an equal to DeCarlo's in the District.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is definitely one of the hidden gems of Bethesda. Highly recommended.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went here alone for my birthday dinner since my SO was out of town at a conference and I just moved here so I know very few people. The food was spectacular and the service was beyond great. I loved the atmosphere, I didn't feel awkward that I was there alone at all, and I had a wonderful time. Price-wise, it was completely worth it. I honestly expected to pay much more for that kind of quality of food. I will certainly be going back!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four diners. Four happy people. We have been to Sorrento for many years and have always had a well prepared and tasty meal.
Sometimes the service is a bit slow, but it is worth the wait because the food is so good. Try it. You won't be disappointed.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, service; very
Excellent food, service; very friendly; outstanding opera night
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went during an opera night so it was a bit loud, however we still had a wonderful dinner. It was definitely a one off situation with the noise and this should not deter anyone from going here. Highly recommend this place. Good food and reasonable prices.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite Italian place
This restaurant is family owned, family run and feels very comfortable and well run. Food is always good. Service is friendly, easy, and consistently good. I haven't been for Opera Night, but I hear that is a big hit with regulars. Our neighborhood favorite.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food if you're not in a hurry
Had dinner on a Thursday evening right after work. The restaurant was very slow, but picked up quite a bit as the night went on. The food was very good, but the service was surprisingly slow (although the staff was very friendly.) We had a pasta dish and the fish special and both were excellent. We will definitely go back, but next time I would ask them to move it along a bit quicker. Definitely recommend.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We just stumbled in on the first Sunday, and were wonderfully surprised by some very talented performers: soprano, tenor, accompanist. Couple that with good wine and wonderful food, and I'm in heaven.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Italian in the Heart of Bethesda
We were looking for an Italian restaurant in the Chevy Chase/Bethesda area to celebrate my Dad's Birthday. We didn't want loud or trendy, just good Italian food. This restaurant did not disappoint. A friend suggested Trattoria Sorrento and it was the perfect place. It was a Tuesday night so the restaurant was not loud . The service was very good; they seem to care about making their customers happy. The food was delicious and they have a gluten free pasta that you can substitute for many of their pasta dishes. Nice atmosphere; you feel like this restaurant could be in Little Italy. We will definitely be back!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was fantastic!
My friend had the chicken saltimbocca and I had eggplant monachina. The eggplant was rolled with several different cheeses in it and the flavors were wonderful. When I tried my friend's saltimbocca I think it was even better than my dish. We also tried one of their homemade desserts. I forget what it was called but it was delicious. The food did not disappoint. The ambiance was a little weird and the restaurant was only half full - I am not sure why because I thought the food was great.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Spot for a Special Occassion
...or a casual dinner with family and friends. We always feel welcome at Sorrento...like guests in a friend's home.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Like a good, home Italian kitchen
Excellent service, good food, beautiful setting. What's not to like?
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM