Sorrento Ristorante Italiano
Sorrento Ristorante Italiano

Sorrento Ristorante Italiano

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.sorrentohouston.com/
  • Phone: 7135270609x
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: 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
  • Entertainment: Piano
  • Special Events: Check out our website to find details on our next Wine Dinner!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Whitney & Taft
  • Parking: Valet
A word from 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Sorrento Ristorante Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (108)romantic (106)notable wine list (61)fit for foodies (60)neighborhood gem (46)good for groups (35)great for brunch (32)great for lunch (23)late-night find (7)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We ha Chris as our waiter and he was extremely helpful and informative whenever we had a question. The food was fantastic as was the wine selection and the overall price for the meal was definitely worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smithjd
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wonderful restaurant. The wait staff is so pleasant and helpful. Had brunch and Look forward to going for lunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went here for restaurant week - the portions were generous and the service was great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best resturant in Houston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife & I had the greatest pleasure of dining at Sorrento's last weekend. Everything was impeccable...valet, bar, host, seating, service, selection, cuisine, ambience, etc... We were treated with so much class that we stayed far longer than we anticipated. We loved it so much that we are going back for our anniversary. Full scale 5 star service from door to seating. The management & staff should be commended on such a great collective effort. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieFacts
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We needed to eat lunch & return to work. A seamless service of excellent dishes. We enjoyed our meal, keep our schedule and have recommended it to others. I want to come for dinner & enjoy the piano. -Foodie Fasts
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night
    datenight
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great service at the restaurant. I ordered from the HRW 2014 menu and the food was average or a little above average. But everything else was great. Great water refills and tasty bread served. Great waiter who took pictures of us upon request. Very classy restaurant. Will probably go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memories of Amalfi
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I love the ambiance of this restaurant. The murals of lemon trees and the Mediterranean remind me of a special time on Italy's Amalfi coast. I was only there for brunch, but was impressed by the selection, presentation of the food as well as the service. On my top 5 lists.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Time
    FreddytheCritic
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Good food and ambience. A little too focused on turning tables than the overall dining experience. Everything was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a perfect evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Sorrento never disappoints--from the fabulous bread basket with roasted garlic, olive oil and pesto to a luscious dessert accompanied by the perfect wine. Add to that a wide variety of delicious entrees and a "take-a-deep-breath" relaxing setting--you can't go wrong!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Foody
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went for our anniversary. Best decision! From start to finish we were treated with exceptional service, perfect drinks, and amazing food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of the best in houston, tx
    TonyM
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I treated my girlfriend to a romantic dinner to this restaurant and the food was very good. As well as the service. Im very picky when it comes to specific standards to occasions and this place done very well in meeting them. I come from a italian family in nyc and it was just like being at one of the top of the line restaurants there. I would recommend this place to anyone that is looking for a romantic or quiet dinner or even a group gathering. I will be defently return to this place in the near future. Tks.. Tony M.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Popo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were surprised to be seated in the wine room which allowed us to talk and hear each other ( average age 76) The wait staff was there when you needed them outherwise they were out of sight the food was prepared and served very well.There was a piano player who played soft dinning music. Yes I will return and send others......
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    foodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wonderful choice for Houston Restaurant Weeks. The food was excellent - loved the anchovy bread!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • staff issues
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The wait staff here doesn't seem to have it together at all. The place feels old and tired, and the food is just OK.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Celebration
    DinnerOut
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Family of three to celebrate wife's birthday. Food, was excellent, service superior! Waiter was present but not omnipresent to attend to our needs. Piano music background was a nice touch, especially jazz rendition of many show toons. The presentation of chocolate truffles as an acknowledgement of BD was unique (candle in one with piano player accompanying with Happy Birthday tune) We will return ... often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dingsterVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Came for HRW. Carpaccio was ok, but both salads had amazing cheese. Bread is an incredible selection. Main courses were salmon, ravioli, and filet mignon. All were excellent! Desserts were satisfactory. Panna cotta had good texture, tiramisu was average, and gelato wasn't bad. Loved the ambiance--the decor, the piano playing.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    They were short staffed and the food took an extremetly long time. We arrived at 1 and didnt get to desert until 3, I think thats too long of a wait but the staff that was there was very friendly and the food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great choice and attentive service. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Service and Great Meal
    SethVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Another great meal at Sorrento. Trey and his staff were most accommodating, even though it was a very busy night. The truffled risotto appetizer is not to be missed. Their gnochi is also spectacular. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice night out
    veggielover
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Booked through Open Table and they gave us a private room without us even requesting it. Lovely! Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding Restaurant Week Food
    rjennings
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food off the special menu was exceptional. The service was excellent. The wait of more than thirty minutes for a 7:30 pm reservation wasn't too bad although I did have to ask for an open table of five/six to be reset for my party of four which was done. The food and service more than made up for the delay.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Magical moment
    KandS
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    From the bread tray that is served from knowledgeable staff once you are seated to the dessert that makes you smile at the end of dinner, Sorrento's is the perfect place for a bit of romance and great eating. If you like sophisticated dining and service with a neighborhood feeling this is the place for you. Not to mention the pianist playing very pleasant music that is perfect for this understated restaurant. Suzanne and Ken Weatherly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a quiet evening out
    Bluekitty
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Had the tasting menu. The ravioli appetizer was very good. Salad ok but not special. Red snapper entree very good. All in all we enjoyed a quiet, relaxing evening out with good food and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll Be Back Again
    gaverill
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our party of four went to Sorrento as a part of Houston Restaurant Weeks. The wine, the salads, the service - all excellent. Our main waiter (cannot remember his name but I believe he was Peruvian) was very welcoming and recommended a great (although very expensive) bottle of wine. Our other waiter (cannot remember name either, but he was from Rome) was very nice and conversed in Italian about pasta and cooking. Overall a very nice experience, and every dish was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Love this restaurant and love donating to the Houston food bank. Great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    Apachan
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is a great brunch spot and I would like to go back for dinner. Portion size is great, and service was excellent. The owner was at the door greeting each guest, and was very kind.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vicki
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Good service and interesting food choices. The mushroom ravioli was very tasty. The egg dishes were alright. I like the dinner menu much better than brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for a romantic dinner
    Jeff
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Took my girlfriend here for a romantic dinner and was not disappointed. She had the veal ravioli and I had the torchetti pasta, if you are like me and you like zesty / spicy meaty pasta then this will be right up your alley, absolutely oustanding. My girlfriend had the veal ravioli which she loved as well and she was even more in love with the calamari. Great spot with great food and a wine, will definitely be going back there. The piano player created a very nice ambience and the venue was small enough to create a very personal feel but not small enough to feel cramped. Overall 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time..Great
    btalont
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I found them on line and was intrigued by the chefs tasting 4 course. We went for an anniversary, I had requested a romantic table and we got a nice secluded table but with a view to more of the dining area. The water asked right off if we were there for a special occasion and we told him. The meal was very good, just the right portions and they brought a special extra desert for us for our anniversary. I could not have been happier. I recommend it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Italian in the city
    Kohnhead77
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had our 33 anniversary dinner on August 1, 2024. Everything was superb, from the service to the food. I could not recommend Sorrentos any higher. We live 25 miles away, but we will be back!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at Sorrento
    Gwf58VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Sorrento has always been very good but the other day my friend and I had the sea bass and it was without a doubt the best either of us have ever had!!!! Just when you though a restaurant couldn't get any better they do something like that!!!! Love unexpected treats like that!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    Marmc
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My husband and I were in Houston for our anniversary and made a reservation at Sorrento. We were not disappointed! From the moment we arrived to valet parking until we drove off two hours later, we were treated like royalty. The atmosphere is very romantic. The pianist at the grand piano was excellent. Everything she played seemed as though I had chosen the playlist. The service was excellent. As we were having cocktails, we were presented with a complimentary appetizer, a delicious cheese ravioli. Our meals were perfect; my husband had the veal chop and I had ahi tuna. We were also presented with a complimentary dessert with a candle on it while the pianist played the Anniversary Song. It was an evening to remember. We shall return!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Midtownfoodies
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Three freinds having dinner a Sorrentos and every dish was outstanding. My friend from Norway commented on the freshness of the buffalo mozzarella in the featured salad and the perfect presentation of her duck. I had the tasting menu and all four courses were delightful. My friend ate his usual scallops and he is never disappointed. A lovely pinot noir was suggested in our price range and we all talked the next day of the great evening we had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sorrento
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    food and service excellent as always. it was my wife's birthday and I noted it on the reservation yet the restaurant made no mention of it. does opentable not communicate with the restaurants about special occasions
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard grade on a fine dining scale.
    TxTCVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Positives: Beautiful building. We were seated in the sunroom along one side of the building -- beautiful wood and glass design. They have an amazing piano at the entrance and the music was great. Great wine list -- lots of options under $100/bottle. Their markup seemed to be very reasonable - under $80 for a Mondavi Oakville. Negatives: Mediocre service. Our greeting at the door felt awkward and the server was a bit inattentive. Our courses felt very rushed -- we got through the four course tasting menu in under an hour. Not enough pause between courses. Food was tasty, but did not impress by fine dining standards. Really no wow-factor in any of the courses. This restaurant felt geared toward an older crowd.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Always a pleasurable experience. Food is consistent and the service wonderful. Would return to this fine restaurant time and time again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    not our first visit but always great food and service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply the best!!
    eatingoutRus
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Just tried Sorrento for the first time. What a restaurant!! Made a reservation for Tues; not crowded. Recommend the valet parking. The interior is lovely with several private rooms. The menu is varied and while Sorrento serves some traditional Italian dishes, they are over the top in quality and taste. The specials were wonderful and the sides were divine. I personally love risotto and they had several on their menu cooked to perfection. Our server, Steven, was great; not overbearing but always there when he thought we might need something. Steven said they try to buy local and so their specials vary from day to day bc they use only the best available. This is going to be our "go to" place to dine w/ friends and our new local hangout
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian!!
    Dwarren
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I took my friends here for lunch. Everything was perfect. The food was real Italian. I had osso buco and my friends had the sea bass. We were all so pleased with the 3 course business lunch for $24. A bottle of Kim Crawford Souvingnon Blanc for $20!!! I can't wait to go back for dinner with my hubby.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorrento
    pete
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was very good ; we went on Saturday night, so a little crowded, but moderate noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.