Sorrento's Ristorante
Sorrento's Ristorante

Sorrento's Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.tsillancellars.com/sorrentos-ristorante
  • Phone: (509) 682-5409
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Seven Nights A Week: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Austin Harmon
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Sorrento's Ristorante
Sorrento’s Ristorante at Tsillan Cellar’s owner, Dr. Bob Jankelson, admits that the food of Italy captured him before he developed his interest in wine. Dozens of teaching trips to Italy instilled an appreciation of Italian cuisine paired with food friendly wine shared with friends and family. The same meticulous attention to detail evident in Tsillan Cellars stunning Italian architecture and grounds, transfers to a kitchen that brings world class dining to the shores of Lake Chelan. In winter, the inviting Italian fireplace and panoramic views of Lake Chelan and snow clad mountains blend with award winning food and wine to leave indelible memories. Outstanding ambiance, food, wine and service--- four reasons Sorrento’s Ristorante at Tsillan Cellars was named OpenTable Top 100 Scenic Restaurants in America in 2014.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Sorrento's Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (46)great for outdoor dining (43)special occasion (37)romantic (31)notable wine list (26)good for groups (22)fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (14)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (7)great for brunch (7)Show More
  • Favorite Spot - Time after Time
    smilemary
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have been coming to Sorrento's for over 10 years. In fact, we were one of the first guests when the restaurant opened in the winery tasting room. They have just gotten better and better - the food, service and ambiance never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    TastebudVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We went here because we were staying on the south shore and it was the most convenient after a late arrival - I had high hopes but it really was overall pretty disappointing. The wine "steward" really didn't know very much about the wines and said some strange, incongruous things re: the wine on offer, and of course being a winery restaurant your selections were limited. My salad was watery and tasteless and I had to ask for more dressing. I had the chicken marsala and my partner had the spaghetti and meatballs . Mine was extremely salty, to the point of being awful. The meatballs were crumbly and dry. We had a pie a la mode for dessert and the pie crust was so rubbery we couldn't even cut it - I think they must have microwaved it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We'll be back!
    bistrobabe
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    While visiting Lake Chelan we had reserved a table at Sorrento's Restaurant in the Tsillan Winery for a Friday night. When we arrived in Chelan we noted that Sorrento's also had a special pasta night on Wednesdays and Thursdays so we decided to give it a try. Wow! You can choose from two pasta menus for either $10.95 or $14.95 with about 3 different selections in each category. I chose the later and had a tortellini with pancetta and peas in a white cream sauce. YUM! the next night we returned and chose off the regular menu and again had wonderful meals. Service was superb with very friendly and helpful staff. In the fall/winter get a table by the fireplace if you can. It's so cozy. Can't wait for our next trip to Chelan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • yummy
    Maggie
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    happy that it's pasta night specials on Thursday ...delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    BigFoot
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    If you are visiting Lake Chelan, Tsillan Cellars is a must to see, and Sorrento's will become a favorite place to dine at. The whole experience is incredible, and the food and service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor Acoustics, Great Service
    rothschildG
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Fire the architect, the noise level and reverb were terrible, my ears are still ringing. The view is awesome, the service was top notch, the food was good, although from all the hype, I'd expected better. I'd order the Chicken Marsala again. Did I say the view is awesome? I expect that the ambient noise level is better in the summer when the patio doors are open. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely setting
    Winediva
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    While the setting is lovely the food is not stellar and the noise level made it nearly impossible to carry on a conversation. I believe in summer with the walls open the noise levels would not be so high, but there is nothing to diffuse it when they are closed. Large group near us were extremely loud. Food was disappointing. Very pedestrian. Limited wines since this is a winery but their Bellisimo Rossa is nice. Pasta sauce uninteresting, Ceasar Salad boring. Won't rush back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful view
    paluv2dine
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Sorrento restaurant was beautiful and had a great view of Lake Chelan. The service and servers were very attentive and professional. However the food, while bring tasty, was pretty average for the cost. We ordered a bottle of Rossi and since it was a winery, assumed that it would be outstanding. However the wine lacked much taste and had an odd aftertaste. I was not impressed with this winery and would try another place on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lake Chelan restaurant
    chimprowe
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Tsillan Cellars is not only a good place to sample wine, it is a nice lunch stop. Service, view, food, and of course quality wine selection make it a fine choice. xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    dineroo
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Setting was amazing. Service a little slow and food a little disappointing. All in all though service was very friendly and would still suggest going there. Has a lot of potential if executed right. Very much a great vibe just lacked in execution.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    For the price, the food was mediocre at best. The noise level was very high with a very loud table behind us. The staff, however, were great. They moved us to a beautiful view location at our request. The wine girl was very enjoyable to talk with and the server was great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sorrent's
    JimB
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Sunday Brunch along the shores of Lake Chelan. Beutiful sorrounding, excellent food and service. Reallly enjoyed our selves. The live panio mustic was exceptional. Really a great place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • yummy as ever
    RoxlakeVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Just stopped in for a quick appetizer and salad and as usual, staff was wonderful, food was great, and the view was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't Beat the View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great location overlooking Lake Chelan. Plus the large open grass area and koi pond was great for kids to meander. During the warm summer months, the doors are open all around the restaurant giving it more of an outdoor feel. We typically go twice a year being that we are in Seattle. This particular time the service was poor. Not totally at the fault of the server, but I think the restaurant is understaffed on busy nights. We had a 6:30 pm reservation and didn't get our food until 8:00 pm. And one of our dishes was forgotten on the order, so it took another 10 minutes to prepare. Not always the situation here but they definitely need to do a better job at staffing during busy times.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GR8food
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent food, wine and service, as always. We never get tired of this place. A MUST for all seasons !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch ever.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Vegetable frittata was to die for. So good. We had a group of 7 and everyone loves the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    If you want to feel like being in Italy without long distance travel, visit Sorrento's!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    INTmn
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wine was fantastic, the view unbelievable, food was a disappointment. After reading the reviews, we expected more menu choices for italian dishes. No ravioli, tortellini in marinara, or lasagna. We ordered spaghetti and meatballs and canneloni, and both were average. Dessert was fantastic....best creme brûlée! We made a reservation, and asked for one of the view tables when we arrived. Even though several were empty, the staff said "I don't have any open". She told us she had a table with a garden view....and we were seated in the back of the building where we did not see the view we came for at all. This was a special occasion for us.....and this meal did not deliver. I would recommend for dessert and wine.....and a possible view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I choose this restaurant upon recommendation of Linda Higgins for a first date with a very special man. He is new to the area and was over an hour late but the servers were very accommodating and did not make me feel out of place as I waited and served us very well when he arrived. In Seattle where I live the servers would have asked me to move along. Thank you for making this the location of the first date we will long remember.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RoxlakeVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    In addition to great food and service, we enjoyed live music as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEAUTIFUL SETTING WITH GREAT FOOD
    hikeguru
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great Place to go for a nice view of Lake Chelan with outdoor seating. Food was great and nice wines from the onsite winery.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal for all
    leonied138
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was our last dinner in Chelan for the Summer season and we loved it! The children loved their dinner and so did the adults. Good quality and great service by all staff. Wine is fabulous to say the least, we renewed our wine club membership!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A must visit while in Chelan
    Wineluver
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I come here everytime I'm in Chelan. They have amazing wine, service, and gourmet food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Getting even better
    MinnieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    They finally have their wine billed on the same ticket as their food. That was annoying in the past. The food was good. Not the best ribeye I've ever had but it was good. A bit overpriced for what I got but the view makes up for that.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite place to eat!
    catsamie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is my favorite place to eat in the United States!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chelanliving
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A problem with inattentive service (entire wait staff) and our order ticket getting lost, which caused a big delay in getting our food. However, all the other times we have visited Sorrento's, the service and food have both been very good. We appreciate that the server was very apologetic for the food delay oversight, and we received free deserts and a discount on our bill.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Views and Great Food
    Tablefor2VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This restaurant is a must when visiting Lake Chelan. The winery is absolutely beautiful and the wine is fabulous, I recommend Sempre Amore. a white wine that goes with anything and great for summer. The food is very good and has that Italian homemade delicious quality. We dine here every visit and have taken so many friends and family here. Recent visit with my Italian relatives confirmed the authentic food quality and taste. The dining area is beautifully appointed and comfortable both in summer and fall. We have sat by the koi pond a number of times and it is so relaxing. Service is exceptional and the wine stewards are so knowledgeable and friendly, not pompous or stuffy making wine selection easy and comfortable. Come dine and enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointment
    favdiningnomore
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food was tasty, along with bread & dipping sauce. Wednesday night pasta specials are well within price range. Service was good. Not impressed with wine and shortage of good appetizers. Sorrento's has decreased in our estimation. Not sure if we will return or recommend to our summer guests. 3 star restaurant with a 5 star view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Right next to Tsillan winery, it was fun to wine taste, then move outside on a beautiful summer evening for a fine meal outdoors, overlooking Lake Chelan. The service was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxing Dinner
    Bbanncar
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The open dining to a fantastic view was excellent. The food had a great taste and was served in a timely manner. The mood of the restaurant was very relaxed and fun.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful and romantic setting
    SeattleFoodLover
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had a really good experience eating here. The setting and view were amazing - really special. The service was great and the food was pretty good - not the best, especially for the price, but this was more than made up for by the ambience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We dined here for our three year anniversary while spending the weekend in Lake Chelan. We arrived early for some advance wine tasting. The tasting room was packed, so not the best experience, but worthwhile doing to pick out a bottle of wine for dinner. We were seated at a nice table to enjoy the view of the lake. Dinner was excellent with good service. Since it was our anniversary, they treated us to a complimentary dessert which was nice! Excellent experience all around and would return when in the area again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find
    Winetime
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Food was great ! View was great ! Kid friendly. The wine was the one of the best parts of the evening . We loves everything about the evening and cannot wait to go back !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in a lovely setting
    Jlo330
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We haven't dined at Sorrento's in a couple years and were impressed with the upgrades they have made to their outdoor dining area. The food remains delicious and the views of Lake Chelan and the countryside unsurpassed. We were also very impressed with their wine cellars "double gold winner" Pinot Grigio. A great experience overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 92 reviews are from the Sorrento's Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Great food with beautiful view
    Amber
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    If you visit Lake Chelan, I strongly recommend to have dinner in Sorrento's Ristorante. You would have an unforgettable life experience. Please bring the people you love with you. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somewhat disappointing
    maria
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We booked this a month in advance, we were so excited to eat there. The service was just OK. The person clearing our table was less than thrilled to be working there. We asked him a simple question about the balsamic dipping sauce for the bread and he said he didn't know and just walked away. Our entrees were a miss for the most part. The eggplant was overcooked and everyone's side zucchini was under cooked. The iced coffee was pretty bad as well. However, the location is amazing and we had a great table for such a large group. We just expected more. But we would go back, the wine is amazing!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It was very good...we should have checked our check closer though...when we arrived home we realized we were charged for a bottle of pinot gris rather than a glass..it was a 12dollar over charge...we will come back ..we will just check our bill a little closer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic
    Pamela
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Had a romantic evening with my husband. Food was wonderful, wine server was knowledgeable and guided me to what I liked. Had a view of the patio and Koi pond, beautiful! Service was a tad slow at the end to get our bill, but otherwise it was a wonderful evening and would expect to go back when we are in town again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's been better
    Liketodine
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Out of 5 people, only one felt their food was outstanding. I paid @ $36 for about a 2 oz portion of overcooked salmon. Wine choices are limited to the host winery. Some good, some not so good. Service was very good. I spoke to friends that went. They said theirs was fine but stick to the pasta. Our food lacked and we may not be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing find in Chelan
    rocket
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    They were so nice to us.. we had a party of 12 ... kids and grownups.. The food was all great "10" Would definitely return... loved it
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.