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Primo at Sorrento's, Banner Elk, NC

Primo at Sorrento's

4.3
4.3
21 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Formal bar and dining room located Downtown Banner Elk NC, inside Sorrento's Italian Bistro. Serving a unique yet traditional Italian menu with specialty chops and seafood as well as extraordinary pasta dishes in an upbeat formal dining setting.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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What 21 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

21 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my girlfriend here for a valentine's day date and was very happy with how happy she was. The vibe is the Primo room was cool and the drinks were delicious.

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  2. FoodCritic

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was exceptional as always! Gabby and Felix are the best!!

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  3. FoodGuru

    West Palm Beach

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is always our go to place for upscale Italian dining in Banner Elk. Consistently great drinks and reliable service with an extensive menu. I am from NYC originally so I know quality Italian food and this place earns the vote. The nicest part is the distinctive ambience compared to other venues in town.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I checked in with the hostess. She said it would be a few minutes. I checked in again a little bit later. Same hostess said a few more minutes. They were calling names out when it was time to be seated. I was also sitting across from her. Instead of looking at me and calling my name she sent me a text. Which I didn’t receive first 15mins. We found hair in the food. They did take the one salad off of the bill. The food wasn’t very good for the price. The service was okay. I wouldn’t go back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It used to be good now it is totally mediocre. I don’t know if they stopped caring or changed chefs but the last 2 times driving 1.15 hours was not worth it at all! Dissapointing

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  6. SamanthaS

    Coastal Georgia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The weather was beautiful so we sat outside on the patio. Everything was delicious! We always look forward to coming here when visiting the area.

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  7. STA32084

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious meal in an intimate corner of Primos. The music was inappropriate and loud, not conducive to conversation.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first time here. What a delightful evening!! The entire staff was awesome, the ambience amazing, and the food absolutely superb!!! Can't wait to come again!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I thought the menu at Primos would be different than the one at Sorrentos. We were given the same one so we could’ve eaten at Sorrentos. The only difference was the ambiance. Primos is fine dining with the same food.

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  10. BuckeyeGirl

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    There were problems with the reservation made through Open Table and the first person at the desk was quite rude about us not calling in to make a reservations, although their website took me to Open Table. However another young lady found us a table in the Bistro - not in the section requested, and apologized for the mix-up. Food and table service were very good and I would recommend this restaurant but would suggest you also call when making a reservations for the more upscale areas of the restaurant.

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  11. FoodGuru

    West Palm Beach

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute gem in Banner Elk. Not many upper end restaurants to choose from in this area, but these folks knock it out of the park! Manager/Head bartender was very accommodating. Friendly front desk hostesses. Excellent wait service. Food was pricey but delicious. This is now my new go to place when I head to this region!

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  12. Diane

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The name changed but the food did not. Chicken was tough

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Still excellent after many years of visiting! Convenient parking, indoor & outdoor dining, friendly service & beautiful art collection.

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  14. Clovette

    Charlotte

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated promptly, but no server appeared at our table for 20 minutes. I had to go up to the hostess stand and ask if a server had been assigned to our table. I got a « what do you want! » look from the hostess, but a gentleman who was standing nearby who appeared to be a manager of some sort came back to the table with me and quickly summoned a waitress. The waitress was pleasant and helpful to the point of being almost intrusive at that point. The food was very good, but everything was a la carte any quite pricey. The garlic knots were hard from being reheated and the dessert choices were disappointing. We have eaten here in the past and somehow it just did not live up to my expectations this time.

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  15. Gigi

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was fair. Service was good but very rushed. We had three bites of our salads and entrees came out. It was not a pleasant dining experience.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food was well above average. Really liked the ambiance even though it was on the louder side.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible dinning experience! Delicious food in an upscale cosmopolitan setting.

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  18. Spinner

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great new addition to the Banner Elk food seen. Food was excellent and Service was superb. Highly recommend it!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    80 reviews

    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived two hours early because of extremely heavy July 4th traffic. We called and were welcomed to our table. Our fantastic server, Angela, was outstanding. Food was outrageous, the outside seating was very relaxing, and service impeccable. We still are talking about the magnificent carrot cake desert!!! We rarely are in this area, but we have Sorrento’s highlighted for our next time in town.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is extremely overpriced for the amount of food you are served.

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  21. JameyH

    E. Tennessee

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I dined with my wife. The meal was enjoyable. I ordered the Spinach Lasagna and my wife ordered the Sorrento tortellini, we paired the meal with a 2019 Palmero Cabernet

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FAQs

Primo at Sorrento's is rated 4.3 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Primo at Sorrento's

140 Azalea Cir SE, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7386

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Banner Elk
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wine
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