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Sorella, Milwaukee, WI

Sorella

4.7
4.7
1004 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Old school meets new school, East Coast meets Midwest, with a Southern-style Italian restaurant landing right in the middle of it all. Delivering distinctly Italian cuisine that’s easy to pronounce and even easier to share, guests will enjoy seasonally inspired dishes throughout the year. Sorella serves healthy foods with elegant flavors, which are often made with locally sourced products.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (414) 301-6255
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Kyle Toner
  • Catering
    Classic comfort. Memorably delicious. Sorella Catering features familiar Southern Italian cuisine with a fresh, Midwest twist. From universal favorites like Baked Ziti to New Jersey specialties like Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sorella Catering makes your special event memorably delicious. https://www.sorellamke.com/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    We’d love the opportunity to host your next event and help you celebrate with your family, friends, coworkers, or whoever you want to invite. Submit your event information on our website and someone from our team will contact you to discuss further. https://www.sorellamke.com/events/
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Cross street
    Otjen Street
  • Parking details
    Parking is available on the following streets that are close by Kinnickinnic Ave, Otjen, and Homer. The public library does offer parking after their business hours. However, you must have your car removed after 10 pm.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,004 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Italian

1,004 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated at the bar on time. Service was great and food came out really fast. Everything was delicious, from the antipasto to both of our entrees. Cocktails were great and both bartenders crushed it. We’ll be back!

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  2. MKEAmy

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very cute place, nice ambience although noisy even on a Sunday - can't imagine what Friday/Saturday would be like. Very limited menu - not many choices. So, the kitchen should be able to perfect each entree. Chicken parm was overcooked, dry and does not come with pasta at all. For the price, it should. Not realizing this, I ordered the arugula salad which was nothing at all but arugula and a drop of dressing. Disappointing as it has been written up as such a great place. Not a great selection of wines either and overpriced.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had two of the best pasta dishes that we’ve ever had and the kale Cesar salad was excellent. Service was perfect. Love this restaurant!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing, I can’t wait to go back!

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  5. Jooooo

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food! Would be nice to have bread and oil or small salad to accompany meal, especially for the price.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in a very cute quaint Italian restaurant.

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  7. keniam

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place is so nice for a date night or to hang with a group of friends, Drinks were amazing, we ordered the chicken lemon meatballs for appetizer, I loved them, my boyfriend found them mid but said the sauce was good, My Bf ordered the rigatoni a la vodka, the noodles were slightly over cooked but the sauce was amazing!!!! I ordered the chicken parmigiana with spaghetti and it was so crispy and flavorful, the spaghetti was actually really good too! We topped it off with a pineapple cheesecake for dessert and it was honestly so creamy and good. Our server Gabrielle was amazing and very attentive. We will be back to try the pizza next!!

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  8. EricS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was amazing. Great vibes, great food, great service.

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  9. DanielB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food and service. One of our favorite places to eat in Milwaukee. Some dishes are a bit pricey, but it is a more upscale restaurant and without a doubt worth every penny. Not a lot of vegetarian or vegan options if that is a concern, but certainly some, and they will work with your needs. And, always, finish with inhouse limoncello to finish dinner off - sweet but delish.

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  10. richter

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shrimp scampi with bread to soak up sauce was amazing. Monday Sauce pasta was primo!

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  11. stylishboots

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's never a good idea to try a restaurant for the first time on Valentine's Day, but we elected to do it this year. I was fully expecting slow service and to feel rushed because of that choice. I couldn't have been more wrong! All credit to the team at Sorella for maintaining an exceptional level of service and excellent pacing for the meal. Everything was cooked to expected temps, presentation was perfect, and we will definitely be returning. The "Monday sauce" cavatelli was flavorful, the chicken parmesan exactly what I was looking for, and the Nutella calzone for dessert...well, plan for leftovers if you only have a table for two!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Excellent spot for a date night!

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  13. HelenM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place. Will go back again. Food was very good.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here but definitely won’t be our last! I had the Cavatelli with Monday Sauce and my husband had the Chicken Parmigiana, both were so delicious and flavorful. To finish off our meal we had the Nutella Calzone, again so good! Our server was great with recommendations for what to order which was very appreciative. We had reservations for 6pm and walked in about 5 minutes early, our table was ready and we were seated right away. I can see why they say to make reservations because the dining room was constantly busy!

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  15. CH1003

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Worth checking this spot out. I would like to try a few more dishes next time - my first impression left just a bit to be desired but would go again. Very interested to try the pizza. Service was good but lacks the front of house familial touch like neighboring Santino’s would bring for an Italian/Sicilian restaurant. Temper the expectations but check it out nonetheless.

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  16. BridgetA

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, wine, and service! Romantic place for a date! We will be back!

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  17. Conor

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent drinks and food. Service was prompt and gave us plenty of time with the menu over three courses.

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  18. ChristopherJ

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I felt the quality of our meals was very good, but the ambiance of the restaurant to be so-so. They seem to be trying to strike a balance between a casual atmosphere and high quality food. Service was attentive, but being greeted at the door by a host in trucker cap and hoody was off putting.

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  19. BCisme

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Little hiccup that our appetizer was served after entrees. Everything else excellent.

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  20. JennyR

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing and our server was wonderful! Only complaint is the tables are set up where some are directly in front of the entrance (where I was seated) and it felt crowded and uncomfortable at times when people who were waiting to be seated were encroaching on our space. Otherwise fantastic experience!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Louis was excellent, the homemade limoncello was outstanding and the cannoli amazing! Our entire meal was outstanding!

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  22. RoryW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sorella is always a fantasic meal. My personal favorite dish their gnocchi genovese is back on the menu & the 310 (Manhattan) is a great cocktail.

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  23. JanelH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always fantastic. Pizzas can’t be beat. The atmosphere feels warm and inviting.

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  24. MaggieH

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food. Dinner out with girlfriends. Server/bartender was very knowledgeable and attentive.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I picked Sorellas for a birthday dinner for my husband. Everything was excellent! Beautiful atmosphere, great service and amazing food. We tried the gnocchi, lamb and chicken and they were all delicious. The pizza reminded us of Florence. Zoe was a very friendly, attentive server with great recommendations for food and wine. We will definitely be back.

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  26. mimi

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I have traveled extensively troughout Italy and it is no understatement to say it is nearly impossible to eat poorly in any region of the country. Sorella while Italian in name reflects nothing of the country of origin. Food is presented /plated nicely but the dishes are flavorless and combinations of flavors and ingredients are ... well, strange. We bought a flavorless, seared swordfish steak, shrimp scampi that was overcooked ( if the shrimp looks lke an "O" think overcooked. "C" means cooked and ready to eat. ), a roasted half of chicken, I've had much better from a sidewalk vendor in Paris, for a fraction of the price. I ended the meal iwth Tiramisu that was awful. Note to chef, there is no reason to mess with the original recipe-it is divine. Sorella should try making it sometime. What I was served was a kind of soupy custard with dried fruits--ala Christmas fruitcake. I am not intending to be pretentious or haughty. In fact, some of the best meals I had when traveling were from street vendors and small Mom and Papa places off the main street in alley alcoves. This was such a disappointing evening--especially if you are in the mood for Italian food, this ain't it!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We a really great meal! Grilled Octopus app was the best I have had. Lamb Osso Buco was delicious!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I went here to celebrate my birthday. It was such a wonderful time with GREAT food and the atmosphere was lovely with us sitting by a fireplace !

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  29. RachelM

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant! Service and ambiance was great. Food was pretty good, would get the Margherita pizza again, but not the Fungai.

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  30. Kila

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting, great service and phenomenal food…..

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  31. TierneyF

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and ambiance… highly recommend for a date night!

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  32. Ashlyn

    Milwaukee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks, food, service, atmosphere…all amazing!!! Perfect spot for New Years Eve dinner with my husband. Have been several times and will definitely be back.

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  33. Angelica

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s our second time here and we loved our visit just as much as the first! Will continue to make this a usual dinner spot for us whenever we visit Milwaukee.

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  34. JohnP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food outstanding! Sat in bar area so overall noise level not bad but was high in restaurant area! One of our absolutely favorite places to dine in Milwaukee! Consistent 5 star food quality!

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  35. Augie

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is tasteful and well planned. We noted there are no salt and pepper shakers on the table. No need for salt or pepper. The food is that good. Our server Kat is friendly and conscientious.

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  36. Aron

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall fantastic experience. Really really enjoyed both dishes! S Monday sauce for the win.

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  37. RonA

    Milwaukee

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food had great taste, but came to table lukewarm Otherwise excellent

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and delightful service thanks, we’ll return soon

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  39. KimC

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. Everyone in my party enjoyed their meal. The service was also excellent and our server was extremely helpful and attentive. I would recommend this restaurant.

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  40. JOHNM

    Milwaukee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A pleasure to dine here. Straightforward menu with a selection that can please almost any diner. Service was polite and attentive and everyone appeared to be enjoying themselves. The Pizza Salad - an odd name - was delicious and satisfying. I had the pesto gnocchi with short ribs. Delicious but a tad too salty (and I'm one who loves salty dishes). My companion had the Cavatelli in Monday sauce and also found that dish delicious. I'll be back.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sorella using the Order Online button. Sorella also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (414) 301-6255.

Sorella is rated 4.7 stars by 1004 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 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sorella

2535 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Otjen Street
  • Neighborhood
    Milwaukee
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is available on the following streets that are close by Kinnickinnic Ave, Otjen, and Homer. The public library does offer parking after their business hours. However, you must have your car removed after 10 pm.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Kyle Toner
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (414) 301-6255
  • Catering
    Classic comfort. Memorably delicious. Sorella Catering features familiar Southern Italian cuisine with a fresh, Midwest twist. From universal favorites like Baked Ziti to New Jersey specialties like Sausage, Peppers, and Onions Sorella Catering makes your special event memorably delicious. https://www.sorellamke.com/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    We’d love the opportunity to host your next event and help you celebrate with your family, friends, coworkers, or whoever you want to invite. Submit your event information on our website and someone from our team will contact you to discuss further. https://www.sorellamke.com/events/
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