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Sorrento's Italian Bistro and Chef's Table

4.4
4.4
465 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Sorrento's Authentic Italian Bistro in Banner Elk North Carolina is an upscale eclectic gourmet Italian Bistro, a combination of a visual and culinary celebration. Although the menu is Southern Italian cuisine, the sky's the limit for special events and private parties. Accommodates up to 150 for sit down dinners and up to 180 for cocktails and buffet in the patio garden, wine room and main dining room. Catering is also available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 898-5214

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Banner Elk

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 465 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KE

    KimberlyE

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day Brunch! Absolutely delicious!
  2. JO

    JackO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server, Cassandra, was attentive and helpful. Food was very good and served in a timely manner. I will be back and bring others when we visit Banner Elk.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I didn’t get our waiter’s name, but he was helpful with the menu and checked in on the table regularly. The food was amazing and I will definitely be back again!
  4. C

    Carter

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Bloody Mary was excellent. Eggs Benedict sauce not really warm and eggs not runny as expected for egg’s Benedict. It was the price that would make us not come back but rarely. $60 for breakfast for 2 is just not in our price range.
  5. JG

    JenniferG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a brunch for Easter. Great choices on the menu and waitress was very accommodating and knowledgeable.
  6. M

    Muffin

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    We have always had delicious meals and great service at Sorrento’s. The crab cakes are fabulous!The only issues we have ever had is finding parking during some times of the year and noise level can be extremely high from 6-7:45 or so. We actually had to scream across the table to hear each other last night. As soon as that party left, no noise issue at all. Their rolls are probably the best we have ever had!
  7. M

    Mare

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, calamari was excellent, food portions large, friendly atmosphere. We took a pizza to go for next day lunch, it was delicious.
  8. B

    Bubba

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent menu and daily specials. We had halibut, salmon, crab cakes amongst us; all were delicious and they allowed subs on the sides. Parker was as good as any waiter I have enjoyed in 60 years of social and business dining during extensive travel. One negative....they charge an exorbitant credit card fee so we used cash. Please, don't stoop so low at such a fine restaurant; build the charges into your costs at the cost incurred rather than padding the bottom line.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    422 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    422 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We were hungry and had just arrived in Banner Elk. We started with a basket of homemade rolls and a bottle of Banner Elk White, after our server, Christina let us taste a couple of different white wines. The Banner Elk White is delicious and inspired us to visit the winery. Christina took excellent care of us. I enjoyed the crabcake appetizer, which was my main entree, and my husband ate part of his meat and vegetable pizza, which was good, but not outstanding. The menu had a variety of food and prices, with pasta dishes that sound delicious. We filled up on too much bread and did not have room for dessert. Christina told us the flambe chef was there only on Sunday nights, and we watched him prepare flambe for another table. We took doggie bags for our leftover pizza and rolls. All in all a great experience.
  10. L

    Lindsay

    Greensboro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The stuffed mushrooms and bread rolls were awesome! The pasta was okay but was overpriced and lacking flavor. We may be back to try the bananas foster sometime.
  11. JB

    JudyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food, exceptional service, kind of pricey. Our main issue was that we wanted to talk to each other but had to shout. The music was wonderful but way too loud for that venue.
  12. JG

    JackieG

    Miami

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Food was terrific and our server, Carlos, was fantastic. After dinner, we stayed for a while at the bar because it was Karaoke night. The restaurant manager, bartenders and hosts were all service oriented and nice. We had a terrific experience and a lot of fun watching the performances.
  13. e

    eric

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sorrento's is a most enjoyable place to eat. The food and service are top quality. I would highly recommend Sorrento's for a wonderful dining experience.
  14. SC

    SofiaC

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, excellent food and ambiance! We like to seat in outside bar area to enjoy fresh air and privacy. Kevin, the bartender provided us absolutely great service and high professionalism. The food is always delicious!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great
  16. S

    Susie

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating food was great Cassandra was very efficient !
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it here
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful dining experience, friendly staff and great service . Food was delicious!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great atmosphere and great food. Carson, an employee of Sorrentos, told me to check the restaurant out. I’m glad he did.
  20. LB

    LindaB

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was my first time to Sorrento’s and I will definitely be returning to try another of their delicious appetizers and entrees. Portions were very generous, garlic rolls were so good, calamari was tender and breading did not overpower it, and cannolis were crispy with a really good filling. The service was outstanding. My only suggestion would be that the marinara sauce needed more herbs, salt and pepper to enhance the flavor.
  21. DG

    DavidG

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious food in this restaurant. And very generous portions! We had Scott as our waiter, and he was exceptional.
  22. AW

    AmyW

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Riley was awesome, so were the clams Oreganto, and Tortellini Sorrento!
  23. c

    cwhite

    Raleigh

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Very disappointed in the quality of the food for the price. We were really looking forward to going thinking it would be a great dining experience but was not. Food was pricey and mediocre. Had to ask for refills on water. Had someone singing but it more of a distraction than enjoyable. Don't plan to return.
  24. KR

    KristinR

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carston was phenomenal as well as the food, ambiance and overall experience as usual. And don’t get us started with the mango flambé table side —wow!! We come to Sorrento’s every time we are in town and love it!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved trying this place for Sunday brunch! We ate in the bar area. Service was perfect and I loved the crab cake and cinnamon roll. Minor things I want to mention is that the black coffee was watery and my lobster sauce was room temp. Maybe it was Bc of cold plating but the flavor was great! Our server Laura was hospitable and made great suggestions. I will definitely come back and I hope my review helps future service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an exceptional experience from the wonderful food to the service. Always make a point to eat at Sorrentos when we are visiting.
  27. A

    Alice

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Susan our waitress was great. The food was delicious. The eggplant rollotini was cold when delivered to our table but our waitress took care of the issue right away.
  28. GC

    GrahamC

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration with the family (2 adults, 2 younger kids). Really enjoyed it - food was great, service excellent and the decor very nice. Will definitely go back.
  29. MA

    MaryAnnS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    I am from out of town and was underwhelmed by the quality, in particular the taste of the food. It was not unique, not satisfying and in my humble opinion overpriced for the taste of the food.
  30. BE

    BannerElkFan

    Wilmington

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sorrento's used to be one of our favorite brunch places for almost a decade for selection, service, and ambience. However, the place has radically changed for the worse in the past six months. First, brunch supposedly isn't served anymore, only to be told there are limited off-menu options, and the taste and portions of those limited options are much worse and smaller than they used to be. And for the options they do have, there are significant upcharges for substituting their terrible fries, cooked in old oil, for salad or fruit. Second, service has been terrible. They served salad without dressing, fries and sandwiches without condiments, and the beer on tap was warm and tasted very skunky. We also had to repeatedly ask for missing items. Third, Sorrento's was routinely hopping at all hours, including brunch, but the past two times the place was very nearly empty. We counted eight employees just in the front dining area standing around doing nothing but talk to each other, yet they could hardly be bothered to check on us. Also, they played 80s hair band music so loud that it was hard to hear and talk to the person next to you. If 80s hair band music is your thing, great, but don't expect to have a conversation. We hoped the first time this happened was just an anomaly but the extremely poor experiences seem to be a trend. Sorrento's went from one of the best places in the High Country to one of the worst. We are sad to say we won't be going back.
  31. L

    paulL

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The restaurant was packed. Not surprised there. The food was good, a bit over priced- but I expected that. Considering we had a reservation for weeks, it would have nice to have been sat in the other rooms- We got a blast of cold air when the side door opened and we could see inside the mens room when the door opened
  32. KE

    KelleyE

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Decent Italian food in this area. Not amazing but fed our craving! Great wine list. Solid service and nice ambience.
  33. AR

    AmyR

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Most of the food inedible. the best part of meal was the free garlic knots. We ordered stuffed mushrooms, so garlicky we could not eat. For dinner I had the eggplant rollatini the sauce was pure acid no spices just pure tomato puree maybe. My husband had the trout special it was so salty he scraped everything off the fish to eat. I never give bad reviews but we were both starving when we left. could have been an off night but I would never go back.
  34. JO

    JackO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal dining experience for Valentines Day. The server had my wife and I laughing the whole time. Food was incredible! Best calamari we've ever had! Table side Flambé was an unexpected excitement. Our new favorite place!
  35. LK

    LindseyK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Our server, Susan, greeted us shortly after we sat down. She was very nice. We placed our drink orders and an appetizer. Then Susan was nowhere to be found. Another staff member delivered our appetizer, and we still never received our drinks. She never even brought us waters. We finished the entire appetizer before she even came back to check on us (still not bringing us waters or our drinks). She wreaked of cigarettes and was chewing gum. She clearly went to take a smoke break after putting our drinks and app in. She cleared our plates then stated she had all the bar tenders looking for our bottle of champagne (lies). After 30 minutes and a finished app, we FINALLY received our drinks. We had to ask for bread and water. She took our order. My husband’s food was good. Mine was completely wrong and spicy. I ordered the broccoli and cavatelli. However instead of broccoli, I asked for tomatoes. It’s came out in a soup like state with the incorrect noodles and a pound of chili flakes. The menu did not list chili flakes as part of the meal. It was inedible. They remade it and it was okay, now this time had a pound of garlic. As we were finish up, we heard a server behind us telling a table about specials and giving waters. Turns out it was our waitress, who never even mentioned specials to us. Will not be going back!!!
  36. RD

    RobertaD

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and fresh! I would deff come back here and I’m so glad I made a reservation
  37. LP

    LPSJ

    Greensboro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent complement to the Bistro - upstairs elegant dining with live but not instrusive vocalist on weekends. A real delight.
  38. EH

    EmHine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took our 4 kids here for lunch. The wait staff was very kind and helpful. The pizza was honestly the best I have had ever — I have eaten many of pizzas.
  39. SJ

    SJohnson

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anne was incredible!
  40. CA

    ColeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience.

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Sorrento's Italian Bistro and Chef's Table offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (828) 898-5214.

Sorrento's Italian Bistro and Chef's Table is rated 4.4 stars by 465 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Banner Elk

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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