Sorriso Bistro

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$30 and under
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Open since 2012, Sorriso Bistro is a neighborhood restaurant for friends and family to relax, eat, and chat, away from the hustle and bustle of the Adams Morgan and Woodley Park crowds. Serving lunch, dinner, and a bottomless mimosa brunch, with a selection of local, organic and homemade fare such as our homemade pasta, homemade Sicilian style pizza, and seafood. The Bistro has a dish for everyone’s palate. Our signature Gelato is made daily on the premises by Stefano Polles, who attended the Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna, Italy. Also be sure to have a glass of wine from our very price friendly wine list while hanging out with friends.
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DG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food reminded us of moms cooking in her basement.

JM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible find! I walked in on Wednesday alone. I had arrived a day early to a conference across the street and just wanted a bit to eat. I had an incredible meal that night and came back the following 3 nights in a row, all with varying numbers in my group. Every single night was perfect, spot on. This is a new favorite when in DC!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was pretty good. Service was bad. Waitstaff rarely checked on our table and couldn’t even be flagged down. Maybe they were just understaffed tonight. Also, they kept playing the same song on repeat, which grew annoying.

OT
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was there for two nights in a row. I ate the same thing. If I had stayed in town another day I’d have had a third meal there. They have a great selection of food options. The bread is fresh and served with olive oil. My friends scarfed it up. I had tilapia with lemons butter and capers that was served with arugula salad. Great choice for keto. I had one bite of a friend’s lasagna that was very tasty. It was light because they use crepes instead of pasta. The salmon was also delicious according to my table mates. The proprietor was mice and played good music. The gelato was outstanding — have the tiramisu or bananas chocolate chip. The cappuccino is the best. It’s a small place down some steps next to CVS pharmacy. Don’t let the looks fool you.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! Pasta serving size could be bigger though - it’s just so good, you just go through it so quickly. And the prices are great! BEST OF ALL was service! It was my gf’s birthday and they took care of her. It’s a cute place - a nice change from those hipster/chain locations.

J
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place. The food was great. And the staff was exceptional. And I loved the Grandmother cake.

M
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Took family of four (kids 14 & 12) for dinner. Nice out of the way spot. Terrific Italian menu. Food was great- pasta cooked perfectly, flavorful sauces, choices for everyone. Service was prompt and courteous. Dessert was outstanding as well- tried cakes and gelatos and all were great.

N
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent (we had the pasta with wild boar meat), wine just ok. Ambience is cozy but a little shabby. Not noisy at all. Friendly and unobtrusive service.

EJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was delicious, five of us had all different dinners, pastas, specials. It was all good. We enjoyed a bottle of their Pinot Grigio also. Dessert was so so good. Gelato, sorbet, cannoli and amaretto cheesecake! The only drawback it that it is not handicapped accessible, so my daughter with a broken foot had to hop down about 5-6 step to the restaurant.

CA
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, neighborhood Italian eatery with wonderful, non pretentious food.

AW
Fayetteville
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great find! Small treasure somewhat hidden but well worth it.

MA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A wonderful experience at this authentic hidden spot. Delicious pasta, airy pizza, and fresh calamari. The owner makes you feel right at home.

RD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. Casual atmosphere.

KM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! This is the real deal. Small cozy space, excellent service, and excellent food.

NS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a recommendation from the hotel. Loved the food and mom pop atmoshhere

m
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and service were top notch!
The twosome next to us were speaking so loudly for the entire restaurant to hear. Absolutely nothing the restaurant staff could do to remedy the situation.
What a shame - we would have given five stars all around had it not been for the rude couple next to us.

C
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant!

OT
Memphis
32 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great

DI
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised for such a small basement non conspicuous restaurant. The food was really good. The Pappardelle with Truffle oil was spectacular and we all but licked our plates. The gelato was amazing. Our Brazilian server was very attentive and accommodating and we even got a free sample of the chocolate gelato by the owner. Very small, cozy place, with surprisingly delicious food.

K
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The place was packed with people. We ordered a few appetizers and drinks followed by main dishes. They were good. The waitress and the waiter were attentive, but one waiter was a bit rude as he was too busy

CH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, not fancy but still delicious. Casual, intimate atmosphere where we could all hear each other talk (party of 8). I would definitely return.

SB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Homemade ravioli in a butter and sage sauce was both different and delicious. Eggplant parmigiano was divine. Pinot noir was perfectly matched. Price was moderate. Great evening. Five stars

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food; poor wine. Would come back for the food, but the wine is a problem.

P
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent. There were 8 of us at dinner and most of us ordered something different. Everybody loved what they ordered. Will definitely return and happy they are in our neighborhood!!

JL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect little Italian restaurant for a first date. Swift service. Food tasted like I was in Italy. perfect portion size. Cute and cozy and clean. I loved it and will come back!!

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is absolutely delicious, highly recommend!

OT
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This quaint and charming find took me back 40 years this my Italian great grandmothers “summer kitchen”. Service was very personal - food was outstanding in presentation and flavor. Non-elegant and cozy “Italian cuccinina” make this a cozy and relaxed must-do.

NF
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, cozy ambiance, and owner Pietro and his son Stefano, the chef, treated my family as if their own. They shared wine and chatted with us after our dinners, which were excellent. Desert was terrific; the gelato was exceptionally creamy & light. The tiramisu was possibly the best I’ve ever had. Overall a delightful evening, we will be back.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

A local hole in the wall neighborhood Italian bistro with a casual but very comfortable cafe style ambience. Great authentic pasta dishes and also grills for any GF eaters.
Wouldn’t recommend it for formal settings (the venue is not designed or intended for it) but the food and demeanor of the staff is high quality.
The service was relaxed which may be a burden for the impatient and famished. The food was worth the wait though.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The restaurant moved from its bigger location on Connecticut. The new venue is smaller and informal. The food was still good, but it’s definitely not the place for a special occasion celebration!

KG
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for our family while visiting DC. Glad we gave it a try. Gelato not to be missed!

LD
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find. An absolute hidden gem. The menu selection was excellent, not too many choices and not too few and also included a list of daily specials. The quality of the meal was exceptional. The Chianti Reserve was wonderful and the price points are beyond reasonable. The atmosphere was quaint and allowed for easy table talk at a normal voice level. The service was accommodating and friendly. Was so fortunate to find Sorriso Bistro on Opentable. This place will definitely not disappoint.

E
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This is very nice and quiet little bistro with decent, home style food. Exposed brick walls add to the ambience. It was a pleasure to eat here on a late Sunday morning.

AP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is an underrated gem in Woodley Park! Excellent food, great service, and a wonderful patio for a nice cool summer evening. highly recommend and is super well priced

s
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Sorriso! We were regulars at the Cleveland Park location and love supporting this great small family owned business at its new location. The quality of food is outstanding, service delightful, just a great restaurant to support.

HJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an absolute neighborhood gem. The food was fabulous and the service and atmosphere were wonderful. I highly recommend it and will definitely go again.

DD
Nashville
25 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This family owned and run ristorante serves freshly made pasta and authentic Italian cuisine. Our meals were all delicious and the host made us feel like family. The restaurant is cozy in the basement level of a row house walking distance from the Omni Shoreham and the Marriot Wardman Park convention center. Don't settle for "hotel" food. Take a 3 minute walk to "Venice" for a superb Italian meal.

SN
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Quaint little neighborhood place. Service and food were excellent. Be sure to save room for some gelato!

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Limited food options on brunch menu for vegetarians, and pancakes were a bit dry. Aside from the AWESOME bottomless mimosa deal, I wouldn't recommend.

OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great little cafe and the food was good. The staff was courteous and very quick to serve.