Sorriso Italian Kitchen

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$30 and under
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Italian
The story of Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen centers around three Italian passions: great food, exuberance for life, and the joy of sharing good times with those who matter most. Here, we honor the past and family traditions with a distinctly modern flavor. A visit to Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen is more than just a delicious meal, it’s a shared dining experience. Enjoy authentic Italian countryside cooking prepared using the freshest ingredients in a warm, comfortable setting that evokes the kitchens and dining rooms of the Old Country. At Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen, share a meal, share a smile, and leave feeling full of happiness.

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Sun 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Tue - Thu 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:00PM - 9:30PM

What 215 People Are Saying
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M
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were seated on arrival. Our waiter was very friendly and informative.
He didn’t take a drink order straight away so when he did finally ask
It was about 15 minutes after arrival. After that the service was very good.
The wine we ordered, one we knew, wasn’t available so the sommelier recommended an alternative which we all enjoyed.
We all enjoyed the food we ordered. Very flavorful.
We will be back

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our date night and everything from the ambiance, service and food were excellent. Comfortable atmosphere with couples and couples. My husband and I travel to Italy frequently and enjoy authentic Italian food and we both agreed everything about Sorriso was authentic Italian from our burrata and parma appetizer, seafood entrees and great dessert. Service was attentive. Great coffee. We will definitely visit again!

LE
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved this restaurant. This was our first visit, and we were glad that we made this choice. Friendly staff, knowledgeable, and the management staff made you feel like you were the only table.

HS
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food was fantastic.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, and the ambiance was great! Only issue we had was that they asked us to leave, so they could clean the table at about 11pm. This is the first time we've been asked to leave a restaurant, while still having drinks.

Sorriso Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 29, 2020

Thank you for your comments and we are very happy you enjoyed your time for dinner and drinks! Unfortunately and fortunately, we open back up at 6:30am for breakfast so an hour after the kitchen closes we try to clear out the restaurant to clean and ask people to join us upstairs for live music and the bar upstairs. Again, thank you for the comments and we look forward to serving you again. Zach Carpenter AGM

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F
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is excellent!

Wine list is on both extremes: list of wines by the bottle is excellent too, but the list of wines by the glass is surprisingly very limited and overly expensive.

Instructions regarding parking could be clearer. Make sure you notice that restaurant is part of Westin, and where to park, specially if you’re from out of town and unfamiliar with area.

N
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food, the service was great. The only thing that we found irritating was the noise. They could do something about the acoustic.

Sorriso Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 29, 2020

Thank you very much for your comments. We will take those into consideration and try to improve the ambient sound in the restaurant. Looking forward to serving you again, Zach Carpenter AGM

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BD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our pizza was under done and our pork chop was over cooked. The wine was very good but the service was slow.

Sorriso Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 29, 2020

Barbara, Thank you for leaving the comment. We apologize that we did not meet your expectations, we hope that you will give us a second chance to make it up to you. On a positive note, we like that you enjoyed the wine. We take great pride in bringing in awesome wines for the community to try. Thank you for letting us serve you, Zach Carpenter AGM

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was poor , food was cold and did not have good flavor. Sat in a table in the middle of a group event.

Sorriso Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 29, 2020

Hello, Good or bad, thank you for your comments. We will be more mindful in the future to sit anyone in the middle of another large group. Please feel free to let a manager know if you are ever wanting to move tables as we are able to make this sort of thing happen 99% of the time and our problem would be solved. Thanks again for the visit and hope to see you again, anonymous. Zach Carpenter AGM

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

g
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Servicio descepcionante

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PN
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Interesting take on an Italian restaurant, many authentic touches to the food and service. Some contradictions as well, such as having television screens and a rather noisy environment in a restaurant with hundreds of wines, none under $50 and some in the many hundreds (either you aim for an Italian-themed wine & food bar with $30 to $60 wines, or you make the restaurant feel like a place for foodie patrons who like to enjoy expensive fare in a nice decor while being able to hear each other talk). The food was excellently cooked and served, best octopus in a long time, lamb shank and pork chop cooked to perfection, well-prepared polenta, etc.. Just maybe a little heavy on the salt for some of the sauces and sides. Very attentive service, genuinely nice people, some actually from Italy, taking good care off our table without being overbearing, very relaxing and enjoyable.

p
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in town! Great food, excellent wine list and fantastic ambiance.

RD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, atmosphere, server...everything was great!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,wine and hospitality.

CV
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sorriso has been an excellent addition to The Woodlands which has been lacking in Italian dining options. We had an excellent experience starting with their wide range of wines and a very knowledgeable sommelier to offer guidance on your selection. The menu had a wide variety to offer from home made pizza to several different pastas, meat/fish dishes, and desserts. I selected a pasta from their specials menu and was very happy with this unique offering. Service was excellent. We look forward to our next visit to Sorriso.

DP
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service is excellent, fantastic wine list, had a great Bordeaux, Chateau Lassegue St Emilion. The duck liver pate was very good as was my pasta.

AM
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

So much potential. Nice place, nice menu. We were a group of 3. The salmon dish came out right and hot, the butternut squash ravioli was tasty but cold; they did not put the pasta in a hot plate. The lump crab pasta was too salty and spicy; so spicy that it should be indicated on the menu, and again no hot plate. Our server hovered over us during the entire meal. She tried taking dishes away from us while we were still eating, and then rushed us through our courses. We wanted a quiet meal where we could take out time, but that was difficult when someone is watching your every move. Any errors in service were quickly blamed on other members of the staff.

TC
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and fabulous wine list but pricy. I will go back

SH
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorriso is the most authentic Italian restaurant in The Woodlands, hands down. The wine list is excellent, especially the selection of Italian wines. I have lived in Italy for over 9 years and I felt at home browsing through the impressive wine list.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was not cooked all the way and was very salty. The meat was very dry and had minimal flavor. It was a nice place, but the food was not worth what we paid.

H
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service & food. Wine list was nice as well. Wonderful location & views. Como lounge upstairs is perfect for an after dinner drink. Will definitely return!

DK
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We found Sorriso after a long drive from Dallas. it was the perfect spot for a quiet, delicious meal.

J
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The ambience is great! Beautiful lighting and table settings . Upstairs is a bar/lounge which can accessed with an elevator and they play live music with a band! There is a ginormous big screen and plenty of room for lounging. The food wasn’t as great as it looked. We started off with the farmhouse pizza which was excellent. It had large pieces of bacon, lots of herbs and the runny egg was perfect. I loved the flavors. The Branzino presentation was beautiful, it was cooked well but no flavor to the fish or anything. The redfish was excellent and the sauce was savory and lemony but the potatoes tasted like paste. The gragnano linguine was absolutely flavorless and the pasta was cooked way before al dente! Not a fan of that dish at all. The lasagna was amazing!!!! It’s not the traditional lasagna soaked in pounds of tomato sauce. It was very rich, flavorful, and cheesy and the pasta was cooked perfectly! The Castello Chianti was an amazing wine.

H
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best meals i've had in years. Incredible service from Ezekiel and so much more on the menu we wanted to try.

MB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

F
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Giorgio made us feel right at home. Fabulous wine selection and new menu items - must try!

BH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, but not awesome. Price seemed high for what was received. Service was good. Noise level a little higher then I would have liked but not a big deal.

DM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and couldn’t have been better. Such fresh pasta with incredible sauces. Service was spectacular and wine was yummy!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorriso is my favorite restaurant where I feel I’m eating true Italian food. The food and service are exceptional. Giorgio, the manager will make sure you have the best wine to your taste.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

While what we were able to order was pretty good it was not as good as in the past. Items not served at ideal temperature, etc. The primary issue we had was that we were given a 1:30 reservation on Christmas and were not told the kitchen was closing at 2:00. We brought crackers and ordered drinks telling servers we were taking our time.

We ordered a few items so we could nosh before getting entrees. They started to get forceful about clearing plates. At 2:40 I was ready to order our main dishes I was only then informed the kitchen had closed 40 mins earlier. I appreciate that our drinks and starters had been comped but this aggravation could have been avoided and we could have come earlier if we were told about the kitchen timing. Who eats a family holiday meal in 30 minutes. How would we have known about the limited window if no one told us. Poor communication on special day.

BL
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian in the area.
Not the typical Italian-american.
Just perfect.

TT
Houston
85 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dined here on a chilly December Monday night. THE GOOD: Excellent table overlooking the plaza and waterfall, the waitress, the Gratinee Oysters, Roasted Peppers (had instead of a soup or salad), and Grilled Branzino; THE MEDIOCRE: N/A; THE BAD: N/A

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lots of attentive staff except for our waiter in the beginning. Food was ok. They are very stingy on toppings if you order a pizza. Steak was a lil undercooked when requested medium. Likely won’t be back unless someone invites us there. Just an ok experience for the money you spend.

V
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience1

The food and service was outstanding! The problem was the noise level didn’t allow us to enjoy our friends. Ask for a back corner table away from bar if you want to have conversations .

MG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love this place. Excellent service a food.
My wife and I ordered the Lamb Shack and enjoyed the flavor and texture. The meat was cocked to perfection.
This is an excellent place for a romantic dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was not the best quality

S
Houston
84 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We intended to have an Italian entree of veal. It was listed on the specials for the evening. When I tried to order that special, I was told that it was a "typo" and should have said "chicken" Marsala rather than veal. Disappointing for sure. The recall on Romaine lettuce was understandable so no Caesar salad. The list of entrees is quite limited so we ordered pizzas. They were quite good. I sure wished for the veal, however.

Sorriso Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 10, 2019

Hello Shirley, Thank you so much for visiting us Saturday night. We do apologize about the confusion on the Milanese Dish! We had run a Veal special and switched to a chicken special the next day and it wasn't printed correctly and that is our fault. The Romaine has been recently cleared and safe for consumption and we are back serving the Caesar Salad. We are happy you enjoyed the pizzas and we hope you come back to see us again! Thanks Again, Zach Carpenter AGM

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NH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at the hotel and decided to enjoy a relaxing dinner after a long drive. We were very pleased with the service, cocktails, and the delicious food.

Sorriso Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 10, 2019

Nancy, Thank you so much for your review. We love having our hotel guests come in and try what we have to offer. It makes us happy that you left happy. Best, Zach Carpenter

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Z
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorriso was a delightful surprise -- incredible food with an attention to detail, beautiful setting, great service, and as a bonus the prices were on par with much more casual restaurants in the area.