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 209 People Are Saying
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N
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

BD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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.

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
18 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
12 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
11 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
27 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
6 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.

AH
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. planning on returning and would highhly recommend to anyone.

AS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere are great. Staff is very professional and friendly. Would highly recommend.

M
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Roasted olives are outstanding. Great wine list. Not impressed with the Caesar Salad. The Redfish entree is excellent. Saffron Panzotto was good. Great atmosphere with excellent service

S
London
32 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Sorriso restaurant in the Woodlands. It is located at a prime spot at the top of Waterway Square and situated at the bottom of the Westin Hotel. On arrival we were greeted exceedingly warmly by the gentleman at the front who showed us to our table. Whilst on route he explained the ethos and workings of the restaurant. He also mentioned a cosy bar upstairs that we didn’t try this visit but look forward to doing so in the future. Whilst walking to our table I was struck by the excellent decor, the variety of seating and just how much larger the restaurant was than I had envisioned. We were seated (as requested at booking) at a romantic table overlooking the balcony/outside seating area (alas too cold for tonight). Our waiter was excellent in every sense of the word. He was warm and welcoming, extremely knowledgeable about the dishes and produce used and honest when he didn’t know if a certain dish (the newer ones) were good or not. We opted to try the ‘Cast Iron Shellfish Stew Puttanescla’ from the Hot Shareables side of the menu. This was a new addition to the menu and our waiter mentioned it was extremely well received. The dish was delicious and the excellent complementary breads and olive oil were a fitting accompaniment. We also shared the ‘Saffron Panzotto’ which was tasty but not as stand out as the first dish. Dessert, ‘Torta della Nonna’ was lovely and complemented by excellent coffee (real strong coffee, not the usual brown watery stuff restaurants charge $4 a cup for). Finally we found the atmosphere very relaxing and we were made to feel welcome throughout the evening. The complimentary parking in the garage opposite (via ticket validation) was also a welcome addition. Definitely a spot to try if you haven’t already done so. We will be back!

BS
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most fun places adults can eat in The Woodlands!!! Fabulous vibe and atmosphere, with great food and service! Really appreciate the restaurant calling me to assure I got the table and location I wanted and they could not have been more accommodating. We were with a group and I think we tried everything on the menu! Love the way it’s laid out so you really can try a lot of options and aren’t just limited to salad and entree (unless you want that). Going upstairs to club afterwards made this for a big city night out experience in the’ burbs! Can’t wait to go back!

R
Greensboro
93 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed the restaurant and the service. The tomato and Burrata as well as the Charcuterie was vey good. I also enjoyed the tiramisu. I would return if the opportunity arises.