Sortino's - Pocono Manor

4.1
949 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Sortino's Italian Kitchen is a new age red sauce restaurant where old school Italian cuisine meets the modern age. Sortino’s Italian Kitchen is a casual restaurant and bar that brings to the Poconos a tradition of hospitality established by Giorgio and Giacomo Sortino more than 60 years ago when they opened the original Sortino’s Little Italy restaurant in Sandusky, Ohio.

Adding a new chapter to a rich culinary history, Sortino’s celebrates the family recipes and generous spirit of its Sicilian immigrant founders. This is the kind of neighborhood Italian joint that could open on your street tomorrow and would feel like it’s been there forever.

The tone is established by the framed family photos at the entrance, and reaffirmed by the maître ‘d’s warm welcome. The aroma of simmering sauces and fresh-baked breads stimulates the appetite, while the sight of bountiful homemade Italian specialties racing from the kitchen to the table catches the eye.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 949 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.3
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3.7
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Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Renee
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had been wanting to try it for months once I found out how close it was to where I live. What first attracted me to it was the name “Sortino’s “. Why? Because I was born Catherine Sortino!! It was a pleasant experience but was kind of sad to find out it was a chain. But overall was worth the trip!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came here because we were staying at Kalahari and it was our daughter’s birthday. The service was really great and the food was good. Nice portions and good flavors. Overall, it was a great night.

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DebR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice place to eat . Was a bit slow with service . Seafood good - Spicey good

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HeatherF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was very good and very authentic. I had mussels marinara and it was incredible the tomato sauce was very good. I do think it was a little overpriced but the food was delicious
The service was not great but the ambiance was very nice. I would def go again.

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KristaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Adult portion looked like it came from the kids menu…bill total was not worth the food!!!

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GregT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our food was hot and tasty and our service was great

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PaulaM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! We come here every year to celebrate my son’s birthday. The food is the absolute best I’ve ever had. I hate that we live so far away and can’t come more frequently!!

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EvelynO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was good but the customer service terrible, personally I don’t think I come back again.
The first impression at the reception was rude and poor customer service. The waitress was hurried and the food came late. Me and family noticed the was tried we finished ours dinner right away when there was late with our reservation and the dinner.

I don’t recommend that restaurant 👎

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Unfortunately, the food was not of the quality expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok but nothing great for premium price. Location in casino made access difficult if not staying thete

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JamieF
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Awful food. We have been to the one in Sandusky Ohio. Loved the food couldn't wait to go back. We decided to go to the poconos in Sandusky to sortinos . The food was completely different. Very disappointing especially for amount of money you pay. Will never go back to this Sortino's restaurant unless it's in Sandusky Ohio.

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was ok for resort food. Everything we got was somewhat bland.

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AllisonS
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

While Sortino’s is pricey, the food is absolutely delicious. I especially recommend the garlic bread and the Tortellini Baronessa.

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AndreaG
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, value, and atmosphere were all wonderful. I would definitely go back!

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GiannaR
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and it was fantastic! The food and drinks were delicious and our server, Lilith, was amazing! We loved everything about the place from the ambiance, food and staff. Next time we return to Kalahari, we will definitely eat there again.

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KimberlyZ
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live 1 1/2 hours away, this place is worth the drive! Everything is just amazing!

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from the moment we entered and were greeted by the hostesses.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The front of the house and hostess could use some coaching in welcoming behavior and customer service. Our server was excellent and the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our waiter was polite and checked up on us often.

JP
JimmyP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Kalahari since start of pandemic. 5 stars all around!

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AlexR
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good. The service was slow, specifically towards the end of the sit down, lifting plates, providing dessert manu, ordering dessert, expresso came late almost cold, I was asked if I wanted sugar, typically yes, but I said no because I was afraid I would have to wait another 5 minutes for it. The bill came fast after that, but it took forever to pay.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately we waited over 1hr and 45 minutes for our meals.. we had children with us who couldn’t eat bc they waited too long. I wouldn’t recommend it

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ChristinaF
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great for groups. Appetizers and cocktails were excellent as were entrees. The kids menu was great

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RodneyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was exceptionally poor. Seated in the bar area and "forgotten about"
Food was very good.

FYI... 20% service fee is added to the bill without making you aware of it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food exceeded expectations but nothing outstanding. Booze prices were more than Vegas 5 star restaurants and cruises. Service wasn’t terrible. Overall, it was a decent meal just way overpriced. Would come back again because there aren’t many options in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our group included 3 adults, 1 child. Calamari appetizer was very good. A speciality bread is served, took one bite & no one liked it. Ordered a coke, sent back, flat. Spaghetti & meatballs was very good, as was the homemade pasta & meat sauce. 1) child pizza & 1) adult pizza were lacking flavor & dough was not cooked.Margarita was sent back. Manager was notified & did not come to the table. We did tell the restaurant when we returned to our room. Wait staff was ok, a little slow.

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InnaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was ok, food was too salty and a bit over priced

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jenniferP
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was slow, and not so good. Food is pricey but does taste good...especially the Alfredo. Tip is included in bill, so I guess that’s why the service stinks!

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JohnN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Not bad for a water park

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MLAW
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Basic overcooked Italian faire. Way overpriced. Service was okay.

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AngeloD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service and best restaurant on site. Skip the double cut and buffet, this is the best overall

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Korin
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The chef was willing to accommodate special request. Our waitress Alessandra was absolutely wonderful! We will be back!

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DavidG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Nice place. Staff was fine. Dinner and dessert very overpriced for the quality. You could get the same at a local restaurant, and probably better.

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MariaD
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Ellen rocked!! She was so courteous and sweet!! The drinks were amazing too. Friendly and tasty. Very impressive!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Took good care of large group

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AnnaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great, very attentive and fast. Manager was also constantly walking around and helping out which always makes a difference in good service. Food was good. We all ordered something different and no complaints.

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with good portion size. A little expensive, but it is part of a resort so that is to be expected. Great options for kids and adults from appetizers to entrees to dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was slightly warm and overpriced. Whats worst is i received a cold and salty order of calamari. I told the waiter if he can change the order for an actual warm plate . He charged me twice. And included his own gratuity on the bill. Never again will i eat here.

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EileenG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was okay. The prices were too high for the quality of the food. The restaurant is beautiful and clean, nice bathrooms. We had a nice time catching up with family.

FAQs

Sortino's - Pocono Manor is rated 4.1 stars by 949 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.