Sortino's - Pocono Manor

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$30 and under
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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.
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JC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes I’ll recommend this place. It’s is authentic Italian food. However, be ready to overpay. I had a salad(anti pasta), sausage stuffed mushrooms(appetizer), my daughter had a pepperoni pizza, and my husband chicken limone(chicken and pasta) and two glass of red wine. The food was delicious, the quantity enough, but the bill was a little too much. Mind you, I’m from New York, where everything is expensive, but this was a little too much.

ET
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Calamari was so-so... tiramisu was all cream, not italian recipe

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was okay—rated it as good because of a solid gluten free menu. Ended up waiting 15 mins even with reservation. Stuffed mushrooms and cocktails were good. Calamari chewy and disappointing. Server was friendly but not the best. Took our appetizer order then left, came back 10 mins later to take drink order. Drinks came after appetizers. Left a lot of dirty dishes from prior courses and spilled food on the table. Entrees were good but nothing special. We are locals checking the place out—no need to return.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great with food allergies for gluten. Staff really wonderful.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant. Our waiter was pleasant.

E
Poconos
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is awesome. Good food. Good service. Friendly staff. My new favorite place to eat.

AW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was mediocre. It was our sons 9th birthday and we wanted them to sing and be a surprise and the server ruined it by letting us know they were going to come sing. We were rushed. Would never return to that place or recommend.

BH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent, and our cocktails were delicious, too! Our kids loved the mac and cheese.

S
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was mediocre at best , I was thoroughly disappointed, I can make better bolognese at home.
The waitress forgot our wings and while she was very friendly , she was a little too attentive to our table , (sometimes a little
Space after you get your food is good ! )and that could possibly be because there were only two other families dining .
If I had great food , I could overlook this , but it wasn’t , I would get better food at my pizza place on the corner.
At least I can say I tried it and I won’t be going back !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall good experience. Italian food stiff competition. Great service.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

パスタ2種類、ムール貝、カラマリのフライ、シーザーサラダ、ビール4杯、スプライトとオレンジジュース各1杯を頼んだ。シーフードのパスタは具材が少なくイマイチだったが、他の料理はまあまあ。ただ、チップ込み177ドルは高い。
問題はビールが来るのが異常に遅かったこと! 最初、モレッティを頼んだら切らしているとのことでペローニに変えた。するとウェイトレスがもう一度やって来て「切れているのはモレッティではなく、ペローニの方だった」と釈明、それではとモレッティを改めて頼んだ。すると15分くらい経ってまたウェイトレスがやって来て「やっぱりモレッティは切らしている」という。
しかたないから全く別のビールを頼んだが、それが来るのにも時間がかかった。結局、ビールが来たのは最初に注文してから40分くらい経ってから。すでに料理はすべて来た後だった。プールで遊んだ後で早くビールが飲みたいというお客のことなど何とも思ってないのだろう。

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It’s at the Waterpark so a lot of screaming kids. Frozen food cooked Italian style in Pennsylvania so that says it all

CR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was over seasoned. The best part of the meal was the Caesar salad and the garlic bread. The pasta dishes that we ordered were barely touched. Food was also on the pricey end.

DM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a reservation at4 we asked if we could sit next to the window the girl told us no because the tables were reserved we sat in the bar area next to the window it was very loud I periodically got up to see if anyone was sitting where we asked to sit and was told no and there wasn't anyone sitting there even after we were finished eating which was well over an hour later also she wasn't very friendly and didn't smile but we liked the bartender he was cool

H
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

We Were seated quickly and the server was very prompt in taking our drink order. We ordered 2 apps that came out cold. Our dinner followed which was ok, but was definitely resort like food. I wouldn't visit again. There are a number of area restaurants not to far from the resort which we visited the next day.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very friendly. Good food. Good for kids.

MG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

They need to train the servers on the sitting chart because food that was not ours was brought to the table three and we had to tell the servers that the food that she brought to the other table was ours. Aside from that, the food was delicious

B
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I wish I knew our server name because he was very nice and happy.( We sat by the bar) we waited a little too much for the food but the place was nice and I really enjoyed the Italian music. Food was very good. I got the shrimp linguine, it was really good but for the price I got very little pasta thats my only complaint. Im definitely glad we took the family to Sortino's instead of The cut.

S
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday.. servers are excellent.. food delish

MR
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our reservation was at 830 but was not setters until 30 to 45 mins later. So we had to wait so what is the point of reservation if you still have a long wait. Also the hostesses at the front desk of confused tried to seat us at a small table when there was 7 of us. Also was disappoint that bread was not given as a feee item. I had to order bread and then you only received 4 pieces. Since it is an Italian restaurant you figured it would be given free. Also it was loud there. The waitress was very good and made sure the orders came out at the same time. We had fun but things could be better.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

First, keep in mind that this restaurant is in a waterpark. For an on-site restaurant in an amusement park it is a nice environment with a good menu. However, on this particular trip, service was very slow and several items were not as ordered. If this restaurant were in a city with many competitors, I do not think it could survive. That said, after a day or two in the waterpark, it is a welcomed break.

DO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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JP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

Food mediocre at best. Service solid. Atmosphere diner like. Wouldn't recommend.

ED
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Heather was amazing. I was very disappointed that there was no gluten free bread or dessert available.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Just terrible, they keep the food way too long out before bring it to your table and they serve your food even before cleaning your table from previous dishes.

Plus they think more garlic they add to they dishes more Italian will test. Way I’m saying way far from Italian food.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Fried calamari was disgusting - soft and chewy. Pasta was over salted. For the price the food was not worth it. Service was terrible. Had to ask 3 times before getting bread. I will never go back here.

LP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great menu. Delicious pizza and clams and fettuccine Alfredo. Service was great.Very well trained staff.

LW
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I loved the food. It was excellent. We have told a lot of our friends We had a great waitress. We will be going back.

Lynda Warner

FN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I would recommend but with caution. It was expensive and the food was okay.

SW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

this is very much a family oriented place. But there is adequate space between tables and the noise level was not so great that you could not hold a conversation. our waitress was great and with a lot of knowledge about the restaurant, the owners and the business.

JN
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere and delicious food! I will definitely be back the next time I’m in the area.

DS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was clean the staff was friendly. The food came out hot. The price was comparable to other vacation spots

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

They try. Seems like good recipes, but low quality ingredients.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lawrence was an amazing server - service was excellent!!! Food was fantastic!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The food and service were very disappointing. The steakhouse at kalahari is much better.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The server we had was very good. We had dinner for 4 at 6:45 pm with two children. This is a good family and child friendly place. The restaurant was not crowded and the server came to our table within a short period of time and we ordered drinks and the garlic and cheese bread which was good. The kids had macaroni and cheese and we ordered chicken parm and papardelle with bolognese sauce and two side salads. Both were very good and good proportions!!! Again this was a good place to have dinner and our total bill came to $110 with two alcohol drinks. Would definitely recommend but as usual resort pricing.

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Staff sang out and a free cannoli for the birthday girl. I highly recommend the Italian wing appetizer, and the cannoli cart. Our server Heather was prompt, helpful with dining suggestions, and courteous. We have been to Sortinos in the Poconos a dozen times and always had a terrific dining experience. We will definitely come back.

CL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Over priced. Gave us a table in the bar room and I had minor children in our party. Also our table was in a corner where servers were in a cubbard getting things. Very annoying. Won’t be back.

AC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Our waitress was awesome. Food was very good with good portions

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