Sorella

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$30 and under
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Italian

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Specializing in traditional Italian cuisine with a modern flare. Favorites such as wood fired neapolitan pizza, fresh home made pasta, wide selection of creative antipasti (meats, cheeses, vegetables, seafood), enoteca (wine bar), and birreria (beer) in the heart of downtown Hartford. Sorella offers simple and fresh Italian favorites in a comfortable setting with a professional and friendly staff. An authentic Italian dining experience in the downtown area ... Hartford's newest gem.
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Detroit
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good spot for a team dinner. Very comfortable and laid back atmosphere. Love the Brussel Sprouts!!

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great food and fast service. Very friendly staff. We were a group of 12 people and everyone enjoyed it.

j
New England
30 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was on point and the amount of food for the cost was great.. we enjoyed our visit as a family sitting at the large round table before see a Christmas show at the Hartford Stage. Thanks again!

SG
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite lunch spots, although the pasta will guarantee a nap! Always a consistently good meal - their Bolognese is absolutely fabulous

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good server, made us feel very welcomed. The Italian calamari was absolutely fantastic and the olives that are in it are to die for. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always appreciate a good meal at Sorella.

d
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great pizza and great service. The food was delicious and we didn't have to wait long for it, which was good because we only had an hour for lunch.

c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to eat in the bar area which was fine...just a little noisier than when sitting in dining area. Food was great, service excellent.

SD
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining out at Sorella!

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place with delicious Italian offerings. Wait staff is very attentive - a great place for a pre-concert or theater dinner.

BZ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in town for a Uconn basketball game and thought we would try Sorella. Great choice. Friendly waitstaff and efficient service. Menu options were numerous and just about anyone could find a entree to suit them. Meatballs were very good as well as the sauce. Will visit again!!

B
Charleston
45 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walked out of Vivo because of lack of service and went here where we’ve never been disappointed. Tonight was no exception. Excellent service and food.

KN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant find before a concert in town. Highly recommend and expansive menu.

k
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Love this restaurant when we have a concert or a game to attend. The food is very good and the service is excellent. They can get you and out very quickly. It was very loud though...of course, the place was packed!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Pre concert

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NG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. Very nice atmosphere. The octopus appetizer and kale ceasar salad were outstanding. My chicken marsala was good but I felt that the sauce was too sweet for my taste. My companion enjoyed her pasta. Wines were a little on the expensive side. Overall excellent experience

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my the garlic bread was off the charts... had the risotto and it was fantastic, just the right consistency
Service and staff were all great

DR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sorella has been our favorite "go-to" for dinner before attending Hartford Stage shows, combining the convenience of walkability to the stage with reliably great food, wine, and prompt service. We have our favorites from their pasta entrees, but also enjoy trying new options; ALL have been wonderful.
(The ONLY suboptimal aspect is that the noise from the always-crowded bar area echoes throughout the room, such that it can make conversation difficult, even at our table-for-two. [Sometimes we purposefully get seated in the "back" area near the pizza oven, but we did not push for this last time, only to subsequently realize our error, as it was loud for much of the meal. C'est la vie.])
All in all, though, a good and favorite spot; we'll certainly continue going.

c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food, friendly service

DC
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorella's is our go to place before Hartford Stage. Their food and service has never disappointed us. We had the shrimp scampi and the burrata and fig appetizer. Absolutely delicious.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my team to Sorella to dinner after an all day meeting. Sorella did an excellent job. From the bartender's great service to the apps and entrees. Party of 6 and everyone walked away with impressive things to say about their overall experience.

JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was super nice and The food was delish!

SD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend

NC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

My pasta was ehh but everyone else in my group liked their meal. This was the first time my food was not outstanding. The waiter acted like he couldn’t be bothered with us, I can’t say he was rude, just seemed a little annoyed/put out that we asked for anything. The restaurant wasn’t even busy.

ED
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was bad, tasteless or too salty. Had been there a while ago it was busy and the food was good and well prepared. Don't know what happen but the place was dead and the food was bad on a Saturday night.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

TC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for a business dinner, need to have some quiet conversation, and this place was perfect for that, even with a bar near the table

WB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. Perfect preconcert dinner.

KH
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was so nice, we sat at the bar. We had the eggplant fries. They were great but the salad was the best, with grilled peaches and pea tendrils. The food was very fresh! We had the Jersey Boy Pizza and it too was very good. We were early so the atmosphere was really calm, friendly and the service was exceptional!

P
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service good. Vodka martini tasty but short. Wine selection adequate but very expensive. Did the 25 dollars price fixe which was a good value—included dessert. Paid extra $8.00 for very good garlic bread. But for two of us it $160.00 with a little bit more than a 20% tip.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived at 8:15. Very low noise. Excellent pizza. Excellent service.

S
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good choice if you're going to Infinity Hall. Heck, good choice if you're going to Hartford! Bring your own wine for just $15 corkage.

CA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice for casual dining.

W
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great salads & pasta dishes. The salmon entree was excellent. Nice house wines with good choice of the amount you might like. Great pre/post theater spot!

US
New England
101 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good spot for a quick lunch. Needed to get some work done with a colleague so we spread out and ordered some pizzas. Staff recognized this and was unobtrusive as we got through our work and our meals!

KK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, cocktails, service and environment. Love Sorella’s!

BD
Orlando
59 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Chose this restaurant due to close proximity to our hotel. We ate a very early dinner due to concert tickets. The food was very good. It is not a huge menu, but there was something for everyone who enjoys Italian food and pizza. I especially enjoyed the refreshing "4 color" salad. As someone watching carbs I also appreciated the ability to enjoy my meatballs with a side of spaghetti squash. Portions were generous and the service was very friendly and efficient. Overall we were very satisfied and would return if we find ourselves in Hartford again.

RP
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. They accommodated our tardiness due to local traffic back ups. The bread and butter is delicious. Pizzas are fantastic as well. Great service. Will return next time I'm in town for dinner.

LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizzas were divine! The mushroom pasta dish wasn’t too exciting but enjoyable.

RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations for a high-top table in the bar area and planned for a quick bite to eat before the Yard Goats game. When we arrived, we were told there was a reservation mistake and there were no high-top tables available in the bar (there was a large group that reserved along the windows). The hostess was very apologetic, brought us to another table and allowed us to order the Happy Hour specials (which are only available from the bar area). Our waitress was fantastic (thank you Giuliana) -- she was attentive & personable. The food was served hot and fast. The pizza (we ordered 1 red with meatballs + 1 white with mushrooms) was the table favorite. A close second was the crispy brussel sprouts. We also ordered the bartenders choice drink -- a watermelon Sangria. The drink was a little weak and was only served with a small orange wedge... the only thing that was not perfect. But the draft beer (we ordered Two Roads + Sam Summer) was cold and well carbonated. Overall, a very positive experience and I will definitely return.