Sorella

4.5
611 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food at Sorella. It’s my Hartford downtown go-to restaurant.

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WL
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food good. Service could be better. Sat at the bar...it was quiet. Bartender was helpful with suggestions but talked like a truck driver when customers are in hearing distance

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RE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and delicious food.

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c
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a gluten free pizza, which is homemade and it was delicious. Our table also had some regular pasta dishes that were very good. Pasta was perfect, meatballs and sauce were delicious.

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B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I shared the chicken parm. It was delicious. Friends had the crab bucatini which they thought was wonderful. Three of us shared the mini cannolis. Just enough dessert after a wonderful meal.

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SK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This is not an Italian restaurant, it is a decent Pizzeria with some good pasta dishes and a bar. Menu on a website is much richer than In reality, and I wouldn’t recommend this pizzeria to my friends looking for an Italian restaurant.

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great meal at Sorella. Their servers are all nice and professional. I can rely on a great meal there and that’s what I love about it.

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AO
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Sorella before attending Cirque. Michael, our server, was fabulous and made great wine and food recommendations, was great with our kids and all around enjoyable. Will be back!

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LM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitresses couldn't have been more friendly or accommodating.

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R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome food and service. Very poor acoustics. Decor could be upgraded.

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CT
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal. Food was really good. I loved the eggplant Parm. Very different from other places.

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SB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place!

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W
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sorella is s great pre or post theater destination for Hartford Stage. They are welcoming and pleasant. Their pasta dishes are tasty comfort food. Also, house wine and pizza can't be beat!

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JP
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was as close to perfect as you can get. The food was divine. I have found my new spot. They will see me there often.

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P
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First visit to Sorella's. Enjoyed the food, atmosphere & experience. We will come back.

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DD
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick service and delicious chicke parm. Very friendly staff as well.

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s
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a busy night with an event going on at the XL Center but, service and food were great!

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NW
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious! My linguine musgrooms was perfect and the spring salad was amazing as well. The canollis were a great way to end a great meal.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went after my son’s graduation it was 8 of us and we got there earlier than the reservations, it was no problem, the table was all set and we were able to go right in . The greeter and I believe the manager on duty were very friendly
The waiter could have been a little more engaging, he never once asked if we had been there before, he didn’t go over anything about the establishment like the location of bathrooms etc. He wasn’t very friendly but he wasn’t rude just dry in his delivery and interactions
The food was hot and really good, good atmosphere and the drinks were tasty

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e
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there after our son graduated college - our waitress was wonderful, the food was good, and I have no complaints at all.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was good, service was good, will come again

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Was a great choice for Mother’s Day. Amazing food every dish everyone one ordered all loved it. We had nice seating and an amazing view looking into Downtown Hartford.

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RG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Very disappointing. Not sure what happened but always liked Sorella. The artichoke appetizer was awful. I ordered eggplant parmigiana which was so tiny and I needed a knife to cut it. I could go to other places and need a doggie bag for the same price as Sorella’s. My husband did like his meatball appetizer and bolognese but we agreed overall food has gone downhill. Sorry!

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SB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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AM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, my daughter had chese and pepperoni pizza, I had patata pizza (fingerling potatoes, bacon and sour cream). Very friendly staff, quick service and great atmosphere! We will come back for sure!

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TH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Disappointed with salmon add on for salad. Very small piece for price

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j
New England
29 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks were fabulous, followed by the delicious bread and butter...and our meals were chicken marsala and chicken parmesan. The service was excellent and the staff take care of their customers... dessert was a perfect ending to our dinner before the show at Hartford Stage. Definitely a must try!

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M
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sorella's is our go-to place before the theater. I shared the Quattro salad and the individual pizza. Scrumptious! Although it's not on the menu, they serve arancini balls (rice, cheese) w/ a rich tomato sauce. Worth ordering. They also serve warm, crusty bread w/ an amazing garlic aioli. I wish I could figure out what else is in it. I could eat that for dinner. I have also had a full meal there a few times. The pasta is yum. Large portions can be shared. This place is a gem!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We were told by a waiter at Dish, which we like and frequent often, that their sister restaurant Sorella was excellent, so we tried it. We were very underwhelmed and won’t return. While the calamari appetizer was very good, our entrees were greasy and bland, respectively. My shrimp scampi with angel hair pasta had small, tasteless shrimp. My husband’s orrechetti with sausage and rabe was swimming in oil. The ambiance was dull and the ventilation system ran hot and cold. All in all, a disappointing night out.

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SC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner with our son prior to a really fun show at the Hartford Stage. He enjoyed Chicken Parm and we shared a yummy pizza and salad.

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RK
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server we had she was fantastic. Wish I remembered her name. The food and drinks were on point.

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EC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Delicious food, a little hard to hear over the noise, the service was excellent

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B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of four. I shared the autumn salad and black linguine with my friend. Even at half portion she and I had leftovers. My husband had the chicken parmigiana and my friend’s husband had a pizza. Everyone enjoyed their selection. The jalapeño margarita was very tasty as well!! Good friends, good food, great time!!

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WM
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time there and everything was AMAZING, would definitely rec

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was as good as our recent meals in Florence and Rome.

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ST
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious and the service was great. The restaurant is bright and cheery. My only complaint would be that its overpriced for lunch. It would be nice to have more luncheon specials (there was one however).

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BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our dining experience. We were not rushed. Our waitress was great and the staff very accommodating and attentive.

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AR
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great apps. Delicious pasta. Must go.

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