Sorrento Ristorante Italiano

4.8
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Sorrento Ristorante is a complete Italian experience located on the lower Westheimer strip. At Sorrento, receive attentive service from their experienced, knowledgeable, and professional staff. They serve a sophisticated, creative and contemporary Italian menu along with an extensive wine list that ranges from the rolling vineyards of Tuscany to California. The atmosphere is completed by their live piano bar.
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Houston
64 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, food was delicious and service was impeccable! Our favorite Italian restaurant. Love the ambiance, the live music and of course the food! Must try the mushroom risotto made in a giant round of cheese, the short ribs, and the lasagna! They also have a great wine list.

HF
Houston
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of favorites. It never disappoints.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ok. Not the best. Frumpy.

D
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at Sorrento was absolutely fantastic. We were greeted in a friendly manner and seated immediately. Our waiter, Maximo, introduced himself and saw to our needs. He made an outstanding wine recommendation, and knew the menu inside and out. He really helped make the evening what it was. The food was fabulous. In fact, my alfredo sauce was probably the best I ever had. Ambience was amazing, with sophisticated décor and a wonderful piano player. The sound level was great - a rare exception to most restaurants these days. We celebrated our 29th anniversary there, and look forward to eating there again. One of our top picks in Houston.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

PP
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best Italian restaurant in Houston. I am not sure why DeMarco gets the positive press but Sorrento is far superior. Big compliments from a Sicilian family who knows good Italian food.

PB
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very impressed with the ambiance. My branzino fish was sublime. It's not a "session" Italian restaurant due to price, but we will definitely go at least once a quarter.

BS
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal with fantastic service!

ED
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Nice ambience, not loud, able to converse without raising voice. Live piano was a nice touch. Food did not disappoint. Perhaps a little pricey, but worth it.

GS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I was pleased with the food, the empty plates lingered a while on the table but otherwise lovely

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

New Years Eve . Live music , cellist , violinist with usual piano player . Lovely touch . Tables were crowded together otherwise great experience as usual .

SF
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful meal in a divine setting with impeccable service. The pianist is perfection.

J
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here because it is wonderful food and service. We are always greeted warmly. The staff is so professional and the food and drink always terrific. Your piano player is hands down the best. He remembers us and always plays my favorite song when we walk in. Thank you Sorrento ‘s. See you in the new year.

DD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My son wanted to celebrate his 17th Birthday here so we had a great evening supported by the staff and chef’s work to make everything perfect for our night. Thank you.

OT
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Flys everywhere. Bathroom smelled terrible. Old fashioned was watered down and wine was overpriced and cheap. Bread was cold and stale. Do not eat here. Service team was nice and cordial. However food was not edible. Valet guy was also rude.

MC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

n
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My family goes to Sorrento on Christmas Eve. The ambience is lovely and really sets the mood for
Christmas. The wait staff is always so nice and efficient. The food is always good. My only recommendation is that the set menu may not appeal to everyone, and their full menu is much nicer.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Christmas Eve with my daughter and her boyfriend - everything exceeded expectations. It was a limited menu due to the holiday but that was not a problem. The waiter was helpful with his recommendations and they were spot on - my husband is gluten free and had the filet mignon - it melted in his mouth. I had pasta with spicy sausage - it was delicious. It was the perfect place to celebrate the holiday. We may make it a tradition.

DM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Our family came for Christmas Eve and were very disappointed. I know that they were busy but we have been here before and it was nice but not tonight. The waiter was not very attentive, very slow. While waiting for our meal we had a worm type insect crawling on the table. Once our food came it was not hot, was room temperature. Should have sent it back but decided we had waited long enough and would just deal with it. We also heard the table next to us complaining their meal was not hot either.
Halfway through eating it another insect fell into my dish. When we told the waiter he acted like it happens sometime, that it probably just feel from the AC vent. Did not seem surprised. He took my plate and did not offer to bring another. I wouldn't have taken it anyway. They did take the dish off our bill. Overall a very disappointing evening. Not what you would expect from a restaurant like this.

VR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time at Christmas Eve dinner! Excellent food, service and loved the Christmas songs on the piano!

SB
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian fare and service. From the appetizers to the desserts, all was excellent. Background piano music was at just the right volume. Loved it all!

d
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sorrento is my go to for a festive environment for any event. Delicious food and excellent wait staff. Very welcoming and inviting.

OT
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible and perfect as usual.

LS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

For me, it was just ok. And, ok is not a recommendation. My take is: been there, done that!
I felt like we could have been offered more bread, cruets. The meal itself was good but not spectacular. This was my first visit.

LS
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Risotto in parmesan wheel was Fabulous!

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was spectacular! One of the most authentic Italian restaurants in the city.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always.

S
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Great experience. Food & service were spot on. Wine was delicious but overall, wine prices are on the high side, but with the very reasonable prices on food, including desserts, it evens out. Will definitely be back!!

W
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente experiencia!!

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W
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorrento is one of those restaurants that you realize it's been a while since you've been to, so you decide that now's a good time to visit again. Once there, you realize what a fantastic place it is. The service is some of the best in the city, and the food is always excellent. I'll be back soon.

NY
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go to place for special occasions

SA
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant! Having the pianist play all evening, is a delight. The food is absolutely delicious - I had a melt-in-your-mouth sweet Seabass over wilted spinach. And, the bonus is, you can easily talk with people at your table, and hear them respond. We prefer to sit on the enclosed terrace, but anywhere is wonderful!

g
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it is a treat to dine at this great intimate restaurant. Never had better service or food any place else

S
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and classy restaurant with attentive service and well prepared and tasty food. Live piano adds nice ambiance. Staff makes you feel welcome and will add a little something for events being celebrated. I come back for private or business entertainment. A nice locale to add to your list of high end restaurants at a reasonable price. Great value and you don’t have to shout to carry a normal conversation with your guests.

f
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our third time dining here and each time we have had excellent service by kind people, and the food was outstanding. It’s a beautiful restaurant — all good.

k
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere. The service was fantastic and my wife and I really enjoyed her birthday celebration here

LP
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Although the restaurant was quaint and not too noisy, our waiter seemed overly ambitious from the start to push us through our dinner.

I
Houston
83 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish it were possible to give more than 5 stars because I would certainly give them to Sorrento. Everything about it is spectacular. It is our very favorite Houston restaurant. The service is attentive but never intrusive. Everything I’ve ever eaten is delicious, unique and beautifully served, and this time was no exception. The setting is beautiful. We were celebrating my daughter’s birthday and return home from college for Thanksgiving, and the restaurant surprised her with a decadent chocolate dessert and a birthday serenade! Thank you to Sorrento. Ten stars!!

b
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this restaurant!
My friend and I have been going there for years, the service is never anything but exceptional!!
Although we have been served by many of the waiters, Sergio is very special, fantastic does not describe him. He is just wonderful
The pianist is delightful and extremely talented
Truthfully I cannot say enough about this restaurant, it is one of my ultimate favorites