Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.20mi
  2. Distance: 0.58mi
  3. Distance: 0.92mi
  4. Distance: 0.94mi
  1. Distance: 0.20mi
  2. Distance: 0.58mi
  3. Distance: 0.92mi
  4. Distance: 0.94mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.20mi
  2. Distance: 0.58mi
  3. Distance: 0.92mi
  4. Distance: 0.94mi
  1. Distance: 0.20mi
  2. Distance: 0.58mi
  3. Distance: 0.92mi
  4. Distance: 0.94mi

About Sorrento Ristorante Italiano

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.

415 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Whitney & Taft

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 527-0609

Website:
http://www.sorrentohouston.com/

Entertainment:
Piano

Catering:
See restaurant website for more information.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Check out our website to find details on our next Wine Dinner!

Sorrento Ristorante Italiano Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Special Occasion (35)
Romantic (33)
See All
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Business Meals (23)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Authentic (18)
Cozy (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Notable Wine List (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Live Music (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fun (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Casual (1)
Spicy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Sort by
S
1736 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Great place for any occasion...best food,wine and service!! Love it!!

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

We love coming here for special occasions and to hear the lovely cabaret music on some Sunday evenings! Food, service and ambiance are all top rate. Seems like it’s still a well kept secret.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Live Music, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
·Dined on December 10, 2017

Staff was very nice and the food was excellent!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always good food and good service
Have enjoyed this restaurant for over a decade

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Live Music, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had a lovely meal and experience for our holiday team lunch. Since we were coming from work in different cars after different meeting endings, our arrival time was a little scattered and our server kept us busy and happy with roasted garlic and bread then appetizers until we all arrived. The meals were all very good (two of our eight were thrilled with the lasagna and two of us were quite happy with the halibut, one raved about the buffalo pizza, another about the lobster tortellini) and everyone said we HAD to get the calamari and crabcake appetizers that we loved so much last year. It definitely did not disappoint.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and great service! Sorrento is always a crowd pleaser!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great service and great food. I always have a great time when I come here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Perfect as usual. We like to bring out-of-town visitors to Sorento. Once again, it did not disappoint!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food is the best part of this place. It was very loud on Saturday night and conversation was difficult. Our entrees took 55 minutes after our salads were served. They apologized saying they were busy. Not sure I will return.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Enjoyed dinner with great friends. Three out of four of us were satisfied with dinner. One person had lobster with pasta. She could not cut lobster....it was extremely tough.....over cooked. When asked how our meal was, she said “the lobster is too tough, I can hardly cut it”. A second person came around and asked about dinner. Was told the same thing. When we received the check, she was charged for a lobster she could not eat. Told the waiter and his response....”the owner said to charge you for the lobster”. Really?????? I asked the waiter to send the owner to our table. He never came to our table. Awkward. What owner does not come to your table to hear of a major concern? Needless to say, our evening was uncomfortable and we walked away saying we may never return. We still tipped our waiter well.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service3
value3

 
 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Really enjoyed the day there. Celebrated my moms birthday. Will echo others, regardless if you are a regular or you're a first timer, you are treated like a celebrity. From the valet parking to the hostess to our waitress, we were made to feel like VIPs of this place. This is my 6th or 7th time here.

The interior was decorated warmly for the Christmas season, and the lady that played the piano was wonderful, really giving it an upbeat and cheery feel inside.

Our waitress was well groomed, polite, friendly and knew the menu forwards and backwards. She was always attentive without being overbearing. The two young men that serve water and bread are professional and friendly as well. Really makes for a pleasant dining experience.

The menu is vast and because it was Sunday, we took advantage of the 3 course special. This is a fantastic value and you will definitely not leave there hungry.

The food was good, but not great. The Sea Bass may have been around a little too long, and the spinach was slightly over seasoned. The other dishes, the Chicken Rollatini and Osso Bucco Ravioli were spot on and very tasty.

The outstanding service will make up for the slightly off food. Don't get me wrong, it wasnt bad, just a little disappointing because everything else is so top notch here.

We will definitely visit this place again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Live Music, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful food and a warm welcome, very good service by the staff and management.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Naples)·Dined on November 12, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in Houston. It is a throwback to a different era with well dressed patrons, great staff, outstanding ambiance to include a piano player, and excellent food.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Sorrento is my favorite Houston restaurant. The service is the best ever, food always exceptional, setting is lovely. Never disappointed and always happy to go there. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food and service was outstanding! Will defiantly be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We loved the service, the menu choices, and the presentation. It was a birthday celebration and we were surprised with a creative and tasty dessert for the occasion. We'll go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excelente servicio!!
Muy buena comida!!
Fino Ambiente Italiano!!

Tags: Live Music, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was wonderful! Service was over the top! One of my favorite restaurants in Houston.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Sorrento Ristorante Italiano was a pleasant surprise. Just walking in I could tell it would be special. The ambiance, piano, food and service were excellent.

My wife and I started by splitting the Lobster Tortelloni with Lemon Cream Sauce and the Arugula, Fig, Gorgonzola and Candied Pecans Balsamic Vinaigrette salad. This was my only mistake. I should have had my own.

I had the Veal Osso Buco and my wife, the Double Lamb Chop Stuffed with Goat Cheese. Both were excellent.

A special call out to Alejandro, our waiter. His wine suggestion and service were excellent. I don't really know what could have been better.

I don't ordinarily give five star ratings because there can almost always be improvements. But in this case I feel the rating is deserved. We will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We have been to Sorrentos several times and this restaurant never fails to impress us. The food was delicious; the service was great, not too fast nor too slow; the noise level was acceptable for a full restaurant. We will definitely come back as there several dishes that we still need to try.

Tags: Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The folks at Sorrento do a very nice job. The menu is very appealing and the kitchen delivers. It's one of the few restaurants in Houston where the noise levels allow conversation. We go there for a real "date night".

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Attractive dining setting, excellent service, inventive recipes for classic dishes. Very good Wine list with reasonable prices. That alone will bring me back. Well done.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We have dined here for years. The food and service are always excellent. Thank you for everything.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Took my wife for a lunch date. Great food .Great Service . Our server Alex was amazing all the way around from his intro and recommendation to the wine list and desert. Everything was above and beyond at Sorrento! We'll be back

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Sorrento offers delicious food in a lovely atmosphere. Service is top notch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our dinner was excellent. Service was complete and attentive. Sergio was our waiter. Food was very good. I had Chilean sea bass and it was delicious. Done to perfection, served over spinach. Everyone at our table said their food was delicious with no complaints. Live piano music made the evening relaxing.

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on September 26, 2017

We very much enjoyed our HRW lunch here. The bread basket was such a nice touch. Our waiter, Alex, was most attentive as was the rest of the staff. Beautiful restaurant and delicious food.
On a side note, the parking. The valet parking had the best spots up front, and there wasn't much available parking in front of the restaurant unless you used valet since other businesses had signs in front of their doors for customer use only. Remember when the valet used to take your car and park it elsewhere when the spots near the restaurant were filled? The parking would be the only thing from keeping us from coming back next time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

You can see and taste the care put into the food. Quite a selection from the menu. Can be considered as one of the best Italian Restaurants in Houston.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The G-Friend and I just love this place. The food is great, the service is great and the piano player is great. We always sit in the main dining room where the piano is. The mussel appetizer - the mussels are the largest and plumpest you'll ever find in any restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Disappointed with food, service and ambiance. Although seated on time for our reservation, it took forever to get menus and for food to be served. There were way too many fruit flies and other flies buzzing around and one ended up in my glass of wine (although replaced with a fresh glass from the bar, it certainly was not the same wine as the bottle we had for the table). Food was served cool and was subpar. Manager never came over to check on the table even after expressing dissatisfaction. Will likely not return.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

A group of five ladies had a wonderful time at Sorrento! Stellar service, great wine, and the risotto prepared table-side was awesome!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on September 12, 2017

They had a serious fruit fly problem when we were there. They were getting in our drinks and food. Moved tables twice and was still a problem.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Sorrento never lets me down . Outstanding service and the food was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great wine and even better dining experience. Best meal I have had in some time and I dine at four or five star restaurants

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent experience on a Friday before Hurricane Harvey hit! Best waiter and great food with friends.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Houston)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We have been enjoying Sorrentos for many years. The service and food were their usual excellence. This time we didn't even look at the menu as they had so many off menu specials that we simply did not need to see the regular menu which is always terrific too. We will return aga in and again I am sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had an amazing dining experience! The food was delicious and the service was the absolute best! Alex was the best server I've ever had! Piano player was such a nice touch to a beautiful evening out!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Alex was exceptional with his service. The food is better than expected and the chef was very accommodating.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This was my first time here. I went for Houston Restaurant Weeks and tried the special menu. The food I tried was all delicious. The service was ok, but when the hostess noticed I was looking for my server, she came over to find out what I needed and took care of it personally. It was nice to see the concern for patrons.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value4

 
 (Houston)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We were given a delightful dining experience during Houston Restaurant Week at Sorrentos. The waiter was very responsive and dedicated to making sure we were all taken care of. The food was absolutely fantastic and my whole family enjoyed a pleasurable get-together, able to visit together in an enjoyable venue!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.