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Sorrento's Bistro

140 Azalea Cir, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7386
+1 828-898-5214
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (68 reviews)
“tortellini” (14 reviews)
“vodka pasta” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
140 Azalea Cir, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7386
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a very nice dinner of pizza with my kids on the outdoor patio at Sorrento's. One a few restaurants where you can eat outside and not be sitting in a parking lot or against a busy street. Food was good and the price was...More

1  Thank FoodCritic28277
Reviewed 4 days ago

Yesterday Geri gave us a tour of the new happenings @ Sorrentos & the renovations are fabulous. Quieter space for more intimate dining is a real plus! The happening place in Banner Elk. Great authentic Italian food.

2  Thank John V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited sorrentos tonight and really enjoyed our veal. Our server zach went the extra mile, with great manners. We will be back and will be requesting him.

1  Thank steveff21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I shared Sorrentos on FB as the best Italian meal I've ever had. They had so many choices, we ended up ordering the pasta special. My friend from the Charlotte area was coming for a visit, and suggested Sorrentos because of my FB post. There...More

1  Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Atmosphere. Some of the best pizza I have had, I have been here a few times while visiting the area. I have never had a bad experienced, and the staff is great

1  Thank JayHav88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

6 friends dined on their patio May 18th 2017 and all dishes were outstanding! Everything we ordered was delicious especially the stir fried vegetables and the entree's were the best we have ever had! All 6 of us were bowled over by the quality freshness...More

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Sorrento's Bistro twice last month during a four day visit to Banner Elk. This is a family operated restaurant involving 3 generations and many authentic Italian recipes. The dinning room atmosphere is casual, relaxed and fun. Live, local music was performing both nights....More

1  Thank Doug S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a wonderful evening on the patio enjoying good, real Italian food with family. Staff was friendly and efficient. Everyone enjoyed their meal, and these are NY Italian family! Would definitely recommend to anyone in the area. Pricing and wine list is are both reasonable.

2  Thank LagunaGypsy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sorrento's is an cozy, intimate Italian restaurant with EXCELLENT service! Beautiful outdoor space as well as private party room. The Tortellini Sorrento is a MUST!

1  Thank BooneLakeGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our son's graduation party here and everything was better than we could have ever expected. From the start Jennifer arranged everything and made us feel very special. Then Victoria waited on us and she was wonderful. We had the house salad and Caesar...More

1  Thank mtsugolf
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they accommodate gluten-free diners? Do you have wild caught fish, shrimp or scallops as opposed to farm raised?
4 July 2016|
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Response from SorrentosAnthony | Property representative |
We do accommodate Gluten Free diners with many options to choose from. We also have wild caught fish on special every week including trout, snapper, grouper, sea bass and yes, diver scallops and live main lobsters as well... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Azalea Cir, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7386
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-5214
  • E-mail
This is an upscale bistro with a strong accent for Italian. This family business involves 3 generation of family owned and operated, with the 30 year anniversary approaching. We thank all of our local customers, and look forward to the new ones.
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