Houston >Food & Dining > Sorrento Ristorante Italiano
415 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX | Directions 7700629.744553 -95.386589
Neighborhoods: Central, Neartown/ Montrose
Absolutely fantastic restaurant! Roberto is an amazing manager ... food is amazing, attitude isn't "we are better than you" ... HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
I recently dined at Sorrento and thought the restaurant had the best of the best to offer. The best fresh bread, best scallops and the best desserts! I love sitting in the main dinning room, while the pianist played some well-known song that we loved to listen to. The service was great and I can’t wait to go back and have another amazing night at Sorrento!
Hands down the best italian restaurant in Houston. Everyone there is in such a great mood that it creates a wonderful atmosphere. The appetizers, main dish and the desert are all amazing, don't get me started on the bread basket. The restaurant had the best bread, best risotto, the best sea scallops in Houston. I dined at the restaurant for my past birthday with my family and to end the night they brought a chocolate desert toped with a candle while the pianist played Happy Birthday for me. Can't wait to go back soon!
Best Italian Restaurant I've ever been to! Great service, lovely waiters, and the food is to die for! I recommend this restaurant to everyone, It's very romantic but also very fitting to any family outing.
I absolutely love this restaurant!!!
I came in once with my parents and another time with two of my friends for one of their birthday. Everyone is so sweet and you are greeted so warmly by all of the staff.
My favorite part about dining here is when they come out with the bread basket - they have the most and BEST bread selection out of any restaurant I've been to.
And they're food....delicious. My favorite is the grilled salmon and lobster risotto. My family is from Italy and I will say that Sorrento has the best risotto in Houston.
The service was also outstanding. They were very generous and were very "on top of things". The owner also come to our table and thanked us for dining there, which made me feel very welcomed.
The desserts is a whole other story. Compared to my grandmother's famous recipe, the bread pudding is fa-nominal and definitely the BEST I've ever had. Also on my friends birthday dinner, they came out with a chocolate dessert with a beautiful presentation including a candle. The pianist also played "Happy Birthday", which was a nice touch.
Overall, I really enjoyed this restaurant. The hostesses are very sweet and the service is the best in Houston. This Italian restaurant will forever be my favorite place to come enjoy a nice meal, whether it's with family, my girlfriends, a date, or even a coworker.
I will definitely be a returning customer and recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the best Italian restaurant in Houston!!
If you are looking for the best restaurant in Houston for perfectly prepared, deliciously creative Italian food, Sorrento is the place. The service was impeccable, the restaurant itself beautifully decorated and arranged, creating the perfect atmosphere for a romantic evening. There are several charming areas for larger private dining, such as the wine room or a gorgeous atrium. They also provide an intimate setting for birthdays, anniversaries, or a Saturday evening out with some one special. I took my girlfriend and we fell in love with the place. Our waiter was more than helpful in providing wonderful recommendations. He helped us pick a very nice bottle of Cabernet from a diverse and well priced wine list. The burrata salad with heirloom tomatoes was delicious and light, as well as the wild mushroom risotto with black truffle, which is steeped in a parmesan wheel and served tableside! The veal chop was cooked just right, juicy and full of flavor. We finished our meal with the best bread pudding I've ever tasted. We will definitely be back soon!
Best italian in Houston. Very romantic atmosphere and the excellent wait staff just made the dinner with my boyfriend memorable. Great wine selection. Love love love the bread basket and garlic. I had the lasagna...best ever! My boyfriend had the scallops and arugula risotto and claims it's the best he has ever had. Just all around an amazing experience. Ten stars!!!
Zero Stars. Avoid at All Costs. – What an incredible disappointment.
My girlfriend and I dined at Sorrento on Friday, 12/2/11 at 7:30 pm. We waited 45 minutes for a table WITH reservations and were ultimately seated adjacent to a restroom (the hostess advised us that no other tables were available).
Our appetizer, the beef carpaccio (which does not require oven preparation), took 30 minutes to arrive.
Even after we had been seated and ordered entrees, the restaurant took an additional 45 minutes to serve our table.
Portion sizes were LAUGHABLY small. Prices were extraordinarily high relative to significantly higher-end, well-established Houston restaurants.
I had ordered an off-menu entree, which our server neglected to mention cost almost $20 more than the restaurant's highest-priced menu entree until I received the bill.
The noise level made dinnertime conversation difficult at best.
We attempted to address our concerns with the restaurant manager following dinner, who was patronizing, argumentative and completely unapologetic.
Amazing! – 1st time , went for our anniversary dinner - PERFECT Choice! Bar was acceptional, The food was unbelievable -Fresh Mozzerella, Wild Salmon w/ Lobster Risotto, Double Chocolate Cake with Moscato Praline Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream ~ just the Ice cream alone was worth it!, & finished w/ Lemoncello made in house ~ an incredible end. We took all of our server's suggestions, Anthony was fabulous! Thank you so much Sorrento's for an unforgettable evening!
Good food, but not same about the service – We went there for dinner, after reading all the nice reviews.
-Have to valet park due to limited space. That didn't bothered us.
-The host greeted us with a nice smile. We had reservatinos (recommended).
- We waited at the bar, and the bar tender did not acknowledge of our presence, even though there were only two more couples sitting, he didnt even look at us.
- We had a similar experience with our waiter who simply didn't smile, and didnt bring us the menu for about 10 minutes. I told him with a smile that the food was good, and he didnt even move a muscle on his face.
-The food was good, well presented nice flavors, and a good list of wines.
Even though the food was good I am giving them only 2 stars because the service does not deserve more and service is very important. We left the place feeling disapointed.
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