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Sorrento's Bistro

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140 Azalea Cir, Village Shops, Downtown, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7386
+1 828-898-5214
12:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Longueuil, Canada
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

When we checked into our hotel we asked for nearby good places to eat. The girl that recommend Sorrento's Bistro was right, it is excellent! Service was efficient and friendly. The food was perfection. I recommend highly the spinach lasagna. Could not make better myself. Only one problem with it, there was enough for two. Sad I had no way... More 

Thank Peggy E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Walked to Sorrento's from our inn. Place had a nice ambiance. Was doing a college visit with my son. He wanted to split a pizza. It wasn't the best I've had but it was far from the worst. I'd come back to try the other dishes people were having.

Thank Wjwolf44
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We had dinner here on Saturday night. Chicken Alfredo, the Chicken special and an appetizer of mozzarella/tomato were all wonderful. We got dessert to go (Key lime tart and cheesecake) and enjoyed those later that night :) Jason was our server ....food and service were excellent as always. Best place in Banner Elk!!

Thank ColumbusOH
Marie R, Manager at Sorrento's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write such a kind review we strive to make each diner, have a wonderful experience and to succeed is the greatest of pleasures. I do hope for your return so we may continue to make you happy. Thanks again, Marie More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We eat at the upstairs part and it was......the waitress was good....the food was average....the atmosphere was so so....it was over priced for what it is and what you get....i don't think the locals will hold this one in buisness too long, considering.....It's wanting to be on the upscale side but i don't think it's no where near that yet...so,... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Awesome Italian restaurant with a warm ambiance! Scott was our waiter and did a phenomenal job of suggesting amazing food and wine! He made our experience so much fun!! Awesome food and amazing wine from Banner Elk Winery!!! Love it!!

Thank Alicia S
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Beech Mtn/Banner Elk for 16 years. This is by far one of the top two restaurants we have discovered. Today we had the loaded bread, gravy biscuits, and margaritas. The staff was very professional and friendly, the food was exquisite reminding me of the fine cuisine I have in Charleston SC. The outdoor courtyard was... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We drove from MA to Banner Elk, NC to do a site visit of our venue (Banner Elk Winery) and complete a tasting at Sorrento's Bistro before the wedding itself. Our road trip to NC included various schedule changes; Nicole & Staff were beyond accommodating and flexible with our last minute requests. Our server Scott was top notch. He greeted... More 

Thank ilovecarolina38
Boone, North Carolina
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy fantastic Italian food . Cool atmosphere ,great local art on the wall for purchase( I bought a great piece) Go you won't be disappointed

Thank drpeaceman
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Have been here twice and each time was great. Most recent visit was on a Friday night at the last minute. We were seated right away and had a great server originally from New York. She was efficient and friendly and the food was great! I would absolutely return on next trip to Banner Elk. Fresh baked rolls are awesome... More 

Thank Morgan F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Italian food is delicious and beautifully prepared. The service is excellent and friendly, it's an extremely pleasant environment. Family oriented as well, bring the kids....great pizza. The copper bar is beautiful and the paintings on the wall are contemporary and well drawn. This is a fun place to be.

Thank Christina H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Free Off-Street Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?