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Food and ambience

Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
About
Traditional Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

Sorrento Upminster This was surprisingly our first visit to Sorrento which is a long and well established Italian restaurant in Upminster , Essex. The reviews that we’d seen have been mostly good so we thought it was about time to see for ourselves. We decided...to go for an early evening dinner on saturday and due to being fully booked were given a time for the table to be returned which for us was fine. We arrived and was given a friendly welcome before being asked where we’d like to be seated. We chose a table next to the bar which gave us a great view of the restaurant. The rustic feel of the restaurant does remind you of the old days but the nice thing is that you do think you are in a little village in Italy. The staff were very friendly and just like the Italian way are constantly chatting to each other. We started with a drink while we looked at the extensive menu as well as a great selection of dishes on the specials board. Starters - We decided to start with the Grilled Sardines from the specials board and the Polpettine Napoli which were meatballs in a tomato sauce with toasted ciabatta. When the dishes arrived the presentation was very basic but the most important thing was that the food was delicious. Mains - Now on to the main course where my wife chose the Sea Bass all’ Aglio which was sea bass fillets with butter , garlic and tomato. For myself I opted for the Veal T.Bone with butter and sage of the specials board. We also ordered a side of Zucchini Fritte. Now here is where we were a mixture of highs and lows. Let’s start with the highs. The Sea Bass was delicious and my Veal T.Bone was a definite 10/10. Unfortunately the lows were the bland selection of vegetables (cabbage , carrots and broccoli) that seem to come with every meat or fish dish. It really was a shame. Desserts - After a nice little break it was time for desserts and we chose two from the specials. They were the Lemon Delizia a lemon sponge cake filled with a lemon custard and the Pasteria an orange flavoured neopolitan tart. Both desserts were a delight and a nice way to finish. We finished with a coffee to bring to and end a delightful visit to Sorrento. The food was very good and yes does take you back in time a bit. The staff were excellent and their friendliness is hard to beat. So yes if you don’t want modern but want to enjoy good food in a nice friendly atmosphere then yes I would recommend a visit. As I said the only little downside was the vegetables served with the main courses. The average price for 3 Courses is £45 so good value for money. Thank You for a lovely evening and hope to see you again soon.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

A valentines dinner which was romantic and an epicurean delight. Excellent menu and friendly but professional service. This finished off an excellent and enjoyable day for both of us.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

Went to Sorrento for a valentines date with my boyfriend as it’s very local to us and have been with my parents a few times before. To say the least, we were very disappointed this time round. The food arrived cold and tasteless, and we...also waited ages for the food to arrive. There used to be a very charming spanish waiter who we loved to visit, but unfortunately he has left there now also. We don’t usually give such negative reviews, especially to places we visit often as we understand that there can also be bad days, but we were honestly so disappointed. We did say something while we were there but were disregarded. We will come back to retry it but won’t be for a while.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024 via mobile

We celebrated my husband’s birthday At Sorrento’s with family and friends. The food is always exceptional and offers a wonderful choice for all tastes and budgets. We have used this restaurant over the years for many family celebrations. Franco and his team are wonderful hosts.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

My wife and I had booked Christmas lunch at Sorrento and enjoyed an excellent meal with friendly and professional service. The welcoming glass of Prosecco was a nice touch and the traditional Christmas fayre very tasty. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced and...the ambiance contributed to the overall enjoyment. Must remember to book early for 2024.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

My family took me and my husband here to celebrate my 60th birthday. We had a wonderful time in here, the staff were very friendly and professional. The food was very tasty, fresh and hot. We had the table for 2.5 hours and we had...eaten our food by that time. We have been here before, it was a lovely place to celebrate my birthday and we will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

Belated birthdays. We came from Suffolk back to the area we were both born and grew up in. So worth the journey, wonderful food, service and atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 June 2023

A warm welcome from start to finish absolutely great atmosphere too. Nice authentic Italian Restaurant with seamless service. Food was lovely cooked fresh to order starters calamari/Parma ham and melon, mains chicken with mushrooms cream and brandy sauce/breaded veal escalope with fettuccine bolognese, side of...peas with ham DELICIOUS we didn’t have deserts but a couple of liqueurs and brandy to finish off. Will look forward to returning at some point and would not hesitate to recommend. Grazie Sorrento!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

A lovely authentic restaurant and the food and service is always wonderful. Cannot fault it. Would definitely reccomend for a family or friends night out. 👌

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2023 via mobile

First time trying this restaurant, arrived & it was full with dinners which created a nice atmosphere, staff were lovely & the service was very good. All three courses arrived piping hot & were really good along with the house Rose wine, a great dining...experience all round, looking forward to our next visitMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 3 February 2023 via mobile

Best local restaurant by a mile. Everything is cooled fresh. Steak was so tender with gorganzola sauce, delicious. Fresh oranges in grand mariner syrup, stunning desert. There were eight of us and everyone could not believe the superb quality of the food. Staff and service...first class too. Would recommend without hesitation, this restaurant has a great atmosphereMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2022

Whilst staying in the area, dined almost daily at Sorrento’s for Lunch (solo) and with Family for dinner. Only one word can only describe this Italian Restaurant, ‘Specttacolre,’ from the moment you enter, you are warmly greeted and seated in this incredibly cozy eatery. The...Minestrone Soup was incredible, I would take back containers of the soup if we were not dining at Sorrento’s that evening. Lunch would include one of the salads, and the bread basket, Dinner, highly recommend the the Fettuccine Bolognese. Save room for the Desserts, adored the pancakes with Toffee sauce and Vanilla ice cream, out of this World. One of the Best Dining experiences I have enjoyed in England.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 13 December 2022

A really excellent Italian restaurant in Upminster, offering daily special dishes, and using fresh seasonal produce.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 December 2022 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant in Upminster. The food, service and ambience was lovely, such a lovely meal, cannot wait to return.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

My wife and I recently returned from Italy and were missing good authentic Italian food. We took a chance on a late booking and we’re lucky to get our table as it soon filled. The staff and service was excellent. The food was fantastic, full...of flavour and plenty of it. I’d recommend the Seafood Linguine, it was delicious. We will definitely be visiting again soon.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5