We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent value for money”
Review of Il Sorriso

Il Sorriso
Ranked #2 of 120 Restaurants in Horley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$28
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Il Sorriso Restaurant is located a 5 minute drive from Gatwick Airport. We are a warm, welcoming and child- friendly restaurant, who use nothing but fresh ingredients to cook our many varied menu, which includes many mouth watering pasta dishes, chicken and fresh fish. We serve the best Pizza's around which are cooked fresh and baked in our special pizza oven by our pizza chef. We cater for parties and special occasions, and children's menu is available. A superb wine list is also available for those wine lovers out there.
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Easy parking in the evening, service really welcoming, good food for an ultra reasonable price.
The only bad side is the noise.
I strongly suggest a reservation for evening week-end as they had to refuse plenty of people when we were there.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Boltac
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (532)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

391 - 395 of 532 reviews

Reviewed 15 June 2014

I paid my last visit to Il Sorrisso last night. We had booked a table for 4 for 1015 after the Archway Theatre finished across the road. Actually, the theatre finished earlier than expected and we arrived at 5 before 10. And they refused to seat us. They said that whoever took the booking shouldn't have. That they were closing at 10. The place wasn't busy although there were about 20 people still seated.

There was no message or missed calls on the phone that made the booking. This is just appalling service. I won't be going back.

    • Service
5  Thank Crispness
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ilsorriso142, Owner at Il Sorriso, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Dear sir,
We would like to apologise unreservedly for your very bad experience with us. We are truly sorry that a member of our staff turned you away, it seems that communication had broken down and somewhere along the line he misunderstood something. We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused to you and your group, and we would ask you to kindly get into contact with Il Sorriso where we would be delighted to discuss this with you, sadly we have no number for you. Again we extend our sincere apologies to you all and just to clarify we would never have turned you away after having booked with us, and the waiter concerned has been made aware of his mistake. Please do call and ask to speak to the manager/owner. We await your call. Regards Il Sorriso

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Vibrant and busy cafe style restaurant in Horley. Pricing on the high side, but this is not regretted as the cooking is authentic, fresh and tasty. If we are looking for a celebratory meal out with company - or just an intimate meal for two, this restaurant is always high on our choice list.

Thank Clayman21
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Three hungry people arrived for dinner after a long day. If this is the fifth best restaurant in Horley
I fear for the rest. After forgetting the cutlery for our starters and bringing the wrong drinks - and
who needs serviettes anyway- we were given large portions of tasteless overcooked food, two
different types of veal and one risotto. Friendly service, very loud noise level in an unattractive room. The pizzas looked good but for ' proper' food there has to be better in town.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Russ P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 April 2014

This restaurant has good menu and it is priced in the average.
We had Lasagna and other pasta and were satisfied with the quality and atmosphere. There could be added table clothing to lift this restaurant to next stage.

Thank Martti P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Il Sorriso also viewed


Been to Il Sorriso? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing