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“Perfect Valentine lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sorrento Ristorante Italiano

Sorrento Ristorante Italiano
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Ranked #201 of 8,115 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$80
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
Cross street: Whitney & Taft
Spring, Texas
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfect Valentine lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Hubby took me here for Valentine's Day, and it was a lovely experience. We had the 3- course tasting menu, which was served at a leisurely pace. Favorite choices were the minestrone with lentils and the pressed chicken entree. The little chocolate souffle was outstanding. Wonderful bread selection, too. Good service, and the red rose for each lady was a nice touch. Enjoyed it all.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Sharon G
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Houston, Texas
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312 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“too much”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

we love Sorrento for the decor, service and the wonderful bread basket and the charming piano music; but the chef has gone off the rails on us for our taste--too many overkill sauces and way too much for a palettte to absorb-my foie gras was loaded with roquefort-both assertive and not friendly: too rich and competing for dominance.. There are many mentions of truffle oil that most chefs decry. Heavy hand will make us go elsewhere-

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gay e
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Austin, Texas
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226 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Old School and I Love That!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

Had dinner at Sorrento last night. I love this place-- great food and a quiet atmosphere where you can actually hear what your dinner companions are saying without having to read lips. We had a lovely table in front of the fireplace. We dined to live piano music that added just the right feel. The food was true Italian and done very well. This place in a little bit like stepping back in time but in a very good way.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Jerry C
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161 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very nice ambiance”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

The ambiance of the restaurant is great, our food was good but not to die for. We arrived early and decided to seat at the bar…. it took the bartender almost 10 minutes to pay attention to us. Obviously he was very busy, but then they need to get him some help. He had ZERO personality, no smile, no nothing. After having our drinks we went to get our table, the two young ladies at the reception area the same thing ZERO personality they were NOT welcoming at all. The only thing that saved the night was our wonderful waiter Anthony who was funny and helpful although it took a while to get our main course…. not his fault though, the restaurant was busy. The bill was pretty high too …. we love Da Marco which is not expensive but it is very consistent with their food, services, etc….we just wanted to try something new. Maybe we did not have good luck that night.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Oswelia T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worked for me”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Nice place for good tasting food. I had the squash almond soup which was great and short rib that did melt in my mouth. Low lighting can make it a date night. Good options on less expensive to (12 dollars glass) very expensive wine.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Rico707
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