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“Good basic Italian in Olympia”
Review of Sorrento Ristorante Italiano - CLOSED

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Sorrento Ristorante Italiano
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 12 November 2012

Not a complicated menu, but should please anyone who enjoys an Italian meal. The chef/owner runs a good kitchen that also provides good service. We've been here many times and have never been disappointed.

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Thank Slcccb
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3 - 7 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 6 June 2012

The service is what you come to expect at most authentic Italian/European restaurants. A little slow, sometimes off putting, and usually I would not put up with this however, the owner is from Sicily and he does still have that authenticity about him. The portions are excellent, there are always several specials and the ingredients are very fresh. The food here is Excellent! I highly recommend!

1  Thank Chad C
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Reviewed 13 May 2012 via mobile

We observed a few deceptions in our experience at Sorrento's.  Canola oil was substituted for olive oil to dip our bread in.  At the adjacent table we watched Franco show the diners their bottle of wine, but take it back to the kitchen to "uncork" it.  What he brought back is unknown. Spinach was substituted for basil on my friend's dish.  Many other reviews talk about the details of the poor quality food and dishonest substitutions.  So I don't need to detail that further.

What I want to point out is another obvious deception that is quite in character with these observations.  Every time a negative review is written on this site it is followed with an overdone, exaggerated, unrealistic review about how wonderful Sorrento's is.  Don't believe it.  These have to have been written by Franco or his cohorts themselves.  One experience there and you will see for yourself how untruthful the positive reviews are.  Will even this review be followed with one raving about, say, how honest Franco is? 

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Thank Cjroos
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Reviewed 9 May 2012 via mobile

We were looking for a meal while passing through town. Saw Italian and went. There were plastic flowers which were extremely dusty, dirty carpet and the silverware and plates were not clean. The menu was hugh, there was only the chef and one waiter, and the bread was stale and it was not olive oil.
Sorry we got scared and left. Seen too many kitchen nightmares.
Next door is the brew house. Great place and clean bathrooms.

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1  Thank lassom
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Franco, owner and chef from southern Italy, out did himself again! Lucky us. So hard to choose between the veal topped w/scampi & white sauce, fresh salmon, the best carbonnara outside of Italy-however I couldn't resist the ricotta ravioli topped with lemon cream sauce, tender asparagus, with a generous amount of delicious fresh dungeness crab topped with parmesano. Prices include salad, entree AND dessert.
Not only that, but since it was my birthday, Franco sent out for a pot of lily's and presented to our table.
I'm well traveled in the Mediterranean & love the food. Lucky to have Sorrento's here. There's always room, never too crowded or noisy-and absolutely delicious. You will never be disappointed. GO and love it!

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Thank Catherine K
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