Sorrento Italian Dining & Wine Bar

Sorrento Italian Dining & Wine Bar

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Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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About
Welcome to Sorrento, a family run and owned restaurant catering for families but also those requiring a quieter and a more relaxed atmosphere. Here at Sorrento we aim to bring an experience to your table, diners can sample Italian inspired dishes, along with the finest of ingredients sought right here in New Zealand, sample our fine wines, enjoy an evening alongside those who have popped in for a pizza or pasta or something more. At Sorrento there are plenty of options that will cater for all tastes. We believe the key to great dining lies in the quality of ingredients and the passion infused from our warm friendly staff. The chefs have a flair for perfection and there is an ambience or buzz which will add excitement to your evening. So why not try us out, the only thing that matters to us is that your visit is a memorable one.
PRICE RANGE
$5 – $25
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles247 reviews
Excellent
167
Very good
34
Average
23
Poor
16
Terrible
7
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Richard K
Salvador14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
This is a very bad restaurant. I doubt that the owners or chef has ever eaten in a good Italian restaurant, much less been to Italy. Everything was poorly cooked, poorly provisioned and poorly executed. Their idea of good cooking was to pile on ingredients - so overwhelming gobs of mozz on the pizza, for example. If you want Italian food, avoid this place.
Written 30 March 2024
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BigRedAl99
Malabar201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
I read all the comments about the service here, but we found otherwise. Staff were very attentive and all our F&B orders arrived promptly. The bruschetta was different to previous experience but good. My partner had Lasagne, which is unusual to find on an upscale restaurant menu rather than an RSL buffet, but she enjoyed it. I had the chicken saltimbocca, which really tasted more like an Indian than an Italian meal but was ok too. The chef is a bit heavy handed with the salt for my taste. Ambience pleasant, well patronised, great location.
Written 29 March 2024
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sammysmee
Brisbane56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Nicely furnished and atmosphere but menu not very Italian. I believe Lasagne was on the specials board which I haven’t seen in an upmarket Italian restaurant in years. Only pasta on main menu was a prawn one which my husband ordered. He enjoyed but not a large dish. I had the beef cheeks which were quite nice but again not very Italian. Served with mash and broccoli. A little overpriced
Written 23 March 2024
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Coastal38860744903
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Really enjoyed our dinner here. The service was awesome friendly & humerous. The food was fresh & fabulous. Will definitely be back next time I’m in Taupo 😊⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🥂
Written 12 March 2024
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Pam M
Denver356 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
I had the gnocchi and also a spinach salad and my friend had a fettuccine dish and both were delicious and very large (we ate the leftovers for dinner the next night). Staff was friendly and kind, too! Highly recommend!
Written 7 March 2024
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Anki S
Eskilstuna94 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
We went here early evening for a relaxed dinner and had a table outside. During the entire time we were there the servant rearranged all the chairs and tables around us and made a lot of noise while doing it. He asked other guest to stand up so he even could move their table. They were later asked to sit for a while at an other table. They chose to leave. He was super stressed and run around the whole time. When he started to discuss, right in front of us with a colleague what he was going to do with our table when we were gone I had enough. I said it wasn’t okay. He talked back and said he was thinking about people that soon were coming. I understand that they want to squeeze in a lot of customers but the ones who are already there aren’t exactly enjoying. Bad management I guess. Food okey.
Written 29 February 2024
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JessHendy85
Auckland27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
I cannot say enough about this place. We dined as a group of 14 on a busy Saturday night. The staff were amazing, we were waiting for nothing. Drinks came out fast, all of our 14 dishes arrived at the same time and as for the food….oh my god! The chicken mushroom fettuccine was the best I’ve had. The rest of the family were raving about their dishes. Some had dessert too and everything came out in good time and the quality was outstanding. I could not recommend this place more. The staff were amazing too, great service.
Written 26 February 2024
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DaveMalvern
Great Malvern85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Booked online, immediate confirmation. Arrived early and were seated straightaway. Menus arrived, water provided, drinks order taken. All very friendly and efficient. Shared starters of bruschetta and calamari - 2 pieces of bruschetta, so 2 could share it if you wanted a smaller starter. Calamari came in a lovely light batter and didn’t have that rubbery texture you sometimes find. Mains were pork belly risotto - excellent - and beef cheeks, larger than average portion and deliciously tender in thick sauce, full of flavour. The timing between starter and main course was spot on. Good selection of wines by the glass. Too full for dessert so can’t comment. The service throughout was polite and efficient, they’ve clearly been well trained and care about what they do. Would certainly return and recommend to others.
Written 24 February 2024
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Jobi M
Wellington17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 solo
Went to the restaurant at 9. Service was poor. Didn't even get the menu till 9.30 in spite of having 4 to 5 waiters walking by you all the time. Not one of them looked at you or apologised for the wait. Ultimately, I walked out since you don't want to waste your Thursday famished in a restaurant that might or might not serve you. Not going there again. Might be good if you go in group since I saw the waiters swarm around flies. Not ideal for solo eater. Went to the next door restaurant ' The Mira' they were closing and they decided to accommodate their last customer. That's service for you. Sorrento might need to send some of their staff next door on apprenticeship to learn how to treat customers.
Written 14 February 2024
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Carol A
Barnstaple59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Great food with attentive staff. We had calamari and a salad as one main and the seafood risotto as second. Tasty and good size portions. Did follow up with a shared brownie!
Written 7 February 2024
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Phillipa N
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
Best meal so far on this holiday, and there have been some excellent meals. We had the beef cheeks which matched perfectly with a bottle of Sicilian wine. Highly recommended if you are in Taupo.
Written 5 February 2024
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shonam1595
New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
Excellent service, Tia was such a great waitress. Would highly recommend and will come again. All staff were top class awesome
Written 27 January 2024
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NorthStar62798420502
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
We took our children and grandchildren out for a meal tonight. The food was beautiful, the service was quick and attentive. The restaurant was packed being a balmy January night. It really was great. Thankyou, we will be back.
Written 7 January 2024
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Steve P
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
4.5 star take away (pick up) order. Family of 4 used Sorrento for take out, as we were running late coming back into Taupo town. Very good food and children's menu. Nicely packaged and fair priced. Difficult to communicate order in the busy/noisy restaurant with the host, but worked out well, there is a website order option. The broccoli side vegetables was really good.
Written 5 January 2024
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Kev’s Reviews
Sydney13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
Really Great Food! We booked for a small family group dinner while visiting. The food was delicious and exceeded our expectations! Great portion size, fresh flavours and really welcoming staff.
Written 19 December 2023
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