Glasgow may feel a million miles away from the Mediterranean coastline, but Sorrento Restaurant brings a little piece of Neapolitan charm right to the heart of the West End. Located on Byres Road, a stone's throw from Hillhead subway station, Sorrento Restaurant is decorated in a rustic Italian style, and the warm ambience makes it feel like you are dining in the home of restaurant owners, the Russo brothers. The menu boasts all of the Italian classics and some curious fusions besides. Begin with the haggis Toscano, a Scottish twist on an Italian favourite, before indulging in one of their speciality pasta parcels like the delicious rettangoli con salmone e aneto.
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The aim of the passionate team at Glasgow’s Sorrento Restaurant is to provide the most authentic Italian experience possible. As such, Italian flair is evident from the way the coffee is roasted right through to the food, the wine and the service. Sorrento really nails each element of the Italian restaurant experience and as a result the restaurant is immensely popular with those in Glasgow who know their penne from their tagliati. You’ll find Sorrento Restaurant on Byres Road in the very lively West End and whether for lunch or for dinner, it’s certainly worth getting excited.
Every dish at Sorrento Restaurant is beautifully presented in a way that almost makes you not want to eat it through fear of making the plate look messy, but after the first bite, you’ll not be able to stop. The menu is laced with quality in the way of classic pasta dishes, risotto and gnocchi, then pizza and plenty of meat – the medallions of veal topped with Parma ham and finished with white wine and sage veloute are particularly good. Also a winner is the Scottish fillet steak sautéed in butter with green peppercorns, red wine brandy and cream, as well as any of the pizzas. As far as Italian restaurants in Glasgow’s West End go, Sorrento is without doubt the one you need to try first. Reserve a table now.
2nd visit and enjoyed it as much as the 1st. Excellent service and food. Relaxing ambience. Will definitely return again soon. Great location in Byres Road.
Sorrento has friendly, attentive staff. Fantastic meal. Overall excellent. Fillet steak cooked to perfection and Strawberry Mess was an indulgence that would do nothing for the waistline but certainly was worth it.
Lovely restuarant on Byres road. The food was amazing and the service was great. Already Looking forward to our next visit. I would highly recommend.
As usual, tasty Italian lunch in lovely surroundings served by friendly and efficient staff. This restaurant never disappoints and is always good value for money.
The food was excellent and the staff were lovely. Main course portion sizes were just right and very very tasty - leaving room for a sweet - which was also delicious. One little niggle - we were given the main menu when we arrived and had to ask for the lunchtime menu - which was a pity because some people would possibly not return if they thought the only menu available at lunchtime was the a la carte. However we would all return again for the food, ambience and friendly staff.
Apparently the chef has changed when the restaurant became Sorrento. They have kept many of the dishes that were part of the Casa Russo menu, but the chef cannot execute some of them as well. The main dish I had was poorly presented and bland, which I was extremely disapointed with since my previous experience had been very good, which was why I had returned to this restaurant in the first place.
After seeing a "special Valentine Menu" advertised I decided to book as we had previously looked at the restaurant. Whilst in the restaurant I was told we must book online and make menu choices in advance…strange. So we booked and chose online. On Valentines Day we were warmly welcomed by staff. Then when our starters arrived, ravioli, the pasta was hard, dried and tasted only of salt. The accompanying bruschetta was tasty, but not tasty enough to distract from the ravioli. Main courses were tasty, drinks reasonably priced staff were attentive and seemed concerned that we had left a lot of food. I appreciated the offer of complimentary drink but I was driving, I like the location of restaurant and the a la carte menu, but I'm not sure if I'd visit again.
We had a lovely Italian meal at Sorrento, Byres Rd, Glasgow on Sat 21st January. The waiters were very attentive, friendly and happy. The food was fresh, hot and very very tasty. My only complaint is that the portions are big so make sure you are very hungry before you go to this restaurant. All in all a very lovely experience. We will be back.
The food was excellent. The staff were very helful and friendly. I would certainly recommend Casa Russo to others, and look forward to returning for another fabulous meal.
Really impressed with Sorrento.....great welcome as we came in, quickly seated and that set the tone for the whole experience. Seating is nicely spaced making the most of the available space. The food was delicious and well presented. There were 3 of us and we all heartily enjoyed it. Great wee find...we'll definitely be back!