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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.
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.
A lovely friendly restaurant with great service. Classic menu. What more can I say? You want 25 words? I am not a gastronome. Wine was nice. Ok?
Outstanding food and service and very affordable prices! A visit to Sorrento is like taking a trip to Italy. We highly recommend trying this lovely dining experience!
Excellent food and service.Had the Saturday lunch menu which was good value for money.Staff attentive without being intrusive.Ideal lication-close to various transport links.Definitely worth visiting.
Excellent service and dinner, love this place! From the warm welcome, being seated with drinks, time to read Enticing menu. Food delicious, piping hot and tasty.
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.
Terrible service. If we hadn't been there for a friend's birthday we would have walked out. Ignored when we first walked in, waited too long to be seated at a table we had booked, we were in the restaurant 45 mins before one of us got a drink, 55 mins before the three of us had a drink, the waiter brought the first plate of food and sat it in the middle of the table while he went back to the kitchen to find out what it was, the garlic bread we ordered appeared after we had all finished our meal, one of us ordered a second beer but we had to eventually go up to the bar to get it, and then despite sitting for 30 mins after our main course, no one offered us desserts or coffees. The food was good but it's not worth the effort.