On Monday, Mike and I went for dinner at Sorrentino’s on the west end (6867 170 Street). We had been meaning to go for awhile because I had a $50 gift card to it (hooray! free dinner!) I was kind of feeling restless on Monday so a trip to a restaurant I’ve never been to before always makes for a good cure to restlessness.
It wasn’t too busy when we got there but the tables quickly filled up after we were seated. Darkly lit, it’s got a fancier feel to it. It’s also got the higher prices to go along with the fancy.
The dishes average around $18 with the highest entree (grilled and marinated lamb rack chops) being $34. The bread was one of the best Mike says he’s ever had. There was an extra seasoning on the bread that made it stand out. Not sure how to describe it properly but there were these big pieces of salt sprinkled on top/through out it. Yummy touch. The bread came with an oil that I didn’t really like that much though, preferred dipping in my pasta sauce.
We ordered the Baked Veal Meatballs in tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese (pictured above) for our appetizer. $10 for just four meatballs kind of goes against my whole bang for your buck mentality but they were very good so I won’t complain. :)
Mike ordered Mamma’s Lasagna (homemade pasta, meat sauce, bechamel sauce and mozzarella cheese), pictured below. He loved it and said it filled him up but I thought it was pretty small, especially for $17. And it really seems to pale in comparison to the loads of food I got in my pasta plate.
I ordered the Linguine Pescatore (assorted seafood and spicy tomato sauce), pictured below. It was deeeeelicious! My plate came loaded with mussels, clams, squid, scallops and shrimp. At $20, I’d say it was definitely worth it! I got it with the tomato sauce but you can also get it with a white wine sauce that I’ve heard is just as good.
Decent service – we had to ask for more bread instead of being offered, and it took awhile for our main dishes to come out, which drops my experience down just a few points but other than that no issues! Mike said he really liked Sorrentino’s and would go back even if we didn’t have a gift card. This is high praise coming from Mike! I liked it as well but the gift card really helped my opinion – otherwise to be honest, I’d be worrying about the cost of everything. The restaurant does have a three dollar sign price rating on Urbanspoon $$$. I’m more of a two dollar sign girl, lol.
Overall Sorrentino’s has a lovely atmosphere and lovely food.
It’s a tad pricier than I’d prefer but overall we had a really nice, filling dinner.
Great date night and resolved my restlessness, but there are other Italian spots I’d probably hit up before coming back to Sorrentino’s – just because again I’m more of a two dollar sign restaurant girl! But don’t get me wrong, my pasta was delish and a definite recommend.
So have you been to Sorrentino’s? What did you think??