Sorrentos Bistro Italian Cuisine Banner Elk Restaurant



History of Sorrento’s Italian Bistro in Banner Elk, NC

The History of the recipes at Sorrento’s Italian Bistro in Banner Elk, NC goes back over 100 years to Sicily; making the family at Sorrento’s the third generation using these traditional recipes that we taste on a nightly basis.  The family was located in the Southern part of Italy near the ocean, where the Italian influence of cooking included many seafood dishes; whereas the Northern region of Italy was influenced  by the French using lots of butters and creams.

Sorrento’s Italian Bistro is a family run business and has been serving Italian dishes since 1983 to locals and travelers to the quaint town in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Sorrento’s Italian Bistro has evolved in to an ecletic gourmet Italian cuisine open seven nights a week and for lunch Wednesday through Sunday from 12pm-4pm. Some of the favorite recipes that patrons come back for again and again is the Crab Cakes and the Tortellini Sorrento’s.

                                    Now third generation family chefs, Nicole and Anthony Palazzo, continue the family recipes and have added their own new exciting dishes that are featured on our nightly specials.

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Hours of Operation

Open for Lunch
Wednesday-Saturday 11-4 pm

Sunday Brunch

Open for Dinner
Monday – Thursday 4pm-10pm
Friday & Saturday Night 4pm-11pm
Sunday 11am-10 pm



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