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About Sorrrento's

Where It All Began

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 eclectic gourmet Italian restaurant.

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.