Piazza Sorrento

4.8
1510 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Voted "Best New Restaurant" by Harrisburg Magazine in 2009, Piazza Sorrento is a modern Italian restaurant based on the "Old World" Italian recipes of the owner's family back in Italy. The Bolognese sauce they grew up on and the tradition of family is the cornerstone of the Piazza Sorrento dining experience. Dedicated to providing the finest in service, food, and wine at a fair and competitive price, Piazza Sorrento makes regional and classic Italian cuisine using premium local ingredients while keeping the history of the dish and region intact.


Piazza Sorrento not only provides the best in authentic Italian cooking this side of the Atlantic, but also believes that all patrons, whether adults or children, should be welcomed like one big family - even those with certain dietary requirements. That is why Piazza Sorrento is widely known for their extensive Gluten Free menu, another reason patrons routinely drive over an hour or more to dine in relative ease and safety.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1510 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FRANKA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Considering this is a family restaurant, the quality of the ingredients were that of, if not better than many upscale wannabe eateries. Service felt a friendly but a bit rushed. While we thoroughly enjoyed everything we had, it should be noted that the food here is closer to traditional Sicilian than the standard Italian fare. Most notably the risotto. Sicilians make terrible risotto because they do not use Arborio rice so there is no creamy texture as one would expect in a risotto dish. I got the salmon over spinach risotto. Salmon was very good and perfectly prepared, risotto was flavorful but not creamy as expected. Our appetizers, eggplant rollatini and the clams were some of the best we've ever had (even overseas). My wife had the penne ala vodka which she also found to be very good.

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Gluten free menu is amazing! Food was delicious and service was great!!

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vipAnaD
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on Monday night and food was delicious! Homemade pasta and pizzas with real italian taste! Great choice if you are in Hesheys

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vipLouiseK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal, great service, very nice place

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Luvthefood
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed everything about this place ! Food was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always delicious. There are a lot of gluten free options. This is my favorite restaurant.

DH
DeniseH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Super family-friendly Italian restaurant near Hershey Park. We were running late for our reservation and they happily held our table for six. Great service and pretty good food. We'd return there on our next trip.

MK
vipMKreviews
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great spot near Hershey Park!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. Food is always great. They never disappoint!!!

DG
DavidG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is made to order. We enjoy every meal we have had there.

KB
vipKurtBrendaB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely love this place. It is Authentic Italian food. They make their own pasta. Everything is delicious! We always enjoy with a bottle of their wines.

LM
LindsayM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was excellent. I came here with my husband for a weekend away. 5 stars! We will definitely be back!

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MelanieF
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Over booked and we had to wait 30 minutes past our reservation with group

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Good social distancing with tables.

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AlyssaT
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great place to eat with a full gluten free menu!

JC
JanelC
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Piazza Sorrento is our go to place when getting together with local friends as well as some from out of state for our annual dinner out. We love the food, atmosphere, and prices. Pietro, the owner, out does himself each time we visit. Also, Emily did a FANTASTIC job as our waitress. We will definitely be back and recommend it to others.

JT
JennT
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was good the food was great they were very accommodating to our adjustments as vegetarians we would def come back again

MK
MartyK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a very good dining experience. Great place for those who are gluten free. No worries about cross contamination! Food is always very good.

BM
BillM
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my wife’s and mine favorite restaurant. The people are very friendly and helpful. Love the Italian food

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vipepotteiger
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE!!
WISH THERE WAS A LOCATION ON THE WEST SHORE!!!

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Carrie25
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

First time dining here. I was expecting authentic Italian food. We had calamari and mozzarella prosciutto bruschetta. Calamari rings were tiny and the bruschetta was dried out. My husband ordered veal Marsala which is said was ok. I ordered clams and spaghetti. I was expecting simple ingredients. The spaghetti was good, but the clam sauce was salty and there was green onion and a lot of butter in it. Authentic Italian cuisine does not use green onion in clams and spaghetti. Our waitress was wonderful and made up for the mediocre food.

SM
SuzanneM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

great family Italian Dining. Best cleaning we have seen during the pandemic. staff was very friendly and accommodating. Will go back again

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Green
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great homemade dishes that look as good as they taste!

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vipVickief1
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistently good

GP
GeeP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Charming, cozy atmosphere inside the restaurant. Once you get past the fact that the restaurant is between a gas station and a Subway, you enter and feel like you are in a small slice of Italy. The decor was obviously thought out. There seem to be 2 dining areas on either side of the hostess podium/bar area. Service was great; attentive waitress, food came out quickly. We went on Valentine's Day later in the evening. It was busy, but we didn't have to wait long for anything. Tables were socially distanced, but close enough to strike up conversation with a couple at the next table. I ordered the seafood linguine, I was happy with it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Valentines Day dinner with wife. Food and service were good. Manager even came over to check on us. Only thing was they ran out of ravioli, which was understandable being Valentines Day. Would recommend to others.

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GloNDon
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Food was very good. We had to ask for bread, even though everyone else got bread. By the time we got the bread, our food order was up. Still our server was fun and efficient. We made a reservation, but we were placed at a very cold area out in a 3-seasons room. It had no sun, and we felt a heavy draft and asked to move to a booth. We were told we had to call ahead for a booth in the future? However, they were very accommodating. Inside the dining room, we were seated a few feet away from where the servers come out. They kept shouting "corner," we believe every time they moved in and out. It became a pain while we were trying to talk. The lasagne was dry, and the chicken parm was so, so. However, if you want yummy brick-oven pizza, and an amazing Fettucine Alfredo, you'll find it here. Keep in mind - if you are looking for something more intimate, make sure you call ahead and ask for a booth away from the servers and bartender area! And don't ask for the extended area off to the side if you don't like to be cold!

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AnthonyH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, Amazing service, Simply Amazing!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

I was never offered to refill my drinks. I also felt the waitress payed attention to a table with her relatives and it placed a burden on her to wait on us it seemed. The food was excellent. Dessert was just okay for the price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went out for Valentines Day and it was decorated nicely. Food was cooked well and very good. We have not had a bad meal any time we have eaten here.

KA
KARENS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is very fresh and a good place for a celebration.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. Service is great, food is amazing!! Can’t wait to visit them again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food and service was amazing definitely will be back!

JW
JamesW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night with the wife. Had a very nice dinner. Server was very helpful. Actually had an opinion on the food instead of the normal party line “everything is good”. She recommended the gnocchi and it was wonderful. Bread is made from pizza dough. Another home run. Wife had veal piccata. We both left very full and very happy. Would recommend.

JS
JenniS
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I highly recommend this restaurant. I requested the gluten free menu, which is the most extensive GF I have ever seen. They also serve GF dinner rolls, which is almost unheard of in most restaurants. I was the only person in our party that eats GF, but everyone else in the group also really enjoyed their selections from the 'regular' menu. The service is fast and friendly. The desserts are also amazing!

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AnnG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been coming to Piazza Sorrento for years. It never disappoints.

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I usually get takeout pizza from Sorrentos about once a week. This week my husband and I enjoyed a date night dinner and the food, service, and safety precautions for COVID-19 were fabulous! We both enjoyed the fresh bruschetta as a starter. I had the homemade butternut squash ravioli and my husband had the homemade lasagna. Both were excellent. We then shared the salted caramel crunch cake for dessert- also very good! I especially appreciated the precautions that Sorrentos is taking to keep their customers safe such as distancing between the tables and plexiglass between booths. Another great idea was using their online menu to order instead of a reusable one to minimize contact. Also all the staff wore masks and the customers wore masks when they are not at the table.
I almost hate to mention all the great things about this place because I don’t want it to get too difficult to get a reservation! ;-)
If you’re looking for reasonably priced Italian restaurant in the Hershey area- this is it!

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StevenT
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my fiancés favorite restaurant. They are fantastic at catering to her gluten allergy. You should eat here on your next date night.

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MichaelP
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

27th Anniversary. We have dined here before and are never disappointed. The waitress was fantastic and always made sure we were taken care of. Great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing, the food was spectacular! Absolutely recommend this place! If we lived closer, we would be regular visitors.

FAQs

Piazza Sorrento offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 835-1919.

Piazza Sorrento is rated 4.8 stars by 1510 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.