Sorella

4.5
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664 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
Specializing in traditional Italian cuisine with a modern flare. Favorites such as wood fired neapolitan pizza, fresh home made pasta, wide selection of creative antipasti (meats, cheeses, vegetables, seafood), enoteca (wine bar), and birreria (beer) in the heart of downtown Hartford. Sorella offers simple and fresh Italian favorites in a comfortable setting with a professional and friendly staff. An authentic Italian dining experience in the downtown area ... Hartford's newest gem.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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A
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Theater night. We appreciate the discount

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Love their salads, especially the seasonal harvest salad.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love the Chicken Ravioli!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We came for a quick dinner before a women’s UConn game and everything was great from service to food!! We’ll be back!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Server was very nice and attentive! Good food and great walk to the UConn Game!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good pizza. Good service. Good before-game meal. Go Huskies!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent! Host recognized us from prior visits. Excellent non pretentious wait staff.

AH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We were seated promptly. The food and
The service were very good. We would go back again and recommend this restaurant to friends and family

LI
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A staple before heading to Hartford Stage. Food always good, service was great!

BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

We went to Sorella because they have allergy friendly options (Dairy free and Gluten free). They, surprisingly, were not at all accommodating. The server was dismissive of our questions about food choices. He was quite disinterested in helping find safe alternatives. Very disappointed in our experience. We won’t be back anytime soon.

MR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Zara was a wonderful waitress!!!! Pizza was delicious!!

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Top notch!

E
New England
12 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone in the restaurant is wonderful!

SB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable dining options; from salmon to gnocchi to brick oven pizza — it’s all very good. Great appetizers as well and good service.

m
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good spot for a team dinner. Very comfortable and laid back atmosphere. Love the Brussel Sprouts!!

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful! Great food and fast service. Very friendly staff. We were a group of 12 people and everyone enjoyed it.

j
New England
30 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was on point and the amount of food for the cost was great.. we enjoyed our visit as a family sitting at the large round table before see a Christmas show at the Hartford Stage. Thanks again!

SL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Good experience great meatballs!

SG
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite lunch spots, although the pasta will guarantee a nap! Always a consistently good meal - their Bolognese is absolutely fabulous

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good server, made us feel very welcomed. The Italian calamari was absolutely fantastic and the olives that are in it are to die for. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

L
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always appreciate a good meal at Sorella.

d
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great pizza and great service. The food was delicious and we didn't have to wait long for it, which was good because we only had an hour for lunch.

c
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had to eat in the bar area which was fine...just a little noisier than when sitting in dining area. Food was great, service excellent.

SD
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy dining out at Sorella!

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place with delicious Italian offerings. Wait staff is very attentive - a great place for a pre-concert or theater dinner.

BZ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were in town for a Uconn basketball game and thought we would try Sorella. Great choice. Friendly waitstaff and efficient service. Menu options were numerous and just about anyone could find a entree to suit them. Meatballs were very good as well as the sauce. Will visit again!!

B
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Walked out of Vivo because of lack of service and went here where we’ve never been disappointed. Tonight was no exception. Excellent service and food.

KN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great restaurant find before a concert in town. Highly recommend and expansive menu.

k
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Love this restaurant when we have a concert or a game to attend. The food is very good and the service is excellent. They can get you and out very quickly. It was very loud though...of course, the place was packed!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Pre concert

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NG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. Very nice atmosphere. The octopus appetizer and kale ceasar salad were outstanding. My chicken marsala was good but I felt that the sauce was too sweet for my taste. My companion enjoyed her pasta. Wines were a little on the expensive side. Overall excellent experience

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oh my the garlic bread was off the charts... had the risotto and it was fantastic, just the right consistency
Service and staff were all great

DR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Sorella has been our favorite "go-to" for dinner before attending Hartford Stage shows, combining the convenience of walkability to the stage with reliably great food, wine, and prompt service. We have our favorites from their pasta entrees, but also enjoy trying new options; ALL have been wonderful.
(The ONLY suboptimal aspect is that the noise from the always-crowded bar area echoes throughout the room, such that it can make conversation difficult, even at our table-for-two. [Sometimes we purposefully get seated in the "back" area near the pizza oven, but we did not push for this last time, only to subsequently realize our error, as it was loud for much of the meal. C'est la vie.])
All in all, though, a good and favorite spot; we'll certainly continue going.

c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

delicious food, friendly service

DC
New England
28 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sorella's is our go to place before Hartford Stage. Their food and service has never disappointed us. We had the shrimp scampi and the burrata and fig appetizer. Absolutely delicious.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my team to Sorella to dinner after an all day meeting. Sorella did an excellent job. From the bartender's great service to the apps and entrees. Party of 6 and everyone walked away with impressive things to say about their overall experience.

JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was super nice and The food was delish!

SD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend

NC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

My pasta was ehh but everyone else in my group liked their meal. This was the first time my food was not outstanding. The waiter acted like he couldn’t be bothered with us, I can’t say he was rude, just seemed a little annoyed/put out that we asked for anything. The restaurant wasn’t even busy.

ED
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

The food was bad, tasteless or too salty. Had been there a while ago it was busy and the food was good and well prepared. Don't know what happen but the place was dead and the food was bad on a Saturday night.