Located amidst at least two other respectable pizzerias, Sorrento Pizzeria & Restaurant goes toe-to-toe with some of the best pizza in Stamford on a daily basis. It's evident by their rapport with regular clientele that they breed a special kind of die-hard and the pizza certainly helps to keep them coming back.
Establishment. Sorrento's has all the trimmings of a classy Italian restaurant with amazingly attentive servers (which may or may not have had something to do with our official clipboards) and a relatively comprehensive wine list (relative to pizza places, of course). We were put off a bit because the restrooms were colder than most meat lockers, but the scorching hot bread and butter shut us up real quick.
Pizza. Sorrento's makes an excellent pizza. While the crust was underwhelming, all other aspects of the pie were extraordinary. The cheese was phenomenally gooey, the sauce tasted of fresh tomatoes, and the pie stayed so damn hot that it almost defied thermodynamic principles. We would be collectively floored if the sliced meatballs that topped our pizza were not made in house as they too were tremendous.
The bottom line. Sorrento's offers an extraordinary overall dine-in experience and you certainly will not be disappointed with their product.
Hits the Spot: 8/10
Large Cheese: $12.25
2009 – Best of Turn of River