February 25, 2009

Sorrento Pizzeria & Restaurant

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.

Establishment: 22/30
Pizza: 24/30
Hits the Spot: 8/10
Large Cheese: $12.25

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2009 – Best of Turn of River


  1. Sorrentos is great, possibly the best in Stamford, but pricey (maybe it's the proximity to North Stamford). Wish I didn't have to pay $18+ for a 2 topping large pizza that my wife and I can down in 20 minutes! Maybe they can throw a $2 coupon out there--- it would certainly push me their way more often!

  2. I have been eating at Sorrentos since I was a kid, following the footsteps of my parents. If you're looking for a nice, friendly atmosphere, Sorrentos is the place. Generous portions, excellent pizza, amazing salad, and service keep me coming back. Only real con I can think of is price, but it is very close to the Merit, so like everything that far up, it's a little more expensive. Definitely worth it!

  3. While other pizza places in North Stamford deliver, I will always go out of my way to pick up pizza at Sorrento. Not greasy, crust is great, owners/staff are welcoming and friendly. Our new favorite is cherry pepper topping. Delivery would be nice, but it is well worth it to head over for take out. Dining in is nice, too.


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