Sorrento’s is a mom-n-pop Italian restaurant, located off Western Avenue and 25th Street, in a strip mall behind a Mobil gas station. For a tiny strip mall, there’s a lot of other interesting eateries to choose from, which can make parking a problem. The place is divided into 2 sections: a take out side, and a dine in restaurant. We chose to dine in, and was seated at the table near the hostess station. The restaurant and booths are old, but have charm, which must be why families come back.
I was there for one thing:the meat ball sandwich. I heard great things about it, and the portion sizes are large, so I chose to get a small sandwich, which came with chips. The sandwich was packed full of meatball but I was disappointed it wasn’t cheesier. Only 1 slice of provolone or mozzarella, but a generous shake of the canned Parmesan.
Stephen did not feel for a sandwich and chose the sausage and peppers plate, which came with a side of spaghetti and meat sauce and a basket of garlic bread. The sausage was the mild italian, not the spicy sausage, and the onions and peppers were grilled just right. The spaghetti was served al dente, which was just fine as well.
The portions were indeed large, and we took half of our meal home. With 2 drinks, the bill came to $35 with tax and tip. Not the cheapest lunch in town, but you will get 2 meals out of it, or better yet, find someone to share.
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