Sorella

4.5
157 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Sorella is an Italian restaurant from the team behind The Dairy, tucked away on Clapham Manor Street. Seasonal a la carte and chef's menus are available for both lunch and dinner.
Semi-private dining available for larger groups.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
LUNCH
Wed-Fri: 12pm-2.30pm
Sat & Sun: 1pm-3pm

DINNER
Tues-Sat: 6pm-10pm
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Phone number
020 7720 4662
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Dean Parker
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Public Transit
Closest stations: Clapham Common, Clapham North
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 157 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ZZ
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and service. Nice dim lighting, good for a date or groups. Pigeon was delish. Monkfish cooked well but flavours didn't sing together. No truffle in the truffle arancini balls and the tagliatelle was more noodles than pasta. Nice setting overall, but not fit for a foodie.

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EC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food - especially all the appetisers and pasta doshes

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k
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good I almost don't want it to get too well known in case I can't get a table. Outstanding food , service and gluten free adaptations (including gluten free arancini and fresh home-made pasta).

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H
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

So the food was excellent! Cannot fault a thing food-wise. Great neighbourhood eatery with great food. Service is good although a bit too informal; it’s a nice place, but baggy jeans and high tops are a bit too casual. The table we were sat at was poorly designed; there was nowhere to put your feet, clearly form over function. And the chairs were uncomfortable, to say the least; I’m sure we would have stayed for another course and another drink had we been able to get comfy. And they don’t accept Amex; for that price point, they need to. I feel bad for the chef and cooking team; they have it so right but the rest of the restaurant let’s them down.

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AR
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with high quality food and great service.

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great little place in Clapham that serves delicious food. The bread is to die for. Just be wary of the candles. We almost burnt the place down haha. Must go in Clapham.

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f
London
40 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious but really extremely expensive. Food served on earthenware plates. Rustic feel..Royal prices. Very tasty but £££££

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KC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday lunch at Sorella is outstanding value. The food is beautifully cooked, interesting and plentiful. The service is friendly and the atmosphere convivial.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always great but the staff took great care of a table of four adults, one toddler and one newborn. Impressed.

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HG
London
164 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Sorella's tasting menu offers good value and you get to try and number of dishes, but the full-size pasta dishes looked even better and more interesting so I will probably get one of those next time.

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f
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Myself and 3 friends came here for a late Sunday lunch. We stayed for two and a half hours of delicious food, friendly staff, good wine and a thoroughly relaxing afternoon. I will recommend it to all my friends.

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KA
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service. Can’t recommend enough

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j
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in Clapham. Their GF truffle arancini are to die for!

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RH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful food, a bit noisy, but then great atmosphere and very good service

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GG
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Second time I’ve been and food on both occasions has been really quite incredible. Just hope it stays that way and doesn’t get too big for its boots like so many of the good places!!

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SC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

As a huge fan of The Dairy I couldn’t wait to try Sorella - I wasn’t disappointed. The tasting menu is excellent value and all courses were delicious. Service was a little off - think the one waitress our side of the restaurant was run off her feet and forgot us a few times, I’m sure it’s a one off though. Overall a great experience and I’ll definitely be back!

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DT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant Sunday lunch offer.
Had a lovely time. Delicious food

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CG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointed by the food considering the great critic reviews. Coppa was dry as if it had been cut and laid out for a while. The gavi had a chemical aftertaste. Squash gnocchi was bland and the Mackerel dish was underwhelming.

However, the fried olives were delightful, and the octopus linguine and the bread were wonderful.

Was quite sad to be disappointed as I had been looking forward to this dinner for a long time!

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TR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding - can’t stop telling people how fabulous everything was

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NW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really great Italian food served with great charm and the prosciutto was one of the best I have encountered. Negronis scored ten out of ten and pasts even though it was capellini instead of the advertised linguine was also great. Anyway I prefer cappellini

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E
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place & food as we expected. Had a lovely time there, we loved the Sunday lunch over which was good value for money. Never seen such a Sunday lunch before

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and great service. Couldn’t ask for more

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything!

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WO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great, creative food. The flavours are incredible. I have been twice now and always been excited to go back.

My father ordered the beef main, the taste was great, however the tenderness and quality of the beef was surprisingly the only let down of the whole experience - not a show stopper by all means though.

I will recommend this place to all of my friends too.

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c
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the set lunch which was good value at £27 each

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JG
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here as we we had recently been to The Dairy and loved it so much so we wanted to see if this was the same and if it lived up to all the hype. Well, honestly, Sorella was even better!!

We did the tasting menu and it was absolutely incredible! Great value for money and super tasty! The pigs cheek pasta was divine and the venison was absolutely outstanding. We also really liked the choice of crockery- really modern yet it suited every meal!

The decor was great too- not overdone, very relaxed yet the overall ambience was still elegant and classy.

I would highly recommend this for any evening/an important birthday celebration/anniversary dinner/just a couples date! We will most certainly be back!

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I went with friends for a casual lunch. The staff were very friendly and service was good. The pasta dishes we had were delicious as were the desserts.

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AK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 5 had been waiting to try Sorella for ages and it didn’t disappoint.
The tasting menu for all of us plus cocktails and wine turned out to be a fantastic evening.
The bread was good enough to turn even the most dedicated ketomaniac (thanks for the leftovers to take home) and we could’ve eaten the agnolotti all night.
The service was a great combination of relaxed and attentive, we didn’t feel rushed at all.

Thanks Sorella :)

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TW
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here, this time with friends who had not been before and who were extremely impressed. Excellent food and service. Will certainly go again.

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HJ
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a lovely chef’s tasting menu here for our wedding anniversary. Food was delicious. Staff were fantastic. They were more than happy to make adaptations given I am heavily pregnant, including making me up a non-alcoholic cocktail and several food substitutions. We will definitely return. The chairs could be a bit more comfortable (but I think that’s pregnancy for you) and given the stripped back walls and decor the restaurant is quite noisy so for some people that can be a distraction. Would recommend the truffle arancini balls, the pasta dishes and the fantastic chocolate pudding. A fantastic evening.

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IM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning italian food.. we were treated like kings.. and dined like them. Delicious vegetarian options and truffle taggliatelli wonderful. Very good value vermentino too.. worth the long trip to clapham.

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

i thought the food lacked consistency. I thought the tasting menu was pretty average and there were no dishes served off the tasting menu that made me want to go back there.

I also ordered their signature pasta dish @ £16 which was truffle based, however the lemon completely overpowered the dish & the truffle was lost.

The music unfortunately was some kind of techno house which did not suit the restaurant. It was also really loud which ment people were having to shout across the tables.

All in all, I thought the experience was average and I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to any of my future diners as I don’t believe the food is the star of this restaurant.

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HA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Check with the venue what they are actually serving. They advertised a menu that was not available, which meant my fiance couldn't enjoy his meal. He was really looking forward to the chicken or cod, which were no longer on the menu there so he didn't enjoy his meal. I was ill 2 hours after eating there and was the only one in your group that had sea bass. Therefore, our overall feeling was that it was a large disappointment for a lot of money. My parents enjoyed their dishes though.

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LG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I don't get out that often these days, so was pleasantly surprised by what I experienced at Sorella. Simply put, the best meal I've had in years.

Rich creamy, earthy sauce in the pasta (shared starter), and the best cooked and seasoned cut of lamb I think I've ever had (main course). The dessert was also scrummy.

Not a huge menu, but plenty of choice for most people.

The only downside for me was that we were on a cramped table, pressed against the bar, and the music being played was both odd, and a tad loud.

That said, what a meal. Excellent service too.

Very good overall (as opposed to outstanding) because of the music, the table and the old fashioned cutlery (Yes I know it's all the rage right now, but it wasn't great to use when I was 6 at my grandparent's house, and it hasn't got any better with time).

A brilliant discovery on my part, that I will definitely recommend to friends.

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LR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sorella did not disappoint. The pasta dishes were exceptional. Presented on fabulous stoneware dishes. The secondis were also delicious and the puddings were very decadent. Service was super attentive. We had a lovely evening and could not fault this place at all.

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C
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ok but we've recently come back from Tuscany and feel the menu could be a bit more true to Italian food. Nice atmosphere as expected but expensive for what you get and not OMG delicous more..."hmm interesting"

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CR
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal food - fantastic arancini, best bread I've ever eaten. Would absolutely recommend.

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SJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous find having read the article on Sorella in this month’s Olive magazine. Fantastic food and wonderful service. A fantastic evening.

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V
London
55 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First trip to Sorella and the food was amazing. Between the 2 of us we had some olives, arancini, bread, 2 antipata and 2 primi pasta dishes, which sadly was sufficient as I would have loved to have tried others!

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CH
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

nice environment, really good food, very good staff

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