Sorella

4.5
223 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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.
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CG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic restaurant with excellent service and very friendly staff. Food delicious - a great discovery!

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a
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for a birthday dinner with husband. The food was very good. The portion of primi,which was ravioli with spinach,was on a small side, delicious though.
We thoroughly enjoyed the affogato&vodka milk dessert.
Would definitely recommend.

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SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service in a very cozy and quiet setting. The Chef’s menu was a perfect selection of dishes and the quantity was just right.

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AR
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly service. Good food, particularly enjoyed the many anti-paste and the duck and mushroom angelotti - delicious! Great wine too and reasonably priced. Good value for Sunday lunch menu! It was my brother-in-law’s birthday and they prepared a small cake + candle for him which we all appreciated!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Sorella with my family for Sunday lunch. The Sunday lunch tasting menu was delicious and they were happy to substitute the meat option for a fish option. Great wine recommendations.

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SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem. I came across it by chance when looking for an intimate venue to catch up with dear friends I hadn’t seen in ages. Everything was perfect, the atmosphere/ambiance, the setting, positioning of the tables, the food was superb, absolutely delicious and the staff were amazing. You can say for sure we left very very happy. We have also put it in as our anniversary place to book up a year from our original booking but we will definitely be back with partners/friends before then. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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KR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite was delicious! Highly recommend the Chef's Menu to taste lots of different things. Perfect place to take my mum for a belated Mother's Day present but will also be returning with my bf!

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l
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience - highly recommend

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B
London
24 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve wanted to visit for a while and managed to get a table on a recent Friday night. It was very busy but the staff were friendly and patient and did an amazing job. Not least the ones in the kitchen but the food was amazing! We had the set menu which - for the amount and quality of food we had - was an absolute bargain! The wine list was also great. We couldn’t find a fault! We lived in Italy for a time and we’ve finally found a place that served Italian food the way we remembered it! Every single thing we ate was utterly delicious and we will be coming back!

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G
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, super friendly staff (who couldn’t be more helpful with rejigging the Sunday set lunch to have cheese-free options), and delicious food of incredibly large portions. Totally recommend.

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BS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner. We had the chefs menu and the food was brilliant and it just kept coming! Nice relaxed environment and friendly staff.

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H
London
423 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Warm melty truffle arancini... wild mushroom and truffle pasta (so much truffle I couldn't see the pasta at first!)... and very rare but deliciously tender venison fillet. A carafe of Gavi di Gavi. An absolutely delicious lunch with wonderful service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely staff and speedy service. Food lovely too!

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Y
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and friendly and personable service. Sorella is a great new neighbourhood restaurant. The only criticism is the noise level - it is hard to have a conversation.

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FB
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got in fairly early on Friday night, simply to avoid the huge weekend crowd. We were the first customer entering the restaurant on the evening.
Service was very attentive without being overwhelming, the food simply delicious and full of flavour.
Atmosphere, from decor to music to temperature simply spot on for my likings.
As italian, I can honestly say it was one of the best meals I had in London so far.
Great job and compliments to all staff.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great buzzy atmosphere, really attentive service, interesting menu, delicious food particularly the Ragu.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in London. Food is delicious, service impecable, great decoration... one would struggle to find anything negative to say about this. £40 p.p sharing entrants, a main each and dessert is great value. There’s no doubt I’ll be coming back.

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m
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent ‘local’ Italian - great food, very friendly service and lovely restaurant. Everything good except the Ricotta starter which was strange.

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MP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kept the kitchen open for us, food was on point. Portions slightly small but maybe that’s because we some heavy hittaz

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Positives: food is imaginative and delicious.

Negatives: it's noisy as all-hell with dreadful overly loud music on a loop. This seriously distracts from the quality of the food.
Our table was almost in darkness meaning I couldn't read the menu without using my phone!

Staff were v helpful and friendly

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We had really good food when we visited. Tasty, interesting & v nice, but service on the day was v slow. We were left with the impression that the supervisor/manager was having a day off & the staff were coasting. You shouldn't have to chase to place an order twice or chase the bill 3 times.

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U
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upscale Italian. Good quality ingredients cooked to perfection. Beautiful tableware, good service and good value for money Sunday lunch menu. Only downside : reggae music slightly too loud did not really fit. We'll definitely be back.

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding - everything was simply amazing: the food to die for, the service so so lovely and the entire place super relaxed and chilled. Will definitely come back - for a long time I have not eaten so good!

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PR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, excellent food. The chef’s menu is fab. This was our second time and we’ll be back again.

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DG
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very quiet lunch sitting, though really good service and good quality food.

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HQ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing lunch in Sorella. Staff are so warm and friendly and the food was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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GC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Nice restaurant, food excellent, let down by very poor service

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best Italian i've had in a long time (and I lived in Bologna for 3 months). Every course was amazing and I couldn't fault a single element. It made a Valentines very special. I will certainly be returning soon.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Delicious food and great atmosphere. Slightly let down with the service, staff were friendly and polite but we felt as if we were being rushed off our table. Hurried to order by several members of staff who obviously weren’t communicating and plates were cleared whilst we were still eating.

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r
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant indeed, as I've come to expect from past visits to the Dairy and the Manor. Food top quality, particularly the pasta, and the service is excellent. Highly recommended.

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KO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner! Will definitely be back again soon to try the tasting menu.

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B
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It's an unassuming place, not a looker, but simple natural decor made it welcoming. Taster menu looked interesting and so we all went for the taster. Anti pasto was endless and all very tasty - particularly the Ricotta dish. The beef and sausage was a disappointment in that the beef wasn't particularly tasty and the sausage was very crumbly. The fish was good. Desserts were a little on the stodgy side. Overall the food was good but not exceptional. The restaurant was extremely hot and by dessert the heat was making us all flag. Service was friendly and a good pace.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

very simple food ... the same garnish to two different dishes .... the dish did not look nice...

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SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful food! The pasta with duck, mushroom and truffle is possibly the best pasta I’ve had in London. Get the ‘Chef’s menu’ - it’s very good value and all was fantastic. Go before they win loads more awards and inevitably increase their pricing!

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t recommend enough! Food is outstanding, staff are lovely and really helpful. Will 100% be back

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f
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely food. Good service and a really great local restaurant for Clapham.

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KD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sorella has the best food and drinks in Clapham and a fantastic atmosphere!

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I
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

A Little too crowded and noisy for our liking. We would have preferred a few extra choices on the menu.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The restaurant itself is lovely. The food however was not up to standard. We had the set menu. The dishes seemed confused - lots of elements but they didn’t really work together and the result was food that had strong flavours but that wasn’t tasty. Given this is in the same family as counter culture (which we thought was excellent and would highly recommend) this was a real disappointment.

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Unbelievable quality.
Excellent value.
The menu is original, the way of cooking meat and vegetables is simply unforgettable (And I am not an easy client ;)

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