Sorella

4.5
264 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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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London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Maybe we were missing something but the food was not to our taste at all. Odd flavour combinations on the whole. One pea and cured egg dish we had to send back because it was just bland and bizarre - peas in gloop! Kindly they offered us an alternative but the ricotta was a big splodge of cheese, also odd flavourings. To be fair they charged us for neither. However it was £100 and disappointing for a very rare night out for us. Perhaps we are no longer au fait with current food trends/flavours - but if this was scandi meets italian it just didn't work for us, sadly. Clearly getting old because volume of music was also too loud but that's a problem elsewhere too.

FF
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really fantastic food, delicately and expertly prepared, and a great wine selection. Plus lovely staff. Will definitely be coming again.

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I was really looking forward to the Tasting Menu at Sorella's. However, shortly after our arrival we were informed they no longer offer that. Would have been good to ensure the menu's are upto date.

RW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manageress is amazing and all the waiting so friendly. Go at least twice a month.

D
London
16 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great staff from a customer point of view, and they all - including those in the kitchen seemed happy. Not a given so well done on that.
So service was perfectly timed before and throughout the meal, the care and attention to ingredients, preparation, cooking and presentation was obvious and the only reason I gave 4* was the ricotta and coppa primis were good. But not great - ricotta was too fluid and lacked taste [as opposed to being mild] and the coppa had way, way too much fat [by normal italian standards].
However, everything else was great or fantastic - overall a great dining experience and priced just right. We will go again, and soon.

v
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mains superb - brill and beef, and husband really enjoyed ragu starter. Glad we had 7.30 and not 8.00 booking as it got a bit loud after a while - but happy to recommend.

L
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sorella was as usual amazing- we have visited several times with friends and family and it’s always great. On Sunday there is a special set menu and they serve reduced A la carte, super accommodating for dietary requirements too. The service always is very friendly and efficient.
The only thing- please bring the gnocchi back! They were the best thing!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was a lovely evening, good service, food, wine and atmosphere.

CD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Way too expensive for what it was.

BL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for our 18 month anniversary and had cherry bellinis, arancini, mortadella, a crab and pickle opener whose name I can't recall, veal ragu pappardelle for us both and panna cotta and chocolate mousse to finish. All delicious and reasonably priced. Friendly staff that were frequently available. Ambiance was fine, decor not really to my tastes but not off-putting either.

Very deserving of their recent Bib Gourmand status and I'd heartily recommend it.

WD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was pretty slow considering only 3 tables

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice but too expensive for small portions

RF
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got there earlier so was a bit quiet but then got busier as we left. The service was good and the food was amazing, it was definitely all fresh. My family and I enjoyed it! The fried olives are delicious.

EM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute neighbourhood gem. I’m tempted to keep it a secret! We had a delicious early Friday night supper. Lovely buzzy atmosphere. Charming staff. Perfect.

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

I’ve been to Sorella a couple of times before and it was really excellent, but this time the good just wasn’t as good. Coppa and mortadella were both a bit tasteless. My tonnarelli were over cooked - and were in fact tagliatelle not tonnarelli. My two fellow diners were also a bit disappointed. The food was still decent, just not nearly as good as before. Service still excellent and nevertheless a pleasant evening.

P
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really high standard Italian food, beautifully cooked.

H
London
436 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A lazy Sunday lunch here with a friend who turned up late but that was fine because they gradually fed me one course after another as I ordered them... and then fed my friend too. The pea and lemon pasta is fresh and light, the girolles and truffle paste a massive earthy slap across your chops... all delicious!

m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place is a find!
Genuine Italian food - interesting menu.
The herb flavorings were great.
The monkfish was to die for! (thinly slices and seared - not had it so well done before)
Good value decent wine (Italian obviously - try the vermentino)
Wish we lived closer.
Thank You.

FL
London
27 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very much lived up to the hype. Food was absolutely delicious, and fair portion sizes:cost ratios. The exception to that perhaps being the 6 slices of monkfish for £27. But that’s just me.

F
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perhaps my favourite local. The truffle arancini and affogato were outstanding. I didn’t like the new black ink pasta dish, usually the pasta dishes are absolutely outstanding too but I thought this one was really lacking flavour and that je ne sais quoi that makes the other pasta dishes on the menu a truly memorable experience. Super friendly staff and I feel incredibly good in that type of interior decor.

GC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I normally love dining at Sorella, but this time i was a little underwhelmed. I feel like the dishes have changed slightly since last time, as i recall being blown away by the ricotta starter and papardelle whereas this time they both lacked a bit of flavor particularly the pasta. The previous version had fennel seed and really packed a punch but this time the dish was bland. I'll still be back though as on the whole it's a great restaurant. I'll be trying the truffle pasta next time, everyone in our party raved about it!

JR
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb. Enriching and fruitful flavours. Excellent service and would highly recommend. I'll definitely be heading back soon!

WH
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time, (and is definitely not the last time!) we’ve tried this restaurant - fab food and service, friendly staff and flavors galore!

MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food with superb service , highly recommend and will be back very soon

SS
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive and engaging staff, from the welcome to knowledge about the yummy menu.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, setting, wine and staff. Would 100% recommend and will be returning!

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sorella is a gem: great food, great service, great ambience without any of it being too pretentious. Tucked away down a side street, you’re not quite sure WHAT to expect..,then the smell of fresh baking hits you as you enter.
The chefs menu is very good value and the staff are charming.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, live right next door and will be returning soon

KA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sorella was excellent! Food was very creative and fresh, I loved their vegetarian menu featuring some nice local ingredients. I always appreciate restaurants that offer house filled bottles of sparkling water, as I love bubbly water, but don’t like the impact it has on the environment—kudos Sorella!

O
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful local restaurant

JB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was a bit slow in terms of getting bill, bringing over wine.

S
London
44 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely and sunny at lunch time with a glass roof. Very welcoming staff

KF
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, turned down music when asked, very helpful with dietary requirements, fabulous food

GC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again our family enjoyed a great Sunday lunch with excellent service. The food is always delicious, so good that we can never pick one course above the other.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Italian food I have had in London. A must try!

SL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Pasta was incredible and truffle arancini a must .

SW
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu gives an excellent intro to the wide variety of dishes on offer. The truffle arrancini were standout. The lamb not as good as we had hoped but everything else ranged from very good to fantastic. Very interesting, reasonably priced Italian wine list. Great atmosphere for a fun night out

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service both superb

CS
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had he chef's menu as recommended by a friend. The food was balanced and tasty and well cooked. We also had some great cocktails and Italian wines. The service was friendly and enthusiastic and the ambience buzzy. If I had a slight issue it was that the ecoustics were a tad noisy and we had to shout.

P
London
80 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

A hidden gem - I would certainly go back. The pappardelle with veal ragu an absolute must. My guest raved about the tagliatelle with mushroom and truffle.

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