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Sorella

4.5
82 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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

Special Offers

FT Weekend & Laurent-Perrier Summer menu: 7 courses £55

...from a set menu. Includes a glass of Laurent-Perrier La Cuvèe per person. Dishes subject to change due to seasonal ingredients. Includes VAT, excludes service. Offer is subject to availability. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Price is per person. One glass of champagne per person, available to guests over 18 only.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 18 June 2018

Ends: 31 August 2018

Availability: Sun 13:00-15:00
Tue 18:00-22:00
Wed-Fri 12:00-14:30 18:00-22:00
Sat 13:00-15:00 18:00-22:00

What 82 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
service
4.3
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Pretty much perfection apart from the Street Smart addition....unethical....

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Went here for boyfriend's bday on Friday night. Food, service and ambience were all spot on.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and nice venue. Staff need to know the menu better but otherwise a lovely place to dine!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I love this restaurant. However I find it annoying and unethical for them to add £1 to my bill without asking me before. They did mention it when giving me the bill but left me the only option of asking it to be removed. Emotional/conscience blackmail. I think these restaurants need to ask the customer or put an option (like tipping) to add it if the customer wants to. Very naughty.

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4.0Dined on 9 June 2018

A worthy successor to the delicious Manor.

We had a relaxing Saturday afternoon lunch for 2 adults and an 8 month old baby. The staff were friendly, helpful and very accommodating with our daughter.

For lunch we chose a few starters, followed by a couple of pasta dishes and a shared desert. I couldn’t really find fault with the food – extremely tasty.

The décor hasn’t changed massively from the Manor apart from the toilets.

It has the same layout and stone plates – I would have been disappointed if a major makeover had happened as it didn’t need it.

Looking forward to our next visit!

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4.0Dined on 9 June 2018

The atmosphere was nice, lots of natural light, and the staff welcome was warm. Food was tasty however the portions were small for the price, we left feeling less than full. Maybe the tasting menu is better value if you can spare the 42 pounds.

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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

THIS IS A TERRIFIC RESTAURANT WITH GREAT FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE...I JUST REALLY ENJOYED THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE. THANKS

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5.0Dined on 1 June 2018

Booked here as a result of a review by Giles Coren the The Times Magazine.
We were not disappointed. The staff were attentive, knowledgeable about the wine list and explaining the menu.
Delicious arancini. The linguine with mussels and bottarga was very good but the pappardelle with n’duja was excellent. Next time I’d go for the tasting menu to try more!

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Excellent food and service, interesting intriguing and challenging (in a good way) food, service very relaxed but on point and sharp when needed. Wine list is well balanced both in choice and price esp in 30-45. Cocktails very good too (as you’d expect)

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4.0Dined on 25 May 2018

I really enjoyed my lunch Sorella. On a Friday lunchtime it lacked the buzz of more centrally located restaurants of its class, but I didn't mind because I was there for the food and it did not disappoint, in taste and presentation. The service hit the right note of being friendly yet professional. The wine list was nice too. And homemade vermouth? - kudos to Sorella! Now please come to north London so I don't have such an epic journey for the experience - although it really was worth the journey. Excellent value for money as well for the quality of food and service.

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5.0Dined on 20 May 2018

Great restaurant, wonderful Italian food, good value, deserves to do really well. One of the best restaurants in London.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

A really great meal. Fantastic cocktails and wine. Excellent food, the truffle arancini are stunning! Really good, attentive service. All in all a great night out. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Fantastic!

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5.0Dined on 15 May 2018

Absolutely fabulous birthday meal at Sorrella. Food and service first class. We had the Chef’s menu which had a great variety (and a lot of food!). Staff super-friendly and helpful too. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on 15 May 2018

Excellent food and service, highly recommended. We will look forward to returning.

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4.0Dined on 15 May 2018

After much anticipation, we went to Sorella for a date night a few weeks ago. We've been to The Dairy and my partner in particular is a big fan of Counter Culture, so we were excited to try the new sister restaurant!

Our experience at Sorella was saved by the excellent service and the last couple of courses. We ordered the chefs menu and can honestly say the first 2/3 courses really were a let down - under seasoned, lacked flavour and very bland. The meal really picked up though at the pasta course (we had the cheese pasta) which was absolutely delicious. The finale of the fennel ice cream was a hidden gem - who knew fennel in ice cream could be so wonderful (well I didn't anyway)!

Sorella is almost great but a bit hit and miss, and because the first couple of courses were a let down, it just wasn't worth the price. There's room for improvement but I'd be tempted to give it another try in another couple of months time because when it's good it's amazing!

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Sorella was lovely - we really enjoyed our experience. It was a tad bit expensive but definitely good for a special occasion dinner.

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

The team at Sorella looked after us so well, the food was delicious - we had the Chef's tasting menu and it provided a great selection and also value for money...... the roast chicken main course that we shared was delicious.

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3.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Buzzing vibrant atmosphere great service but let down by the food itself. Had the tasting menu which was quite tasteless and so meagre that we stopped off somewhere else for a bite.

I was really looking forward to the cuttlefish however when it arrived it was paper thin, tiny and bland. So disappointed!

As a fan of the Dairy and having experienced the food at Clapham Manor I was expecting more.

Thank goodness for Peter the waiter who saved the experience and gained the 3 stars!

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

I saw a review for Sorella a while ago in The Guardian and thought it looked like an interesting new addition to Clapham - it definitely is.
The food and wine are interesting and memorable. I'll be back, it looks the kind of place to engage visitors and peak their interest with well thought through quality food.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

We love Italian food and this was exceptional: excellent food, really interesting menu and good wine. Service was attentive and very flexible. Will certainly go again.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

After a certain review I was curious to try this local Italian. Very glad I made the effort - buzzy and very friendly staff topped off with very good food- we’ll definitely be back

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4.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Had the Chef's menu, which was a great mix of flavours and just the right amount for two people.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Beautiful lunch, superb food and staff who really looked after us - highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Great food and service. Really nice ambience - it's perfect for a date or a couples night out. We had a range of antipasti and other dishes and it came in very affordable. We didn't try the chefs menu but that struck me as great value if in a larger group.

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4.0Dined on 2 May 2018

Another delicious meal at Sorella. Interesting, tasty plates to share or not... arancini are delicious as are the pastas. Great wine list by the glass or bottle

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Went to Sorella for my husband's birthday. We both had the chef's menu which was a selection of dishes chosen by the chef and included amuse bouche, charcuterie to share, a pasta dish and a main course. All were absolutely dish. Dessert of chocolate gelato was fabulous. This restaurant is a real gem in Clapham.

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2.0Dined on 29 April 2018

The food at Sorella was everything I had hoped for. The portion sizes however were laughable quite frankly. We spent £50 per ahead and were so hungry when we left that we had to go to a nearby wine bar and eat a cheese board.

The restaurant really need to look at the portion sizes of their food. They are barely child sized meal's which sadly makes this restaurant a rip off.

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5.0Dined on 26 April 2018

A great menu and wonderful staff. Some really original cooking so couldn’t recommend it enough.

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4.0Dined on 26 April 2018

Great creative Italian food. The chefs menu was really good. We were very sad when The Manor closed, but this is a great replacement

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Excelllent interesting food, lovely friendly helpful waiting staff, excellent wine. Good vegetarian options too

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

The staff were very attentive, the flavours were amazing and all with a great ambience.

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Great food, really enjoyed it!

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4.0Dined on 18 April 2018

Great food and wine, service a bit too friendly for grumpy middle aged customers like us - but we’ll definitely be back!

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3.0Dined on 17 April 2018

Very noisy restaurant, good quality food but not particularly exciting and in the end quite expensive for overall experience.

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5.0Dined on 15 April 2018

For the quality of food and service, Sorella is a steal, I have dined here recently and again, it has not disappointed. No mussels linguine left so the chef proposed crab and it was simply a stunning dish, the cod main was cooked to perfection and I nearly fainted at the deliciousness of the Pump St chocolate dessert with surprisingly tasty fennel ice cream - great atmosphere and excellent service - do t miss an evening in Sorella.

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

We enjoyed every dish we tasted, particularly the gnocchi and tagliatelle. Had the monk fish for main and the panna cotta and chocolate mouse for dessert were delicious. Would recommend

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4.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Linguine with morels and summer truffles was outstanding as was the dexter beef. Attentive service.

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1.0Dined on 11 April 2018

An extremely unusual experience for me...I have never ever asked for the service charge to be removed from my bill...but that's what I did here! The main course took so long to arrive after the starters and the pasta (we almost decided to get up and go then!) and the waiter who we asked for wine advice from lacked confidence, insight, or authority (when we had a second bottle I asked him to send over the most knowledgeable wine expert...and then got good advice...just wish he'd done that first time). Frankly the food was fine...a couple of the dishes were very good (the gnocchi, for example)...but mostly nothing special. It may be a case that having read 2 rave reviews in The Times and Guardian our high hopes and expectations were unreasonable. But we went hoping for a memorable experience...and sadly it just wasn't. We won't be adding it to our list of places to go again.

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4.0Dined on 10 April 2018

Some excellent dishes on the chef’s menu, however I would have liked more veg with the secondi to balance the rich meat flavours. The waiting staff were nice enough but everything that was put on the table was mumbled and when I asked about the pasta primi special no detail was added to help me understand what it was. Also we asked for help with the wine list and were told the first one was popular - “everyone seems to like it” but no advice was given about what would go with our food or suit our preference. Overall I really enjoyed it but the service, although not bad, felt flat.

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