Sorella

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678 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
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Specializing in traditional Italian cuisine with a modern flare. Favorites such as wood fired neapolitan pizza, fresh home made pasta, wide selection of creative antipasti (meats, cheeses, vegetables, seafood), enoteca (wine bar), and birreria (beer) in the heart of downtown Hartford. Sorella offers simple and fresh Italian favorites in a comfortable setting with a professional and friendly staff. An authentic Italian dining experience in the downtown area ... Hartford's newest gem.
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c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and delicious food....makes it an easy choice for us when we attend Hartford Stage.

c
New England
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. Perfect before a game!

l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always food was delicious. They gladly made an accommodation on a menu item for my husbands dietary restriction.

e
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an excellent casual dinner prior to an event at the Bushnell. It was an easy walk from the Bushnell parking and we were done with dinner in plenty of time to walk back. The pizza was very tasty and the salad was good also. Our waiter was attentive and the ambiance was quite pleasant.

AW
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great for a party of 13 on Sat. night. Waiter was outstanding. Food was terrific. Only minor complaint was a cold breeze at times from either the ventilation or the doors.

SC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorella is our Go To for events like the Hartford Stage of hockey games in Hartford. The service is excellent; the food is delicious and the manager is wonderful!

a
New England
52 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and great atmosphere. I highly recommend.

TD
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Very disappointed. An Italian restaurant that does not offer bread. Food was below average. Hubby’s risotto clearly not fresh and obviously reheated as it separated and lay in a puddle of melted butter. My fusilli was extremely overdone almost to the point of mushy. Had a burrata appetizer which wasn’t bad but needed some greens or something additional besides the ball of burrata and some tomatoes. With all the options in Hartford not only for Italian but so much else I highly recommend walking past Sorella.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Only complaint was that I ordered burrata for my starter and they gave me mozzarella instead.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok but overall portions were small for the price. We were there early and even though the restaurant was empty our server was not attentive to our needs and not overly personable. Based on the reviews I read I expected more.

DG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was great and had excellent recommendations for entrees. Highly recommend!

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best white clam pizza I ever had! The chicken parmigiana had a delicious sauce as well. Our waiter, Michael, was attentive and very professional with a great sense of humor! We will definitely be back. Such a asset to downtown Hartford!

SC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Sorella for a nice pre-theater dinner. We always sit near the pizza oven in winter. It is cozy and pretty quiet.

D
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a nice meal after the UCONN game- and not crowded.

A
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Theater night. We appreciate the discount

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love their salads, especially the seasonal harvest salad.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the Chicken Ravioli!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We came for a quick dinner before a women’s UConn game and everything was great from service to food!! We’ll be back!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Server was very nice and attentive! Good food and great walk to the UConn Game!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good pizza. Good service. Good before-game meal. Go Huskies!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent! Host recognized us from prior visits. Excellent non pretentious wait staff.

AH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were seated promptly. The food and
The service were very good. We would go back again and recommend this restaurant to friends and family

LI
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A staple before heading to Hartford Stage. Food always good, service was great!

BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We went to Sorella because they have allergy friendly options (Dairy free and Gluten free). They, surprisingly, were not at all accommodating. The server was dismissive of our questions about food choices. He was quite disinterested in helping find safe alternatives. Very disappointed in our experience. We won’t be back anytime soon.

MR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zara was a wonderful waitress!!!! Pizza was delicious!!

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Top notch!

E
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in the restaurant is wonderful!

SB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dining options; from salmon to gnocchi to brick oven pizza — it’s all very good. Great appetizers as well and good service.

m
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good spot for a team dinner. Very comfortable and laid back atmosphere. Love the Brussel Sprouts!!

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great food and fast service. Very friendly staff. We were a group of 12 people and everyone enjoyed it.

j
New England
32 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was on point and the amount of food for the cost was great.. we enjoyed our visit as a family sitting at the large round table before see a Christmas show at the Hartford Stage. Thanks again!

SL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good experience great meatballs!

SG
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite lunch spots, although the pasta will guarantee a nap! Always a consistently good meal - their Bolognese is absolutely fabulous

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good server, made us feel very welcomed. The Italian calamari was absolutely fantastic and the olives that are in it are to die for. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always appreciate a good meal at Sorella.

d
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great pizza and great service. The food was delicious and we didn't have to wait long for it, which was good because we only had an hour for lunch.

c
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to eat in the bar area which was fine...just a little noisier than when sitting in dining area. Food was great, service excellent.

SD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining out at Sorella!

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place with delicious Italian offerings. Wait staff is very attentive - a great place for a pre-concert or theater dinner.

BZ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in town for a Uconn basketball game and thought we would try Sorella. Great choice. Friendly waitstaff and efficient service. Menu options were numerous and just about anyone could find a entree to suit them. Meatballs were very good as well as the sauce. Will visit again!!