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Sorrento is one of the authentic Italian restaurants in the city and one worth visiting. The restaurant is well lit, done in a modern artistic way with white brick walls and shades of blue and brown. All quintessential accoutrements of an Italian eatery: a wine cellar and an open kitchen, live pizza counter, an island counter, cheese and bread counter. The table is well laid with some fresh flowers and fine culinary. The restaurant has a great patio overlooking lush green gardens for that perfect Sunday afternoons. There is a live music console to set the mood right.
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A simple and refreshing start of the meal can be done with the salads; there is quite a selection to choose from. What we loved was Zucchini rolled with ricotta cheese and topped with some herbs and olive oil. Pasta salad was done in pesto sauce and topped with cherry tomatoes. You can choose fresh bread and cut cheese from the cheese counter to go with it.
A dedicated Bruschetta counter was set up. We went for the classic one. The cherry tomatoes were cooked well, succulent and juicy topped with basil and cheese.
Pizza is ‘delizioso’. There is a live kitchen preparing freshly hand tossed pizaz. A ferment freshly made dough is flattened into the base using hand and spread over with tomato sauce and crowned with mozzarella and paddled into the oven at 300. It emerged soft and bubbling—simply the best pizza.
The Fettuccine white sauce pasta with spring vegetables, you will definitely feel the difference between the usual and this one. And at this time you realise you have been eating the wrong pasta all way long. The white sauce was rich creamy, thick, delicious and finger-licking. For an Indian palate, it might be little bland. ( Oregano and pepper are always there for rescue )
Pasta served at Sorrento are artisanal, with all shapes and sizes and cheese to complement best. Parmesan Stuffed Ravioli was exquisite, adequately stuffed cheese in ravioli and then later sauce in butter with herbs and spring vegetable .It instantly melted in the mouth.
Mushroom Truffle Risotto, a dish not to be missed. It’s one of the best risottos in the city. The creaminess of cheese and taste of mushroom and perfect balance between them was a delight. It’s difficult to stop just at one bite.
Sweet Italian treats are just what you need after a dinner. The counter had some classic Italian desserts from Tiramisu to cannoli to Panna cotta . It’s hard to pick a favourite but the Hazelnut Chocolate Creme with almond biscuits, cocoa soil and raspberry sauce was sinfully sumptuous. The Panna Cotta had me in the first bite , the light sugar flavour complementing acidity of berries.
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Restaurant Sorrento, named after a beautiful town in the south-western region of Italy, is a brilliant specimen of true Italian culture and cuisine. The star of this restaurant is Italian Chef Luigi Ferraro who grew up in Calabria, which has inspired both the ingredients and flavors of his signature dishes.