Good view, great food

Lo­cal favourite Sorrento on its feet with a new menu

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

WITH some of the best views in Air­lie Beach, Sorrento Restau­rant and Bar is the per­fect way to en­joy a nice cold drink or a de­li­cious meal and watch the sun­set.

Not only have they just in­tro­duced a new as­sort­ment of cock­tails, they have also un­veiled their new food menu.

Sorrento re-opened on April 7 af­ter clos­ing for close to two weeks fol­low­ing Cy­clone Deb­bie and they haven’t looked back since.

New mouth wa­ter­ing ad­di­tions in­clude the fil­let mignon, osso bucco, lamb back­strap, capri­ciossa pizza and their sal­mon dish.

They’ve also up­dated and re­freshed old favourites like their famous seafood plat­ter and reef and beef.

You can’t for­get their pizza or pasta ei­ther, which has a rep­u­ta­tion as some of the best in town.

Af­ter a strong re­sponse from their reg­u­lars, they’ve also brought back their roast pump­kin salad and pump­kin pizza.

While their top deck re­mains closed for re­pairs, Sorrento restau­rant co-owner Petrit Is­togu said the lo­cal re­sponse had been strong.

“The first night back was pretty busy. We had a lot of lo­cals wait­ing for us to open,” he said.

“As soon as the kitchen was ready to go, we re-opened. We’re wait­ing to fix the floor up­stairs but there is noth­ing ma­jor.

“Some peo­ple have been ring­ing up to book and can’t get a ta­ble. Down­stairs is not re­ally made for ta­ble ser­vice. So we apol­o­gise to those peo­ple we can’t book in at the moment.

“Hope­fully in the next week, up­stairs will be open and ev­ery­thing will be back to nor­mal.”

Mr Is­togu said they were al­ways plan­ning on up­dat­ing their menu in March but it co­in­cided with Cy­clone Deb­bie.

“Our pasta and seafood plat­ter have al­ways been pop­u­lar but the new fil­let mignon, it’s very nice. But my rec­om­men­da­tion is al­ways the pizza,” he said.

PHOTO: DANE LILLING­STONE

MOUTH WA­TER­ING: Sorrento Restau­rant and Bar staff Do­minique Forsyth and Nushi Is­togu with their famous seafood plat­ter.

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