Sorrento is a beautiful town on the Amalfi coast of Italy, 35 miles from the bustling city of Naples. It sits atop a cliff looking out into the bay of Naples, with the famous island of Capri only a short boat ride away. This beautiful region boasts some of the freshest produce in Italy which gives rise to food of exceptional quality. It’s this outstanding cuisine that we aim to bring to Glasgow with our restaurant.
Owner Luca Soldatini is Naples born and bred and comes from a fine tradition of restaurateurs, having plied his trade in many of Glasgow’s best Italian eateries. At Sorrento we aim to use the best produce that Scotland has to offer and combine it with that Neapolitan flair that makes our food so irresistible. We’re sure you won’t be disappointed
Nicknamed “La Gentile” because of the gentleness of its climate and the cheery friendliness of its inhabitants, Sorrento is a charming town in a spectacular setting. The site of luxurious villas during Roman times, Sorrento has been a popular vacation retreat since at least 600 AD, and today is one of the best-known resorts in Italy. Perched on a dramatic line of steeply rising cliffs, on a clear day you can see the city of Naples (Napoli) about 25 miles away on the other side of the bay, as well as the slopes of the majestic Mt. Vesuvius, and the island of Ischia.
The charms of Sorrento are many, from the picturesque streets of the old city adorned by patrician villas to the Marina Grande, a traditional fishing harbor and popular destination for a stroll. The town, with pretty pastel colored houses and several quaint small squares, is surrounded by orange and lemon groves and lush thickly wooded hills where vines and olives are grown
Sorrento is a great town for walking and exploring. At the center of Sorrento is Piazza Tasso, a bustling and typical Italian square filled with several bars and restaurants. The view from the public gardens above this square is spectacular. The old historic quarter has charming cobbled streets and alleyways, a 15th-century cathedral, and several luxurious old villas. The area of Via Comunale, lined with colorful flowerbeds and stately trees, terminates at a seaside terrace that offers spectacular views of the Bay of Naples(Napoli) the peak of Mt Vesuvius.