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Sorrento Italian Restaurants in Formby and Orrell offer a modern Italian menu using genuine Italian products combined with fresh local produce of vegetables, meat and fish.

Our restaurants have been designed with a contemporary and modern feel, with a large open kitchen. We offer a wide and varied evening and lunchtime menu. Our extensive wine list features the highest quality wines imported direct from Italy's vineyards.

Chef’s specials

Terrina dello Chef

Homemade chicken liver pate

Risotto Mare e Monti

Rice cooked with seafood, peppers & mushrooms in a tomato sauce

Misto di Pesce in Umido

Fish platter, salmon sea bass, swordfish & king prawns cooked in a garlic tomato & white wine sauce, served with rice


Visit us at Sorrento to experience the highest quality Italian food prepared and served in a warm and friendly Italian atmosphere.

Anna Green 6 October 2012 Formby

What a fantastic place I went for a meal for my birthday with 6 friends one of the best nights out I've had in years. The staff were so attentive and very funny making a real fuss of us all nothing was too much trouble and the food was excellent. Highly recommended will definitely be going again.

Anne Cronin 13 August 2012 Formby

This afternoon me and my friend enjoyed a lovely meal the service was prompt and hot. Thank you the doorway was wheel chair friendly that made a big difference.

Doreen Chadwick 2 February 2014 Orrell

Opera night was brilliant! I live on the Wirral and had recommended the night to 2 former school friends as I had seen Roy Weissensteiner before.Excellent food, friendly and attentive staff and the opera performance amazing.Well worth the journey over the water! Thanks to everyone.

Tom Hall 30 March 2012 Formby

Friends from London wanted to take us out...we suggested Sorrento and they booked a table for 4. You could tell the food was quality ..served with a lovely warm positive smile..we loved it and look forward to returning soon.

John Sullivan 5 May 2010 Formby

We came to Sorrento Formby for my daughter's 18th birthday. Very impressed with everything. Food great, service excellent and atmosphere really good. Will definitely be coming back soon. Thanks.

Jen Jackson 18 August 2010 Formby

We had a day out at Crosby Beach looking at the fab Antony Gormly statues, headed to Formby and came across 'Sorrento'. We had a fantastic time. The restaurant is smart, comfortable and spotless. The service is fantastic and the food is fresh and absolutely delicious. See you again!

Brenda Norton 28 January 2011 Formby

Fantastic night at the Special Evening. The food and menu were superb, don't know how you did it for the price. Excellent. What can I say about Josh Adams. He was soooo good. The atmosphere, staff and everything about the evening was so enjoyable. Thanks Luciano, can you do more like this PLEASE.

john keating 16 February 2015 kitt green

Myself & my wife had a meal on 14 feb for valentines we really enjoyed everything about the service from entering the restaurant the food was fantastic.

Cathy 20 August 2010 Formby

Food was wonderful....Luciano & Francesco, I will definitely be back...Thanks for the great service.

Val Smith 17 August 2011 Formby

We were there for my son David's wedding and I can honestly say we had an amazing day, partly down to the wonderful service we received and the fabulous food. The staff were wonderful from morning till night we can't thank them enough x