When you've got sons and daughters working in ristorantes all over town, what's a mamma to do? Well, in the case of EnzaSorrentino, the answer is to finally put your name — and your very personal imprint — on a place of your own.
Sorrentino Trattoria & Pizzeria (2128 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle; 206-694-0055) opened just before Christmas, after Enza and her son and business partner, Fabio Bonjrada, took over the spot formerly known as Lumette ...
Fabio's such a sweetheart, I'm not likely to forget that he's served
me pasta e vino at La Vita � Bella and at Mondello, co-owned by his
brother, Corino. I've also noted his professional presence at Capitol Hill's OsteriaLa Spiga
(back before it moved from the Harvard Market to 12th and Pike). And
let it be said that while big brother Corino now spends much time at
his new Ballard wine bar, DiVino, it's still a family affair over at Mondello, where Enza's son Alessandro and daughter Sofana help out.
Speaking of helping out, Fabio's cheerful, multilingual Ukrainian girlfriend, Marina, is now doing what she does best at Sorrentino,
lending her sunny serving style to the extended family business while
offering up pizza, pasta and mamma's regional Italian specialties.
Elegant new white-tablecloth place atop Queen Anne, courtesy of a well-established Seattle restaurant family (La Vita è Bella, Mondello,
Ballard's new DiVino wine bar). Italian, of course, all-but-forgotten
regional dishes little-known here, created and executed by owner and
guiding spirit Enza Sorrentino. Couscous with lobstertail,
shrimp and generous side dish of fresh marinara from Sardenia, for
instance. Risotto with duck, ravioli with cod or crabmeat, a real vitello tonnato; traditional ossobuco in a saffron and orange sauce, unusual polpo (octopus) in a green sauce.
Sorrentino has also been the subject of much discussion on blogs, forums and boards. Read some of the comments.
SORRENTINO is located atop Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, minutes from
Our address is 2128 Queen Anne Ave. N.
For a map with driving
directions, please click here.
For reservations, please call 206-694-0055.
Lunch: Tuesday-Friday, Noon to 2:30
Sicilian Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 9-3
Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday, 5-10
Late-night bar: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10-midnight
We remain open throughout the afternoon for snacks, pastries, espresso drinks & cocktails.