Sorrento’s award-winning Trattoria By Liz Rogers


Sorrento Trattoria is the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary Italian ambience and fresh Italian flavours. This is a place where family and friends come to express and taste, laugh and enjoy the essence of what it means to be alive and indulge in the good life.

Recently receiving the Ospitalità Italiana, an international award given from the Italian Republic through the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Melbourne and the Italian Consulate in Australia, this little slice of Italy brings the best from both countries to create a unique coastal grazing table.

Owner, international chef, cooking instructor and author Carmela D’Amore explains. “Sorrento Trattoria combines generations of Sicilian flavours with the best Australian produce. It was great to be given the gold seal of certification and to be recognised for delivering authentic Italian hospitality. To welcome people into our restaurant with open arms and to offer delicious food made with love – this is what Sorrento Trattoria is about.”

Sorrento Trattoria’s authenticity is set in stone. Carmela and her husband, Marco, come from a long line of food experts. “Half the village came from Sicily to Australia after the Second World War,” she laughs. “Everyone opened restaurants; pizzerias and Italian bakeries. We have three chefs and are open for dinner seven days a week and for lunch from Thursday through Sunday.”

Carmela and her family are looking forward to hosting their Sicilian Long Table event this winter, and Carmela’s second book The Heart of the Table is set to be released in June. “Magic truly begins at ‘la tavola’ (the table),” says Carmela. To sample delicious dishes like pasta alla norma, a 19th century dish from Sicily, make a booking today.



A: 20 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento

T: 5984 5655



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