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Sorriso (One Star)

Tweaked | Feb 13, 2004 02:09 PM

Went to Sorriso last night in Cleveland Park to try it out. Like the previous reviews the place is ok at best. Attractive space almost identical to Indique (for those that have been to Indique) in size and layout.

We went with an order of the fried calamari, which was pretty good. A good size pile (good for 2 people as an app)of mostly body rings with a few tenticle pieces, nicely fried with a light crispy batter, not thick or soggy like some fried calamari gets.

Then we went with the pizza: Mine was cheese with slices of prosiutto; the second was the margarita, cheese with basil, unfortunately the pizza came with one very small cluster of basil (like 3 leaves) in the middle of the pie, more basil please; the third was italian sausage with roasted red pepper, which had good italian sausage and strips of nicely roasted red peppers.

The pizzas are a good size for a single serving, made with obviously fresh ingredients, while tasty it falls in the decent category, certainly not spectacular. I think Matchbox serves a better pie. The crust is very thin with the outside edge slightly blistered, but I think the pizza needs to be cooked longer (or at a higher temp) so that the crust is crisper and more blistered. The pizza gets rather soggy and limp in the middle. Another quibble is the pizza comes on a plate but is not cut for you, and really makes for a hard time cutting with the none too sharp silverware.

We had a slice of the tiramisu which was just ordinary. I also had a glass of the house chianti which was fine and was a nice healthy serving.

Service was timid at best and a little confused.

On the Sietsema Scale, I'd give it One Star, nice to know about in the neighborhood, but not really worth driving across town, unless you're going to the Uptown.

Aps run around $8, pizzas around $12, pasta around $12, and meat and fish up to $19, glass of the house Chianti was $6.

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