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Sorrentino's - St. Albert (next to Edmonton)


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Sorrentino's - St. Albert (next to Edmonton)

anonymoose | Dec 23, 2006 03:36 AM

I recently had my first meal at a Sorrentino's, and while it was not bad, I have to say I was disappointed. Maybe I expected too much?

Calamari was the starter, and it was way, way too salty. It was a little too chewy too.

As for main dishes, the Marco Polo pizza was fantastic. It was a little sweeter than I thought it would be, but the taste was quite nice and the amount of spice was perfect. The other dish ordered was the Capellini Favolosi. The shrimp was big and tasty, and I liked the sauce too. My problem with this dish was the pasta itself. To my surprise, the pasta was undercooked and was only edible when I let it soak in the sauce for a while. If I hadn't been so hungry, I would have sent the dish back. As it was, I ate the shrimp and only ate the cooked portions of the pasta.

Dessert was a fantastic chocolate cake and scoop of lemon ice cream.

All in all, it wasn't a bad dinner, but it could have been so much better. It certainly doesn't inspire me to go back. As I left the restaurant, an other thing occurred to me -- I'm not even completely sure the pasta was angel hair like the menu said it would be!

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