love place, fantastic food, absolutely terrific quaint italian market, great pit stop, great etc great breads, aged bresaola, love cheeses
was maybe good - not any more.
this is a very packed little italian market, that has way too much merchandise cramped into the aisles. there are barely any prices, some merchandise has prices written on them with a black marker.
the deli section has a ton of stuff...cheeses, salami, ham, lots of lots of items to choose from, unfortunately there is no sign or anything that indicates what they offer. if you do not know ahead of time what you need, you might get some old cold cuts or cheeses sold to you. i asked for mild gorgonzola, instead i received very old, very ripe cheese that shouldn't have been sold to anyone any more...the bresaola i received was so dry and aged i could barely bite through it...the spicy bread crackers i bought expired 8months ago, unfortunately i noticed too late...i don't think i will go back here...you have to know what to look out for to not get aged merchandise...
I love love love sorrento sanwiches..
When you walk in , The aroma makes you hungry. Then you start to look around and see all the delicious food and you'll want to take it all home . Visit the wine section and take one home, Try Albert Vera-
brand marinara sauce in the can the "BEST"
Get his coffee and DO NOT walk out without his olives, or olive oil !!! And definitely get your sandwich with Albert"s secret sauce, You'll want one every day !
Most Authentic Italian Deli in Southern California. I was taught to cook by my Zia (Aunt) Giovanna at a very young age. I learned Italian cuisine from recipes handed down from my Nona (Grandmother) Incremona. The one thing I learned is that to get good results, start with the best ingredients, and that's what you'll find at Sorrento Italian Market. I have been buying my Italian Specialties from Albert Vera since 1989 and I always come back for more. Want a real treat? Try Albert's own brand of extra virgin olive oil from olives grown and picked at the Vera Ranch in northern California. And don't forget the deli meats, Italian sausage, and a great selection of imported wines. This is one place not to miss if you need Italian specialty foods!
Best Italian Deli and Market anywhere. I've been going to Sorrentos for close to twenty years. I could not disagree more with the review above. The sandwiches at Sorrentos are the best. Try the meatball or the Italian sub -- the red sauce is to-die-for. The location is a great pit stop on the way to LAX and the perfect antidote for bad plane food. If you plan in advance and give yourself enough time, you can pick up something for your airplane ride and take a bit of culinary, Los Angeles/Culver City history along with you on your trip. The market has the best Italian offerings and the packed aisles always have a surprise or two in store with every visit I've made. I'll be heading to Sorrentos this weekend to pick up the items to make Penne Primavera and I cannot wait to shop. As far as customer service, nothing beats seeing Frank Viera, the owner, and his family in action. I love this place and the food is fantastic!
excellent sandwichs, great Italian selection. Oh man, get the chicken or the sausage, or the eggplant...all very delicious. Reminds me of NY - the place and the peole have a lot of character...none of that phoney baloney overly friendly L.A. thing I see most places...reminds me of home...They have all the great Italian products that are standard in most Deli's on the East Coast. It's one of the few places I can get a Manhatan Special. I love the DeCecco pasta, Cento Tomatoes, etc, etc....great breads and cheeses too...and wine....love this place...
Don't go there for a sandwich. A co-worker mentioned that there was an Italian deli down the street, so I went to check it out. I watched about three people ahead of me get a sandwich made from this vat of meat and oil. It was pretty gross looking. I left right away. The market did have a lot of "Italian deli" items for sale but the lady making the sandwiches needed to put her cigarette out first.
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