S, W and I decided to head out to the Portsea/Sorrento area for breakfast, which turned into brunch and then lunch. In fact we didn't actually manage to make it down until well after 2pm. After a spot of shopping along the main strip in Sorrento and an obligatory ice cream, given it was a 40 something degree day, we finally decided it was time for some real food.
Our awkward timing meant that most places had their kitchens closed before the dinner rush, but I spotted a little pizza joint across the road that seemed to still be open. Initially we planned to take away a pizza and eat it down by the beach, as the restaurant didn't seem to be more than a tiny take away shop front.
Upon entering the shop and seeing a few empty tables, we decided to dine in. It wasn't until I walked past the counter and saw a beautiful little courtyard in the back, that I realized the restaurant was much bigger than I thought. We picked a table in the back garden, draped in sunlight and were made to feel very welcome by our waitress.
After perusing the menu we decided to order the cheese platter, a main sized chicken and avocado gnocchi and a medium chorizio pizza. The cheese and fruit platter was generous, the pizza was a little on the crisper side and the sausage overdone, but it was still rather tasty, and the gnocchi was also quite nice but a tad bland. Despite my criticisms, the food on a whole was better than many of the Italian restaurants I have been to. Sorrento Trattoria is a nice place to bring the family for an enjoyable and affordable meal. From what I recall the meal was around the $60 mark, maybe even a smidgin under.
My Rating: 7/10