November 1, 2005
Sorriso is an Italian bistro-style restaurant that caters mostly to the lunch work crowd from the financial district. Most people dine here in their power suits, however you will not be frowned upon if you walk in wearing more casual clothes. Busiest times are during the weekday lunch hours, but the service here is always on top of their game even when they are swamped.
The decor of Sorriso is very warm and inviting. The dark woods and dim lighting add to the intimate decor. The dining room is lit by these huge chandeliers that are made of twigs and branches- trust me, they are very interesting to look at. The cozy boothes and round tables are the perfect place for two people or a group. At busier times, single patrons might find if favorable to sit at the rustic bar. All seats here are good options.
The food at Sorriso's is fabulous. They have a nice selection of sandwiches and lighter meals, as well as some traditional pasta and meat dishes. The pumpkin-pressed panini sandwich is to die for- with gruyere cheese and seasonal spices. It's like a savory version of pumpkin pie!
Sorriso's has very nice pizzas that can serve one-two people. They are prepared in an authentic brick oven and come with a very tasty marinara sauce as well as almost any topping you can think of. For ~$10, you can't beat it.
The prices at Sorriso's are a bit pricey for those out-of-towners that are used to paying less for similar fare, but it's hard to find a better value in this Boston neighborhood. Thanks to Sorriso's, you can enjoy a great meal during your Amtrak or bus layover at South Station.
From journal Stopping in Boston (The Amtrak Layover Guide)