Taking its name from the Italian word for “smile”, Cafe Sorriso is where you can enjoy a good range of Italian dishes. Lunch specials are available from 11 am to 3 pm for those looking for affordable options when visiting during that time frame.
The piece of grilled chicken in the Pollo Prawn Chilli was cooked just right and the prawns did not taste fishy. Onions in the chilli sauce provided extra texture but be aware that the sauce packs a potent spicy punch. The dish is accompanied by your choice of either chips and salad or with vegetables.
Pollo Prawn Chilli (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The crust of the pizzas served here is thinner than most takeaway pizzas. It was baked sufficiently to give it a nice golden-brown colour. The ham, pepperoni, salami and bacon in their Gourmet Meat Lover gave it a smoky flavour, with the chorizo providing a hint of spiciness. We liked that the pizza was served to us steaming hot.
Gourmet Meat Lover (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Their Warm Chicken Salad had strips of chicken of a generous size. The chicken was done as well as that in the Pollo Prawn Chilli. Cucumber and tomatoes provided a contrast of texture from the salad greens, and roasted capsicum added a hint of sweetness. The salad was dressed with Italian dressing and balsamic glaze to give it a tangy flavour.
Warm Chicken Salad (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The portion size of their Chicken Schnitzel was very generous. The crisp coating set off the flesh nicely. Freshness was provided by a small portion of salad. The chips were crisp and fluffy, and seasoned with the right amount of salt. The pepper sauce that we chose to add to the dish was not watery and had the degree of peppery flavour we desired.
Chicken Schnitzel (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
A notable part of their presentation of the Marinara Pizza was mussels left in their shells. The other seafood on the pizza was cooked just right. While not apparent from its name, the sauce of the pizza carried a hint of heat.
Marinara Pizza (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
We liked that the squid in the Calamari Fritti was not tough and the salt and pepper seasoning in the coating was not too salty. The roasted vegetables that we chose to accompany the squid retained some texture and were seasoned nicely with pepper. A lemon wedge and garlic aioli dipping sauce came with the dish for those who want to add more flavour to the dish.
Calamari Fritti (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The Garden Salad is a main-sized version of the salad that accompanies the Chicken Schnitzel. The salad greens were fresh and crisp. Extra flavour and texture were provided by cucumber, tomatoes, red onion slices and olives. The dressing that was used for the dish added a tangy flavour while still allowing the flavours of the vegetables to show through.
Garden Salad (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For dessert or a small snack, the cafe offers gelato along with various pastries sourced from Elbio. While we thought the Tiramisu could have done with more coffee flavour, the layers of sponge cake were light and had enough mascarpone to ensure that the cake was moist. The cake was finished with a dusting of cocoa powder over the top.
Tiramisu (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The restaurant is fairly small in size and the decor gives it a comfortable feel. If you are looking for tasty Italian food while at Torrensville, consider giving Cafe Sorriso a visit.
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
08 8151 3969
Shop 1, 178 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville, SA
MMon-Sat 11 am – 3 pm, 5 pm – 12 am
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