Tucked away in the quiet streets of Sumner you will find this hidden gem called Sorci’s. When you walk in, you are greeted with a warm, cozy atmosphere and friendly staff. The restaurant has a unique charm about it that also has a bit of rustic vibes going on. You instantly knew you were going to have a delicious meal right when you stepped in the door. Their menu is simple offering a variety of appetizers, create your own pasta, and signature dishes that you’ll be able to find something for everyone in the group no matter the level of pickiness or dietary restrictions. You will definitely want to start off with an appetizer to share with the table – they have options like spinach & artichoke dip, meatballs, stuffed avocado, and more. We grabbed their classic bruschetta because what is more of an Italian staple than tomatoes and bread? WOW. Not only was it big enough to feed a family of 4, but it was so fresh. The tomatoes were incredibly juicy, but still had a bite to them – mixed with high quality olive oil, garlic and salt. The only critique I possible could have is I wish the bread had been a sourdough or baguette. Don’t get me wrong, it was delicious bread (I mean what bread isn’t good?!), but I think the tomatoes might have held better with a crustier, firmer bread. If you love caesar salad, don’t skip this one. Probably one of the best, if not the best caesar salads I have ever had. Topped with a pile of fresh parmigiano reggiano (aka the real deal).
Moving on to the entrees of the evening. Like I mentioned before, their menu features signature dishes, create your own pastas, and pizzas (I almost forgot about the pizza). The signature dishes include chicken parmesan, chicken marsala, shrimp scampi, lasagne, etc. The things you typically see at Italian restaurants. The create your own pasta was a cool option. You get those choice of pasta (penne, spaghetti, fettuccine, angel hair), choice of sauce (vodka, alfredo, marinara, arrabbiata, pesto, bolognese, brown butter sauce) and finally you can add any extras (shrimp, chicken, meatballs, crab, italian sausage). This is great if you don’t know what to choose or don’t have an adventurous palate. Everything was incredible. We grabbed a few different dishes to try and it was hard to pick a favorite. I loved the vodka sauce a lot though – it was creamy and rich but had a wonderful flavor. As if we hadn’t already ordered enough food, we of course had to try their desserts. We grabbed the tiramisu and creme brulee – two classics. DAMN. The tiramisu was so delicious, but for me it was too rich after everything I had just eaten. That didn’t stop me from eating it though. I think if they had gone a bit lighter on the chocolate sauce it would have been a more even balance and maybe even done a bit more espresso. But overall it was creamy and moist! The creme brulee though was definitely a show stopper. Creamy center with a perfectly torched sugar shell on top. It had notes of cinnamon in it as well which I really enjoyed. Although the creme brulee was also a lot, I didn’t feel it was as heavy as the tiramisu and was a perfect after dinner dessert.
Sorci’s is a great place for a date, night out with friends, or even if you just want some damn good food that you don’t have to cook. It is a little bit off the beaten path, which is what I also really enjoyed. It wasn’t overly crowded and the food was fantastic. To be fair, we went on a weeknight, so it may be more crowded during the weekends, but I highly recommend this place. I am already ready for my next meal there! For their menu and website click here.