“Best restaurant we have ever been to without a doubt!!!”
“Just fantastic!!!”
“If you like Chianti, they got it.”
“One of the most talked about items is their homemade meatballs.”
“This little spot is a well-known gem to the people in this area.”
“This place is always a good fun place to bring friends!”
“We go there frequently. Would miss it if it was not there.”
“All the food is fresh, plentiful and delicious and the service is great.”
“I highly recommend going in for a plate. Your life will be changed.”
“I dined there last night and it was just as wonderful as years ago.”
“The owners were born in Italy and all of the family’s recipies are on the menu.”
“Nothing but good can come of a restaurant owned by first-generation Italian-Americans.”
“Excellent service with a seasoned staff, rich food, great drinks and wine, and a fun atmosphere!”
“I am Italian and go to Sortino’s at least every other week…George’s place is the best!”
“Pasta Mafia rules!”
“Try one of the specialty pasta dishes or one of the steaks or chicken entrees!”
“All the food is fresh, plentiful and delicious and the service is great!”
“Don’t be afraid to ring the buzzer to get in. You’ll be glad you did.”

The Sortino brothers have been bringing authentic Sicilian cooking to the small town of Sandusky, Ohio since their father, Michele Sortino, first emigrated from Modica, Sicily in 1952. Their family ristorante, Sortino’s Little Italy, has become a local favorite serving up dishes using recipes passed down from generation to generation. The family’s original restaurant is located in a historic building that once housed an orphanage and has now been transformed into a Sicilian tratoria for you to enjoy.

Giorgio & Giacomo Sortino returned to their roots in Sicily to hand pick the grapes that make “Papa Sortino’s” favorite wine. The vineyards of Baglio Orestiadi in Gibellina, Sicilia had the perfect juice from the old country. We trust you will enjoy this taste of our homeland! Salute e cent’anni!

Thanks for visiting our website. While we hope you get a sense of the friendly atmosphere, nothing beats stopping by and experiencing it for yourself!

“A meal without vino is like a day without sunshine.”
—Michele “Papa” Sortino