Top things to do in Sorrento

Top Choice Australian in Sorrento

Bistro Elba

Its name references the sun-kissed Tuscan island, and Bistro Elba's menu reflects this Mediterranean inspiration. Stylishly casual, it's undoubtedly Sorrento's best eatery and is sure to offer something to suit most…
French in Sorrento

Cakes & Ale Bistro

Offering some much needed class on Sorrento's main street is this smart restaurant doing seasonal produce sourced from around Victoria. Its attractive space is fitted out with plants, polished floors and distressed …
Italian in Sorrento

Acquolina Ristorante

Acquolina set the bar when it opened in Sorrento with its authentic northern-Italian fare. This is hearty, simple food – handmade pasta and ravioli dishes matched with wines sourced first-hand from Italy, grappa and…
Italian in Sorrento

Located within a heritage 1878 building on Sorrento's Esplanade, this noisy, family-friendly pizzeria offers filled piadine (Italian flatbread) and panini during the day. It's best loved for the Neapolitan-style piz…
Modern Australian in Sorrento


An in-crowd frequents this trendily converted cottage, but its staying power is due to its reliably tasty Mediterranean-inspired food – on Saturdays a set menu is the only ordering option. There are extended hours i…
Modern Australian in Sorrento

The Baths

The glassed-in waterfront deck of the former sea baths is a perfect spot for lunch or a romantic sunset dinner overlooking the jetty and the Queenscliff ferry. There are some good seafood choices among its menu of M…
Burgers in Sorrento

Sorrento Brewhouse

What food goes well with beer? Burgers and steak sandwiches of course. That's what's on offer at this popular brewhouse in an old house on Sorrento's main strip. It also serves boutique wine from the region. Sit ins…
Books in Sorrento

Antipodes Bookshop

This great little bookstore stocks a well-sourced range of titles, including lots of international and Australian fiction. There's a large collection of kids books downstairs and an array of gifts at the front of th…
Ice Cream in Sorrento


There are always 36 flavours on offer at this hugely popular ice creamery on the main strip, but the most popular is undoubtedly the eponymous mubble, a super-sweet mix of bubblegum and marshmallow.
Historic Site in Sorrento

Collins Settlement Historic Site

Located midway between Sorrento and Blairgowrie, this site protects four graves that are believed to hold the remains of 30 original settlers from Lieutenant-Colonel David Collins' 1803 settlement attempt at Sulliva…