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A slice of Italy Right Here in Taupo

We believe the key to fine dining lays in the passion infused from our warm and friendly staff. Our chefs have a flair for perfection and we strive to make your dining experience one to remember.




Sandy’s love of food, wine, people and Italy was the perfect combination to get into the restaurant business. Creating a great dining experience is at the heart of what she does, but it’s supporting her team to develop and grow that she considers one of the most rewarding aspects of the business. A Taupo local for 30 years, she knows her way around town!

Shirley Douib


Working with us since day one, Shirley is the backbone of the restaurant. Originally from France, she has taken up residence in Taupo for the last 4 years and has developed an incredible experience for everyone here at Sorrento. After obtaining her Bachelor Degree of Tourism Management, she worked and travelled around Asia, Australia and New Zealand as she is passionate about different cultures and languages. She also loves photography, videography and uses her skills to manage our social media platforms.