Open since 2012, Sorriso Bistro is a neighborhood restaurant for friends and family to relax, eat, and chat, away from the hustle and bustle of the Adams Morgan and Woodley Park crowds. Serving lunch dinner, and a bottomless mimosa brunch, with a selection of local, organic and homemade fare such as Sicilian style pizza and homemade pasta, the Bistro has a dish for everyone’s palate. Our signature Gelato is made daily on the premises by Stefano Polles, who attended the Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna, Italy. Also be sure to have a glass of wine from our price friendly wine list while hanging out with friends. In addition, we offer free wifi during lunchtime and is a perfect place for students to get some work done during the day.

After grabbing a meal you can head up stairs to Via Gypset consignment and vintage clothing boutique. Operated by Isabella Polles, the store offers unique clothing and wardrobe staples from around the globe to build up your closet and help you stand out from the crowd.

Back Story:

Sorriso Bistro is brought to you by the Polles family, who opened the successful Sorriso Ristorante in Cleveland Park in 2004. Since its opening, Sorriso Ristorante has been featured in the New York Times, BBC, CNN and more. 100 % family owned and operated, Sorriso is the gathering place for the neighborhood, full of regulars who know each other on a first name basis and have become extended members of the Polles family. Answering the call of their clients to open a more casual spin-off of their “mother ship” restaurant, the Polles family decided to create Sorriso Bistro so that their regulars, as well as new clients could go and find a friendly place to eat a delicious meal, people watch the action on the Calvert Street strip, or work on their laptop.