• Sorrellina Hoboken: The Wine Bar and Italian Kitchen {That Can BANISH Any Blues}

    Bad day or great day — when one just needs carbs and bacon and sparking red wine to survive…Here’s your fix: Lambrusco & Carbonara at Hoboken’s Sorellina Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, located at 11th and Washington in Hoboken! The perfect mix of comforting & refreshing. Behold.

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    The bubbly you see above is Lambrusco: a sparkling red {yes! that’s a thing!} from the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. That’s the same region that makes Ferrari, Ducati, and Maserati. So you can drink it like a baller. If you’re not sure about your wine choices, you’re in luck: the menu lists the wines from light to heavier {think: more oak-y}, and the servers aren’t snobby about questions regarding drinks.

    But we digress. Now, to focus on the menu below. HOUSE-MADE PASTA.

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    The ‘Chitarra Alla Carbonara’ delivers on bacony, peppery, cheesy, eggy, and slightly salty. You’re supposed to share it with the table. But you eat it all {oops}. ALSO! Just like champagne pairs with fried chicken…Lambrusco {don’t forget the sparkly wine we mentioned above while you drool over the gnocchi pic below} pairs beautifully with hard Italian cheeses. Like the cheeses you see melting luxuriously below on the carbonara.

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    Oh, and while you’re at it…order the fluffy kale pesto ‘Drop Gnocchi’, too. You will not be dropping your fork like it’s hot after you eat these delicious dishes + drinks. In general, if you’re opting for a meat and cheese plate, you will not be disappointed. The service is friendly, and it adds to the positive feels we have about the place. The chandeliers and buttoned-back couch-like chairs also add to the ambiance, which is similar to its predecessor, Helmer’s, but with a chicer, more upscale vibe.

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    Take this advice and use it well — next time you visit Sorellina.


    Written by:

    New Jersey native & Hobokenite of 7+ years, Marley is constantly discovering new eats to write about...from Edgewater to Manhattan. Whether it's takeout, wine tastings, or classic Jersey diners, she's on a mission to bring you the best noms our area has to offer. Copywriter by day. Contributor at night. Reach her at marleyltito@gmail.com.


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