Sorellina Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

Sorellina Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar opens in Hoboken, NJ

sorellina hoboken brand new now open italian restaurant - Sorellina Italian Kitchen & Wine BarWhile we feverishly enjoy cooking our own (fresh, economical) food at home, we’d like to announce that Sorellina Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar finally opened earlier this week in Hoboken (1036 Washington – the former Helmers’ German Restaurant).

We like what they’ve done with the place, and can somewhat appreciate their artisan “minimalist” menu. I can almost predict that the quality of their food will be top notch.

But the food is pricey and the options are few. So they must have massive faith that their food “knocks the socks off” people in order to retain repeat customers. I like that attitude, actually. It’s not NYC Park Ave. pricing, but still a notch above what most Hoboken residents are “used to” paying. Then again (besides gas), the price of everything is through the roof these days.

I wish Sorellina great luck, and hopefully they possess the necessary passion to keep the business open for a long time to come. We might swing by one day if our own cooking skills get tired and need a break.

See opening menu below (subject to seasonal changes…)

Description: Italian Restaurant.
Address: 1036 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201)963-3333

Sorellina Hoboken Menu

Small Plates & Snacks

SEASONAL BRUSCHETTA – (polenta fresca, caramelized cippolini onions, kale pesto, almonds, pecorino, egg and white bean) – 6
ARANCINI – hen of the woods mushroom, fontina – 9
RED SNAPPER CRUDO – tangerine vinaigrette, shaved pistacchios – 12


Nonna’s Meatballs – pomodoro braised veal & ricotta – 10
Grilled Octopus – soppressata, candied lemon – 13
Roasted Carrots – lime greek yogurt – 9
Pecan Pesto Burrata – winter squash – 14
Mussels Fritto Misto – Italian long hots, spicy marinara – 12
Toasted Walnut Chicory Salad – toasted walnut vinaigrette – 12
Escarole Caesar Salad – anchovies, parmesan croutons – 12
Grilled Seasonal Squash – sage, pignoli nuts – 9
Winter Farrotto – charred parsnips, rutabaga- 9
Ron’s Sausage and Peppers – hot & sweet housemade sausage – 12
Polenta Fresca – salsa verde – 9

Housemade Pasta

Drop Gnocchi – kale pesto – 20
Veal Agnolotti – ricotta, black truffle – 28
Spaghetti & Crab Puttanesca – peekytoe crab – 28
Pork & Clam Rigatoni – spicy sausage, chopped clams – 26
Chitarra alla Carbonara – pecorino ginepro, guanciale – 25
Pappardelle Bolognese – pork, veal, beef – 22


Pan Seared Black Bass – tangerine poppy butter sauce – 28
Brown Butter Cod Cheeks – celery root ravioli, hazelnuts – 26
12oz Bistecca – roasted Italian peppers, polenta – 30
Roasted Chicken – hudson valley farm chicken, winter farrotto – 25


Pasta Dolce – with chocolate sauce – 11
Vivoli Gelato – 5 each
crocante, cioccolato, crema, banana, Rice Pudding – 11
Hudson Valley Apple Crostada – crema gelato, coffee cake crumble – 11
Assorted Cookie Plate – with mom’s famous chocolates – 11

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Sorellina Italian Kitchen – Hoboken, NJ – 1036 Washington St.

April 30, 2015 Update:

Taking place of Helmers’ at 1036 Washington Street will be an Italian restaurant called Sorellina’s.

The new owners hope to be finished with renovations sometime late summer, early fall. Much of the layout of the space will remain the same (like the bar), but will be spruced up and brightened as much as possible.

It will be more of a “casual fine dining” establishment, focusing on “entree” style Italian (as opposed to tapas, etc.) The owner has a culinary background, but prefers to manage the business rather than slave in the kitchen. Sorellina in Italian means “little sister.”

How they fare with other Italian places nearby (like Johnny Pepperoni, Augustino’s, Napoli’s, Margherita’s, etc.) shouldn’t be a problem, provided the food is exceptional and a reasonable value.

Good luck to Sorellina’s – and stay tuned as they make progress with the changeover!

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Saturday, January 23, 2016 12:45 pm

4 main dishes only?

Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:06 pm

Looking forward to an Italian place with more elbow room that Augustino.

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