Sorci’s Italian Cafe & Enoteca

1012 Ryan Ave, Sumner

At Sorci’s Italian Café and Enoteca, owner David Barnes and his team take traditional Italian cuisine and add creative inspiration for new combinations of fresh, simple ingredients in the recipes we all love. That means that plump, juicy tomatoes, aromatic garlic and basil, and the finest, most flavorful 100 percent olive oils are core ingredients for the café’s superior bruschettas, pastas, sauces and hearty meat entrees.

“We make Italian food sexy here,” said Barnes.

Barnes purchased and took over the restaurant from the previous owner in November 2012. He kept many of the staff members and, in the past year, pleasantly discovered that one of his cooks, Alejandro Hernandez, had a skilled background in food preparation and an impressive career working for high-end restaurants in California.

Promoting the quaint café’s loyal cook was a no-brainer for Barnes. Now Chef Alejandro creates popular signature dishes including 10-layer lasagna with tangy arrabbiata sauce, creamy crab manicotti, and juicy chicken breast smothered in a piquant lemon caper sauce served over a bed of luscious risotto and vegetables.

Chef Alejandro loves Italian food, but his true passion is for people and perfection. “My family inspires my cooking. I love to see people enjoying my food. I don’t send a plate to the dining room unless it’s perfect.”

Sorci’s is the perfect spot if you have a weakness for wines too. Barnes had a professional sommelier design the wine list, and he is currently training to be certified as well. The café proudly features traditional selections from Old World Italy to New World blends from Washington, Oregon and California.

Guests also love the full bar, great happy hour deals and affordable lunch menu for delicious Italian dining on the go in the South Sound. The Sorci’s dining room has a rustic, cozy feel that you’ll find warm and inviting for family dinners and romantic dates.