Co-founder Saket Agarwal’s vision is to bring the Sorano experience to different cities across the
Kolkata, 21 July 2022 – Manifest hospitality who is the pioneer of Italian dining experiences in
Kolkata has now brought a premium fine dining experience like no other in the heart of the city.
The restaurant is named after Sorano, a town and commune in the province of Grosseto, southern
Tuscany, Italy, a town known for its landscapes, history and artistic legacy. A 124-cover restaurant,
Sorano serves food from various regions of Italy in the most authentic way possible.
Diners can tuck into signature dishes like Crudo, Truffle Cacio Pepe Eclairs, Quattro Formaggio
Ravioli, Textures of Tomato, all kinds of homemade hand-rolled pasta, homemade cheeses and
Deconstructed Tiramisu to name a few. There is a dedicated in-house Fromagerie where the chefs
make fresh mozzarella, burrata and various other fresh cheeses. Guests will be able to visually
experience their hand-crafted pizzas being baked following the time-honoured, traditional method
of pizza making in Naples, Italy
The beverage menu has been crafted keeping in mind the textures and flavours of Italian cuisine and
some star concoctions are Truffle Agrodolce, Rose and hibiscus, Limon Meringue and The Butterfly
effect. The cocktails complement the dishes beautifully giving the palate a heightened experience.
Speaking of this grand launch, Saket Agarwal, Co-founder of Manifest Hospitality said, “We have
been running Italian restaurants for 14 years and are extremely passionate about the cuisine and
culture. Our first brand Casa Toscana has launched over a decade ago and serves Trattoria-style
food. The menu at Sorano is based on our travels and knowledge of Italian and contemporary cuisine
and it draws the best from different regions of this bountiful country. We also have a lot of modern
interpretations of various Italian dishes without compromising on the taste or quality of ingredients.
We are certain that with Sorano, we will be able to serve hearty food with the freshest produce that
will make both the locals and discerning travellers happy. We want to build a brand that is
synonymous with extraordinary Italian offerings and we are keen to take the Sorano experience to
different cities across the country”
Designed by Nivedita Agarwal, Founder of Design Brewing Co., Sorano draws inspiration from
traditional Italian homes. The restaurant has high ceilings, raw finishes and soothing textures along
with multiple sections like old Tuscan homes with a slim al-fresco seating, a cute hidden nook, a
large dining section, a bar section, a verandah and a private dining room. These spaces can be
combined for larger private parties. Each section has a minimal yet impactful element, which leaves
a lasting impression. A 100 years old staircase leads the diners to the entrance of Sorano. The
entrance hall takes you to the various sections of the restaurant through an arched European-style
passage. The dining section is adorned with a cluster of hanging lamps, creating a warm glow and
ambience for the diner, arched shelves with plants, bust statues and urns.
From a leisurely lunch with friends to a celebratory dinner with family, Sorano is the perfect place
for a gourmet Italian experience. Sorano aims to recreate the Italian art of slow living. A space which
encourages you to pause for a chat, grab an espresso or lounge back to enjoy a glass of wine or a
refreshing cocktail along with an authentic Italian fare. The diners will be gastronomically
transported to the Tuscan valleys through a sensory experience. The restaurant is open from noon
to midnight and is located in close proximity to Park Street, the most upmarket and bustling part of