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Sorriso Kitchen

Established 2018




252 Main St, Chatham, NJ 07928, USA


Our Mission

We offer real-life job training to developmentally disabled young adults on Mondays (the day the restaurant is closed) and give them opportunities to serve at special events.

Social Events

We offer our popular monthly 6-course elegant Chef's Tasting Dinners, many with live entertainment as well as our Art Night Out events-an Eat. Sip. Create. evening that's BYO.

Our Menu

Serving a creative menu of farm-to-table breakfast and lunch items along with monthly Chef's Tasting Dinners and Art Night Out events.

About Sorriso Kitchen...

We serve creative, fresh, farm-to-table breakfast and lunch while serving the special needs community.That's our mission.

Nothing makes us happier than to gather around the table and share a delicious meal together. Sorriso means "smile" in Italian and our son, LJ, who has Down Syndrome, is our inspiration. He brings a smile to everyone he meets. We wanted to create a safe place where LJ could work and be a vibrant part of the community he lives in. That was the dream of Sorriso Kitchen.

It all started around the kitchen table. (as do so many important decisions in the Bellas family)

Jimmy grew up in the family restaurant business on Long Island, NY. After marrying Karen, he changed careers by joining corporate America where he remained for 20 years. After telling the boys countless stories about the family

business and talking about getting back into it one day, Nico said at dinner, “Please—let’s just do it already.” We looked at each other and realized Nico was right. This was the time.

After that, everything fell into place. The perfect space showed up, funding, chef, staff and it’s been an incredible ride ever since. Our food, creative chefs and attentive servers receive rave reviews often.
And folks love our mission.

Karen’s years as a Creative Art Director in advertising has served well in the redesign of the interior, logo and everything visual about the place. She also has a passion for cooking and feeding people. Her favorite feature is custom designed wallpaper that welcomes guests to Sorriso. She feels that we eat with our eyes first so the decor should be as inviting as the food. It's all part of what makes guests smile while enjoying a delicious meal.

We’ve been overwhelmed and overjoyed to receive an outpouring of support from our incredible community. It’s been a journey beyond what we ever imagined. And we can't wait to see what the future holds. Please join us for breakfast, lunch, weekly dinners, Art Night Outs and takeout, and we will do our best to be sure you ‘eat happy’.

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