Taste of Brookline: Sorriso Market

From Nick Lisotto, Sorriso Market

Sorriso is the Italian word for smile. My father was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in my youth, and I have his ashes tattooed on my wrist with the word SMILE. It was through that humbling experience I decided to leave finance and travel the world working for famous Chefs and restaurants. Becoming both a Chef and Sommelier along the way, this store is combination of my life’s passions and I look forward to sharing them with everyone.

Bringing a Michelin Restaurant Experience to a Retail Shop

Sorriso Market is at its heart a highly curated Wine Shop. Every single bottle in the shop has been tasted and hand selected by myself personally. I taste over 100 wines a week with only a small fraction of them making the cut. We have one of the deepest wine cellars in the United States with vintages of reds and whites going back to the 1960s, sparkling wine from the 1970s and porto going back to 1800s. We also have over 200 wines under $30 dollars, that ABSOLUTELY over deliver at their respective price points. We have a huge amaro section because I have a tendency to overeat; along with some of the best armagnac and tequila in the world. A small, but feisty craft beer section to fill out the category learning towards Belgians and Sours. So while are a wine shop, we have all of your needs covered on the beverage side!

I wanted to bring Michelin Restaurant Experience to a Retail Shop. Part of that was through the art showcased in the store. We also have the largest private collection of Thomas Arvid Paintings, not surprisingly my favorite painter. When you see his work you will understand why, as he is world renown Painter of Wine. The details in the paintings have you tasting the wine evoking visions of sharing a glass with an old friend after getting through COVID.

We also have hand blown wine glasses, Illy espresso and espresso machines for sale, a library of wine books, wine tasting tables for our weekly Tuesday Night wine tasting and book the shop for a private wine tasting. We also do Zoom wine classes and for a once in a life-time meal, I will also come to your home and cook a full tasting menu with wine pairings. On a more frequent basis, I have been working with Cobble in the Arcade (Chef Emily) to do their wine pairings and partner on some dinners as well!

Read the article first published on the Brookline TAB


Beet pasta recipe - light, fresh summer sauce

Use my freshly-made pasta for your meal! I use freshly milled flour to make literally the best pasta in America -- Bronze dies, slow curing all made by me with freshly milled flour. We were the first restaurant to mill our own flour in the U.S., and I have been doing this for the last decade. At one point I was hand rolling over 2,000 pieces a day. So yes, I am a little obsessed with pasta. Learn more at SorrisoPasta.com.
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • Sorriso Beet Pasta
  • Lemon Juice
  • Fresh tarragon leaves (you have to pick them off the stem)
  • Orange zest
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Pine nuts


  • Start by bringing a pot of water to a boil lightly seasoned with salt (should taste like a well-seasoned broth)
  • Boil your Sorriso Beet Pasta for 8-10 min
  • Toast pine nuts in a dry pan over low heat

While the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce:

  • Crack some fresh black pepper into a pan and toast it with Olive Oil
  • Then use a ladle and add some of the pasta water to the pan so the oil doesn’t get too hot (about 2 oz)
  • Once the pasta is ALMOST done cooking transfer it to the pan with a slotted spoon (Never rinse your pasta and always finish cooking it in the sauce)
  • Always toss the pasta the moment after it gets into the pan to make sure its moving all around and coated by the pepper and the oil.
  • Next squeeze 1/4 of a lemon into the pan and add a handful of tarragon leaves and toss the pasta with a little more olive oil in the pan. Toss the pasta at least 50 times. I used to make my chefs toss is 100 times minimum. This ensures the sauce is emulsified.
  • Taste for seasoning. Add more lemon and tarragon to taste
  • Finish by plating in a bowl and adding fresh orange zest over top and the toasted pine nuts!


Wine Pairing: Ca dei Frati Brolettino Lugana (which is like a more fun Chardonnay)
Sorriso Market is located at 27 Harvard St., Brookline Village, Sorrisovino.com (617) 487-8337
Keyword Fresh, Italian, Local, Pasta
Klara Kaufman
Author: Klara Kaufman

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