The Story

The story of Sorriso centers around three Italian passions: great food, an exuberance for life, and the joy of sharing good times with those who matter most. Here, we honor the past and family traditions with a distinctly modern flavor. Enjoy authentic Italian countryside cooking prepared using the freshest ingredients in a warm, comfortable setting that evokes the kitchens and dining rooms of the Old Country. At Sorriso, share a meal, and share a smile.



Meet Chef David

Helming Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen in addition to overseeing all culinary offerings for The Westin at The Woodlands, ranging from room service to special events, Executive Chef David Buckley developed his love of cooking from his father and grew up harvesting herbs and vegetables in his back yard garden – a tradition that continues with his family today.

Before joining The Westin at The Woodlands, Buckley was executive sous chef at the hotel’s sister property, The Woodlands Resort. Prior to that, he spent a decade in San Diego. There, he held positions including senior sous chef on the opening team of coastal-inspired Vistal Bar + Restaurant at the InterContinental, chef de cuisine at Town and Country Resort, supporting the development of new dining concepts during a major renovation, sous chef of Michelin Guide recognized seafood restaurant and market The Fishery and general manager of famed Mexican destination Taco Surf –in a role that included oversight of offsite catering in addition to menu and recipe development. A graduate of San Diego Culinary Institute, Buckley was also a sous chef at the award-winning Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku, HI.

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