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Sorrento's Pizza Roma


233 Atwood St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
www.sorrentosoakland.com
Email : price.2980@hotmail.com
Phone : 412-621-9129

County : Allegheny
Neighborhood : Pittsburgh - Central Oakland
County: Allegheny
Designation Level : Silver Designation
Owner/Manager : Aaron Price - Owner


(December 22, 2015, 10:01) Restaurant's comment:
We have been family owned & operated for over 40 years. We care about the community because we are a part of it. That is why we use local gourmet products from Breadworks, Parma sausage, and local distributor Nappies foods. We also use mostly 100% recycled paper pizza boxes. Taking pride in our work is what has allowed us to withstand the test of time. Our fresh daily-prepared dough & sauces continue to provide patrons with a timeless eating experience. Come taste 40 years of tradition & let us serve you.

Sustainability Practices:


General

Points
1 point Mandatory: We will/we pledge to display our Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation on our website, menu, and/or marketing materials

Restaurant's statement: Our restaurant will display our Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation through our website, menu, and/or marketing materials, and program decal.
1 point Mandatory: We will/we pledge to post the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant decal in a place visible to restaurant guests

Restaurant's statement: Our restaurant will display our Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant designation through our website, menu, and/or marketing materials, and program decal.
3 points We provide sustainability-related training and information to all new and existing employees

Restaurant's statement: We train all our employees on our sustainable practices.
5 Points for General

Waste Reduction

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2 points We recycle all of the following materials: paper, glass, plastic, cardboard, and aluminum

Restaurant's statement: Based on how waste is managed in our building, we recycle what we can. We recycle all cardboard with Road Runner Recycling.
3 points We recycle/donate for reuse some of the following small materials/items: polystyrene/Styrofoam, light bulbs, batteries, aerosol cans, paint, computer systems, hardware, light fixtures, ink and toner cartridges

Restaurant's statement: We recycle toner cartridges and reuse anything we can within Sorrento's before disposing.
2 points We buy at least one of the following products in bulk - no individually wrapped/portioned items: straws, to-go cutlery, or condiments used for in-house orders

Restaurant's statement: We buy most everything in bulk.
1 point We post our daily specials or menu on a chalkboard/whiteboard as opposed to printing

Restaurant's statement: Our menu and specials are posted on a chalkboard.
2 points We do not use plastic bags to bag take-out items or have instilled an "offer first" approach to bagging take-out items in plastic

Restaurant's statement: We use mostly brown paper bags. We try to avoid using plastic bags as much as possible.
1 point We purchase polystyrene foam or Sytrofoam containers (boxes and cups) that are made with post consumer recycled polystyrene

Restaurant's statement: Our cups and six inch to-go containers are made from post-consumer recycled polystyrene.
3 points We purchase paper products and/or containers made from recycled content

Restaurant's statement: Our pizza boxes are either made from 100% recycled content or certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
2 points We purchase paper products and/or containers that are recyclable

Restaurant's statement: Pizza boxes can be recycled by removing the greased portion of the box with food stuff remains and recycling what is left.
2 points We purchase plastic products/containers that are recyclable

Restaurant's statement: Our ramekins are recyclable.
2 points If we offer our guests paper self-serve napkins, we use a single output dispenser

Restaurant's statement: All our tables are set with single output napkin dispensers.
2 points We use a paperless ordering and billing for vendors where it is available

Restaurant's statement: When available, we use paperless ordering and billing with vendors.
3 points We serve dine-in food and beverages with multi-use rather than disposable dishware (plates, cups, utensils, ramekins, etc.)

Restaurant's statement: Our dinners are served on ceramic dish ware, in-house orders of pizza are served on trays, and in-house hoagie orders are served in baskets lined with a sheet of deli paper.
1 point We pay utility bills electronically (when given the option)

Restaurant's statement: We pay gas and electric online.
26 Points for Waste Reduction

Water Conservation

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2 points We practice water-saving dishwashing techniques: hand scraping plates, pots, and pans before washing, presoaking pans/utensils, only running the dishwasher when it is full, and/or basin style washing

Restaurant's statement: We use basin style washing and scrape food residue from plates, pots, and pans before washing.
3 points We have addressed water conservation through the efficiency of our toilets

Restaurant's statement: We have a new toilet installed that is low-flow.
1 point We thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator (not with running water)

Restaurant's statement: We do not thaw food under running water.
1 point We avoid hosing indoor and outdoor areas. Instead, we use dry cleaning methods followed by a damp mopping

Restaurant's statement: We use a broom and damp mopping.
2 points We regularly check for and repair leaks in our water system

Restaurant's statement: We check for leaks annually.
2 points We take necessary precautions to prevent wastewater contaminants produced during exterior cleaning/pressure washing or cleaning of floor mats, trash cans, or equipment from entering storm drains

Restaurant's statement: We don't use any harsh products and do our best to prevent wastewater from entering storm drains.
1 point We turn off all kitchen faucets when not in use

Restaurant's statement: We only turn on faucets in the kitchen when necessary and do not run them unnecessarily.
12 Points for Water Conservation

Energy Efficiency

Points
4 points We have conducted a professionally done, comprehensive energy audit in the past 5 years

Restaurant's statement: OPDC performed an energy audit in 2014.
2 points We use a programmable thermostat (continuously programmed to heat at 68 degrees and cool at 74 degrees during operating hours and 62 to heat/85 to cool during non-operating hours)

Restaurant's statement: We have a programmable thermostat and set it to heat at 68 degrees and cool at 74 degrees.
2 points We turn off non-emergency indoor lights during non-operating hours

Restaurant's statement: We do not leave lights on unnecessarily at closing or during non-operating hours.
2 points We turn off lights in unused spaces or have installed sensors/timers to automatically turn them off

Restaurant's statement: Lights are only turned on in spaces that are occupied.
2 points We regularly clean evaporator and condenser coils on refrigerators (every 3 months)

Restaurant's statement: We do this almost daily.
1 point We maintain the temperature of our hot water heater at 140 degrees or at the lowest temperature consistent with our sanitizing system

Restaurant's statement: We maintain the temperature of our hot water heater at 140 degrees.
1 point We turn off all electronic equipment at the end of business or place them in energy saving mode

Restaurant's statement: We power down all electronic equipment at the end of the day. Our drink coolers are also motion activated and light up when activated (by door opening.)
2 points We power down the kitchen equipment during slow, idle times

Restaurant's statement: We power down our deck oven during slow times of business.
1 point We use natural cooling in place of air conditioning, when acceptable

Restaurant's statement: When the weather is appropriate, we open the door for air circulation. We try to keep the A/C off as much as possible and always turn it off at night.
2 points We have insulated all refrigeration cold suction lines

Restaurant's statement: We have insulated our cold suction lines.
19 Points for Energy Efficiency

People - Community/Consumer Actions

Points
2 points We partner with, fundraise, sponsor, promote or donate to a local community organization, community members, or cause

Restaurant's statement: We donate to St. Jude's and breast cancer, leukemia...just to name a couple. We donate food to Pitt, CMU, or Carlow's fraternity or sorority events. We are very active in the community through fundraising, donating, and sponsoring.
3 points We provide employment opportunities for residents of the local community

Restaurant's statement: 100% of our employees are local.
2 points There is a secure location to store bicycles at or near our restaurant

Restaurant's statement: There is a bike rack located outside Sorrento's.
7 Points for People - Community/Consumer Actions

People - Employee Actions

Points
2 points Our employees participate in volunteer activities

Restaurant's statement: We have employees who volunteer their time to tutor children in underserved communities.
5 points We exceed the industry standard for FOH and BOH employee wages (over the current minimum wage rate) or have instituted an alternative pay system structure compared to traditional industry methods

Restaurant's statement: All our employees make well over minimum wage.
4 points We offer health benefits to our employees

Restaurant's statement: Our employees are offered health benefits - we help supplement the cost of their insurance.
1 point Our restaurant is owned by someone who lives within the local region

Restaurant's statement: We have been a local family-owned business in operation since 1971.
3 points We offer our staff training to further enhance career development

Restaurant's statement: We are always open to offer training to employees to widen their skill set.
1 point We provide emergency rides for employees

Restaurant's statement: We offer emergency rides for employees - we take those who do not drive home on the weekends when closing hours are later.
3 points We provide employees with at least 11 hours of non-working time between shifts

Restaurant's statement: Most of the time employees are receiving eleven hours between shifts. There is only one day/wk where we close late and have an early open requiring an employee to be present.
3 points We provide employees working double shifts with a minimum break time of two hours

Restaurant's statement: We give our employees a minimum two hour break between double shifts.
3 points We provide our employees at least one day off for every five days worked consecutively

Restaurant's statement: All employees are given at least one day off for every five days worked.
3 points Our full-time salaried employees work an average no more than of 35-45 hours/week

Restaurant's statement: Our salaried employees work an average of 35-35 hours per week.
3 points For employees earning hourly wages, we guarantee a minimum amount of weekly working hours

Restaurant's statement: We guarantee all hourly employees a minimum amount of weekly working hours.
3 points We offer our FOH and BOH employees vacation time

Restaurant's statement: Some employees are offered vacation time - depends on how long they've been employed. We close around the Christmas holiday for a week and a half, so everyone has that time off.
3 points We offer internal promotions

Restaurant's statement: Delivery drivers have been promoted to pizza makers.
3 points We cross-train employees across different floor and kitchen positions

Restaurant's statement: Employees working the daytime work throughout the restaurant.
3 points We provide employees with the ability to move between front and back of house positions

Restaurant's statement: Our employees work in the BOH making pizza and also operate the register, take orders, and deliver them to customers.
3 points We give raises based on employee performance and responsibility

Restaurant's statement: We always offer raises to employees who demonstrate strong abilities and perform their job well.
1 point We provide discounts for our employees at our restaurant

Restaurant's statement: All employees are offered free meals.
2 points We provide bonuses or incentives for employee performance

Restaurant's statement: We offer small bonuses and incentives for employees who are performing well at their job.
2 points We work hard to ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment

Restaurant's statement: We make our best effort to have a diverse and inclusive work environment and would not discriminate against any potential employee based on differences.
51 Points for People - Employee Actions

Responsible Sourcing

Points
3 points When Energy Star or energy efficient equipment is not available or attainable, we make it a priority to purchase refurbished appliances or equipment

Restaurant's statement: Our stove was purchase refurbished. We make it a priority to purchase equipment that is used or refurbished.
3 points We derive some items or ingredients locally (i.e. cheese, milk, coffee, tea, juice, baked goods, beer, wine, spirits, invasive species, raw baking materials)

Restaurant's statement: We source gourmet local products from Breadworks, Parma sausage, and Nappies Foods.
2 points We source products from a regionally-based third party supplier

Restaurant's statement: We source from Nappie's Foods
4 points We purchase items at the local Farmer's Market

Restaurant's statement: We go to the local Farmer's Market at Phipps, in season.
2 points We recognize local farms and/or vendors whose products we source online, on our menu, or through our marketing

Restaurant's statement: Our website highlights Breadworks, Nappie's Foods, and Parma Sausage as some local suppliers .
3 points We make at least one of the following items in-house: salad dressings, condiments, sauces, jams, jellies, juices, soups, broths, stock, chutneys, syrups, salsas

Restaurant's statement: We make our own crust and pizza sauce.
8 points When in season, we source 46-100% of produce locally (From within a 150 mile radius)

Restaurant's statement: In season, we source approximately 75% of our produce locally.
4 points We source 16-30% of meats locally (From within a 150 mile radius)

Restaurant's statement: We source our sausage and capicola locally - about 30% of our total meat sourcing.
29 Points for Responsible Sourcing

Nutrition

Points
2 points Our restaurant provides half portions of select menu items or small plates (tapas)

Restaurant's statement: We offer half hoagies and pizza by the slice
2 points Our restaurant provides vegetarian/vegan fare

Restaurant's statement: We can make many types of vegetarian pizzas. In addition, we offer calzones, veggie lover's pizza, a couple different versions of vegetarian flatbread, and a veggie hoagie.
2 points Our restaurant provides entrée items served with fruits and/or vegetables

Restaurant's statement: Our offer 11 vegetable/fruit toppings that can be added to pizza.
2 points Our restaurant provides allergen-free options

Restaurant's statement: We offer gluten-free pizza crust.
2 points Our restaurant provides low-sodium options

Restaurant's statement: We offer many salads that are low sodium. Some hoagies can also offer a lower sodium option.
2 points Our restaurant provides low calorie salad dressings

Restaurant's statement: We have light Italian dressing and oil and vinegar.
3 points Our restaurant provides fruits or vegetables are offered with children's meals

Restaurant's statement: Our offer 11 vegetable/fruit toppings that can be added to pizza, but we do not have many children that come in.
2 points We use healthful, plant based oils for cooking and baking (containing predominantly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats - no trans-fat/partially-hydrogenated oils)

Restaurant's statement: We use an olive oil/vegetable oil blend. (75/25 ratio)
3 points We have satisfied the requirements associated with earning Live Well Allegheny restaurant status. (Note: If your restaurant is located in Allegheny County, completing these requirements will earn you status as a LWA Restaurant in addition to your SPR designation. If your restaurant is located outside of Allegheny County, you will receive points toward your SPR designation by meeting LWA Restaurant requirements.)

Restaurant's statement: We have satisfied the requirements associated with earning Live Well Allegheny restaurant status.
20 Points for Nutrition