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Sardo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sardo-restaurant.com
  • Phone: 0207 387 2521
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
    Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: We have three different areas suitable for private functions, including our fire room and our conservatory. We can cater for parties of 15 to parties of 80 guests. With the exposed brick walls of the horse tunnel to the ancient olive tree on the patio the restaurant is bursting with character.
  • Private Party Contact: Romolo Mudu 020-7722-2800

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Tube station: Warren Street, Victoria & Northern lines
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sardo
Word has spread like lightning about this Italian restaurant in London’s Fitzrovia just a few steps from Fitzroy Square. Sardo is one of the few restaurants in London that focuses on the cuisine of Sardinia, so you can expect consummately prepared authentic Sardinian specialties prepared by a Sardinian chef. It’s all served by smiling staff in a relaxed, welcoming setting, and at prices that will remind you of your childhood holidays -- well very nearly. Start with Sardo’s thin-sliced sun-dried fillet of tuna on a bed of fresh French beans and sun-dried tomatoes, followed by hard-wheat pasta in a tomato and aromatic sausage sauce. Main courses include grilled swordfish with rucola and tomato, and sweets feature the sebadas, a puff pastry filled with pecorino cheese and topped with honey. The international wine list is strong on characterful Sardinian wines, the perfect accompaniment to a fabulous meal at Sardo restaurant.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I was very disappointed by this restaurant, the food is very poor in terms of its authenticity, it is NOT italian, leave alone Sardinian. Being Italian I know what to expect, but even my Polish friend was disappointed. The staff is not Italian and we doubt the chef is either. Very disappointing!"
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "Not far from Euston Station, this was a friendly place to have lunch. Though branded Sardinian, we thought the dishes typically Italian. I particularly like the beef carpaccio and my friend the tuna carpaccio. Our main courses were huge. My calves liver was cooked to perfection but I struggled to finish it all. We shared a tiramisu which seemed pretty standard fare. The red Monica di Sardo was smooth and full. Attentive service from two waitresses. A go-again place!"
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "This was a first visit and we will come here again. All our food choices were good, but the beef carpaccio definitely caused food envy during the starters and had to be shared. I echo an earlier comment about the wines as there isn't much under £30. Also, it would help to know something about Sardinian wines before you order - we were surprised to find that a white wine described as 'floral, green pear and citrus aromas, lively and fresh acidity, honeysuckle and melon linger on the finish' appeared to have been quite heavily oaked."
    dined on 06/08/2014
  • "Six of us were treated to a good meal and excellent service."
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "I have been to Sardo a number of times this summer and have been consistently impressed by the delicious Sardinian food, the chance to try some wonderful Sardinian wines, the friendly service and the relaxed, yet elegant, atmosphere. In summer the front double doors are open giving a breezy atmosphere and there are also a few tables outside on the street where you can feel the Fitzrovia buzz. Go and enjoy!"
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "Good first and second courses but mediocre desserts. Expensive if agreeable house wine. Pleasant and calm atmosphere with good service. Avoid expensive extras such as bread at £2 a head. Have had equally good Italian food and wine at more reasonable prices so would hesitate to go there again."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "My Husband and I choose eat at Sardo due to it's convenient location near to Euston Station prior to catching a train. It is a real find - delicious, original, homemade food served in generously sized portions at good value for money. The staff are friendly and efficient too making a winning combination. I thoroughly recommend it and can't wait to return."
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "This restaurant continues to provide excellent interesting Sardinian food. Atmosphere is welcoming and service friendly and considerate."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "I had visited Sardo at a number of occasions over the last seven years but then hadn't been for a while. This time around I was quite disappointed. It was the quality of the food that I think had changed. The dishes felt more plain and generic in taste. The staff was pleasant and helpful but the owner wasn't there and he usually gave a strong sense of identity to the place. Another indication that something must have changed was the fact that at 7pm on Saturday there were hardly anyone in the restaurant which made it feel very empty and a bit sad. In all honesty I didn't enjoy the restaurant that much and I don't think I will be going back."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "Sardo was very good. Food good and service and ambience good too. Will definitely use again. Thanks."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "I have eaten at Sardo a number of times. Each time, it lives up to expectations. Highly recommended. My favourite is the crab meat spaghetti with chilli oil."
    dined on 08/07/2014
  • "We have been going to this restaurant over the last 2 years. Consistently good food. Excellent service and the staff are all extremely friendly and courteous whilst maintaining a professional approach at all times. Always busy when we go so worth booking. We always take friends or family there when visiting us in London and can thoroughly recommend for Lunch or Dinner"
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "This was occasion was for my fathers 69th birthday and it did not fail to impress. The booking was for 5 people on a Wednesday night, on arrival it became apparent this is a popular restaurant that had a very clean welcoming feeling about it. The staff are very attententive with out being over your shoulder and the food arrived in a timely manner. Over all it was a good experience with hearty portion sized courses. One down side and the only one really is the tiny bathroom facilities. If you like fresh well seasoned seafood with a relaxed atmosphere this has to be on your list of places to try! There are also many other great dishes that aren't seafood based so something for everyone."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "delightful venue with its simple and unpretentious surroundings, attentive staff and delicious food. Will try to return soon"
    dined on 24/06/2014
  • "We went with a picky foodie and all of us loved it. The food was carefully prepared, beautifully presented, and very tasty. The foodie diner liked it so much, she started telling passers-by (we had an outside table) to come in and try the food. I am disabled and they very helpfully accommodated me and my scooter. It was all very nice. We intend to go back soon."
    dined on 23/06/2014
  • "Would have preferred to have vegetarian dishes marked on the menu."
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "Tuna Carpaccio, veal sweetbreads, good wine list. Always reliable. Slightly cramped together tables only drawback"
    dined on 16/06/2014
  • "I always have a lovely time at Sardo, because of the combination of delicious food, attentive and charming service, and a convivial atmosphere. I would add that as a hearing aid user I find the acoustics of the restaurant better than many"
    dined on 12/06/2014
  • "Generous portions, actually verging on too big. I had the calves livers, the size was so large it almost put me off. Attentive service, tasty food, maybe a tad expensive, we shared a starter, had no drinks or dessert, just coffee, came to £60. Not a venue for a quiet meal but it was a busy lunchtime on a sunny day."
    dined on 11/06/2014
  • "The food is fine - well cooked, nice ingrediants, well presented. however, it's a noisy place, the service was slow and the prices a bit too high. We only had one course and one glass of wine each and it came to over £60. Part of that (well £4) was because they charged or the bread basket and olives which they had put on the table, and they failed to annonce the charge. The bread was nice and the olives good, but i would prefer to choose to have them or not if they are chargeable."
    dined on 10/06/2014
  • "A very nice restaurant with a light, summery, Sardinian ambiance. Excellent food and very good service., "
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "Classical. Unfussy. Traditional. Real. Absolute delicious. A rare find in London. GO!"
    dined on 02/06/2014
  • "Lunch at Sardo was most enjoyable. The food is excellent with attentive service, in a simple yet attractive venue. I look forward to returning soon"
    dined on 30/05/2014
  • "It was enormous and delicious! Lightly cooked. Beautifully served."
    dined on 22/05/2014
  • "This is a favourite restaurant of mine for special occasions. The food (fish- John Dory- for me) and Sardinian wine are always delicious and the ambience is friendly. On this occasion we were 6 people and service was good. The only thing that slightly marred the evening was the clearly very stressed demeanour of one of the waitresses and the quality of the tiramisu which was a bit bland and lacking in both texture and flavour. I gather their Primrose Hill branch has closed down due to an increasingly poor standard in the quality of the dishes there - a shame since the setting by the canal was particularly lovely and the whole restaurant larger and more spacious. But this one in Grafton Way has not lowered its standards - long may it remain!"
    dined on 16/05/2014
  • "Food is not bad here. Everything is cooked just right. But, it was quite salty on all dishes. Particularly, pasta dishes. Most of regulars were ordering non-pasta dishes, so they might know what to avoid. In a area where so many good restaurants are concentrated, I am not sure if I would return. Especially so, it is not necessary cheap."
    dined on 15/05/2014
  • "Great Sardinian food, really well done. Great service. Very accommodating with vegetarian friends (overall menu is not very vegetarian friendly)."
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "I'd been before and so knew what to expect. I love the bread and olives, and the food is excellent. The decor clen and fresh. It's a small restaurant so gets quite noisy when all tables busy."
    dined on 08/05/2014
  • "The menu is not typical from Sardinia , only a couple of dishes were from the island, dessert menu very disappointing as there were no sardinian specialty "
    dined on 28/04/2014
  • "When the starter appeared, it was enough for a main course - we then struggled to eat the main course which would have fed 4 people rather than just the 2 of us! The service was excellent and the food was very good - we were so full, we could not manage a dessert - just coffee, which was also very good."
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "We were a group of 8 and all of us loved the food - that tells you how good it was as it's rare to have everyone like it. The non-pasta options are different from what you find in typical Italian places and were excellent! I tried the lamb and was def among the best i ever had! Service was good too - they even held our table for an extra 30mins as we got stuck while watching a football game. They even gave us a free round of shots at the end to cap off an amazing dinner!"
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "Booking wa s quite straightforward and sudden additional person was accepted without any stress. Foods were fresh and well dished up. All 8 of our party fully satisfied. Quite impressive."
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "My wife and I had an early dinner at Sardo. She had the swordfish and I had the calf's liver. Both were excellent. The desserts were great too. A bit cheeky that the bread and olives which were not asked for were added to the bill though. Other than that, value for money was very good. Would certainly make a return visit."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Very good food at very good prices (by London standards), served with care and attention."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "My first visit to Sardo - a friendly, simple yet elegant style and the best food I've had in months.....we arrived early and it was perfect until the area at the back of the restaurant filled up....then it was difficult to hear conversation even across our table. As a musician I have good hearing AND I also have acoustic boards on my studio walls - Sardo could improve the ambience immensely with just a few of these specially designed boards which would look like contemporary art on the rather bare walls - so FOOD for THOUGHT?!"
    dined on 27/03/2014
  • "This well-established restaurant focusing on the food & wine of Sardinia has clearly mastered the art of welcoming diners and providing friendly and efficient service in a relaxed atmosphere. It made for a very satisfying dining experience."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "I came across Sardo when arranging a lunch with an old friend. What a find. Tucked away near Great Portland Place this is a gem. Wednesday lunch and the place was buzzing. If you are looking for a quiet intimate lunch, forget it, the sound of 20 simultaneous conversations echoing through the room will not be what you are looking for but if you want delicious Sardinian food, great atmosphere and fun this is the place for you. Very reasonably priced and the staff couldn't be better."
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "We had a lovely early evening meal. The food was beautifully prepared and presented with the Carl's liver a particular success. Despite being very busy the waiting staff were very pleasant and unhurried and there was a terrific buzz of conversation in the room. Thoroughly recommended."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "It's a good restaurant close to Warren Street station. Service is good and food is nice although not exceptionnal. But then I had pasta as a main I should maybe have gone for something more refined. I think it was good but overall overpriced"
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "I visited Sardo with my husband when we were staying in London for a few days. The staff were very attentive without being pushy and the food was lovely. My husband chose a soup from the specials menu and I chose my main meal from there which was lamb and it was cooked to perfection. The restaurant was very busy but we didn't have to wait long for the food to arrive. There was a mix up with desserts but this was soon rectified. All in all a very enjoyable evening and we will come again when we are in London."
    dined on 24/02/2014