Sartori
Sartori

Sartori

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sartori-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 02078366308
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Sartori
A traditional Italian restaurant in the very centre of London, Sartori Restaurant is situated on Great Newport Street, just a minute’s walk from Leicester Square. With a lively, chilled out vibe and modern, cosy décor in earthy tones, this is the perfect post work stop off, allowing Londoners to let their hair down with a cocktail or two alongside excellent, high quality Italian food. Taking in the best of the country’s culinary favourites, Sartori prides itself on offering traditional dishes, a true expression of the vast and varied food landscape of Italy. Of particular note are Sartori’s utterly authentic pizzas, cooked in the restaurant’s custom built Strazzullo Michele wood-fired forno, described by blogger Young & Foodish as "the Stradivarius of pizza ovens".
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerPre/post Theatre
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Sartori reviews from OpenTable diners
167 reviews since 31 October 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambience3.6
    Value3.9
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (103)group bookings (63)fit for foodies (42)outstanding value (36)special occasions (35)good vegetarian options (34)business meals (22)child friendly (20)romance (18)sunday lunch (17)brunch (8)outdoor eating (5)disabled access (4)Show More
  • Will not return
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    Took a friend, after I told them how good this place was. No more....food was really quite poor. I shall never return, too many good places in London at the same sort of price.
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  • Perfect for pre-theatre!
    Danielle
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    Hi, I came with some friends before attending the theatre. Great location and amazing food! The best pizza I have ever had! Including visits to Sicily!
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sartori
    Suie
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    Have been to Sartori's many time and it never fails to please - wonderful food and ambience and such great value!
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • FoodyFoody
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    Have not tried Italian dining in London before as noone seems to recommend anywhere so was a bit apprehensive as i love Italian food but reviews made me bite the bullet,was not disappointed.Good surroundings with busy atmosphere,i was a little disappointed to be sat downstairs as thought the liveliness wouldn't be the same but did'nt need to worry as just as busy as upstairs.Only downside,we were sat next to Pizza oven so a little bit hot but staff and food made up for this.You know when you have a good authentic Restaurant when its full of its own countrymen and women.Well priced food and drink although a bit cheesed off that a 12.5% service charge is added which i know is the norm,although good,I've had better at other restaurants.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best pizza in london!
    Giujap
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    I've been there twice and both time the pizza was amazing and at a proper cost!real neapolitan pizza!and the super central location adds incredible value!
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    group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Fully Italian and looooooooovely - if you like Italy and Italians!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pizza in the West End
    Enta
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I'm often wary of restaurants offering pre-theatre menus and located very centrally, but Sartori is no tourist trap despite the location between Leicester Square/Charing Cross Road and Covent Garden. There is an a la carte menu and a lunch and pre/post theatre menu offering pasta and pizzas, including "Panuozzi" - a folded and filled pizza dough dish from Naples. The restaurant boasts a wood fired oven and has an authentic Italian feel, a great welcome and very good pizza.
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  • Unusual
    Dandireds90
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We used to like the pizza; but This time it wasn't like the same before!! They might be change pizza dough or chef!!
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  • Very good pizza
    chtur
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Very authentic italian pizza at affordable prices next to Leicester Square.
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    good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular visitor
    SMX70
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I have visited Sartori on several occasions now and find it good value when using my Tastecard. The food is great and the menu is varied. The wine is good. The ambience is best when seated upstairs - this time I was seated downstairs which I found a little to dark and noisy. The service was also not as good as usual. Having said that I would still recommend this as a great pre-theatre or Saturday lunchtime option.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Splendid experience
    Chrisnsusan
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    We had a wonderful pre theatre meal at this conveniently located restaurant. The service was excellent and the food most tasty. I have eaten here before and the standard is very good. Good wine choices and all in all a great experience.
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    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Great restaurant with gread prices
    BryonyVIP
    Dined on 24/9/2014
    Always go to Sartori when in London for pre theatre dinner. The £10.95 menu for 2 course is exceptional and varied. Highly recommend
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  • Excellent experience
    ALydon
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Despite turning up half an hour late (but having made a reservation!) I was pleasantly surprised to see our table had been held and the staff were warm and welcoming. Our starters, the antipasti for me, and calamari for my other half, were sublime, as were the Milanese veal and steak mains. The only downside, there was no room for dessert! The portions were generous, the wine was delicious, and the shot of limoncello really topped the whole thing off. I'd heard good things about Sartori. But they were wrong. Good doesn't even begin to cover it. I'd highly recommend this restaurant.
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • had a beautiful meal
    Kristy
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    I had a group booking and not everyone turned up. I apologized to the waiter and advised they wouldn't be coming. The staff were very good about this and said not a problem. The food was just delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I too would go back if I lived in London.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theatre trip
    Bucklad
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Picked based on previous reviews and was not disappointed, quick service, great for pre-theatre meal
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Saturday night
    Fastfood
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Very busy, food reasonable, service good although we did have to ask for certain items of cutlery, not a place for a romantic but ideal for pre and post theatre food.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Saturday at Sartori
    IanB
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    While food menu is not extensive, this is more than surpassed by both the quality and outstanding value of the food on offer. Service was prompt and the restaurant definitely lives up to it's high ratings which made us choose it in the first place. Will definitely use again and likely to be our venue of choice whenever we go to Covent Garden/theatre.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    LouBLou
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Having booked tickets for theatre we then searched for nearby restaurant. Staff were friendly, helpful and food arrived promptly. There was a wide selection to choose from, including a pre theatre menu but we went for the a la carte. Delicious spaghetti vongole served with a dish for the clam shells and hand wipes and a veal dish with lovely Italian crispy potatoes. Fortunately we had decided against a starter and just managed to squeeze in desserts. Again staff were on hand to advise us - they could obviously see that we take our desserts very seriously! We will definitely being going back next time we go to the theatre or just happen to be passing.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Theatre dinner
    Matt
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Having booked the restaurant through open table the staff were well aware of our booking. We had great service from every member of staff. Set menu's had enough to choose from and food arrived promptly without being rushed. Tasty and good value - great for a meal in the West End at any time. Good value for money as well! Will definitely be recommending to friends and family.
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    brunch, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wellfed
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Great service , enthusiasm and good cheer, in a venue ideal for the West. End , and good Italian food to boot, with plenty of variety and innovation.
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    child friendly, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre
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  • Great food in the heart of London.
    Tezbrown89
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    You know when Italians are trying to get into this restaurant that you have chosen a good one. The place was busy, so although would have liked noise levels a bit lower the ambience was good. The choice of food was pretty good, from 1 metre pizzas to swordfish and steak. The service was efficient and friendly. Once our food arrived we were not disappointed, it was fresh and very tasty. Overall this restaurant was excellent, the food was delicious sand great value, I would recommend, and I would go back again.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dining
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Perfect location for pre-theatre dining. plenty of space, good waiting staff. Quick service without feeling rushed. Generous portion size. Would recommend and go back.
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll worth a visit
    Streaky
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    If you are looking for a good quality Italian meal at a reasonable cost, then this is the place for you. Have visited more than once and always find friendly service as well as good food. Probably not ideal for a romantic meal as the atmosphere is lively, but for London, good value.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Mazz
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Our family of 5 visited Sartori on a Wednesday night at 7pm by 8pm restaurant was getting very busy, when we left at 9pm there were lots of people waiting for a table so is obviously a very popular restaurant. Food was lovely and we didn't have to wait long for it to be served. My daughter and I had seafood linguine which was very tasty, my partner had calzone which was huge and my sons had lasagne and penne pasta with tomato sauce which were also very tasty and portions were a good size. Would definitely eat here again.
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    child friendly, group bookings, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • nice and tasty food
    Pantelis
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Great Food and wine choice. proper Italian pizza and pasta. you will think you are in Italy. great place in central london. always call in advance as it is always busy to find a table.
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings
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  • Brilliant as always
    Foodie
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    The food and service was great as always! Went with a vegetarian friend so are the veggie options which were really tasty!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best pizza in London
    Mary
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    The best pizza I have had in London so far. Margherita must try, order the pizza a metro if you are many. They make the bread themselves and it s amazing compared to London standard. Very friendly staff and quick service. Always busy better to book in advance. I would advise for a dinner with friends not for a romance, too crowded.
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  • Birthday dinner
    Westlondoner
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Booked Sartori for a birthday dinner with female friends. Chose it because of central location and reasonably priced menu with very wide range of dishes. The restaurant is very modern in design and very lively which suited us but could be too noisy for some. The service was prompt and friendly and the food delicious - between us we had fish and meat, vegetarian and pasta dishes. All were very generous portions at sensible prices. The bill was very reasonable - starters, mains, coffee, 2 bottles of wine and prosecco aperitifs for just under 50 per head including service. I would certainly come again for a cheery atmosphere and authentic Italian food.
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    child friendly, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real Italian
    mjmish
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was amazing, the pizza I had reminded me of Rome.
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great prices
    Camfoodie
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Had a lovely meal at Sartori. Pizza perfect as were all the other food choices.
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    business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • good food but very noisy
    foodie
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    food and service are good but the noise makes conversation difficult
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  • Surprisingly excellent
    Shep
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    After stumbling across this place amidst the hubbub of Leicester Square tourists we were pleasantly surprised that it wasn't just another trap. Really good pizza and really good value, the staff were friendly and attentive, we didn't feel rushed, it was a lovely meal.
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    group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Very Basic - don't believe reviews
    Toms
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    Don't know who had reviewed this place before, they made out it was some kind of 'great italian', it's really not. It's a pretty cheap not particularly great Italian restaurant right near Leicester Square. Generally speaking wouldn't ever go here again, unless I absolutely had to. Not inedible, just worse than a pizza express or equivalent.
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  • Great authentic Italian
    Cookie
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    We love coming here, with or without the children. The Italian staff are always courteous and efficient, and the food consistently delicious. Amazing such a restaurant exists in the heart of Leicester Square.
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    child friendly, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Operadiva
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    Fabulous food, a good wine list and a nice lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. When it comes to pizza I am very fussy as I spent much of my childhood in Italy. This pizza truly lived to my expectations, and I know the whole group I was with agreed that it is the best pizza we had come across in the Uk.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable pizza
    foodeater
    Dined on 18/6/2014
    Busy, good pizza and fast service - ideal for pre-theatre food. Nothing outstanding but good value - recommended.
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  • not bad
    hsia
    Dined on 15/6/2014
    I dined with relatives - there were 6 of us who ordered a mixture of meat, fish, pasta and pizza. Overall the food was decent - the meat tender and fish well cooked, pasta was rich and satisfying. Though I struggle to find anything memorable about the food or ambience, and would not readily return except if looking for a convenient place to dine in the West End.
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  • Home!
    MonpasVIP
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    Not much to say about a restaurant where I systematically feel..home. Quality of food, warmth of service, overall atmosphere.. Just a few steps away from Italy! :)
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    brunch, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Buzzing, great food but a bit loud
    Sheenweb
    Dined on 12/6/2014
    Everyone loved the food, there was a great choice and attentive but unpushy service. However the decor had so many hard surfaces it was a bit echoey and therefore difficult to have a good conversation on a long table.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sublime!
    birthdayboy20
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Although busy the service was excellent, the choices amazing, the food delicious and the cocktails were lovely. A perfect start to the evening!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.