A lunch booking, staff tired and grumpy, pizza had perfect base loaded with toppings, salad ordinary but a good size, Plates were just warm, but after 5 minutes with chilli oil and salad the pizza was distinctly cool or cold, I wanted to ask them to warm it up for me again, I've never had a pizza go cold like that, but couldn't be bothered. Restaurant was busy upstairs, the downstairs wasn't in use and the staff cramped diners into the area by the window to start with which didn't make anyone feel very comfortable. Bench seating was brown sticky 1960's Vauxhall car seat plastic and the seat cushion slid around on the base, didn't feel especially clean either. Bill was less than I'd expected, less than the menu equivalent from a pizza chain, so wasn't too bothered and the pizza apart from being cold was nice. Decor was drab, not by design but from age and drabness, lighting dull , the bar looked like an afterthought buried in a cave wall rather than a modern feature bar. Amazingly for a pizza restaurant the list of toppings is actually very limited, and they also tell you not to ask for changes to the set pizzas... how weird is that.. my local buy one get one free will load with any 5 of about 20 toppings to order, but Sartori can't cope with this apparently. Was Ok for a one off visit, not bad or good value, won't get a repeat visit from us cos there's just nothing to single it out as worth a visit over any of 1000 good pizza restaurants most of which look cleaner and more modern and have better looks and friendlier staff. Toilets are also TINY and not clean either, a definite downer in my view.
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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".