Restaurants, Italian Covent Garden
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Sartori Restaurant promises traditional Italian food just minutes away from Covent Garden and Leicester Square. With Neoplotian chefs, Sartori offers a good-range of Italian classics, ranging from their signature Sartori pizza to traditional Italian bruschettas.


Venue name: Sartori
Address: 15-18 Great Newport Street
Price: £25 and under
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Umit Guvenc
1 of 1 found helpful

Sartori is our favourite family gathering location, and advise to everybody.

Tyan N

Been wanting to try sartori as have heard some reviews and it was always packed.

Wasn't bowled over by the food I must say, we order an octopus starter but there wasn't anything special about it. Seafood Pasta wwas authentic Italian, portion was huge though again I didn't feel like it was as good as the reviews I have read. The only saving grace were the deserts, tiramisu and chocolate cake were both lovely.

Despina T

I was introduced to Sartori by an Italian friend of mine who among other things mentioned that it serves some of the best pasta he has ever had. If Italians recommend this place, then "it has to be good" I thought. A single visit was enough to understand that food exceeded my expectations: it was a lot more than just good.

The restaurant is located in one of the busiest areas of London, right off Leicester square. The decoration is simple but it kind of prepares you for what will follow: food is the centre of attention in here!

The menu offers a great number of dishes including salads, pasta, pizzas and meat dishes. Everything I have tried is absolutely delicious. I really can't recommend anything specific because everything is great and authentic. This place is like a piece of Italy in central London.

Jon D

I went to Sartori for a work meal with 15 colleagues, 4 of which are Italian and highly recommended the restaurant. We were not disappointed. Althought very busy, service was excellent for a large party with no delays in serving the food. Everyones courses arrived at the same time so no one was left wating. Quality of food was top. Fresh ingredients and home cooked feel. I don't think there was an empty plate left across the group. The wine must have been good as well, I was not drinking but some of my colleagues wobbled out with a satisfied stomach.

Ed. T

We popped in here before seeing a show in the area, in the mood for a good Italian. Service was brisk and not particularly warm or personal, but was quick and friendly at least. The food was extremely good, with the portion sizes being more than enough to warrant the price! 

They have an extensive menu covering pretty much every desire and need, and they also have a well priced theatre menu for those looking for real value for money. Right next to the tube station but wasn't excessively busy as it's just around the corner. Would happily return again, and especially for the cracking looking pizzas and pizza/calzone hybrid! 

Penny E

We lived in the centre of Naples for 7 years and we love Neapolitan pizza so the fact that there's a proper pizza oven downstairs built by a master builder is very reassuring. The crust is puffy and risen as it should be, the tomatoes, mozzarella and other toppings are delicious. My favourite the Siciliana. But do explore the rest of the menu too as there are lots of treats here as well. Francesco and his colleagues always give you a warm welcome - you'll find a quite young Italian crowd eating here - another seal of approval for the food.

Staff Writer

Been to Sartori for a work lunch. Metre long pizza was amazing, shared with friends. I also had a cheeky mojito, sadly the mojito wasn't particularly strong and was pretty expensive. Don't think cocktails are worth it in heinsight.

Amit S

Loved this place, metre long pizza between friends works out cheap and can get 4 choices of toppings. Great experience,, value for money, will go again.

Staff Writer

I've been to Sartori twice as it was highly recommended as the "best Italian restaurant" by my Italian friends. I suppose it's very authentic experience - the waiters are very friendly, can be a bit rude but at the end of the day they make you feel like you're a part of the family, not just a customer.

Pizza is absolutely amazing and they do make sure that you get only the best ones (a friend of mine was told his pizza would come a few minutes later than ours because it wasn't made big enough the first time). They have unusual types such as half margarita, half calzone, and pizza that looks like a merge between calzone and croissant, and of course pizza by meter - you can order up to 1 meter long pizza that is fun to share with your friends.

Drinks are good - wine great, cocktails rather average and pricey so I wouldn't go for them. Their pasta is apparently good as well.


Top notch - really good food. It's right by Leicester Square so we always take visiting relatives for dinner there as it is easy for them to get away afterwards.

Never had a bad meal here, and always found the service great.

Lee R

I was at a leaving party local to the area and was told that these pizzas were amazing, so my friends and I decided to order some to take-away.

When we picked up the pizza's we were less than impressed, not only did oil run all over my camel coat my vegetarian friend who ordered the funghi pizza was really disappointed when she was only served one type of mushroom that seemed to come from a tin.

I wouldn't boast so much about making amazing pizza's and then not deliver.

Unfortunately for some (not the customer) there are many restaurants in the area so this is one I would avoid.

P.S If you had an email address for me to contact you I wouldn't have done this so publically.

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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.