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Summary

“Ideal for a business lunch” – D&D London’s “large” and posh Italian (overseen by Francesco Mazzei) is widely seen as “a safe bet”, with its combination of “well-spread-out tables”, “rather formal service” and “a reliable, good quality of food”. The flipside of this assessment, however, is that it can also seem “very Mayfair but nothing special” and “overpriced for what it delivers”.

£77
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3
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3
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“When you need quiet to have a good business conversation”, this “very comfortable and well-spaced” Mayfair Italian, with its “very refined Calabrian cucina”, “very smart” decor and “particularly professional” service is just the ticket. All this comes at a price naturally, and while the overall offer escapes any serious criticisms, and draws a good degree of praise, the overall verdict value-wise is really quite muted, especially measured by Francesco Mazzei’s involvement and its much-publicised revamp two years ago.

£76
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3
Good
3
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Fans do say D&D London’s “upmarket” expense-accounter favourite in Mayfair is “much-improved” since it was re-launched in late 2015 with Francesco Mazzei at the stoves. But his arrival has done little to shake the overall consensus on this “so comfortable” but “somewhat impersonal” Italian: “unexciting and pricey”.

£71
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2
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3
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Ex L’Anima chef, Francesco Mazzei is – in something of a coup for D&D London – to relaunch this grand, spacious and perennially promising-but-under-performing Mayfair Italian in early November 2015; it’s closed till then for a major refit – this should be one to watch.

£69
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of Sartoria Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Sartoria restaurant.
Geoffrey P
Old style restaurant vibe - you can just ha...
Reviewed 12 days ago

"Old style restaurant vibe - you can just have a coffee in the front but the dining room is elegant and spacious. The set lunch is generous and a high standard for the price"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £26.50 £32.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.50 £17.50 £6.00 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £2.00
Service 12.50%

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Sartoria W1

In Savile Row of all places, it seems fair to judge by appearances. At this Conran group Italian, the multi-various staff uniforms suggest that it requires a hierarchy of seven grades of operative to bring you lunch. It may therefore fairly be claimed as an organisational triumph that the service works at all. Unsurprisingly, however, there is no proper rhythm to the performance, and - with the staff's movements apparently choreographed by some unseen Fat Controller - no feeling that anyone visible is really in charge of your table.


Anonymity similarly characterises the interior of this Mayfair corner site, which cannot shake off the feeling of a smart, and quite large, hotel brasserie. Conran design - it has long seemed to us - is essentially a one-trick pony. As far back as 1991, our guide noted that the décor of the then-new Pont de la Tour would 'hold few surprises' for those who have been to Bibendum. Visits to subsequent Conran restaurants have also frequently given us that feeling of déjà-vu all over again. This one is no exception, with a perfunctory tailoring theme doing nothing to relieve a sense of safe modern tedium.


The food, however - now presided over by ex-Refettorio chef Pasquale Amico - was sometimes pretty good on our visit, and, by local standards, not greedily priced. Impressive choices included a pasta dish, a chocolate pudding and a textbook espresso. On the downside were dull bread and a main course that reminded me of what, at college, they used to call Beef Olive. This grey and under-seasoned little number, however, was made with pork, and came - as if to emphasise its beige-y blandness - dressed only with boiled potatoes.


The wine list, almost all Italian, offers limited choice under £25 a bottle, but that does nothing to dent its popularity with its almost exclusively business clientele.


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20 Savile Row, London, W1S 3PR
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Monday7 pm-10 pm
Tuesday7 pm-10 pm
Wednesday7 pm-10 pm
Thursday7 pm-10 pm
Friday7 pm-10 pm
Saturday11 am-10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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