ON THE ROW
Sartoria means ‘tailoring’ in Italian – what better name for a restaurant in world-famous Savile Row? The Italian heritage and location in this historic London’s street were the inspiration for David d’Almada’s re-design of the restaurant, which reopened in December 2015, capturing the glamour of Italy in its 20th century hey day. The refurbishment saw the addition of a new bar and cicchetti counter, a 250-bin wine cellar and a new terrace to watch the Mayfair world go by.
As chef patron of Sartoria, it is important to me that the menu showcases dishes from Calabria as well as other regions in Italy, with a focus on the south. At breakfast time, highlights include hearty, rustic dishes like Eggs Purgatorio (Baked eggs, spicy tomato and ‘nduja sauce with crostoni) which was one of my grandma’s specialties.
Lunch and dinner favourites include a selection of innovative and all-time classic recipes such as Crudo di tonno piccante (Raw tuna, chilli, avocado and fennel); Pastachijna (a twist on Southern Italian lasagne); Tortelli di Burrata e n’duja con aceto balsamico invecchiato (Burrata tortelli with spicy n’duja and aged balsamic vinegar); Tagliata di manzo Scozzese (Black angus beef tagliata) and Orecchia di elefante (The real veal Milanese), to mention a few. And everyday, we surprise our guests with new dishes depending on the seasonal produce available and what’s fresh from the market.
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The team – almost a family – consists of my ‘partner in crime’ Enrico Bucci, General Manager, who supervises the whole restaurant and has managed high-end restaurants in Tokyo, Dubai and Rome before landing in London. Most of the kitchen brigade has worked together for many years and we are a close-knitted bunch, committed to bringing the best of Italian cuisine to London.