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Sarto, Providence, RI

Sarto

4.4
4.4
112 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary Italian

WE’RE A DIFFERENT KIND OF ITALIAN FOOD IN PROVIDENCE.

At Sarto, we believe that poring over the details is always worth it; and that the joys of a meal go far beyond the food itself. In keeping with Italy’s authentic, old-world traditions, we’ve approached our menu in much the same way an Italian chef opening a restaurant here in America might ── with dishes composed of fresh, locally sourced ingredients, that honor our region in a modern way.

Prepared from an open concept kitchen, our menu features modern Italian fare made with the freshest local ingredients Rhode Island has to offer, complimented by award – winning wines and a carefully curated cocktail program.

Sarto is located just moments from local performing arts and convention centers in the historic Teste brownstone building. Originally built in 1860, our restaurant was once home to an apothecary, a money-to-loan business and later the Philip Wolfe Haberdasher, which inspired the name Sarto or tailor in Italian.

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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 270-0790

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Providence

  • Cross street

    Weybosset Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 112 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Rhode Island

    Fit for Foodies

  • Rhode Island

    Good for Groups

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  1. B

    Bullwinkle

    Anchorage

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were bicycling through New England and researched restaurants near our hotel. We chose Sarto because it seemed to be Italian with a twist. We were not disappointed. The cocktails were interesting, and delicious. The wine list was extensive. The food was perfect after a day of riding, great pasta with innovative pairing with oxtail sausage. We split the brown butter cake for dessert and both of us raved over the flavor and texture. It wasn’t what we expected (probably a good thing) but it was unique and incredible.

  2. CB

    CourtneyB

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    very cool restaurant. the food was awesome. great service

  3. TD

    TimothyD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome as always. Can’t wait for the food and wine pairing menu to make a return.

  4. SB

    StephenB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    Kinda awkward service. Pasta was cold and they charge for bread (and never told us). Our table was by the one single-person restroom and we had a crowd around our table most of the meal waiting to use it.

  5. SO

    StephanieO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Glad this restaurant is open again! Food is always great and I find the atmosphere relaxing. Love the spritz menu.

  6. b

    bweikie

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Nice style inside and out. Comfortable high top seating. Pleasant but not real attentive service. Appetizers tasty. Dinners expensive for both content and portion size. Hostess - disheveled, confused, seriously off-putting. Tried to seat us at a table that had been cleared but obviously not wiped down, so we pointed it out and were seated elsewhere.

  7. K

    Kimmage

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The cheese and meat board for two was disappointing. If they can only afford to give a nickel sized dollop of soft cheese then they should have a quality cheese with a lower price point on the menu. For two people it was embarrassing how small the portions were. And I don’t expect large American sized portions, even in the EU this would be considered skimpy, hard to share and enjoy. However, the brown butter cake was worth the wait.

  8. PR

    ProvRI

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Drinks and wine were painfully slow coming from the bar. Appetizers were pretty good and entree was just OK and just as slow coming from the kitchen. Felt bad for our waiter.

  9. SM

    SherrieM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My first visit won’t be me last! Walking distance from the theater. Our food was outstanding and the waitstaff was extra attentive and made wonderful suggestions.

  10. GK

    GillianKing

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the mussels and the scallop crudo to start, they were phenomenal. Then had had a sublime steak and pasta. Both were perfection. Drinks were great too!

  11. m

    morristown29

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    My husband and I had a great dining experience here Sunday night. We liked the ambience, not fussy but nice. It had an open kitchen where you could see the chefs. The service was very attentive. I had a wonderful cocktail which was a specialty cocktail on the menu. Everything was very good - we had mussels for the appetizer and they tasted great. We both loved our entrees - he had pork and I had a past dish. We shared a lemoncello cake which was also good. I would recommend this restaurant!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Food was overpriced and sub par

  13. G

    Grace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great dinner here-- lovely food, ambiance, and great service!

  14. a

    angelav

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    The food here is out of this world. The people are beyond expectations…they cannot do enough for you. You will love it!

  15. SI

    SIRRYANROYCE

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was excellent from the charcuterie board to the smoked mussel cacio e pepe to the gigli al pesto e pollo. I had the brown butter cake for dessert and really enjoyed it. Glad that Sarto opened back up after a long pause from the pandemic. Yet another great restaurant in PVD.

  16. GK

    GillianKing

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu. Fabulous service and impeccable cocktails and food!

  17. BE

    Boston617Eater

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Omg I had the best time it was delicious 😋 😍 💕 the ambience was elegant and the staff.

  18. DR

    DavidR

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and service

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect. They were on top of the COVID requirements and the food was amazing. Cocktails too.

  20. TG

    ToddG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dinner at Sarto was amazing and the service from Noa was perfect. Great help picking a perfect wine. :)

  21. c

    cgcgcg

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and really knowledgeable staff. The wine pairings were a real treat.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall1food1service4ambience1

    Food was bland and overpriced. Portions were small. Menu was very limited. Food took way to long to prepare, and was overcooked.

  23. C

    Chai

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved the ambience and the feeling of safety inside the restaurant. They did a great job of social distancing between tables and all staff wore masks. The cocktails and food are wonderful! We came for a birthday dinner and were not disappointed. Will definitely be back!

  24. JR

    JulieR

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and the service was great. Can’t wait to return and try something else.

  25. MT

    MichaelT

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Food was very good, went for restaurant week but when we got there they said they weren’t participating. The menu was somewhat limited.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mind. Blown. These ladies are in the kitchen killing it! It’s the first time we’ve ever seen a kitchen full of women. I learned they locally source as much as possible & the taste is proof for sure. The quality & flavor of all the food is extraordinary. If you go, definitely try the cheese & salumi plate and the short rib osso bucco. Ask for a extra side of the grilled spring onions so you have more to go w/each bite of the polenta. Finish with the upside down pineapple dessert while sipping on a Lavender Espresso Martini or their espresso doppio. My better half felt their espresso was the best he’s had in the states, tasting very authentic to what you’dfind in Italy where he lived for 2.5 yrs at one time. Although I’ve read reviews from others commenting that they find Sarto’s menu to be limited, I’m thinking the reviewer doesn’t understand at all what goes into each of chef’s offerings, resulting in a massively creative and beautifully presented dish. This takes time and I thoroughly appreciate their dedication to providing a perfectly plated dish rather than throwing out good food in lot quantities. Keep doing what you’re doing!!

  27. EN

    EricN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an amazing dinner. Food, service, atmosphere all outstanding. One of the meals I’ve had since being in France. Highly recommend the oysters and pickled veggie plate.

  28. NY

    NYCHOTPILOT

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Nothing really Italian about this place. The solitary pasta dish (radiatori) is the kind you'd expect in a college dorm cooked up by kids experimenting. The scallops had a measly 3 pieces with an overly creamy fennel sauce that would have served as an appetizer at the most. The noise level from the street - roaring motorbikes and cars - is not their fault but the setting is quite unsatisfactory for outdoor dining

  29. C

    Chloe

    New England

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner. Excellent service. Our waitress was fantastic. Cute red tables outdoors. Staff following all COVID guidelines. The watermelon mohito was delicious and Tues-Thursday 4-7 buck a shuck oysters. My husband had cavatelli and I had shortrib with polenta. Both were delicious.

  30. T

    Thomas

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The service was excellent from the hostess to the server. The watermelon Mojito was quite enjoyable as was the wine selections that were offered. I highly recommend the pasta pesto with Buratta cheese it was excellent.

  31. t

    tamarag

    New England

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    The outdoor dining is nicely spaced. The only downside is that Dorrance is quite loud with busses and motorcycles that overpower conversation. Service was good, although our waitress seemed inexperienced when it came to serving wine, but she was attentive and nice. The food was good. Not as good as a previous visit. My cacio e Pepe was a little heavy on the cheese. Overall it was just nice to get out and walk around Providence after.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Africa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner with the family. Service was exceptional. We sat outside. I had been reading about small portions but I didn’t think they were small at all. Who wants big plates of food!? We ordered starters and shared everything, really delicious. Some of us had the house made pastas - special ocassions=carbs :). The chicken dish is incredible and the carbonara fries are a must order! We will definitely be back soon.

  33. SB

    SamanthaB

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2020

    overall3food5service4ambience4

    Obviously, eating outside changes the ambiance and noise level but overall we enjoyed our time at Sarto. The drinks and food were delcious but I didn't quite feel like I was getting what I paid for. I've dropped some serious dough on food before and usually, I feel satisfied when the bill comes, even if the portions are smaller. But the bill just didn't quite match what we ate. Declicous, somewhat overpriced, meal and drinks.

    SartoResponded on August 12, 2020

    We are so disappointed to hear that you did not have a 5 star experience at Sarto! We strive for excellence and it seems we missed the mark somehow. We would love to speak with you so we could discuss how we could have improved your meal with us, We can be reached at 401-270-0790 or at the email listed on our website. Best, Rebecca Miller

  34. CR

    CaitR

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress Mya was fantastic. She took care to keep her face covering on and in tact the entire time and was more than considerate about our requests.

  35. JW

    JamesW

    New England

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The restaurant was quiet and the tables were far apart, as they should be. We ate indoors because of high humidity. Our server, Chloe, was professional, friendly and helpful with questions and wine/food choices.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun. Great server

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappoints!!! Everything on the menu is amazing, service is incredible, and I cannot recommend enough!

  38. KL

    KristyL

    New England

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Everything was very enjoyable. I was a little disappointed in the flights as the picture you show online makes them look much larger than they actually are.

  39. JS

    JacquelineS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was excellent, sat outdoors

  40. NE

    NadiaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was wonderful. We were celebrating & it was our first time out to a restaurant. We felt very safe, everyone was pleasant & the experience was very relaxed. All other guests were well over 6ft away. The food & wine was also so great that it was well worth leaving the house for.

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Sarto is rated 4.4 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Sarto

86 Dorrance Street Providence, RI 02903

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Weybosset Street

  • Neighborhood

    Providence

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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