Old World Food Meets New Hip Space

Sarto adds Italian flavors to the Providence G building


In late October, the new restaurant Sarto moved into the Providence G building. The pressure was already high: The Dorrance Street building supports the city’s best-known rooftop lounge, and clients expect a certain level of hip elegance.

Yet Sarto fits the bill – conceived by Bristol-born chef Robert Andreozzi, the restaurant serves old-fashioned Italian platters in a cozy, trendy environment. The interior design was informed by Marissa Geoffroy, a California artist and photographer. Sophisticated wines and cocktails are designed to complement the artful entrees.

Yet Sarto serves more than romantic downcity dinners. You can also stop in for breakfast and enjoy a Sesame Bagel or Seasonal Frittata, or you can visit at noon for the Chicken Parmigiano sandwich or Sheet Pizza. Most surprising of all, even a decadent meal for two will probably cost you only double-digits.

Andreozzi also plans to host special events and wine dinners, including engagements for New Year’s Eve and Carnevale at the end of February. And if you’re wondering what “Sarto” means, it’s Italian for tailor. Well suited. 86 Dorrance Street