Fratelli Sarti

Fratelli Sarti
42 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 1NF
  • Telephone 0141 572 7000
  • Bar open Mon–Thu noon–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–10.30pm; Sun 12.30–10pm
  • Food served Mon–Thu 8am–10pm; Fri 8am–10.30pm; Sat 8am–10.30pm; Sun noon–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 11.30am–6.30pm
  • Average price £11 (set lunch); £22 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £11
  • Email
  • Website www.sarti.co.uk
Photo of Fratelli Sarti
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Birra Moretti

Traditional trattoria-style restaurant with three branches across the city centre.

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It’s never long before someone mentions Sarti’s when the topic of Italian food in Glasgow arises. Approaching its 25th anniversary, the business has stood the test of time – they even sell their own branded aprons and travel mugs. While the grander and larger of the three neighbouring restaurants is on Renfield Street, many Glaswegians will favour the bustling atmosphere at Bath Street where the cluttered but romantic trattoria-style venue is forever packed with newcomers and regulars alike. Connected by winding passageways, the Wellington St branch is similarly dripping with quaint Italian charm, but is sleepier and more relaxed, making it a popular breakfast destination. The à la carte menu offers popular Italian dishes alongside less ubiquitous offerings that sound authentically rustic. Some of the secondi are pushing hard on the price bracket, but there is always the pre-theatre menu option (excludes Bath St), which offers good value for money. Gnocchi romolo e remo is a perfect starter-size portion of pleasingly firm gnocchi in an intense but not overly garlicky cream sauce, and scaloppine appiano gentile – pork milanese to you and me – is a straightforward and satisfying treat, accompanied as it often is with a simple side of al dente spaghetti in Napoli sauce.

  • High point: Reliable Italian cooking
  • Low point: Some secondi a touch expensive
  • Notable dish: Gnocchi romolo e remo
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  • Private dining: Up to 36 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Italian lessons some weekends
  • Capacity: 110
  • Largest group: 96
  • Open since: 2000
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £18.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

Naked ambition - Naked takeaway

10 Sep 2009

Too often in Scotland home-delivered food is a substandard equivalent to anything you can cook yourself. A lukewarm pizza, luminous curry or MSG-packed sweet and sour chicken are the traditional, and often only, options. Convenient? From the depths of…