Modern Italian fare expertly paired with local, Rhode Island ingredients.
Welcome to a fresh, new approach to Italian in Providence.
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. This historic building and its interior have been preserved and designed to echo the restaurant’s overall concept – a contemporary presentation of old-world Italy, as influenced by its Rhode Island setting. The result is a novel dining experience patrons won’t soon forget.
Artist and photographer, Marissa Geoffroy, consulted on the interior design and brand aesthetic for the restaurant. Vintage finds from Italy and Rhode Island fill the space, including real postcards and original vintage book pages. Marissa, an artist herself, also produced some of the paintings and photographs on display.
Graphic designer Amanda Bowers Wong developed the visual branding and logo for Sarto. She has over fifteen years of experience in print design, experiential design, and branding. She is currently working as an independent Creative Director based in New York.