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Sarti Restaurant & Bar

#311 of 3,316 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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6 Russell Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9639 7822
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just found my new favourite restaurant in Melbourne. Fantastic 3 courses (not my usual lunch!), with a lovely smart/casual vibe in a great area of Melbourne. I'll be back Sarti! Thanks for a yummy lunch.

Thank Sally M
Sydney, Australia
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425 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Another work trip to Melbourne saw me revisit an old haunt I had not been to for maybe 3 years or so. And I did not regret it for a lazy lunch before a flight home. The squid ink pasta with crab, roe and chilli was divine The Italian white, a refreshing number from Abruzzo was delightful The tiramisu was... More 

Thank Robert W
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out all day and tired we wanted an easy place to eat close to the Victoria Hotel where we were staying. Staff recommended Sarti's just a few steps away. 'Italian." they said, but not Italian as we generally know it in NZ. This was a great contemporary venue with really interesting and different menu choice. I loved it that Sarti's... More 

Thank Helen P
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place. I regularly catch up with friends in the CBD & have tried a great many of the 'Express Lunch' options on offer. Generally, I like to try somewhere new or mix it up a bit, but I've come back to Sarti at least four times now because the food & service are just so good - and... More 

Thank NYCfan255100
Hobart, Australia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This is the 2nd time i have visited Sarti and again they didnt disappoint. Started with the croqeuttes which were super tasty and yummy for main i had the mushroom ravioli with lamb and wow was this dish amazing, best ravioli i have ever had, the filling was a taste sensation so full of flavour, the broth was also very... More 

Thank danniman
1 review
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Having just relocated to Melbourne I was recommended to eat at Sarti with my family by some of my colleagues who regularly have lunch meetings there. Anticipating that the Melbourne food scene is one of the best in the world Sarti certainly lives up to the standard I expected. The wait staff were helpful in suggesting a... More 

Thank AndyFoodieLoves
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

One of the worst dining experiences...completely disappointing. My family and I just dined at Sarti tonight. The service was arrogant, with no attention to detail or charm. The food was below average, and actually the risotto was terrible, and for what it was: overpriced. It was incredibly expensive. I last ate at Sarti many years ago, and so suggested the... More 

1 Thank Olivia R
Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Outstanding quality food, good service and great atmosphere, pace was good, highly recommended. Was here with the family for the Easter weekend, they also really enjoyed it.

Thank Slavo2014
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Service was very poor and slow, had previously dined here some years ago and had a wonderful evening. Was very disappointed with the whole evening, Staff had an arrogance and no polish or sense of service. Appeared more interested in talking to their mates. It was not what you expect in this price range. Customers seemed to be a hindrance... More 

2 Thank KNB19
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We finally returned to Sarti after enjoying their hospitality during the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival a few years ago. We were welcomed to a small table near the bar, and subsequently had a number of noisy and foul mouthed bar patrons standing with their backs to our table, actually impinging on our table space. We noticed this happening to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Russell Pl, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9639 7822
Sarti is a modern Italian eatery where you can enjoy the time-honoured traditions of Italian cuisine without the cliches.Sarti is a modern Italian restaurant where you can enjoy the time-honoured traditions of Italian cuisine without the cliches. A Melbourne favourite with a contemporary focus on food and style, Sarti is pleased on the announcement of new Head Chef Paolo Masciopinto who will bring creativity and passion to the table. Enjoy his innovative interpretations of classics as well as his unique signature dishes. Our bar and rooftop terrace offer a CBD sanctuary where you can enjoy the age-old Italian values of family, friends, food and celebrating life in style.Sarti is the perfect venue for corporate functions, private dining and all types of celebrations. Talk to us about how we can make your next event really special.The restaurants stylish bar and distinctive rooftop terrace offers a CBD sanctuary where you can enjoy the age-old Italian values of family, friends, food and celebrating life.

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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