D&D London restaurant Sartoria has reopened with Italian chef Francesco Mazzei (pictured) at the helm as chef-patron, following an extensive refurbishment.
The Savile Row restaurant closed its doors on 31 August for the revamp, which saw the addition of a new bar and cicchetti counter and two private dining rooms.
Also introduced was a 250-bin wine cellar where sommelier Michael Simms will host dinners and wine tastings.
Mazzei's all-day dining menu will be inspired by his home region of Calabria as well as surrounding areas of Italy.
Sample dishes include eggs purgatorio (baked eggs, spicy tomato and n'duja sauce with crostoni) on the breakfast menu, and astice sibaryta (warm lobster salad ‘sybarita' style), baccalá marinato alla liquirizia (home-cured baccalá marinated in liquorice), spaghetti carbonara with truffle and nodino di maiale (pork chop) with coco beans, chard and n'duja, on the lunch and dinner menus.
Italian breads and cakes will be available at the bar until aperitivo hour begins and the offer switches to sharing boards of Italian hand-carved meats and cheeses.
The drinks list at the new Libare bar will feature seasonal twists on Italian classics like bellinis, negronis and spritzers, alongside some original creations.
The redesign was by David d'Almada, who took inspiration from Sartoria's Italian heritage and its location on Savile Row.