Fratelli Sarti is something of a Glasgow institution, with three restaurants in the city centre, serving good quality Italian fare to a legion of adoring punters.
I’ve been in for lunch in all of their places, in the days before Lunchquest, and have always been served really nicely. I remember a rustic soup from their Renfield Street branch, in particular, so I was pleased to renew acquaintances with the place on this morning’s breakfast visit.
The space is stylishly decorated, with marble-topped tables, beautifully turned wooden fixtures, and lovely glass light fittings. I’m guessing it’s a converted bank, but they’ve done a great job with it, as the Italian produce and detailing seems right at home.
I was in the mood for eggs, so was pleased to see the scrambled variety as one of the choices. I accompanied that with an espresso.
The espresso came with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, which was lovely. The espresso was topped with a little Sarti branded wafer, so wins the prize for the best presented espresso I’ve sampled. It wasn’t the world’s tastiest, though.
My eggs soon arrived, presented simply. They were rich and creamy, and the two thick slices of toast were of good quality. I was pleased with the dish.
So overall, I enjoyed my visit to Sarti’s. It’s an outstanding location, and the food on offer is very tasty. The coffee could use a little work, but that’s my only grumble with what was a lovely way to start another Glasgow day.
Blythe scores Sarti’s
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for service
4.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 15/20
I ate: scrambled eggs with toast
I drank: espresso, orange juice
I wore: stripy scarf
Total bill: £8.75