After climbing the Eiffel Tower, we decided to recharge with some Italian food at La Sartoria. B found it on the Fork app; it was close by and had good reviews.
It was a compact two floored restaurant. There was a big and beautiful fire oven against the back wall, which gave it a warm welcoming ambiance. The waitress was polite and friendly, she led us up to the second floor.
They start you off with some bread and cheese sprinkled with spices. The bread was warm, fresh and chewy. We finished one basket in a flash. I probably stuffed myself with too much bread to begin with, but it was really good?.
I started with an artichoke salad supposedly comprising of artichoke, mushroom, tomato, zucchini and fresh sheep cheese. I don’t think it had any tomatoes, and I didn’t taste any mushroom or zucchini, but it was a new experience for me. The texture of the artichoke and the strips of cheese blended well together. I did find it a little dense in the end for an appetizer, in terms of the saltiness and amount of cheese.
For my main, I ordered their seafood fettuccine. I was surprised by the amount of seafood in it – clams, squid, and swordfish? (can’t remember lol). My first bite was amazing. The noodle was perfectly al dente, and it was coated in the savory seafood juice. However, the more I ate, the fishier the dish became. I had to steal the lemon from B’s dish to mask the fishiness?. Odd. In hindsight, I wish I ordered their pizza instead. Apparently, they were known for their pizza and they make their bread, pizza and pasta fresh daily. There was a table of 6-7 people beside us, and they ALL ordered pizzas.
B got the breaded veal with spaghetti on the side. It was ok, not very memorable lol.
Overall, this was a lovely little Italian restaurant with very friendly staff. The chef actually personally came upstairs to see if everybody was enjoying their meal or not. The food was not bad, but nothing remarkable. The 30% off from the Fork was an added perk. If I do go back, I would for sure order their pizza. But most likely, I would save my appetite and try other new places.
197 Rue de Grenelle, 75007 Paris
Artichoke salad – 14 euro
Seafood fettuccine – 24 euro
Breaded veal – 22 euro