Hailing from Italian stock, and her years of hospitality experience in New York, Sartoria offers modern Australian fare with nods to her Italian culinary background and a good dash of Asian ingredients. The result is a food and a dining experience that's laid-back, effortlessly classy and generous.
Inside, you'll find lots of personal family treasures that pays homage to the family's dressmaking business - from the lace that lines the inside of the overhead lights, measuring tapes running down the walls and onto the floor, and even photos of their past dress designs being projected onto the back wall.
We loved it.
OverallThe established cafes in Melbourne take note - you've got a serious competitor for the title of 'best brunch in Melbourne'! With a menu that's more than just your plate of poached eggs on sourdough, Sartoria is winning punters from all across Melbourne.
Apart from the great food, friendly service and ambiance, what was particularly notable about Sartoria are the prices. For the quality and creative dishes that they serve, you'd normally expect to pay about $5 more per dish at a similar cafe that's located in, say, Brunswick or Fitzroy. As the dishes are all around the $12-18 price point - this is incredibly great value for money (there's only one dish that's over $20, and that's the eight-hour slow-cooked lamb). Adriana explained that Sartoria is a labour of love - it's not about the money for her, it's all about wanting to share her love of food with as many people as possible.
Find it atSartoria
115 Plenty Road
Preston VIC 3072
Phone: (03) 9480 5664