I debated whether or not to write this review as I fancied keeping Sarti for myself. Its obscure location on Russell Pl makes it quintessentially Melbournian. Sarti is intimate and cosy and I would've been impressed if anyone had chosen to take me there on a date.
Alas, it was just a normal work night for me and I wasn't exactly at liberty to enjoy a long and leisurely romantic candlelit dinner. We clarified that for our waiter and this was duly noted - service was efficient and our food arrived promptly. We chose starters that were a bit adventurous with some inspiring flavors, whilst our pasta mains were familiar and comforting.