It's been a long time coming -- but Brian Laird, who'd hoped to open Sarto's last fall, is finally nearing the finish line for his Italian restaurant and market. Back in early 2013, when Laird first talked to us about Sarto's, he said he hoped to create "a Northern Italian restaurant that's welcoming, friendly and affordable with a lightened, contemporary, localized and refined focus." He planned for an 85-seat dining room centered around a wood-fired oven, an eight-seat bar and two patios on this prime corner space in Jefferson Park that had previously held a frame shop/gallery.
Construction was continuing at Sarto's this morning.
See also: Brian Laird opening Sarto's in Jefferson Park