AL SANTO

4.6
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44 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
There’s nowhere quite like Al Santo in London. A family run Italian and Greek restaurant on Fulham’s Vanston Place, Al Santo will make you feel like you’ve wandered into someone’s living room. Chairs and tables are an eclectic and homely mix, different coloured fairy lights glow from the ceiling beams, accordions and assorted instruments hang on the walls (plus an upside down bicycle hanging from the ceiling...)and the menus are made from 1960s album sleeves. The menu is an eclectic mix of Italian and Greek dishes, with the main focus on homemade pasta dishes. There is also an extensive selection of charcuterie served on wooden platters. The wine list is surprisingly big and varied; and all the regulars rave about the dessert selection (including the now famous tiramisu).
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BW
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming welcoming restaurant with great food and amazing service. I have been here a few times and will continue to come back as cannot complain about anything. Great value for money and a lovely evening out!

BK
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous quirky little family run restaurant in an ideal location just a few mins from Fulham Broadway. Food was lovely (a small menu which I love) and the service was great. Will be returning

EM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food, bit cramped for space. ....

AL
London
67 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, simple Italian pasta. All homemade and very tasty. The food, wine and service were perfect.

LY
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al Santo offers great italian and greek food in a cozy environment

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The best tomato soup we'd ever tasted and the staff were lovely.
It was a treat to eat in such a relaxed setting.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Really delicious food, great atmosphere and setting. Only slight downfall was the service - friendly and polite staff but we did have to keep going over to them to get them to take drinks and food orders. So half the table were without drinks for the first half hour of them being there. Despite that, would certainly go back. Thanks!

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, couldn’t fault it!

CC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great fresh pasta, loved the atmosphere. Very impressed

ST
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cute restaurant, lovely atmosphere. Food was delicious! I had spaghetti with truffle and Parmesan and my friend is a regular in there and always orders the ragu.

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food, lovely setting an d friendly staff! Would love to go back :)

RA
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We arrived early but the staff took it in their stride and were charming. Food was delicious as was the wine. A perfect evening.

MB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy and friendly restaurant with delicious pasta and fish dishes. If we get the chance, we will come back and try more from their menu!

GC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Courteous staff and the food was absolutely delicoius.

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great pre match meal for a special celebration. Lovely food, staff and location

MT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, delicious food and wine. I will be going back soon!

S
London
25 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere of this restaurant. Very cozy, fairly small place and very nice and helpful waiting staff. Food is actually very good - we very much enjoyed the ravioli main recommended by our waiter - but would strongly advise avoiding the house red Nero d’avola. Thankfully the waitress who dealt with the wine was very understanding and managed to arrange an immediate exchange once we’d mustered up the courage to complain about what to us seemed like drinking red wine vinegar. We were assured the wine was as it’s supposed to be, which must make it just a terrible example of a Nero. A house wine of course will never be an award winner but it should be at least drinkable and was all that stopped us from rating our experience 5 stars. Will be back nevertheless!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and beautiful food! Will definitely be booking again soon!

D
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed eating in an independent restaurant, intimate friendly vibe, good food, top Greek spanakopita, all dishes were good, and nice to have option of reasonably priced carafe of wine to go with it and bill okay for London.

AL
London
67 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous local Italian restaurant. Really enjoyed the food and the service was great, I will be returning

G
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really excellent Italian-Greek food, especially at this moderate price level. Tables are a bit close together. Great to find this palce in our new neighbourhood.

GM
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Have been to the restaurant more than once. Good ambience and waiting staff efficient, polite and very helpful. However, we found on this occasion the food to be poor value for money. My main meal arrived as a very small/starter portion and without some of the ingredients advertised on the menu...eg, no parma ham....the waiter took my concern to the chef who then added another small plate as an addition.

Wine was delicious and the waitress deducted the service charge from our bill.

LS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a last minute find! We had the last table. We were greated by the waitress who gave us vinyls with menus inside - already we were excited by this quirkiness. The menu, wine and service were all excellent and we all just thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Great find.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious home made pasta in a relatively quite area. Perfect for a romantic evening out.

J
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was a very enjoyable evening: good food and nice wine.

s
London
36 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely local Italian with proper homemade food (great fresh pasta!)and a nice ambience - so much nicer than a chain restaurant!!

Eat here before going to the Fulham Broadway Vue Cinema!

EG
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not usually write restaurant reviews, but this place is worth shouting about.
A little gem in Fulham. Authentic, delicious food (best ravioli I have ever eaten). Service cannot be faltered - nothing is too much trouble. Cosy romantic setting.
More than happy to support hard working local businesses that offer beautiful food, and excellent service. Will be returning!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice place in everytime of the day. Good location near the station and lovely ( italian) staff

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, waitress was really friendly

CA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is good, expensive though. Too many tables or bad layout, I cannot say. Problem was that waitress couldn't reach a table behind ours without asking us for permission to bump into our table. That situation made 2 drinks fall and a lady near our table spent the rest of the night with a tissue to dry her soaked top... Not very pleasant. Given how pricey the experience was, I would expect a lesser volume of tables and higher standards. But food is good!

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Will continue to come back again and again and again.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been many times to this little restaurant and it rarely fails to deliver. Buzzy and slightly eccentric (especially the decor) but the food is always pretty good and normally the service is good (although it can be a bit hit & miss during busy times). If you need to get in and out within a certain time e.g. If you are going to a match at nearby Stamford Bridge, then I would advise to make a swift decision about what you want and stick to the staples like the pasta dishes and get your order in.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very good food! Specially the calamaretti and my order of ravioli as well.
The ambient and decoration could be improved without too much effort and they should play better music.

K
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal and great ambiance. My daughter and I really enjoyed it.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Awful food. My friend order the beef ragout pasta and it was uncooked. He was ill that evening.

We waited 45 minutes for our pasta dishes to arrive.

Staff were rude and not thorough.

Decieving layout on the menu to make you think a dish is less expensive ( porcini look so like is should be £11 but t was £18) because the last dish on the menu was not priced.

Very disappointed with the overall experience.

t
Kent
31 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al Santo is a little gem hidden away in the Fulham Broadway area. The menu is both Italian and Greek and interesting combination that works well Everything was great and will visit again on my next visit to the area

TP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friend was visiting London with 2 young kids and we were looking a place to eat dinner.

We didn't know this place before but menu was very delicious - need to come here again to taste things we couldn't in the first time. Also red house wine at £25 was very good value.

For kids who can behave in the restaurant this place was spot on - service was friendly and there were lot of food in the menu that most kids would happily eat.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly local restaurant with good and very affordable menu. Wine of the month was very good. Quirky style created nice ambience. We were four work colleagues visiting the area and it suited our needs perfectly

MM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2017
Overall1food4service1ambience3

First, they did not have my OpenTable reservation booked. They managed to find a table for us. But service was slow to non-existent. Finally, when i asked for the check, they told me they could only accept cash since their payment system had been down for a few days, something they could have warned us about at the beginning of the dinner. Very bad experience, very sophomoric service. One star for service

M
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, great service and the food was amazing.