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Restaurant Santino, Wollongong, AU-NSW

Restaurant Santino

4.8
4.8
303 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Santino is a modern Italian restaurant located in the heart of Wollongong. Santino prides itself of using fresh ingredients with all pasta and dishes made in house.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 17:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:30–23:30

  • Phone number

    (02) 4225 0222

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Alex Breslin

  • Area

    Wollongong

  • Cross Street

    Church Street

  • Parking Details

    GPT Shopping Centre or Church Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • $60 Feed Me Menu

    A$60.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The team have created a spread to encapsulate a variety of dishes from our menu. Menu ranges from house made bread & Marinated Olives, to San Daniele Prosciutto, Spatchcock, Pasta and Dessert. Visit our menu section on our website for further details.
  • $85 Feed Me Menu

    A$85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The team have created a spread to encapsulate a variety of dishes from our menu. Menu ranges from house made bread & Beef Tartare, to San Daniele Prosciutto, Bistecca, Pasta and Dessert. Visit our menu section on our website for further details.

What 303 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • New South Wales

    Best Food

  • New South Wales

    Best Service

  • New South Wales

    Best Ambience

  • New South Wales

    Notable Wine List

  • New South Wales

    Romance

  • New South Wales

    Most Booked

  • Illawarra

    Most Booked

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  1. KK

    KerryK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We have the set menu not through choice. Would much rather have selected what we ate. The food was underwhelming Compared to the last time we dined there stop we still had a good time all 8 of us
  2. JS

    JoeS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Santinos is outstanding; food quality and service were excellent. It’s a restaurant that demands a return.
  3. A

    Annie

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant, have been many times and it never dissapoints.
  4. KW

    KateW

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the feed me option. A real winner for us- delicious food and wine, fabulous atmosphere, attentive service. Will be back for sure.
  5. AC

    AlyshaC

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing night at Santinos. The food was absolutely delicious, the staff were attentive, friendly and extremely accommodating and the atmosphere was lovely. Would highly recommend to all
  6. KK

    KellieK

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful ambience. Food was great. Cocktails were elegant and fantastic
  7. MH

    MeredithH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It is never a bad night at Santino. Each dish is delicious and inventive without being fussy. The crudo, almond ricotta, salt baked fish, charred fennel and spatchcock are a must if you get to it before the menu changes. This is fast becoming my #1 restaurant in Wollongong.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service will definitely return
  9. JB

    JanB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very nice place service ten out of ten foodgreatthankyou
  10. R

    Rach

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The venue is beautiful and the service was great. The food we could eat was amazing we just wished there was more meaningful vegan food in terms of choices and quality.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Feed me menu was excellent. Very satisfied at the end. The wines recommended by the staff were great too. The bistecca was fantastic.
  12. ZP

    ZakiP

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummm! Great flavours and quality. Will come again!
  13. L

    Lozzi

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to lunch to celebrate our anniversary. Wow what an experience, food was in incredible and service was outstanding will definitely be back. Loved our first experience at santino
  14. M

    Mspiggy

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious seasonal food, great serves, reasonable amount of choices on the menu, great value set menu as well as a la carte, beautiful decor, lovely service. The only downside was the music was a little strange and the bass a bit much when we first got there but the tracks changed and faded into the background as more people arrived. Not one for vegans ( or maybe even vegetarians) so I’d check the menu first before you book if that’s your thing. The best meal with the most genuine attentive service I’ve had in ages.
  15. BM

    BecM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely vibe in Santino and the food/service was amazing! Staff are so friendly and helpful, will definitely come back!
  16. GH

    GlenH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top 3 meals I have ever had. Rivals any Sydney restaurant.
  17. B

    Barnyard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fine dining experience, without the pretence. Set menu was very reasonably priced, food was excellent. Extensive selection of wines and a good cocktail menu. Service was absolutely 5 star.
  18. SN

    SophieN

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great vibes and terrific service
  19. A

    Amelia

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, best place in Wollongong for a nice dinner out.
  20. LM

    LouM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! Food is delicious; and staff have mastered being friendly, attentive and professional without being intrusive. The fit out is lovely too.
  21. TF

    TraceyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service from the moment we walked into the venue until we left. Glasses always full. Good served with perfect timing. Delicioso! 👌🏼 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  22. H

    Hines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alex our waiter was outstanding. Pasta was a stand out and the wine was well paired with our set menu.
  23. T

    Tib1

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous evening, we all were equally pleased, we had lots of questions and nothing was a bother, definitely going again!
  24. S

    Sami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and i had such a lovely dinner at Santino. All the food was amazing, drinks were delish and it felt like a little Italian hideaway. Recommend the feed me menu. Very spesh!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it here, doesn’t feel like Wollongong at all! Great food and surprisingly filling
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal. We chose the pasta meals - dietary modification was not an issue. The cauliflower side was sensational and the meringue desert was delicious. Carter’s service was attentive & knowledgeable. Thankyou for a great evening.
  27. KS

    KellySparkes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend a visit to Santino. I have been 3 times in 4 weeks now (yes, it’s THAT good), for a date night, girls group lunch, and dinner with a friend, and Santino was the perfect venue for each. Food is absolutely delicious (do the Feed Me menu!), an amazing selection of wine, and fantastic service. The ambience is so lovely, step inside & you feel like you’re in a major city somewhere else in Australia or the world. Can safely say I will return again
  28. LE

    LancasterE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thank you Choppy. We had a great night as usual. Really appreciated the way we were looked after.
  29. V

    Veronica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Loved it all and was a perfect spot for lunch with the family
  30. KS

    KateS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful food and ambiance. Will definitely go again and recommend
  31. RN

    RayN

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great spot, well patronaged, need to book. Food was great, range a little limited. Excellent service.
  32. CR

    ChrisR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for a romantic date night or intimate group outing.
  33. MH

    MathewH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice place to have dinner. We enjoyed the whole evening start to finish. Thank you for looking after us so well.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Best table
  35. PP

    PhilPreston

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic lunch experience as a group of four and would highly recommend Santino to all!
  36. Z

    Zuzanna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food, wonderful service. Great general feeling througout the restauraunt. A little bit rushed to get us out after our meal though. Apart from that, highly recommended.
  37. S

    Shannah

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service, ambiance and food. Will definitely be going back!
  38. S

    Shimona

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place. Great service. Beautiful food. Must go again
  39. S

    Shontelle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    8 of us on the $60 feed me option. Although food quality was 100% We were all still hungry after it. Very small servings
  40. DP

    DanielleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic food and great service. The waitress was friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. Stylish setting though it was full and a bit noisy on Friday night. I liked being able to see the Chefs at work in the kitchen. Would go back again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Restaurant Santino is rated 4.8 stars by 303 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Restaurant Santino

17 Globe Lane, Wollongong, AU-NSW 2500

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Church Street

  • Area

    Wollongong

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 17:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:30–23:30

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    GPT Shopping Centre or Church Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Alex Breslin

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

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