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Restaurant Santino, Wollongong, AU-NSW

Restaurant Santino

4.7
4.7
271 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 10 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 271 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • New South Wales

    Notable Wine List

  • New South Wales

    Romance

  • New South Wales

    Most Booked

  • Illawarra

    Best Overall

  • Illawarra

    Best Food

  • Illawarra

    Best Service

  • Illawarra

    Best Ambience

  • Illawarra

    Best Value

  • Illawarra

    Fit for Foodies

  • Illawarra

    Romance

  • Illawarra

    Special Occasions

  • Illawarra

    Most Booked

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  1. CR

    ChrisR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

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

    MathewH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    PhilPreston

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    Zuzanna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  5. S

    Shannah

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service, ambiance and food. Will definitely be going back!
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. A

    Anita

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    if you want to feel like you're sitting in a secret restaurant in the back streets of Europe then Santino is the place to go. Great food that has been cooked fine i feed and with a lot of LOVE. Always so welcoming and accomodating. Love treating my staff a night at Santino 🧡
  10. CD

    CathrynD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great evening out with family. Santino is a lovely location with warm, attentive friendly staff. It has great decor and not noisy even though the restaurant was busy. We could have a conversation without having to raise our voices. The food was lovely although servings were modest when considering they were designed to be shared. In saying that we will return.
  11. W

    Wombarrablackduck1381381

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian I’ve ever had (& I’ve spent a lot of time in Italy) Well done chefs and wait staff Absolutely outstanding meal and service.
  12. L

    Lron

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Italian as well as great wine and incredible service 🤙
  13. E

    Emily

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    Service wasn't up to the standard of the restaurant
  14. AG

    AdrianaG

    Gold Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful, our guests thoroughly enjoyed the food and extensive wine list. Looking forward to our next visit.
  15. MW

    MattW

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow such a lovely meal! We just had a lovely evening, you couldn’t fault a single thing. We bumped into a couple of other people eating there and we all agreed what a fabulous place it is to eat at. Thanks
  16. IB

    IsabelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoy going to the restaurant i love the decor. Tables a little too close as we almost feel we’re dining with the people next to us. The service is excellent the food very delicious. The music on that night excellent choose but a little too noisy. For some people ok but majority we had to yell a little to hear each other over other people talking
  17. JM

    JulieM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The music was a little loud which made it hard to talk. otherwise enjoyed the night
  18. AG

    AdrianaG

    Gold Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite as usual. We’ve had the set menu and it was just amazing. Our server was Alex, absolute delight, cannot praise his attention to detail enough, he definitely made the Sunday night dinner a beautiful experience. Thank you again and see you soon. ❤️
  19. KB

    KarenB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food amazing service!! Loved it and can’t wait to get back.
  20. s

    seano737

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    absolutely awesome would recommend to anyone and everyone
  21. B

    Bridgetward16012018

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service…good to see classy restaurant in Wollongong. Highly recommend
  22. JG

    JulieG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little place service and food was faultless. Wine was a little pricey but very nice.. we will definitely be back.
  23. C

    Claudia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely perfect and Carter’s service was impeccable!
  24. PK

    PenneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and atmosphere were amazing highly recommended will be telling all of my friends
  25. DK

    DeniseK

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was great food , FANTASTIC SERVICE WOW , and the vibe was awesome . Thanks for a great night
  26. JT

    JacksonT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. I am amazed. That was some of the best food I’ve ever had. Not just a meal, but an experience. YUM
  27. DD

    DianeD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful and has great ambience. The service was very warm and welcoming and attentive. We had the $60 pp feed me menus which was delicious, a great way to try a few things off the menu. We’ll definitely be going back.
  28. A

    Amelia

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amazing service and food was delicious. Cool vibe and interior. Only downside is it’s very loud and noisy.
  29. T

    Toto

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Santino is my go-to restaurant. I’ve been there for 5 times and they never cease to amaze me. The wait staffs are very kind and food is great.
  30. C

    Culatr

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere. Just a great spot to go back to time and time again!
  31. VK

    VikiKrk

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The place is beautiful and the service was lovely. The Food is very average to what they charge for fine dining!
  32. CG

    CateG

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food, great vibes, a very nice restaurant and at a good price point. Quieter than most others but still fairly noisy.
  33. MR

    MargotR

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our meal at Santino. Food and wine lovely. A bit noisy but to be expected with a big crowd for the night.
  34. FQ

    FionaQ

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and lovely staff The food was so delicious and they easily accommodated our dietary restrictions
  35. s

    suzannem

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our 60th birthday dinner at Santino’s with our family. We chose the Feed Me set menu & everyone was very happy with the menu & thought the food was delicious.
  36. b

    bianca

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and food! Great unique vibe. I loved the decor. The staff were diligent and very accomodating.
  37. MP

    MichaelP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    What a fabulous restaurant to have in the Gong. Fantastic food. Excellent drinks menu. Friendly staff. 3rd time here. Certainly won’t be my last.
  38. JS

    JodieS

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is stunning, in every way. I came for the decor and it did not disappoint, Santino is absolutely beautiful. Every little detail was perfect. Service was impeccable, from the moment we walked through the door. And the food. OMG amazing. Every dish was utterly delicious. This is my new favorite restaurant by a mile and I envision we will be back, many, many times.
  39. U

    judyU

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Usually love Santino but VERY disappointed with Mother’s Day set menu at $75/head! Total rip-off given the portion sizes for three of us! Lobster ravioli was very good - but thirteen ravioli between three people??? Who was the lucky one to get four pieces!! Pork was uninspiring and very small serving of kifler potatoes as accompaniment. Had to ask for extra sorbet with the dessert- as the serving was so meagre. We won’t make the same mistake next year!!
  40. MI

    MICHELLE

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wollongong finally has a restaurant that once you try it, you will want to keep coming back too ❣️Food beyond delicious, staff exceptionally friendly, open kitchen mesmerising, and a fine wine list offering something for everyone to enjoy ! This place is amazing .

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 4.7 stars by 271 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 10 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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