Santo Mare

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Italian
Santo Mare is born from our idea of rediscovering and offering on our table in London the true Italian seafood cuisine and its tastes. For this reason, we sail every day through the Tyrrhenian Sea, with our fishing boats back in Italy, to catch the best quality food. We then ship daily the fruits of our efforts to London and provide our clients with the chance to live an authentic experience. Tradition, authenticity, quality and freshness are the commandments that we follow every day, with the aim of making Santo Mare thelandmark for seafood cuisine lovers in London.

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MSlondon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was disappointing. Surprising poor quality of food.

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Pips
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicous but sadly very quiet but i would highly recommend to others

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Pangea
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and excellent selection of Italian wines

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foodielove
London
20 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Italian seafood restaurant in London! The food is fresh and just so good! Always get excellent service. Nice local restaurant relaxing, it's a hidden gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great products, good wines. Added to my fav in London

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SilviaS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been an amazing experience! One of the best places to eat raw fish in London!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Uncomfortable, rushed and expensive experience.
Before we had even sat down, a waitress was asking us if we wanted still or sparkling water. We were being persuaded to try the fresh fish option, but as the pricing was unclear as to how much it would be, we choose from the menu. The sea bass balls were bland and the broccoli and prawn dish was disproportionately large for a starter. The langoustine linguine was tasteless with a very small amount of langoustine, the plate was cleared without asking why we had only eaten 1/3 of it. My seared tuna was not hot and served on a cold plate. I asked for it to be warmed up and it came back 2 mins later with very little change. We felt rushed and a wine glass was cleared from our table whilst it still had Prosecco in. The ladies toilets were filthy. However, the chairs were comfortable and the ambience was good, but not worth the £192 we paid for a 2 course non impressive meal.

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable evening, excellent experience thank you.

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vipsymphonydenim
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent on all counts! ❤️❤️❤️🥂

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Camilla
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The oysters were absolutely delicious and perhaps the best we’ve had (£6 each) but we didn’t think the spaghetti vongole was that good at all, especially for the price. The cheapest bottle of wine was £40 and the service overall a bit slow. We would have expected something a little more special for these prices.

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AntoniaL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, good menu and a lovely ambience

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vipFabs1971
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly Recommended. The Best Italian Fish Restaurant in London!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yesterday I went to Santo Mare and I had an unforgettable experience, the food was great, the fish was fresh and the service was perfect. I tried the linguine with langostines and mint and they impressed me, then we took the fish with a style that Eloi recommended in the fish market and it was spectacular, we ended up with the pistachio ice cream that Alessandro recommended and it was the best ice cream I've ever tasted never, in conclusion, perfect food and exquisite service, highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my wife by suggestion of the hotel concierge: I found a charming italian atmosphere provided by a young team.
The food is amazing and I picked mine from the fish market (with the help of the the waiter)! Excellent wine list; the pistachio icecream was out of this world!

Must return!

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vipLarryderm
Philadelphia
294 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

A lovely dining room with good service. The salads were drenched in oil. The pastas were so-so, but one of us could not and would not eat the presentation. The waiter gladly changed for a red sauce which was mostly oil, again. Dreadfully over-priced.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in London! There you can find the real Italian taste with a great fish selection cooked and served in a proper italian style!! All the staff very nice friendly and polite. Raw fish very delicate and the Lobster was so tasty! Desserts are delicious!!
I definitely recommend it! 🇮🇹

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely italian restaurant!
Professional staff, very kind and friendly as well, the waiters Eloi and Alessandro explained us about the recipes, huge selection of fresh fish, very tasty and perfectly cooked! Desserts are simply amazing, pistacho ice cream the best I ever tried!! A lovely dinner with Italian food, Italian wine and tipical italian style, I'll definitely will come back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner last night and I couldnt let a review slide away.
From the interior down to the food and the service , this place represents the best way how a culinary experience should be.

Fortunately the guys helped me with the selection of the fish (if you are not familiar with the Mediterranean seafood cuisine, trust them to guide you) and whatever you do don't miss the pistachio ice cream, which is heaven on a earth.

I want to thank Alessandro and his team for this unique experience. It's not everyday that you get professional attention even in the places you expect it but these guys know how to make you feel special!

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vipDavidZ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Santo Mare became my favourite Italian restaurant outside of Italy. Great for both family dinner or business lunch.
Great personal touch and service. Non intrusive but Friendly. Fresh fish, great consistency in presentation and delivery. Smart wine selection.
I would appreciate less fresh fish and shell fish priced above 150 gbp per kg. The current fresh fish restaurant market is non sustainable at the prices above 90 gbp per kg.

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Julia
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Service was incredibly poor. It took 15 minutes for someone to come to our table. The waiter seemed annoyed that we would have questions about the menu and didn’t provide us with any additional information about the seafood selection. We were also dining with a vegetarian and the waiter was unwilling to even have a discussion about menu options. This made the dining experience very unenjoyable. For a restaurant of that caliber it’s embarrassing that we would be met with such poor service. We had to ask multiple times for our dishes to be cleared and to have water brought to the table.


Maybe it was an off night, but I would not return.

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vipFishnchips
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had Christmas Eve dinner and it was a very good experience. They serve family style so the 4 of us shared 2 appetizers, 2 pasta courses and then a fish platter. Tiramisu for dessert was at the table and was fun as well as excellent. The only thing I would change is the fish course, the prices were quite high even for fresh/flown in from Italy. The quality was evident and the preparation was excellent but for make sure you ask for the price as it is market pricing and depending on this you can decide. The meal was all prepared very well and we enjoyed it.

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RossellaD
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, outstanding service, outstanding quality. Proper Italian food!

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MajK
London
17 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was outstanding and the food was excellent. The service was great as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service great food great wine selection . My wife was so happy wedding dinner was amazing food , my favourite place 👌🏾

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SS2061
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed good sea foods as well as good spaghetti.

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GokhanI
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Santo Mare is one of the best seafood restaurants at London. The atmosphere, the selection of fish and the dishes

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vipRicky
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Food is good.
But the prices are incredibly high..Keep it in mind before booking

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ferensg
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entertaining staff Good Pure Italian food Nice ambiance

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NataliaG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food but overpriced

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vipFabs1971
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top fish restaurant in London

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MerlinH
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The restaurant looks great from the outside, so after walking past one night, we decided to book for a few nights later. We are fortunate to live by the sea in the north of Scotland and have regular experience of truly fresh fish and seafood.
The interior is fine, as is the service, but we were disappointed with the freshness of the fish we tasted (a Sunday evening), as well as the quality of cooking, which seemed rather lame. The grilled fish platter was pretty lack-lustre, missing any real character & grilled taste.
Many restaurants around the Med manage to produce far better dishes at reasonable cost. By contrast, this is a reasonably pricey London restaurant, focused on fresh fish, yet we came away feeling many other fish/seafood restaurants in London provide a better offering, and at much lower price.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely place and our server Marzia did a wonderful service.Thank you!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Ok food - tiramisu was very good - but insanely overpriced. For this money I would expect elite 1-2 M star. This was very average. Disappointing.

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Jarvik
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

High-end Italian fish restaurant. Beautiful langoustine starter, superb lobster pasta, decent enough mixed fish grill, pleasant wines, friendly service. Waiters wore very large watches and seemed genuinely enthusiastic about the food and drinks. Prices were high throughout. Enjoyed it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
109 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CHAPEAU!

Above any expectation...

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Nagymama
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Staff charming, very helpful and attentive. On the whole the food lacked ooomph. Needs more seasoning. Texture of fish balls good but lacked flavour . Tomato sauce excellent. The octopus and potato salad was very good but again needed seasoning. Seafood risotto lacked seafood and seasoning. Price of the fish per kilo eyewatering and offputting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
109 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Questo ristorante è semplicemente buonissimo. Senza dubbio uno dei migliori italiani di Londra se non il migliore.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Watch out for the “market selections,” which I discovered can quite expensive. Food and service are excellent, but the prices (particularly off-menu prices) can be steep.

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Chrisk
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every was perfect, especially tiramisu was amazing!! Really love it!

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Santo Mare is rated 4.6 stars by 166 OpenTable diners.

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