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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London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
London
107 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Terrible table in “pub like” room beside bar. Staff very arrogant about almost everything especially “their food” which turned out to be very average and very expensive!
To top it all big tip “assumed” and already included in bill when presented!

EM
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful food. The pasta is handmade and cooked perfectly with beautiful flavours. I recommend the gnocchi gamberi which is amazing! The pistachio ice cream is handmade and absolutely beautiful l. The service by the staff is exceptional!

OT
London
107 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience!

OT
London
107 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

London was missing a restaurant like that. So far this is the best seafood restaurant in London. You can compare the experience to Scott’s and Milos with much more attention to details.
I spent my birthday there with friends and I don’t regret it.

AM
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good quality food but overpriced. Same goes for the wine. Service attentive but somewhat stiff.

MK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent seafood and pasta dishes the freshest fish cooked to perfection
Service friendly and professional can be a bit slow at times especially for the pasta dishes .

c
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Santo Mare has without any doubt become one of the best Italian restaurant in London

M
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I am spending 3 weeks in London and I have been eating to Santo Mare twice already! If you really enjoy Mediterranean fresh food, prepared in the most typical Italian ways, you cannot miss this Marylebone gem.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding!
Service, atmosphere and especially the food.
Buonissimo!

GS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It si like eating in Sicily. Gnocchi with red prawns were outstanding

GC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have fresh fish cooked to order. In a 10 day trip to London it was the only restaurant we went to twice. I had the salt encrusted seabass. Excellent. The grilled octopus and potato appetizer was great!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Italian seafood

TA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire evening was sensational.

OT
London
107 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Best seafood in London

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The quality of food is above average and that’s why you also pay a high price; let’s say that’s a fair deal. however the service is rather disappointing, not consistent and certainly not what you’d expect for what you pay. The team is disorganized and move around like not knowing what to do..

BH
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

For a specialist seafood restaurant we found our experience very disappointing. I had a seafood plate which was quite small, included was one prawn which was quite powdery in texture indicating too long in the freezer, the fish pieces were ok but reasonably bland, octopus ok

BT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

When we arrived we were seated straight away. We wanted to sit outside as it was very warm inside and their cooling system wasn’t working. A member of staff went out of her way to ensure we were able to sit outside as soon as a table became available. I would’ve given this place 5 stars but there were a few things I weren’t happy with. I asked for the smallest fish on the menu and a side of mash potatoes. I emphasised that the fish needed to be small for dietary reasons. When the food arrived the fish plate (White bream) was large, enough for two people to eat and they had completely forgotten about my mash potato. They then had to prepare it and when it came it was cold so I had to send it back to be heated. The mash potato was great eventually (an hour later). My friend ordered the spaghetti and clams and the mixed grill upon my recommendation and it was superb. The food here is great so I would definitely recommend I guess I was just unlucky that evening

OT
London
107 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Above any expectation!

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tutto eccezionale dal cibo al servizio . Bravissimi

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OT
London
107 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Complimenti a tutti voi. Si mangia benissimo. 18 anni che vivo a Londra e posso dire che non ci sono ristoranti italiani o di pesce allo stesso livello.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and bit different if you like a fish restaurant. It a great place to go for a special occasion.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Expensive but excellent food

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Serious, good products, friendly, a good address to know!

OT
London
107 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six stars dining experience.
Santo Mare is by far the best seafood restaurant in London.
In a restaurant like that you expect the fish to be fresh but they managed to have an outstanding service and an amazing atmosphere. Also , the desserts are mouthwatering.

DM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

A great place for fish lovers, the shell fish,lobster and pasta are also good, but the service is inconsistent .
Good wine list .....!

PT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 1

Para empezar, el calor que hacia en el restaurante no era normal. Deberían de poner un aire acondicionado.
En el tema de los precios,el vino varió 50€ el precio indicado en la carta de vinos.
Como conclusión,nunca más volveremos a este sitio.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent cooking but premium priced

CS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a delightful evening, excellent food and service. Very helpful informed waiter who told us in details
where the food was sourced from. Not cheap but very good quality. A thoroughly enjoyable evening

BC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bravi! Mangiato benissimo

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B
London
19 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I thought the food was very good - tasty. Although my husband said his tuna was dry - which was probably true.

Overall ambience was fine and the service excellent.

AR
London
18 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice addition to the neighborhood. Pricey yes, so not for just a simple family meal, but celebrating an event like Father's Day? Perfect. Staff is friendly and makes you feel welcome and valued. If you are happy to leave yourself in their hands they will guide you through the menu and options and you will end up with an incredible meal- fresh, simple, delicious- like being at the shore. We had a wonderful evening and will add it to our rota. Picture sitting down with a lovely glass of chilled wine, a large platter of frittino misto with a little squeeze of lemon....then perhaps some grilled fish as a main and leave room for dessert- son claims it is best ice cream he has ever had.

OT
London
107 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When 5 stars are not enough.
You eat better here than Michelin stars restaurants in Italy.

OT
London
107 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best seafood restaurant in London.
The quality and the freshness of the fish can’t be compared to any other restaurant in London.
It’s not cheap but the experience is worth it every penny.

BH
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding from start to finish! The ambiance and decor are charming and sophisticated — theming is outstanding and no detail was overlooked in the design. Service shines — the staff is charming, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Food is perfectly prepared (and delicious) and wine pairing is spot on. The pistachio gelato deserves it’s own food category and stands alone. Don’t miss this special corner of Italy in London ... it’s worthy of many happy returns!

A
London
19 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We chose to go to Santo Mare as an alternative to Scott’s. Open Table rated Santo Marr as expensive and almost as good as Scott’s .
Well it is not.
This restaurant is very disappointing: salty food, fish not cooked well, service is very much up in the air.
First and last time I go to Santo Mare restaurant.

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