Santini

4.5
579 reviews
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
Established in 1984, Santini is one of the oldest, family run restaurants in London, with style-a-plenty. Its al fresco terrace, chic and atmospherically lit restaurant and sophisticated private dining room make it a stylish and comfortable venue. Santini is known as a favourite haunt of the great and the good, celebrity clients, tourists and locals, and all are made most welcome. Santini’s menu celebrates the simplicity of the most authentic Italian cuisine, using fresh, light flavours of the best ingredients Dining at Santini is a must: a relaxed lunch inside or with or without “well-behaved” dogs on the unique terrace, which is dotted with olive trees during warmer months, to an intimate dinner either in the restaurant or a larger party of private and business diners in the private dining room. Look no further for a business presentations venue as Santini’s boardroom caters for them too. Smoking of cigarettes and cigars is available on the terrace throughout the year.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure - have been going to Santini for over 10 years and never disappoints!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Possibly my favourite restaurant, great service and perfect ambience. I would have preferred my sea bass with skin crisped, but otherwise food was excellent too.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Wonderful restaurant and they brought a small cake with candle for our daughter. Fabulous.

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SA
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

good ambience and very good service. Is quite pretty outside although they were extending
The outside terrace area so it was a bit messy with building work. They did try to section this off
However. Spaghetti carbonara and seafood linguine wencouldnrecomment highly - they were delicious. As was the mango prawn cocktail starter.
We also had a few extra nibbles at the start and they were
Good too.
The only point I would make is that it is expensive. I would return but it would be for a special occasion.
Overall I would recommend.

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p
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Stunning decor inside and out...nicest terrace in london ..great atmosphere and service. B+ food

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CG
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor was stunning as you arrived the beautiful pink flowers. Frank the waiter was so attentive nothing was too much.The food was delicious I had the carbonara. Also the prosecco was divine.I will be coming back.Highly recommend 10/10

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LS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best terrace in London, great food,, wonderful staff.

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J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

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DB
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delightful lunch in June on Terrace, seafood risotto was devine

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KF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of our favourite restaurants and we were not disappointed with the quality of the food and service, which was, as always delicious and impeccable.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service was not very warm.. food really disappointing- no flavour and very expensive for what it was..

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JC
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I felt the "MENU" listing on their website was a bit misleading. I thought I would be able to choose from one of the set menus but they are for the "Private Dining Area"! Other than that the service was very good and the food was excellent.

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AF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Loved all the pasta dished we tried and am still dreaming about the stuffed courgette flowers

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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was lovely, but incredibly pricey. We had a lovely meal, but found the prices excessive for what we ordered. Especially as we did not have any alcohol.

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RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flowers and small lights give a romantic setting. Situated a short stroll from Victoria station, it is ideally placed to get to on public transport and close to the theatres showing Hamilton and Wicked. Would recommend for couples and groups alike for pre-theatre meal and a full dining evening.

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A
London
23 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends from America and wanted something very unique.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

OK the seafood risotto was disappointing and the service was patchy

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MT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb ambience staff and food The wine was excellent and I was torn over the menu It all looked so superb. In the end I opted for the seafood risotto which was outstanding

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MP
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service, nice ambiance.

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OT
London
77 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the refurbishment and menu. Good food with generous portions. Very nice setting.

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D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely place for a quiet Sunday lunch. Gentle background music, good food and great service. And just a couple of minutes walk from Victoria Station. We had a really nice meal.

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SJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Italian restaurant. Never fails to please. Love the outdoor space for the warmer weather.

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JH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic night, super food and lovely restaurant setting. Thank you

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PH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very high quality food and service but at a high price

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HW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the place is even better than when I first visited 25 years ago.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good experience; one of the plate was very chilly.

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

Great as usual.

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J
London
17 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Fantastic food, great ambiance. I really enjoyed the experience of dining at Santini. One point to note, we were only offered a wine list and no drinks menu and then had to ask the staff for drinks as they took our food order without checking. Overall though it was exceptional and I have no doubt that I will be back again soon!

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TI
London
24 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 of us attended Santini's for dinner on Mother's day. The food, service and restaurant were great. I'd highly recommend it.

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E
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We were extremely disappointed with the service. They did not bring any wine list, Charged us the coffees of the next table. Whenever we asked for something the young waitress went off to look after other tables. The people next to us arrived 15 min after us and were served really quickly. Food was nice , but they charged me 13% service which is unacceptable. Terrible experience

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a
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My second time at Santini. Loved the food and the atmosphere. Service very good. People very friendly, always a smile.

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MB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service. Highly recommend!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service, love coming here

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Italian restaurant in London.

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PR
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem of a find when I googled for restaurants around Victoria. Couldn't fault ANYTHING at Santini's. If you love Italian food, make sure you pay them a visit. There attention to detail is WOW! We gave our friend a birthday present when we arrived at our table & the staff had overheard. After our main meal when deciding on dessert, they presented our friend with a birthday dessert treat & we didn't even request this.
Make sure to visit Santini!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Too expensive for what it is...

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r
Washington DC
92 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I had been to this restaurant at least three or four times in the last year or so and was very surprised that when I returned with my wife, even though it was not crowded, they initially seated us in the bar area which is noisy and not conducive to conversation. So I asked to be moved in the main dining area. The service was attentive, but the prices were high, even for London for an Italian restaurant, so I was somewhat disappointed in that as well.

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SG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was lovely. I reviewed it on Tripadvisor so have a look there if you like to see more. Highly recommend it.

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N
London
29 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable and healthy dinner served by extremely friendly staff

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L
London
16 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent neighbourhood gem. Fabulous food, generous portions and romantic ambiance. My husband and I will definitely return again and again. The staff too, was very welcoming and warm.

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