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Santini Pizza e Cucina

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470 Esplanade, Torquay, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
0741255880
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: trading hours: wed to sun from 5.30 pm - onwards closed Monday and...
trading hours: wed to sun from 5.30 pm - onwards closed Monday and Tuesdaytake away / no delivery
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  • 94
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, sensibly priced and almost good service.

Our first impression of Santini wasn't that good and the staff were obviously busy. After waiting a few moments at the counter, a lady barked "will be with you in a moment" at us. "Good Evening too you too" I thought. After a few more minutes we were asked if we had a reservation. We hadn't. After... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
HolidayBears69
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Melbourne, Australia
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English first
Hervey Bay, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

No longer open for lunch, Santini is even hard to book for dinner. Last September we went in for my birthday, and as a couple were seated in the "entry" section of the restaurant. We were asked to come in early to accommodate later bookings, so we arrived at 6:00. After 45 minutes, we left - 2 tables who entered... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We have had pizza here twice when in Hervey bay & both were great. I asked for a few extras on mine no probs. I have a wood fired pizza oven at home that we enjoy. All the food looks good & authentic Italian. I know I am one. As for some who winged about the service.....you don't understand the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

We just wish we could have Santini's every week! Unfortunately it is a special treat for us as we make our way down south a few times a year. The food is just perfect and a great indication of what Italian food is to come when we travel to Italy in September! I have the duck fettuccini which is just... More 

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Popped in without researching, glad I did Friendly and welcoming staff, good choice of food Although busy the staff were attentive and food did not take long to arrive. Tasted good and more than enough in the serving. Both beer and food reasonably priced Also, looked like a good ice cream offering, although I had no room!

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Our first impression of Santini wasn't that good and the staff were obviously busy. After waiting a few moments at the counter, a lady barked "will be with you in a moment" at us. "Good Evening too you too" I thought. After a few more minutes we were asked if we had a reservation. We hadn't. After some scowling we... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went on the recommendation of the motel we were staying, to say I love Pizza is an understatement, and I was in love all over again. The atmosphere was like an Italian home full of happy family, yes a bit (allot) loud but all good. We ordered a medium Pizza to share, ... well we waited after we finished... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My wife and I always like going to Santini's, the atmosphere is always good, the food is always good. I had the seafood salad, which was grilled selection of seafood, scallops, fish, mussels and prawns, with a nice fresh garden salad, it was nice BUT the seafood would have been a lot more tasty if they had used local seafood,... More 

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West Sussex
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534 reviews 534 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were recommended here but found it closed two of our three nights int eh area - beware the restaurant is not open Monday or Tuesday, though wee were at the end of the tourist season. Service was OK, but there was a wait for our food and when it came it was very ordinary and not very exciting: we... More 

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Brisbane
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Last night was some of the worst food I've had. I had spag bog and the pasta wasn't cooked, there was no sauce had no flavour and I waited an hour for it. They also charged $9 for a tiny bowl of penne for my 9 month old. What a joke definitely dont recommend or will I ever go back!!

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Hervey Bay
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is one of the best Italian pizzeria restaurants that ai have been to outside Italy. It is a family business and people there are very friendly. Even when the dining room is full it never looks crowded. Best to book a table as the place can get busy especially at weekends. The food is very good and the quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 470 Esplanade, Torquay, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Fraser Coast  >  Hervey Bay  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: 0741255880

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Description

trading hours: wed to sun from 5.30 pm - onwards closed Monday and Tuesdaytake away / no delivery

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