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“Good food but lacking authenticity” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Santini's New York Style Deli

Santini's New York Style Deli
46950 Community Plaza Drive, Sterling, VA 20164
703 450-4444
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Ranked #25 of 203 Restaurants in Sterling
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Phoenix
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Good food but lacking authenticity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Don't get me wrong the food here is good but it's not true New York style. When I think N.Y. deli, hand carved meats, lots of character (and characters), sandwiches piled mile high and a certain aroma that only comes from years of hot pastrami and brisket wafting in the air comes to mind. The menu has all the deli standards. Be prepared to stand in line especially if you come at lunch. There's a great selection of drinks, canned and fountain. Sadly, no egg cream though. If you've not experienced a real N.Y. deli you love it. If you have, you'll find the food good but Katz's it ain't.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“great food/ great service/ long lines”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Long lines at lunch so you need to get there early!! but the croissant sandwiches are amazing. Very friendly staff!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Best Steak & Cheese in Sterling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Love this place! Has the best Steak & Cheese in the sterling area. Food is always good and service is always quick. Can't go wrong at this place!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

One of the best delis in the area! During Thanksgiving Holiday - it is a tradition to have Friday dinner at this deli. My family from out-of-town says thus deli visit is a must!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Herndon, Virginia
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11 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Top of the Line”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Best of the true deli's in the area. Bread is always baked fresh, and the meat is generous enough so that you don't have to order "double meat".

Visited March 2013
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