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“Thoroughly enjoyable”
Review of Santini Restaurant

Santini Restaurant
Ranked #2,477 of 22,674 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Belgravia
Description: "Definitely a place to be seen. Owner Gino Santini serves up fabulous Italian flare. Elegant and sophisticated restaurant with a newly refurnished cocktail bar where diners can also enjoy a lighter meal if they prefer. Menu highlights include seasonal salads, homemade pasta such as spaghetti with fresh lobster and papperdelle with artichokes and a range of fresh fish and meat dishes."
Hereford, United Kingdom
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382 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Thoroughly enjoyable”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Had a very nice supper here with a work colleague. The service was excellent, and the food and wine was well matched, reasonably priced and perfectly prepared. I had the lobster and it was perfect. The restaurant is well laid out, quite intimate and there exists a pleasant atmosphere. The menu was interesting and had many items I would like to try - so I suspect I will return. More of a business or romantic place to dine, rather than family venue.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Mark S
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“steak out in belgravia”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Supper staff. Expensive, 3 fillet steaks plus one veal T bone, chef had no idea, should have stuck with pasta. Very expensive £425.00 for 4

  • Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

This restaurant has consistently provided excellent food. The service levels sometimes fluctuate depending on the amount of customers but the whole experience is normally five star.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank James K
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“If you shovel out rubbish dont be in business”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Lets start with the positives - nice venue, above average service, and carbonara was good.

OK the negatives - I was told to try the italian smoked haddock cakes - for 20 pounds i thought it must be creative - it was a crusty pub meal deep fried two inch long stick of haddock with a couple of leaves of rocket and a small jar of tomato paste to dip that tasted like bertolli (no offence unilever). Once I paid I told the manager who basically showed no interest in his poor product, although he agree it was not his favourite.

Then they attempt to charge 12.5 percent discretionary service charge on top of the meal, plus a cover charge which they also don't disclose before you sit down.

Poor product that does not deserve to be in business.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank AndrewSp
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Santini1984, Manager at Santini Restaurant, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Andrew
Thank you for your feedback.We are really sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal at Santini ,most of all that you did not have the opportunity to speak to the manageresses themselves.We appreciate your comments and we are certainly reviewing our menu.I am pleased to inform you that the dish mentioned in your review had been already changed.We take customer's opinions seriously as our reputation is build by yourselves.We sincerely hope that you give us another opportunity in the future.
Kind Regards
Priscilla Sousa and Paola Camboni
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Miami, Florida
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“Simply the Best”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

My first experience at Santini was in 1983 and even at the young age of 6 I knew this place was special. With a parent who split time between the States and the UK, I was often flying back and forth and the only place I had to go to was Santini. To this day I never go to the UK without having a meal at Santini. Every meal is perfect and you are always treated like family. If only they shipped to the States.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank gillian819
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