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

Santini's New York Style Deli
Ranked #17 of 236 Restaurants in Sterling
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Phoenix
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good food but lacking authenticity”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“great food/ great service/ long lines”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Feismum
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best Steak & Cheese in Sterling”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank desinez41
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mlikens
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Herndon, Virginia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Top of the Line”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 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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Thank Lana S
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