Santorini
Santorini

Santorini

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.santorinidetroit.com/
  • Phone: 3139629366x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday;11am-11pm
    Friday & Saturday: 11am-1 am
    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Please call directly or email apapas@santorinidetroit.com for information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Santorini features a Private Dining Room which accommodates up to 40 people. Its the perfect room for a small social gathering or business meeting. The room has a flat screen television with AV hookup that is great for presentations off of a lap top. Guests may choose off of a selection of pre-set menus or work with our chef who will create a menu which will cater to all of your desires.
  • Private Party Contact: apapas@santorinidetroit.com 3139629366x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beaubien
  • Public Transit: Ride Detroit's People Mover and exit off the "Greektown" stop, and find us just across the street.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Local lots in the area as well as street parking. Parking can also be found in the Greektown Casino parking garages.
A word from Santorini
Santorini Estiatorio is founded on the celebration of the Greek experience, through Greek culinary tradition and culture. In Greece, a meal is an opportunity to celebrate life with those around us. Together our commitment to service, dedication to value, and exceptional quality will create an atmosphere that will give guests that same opportunity. We will serve with the same passion for life that is embodied in the Greek Culinary history and culture.

Santorini's menu boasts a wide variety of traditional Greek dishes, wines and cocktails. The goal is to reintroduce customers to Greek food with a mix of well-known facorites and specialty dishes that many people can only find in Greece.

The entire look and feel of the restaurant has been designed to make customers feel like they have been transplanted to an island in Greece.
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Santorini reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (29)neighborhood gem (25)fit for foodies (20)special occasion (20)romantic (15)great for lunch (11)late-night find (11)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (10)notable wine list (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (4)Show More
  • We know Greek
    loungeLizardBill
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Santorini is the real deal. Outstandingly fresh food, prepared to perfection. The food is spiced the way Greeks enjoy it, not diluted to appeal to all palates. The kind of Greek place I would take my Greek mother to enjoy. The grilled octopus was spectacular. The portions generous. Chrysillis was really attentive as were all who serviced our table. Don't pass up the loukoumades for dessert- with Greek coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    First time at Santorini's. Food was good and wait staff was good. Would go back next trip to Greektown.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Eleni
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We have had dinner at Santorini several times. Every time we have been there we have had excellent food and service. We are picky foodies, and we are Greek, so trust me we know good Greek food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YUMMY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    In town for a concert and love Greek food. Found Santorini online and took a chance. Quite possibly the best I've ever had. We ordered the feta and hummus appetizers and honestly, we would have been happy with that as our meal. We suffered from eyes bigger than our stomachs and each ordered the traditional trio. It was very tasty (my favorite was the spinach, my friend's was the pasta) but entirely too much food. Our waiter was personable and the place is gorgeous. My only regret is that they don't have a location in Nashville.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice night
    Kate
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The evening was electric as the crowd was getting dinner before Eminem but the restaurant handled the crowd with nary a misstep. We were seated immediately in a requested booth and our server was spot on. The food and service was stellar. Friendly waiters, great night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Overall!
    MotorCityHustle
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had dinner here before the Eminem concert, the place was packed but we were quickly seated (we had reservations and were late due to traffic). The waiter was awesome and attentive, the food was delicious, the ambiance was fun and energetic. The windows opened to the hustle and bustle of Monroe street. Very very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very impressed!
    SusanK
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've eaten at a different restaurant in Greektown for years. It seems to be declining every time I go. This time I tried Santorini. I visited prior to a Lions game with my husband and sons. We were seated promptly. The restaurant was very clean. It has a pleasant decor including doors that open to the side walk. Our waiter Erandy was very prompt and polite. In addition to Saganaki we also started with the flaming greek sausage and mixed olives. We would recommend all 3. Our dinner was quite tasty as well. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    beebs
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We enjoyed our night with great friends at your restaurant. We enjoyed the food and service. The staff were efficient and we never felt rushed. The hotel we stayed at had you on their list of recommendations and glad they did.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing service / Decent food
    goblu6
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We visited Santorini's after dropping off the girls for the One Direction concert on Sunday night. It appears the combination of pre-concert and post-game patrons must have worn out the staff as generally the service was not attentive or overly friendly. Not sure if this would be the case on a more normal evening. The ladies room was out of soap and not refilled even after we mentioned it to the hostess. With the large windows open to the street, the entire restaurant was blasted by many passing cars and their mega sub-woofers. This did not add to the ambiance!! On the positive side, the lamb chop was tasty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food and surprisingly good wine! We were there on a Saturday evening when there was a concert and a ball game nearby. It was extremely busy but they still did a fine job in providing good service and exceptional food. We felt they value their customers. If you are familiar with middle eastern and Greek food you should try it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was well priced, tasted great, and arrived quickly. Our glasses were never empty and we were checked on multiple times by our waiter and the manager. We'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not happy.
    Mimi
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The place was not busy and it took us a long time to get a waiter for drinks, bread, etc...The manager was not willing to honor our Open Table points gift certificate for $20.00. We will not be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LScoble
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Chose this place for a meeting with my boss, who was visiting Detroit, and it was a hit. Great food and service and we were able to get some business done. Try the Arnaki Kokkinisto (braised lamb). Outstanding and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    quigley111
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had a fabulous meal at Santorini. The selections of Greek dishes is amazing. We ordered on the recommendations of our server Chris and everything he suggested was fabulous. I highly recommend this place for lunch or dinner!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over cooked lamb chops
    sambyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The lamb chops were overcooked and smaller than usual. Everything else was very good including the service. I ordered the chops medium rare and they came well done. I didn't say anything until later because it was very busy and getting late. It has been fantastic food on the week days so draw your own conclusions as this was Friday night, and busy. We need consistency.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service comment
    Lab14jes
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The service was amazing. Our waiter (Amilios) was very friendly and helpful. As well the manager and everybody else! Great place! Great people!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Now the place to go in Greek town.
    Markyz
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    There are plenty of places to eat in Greek town. Hella's was always our favorite. After it closed we tried several different places. All serve basically the same food. Santorini's is now our new favorite. This was our third visit. It is upscale, neat and clean. The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Someone is always checking with you to see if you need anything. Service is at a more relaxed pace. Nice wine list. Excellent, very fresh salad. Food served hot. My stuffed grape leaves were tender and flavorful. May be the best baklava I have ever tasted.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining with a Greek flair.
    Fizuck
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This our third time frequenting Santorini. We (my wife and I) became fans after our first visit during Detroit's Restaurant week a couple years ago, as we had an outstanding meal. Each time we visit, we are reminded of why we choose to come back. The décor is very charming and reminiscent of Greek style and culture. The service is always excellent as the staff are courteous and attentive. Each time we have visited Santorini we have had the manager stop at our table 1-2x to ensure that we were having an enjoyable experience. The cocktails are tasty (they have a full bar and a number of signature cocktails) and the wine list is comprehensive. The food is simply wonderful. This is my favorite restaurant in Greek Town.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • owner run
    drharry
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Owner came several times to check on things. The owner obviously cares about his food and service. it was all good. I had requested a quiet table for our group and it was honored by putting us in a private room. Great service and friendly people. When in Detroit , I will go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Dietmountainluv
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Was very disappointed they were out of the lamb shank. The waiter also left the wine bottle by on of the peoples elbow which could have been bad. Portion size was huge. The Greek individual said the flavored were very close to what his Mom makes
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth the price for the area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Very good Greek food, in an exceptional downtown environment. Definitely worth making a reservation and enjoying the ambiance of Greek town. Got great service, and the staff was well orchestrated to ensure the place was synchronized. Clearly under exceptional management.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific
    Chris
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Made reservations and table was ready when we arrived on a Fri night. Service and food were great - we had a really nice time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lamb Chops
    sambyVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Best lamb chops. Best servers Lakis and Andy. The meal was great in every respect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patience is a Virture
    tommyhawk
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was excellent, however the service was extremely slow. It was Mother's Day, but the staffing seemed more than adequate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day
    Brunch
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went for brunch for Mother's Day and our waiter was fantastic. Food was descent, they didn't have the lamb on the carving station and a few other items were gone, but the things they did have was good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 555 reviews are from the Santorini reviews archive.
  • Great time
    Happy
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    My friends and I had a very nice time. The bar tender we met before dinner was very friendly and helpful with a wine chose. Our waiter was also very nice and efficient. We all enjoyed ours meals and didn't feel rushed when we were finished.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation luncheon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We had a group of 10 from varying places outside of Detroit/Michigan. The service was great. The food was wonderful. Many of the diners were unfamiliar with Greek food, but the plates were "cleaned up." Yum!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A huge disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food was mediocre, the waiter was careless, food timing was the only thing that was not bad. I've been to this restaurant a year ago when prices were a little higher, there was other staff, the food was amazing and so was the service. Over the coarse of about a year the service has become terrible and the food mediocre. I expected more. Oh well at least we know not to go there again! I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Contemporary Greek
    DJ56
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This is not the typical Greek restaurant in detroit. The style of the restaurant is fresh and modern. The food is a great mix of traditional Greek with contemporary dishes as well. The presentation is great. The best part is the service. It equals any fine dining restaurant anywhere. I love this restaurant !
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ultraxVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The highlight for this restaurant is the food, which is really good for a Greek place in Detroit. Service is fair, depending on who you get, as with other restaurants. The bummer is the noise. It is beyond energetic. My friend and I were sitting next to each other and we had to speak so loudly (almost shouted) in order to communicate. If you are going for a date, this is probably not the ideal place due to the noise. But otherwise it is a great outing venue, possibly the best Greek food in town.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greektown places
    Santorini
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I come to pricey Greektown Restr on a special occasions like heading to a show at The Fox. But Saturday's Tiger game let out when our table arrived and the drinking crowds poured in. Like a noisy bar Service was bad; slow or we had to ask for things to be delivered. Not what you expect during DRW. The food looked good but lacked preparation. Saganaki should be thoroughly melted not a blob of cheese on a hot plate. My lamb was described well and it came on a bed of warm rice with a warm bachamel sauce. But the lamb shank was cold. Like it had just come out of the fridg. I can enjoy Greektown at another restr with well made lamb for less money at other places.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent Service
    urbandiner
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We had a group of 12 people and the service was outstanding!! Sometimes with larger groups you are rushed and treated like an assembly line for taking orders, etc. But not here! The food came out perfectly and the service was memorable!! Thanks for the excellent dining experience!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We waited an hour and a half eat!
    Ozonequeen
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We came in the middle of Detroit restaurant week, so that could have been an issue... They sat us right away(even though they lost my reservation)... We arrived at 715 and didn't see dinner until after 845... The wait staff hardly came to check on us! They were nice enough to allow our group of 8 to sit together... The food was decent but the service hardly made the prices worth it!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing Experience
    nothappy
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Nothing that me our my date ordered was available. This was during the Detroit Restaurant Week & I would think the menu for that week would be readily available. I ordered 3 different things & my date 2 & nothing. We eventually left without dining & went to a different restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous fish!
    Delicious
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I had the quail appetizer & the Lavraki. Amazing! Disappointed that Loukamades weren't on the menu but everybody runs out of stuff during Restaurant week so apparently those were really popular.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad, not great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food was pretty good here, not the best Greek food I've had, but tasty. The noise level was insane, however, and it was hard to hear people even two feet away.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Monica
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We tried Santorini for the first time during spring restaurant week. The food was amazing and the drinks were great. Everyone in our group was really pleased with the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Detroit Restaurant Week Spring 2014
    ShiShi
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The set $30 dinner menu for Restaurant Week had a nice selection of apps, entree and dessert. Worth the visit! The ambiance wasn't particularly memorable, comfy booth seating, plenty of tables. Good for large groups. Location is in the prime area of Greektown. Perfect for going out for drinks afterwards at Level 2.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of Energy
    IreneVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Hadn't been here since it was Mosaic. Energetic vibe. There was a Red Wings game, so it may not have been a typical crowd. We had our kids with us & the staff was great with them. Very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, terrible ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My wife and I dined at Santorini last night. We ordered the Red Snapper and the Salmon. Both very good. The Saganaki Opa was runny - seems like they are not using aged Kaseri cheese. Overall the food was good. But the ambience is terrible. The noise level is very high… we were almost shouting to be heard. There are no sound baffles on the ceiling and the ceiling is not that high. That makes for a very noisy place. The place is very large and the tables are lined up like a cafeteria. This is not your romantic dining experience - if you wished for it based on the name Santorini. The bill was presented like it is in a diner… no sheath/folder. We could not wait to get out of there due to the environment…
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic