Santorini Greek Taverna
Santorini Greek Taverna

Santorini Greek Taverna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.santorinirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4032768363
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:40pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Greek
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South of Hwy #1
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Santorini Greek Taverna
For over twenty years, Santorini Greek Taverna has represented the best in Calgary’s Greek cuisine.

Santorini was founded on the Greek values of filoxenia; literally the notion of befriending strangers. Thus, as all guests to Santorini quickly realize, they are immediately made part of the family, whether laughing with host Maria’s comedic personality or joining in on an uplifting Greek dance.

While other Greek restaurants have attempted to reinvent a good thing, Santorini continues to offer the classic, authentic tastes of Greece in a welcoming, Mediterranean setting.

With over 40 Greek dishes, it promises an unforgettable experience.

At Santorini, every day is a celebration!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Santorini Greek Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (21)neighborhood gem (18)fit for foodies (17)good for groups (15)romantic (13)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (4)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • good mussels
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    the mussels appetizer is delicious. Service was excellent. Even though almost at capacity, the food was quickly delivered.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Neighborhood Gem
    eatingenjoyment
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our first visit, so we came with no preconceived expectations! The restaurant is fairly large, and there are some intimate, more quiet areas in the restaurant, but it's probably best to reserve a favorite place because the restaurant is busy. We stared with pita and Melitzano (eggplant salad). The pita was warm and fresh, and chewy; and an excellent complement to the eggplant. My husband tried the roasted lamb and said it was the best he ever tasted -- high praise indeed. I had the Soutzoukakia (Greek meatballs) which offered an excellent balance of spices. Portions were large enough that dessert was out of the question. Together with wine, tax and gratuities our dining experience was $75.00
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    slapp718
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went to Santorino's with my wife and children and had a great experience. Our server (Louie) was super friendly and inviting. The food was some of the best I've had. My beef Souvlaki (medium-rare) was perfect. I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys Greek food.We'll be back for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traverna Special is Awesome!
    Love2eatgoodfood
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A feast for two or more. Come hungry. Eat slow. Several courses of food ending with rack of lamb. They know how to cook lamb! We've also enjoyed the Seafood Platter For Two and had both the Seafood and Taverna for a table of four. Great food for slow dinning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casual and Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Santorini has a nice casual vibe, really attentive staff, and delicious food. We had the taverna special, a six course sampling dinner (minus the calamari, they gave us extra cheese) which left us stuffed and very content. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Greek
    RuruVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Popped in for dinner on Friday night. We were warmly greeted when arrived and were given a great table in the corner. They stocked my husbands favorite rum (lemonhart) and were able to locate a glass of Pinot Grigio for me. (I just don't like Greek wine). We shared hummus (yummy) and pita (warm from the oven - yummy). Each had a salad - fresh and tasty. For our main we shared the hot appetizer platter. It was perfect, we had a little sample of 4 different items. My husband loved the meatballs, my favorite the stuffed zucchini. Waiter was great, food come out really quickly and the entire experience was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Greek
    APS7119VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    One of the last great old style Greek places in the city, tight quarters but adds to the ambiance. Amazing lamb dishes, appetizers and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Greek gem in Calgary
    TarHeelTravelers
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wonderful traditional Greek food at a family-run restaurant on the north side of Calgary. Passing through Calgary on a fly fishing trip to Alberta, Canada, we had a deliciously prepared lunch at the beginning of our trip to western Alberta, and then and an equally nearly perfect dinner a week later during our return trip home. The tarama was as good as any we have ever had, the lamb and chicken were tender and succulent, the recommended house wine selection well above our expectation, and the warm bougatsa cream tart almost to die for -- all with excellent service and enveloping ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heart warming Greek food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    A most enjoyable meal with tasty, well prepared food, promptly delivered with cheerful and helpful service. Always a pleasant experience with hearty meals and warm ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • patvie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    very good food and friendly servers. The ambience is very good. I will surely recommend this restaurant to my friends and families.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mananaman
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food and service was excellent. I have recommended this restaurant to all friends and acquaintances.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Santorini's Calgary
    GreatGreekfd
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We were there for Father's day lunch and found the service,food,and the atmosphere to be great. We would have no problem recommending Santorini's to anyone
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great!
    Brasco
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Just consistently great Greek food served by knowledgable waiters who know their stuff! You cannot go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great as always. Service was wonderful, as always!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 164 reviews are from the Santorini Greek Taverna reviews archive.
  • Always fantastic Greek food!
    someoneelseyyc
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Service was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed the roast lamb which was delicious, as always, and the roast suckling pig. We had trouble deciding which was our favourite... They accommodated my gluten intolerance so I could savour the saganaki (fried cheese!), mmmm :) Good suggestion on the wine, which we would not have gravitated to, but enjoyed. Tables in the back were a bit squished together, the waiter and patrons literally had to squeeze between them. Festive greek music adds to the ambiance. Great for groups as they have a wonderful house special, the Taverna special, served family style to get a taste of many of the delicious dishes.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming Family-Run Restaurant
    Teeline63
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Went to Santorini's for lunch with a friend at noon one day. Made a reservation, but really didn't need to. Was concerned as it's often an indicator of a poor place if not busy at lunch. Might have been a quarter full. My friend and I both had a Souvlakia, one lamb and one chicken. Served with rice and vegetables, it was more than adequate for lunch. The one and only thing that I could criticize was that the vegetables were a little over cooked and lacked the bit of crunch perfectly prepared vegetables should have. The service was just right, and not the in-your-face type that plagues the chains these days. I don't know the waiter's name, and that's fine with me!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely the Best
    Justeatiteatiteatit
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Santorini is absolutely the best when it comes to Greek food. I used to live in Calgary, then moved to Vancouver and every single Greek place I have tried is always compared to Santorini and none have risen to the challenge set to them by such a high standard. The Taverna Special, which consists of multiple courses is to die for. Their roast lamb melts in your mouth and is simply the most fantastic lamb I have ever had. Polish the experience off with great service and a comfortable atmosphere and you really can't go wrong choosing Santorini. I think it will forever remain my favourite Greek restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Find!!!
    Stan
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Food was incredible, the service was classic, helpful and exact. Can't wait to go again!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TnR Greek Night Extravaganza
    trackstar1013
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Santorini Greek Taverna was an amazing find. The ambiance was warm and friendly, and our hosts even more so. Our intention was to find a place that gave us a true Greek experience. A place where we could make plans for a trip to that oh so beautiful country. Well we most certainly found it. The food was phenomenal. A hit of spices and a flavor that reminded me of a home cooked meal made by mamma. Had my mamma been from Greece that is. The wine was delectable and our server was on his game. Both myself and my date loved it here. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a great atmosphere or just really good food. We'll definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointed
    Pilotguy1
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Food was great but portions were small. Too small for the price$$. Service was poor, didn't have wine in stock that was on the menu. Waiter could not keep the water glasses full. :(
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great! Service
    mtjoy
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Consistently great! Service and food always bang on. Have been going for 20 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it
    Orion20
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Good food, good service, good ouzo. Can be quite loud as it is a fairly small restaurant but that shouldn't distract from the quality offered there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This was our first time at Santorini's, we tried it based on the fact that we felt like Greek food, and it had pretty good reviews. The restaurant was really nice, and our server was very attentive and warm. We ordered the combination platter for 2; we thought it would be nice to sample a variety of dishes. Everything tasted great! I loved the spanakopita and the lamb was especially tender and flavorful. The only complaint I have is the price. We have no issue paying for a good meal, but strictly based on the amount of food that we got, we felt $64 was kind of steep. Mind you, had we ordered 2 separate entrees it would have likely been around the same price anyway. Over all, we would definitely recommend Santorini's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our latest find in Calgary
    AOWEANx
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We place a lot of stock in restaurant reviews and were surprised to discover that we've somehow missed this restaurant in many previous visits to Calgary. The wine list is limited but adequate; service and food excellent; and the casual atmosphere very comfortable. We had no problem getting a reservation on a Friday evening. We shall return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stay away
    Rolexes
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I had the lamb shank and it was very dry, the meat color was brown and the inside of the meat was cold, did not eat it.
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  • Great Greek
    Dinner42
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Do not pass up this awesome and authentic Greek restaurant!! Excellent food and personal service. Not a "trendy" night spot - an authentic family owned and operated long-time Calgary ethnic restaurant. Visit Santorini for excellent Greek food. Don't drive by - park around back an enjoy an excellent meal. We will definitely be back next time we are in Calgary!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed in food quality
    TMPGVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I have been to Greece several times and wanted to introduce my family to the wonderful Greek cuisine. As the restaurant's ratings were quite good, I have decided to give it a try. Was a bad decision.... The bread they served to start with was frozen in the middle, the Horiatiki (Greek) salad was lacking flavour, the dressing was very little and tasteless. The side salad on the souvlaki platters had no dressind at all. The souvlaki skewers did not have the characteristic greek flavours at all. The baklava was pretty good, though. Will never return this restaurant and will not recommend it to anyone.
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  • Best Greek food in the city.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The best Greek food in the city by far. We love this restaurant . Our family has been going here since I can remember. Very friendly staff . Food is fresh and amazing. Great for special occasions to a nice lunch or just dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek Dining
    Shorty
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Great Greek food; all of our appetizers, entree's and desserts were excellent. The waiter was very good; their wine selection was good and of course they had "Mythos" one of my beer favorites. We certainly will be back when we're in the mood for Greek cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • would go again
    luv2dine
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I would recomend this place to any one. The food was great, the service was great. The thing I did not like was the noise level was very load.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Support Independent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Love finding 'new to me' restaurants. Hummus cold plate to share was amazing! Worth checking out. Only thing I would change was that we were seated very close to other dining guests when there were multiple open tables in the restaurant. Would have preferred a little bit more "conversation" space, as I can be loud and animated when telling stories. :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! We will be back.
    food4thought
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Fabulous! Divine! Lively place, fantastic service. My friends and I absolutely loved the food. The staff were knowlegeable and very helpful. We ordered some appies and those were consumed rather quickly - tasty platter of dips and pita. Lovely calamari. Delectable feta and olives. Lamb dishes superb. My girlfriend wanted the halibut, but they had run out and asked if she would like sea bass. She ordered it and was very happy with her decision. The pork souvlaki was delicious as well. Service was quick, efficient. We even got to see some dancing and plate breaking. A great time was had by all in our party of 6. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food - some of
    Pattie
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Always great food - some of the best Greek in Calgary.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic fun!
    paralotnikVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    This was the most authentic Greek restaurant outside of Greece! We were welcomed by the owner, who is sweet and welcoming. We were seated upstairs, which was dimly lit and seemed romantic; Three bards added to the ambiance. The noise level was quite loud, but not overwhelming. The food was not modern cuisine by any means, but amazing, authentic Greek food. The appetizer platter as phenomenal -- spanakopita with much flavor; dolmathes like none I have ever tasted; kefthedes and tzatziki that melted in my mouth. Greek salad, while fresh and tasty, did lack seasoning. The suckling pig was lovely and tender, but it could have used a sauce of sorts to perk up. For dessert, we had a bougatsa -- cream custard filled phyllo roll. It was phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good greek night
    Marisa1972
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We were happy with this restaurant : food was was good, waiter was very good and ambience was just as fun as we wanted it to be. There were live musicians playing greek music, but it wasn't annoying, as it can be sometimes... We really had a great time at Santorini. I would recommend it without a doubt !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Exp - Great Greek Food
    Garth
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    We really enjoyed our experience at this restaurant. Our waiter was fantastic and really good with our 4 year old daughter. The food was fantastic and just what we were looking for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old school and Consistant
    outanabout
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I've been going here for over 30 years. Any changes have only improved this satisfactory dining experience. There are no tricks here, just good food, pleasant atmosphere, and excellent service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A consistent favourite
    Ramsay
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Santorini is nearby but I would travel across town to enjoy its food and service. The staff are friendly and attentive and the food is always great. The roast lamb, arni kleftiko, is my personal favourite but I have never been disappointed by any dish. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NYE2013 ar Santorini
    Eric
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Excellent service, atmosphere and of course the food was the best part, everything was perfect but the lamb is exceptional, highly recommend!!!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We are a family of 4 who went to this Greek restaurant for our New Year's Eve celebration. However, we do not get greeted for over 15 minutes. It took this very waiter another 15 minutes to take our drinks over. Another 15 minutes yet to place an order. People who came 30 minutes later was greeted promptly; we literally counted, it was less than 5 minutes with house bread; which we didn't get. Food was only okay, the roasted lamb was dry and overcooked and waiter did not show up and ask about the food until we are 80% done with the food. I do not understand why we get this very 'special service' by this waiter. I will now be very open about not coming back to this very restaurant ever!
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