Santo Mare

4.6
206 Reviews
£41 and over
Italian
Santo Mare is born from our idea of rediscovering and offering on our table in London the true Italian seafood cuisine and its tastes.

For this reason, we sail every day through the Tyrrhenian Sea, with our fishing boats back in Italy, to catch the best quality food. We then ship daily the fruits of our efforts to London and provide our clients with the chance to live an authentic experience.

Tradition, authenticity, quality and freshness are the commandments that we follow every day, with the aim of making Santo Mare thelandmark for seafood cuisine lovers in London

Support Santo Mare during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 206 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipMariaK
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality of food and service

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Cozmo
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful experience in this Italian fish restaurant. Staff is friendly and kind, food is exquisite, the ambience is warm and soberly stylish

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GiovanniD
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They charge at Michelin star level when they are far from it , really poor service , they served our main course after few minutes they cleaned starters from the table so means our pasta dishes were already made before we finish, pasta was cold , Lobster tagliatelle completely stick together, no sauce at all , terrible wine service (15% service charge) , 90£ white wine served like Water , this type of wines must be served 2 fingers at the time , wine must be kept cold while I'm dining , not pouring over half glass and wine get warm. This people miss of experience , I did't wont to ruin my partner dinner but I should have done a complain , very disappointed , I never do this but I will leave a review even on TripAdvisor

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JAbc
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience4

Good but wildly overpriced for what it is. Pasta with 4 bit of fish charged at 30pounds

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vipSnaileater
London
31 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good set up, vibrant place with great menu, super seafood and extensive wine list. Service is efficient and energetic.

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rae1902
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best sea food in London. Great atmosphere. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Felt authentically Italian.

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vipKarineD
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Expensive place, pasta is really average and dry. Only ambience is beautiful

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Anna
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food , good service
Nice Italian restaurant

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Nada
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere, the food was delicious. The wine was a bit... pricey.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They were very friendly and helpful! We had a two year old with us and they were very understanding. Food was fresh and delicious

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vipGiuseppeS
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

was at the table in front of the entrance door and 1) too many waiters passing by 2) could feel cold every time the door would open
not the best experience to be fair
food is magnificent

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. One of the best meals we’ve had in a while. The only thing that we particularly didn’t like was the table we were sitting at. It was placed right in between the entrance and the till, waiters kept passing by us really closely. The entrance door kept opening every 2 minutes, so it was pretty cold, people in the outwear kept hugging and kissing right behind my back, it was quite disturbing. I have no idea why someone decided that one more table could fit in their, but nonetheless, it did. It was really annoying, if not for that, our evening would be much more pleasant. I strongly recommend the managers to remove this table, seems to be just a way to make some extra money. The restaurant of that standard (with spectacular food, service and atmosphere) should never do things like that.
Apart from that, the best dinner I’ve had in a long time. Every single meal was literally outstanding.

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vipGusM
London
30 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was good the service cold to Luke warm and the fish of the day a rip off in terms of price! Better order from the menu rather than endure their market price !
The service

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Alina
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful seafood, loveliest service, great wine list

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Lucy
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Horrible service! We got kicked out before even finishing our mains and wine! The waiters were awful and wouldn’t make the pasta dishes vegetarian

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vipSam13a
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with fresh seafood. Would definitely go back.

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vipXxxxx
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Outstanding fresh seafood, very well prepared. Not cheap, but the quality supports the prices.

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CatherineA
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally delicious Italian seafood. Attentive waiters (but not too much). A real treat .

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AsetV
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing, so was the service. Im pretty sure that this extremly fresh and tender octopus is the best in london.

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Lawrence
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening. Food was amazing, service was incredible, vibe was perfect

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FeyoS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious fresh fish imported daily from Italy and a very good experience overall.

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vipGreenOmad
London
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great wine list too!

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John
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite simply one of the best restaurants we have ever been to. An absolute delight!

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vipasyae
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rafael is always excetional with service. He always takes great care of us.

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vipHTOM
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & services. Music selection is also fantastic and at the right volume. Slightly on expensive side but portion is generous. Highly recommended

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JohnB
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overpriced!
It’s a difficult time for restaurants with Covid-19 and we are trying to be supportive. However, honest and fair reviews are important. The staff were friendly and efficient. The food was ok but certainly not exceptional. However, the prices were exceptional! They had also all been increased by around 10% from the online menu. For example £42 for a mixed fish grill comprising a single langoustine, red fish, tuna and squid, with a few salad leaves is too much. Prices were higher than in the three Michelin restaurants visited recently and the quality was no where near as good.

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BillC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We had the dish of the day which was full of bones and fish tail

3 small beers, two glasses of wine, one starter and 2 main courses plus two side dishes for 270 pounds.....and then we were hurried out as the table was booked again

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Rose
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening out and great ambience. Whole family enjoyed immensely. The sea bream picked out was amazingly cooked. Sea bass balls were delicious. Great service with interesting information provided by waiter on the dishes and seafood on offer. The homemade pistachio ice cream was the best I’ve ever had - a must try if you visit!Covid measures were observed with hand sanitizer on entrance and waiters with masks. All round a great evening and experience.

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vipGlobalfoodie
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, fresh seafood. Great service, a must for fish lovers

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CHPYorkshire
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Amazing food and wine. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. It was such a special meal.

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vipbeltrao
London
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my fourth time at the Santo Mare. It remains spectacular. Attentive service in the right measure. Among the best seafood in London: without a doubt. Try the Langoustine Carpaccio for starters and Tagliatelle with lobster as a main dish. There is no mistake. In the photo: Gnocchi with shrimp. We took delicious Primitivo 2018 from Masseria Cuturi. Fantastic gastronomic experience.

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Esta foi minha quarta vez no Santo Mare. Continua espetacular. Serviço atencioso na medida certa. Entre os melhores frutos do mar de Londres: sem dúvida. Experimente o Langoustine Carpaccio de entrada e o Tagliatelle com lagosta como prato principal. Não há como errar. Na foto: Nhoque com camarão. Tomamos delicioso Primitivo 2018 da Masseria Cuturi. Fantástica experiência gastronômica.

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vipDavidZ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for discreet business lunch or romantic dinner. Try sea bass carpaccio or tuna steak with Antinori

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Gluciano
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We loved the atmosphere , the elegant decor and the background Italian jazzy tunes from the 50s. The staff was very welcoming and attentive.
The red prawns carpaccio was good but served pretty warm, the artichoke salad had shaved parmesan which was very dry unfortunately but when the parmesan is dry it changes colour and shape and one can notice it easily so I am a bit perplexed on how the chef or the waiter hadn’t spotted it before serving the dish.
The fettuccine with Scampi though were simply amazing
and the sparkling wine was really perfect for the seafood.
Overall pricey for one out of three good dishes. I would go back if they improved the starters.

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vipLondonfoodie
London
15 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fav Italian in town

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing I loved it definitely coming again

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Cataztrophe
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff were very helpful however not totally competent .. we were two so it didn’t have a major impact on our evening .. for a table of eight it might have been a challenge 😉

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, really good service. Such enjoyable experience! Highly recommend! Will come again

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very nice and personal, enjoyed very much, would definitely be visiting again.

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vipAnneR
London
24 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a family favorite - has a table outside, staff all wore masks - service was friendly and food was terrific

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AnastasiaM
London
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service n food loved it

Waiter complained to another waiter to rearrange my food 3 times to make sure I was happy

FAQs

Santo Mare does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Santo Mare also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7486 0377.

Santo Mare is rated 4.6 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

Santo Mare does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://santo-mare.vouchercart.com/14001/santo-mare-london-gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.