Santo Mare

4.5
226 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

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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 226 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SilviaR
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were so impressed by how good the desserts are. We had pistachio ice cream and tiramisu which were outstanding.
Their fritto misto was also beautifully deep fried and light.
The pasta courses where really nice, but no wow effect.
All round great experience and lovely BIG portions

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter with good knowledge and very professional!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really lovely food. Good service, nice wine list.

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AlyR
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with the cold we had a great dinner! Truly one of the best restaurants in town. Thank you for letting us have our first post Covid dinner with you guys. 🤗🍽

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JaneV
London
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very expensive but service was impeccable. Very good wine and food. But at a price.
Even though we are outside at the moment, there was a lovely ambience and it still felt special and high class!

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BillF
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a super place, even if the weather was a little chilly for outdoor dining. Food, service, ambiance - all outstanding. Just have to wait for better weather or indoor dining - not long now!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t forget the tiramisu 😊

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vipStevenB
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food but sitting outside in shade and wind not great; Outdoor heaters not very effective; service also slow

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MariaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and outstanding service in a lovely setting. You feel really spoiled. The wine list is superb but only on the expensive side. Will recomend to add some options starting on £35 (not on £65 per 75c bottle).

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vipXxxxx
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Still servicing great fresh Italian seafood, even after the Brexit complications.

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vipttgoldie
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

This place is incredibly overpriced for what it offers. The food is good but not that special; and service is very ineffective. I had to walk in to order something twice.

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stephen
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and wine, nice outdoor location. Slightly pricey though.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Unnecessary and expensive service charge and wine overpriced - which spoils it - food prices so high on some things is off putting

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vipDavidZ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remains my favourite spot pre lockdown and post lockdown as well.
Friendly, unpretentious service, great fish. Try Umbrian wines - Bramito ( great value at 52 gbp). Cervaro - a bit expensive 200 gbp.

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vipgabrielb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very fresh food and outstanding pasta and fish. Great Chef !

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vipTonyP
London
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good ...food excellent

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vipMcm1985
London
21 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and vibes.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb Italian, charming location. Wonderfuk

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Leonardo
London
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Difficult to give a honest review as we were outside and it was very cold.
My starter was Sea Bass Carpacio
followed by Linguini both very delicious.
My partners Artichoke with Parmesan
was disappointing as it was very tough to eat. The second course he had was very good and service was attentive.We found the wine very overpriced at £15 for a glass of rosé.

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vipTJB1894
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First lunch back after lockdown and it was terrific! The staff wonderfully attentive and food delicious .

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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
2 reviews
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
3 reviews
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.

GM
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
7 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

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 4.5 stars by 226 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.