Sontuosa BYOB

4.5
405 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic


Sontuosa means sumptuous!
Our menu brings flavors from Italy, France, Mexico, Lebanon and America to your palette in unique and fresh presentations. Seasonal ingredients will make for additional delicious creations, daily, and our seafood is personally chosen by Ernesto every day to ensure top quality and freshness.
Our dining room is comfortable and we have lovely outdoor seating, weather permitting.
We have been chosen forBest Neighborhood Gem by Open Table ;Great Date Night by Main Line Today Magazine!
We invite you to join us for a wonderful dining experience!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 405 people are saying
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vipPatriceA
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dan was our bright and cheerful server . Lots of fun and great flavors with our kids home for T Giving. Ernesto and Mary also took great care of our group and we left with another wonderful experience at their restaurant

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded 3 days ago

Patrice, Dan is the Man, no doubt! It was really great to host your family, we truly enjoy keeping the connections with you and your family. Your loyalty is priceless!

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vipWally
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Must have been short handed. Looked like the owners were running the food out. Arrived 5 minutes early. Seated 35 minutes later because of “complications”. By that time, they were out of 3 entrees and later, most desserts. Our appetizer was given to another table ( seated after us).
So when our entrees came out we were still on the appetizer, ehich had just come
Food was good, though. First time there. Caught them on a bad night

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded 5 days ago

We apologize for not being able to seat you at your reserved time, guests just seemed to want to linger. Being short-handed is an industry-wide problem and we're working hard to figure it out, we decreased the number of reservations to help the "flow". As owners, we do everything, running dishes is actually an easy task! As far as running out of dishes, it's an on-going problem getting supplies but we make the most of what we can. We hope you give us another chance to please your palette.

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gene
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A bit of confusion getting us seated despite having a reservation. Once we sat the service was quite good and the food was exceptional! I’d recommend !

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded 3 days ago

I remember well and I apologize for the wait. Once we got situated, it was a pleasure to take care of you both. Crazy times makes us dance on our toes! We're happy to read that you rated us 5 Star on our food! We believe we have the best flavors in the area!

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Leftie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and wonderful service. The people at Sontuosa could not have been nicer when we wanted to try eating outside even though it was a chilly (!!) night. Our waiter came in out into the cold to serve us without complaint. The truffle mushroom gnocchi was beyond good and the braised short ribs were equally so with the meat almost falling off of the bone. Sontuosa is consistently top notch. Who doesn't love a BYOB with great food.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded 3 days ago

Hey, Leftie, Thank you for this awesome review, it's so wonderful to read your post . Very trying times, no doubt, but we are SO happy that you all enjoyed your night "Out"!

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vipAnonEmaus
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Sontousa and it won’t be my last. We had the Crisp Salads, the short ribs, and Soy Branzino. All delicious.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded 3 days ago

We are blown away with your 5 Star rating in every category, it means the world to us. We are facing tremendous challenges but we have an undying desire to please!

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Eileen
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

This was our first visit to Sontuosa. The menu was good, our choices were tasty and the presentation good. There were a lot of rules attached to Friday and Saturday dining- $25 fee for cancellation within 24 hours of reservation, each diner was required to order $35 worth of food, $8 sharing charge and cash only. We were aware of all of the rules-- and satisfied all of the requirements. However each of the couples ordered a salad to share. Each of the salads was $14. Our bill reflected the fact that we shared adding $8 to each salad order-- so a small salad cost $22 each. We didn't request an extra plate, but the hostess did provide that. When we complained about the extra charge, the hostess was rude and angry- she finally did remove the charge as a one time courtesy -- not sure we will ever go back. Never heard of salad sharing charge!

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on November 16, 2021

I only reacted to the manner and tone in which I was addressed about the sharing fee. As you noted, it is public knowledge, so ,to then complain is confusing to me. We strive to present a dining experience, therefore, proper plates are placed in front of each guest instead of eating out of another's plate.

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vipJackD
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

They have a new chef and a new menu…food was fantastic. Try the gnocchi for an appetizer.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for taking your time to write your review and so glad to know you enjoyed our "new"s!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

There was a new menu and what appears to be a new chef. Very disappointing experience compared to prior meals. Sad to say this as we really enjoyed the food and menu before the changes.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on November 9, 2021

We are saddened to see such a poor rating as we strive to deliver quality, innovative and interesting dishes on our menu ,which we change seasonally. This New Chef is a 3 Michelin Star trained chef, and is bringing unbelievable talent to our tables so if you would find it in your heart to come and try his creations with an open mind, we're sure you'll be satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic. The beef braciole special was delicious and the aubergine (roasted eggplant) was great and the leftover portion was just as good the next day. Save room for dessert.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for noting and enjoying the fruits of our labor!

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MaryScottH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed with the variety and quality of the offerings at Sontuosa BYOB. The aubergine and cauliflower entrees were big hits, and the service was friendly and attentive, even during an obviously packed evening.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thank you for your review, we recently changed the menu, as we always do seasonally, so it's great to see that you enjoyed one of the new dishes!

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vipNEBH
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely delicious meal under the stars! I would definitely recommend!!

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KellyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Love that it’s a BYOB. Great little spot. Food was so tasty but pricey for the VERY small portion you received. We left hungry:(. But the food itself was good.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on November 9, 2021

Kelly, I wish I was called to attention while you were there instead of reading this on social media. Our chef quit on the spot and our new chef was thrown into the frying pan so his first week was when you visited. He had no training with our menu or had a chance to learn anything . I apologize and I'd like to invite you to dinner on us, please reach out for me. Mary 610-585-1050

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MainLineJen
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service every time. Highly recommended.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thanks, Jen, for taking your time to give us a 5 Star rating, we appreciate it!

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Brie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the people were very warm and friendly

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on November 9, 2021

Thanks, Brie, for your 5 tar rating and comment, we appreciate it!

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vipJackD
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is outstanding…the owners are right there making you feel the wonderful family business!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Lovely venue. Great service. Our #1 go to restaurant.

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vipCrustyCurmudgeon
Philadelphia
375 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best lunch on the Main Line! Even if the food, service, and staff weren't the best (which they are), the outdoor seating alone is worth going there. Sitting under a wide umbrella with a view of Bryn Mawr's square, you could be anywhere in the world that's worth visiting. After sharing the hummus platter as we always do, we both ordered the same thing for lunch (the fish sandwich), which we never do. But the fish fillet is so big, flaky, and delicious that we both needed it! The rolls are light and crispy, and Sontuosa even makes French fries something special - delicately fried outside, soft but perfectly cooked inside. We love it all!

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vipPhillygirl
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep going back because the food is consistent and always delicious. My favorites are the eggplant and the bronzino. If you haven't been there yet, you must make a reservation. And its a BYOB which is great 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely night out on the town with my best gal. Ernesto and Team provided a great Friday Night dinning experience. Beautiful night under the stars and not too chilly, with a gentle low volume live acoustic guitar playing in the background. The BYOB part is fantastic too, since you bring the wines you know you already like and knock $50-100 off the normal bill. The food was great. Started with some solid meatballs in ricotta and pesto, then split a Flatbread, which is a smaller but still very full sized pizza that could easily be a meal in itself, and very delicious. We then split a nice salad before heading into our main courses. I had the seafood & chicken paella that was a total flavor bomb, but is more of risotto consistency than a traditional Spanish crispy sofrito bottom crust to the rice. My girlfriend has a Veggie Risotto, which was the only thing we had that was a little bland. So many other options we will go back and try next time. Great blueberry cobbler dessert to close it all down.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was terrible. Food came out cold and didn’t taste good. The restaurant did nothing to accommodate for the slow service and poor quality of food.

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vipNancyG
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely interior. Food was delish! I had the skirt steak, which was cooked as ordered, flavorful and tender. Others in our party had the grouper special, lazagna, and a brisket/pasta dish. All were very happy

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JudyB
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was tasty. Some items I had at last visit were not avail able

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful..the food and the service. Highly recommend

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you for your review! We were so short staffed(last minute call outs!) so we're glad to see this!

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JENR
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The food was very good, but we waited over an hour to get our entree. During this time, no one even stopped by our table to fill our water glasses. We won't be going back.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on October 5, 2021

I apologize, we had a server call out and the scheduling became a burden on the kitchen when a few reservations came late, it throws the timing off. The bussers did their best but no excuse for bad service. I'd like to send you a gift certificate for a future visit. Let me know, Mary

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vipDinerDave
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ernesto is the man!
The food was amazing and the place is cool
Highly recommend!!

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thanks, Dave, we all agree that Ernesto is awesome! We so glad you enjoyed!

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vipjbpf
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem that keeps on going
Great food and BYOB makes it a value

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you for writing such kind words, we look forward to serving you again and again!

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Hartdoc
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, delicious food, safe and comfortable ambience

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you for your kind review, it is appreciated!

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vipFoodLover
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Sontuosa and loved it again! We sat inside this time and it was very nice! Outside is even better! Ernesto and his wife and the whole team do a wonderful job with service and food. Everything was delicious!

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you for such a lovely review, we really appreciate you taking your time to do so!

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vipPentimento
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Escargot appetizers; Grouper special; seafood paella. Service excellent. Outdoor dining very comfortable.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on September 27, 2021

We're so glad you enjoyed everything, thank you!

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vipPamela
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very friendly service at this BYOB, delicious pasta dishes- lasagna but especially the Brisket Allesandra. The special Lamb shank entree was also delectable and perfectly cooked. Loved the relatively quiet guitar music outside. Outdoor seating was comfortable and festive.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you, Pamela, for such a lovely review!

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vipKitB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sumptuous food in an idyllic outdoor setting.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on September 27, 2021

We're so glad that we are able to safely space outside for your enjoyable dining experience!

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StuartS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant outdoor space. Excellent food and service.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thanks, Stuart, for your great review!

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MicheleP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service was quite good even though they were very busy, and outdoor seating with the live music (Saturday) really made it a great night. Just remember it’s cash only! Great neighborhood find with a very personal touch!

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on September 27, 2021

Michele, we appreciate you taking your time to write such a lovely review, it's what keeps us going!

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msfpower
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mussels in white sauce, grilled calamari, bronzino: awesome.

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vipKitB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical ambience outdoors and delicious food. The guitar player is lovely and not too loud. This has become my favorite restaurant on the Main Line.

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vipDebbie
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, device, atmosphere and live guitar music are outstanding!

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vipChuck
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food always good, but mussels very small. Shouldn’t be offered until they are larger.

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vipEricaJ
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The food was fantastic. We sat on the outdoor patio, which was nicely spaced. Lighting was good, even after sunset.

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vipKitB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If the weather is nice, the outdoor dining in the evening is magical with delicious food, friendly servers and soft classical guitar music- sometimes in person.

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Judibee
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I had a an excellent dining experience!.we went during Mainline restaurant week on the recommendation of a Good Day Fox 29

FAQs

Sontuosa BYOB offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 222-6216.

Sontuosa BYOB is rated 4.5 stars by 405 OpenTable diners.

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.