Sontuosa BYOB

4.7
350 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 350 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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vipJohnA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!!!! The menu was great and the specials (a lot of them) were better. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, excellent food. Will be back

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vipDisappointed1119
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

We eat at this restaurant regularly and the service is normally fine. Now with tables full on a Saturday night inside and out, the place could not handle the crowd, they were out of salmon and it took 3 hours

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on April 30, 2021

Yes, Saturday night we were short staffed, a server never showed or called. I apologize for any inconvenience this caused you. This is a problem for every restaurant on the main line, we just can't get help! We did run out of salmon, it was unusually popular Saturday night. I would like to take a moment and clarify that we are CDC compliant on table spacing, inside and out. I ask that you don't let one bad experience taint your overall opinion of us, we value your continued patronage

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vipFrankH
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was good, they may have been short staffed, only issue inside all the tables were full. There were no open seats at any tables.

I would go back but only outside or a weeknight ( weekend to crowded )

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on April 30, 2021

The tables are CDC compliant, we've removed and put the extras in storage until we are able to seat full capacity but the tables that we are allowed were to reserved. I hope this puts your mind at ease.

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viprrick
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for any foodie and BYOB makes for a top notch experience at reduced reasonable rates

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Marian
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience at Sontuosa. Food was great, we all loved our dishes. Service was also great, our waitress was very nice and professional. They have a great set up outside, so it is quite comfortable to eat there. We highly recommend it, and we will definitely go again. Thanks!

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you, Marion, for taking your time to write such a nice review about your experience! We look forward to pleasing you many more times!

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vipbleubook
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful dinner Saturday night. I had the grilled calamari and fish. Everything from the salad green to the dressing to the sides and of course the main courses was cooked to perfection. the meal felt special, yet casual and just natural sitting outside. It was a perfect spring evening with perfect food.

At the end of the meal, the owner mentioned something about being a little short staffed, but we didn’t notice any decline in service. The meal was paced well. I never felt I was waiting for anything, nor did I feel rushed.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on April 13, 2021

OMGosh, thank you SO much for such a lovely review, it means a lot to us and we appreciate your feedback as we were very worried about being short staffed. We're happy to rea that you enjoyed our food and our comfortable patio setup dining under the stars!

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SpencerG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Sontuosa is a BYOB and the food is very very good not a huge menu but there are always Specials. It is definitely a $$ restaurant main courses are in the $20’s however if you are a pizza fan and want to eat on the cheaper side there are options all of which are excellent. We had not dined there since winter in late 2019 and we finally after getting our vaccines had to dine outside as we love the food there. It is really a very good place with good service and a few dishes that we love. Highly recommended

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on April 15, 2021

Wow, thank you, Spencer , for a lovely review, it really makes all the hard work worthwhile! It's been a nightmare of a year and we are looking forward to lots of outdoor diners like you and Nancy!

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vipjulien
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent family owned BYOB in the heart of Bryn Mawr. Delicious dinner and nice people. Will be back.

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Jaco
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We will go back. The owner was most courteous and engaging.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on April 13, 2021

Thank you, Jaco! I know I'm partial as Ernesto's wife but he sure knows how to treat people, he's the best!

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vipJasonJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Staff was incredibly nice. Will be back for sure.

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vipPhilamax
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is odd that a restaurant would be cash only these days !

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vipGlenn
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

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vipalexd
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food

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vipDanC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here before, and have enjoyed it every time. The food is always 5 star.
One thing I particularly appreciate is how accommodating they are. I’m a vegetarian and they are very willing to change a menu item to make it meatless.
My wife uses a wheelchair. Access from the street and into the dining area is very easy. The staff is happy to move a table to allow her extra space.
Great all around: food and service.

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DavidB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

If you do not mind eating outdoors, very good food.

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vipfoodie469
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Not large portions. Service was delightful and efficient.
Excellent choice!

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vipLivingInBoston
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another delicious meal dining outside at Sontuosa! The food never disappoints and the street-side dining ambiance is special. It was warm enough to not need heaters or blankets, though the staff offered both to make sure we were comfortable while dining outside. We will be back!

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viprrick
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Owner actually served us. Great conversations, see and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabilous and delicious meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was delicious however one of the servers, (might have been the denial owner) was extremely loud when speaking to the customers and it wasn’t pleasant.

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vipPhillyEscapee
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local find!!

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vipMartineD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Beyond rude service two times in a row now. Wont be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, we love this neighborhood restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing calamari, flat bread pizza and pasta dishes. Owners make sure that everyone is having a great experience.

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JohnR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best place to eat in Bryn Mawr. Everything that comes out of the kitchen is an incredible culinary adventure. So many amazing meals here.

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JulianG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was amazing, definitely will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here, and certainly will not be our last! Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious and the staff is so kind. Overall great experience and I can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

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vipHenShore
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sontuosa is always great, food is amazing and the outdoor seating arrangement is perfect. Heaters for almost every table. Hoping for many more warmish evenings!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really loved this place! The FOOD was beyond outstanding. They really impressed me with the Octopus it was the best. Everything was full of bursts of flavor. Each bite I could tastes different notes. This place is CASH Only but so worth the minor inconvenience. BYOB too!

Perfect for a great date.

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KeithM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the place to ourselves! Great service! Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience outdoor dining while social distancing. And - simply incredible food! We will be getting take-out once per week to help support this local business!

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, staff and outdoor dining experience!

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LizS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner dining outside. Love the outdoor seat up, with heat warmers, lights and social distancing conf. Service was excellent and food delicious. Loved the byob. Hope they bring back outdoor live acoustic music (saw it on the website?). We live around the corner and loved this restaurant. We definitely recommend it for a family dinner or a date. We will be back! Thank you for a lovely meal.

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vipBrynMawrdiner
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Terrific BYOB in Bryan Mawr. Ernesto and his team make the whole experience great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious. Service was really slow which I didn’t mind all that much since we were out with another couple enjoying wine. However, if we didn’t have twist off wine bottles it would have taken a half hour after we sat down to start drinking them. Bus boy kept coming to our table and trying to take our plates while we were still eating. Not a big deal since he was a young kid, but pretty annoying.

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Searching
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was out first time there. Very attentive server, knowledgable and interested and
complementary. The maitre d' brought us each afghans when I expressed feeling a little chilly. Food was excellent, from start to finish.

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vipMarcus
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a wonderful experience in the spring with outdoor dining at Sontuosa so we were looking forward to going back on a warm fall evening. Our server was attentive and pleasant as usual. We had carrot-ginger soup and caesar salad as starters. Both were very good. One had Paella for entree which he loved; I ordered the Braciole which was so salty I barely ate half. When the serve came by to ask how things were, I told her of the saltiness and she apologized but didn't offer any remedy. Not a different entree, free dessert, or even to take the item off the tab. Very disappointed.

FAQs

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

Sontuosa BYOB is rated 4.7 stars by 350 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.