Sontuosa BYOB

4.5
356 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 356 people are saying
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vipCrustyCurmudgeon
Philadelphia
367 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's a hat trick - three perfect visits in a row! After the obligatory hummus plate to stir the juices, we got down to business. My wife had the grilled octopus, which came on a big, fresh salad and filled her with both food and joy. I had the fried fish sandwich, which was a pair of beautiful and ample flounder filets lightly breaded with panko and served on a brioche-style bun with fresh lettuce and tomato topped with aioli. This was simply one of the best fish sandwiches I've ever eaten! With some lemon-pomegranate sorbet to top it off, it was a wonderful lunch. Sipping our Provençal rosé and overlooking the town square across the street under sunny skies, we could have been at a fine cafe in any little town in the world. As before, the people and service were tops. As we started the hummus, the umbrella over our table blew apart in high winds, leaving us under a surprisingly hot sun (the forecast was for overcast skies). Much to our delight, a substitute was located and in position within a few minutes. We love this place!

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vipCrustyCurmudgeon
Philadelphia
367 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Back for visit #2 - still love the place! This time, they had a soft shell crab appetizer, and I love soft shells. It was as tasty as it was beautiful. We split a hummus plate again and it was fantastic again. My wife loved the fish tacos so much she had them again, too - and they were exactly as wonderful as they were the first time. I was in the mood for an entree salad, so I tried the Julieta. It''s basically a salad nicoise, and a very good one at that! Portions are ample and presentation is artful. Service is excellent, the staff are extremely nice and properly involved without being solicitous. It's simply great!

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vipCrustyCurmudgeon
Philadelphia
367 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Sontuosa. We needed a nice weekday lunch spot close to home, and we found it searching OT for ideas. Wow! On a gorgeous 70 degree day, sitting at one of the tables on the very wide sidewalk under a well sized umbrella to keep the noon sun off our heads, we were happy even before seeing the menu. We split a hummus & veg plate and the daily special grilled octopus, both of which were delicious and beautifully presented. My wife had (and loved) the fish tacos, each of the 3 made with a very large tilapia filet and served with a really tasty salsa verde to dress the fresh veggies. They were large enough for her to surrender after only 2, leaving me with the chore of finishing up and the pleasure of agreeing with her asessment. I had the meatball sandwich, a very unusual choice for me - but I really wanted it for some reason.......and I was fully rewarded! We only met the man we assume is the chef/owner, who provided great cheerful service. Sontuosa was a real find - we'll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sent us away even though we had a reservation through OpenTable, saying there were no tables available. Claimed that had called us repeated times to cancel, but the signal was busy. We were never on the phone and we had no missed calls or voice mails. I would prefer if someone is honest and simply admit he didn’t check the reservations coming through OpenTable

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on May 12, 2021

We just can't explain what happened and we apologize for such a phopa. Ope Table is not 100%full proof. We are at the mercy of technology that may not be able to accommodate the demands.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went for our 10th wedding anniversary. Our server was great and very friendly. The owner was walking the floor to help the staff and chat with guests- he was super nice. Food was delicious. Only downside was that the tables were too close together- servers had some trouble getting between tables and we felt like we were part of our neighbor’s conversation.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on May 12, 2021

We apologize for not being completely comfortable during these very trying times, we would appreciate you considering coming back for a better experience.

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Chuck
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent food and great service. Highly recommend this restaurant

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vipJohnA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
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
82 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

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you, Rick, for supporting us and enjoying our menu!

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Marian
Philadelphia
26 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
6 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
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on April 13, 2021

I hope this doesn't deter you from joining us for dinner in the future!

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vipGlenn
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

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vipalexd
Philadelphia
20 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
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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

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vipfoodie469
Philadelphia
38 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
14 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
44 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
2 reviews
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!

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 356 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.