mozzarella di bufala dop, heirloom tomatoes, avocado, tapenade
smoked salmon option available
Wine Pairing: vin santo il piano, Tuscany 2009 - £10
They had dealt with having to use the outside space extremely well. A gorgeous ambience. The artichoke starter is terrific and the pasta to follow was superb.
Not cheap at £75 per head for quite a sparse meal, but we did not feel hungry nor unsatisfied at all. The wine by the glass was of excellent quality. Very friendly and efficient service. I would certainly go back.
Overpriced, Overcooked, £27 for a glass of champagne, £60 for an incredibly small piece of dover sole, I expressed my dissatisfaction when the fish was presented and the only feedback I received was “sorry” ... food was bland and wasn’t of great quality. £250 for the two of us ... 2 courses, no desert and 4 glasses of G&T between us!!.. only plus was the outside seating .....will not return and can’t wait for Assaggi to re open.
Excellent service. Attention to detail. MAGNIFICENT setting. great food. Highly recommend. Total date night location.
Service was excellent it’s a shame the food wasn’t at the same level.
Courgette flower was bland and chewy
Tuna tartar , the tuna was lovely the avocado wasn’t ripe so as hard as it gets. And the dish just lacked seasoning
The main dishes where over salty and the pasta was doughy
All in all I wouldn’t return there very expensive and not very good .
Lovely terrace and over friendly staff
Consistent and fun!
Delicious food, good atmosphere, blankets to sit outside and decent outdoor heating too.
Excellent outdoor experience, great food and lovely service.
Santini is one of the best Italians in London’. It’s been open for 35 years and the restaurant has impressive display of photos of famous diners. The terrace is magical with flowers and wonderful lights. It’s one of those restaurants you don’t want to leave , the service is 5 star. The food is sublime, with the finest produce , expensive but worth it. Enjoy!
Food was very very poor - nothing like it used to be.
Food was excellent. The focaccia was finely balanced. The Santini green soup perfect for al fresco dining. We were recommended the chicken and it didn't disappoint. Great service all round. Excellent experience, just a touch pricey for Italian food. Would go again though for a special occasion.
Let’s be clear - this is not any more or less than a solid Italian restaurant with a menu that you’d see anywhere . The food is good . The way it operates with drinks and food orders Via different dedicated staff is confusing, unnecessary and time consuming . Above all this is a restaurant which charges in a crazy way !! by 30% too much - and I know london prices and good restaurants . I d DD Annie recommend it on any rational basis
The food is amazing sadly the staff not so amazing. The head waiter was not the most friendliest to us. He was almost rude.
The other waiting staff were OK.
Service was very slow.
my dish arrived floating in oil and they said that the dish is like that. I asked to remove the oil but they should have offered me the option to change dish. I am Italian and have’s seen a dish with so much oil presented to a customer (worth £40 so not cheap!!)
Service quite poor, they changed it since last time and has lots that familiar touch. Terrace is great, one of the best in London
Not sure I will go back
Lovely restaurant with outside heaters so no need to get cold when enjoying your meal. Food was amazing and the staff were so helpful. Definitely recommend and will be going back.
Sensational as always
There are blankets and heaters. The starters were lovely, I would def come back for the starters. The mains were just ok, huge portions, but not as dreamy as starters. Service was a bit distracted, it was difficult to get someone to take our order. They didn’t have a lot of wines from the menu, we asked for 3 different ones before we got one they had in stock. Beautiful lights and decorations. I would like to come back and see if it can be a better experience, but overall I enjoyed myself!
Always good, nice staff good food nice surroundings
Good service. Warm tables outside which is a bonus. Good food. Just one shocking insult was the ‘COVID-19’ cover charge!! I told them to remove it as they were already charging a whopping 13.5% service charge. Madness and greedy!!
Very nice setting and food.
Santini continues to up their game. The food is fantastic, great staff and service and the courtyard is looking so beautiful with white flowers and lights. One of the bets in town these days. Bravo Momo and team! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
We had a lovely meal at Santini restaurant on Friday. The service was impeccable and the staff were really friendly and attentive.
The food was delicious and it had a really lovely atmosphere for a Friday night catch up. We will definitely be returning in the future.
Thank you for a lovely evening
I have been going to Santini's for over 10 years and it never disappoints. The food quality is consistently good unlike many other restaurants in London and the service impeccable. In addition their pretty terrace is warm and ambience is great. I would definitely recommend the Spaghetti Lobster.
Very nice environment and service. I ordered Crab Linguine and it was very salty.... the first time
I have been here many times in the past, and always had great things to say. Unfortunately last night was a disaster. I appreciate they have been closed for several months, but if anything I’d have expected them to be uber prepared- they weren’t. It was disorganised from the moment we arrived, firstly confusion over the table, then we waited 20 minutes to have our order taken, another 15 minutes for the wine to arrive. It was 40 mins between the starter and main so we didn’t get our main course until 10.20pm (after arriving at 9), and both of our meals were cold. It was busy but not as busy as it’s been when the inside and outside are full, and given the bill was over £300 for 2 people, you’d just expect something much much better.
Overall, nice experience, service was a bit late so they gave us 2 lattes , but food was very nice , would recommend this place to others
With excellent outside space on a leafy terrace with heaters, this is perfect year round!
It's hard and perhaps a little unfair to review Santini during the pandemic.
I can't fault the food which at £180 for two diners, 2 courses with a single 125ml glass of wine, you would expect to be on point.
The problem was that having taken the 9:15pm offered to us we were duly rushed through giving our order and then eating our meal in 45mins to meet the 10:00pm covid curfew. Perhaps we should have realised when booking or perhaps they could have told us when they took the booking.
The staff were friendly albeit under pressure to move us by 10pm when all the house lights went on.
You pay premium money not only for the food but the ambience and the opportunity to enjoy your meal. Alas, this wasn't possible.
Just can’t put in to words how disappointed I was. I had to send my dish back as the crab was off. The starters was cold. The condiments where cheap like a common fish and chip shop. The service was questionable. It was a get you in and get out kind of service. Never will go again
Lovely evening again at Santini. I love coming to eat at your wonderful restaurant.
Good luck in the lockdown!!
Looking forward to coming back soon.
In the social distancing, al-fresco, lockdown era, there is no better place than Santini.
Santini has had a rebirth what with the beautiful floral courtyard and amazing food and service. The staff are really wonderful led by the brilliant Momo. It is truly a neighbourhood gem and I am so happy seeing it doing so well. Bravissimi!!
Fantastic food, service and ambiance as always. The outside seating is warm and dry which means that you can comply with all the Covid rules in comfort. Thoroughly recommend.
Good vibes. Covid secure service. Bit overprice but the ravioli were wow!
I think it’s expensive but the food is good. Would have preferred to have been spaced further away from the tables near us. Also didn’t feel like there was a rude pressure to leave just a nudge when their lights went on near 10pm. Overall very food. Apple martini is amazing!
Birthday celebration and gave us a great table with fabulous seats !! The staff were great! Service a little relaxed but it works well with drinks a plenty!! Food was fabulous ! Tricolore salad was immense ! The best tomatoes prep’d perfectly 👌👌👌😀
An old favourite now young again!!
God Bless Laura’s Dad’s wonderful soul.....and wishing it a happy journey to the best place.
Always a fantastic experience! Great food and service!
A romantic venue with delicious food. We sat outside and enjoyed the crab salad and bresaola for starters and lobster spaghetti which was out of this world. It was my husband’s birthday and a special treat which we both enjoyed. Expensive but worth it.
Very disappointing meal. Calamari clearly frozen and dry at extortionate price. Crab linguine thin, watery and tasteless. Service awful. Grissini ordered for before meal arrived with main course! Very inflated prices for dull, poor food and indifferent service. After being a customer for many years, I'll never go there again. Avoid!
Always a wonderful experience at Santini, all very stylish and well arranged, and of course perfect food, under the careful guidance of the owner Laura Santin. Very impressed with the new safety measures, making you feel very comfortable and relaxed. We wiill be back soon
Santini does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
Santini is rated 4.4 stars by 678 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.