Santorini Greek Taverna

4.4
371 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Greek
For over twenty years, Santorini Greek Taverna has represented the best in Calgary’s Greek cuisine.

Santorini was founded on the Greek values of filoxenia; literally the notion of befriending strangers. Thus, as all guests to Santorini quickly realize, they are immediately made part of the family, whether laughing with host Maria’s comedic personality or joining in on an uplifting Greek dance.

While other Greek restaurants have attempted to reinvent a good thing, Santorini continues to offer the classic, authentic tastes of Greece in a welcoming, Mediterranean setting.


With over 40 Greek dishes, it promises an unforgettable experience.

At Santorini, every day is a celebration!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:40pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(403) 276-8363
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South of Hwy #1
Additional
Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 371 People Are Saying
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JC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been going to Santorini's for over 20 years. Authentic Greek food, nice friendly staff and good value. The kelftico is to die for and the spaniakopita the best I have ever eaten - even better than in Greece!!! I often take home a Moussaka for the next day as it is soooo good!!!

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KF
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the authenticity of the Restaurant. The food was nothing short of Fantastic. The waiter was attentive and eager to communicate. We live in Central Alberta and will frequent Santorini Greek Taverna as the goto place for Authentic Greek.

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RS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Slow service - great food

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OT
Calgary
42 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A Calgary tradition. Always excellent. The moussaka, the fried cheese, the souvlaki, you name it...can’t go wrong.

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Z
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Although the food was delicious and authentic, we have experienced better Greek cuisine at other places. Serving size was very small and prices were high.
It took a very long time to get our drinks and appetizer.
Owners appeared to cater to certain tables much so over others.

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KR
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visitors from Lethbridge. Great find when we did not know what to expect! Service was quick, efficient and friendly. Food was original and Greek tasting. Some items on the menu are old time favorites and tasted as they should. Lamb roast was tender, not fatty and delicious. We will return at some time. Although not large in size, the atmosphere reminds us of many European restaurants - cozy.

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M
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was outstanding and over the top - very pleasant. Food was very good and very authentic. Location and ambiance suffered a bit but overall, a very pleasant experience.

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C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, cozy and comfortable atmosphere, delicious bottle of wine, a treat. We especially enjoyed the service of the young lady who kept our water glasses full--she was attentive and had a lovely smile.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having searched for best food restaurants in Calgary, we stumbled upon this hidden gem. The food and portion sizes were amazing. Service was second to none, with the manager approaching the tables and chatting with guests. Would highly recommend if you love Greek cuisine.

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KN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Santorini is the best Greek restaurant in Calgary. The food is so well prepared and tasty; the meat practically melts in your mouth it is so tender. Parking can sometimes be difficult if it is busy for dinner but other than that, the family-owned restaurant is a must place if you love Greek food.

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LT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An excellent dining experience. Service was really good and food was also excellent.

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J
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed every moment and taste of delicious food

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KA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I had really high expectations. I have always loved greek food, my favorite food to be exact. The service was phenomenal! The way the staff catered to each individual table, was amazing. But the food was sub par. The calamari was a little soggy and flavorless as well as the tzatziki. The spanakopita was good.. The greek salad was tasty but it had a lot of tired withered vegetables in it. The hummus was delicious, and loved that the pita came out hot. Loved the tacky atmosphere and the fact there was family photos on the walls.
All in all, not worth the price. Very sad over the food experience.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We gave been eating here for 30 years it never disks to deliver an excellent meal.

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B
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, good service, the music was a touch on the loud side but the food, oh man.

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CA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and service

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s
Saskatoon
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Santorini is just a great place for wonderful food. We were in town for the weekend and use to go there all the time when we lived in Calgary. We wanted our 3 boys to try it and it was exactly the way we remembered it 5 years ago. The food is just amazing.

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CZ
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favourite restaurants. The food is always great, staff are friendly and the service is excellent. We always have the Traverna Special and have never been disappointed.

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J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

No Greek dancing as advertised on website. Quite noisy. Great food.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in town. Great atmosphere, and music. Lamb is the best we have ever had.

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I went for a dinner date. The service, food and atmosphere were very good. We enjoyed the authentic Greek cuisine, and we will be back.

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l
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service were very good. Enough for lunch leftovers.

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KA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

From Saganaki, Tzatziki with Pita and Shrimp as starters through our main courses pork and chicken souvlaki very yummy! The atmosphere of the cute building is great as well. Great friendly service. Can only recommend this place. Management must have changed because I almost didn’t want to go there any more after a 2015 food experience.
Either way, great place now!

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C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food. Friendly service but slow ( we told them on arrival when we had to leave for a concert and our food arrived only minutes before consume.

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O
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent and personalized service. Adequate parking. both adjacent to and in back of the restaurant despite being on busy Centre Street.
Food was fantastic from the chicken souvlakia, the Moussaka to the lamb platter. For appetizers we had the combination plate (eggplant, hummus, taramasalata and tzatziki) served with warm pita segments to share at the table. Wine complimented the food and the traditional Greek music level and content was just perfect for the size of the restaurant.
As far as I am concerned, Santorini sets the Calgary standard for a fine Greek dining experience.

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Santorini a few times now, and it's always a great meal. Love the authenticity, the food is excellent, the servers are solicitous without hovering, the ambiance is calm and quiet, so you can have a real conversation.

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N
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I look forward to returning on my stops at YYC...great food..and friendly service conveniently located!!!!

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C
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful. We had the lamb and it was fall off the bone delicious. My mom used to make creme caramel and theirs reminded me of hers. The atmosphere was really good. The service was excellent. This is a true family run restaurant. We met the owners and their daughter. Genuinely friendly.

We will definitely come back again.

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A
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A date dinner before the theatre had great soup and the lamb and my date had mousakka it was great and we had lots of time, we will be back

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DS
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately a few of the menu items weren't available when we arrived for dinner (6:30 pm). The server was quick to let us know though and he was attentive throughout the meal. The food we ordered was fine. Nice evening, there were four of us.

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BD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always, reliably, delightfully... fulfilling. For over 20 years we've been "travelling" to Santorini and while it might not offer everything the real island destination does, there is no doubt that that the food and spirit here in this little oasis in Calgary are authentic. We fill our tummies and our hearts, without the usual and empty pretension that plagues the new Calgary restaurant scene. Santorini gets the right thing, right: food.

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TK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at this restaurant was really good. The food tasted good and the ambiance in the restaurant was very good. Only issue was the price of the items was a bit much. They should either reduce the price or increase the quantity of the food provided. Overall I do recommend and will be back again.

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We ate at Santorini for the first time on Valentines. The restaurant was very busy, and table turnover was not matching the timing of reservations very well, but the hostess did a fantastic job of keeping us engaged. We had the Taverna special (which was very popular judging by other tables around us). A set meal sampling many of the restaurants favourite dishes, timing of each course, and portion sizes were very good. Overall a very pleasant evening, we would certainly eat here again.

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TJ
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighbourhood gem! Authentic cuisine and ambience. As must to visit.

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CZ
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great evening. Food was outstanding and staff were friendly and attentive. Traverna special was very good, more than we could eat. We went home completely satisfied. Highly recommend.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are so happy that we found this place when we were searching for greek restaraunts in Calgary. It did not disappoint. The food was incredible and the service was great! The prices reflect the quality of food so be prepared to pay a little more. But again it was so worth it and we cant wait to go back!

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SC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good Greek menu; gluten free items are not marked. We sat in a corner which meant one person had to face a blank wall.

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P
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become our New Years Eve restaurant. The food is SO good and well prepared. The service is delightful and friendly. We wished that there was one more potato for each of us in the special meal as the portions are tasty but slightly small. Overall a great experience and we'll be back next year. Thank you!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

My husband & I were the first to arrive on New Years Eve. No one else was dining. The first comment we found a little off was that we had the table until 6:30. It was 4:15 PM. Rather than a Happy New Year - this was the greeting from Maria. Service from Melanie was great. food was good but certainly not the best. Small portions. The hot seafood plate was not worth $25.00. The main course, the rice and veggie portion was extremely small in consideration of the low cost to prepare these and really nothing special. After we dined we went elsewhere to top up! There are seveal real good restaurants where you can dine, spend less and walk out feeling good about your experience. No we will not return.

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B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual food and service were excellent! The atmosphere is amazing. The owners and staff are very friendly. We always enjoy this place.

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