Santorini Greek Taverna

4.6
401 reviews
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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!
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AM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The menu didn't have much for gluten free options, the food was overpriced, and it was so loud we did not enjoy our visit with our fiends we hadn't seen for a while.

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PF
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great evening, food and service were great. Waitstaff was thorough and attentive. Did a great job on a very busy evening. Sound level was a bit intrusive. Combination of background music, conversation levels and our age dynamics. Not a deal breaker, but worth mentioning.

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OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Very disappointing. The pork and lamb were overdone and tough to even cut with a steak knife. The veggies in tomato sauce did not go with any of the dinners at all. The chicken souvlaki was moist and tasty. The olives and cheese appies were ridiculously overpriced, as were the tzatziki and pita chips. Meals were overpriced for poor quality. We reserved for a birthday celebration, and reminded the waiter as well, but they did nothing at all to recognize the special occasion. We arrived when there were no other customers, but discovered as customers came that the acoustics are impossible to hold a conversation when you're not the only table filled. As the owner's family and friends arrived, all attention and service went to them. We didn't even get our water refilled until we were getting up to leave... And that was after sitting and waiting to get birthday recognition, that never came. Won't ever be returning.

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JV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a great night for my Dad’s birthday.

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AK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Will defiiitely go again. Food was excellent, service was great and it was quiet on a Sunday evening

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J
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A warm atmosphere with skilled, confident, entertaining servers. We recommend the Taverna Special for a sampling of some of their best dishes. Their lamb is to die for!

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CS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

When the main course was served my wife's meal was incorrect (pork instead of the chicken she ordered). She was asked if she would prefer the chicken or if the pork was OK. They returned the pork and I ate by myself until the chicken was served. Pretty much ruined the dining experience.

An apology was offered after the fact, but nothing else. Any other restaurant that made an error like this would have done more than simply offer an apology.

We would not dine there again.

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TP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Restaurant needs to come up with better vegetarian options.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time to eat there. Server was attentive and very friendly. Food was amazing. Will definitely go back again

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt like home, friendly, family run restaurant
Lamb chops were spectacular as was the baklava ( we should know, we ordered a second serving)
The suggested wine - Greek of course, was wonderful
Highly recommend , a perfect night out!

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent - the food, the ambiance, the service. It was a little expensive for us, but I think it was probably the going rate these days. It was a little bit noisy for us as well, but we are three over 60s, and our hearing is not the greatest. We loved the Saganaki and the roasted potatoes are to die for - not to be missed!!

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S
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It’s a fine restaurant with decent food! I don’t need to add more

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great traditional greek food, fantastic servic3

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and service. The lamb dishes are particularly good

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love this place! A bit noisy but we are going to be going again soon

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K
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

I was rather disappointed. It has been awhile since we were last here but were excited to go back. I almost choked when I saw how high the prices were and was rather frustrated by them once we got our meals. The portions were fairly small and the veggies were awful.

We overheard the server talking to another couple about how slow business ha been for them...I think they are just losing their followers because of poor quality and expensive meals.

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B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food

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K
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy!!! - food is always fantastic - staff is phenomenal- has been a local family fave of ours for 20+ years - thank you for making my husband’s birthday special

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KS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome experience from start to finish. The waiters were attentive and friendly and kept us on our tight dinner window since we had plans for after dinner. We have the "Special" which was dish after dish of your typical greek fair. Everything was fresh, hot and totally delicious. I wont wait so long to go back again it was a great evening out for my mom and I.

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CT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food and the waitstaff was very welcoming and professional. A wonderful restaurant and fantastic Greek dishes!

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CM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service is always excellent. The family who wait on you alway remember you when you come back. Very welcoming.
Chris

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MC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at this place is exceptional. The beef souvlaki was absolutely to die for. The beef could be cut with a butter knife, basically melt in your mouth tender. The tzatziki and pita were really good, but if you only plan to get one starter, get the Saganaki!

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N
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I keep returning to Santorini at every trip to YYC...they only have one equal competitor in the area, and most certainly hold their own in all aspects of Greek dining..if you have never been...do yourself a favour...try their marinaded octopus...none better!!

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HE
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Santorini is perhaps the best restaurant in Calgary. I am not Greek but I just love their food, not only that the ambient and the service are just flawless.
If you have the opportunity take your better half for a good dinner, you won't regret about it!

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SN
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The ambiance at Santorini's is worth the visit alone. The waiters were energetic, eager to please and just a lot of fun. It's very cozy in the restaurant, with seating close to each other, but you don't feel it because it's just a happy atmosphere.

The food portions were perfect and the quality very good. We had the best time and will be going back again. I have already told other friends we are going soon.

Oh and the bathrooms are very clean. A few steps to get up into the two other seating areas but I noticed the hostess going out of her way to help someone get up the stairs who was slightly disabled.
You must try this place. :)

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LS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved it! It felt like a traditional Greek experience.

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SH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Small portion sizes for the price. Flavour was good but no better than fast food.

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SS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's been a while since we dined here but it did not disappoint.

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a
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

What a lovely experience we had the other evening! It is a pleasure to eat in a restaurant where you can have a conversation without raising your voice. The service was friendly, and timely, and the food was tasty. I only wish there were more restaurants still around like this, where you feel the owners care.

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
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
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Slow service - great food

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OT
Calgary
44 reviews
Dined on September 7, 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 5, 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
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 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
50 reviews
Dined on July 15, 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 13, 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 7, 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
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 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 June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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