Santorini Greek Taverna

4.5
380 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 380 People Are Saying
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CM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 29, 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 28, 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
24 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 22, 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
1 review
Dined on October 21, 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 20, 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 18, 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
9 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 19, 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
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
41 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
3 reviews
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
3 reviews
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
24 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
Calgary
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
20 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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