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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with family for an evening meal. Food was excellent and service was good with most staff quite friendly with one member being a tad over friendly. Will definitely recommend.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2024

The pizza is okay which presents unusually and refreshingly with a naturally tasting pasta sauce, but could do with a little more flavour for the Margherita. The cheesecake looks authentic and certainly worth a treat. The Coffee is strong and full of aroma for its...fine coffee beans. The staff could have asked if everything was okay and a missed opportunity makes a lot of difference for returning patrons. Young male bar staff too over friendly and could learn etiquette about distance. Otherwise the staff were reasonably friendly. The decor is attractive and the space is accordingly generous between free standing tables and the scenery bordering cheery with an authentic Italian restaurant look. Price of meals is not expensive for the menu.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

We were attending a concert in Hawick and looking for somewhere to eat beforehand. Quite a few places to go to in Hawick but very glad we chose this restaurant. From entering to leaving, attentive but not intrusive service, great selection on the menu to...choose from. We had starters and pizzas - very enjoyable. Great value for money and would definitely recommend and visit again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023

Whilst this is local to us two, following the AGM for the Campaign for Borders Rail we were part of a party of 15 who booked a meal here at the end of October. The remaining 13 guests were not from Hawick, being from London,...Blackpool, York, Perth, Edinburgh, Carlisle to name a few and they were all much impressed with the venue. The food, service, staff and attention to detail for us all was great and they were most complimentary about the whole evening. So well done to all at Santa Marina, you created the right ambience for such a large party and particularly to those from outwith Hawick who indicated they would return if in the town againMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023 via mobile

I’ve visited this Italian restaurant since it opened many years ago. The quality of the food is to the highest standard, always piping hot and decent portions. They also cater extremely well for coeliacs and also have a children’s menu. Always made to feel very...welcome and they also make a nice fuss of any children present. Comfortable booths are often available. Good selection of cocktails and also have Birra Moretti on draft. Prices affordable and the wine list is also reasonably priced. A beer garden is available when the weather is decent. Can highly recommendMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

Excellent Spot. People are good, meal was very good. Caitlin and Nico were our servers and manager for the evening. Would highly recommend. I had the 28oz steak and ate the whole thing!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Looking for a place to eat that allowed dogs was proving difficult in Hawick. The barmaid at the Waverley bar mentiond that she could phone and ask the Santa Marina Italian if they did. So the four adults and 2 dogs headed down and what...turned out to be a crackin meal, many thanks to the staff for making us feel so welcome, thoroughly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Very nice place, warm and welcoming and great atmosphere, Good was delicious, well made and presented, good value. All the staff are very friendly and Simone is great

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023 via mobile

First time here the food was amazing and also great service fantastic will be back friendly atmosphere and u can watch ure food getting made

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023

Bad food! Over the top Italian faffing by the staff! Dr. Oetkar is probably a better choice than these guys . Don't waste your money

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

Selected this place based on Google review scores of 4.6. Big mistake - by far the least appetising and least authentic Italian food I have had including the ones I cook. Extremely flavourless food - bruschetta was toast with tomato and some mozzarella on it,...the veggie pasta had frozen peas as a veggie ( Mediterranean food needs fresh veggies) and of all things turmeric on the penne (maybe they thought I am Indian and hence put heaps of turmeric in). Olive oil had to be asked for but what was provided was not even virgin. I should have suspected something when I saw burgers on the menu but placed my faith on Google review scores. So in summary stay away if you want flavourful authentic Italian,, but if you just want to fill your tummy.... Go for it. Oops forgot to mention - the fresh orange juice came out of a Tropicana for sure... And not a mention that this was not fresh even though there of us on the table ordered fresh orange juice.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

Went to get pizza and was just before 7 when they stopped serving but was told very rudely they were very busy, as we were visitors we knew nowhere, when my husband asked for recommendations we was great with go and look at the takeaways....Said they were busy but never even offered for us to sit in.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 22 June 2023

Good service. Fabulous starter & main courses, good quality and great taste. Decent bottle of red too. Only disappointment was deserts, mock cream and little flavour.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 27 May 2023

Lovely spacious restaurant and friendly staff with very good service. PaneAglio very good, haggis bites were enjoyed. Nice pizza although I like them slightly crispier. Very nice selection of desserts and delicious ice cream

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 27 May 2023

Large party so long table, my starter was the Goats Cheese dish, so a great start for me, this was delicious, and would definitely order this again, my main was a pasta and cheese dish but honestly, there was no sauce, it was dry and...very bland, my desert was a Nutella cheesecake but id bet my bottom dollar this was straight from the cash and carry, very synthetic, not enjoyable which for me being a pudding lover was another huge disappointment. Service and drinks were all great venue was lovely. this was my 1st visit and through choice will likely be my last. Sorry, I like home-cooked good quality food. Sadly this isn't what I got.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Hi there you do not say which restaurant you are looking at. Type in the restaurant name and you can view the menus. Indid a review on Night Safe Bistro if yiu want to check it out. Very good food. Restaurant is on the main... More
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Santa Marina Italian Restaurant and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5