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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to Santonio’s as a family of four and loved it! The food was very good (very hearty portions) and staff friendly and attentive. The Lasagne was delicious and husband had steak which was cooked perfectly. Will be back!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosy environment due to lighting, decor, colours and music that added to the ambiance without making conversation difficult*! 👏🏽👏🏽 It looks and felt like an upscale place to meet with friends yet we had a comfortable, relaxed visit. Clean bathrooms, too! Warm staff. Good drinks....You know a place has great coffee when even the decaffeinated is fresh and delicious. Though I hesitated to mention we had a small snag, I decided I must allude to it because it was handled so well. Credit for high quality customer service is due here. Staff dealt with it and made it right with easy hospitality and rapid check in that all was sorted. Coffee Drinkers: If like me you are particular about your coffee, ie, you seek to avoid bitter, over-roasted/burnt flavours of a popular large chain (anyone?), then try the delicious, fresh * coffee at Santonio’s. You can ask for it extra hot. Perfect 👌🏽 * Fresh grounds and freshly brewed. ** We had a person with hearing difficulties who cannot hear with moderate background noise but who enjoyed Santonio’s low level music. We also had a person with autism who has sensory difficulties but found it fine to be in this environment.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

Owner managed and it shows in the service and welcome. Food really good, decent portions without being ridiculous, just quality.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024

It's been a few weeks since my hubby and I visited Santonios but we were there last Thursday. And I have to say its still as impressive as always. Not only is the food first class but the staff are so friendly but equally professional...- we just love this place. I can't recommend Santonios enough!!!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

We live close by so we have been here quite a lot since moving here 3 years ago. Every single time we have come, it has been absolutly delicious. There’s a big menu but also specials on and a range of offers (steak night and...3 course deal) and a great kids menu which our girls love! Sunday lunch is great and there’s a range of other food available alongside the lovely Sunday lunch options. We very rarely venture further than here, all staff are really friendly and accommodating! Definitely worth a try!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024 via mobile

Superb food and excellent service in this smashing restaurant. We’ve been several times in recent months and always get a warm welcome with some of the best food available locally. Sunday lunch is particularly good and we would recommend the chef’s special steak diane which...is always cooked to perfection.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

Yet another great visit. We are never disappointed when we come here. The staff are brilliant and so friendly. Nothing is a problem for them. Every dish is delicious and there is a great variety of options. Garlic prawns and garlic mushrooms are favourite starters...of ours, while main dishes are hard to choose from. Whether it's pizza, pasta, fish or meat, everything we have tried has been a winner. And the home made bread is divine! Out favourite "go to" place.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

Came to this restaurant with my partner as we were staying at Vindomora lodges nearby and thought we would make use of the 10% discount they have with Santonios. The pate starter was a great start however i was extremely unhappy when my partner was...questioned about his small food choice by the waitress and questioned as to why he didn’t want anymore food etc. He has an eating disorder and this is the first time we have had anyone question why he’s ordering what he’s ordering, and it made both him and I extremely uncomfortable and angry. I feel he shouldn’t have to explain why he’s getting what he’s getting to anyone. The waitress made him feel belittled and almost laughed at him which I thought was shocking service. We will not be returning.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Michael Dos Santos, Owner at Santonios, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2023

Thank you for your feedback. I am.sorry to hear you felt you had a bad experience when you dined with us. Our head waitress who has over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry took your order on the night. When she asked what your...More

Reviewed 28 October 2023

I have been here twice now, first time for Sunday dinner, could not fault the dinner it was absolutely gorgeous. It was so good we went back to try the normal menu the next Friday night and again couldn’t fault the food. The menu is...great, there is something for everyone for sure. To top it of the service is absolutely brilliant. The staff are very friendly. All around a great restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be back and would 100% recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

This lovely atmospheric restaurant is consistently, week on week serving beautiful Sunday roast. Staff are very attentive and professional. Can't recommend highly enough

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023

absolutely fantastic the food was delicious my partner had the beef dinner i had the chicken in pepper corn sauce could not fault it. wine was chilled to perfection beer was just as good but last but not least the cheese cake what can i...say it's the bestMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023

We're a local couple who are so very lucky to have a restaurant of this quality on our doorstep. We have been coming for years now and it is consistently very good. Sunday lunch can't be beaten, week on week the roast is fall apart...good, and being a gravy fan I'm hard to please bit they definitely manage to please every week. Themed evenings ie Turkish nights etc are amazing. The staff are always friendly and attentive and very professional. This is really worth a visit, you will not be disappointed I guaranteeMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

We Visited Santonios on two evenings during our week's stay at a local working sheep farm. It is a great restaurant with friendly and attentive staff. On both occasions I chose a steak in a pepper sauce - such a lovely meal and beautifully presented....My husband enjoyed a chicken dish and sea bass. The restaurant is very inclusive and our grandson loved his suppers also. So glad we found such a lovely restaurant during our County Durham adventure. Thank you.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

Great Food and Service A Good selection on the menu Food was well presented and waiting staff were excellent Would highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

Been here tonight for the first time. Myself and the wife were looking for somewhere quick and easy so decided to finally try Santonios. Decent Italians good selection on the menu Nice little vibe when you came in. Staff were attentive without being to in...your face.My ONLY grip and this is me being picky is the pizzas come out uncut and trying to wrestle a slice off whilst extremely hot with a serrated steak knife made it a bit of a messy experience and a few oh ah ee moments trying not to drop napalm cheese all over myself. That said we would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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I haven't been to steak night yet but I'm sure it will be as perfect as the rest of the menu. It doesn't matter whether you order from the Al la Carte menu or the 2 course special the food is outstanding. Michael - the... More
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Yes there is a bar area at the front and you can go for just a drink. We went a few weeks ago and the log fires were on at the front of the restaurant.
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Yes, Santonios offers takeaway services.

Santonios is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5