CLASSICAL ITALIAN DISHES
with a strong Venetian accent
and a carefully curated
and an elegant dining room.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7730 4094
Monday – Friday
12pm-3pm – 6pm-10pm
Saturday / Sunday
My parents launched SANTINI Belgravia in 1984, which as every London cabbie will tell you is famed for being Frank Sinatra’s all-time favourite restaurant in the capital.
An elegant and influential stalwart of the UK's Italian restaurant scene, it remains synonymous with authentic Italian food, premium quality ingredients and simple understated designer surroundings. Regular customers include captains of industry, international politicians, royal families and football legends. It was at SANTINI that the late Lady Thatcher ran into England manager Fabio Capello and tongue in cheek congratulated him on his prestigious appointment to manage eleven men.
I have recently stepped into the family business where my task is to take SANTINI into the future without losing past values.
30 Years of Santini
Established in 1984 by Gino Santin, Santini continues to offer both international and local customers superb classical Italian Dishes with a strong Venetian Accent in an intimate and elegant dining room. Santini has always been the haunt of top corporate and celebrity clients who appreciate the subtle mix of great, traditional Italian food and wine, with a professional service and an elegant, but very comfortable dining room. 2014 was a year of celebration for this family-owned establishment in its 30th year.
Laura Santtini is among the world’s leading experts in flavor and an award-winning cookbook author. Much of her passion for food came from her Italian grandmother, as well as her parents, who launched the renowned restaurant. Laura is the author of the award-winning cookbook Easy Tasty Italian (Sterling Epicure, 2010), Flash Cooking: Fit Fast Flavors for Busy People (Quadrille, 2011) and her newest book At Home with Umami (Ryland Peters & Small, 2015).
SANTIN / SANTINI / SANTTINI
Just in case you were wondering, my family name is actually Santin because my father’s family came from the Veneto where names typically end in consonants. When he opened Santini, he added the ‘i’ at the end because he was concerned that Santin (pronounced Santeen) would actually be pronounced SAN-TIN and sound Chinese. Soon we all became Santini’s by association with the restaurant and when I launched my flavours collection in 2009, I added an extra ’t’ to my name to differentiate the two projects. Between us we have collected an extra ‘i’ and an extra ’t’ which spell IT… Not sure what that means but we do hope you enjoy your meal!