My finace took me to Santhino's on Valentine's Day 2010. The food and service were outstanding!!! It was one of the best meals I have ever had, the atmosphere was warm and friendly, the service was top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Rude hostess on two visits. Have dined here several times prior to late 2009 and had good experiences and food. More recently was treated rudely and inappropriately by hostess. She obviously caters to frequent guests, and treated my fiance and I with a horrible attitude and complete lack of customer service. We came to this restaurant prepared to spend money and have a great evening on two visits, and neither time were we seated or served, yet the restaurant on both evenings was only half full at our arrival. She is the reason we will never return and we will share this with the community. Best of luck surviving during the summer when we would have gladly returned each weekend . Remember your year round guests are the ones who keep you open during the lean times.
MY FAVORITE PLACE ON EARTH!!! I even chose Santhino's to hold my wedding reception last month. The food is just incrediable and the staff makes everyone feel like family!!! All the food is cooked fresh with attention to detail and I have yet to order something I didn't love!! I got bunches of rave review's from all my guests. It was a big hit!! It is a must for anyone coming to Punta Gorda, It has put Punta Gorda on the map in my opinion!!! Once you try it, I guarantee you will become a regular!!! Be prepared to be pampered and consume a meal that will give you goose bumps!!!
Went to Santhino's with our PGI neighbors in June...everything was delicious..people were friendly. We will definately make Santhino's a must stop when our winter guests come to town....simply put, ENJOY IT.
Went to Santhino's with a large broup of about 22 people. Was very impressed. Food, service and presentation were outstanding. Their bar was not fully equiped as they had no scotch but if I want a bar then I should go to one. I went for a good dinner and got more than I expected. santhino's is on my list for special occassions and visitors from out of town. Great to have another upscale restaurant in the area.
First visit last evening with two family members. A wonderful surprise! Lovely decor, wonderful staff and service, fabulous cuisine! New owners very wise to retain some puruvian dishes along with adding wonderful Italian and other international dishes. Can't wait to return with friends.
I am new to Punta Gorda(3 days),after careful research and reading many reviews from people about local restaurants I chose this one to try as my first experience in Florida.Unfortunatly I did not have the warm fuzzy exelent experience most have had with Brandon.This server was rude failed to supply me with the requested food,and when I mentioned this he was verbally abusive towards me in front of one of the family members of this Establishment.Now past that the food what I tasted was superb.So if you dont care about lousey service and rude waiters I highly recomend this restaurant.