Santina

Santina

(Now Closed)
Italian Restaurant and Gluten-Free Restaurant$$$$
Meatpacking District, New York
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  • Nina Y.heart icon on user image
    Nina YiamsamathaFebruary 1, 2015
    To drink: the Fiori is their take on a floral negroni, and it is perfect. To eat: start with the tuna tartare cecina (tuna in a chickpea crepe), followed by the tortellini and guajillo chicken
  • Eater
    EaterApril 6, 2016
    The theme at this restaurant under the High Line is, roughly: spring break on the Amalfi coast in 1989. Santina offers terrific grilled fish dishes, as well as some very good vegetable-based pastas. Read more
  • Ben K.heart icon on user image
    Ben K.July 12, 2015
    Great coastal Italian from Torrisi & Carbone. Get the tuna cecina, squash carpaccio, fritto misto, Santina pasta, crab spaghetti, and finish with the cannoli trio.
  • Eater
    EaterDecember 14, 2015
    Santina is the last of the three spots awarded best restaurant of 2015. The place is a Renzo Piano-designed glass cube, a human terrarium whose interior evokes the Amalfi Coast circa 1953.
  • Tanasha S.heart icon on user image
    Tanasha SAugust 22, 2016
    The moment you step into Santina you are transported to Italy. It's a beautifully decorated restaurant. Very lively atmosphere. The drinks are fantastic. The coconut iced coffee is must try!
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeAugust 10, 2015
    Solid but def the baby of the MajorFood Group. Strong: chicken, squash carpaccio, Overrated: tuna cecina (not bad tho), Wack: spaghetti pomodoro. $16 cocktails are a bit much. Beautiful dining space
  • emily c.heart icon on user image
    emily chenMay 3, 2015
    same guys as torrisi/carbone/zz's. and they strike again! get a cecina (that smoky spicy sauce is to die for), squash carpaccio and tortellini. cocktails are legit. place gets packed so make a resy.
  • tt t.
    tt tuAugust 20, 2016
    Such a fun and vibrant restaurant, it is a great escape from New York and to the Italian Coast Line. The rice bowls for brunch, those cocktails, and the atomosphere. I love this place.
  • Elyse E.heart icon on user image
    Elyse EstradaApril 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Incredible! Get the tuna & avocado cecinas to start. Put them together w/the salsa verde. The most amazing tortellini & the rigatoni next and followed by the delish chicken. Tricolor cannoli FTW.
  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissNovember 3, 2015
    Great vibe and tasty food for brunch (with reservations!). Tuna cecina, rigatoni, and coconut iced coffee were winners.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupFebruary 10, 2015
    The latest restaurant from Major Food Group certainly doesn't disappoint. Be sure to order the tuna cecina, the Rigatoni Norma, and the chicken, and wash it all down a delicious signature cocktail.
  • Lindsey K.heart icon on user image
    Lindsey KimFebruary 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This is one of the most beautifully decorated restaurants. Start with a Cecina (chickpea pancake), then artichokes and grapes, fritto misto, pastas, steak, sea bass and cannollis to finish
  • Jeff P.heart icon on user image
    Jeff PetrielloSeptember 4, 2016
    Incredibly expensive, but adorable. The grilled mushrooms are so yummy and the outdoor seating is lovely in the summertime.
  • PureWow
    PureWowMay 5, 2016
    Step into glass-walled Santina, with its bright open layout, indoor potted palms and tropical flowers, and you’ll forget all about the hordes of tourists right outside. Read more
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestMay 30, 2018
    "My go-to for cocktails and date night with my hubby. The Chickpea Avocado “Cecina” and the Squash Carpaccio are absolute musts!" - Nathalie Rhone Read more
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerJuly 28, 2015
    I'm still on the fence about decor-but food is outstanding. Cocktail: View from Positano- fav of our group; & then we split a ton of food. Top dishes: Tuna Cecina, Fritto misto & canoli trio.
  • hania a.heart icon on user image
    hania albraikanMarch 24, 2018
    The menu is confusing, but the food is really delicious, the atmosphere is brilliant sure i will come again and I highly recommend it for couples or groups.
  • Dianaheart icon on user image
    DianaAugust 31, 2015
    While away the dog days with good drinks, food, and vibes at this fun and sophisticated spot. Tuna cecina (aka socca) is light, spicy, delicious. Must also order the coconut iced coffee.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchOctober 15, 2015
    The Bitches say: A-. The top-notch cocktails & inventive brunch dishes in one of our favorite NYC hoods make Santina a must-try. A great place to go on a more special occasion with higher price tags. Read more
  • Julia C.
    Julia ChoyFebruary 27, 2016
    We had the spicy tuna cecina, squash carpaccio, for mains we had the swordfish and chicken. All were excellent except the swordfish. Chicken was surprisingly juicy and tender and I would have again
  • Celena C.heart icon on user image
    Celena ChanJune 12, 2015
    The chickpea flatbread with the lamb tartar and squash carpaccio were definitely the standouts of our meal. Be sure to use that mole sauce on everything!
  • MrsCorksterheart icon on user image
    MrsCorksterJanuary 27, 2016
    Lively atmosphere, yummy cocktails, great service and an awesome gluten-free selection make this more than a brunch option. Definitely good for festive dinners. Love the look and feel, too.
  • IrmaZandl Z.heart icon on user image
    IrmaZandl ZandlSlantApril 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The tuna cecina is a MUST along with the 2 sauces. Also loved the octopus spiedini. Pastas are great. Avoid the chicken. A scene!!
  • The Wall Street Journal
    For main dishes, the Guajillo chicken has a hint of fire. Smoky, tender chicken is nestled into sheep’s-milk yogurt with mixed eggplant ($25). Read more
  • Stefanieheart icon on user image
    StefanieNovember 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best spots for summer outdoor dining. Lots of small plate options, great drinks, amazing people watching and just steps from the Highline and the Whitney.
  • Off The Menu
    Off The MenuOctober 15, 2015
    Coconut Latte: This creamy, sweet latte, made with steamed coconut milk and a shot of espresso, is on the brunch and breakfast menus, but is available upon request at other times. Read more
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 4, 2016
    Want to take an instant vacation? Relax in this colorful West Village oasis and sip the sweet and creamy coconut concoction that is coconut iced coffee. Ahhh… Read more
  • kate w.
    kate wangJuly 22, 2016
    Either really amazing or super mediocre dishes. I'll come back for a cocktail and the Squash Carpaccio.
  • Sarp E.heart icon on user image
    Sarp ErkayaMay 7, 2015
    Feels like you found a piece of summer resort right at meat packing. I would recommend for lunch for great cocktails and italian food that somehow feels latin american!
  • Lindsay C.heart icon on user image
    Lindsay CApril 21, 2016
    One of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time! You must order the Tuna and/or Avocado Cecina (chickpea pancake)! Both are delicious!
  • Fred W.heart icon on user image
    Fred WilsonJanuary 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the bar, order the Sicilian red, get the tortellini and the crab spaghetti, then the chicken. Go home happy and full
  • Cole K.heart icon on user image
    Cole KennedySeptember 25, 2016
    Stunning space & atmosphere. I'll chime in with another vote for the squash carpaccio, and add the rigatoni alla norma. Skip the arugula salad, though.
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    In NYCSeptember 7, 2015
    We really enjoyed the raw fish dishes which were colorful and flavorful. The appetizer chick pea pancakes are fantastic. Must start with them and go from there.
  • Abeheart icon on user image
    AbeSeptember 25, 2016
    Brunch: Cecina with Fish Truffle! This place also is very beautiful and has Amalfi Coast vibes.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 4, 2016
    Spend the summer at Santina, a colorful restaurant that has orange trees, vibrant outdoor seating and some of the most gorgeous flower arrangements we’ve ever seen. Read more
  • Alexis B.heart icon on user image
    Alexis BendjouiaOctober 10, 2015
    Love Santina for brunch. Coconut iced coffee+ shrimp frittata+ arugula fig salad+ cecina and you're golden.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistApril 8, 2015
    The Tuna Cecina is a steal at just $12 for an enormous, griddled pancake served with a deep bowl of luscious, ruby red raw tuna. Read more
  • Renaud #.
    Renaud #April 20, 2019
    A good casual spot, perfect for groups. Their fish main courses are on point: branzino 👌🏻
  • dawn.in.newyorkheart icon on user image
    dawn.in.newyorkNovember 16, 2015
    Avocado Trapanese was significantly good. Blue crab pasta seemed very popular, and the desserts were very satisfying.
  • julia t.heart icon on user image
    julia tMay 12, 2015
    Ambiance a bit meatpacking, but otherwise fantastic. Great service and delicious, big, fresh salads. Delicious ceviche as well. Kid friendly at lunch.
  • Elliot W.heart icon on user image
    Elliot WehnerApril 26, 2015
    Get the tuna cecina and make sure to use the tomato sofrito heavily (soooo good). The punch in the pineapple cup is tasty and fun
  • Sonya S.heart icon on user image
    Sonya SinghJanuary 13, 2016
    Everyone says it and it's true - tuna cecina and squash carpaccio are must-orders. The cocktails are amazingly balanced and delicious, take your pick.
  • Norman E.heart icon on user image
    Norman EllisJune 22, 2016
    Food is amazing. The space is beautiful. Great place for a date night or special occasion meal.
  • Jillianheart icon on user image
    JillianOctober 12, 2016
    Returned for dinner - salads are totally underrated (go kale) and the butternut squash carpaccio is a great sweet/savory starter
  • Sam W.heart icon on user image
    Sam WinnickFebruary 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome new restaurant. Makes you feel like you aren't in NYC and rather some beach town somewhere. The food is also excellent.
  • Gretchen M.heart icon on user image
    Gretchen MurphyOctober 2, 2015
    Awesome vibe with a unique menu. Recommend sharing dishes so you can try more - don't skip the squash carpaccio or swordfish!
  • Susan J C.heart icon on user image
    Susan J CampbellDecember 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The cuci? (top thing- forgot what it's called) with avocado is fabulous and bough for lunch. The arugula and fig salad is fabulous
  • Kate F.
    Kate FurmanJune 21, 2015
    Try the Tuna cecina, crab spaghetti and the chicken. It's a really fun place to dine.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BrinkSeptember 23, 2016
    Squash carpaccio. Get it. Get it. One of my favourite meals in the city. Everything here was fantastic.
  • Fred W.heart icon on user image
    Fred WilsonApril 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The tuna cecina is amazing. Get that and then get the tortellini and crab pasta and then the chicken
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