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Restaurant Santino (Kids Menu now available) - award-winning, Italian bistro, Wollongong

Santino is a modern Italian restaurant, located in the heart of Wollongong. Kids Menu available.


Ground Level Shops S020/021 Wollongong Central
Wollongong, New South Wales, 2500

Good Food Guide Awards 2023 - Restaurant Santino named again among the hat-winning restaurants in Wollongong.

Restaurant Santino is tucked away in the corner of a lively laneway in central Wollongong.

Our Italian style bistro has a wonderfully classic feel, creating an ambiance fit for a dirty martini and a number from Nina Simone. Walls are adorned with art deco prints which set off this incredibly designed, chic space. Kids Menu now available - view now here.

Our team of talented chefs takes pride in using only the freshest ingredients and creating dishes that are both traditional and contemporary. We make our fresh pasta daily, on a rotating menu so you can always expect something new and exciting.

At Restaurant Santino, we understand that a great meal deserves an equally great wine pairing. That’s why we have a cellar stocked with an impressive selection of wines from around the world. Whether you’re a seasoned wine enthusiast or just discovering the joys of wine, our team is here to help you find the perfect bottle to complement your meal. In the heart of its Australian heritage, Restaurant Santino fulfills an Italian dream, weaving an intimate haven that welcomes the spirits of Bud Spencer and Terrence Hill, harmonizing disco and groove, while toasting with the very best Amaro’s.

*'Feed Me' Menu
We offer two set menu options ($65 and $80) which are perfect for groups, double dates and long overdue catchups, called 'Feed Me'. Why waste a second pouring over a menu? Say the magic words 'Feed Me' and we will take care of the rest.....learn more here

  • $65 'Feed Me' option is four courses.
  • $80 'Feed Me' option is four courses with an extra pasta option + features our 800g bistecca as a main. (available only for groups of 8 and above). 

In regards to Christmas functions or functions in general, Restaurant Santino can accommodate up to 60 - 65 people for sit-down dinners and up to 90 for cocktail-style parties. They offer 2 different "Feed Me" options as well as some drink packages. All functions packages are up on their website here. They can always tailor some packages to suit the group's needs (dietaries, allergies etc.) Get in touch with the Restaurant Santino team here.


*Please note for all reservations before 8pm have a seating time of 2 hours. All bookings of 8+ are required to dine from one of our 'Feed Me' menus which can be found above. Credit card details will be required for all bookings to secure your table. Charges only apply in the event that you cancel within 24 hours of the booked time, do not arrive for your scheduled reservation or for a significant reduction in numbers on the day. For any menu modifications or dietary requirements please contact us directly at [email protected]. We may contact you about this reservation, so please ensure your email and phone number are up to date.