To eat is to be seems to be the philosophy behind London’s Al Santo, a Greek and Italian restaurant (and deli) which deals exclusively in family recipes, served up by a surrogate family of passionate individuals whose mission in life is to liven up your day. Located down Vanston Place, moments from Fulham Broadway, Al Santo is well-loved by Fulham locals (locals are well-loved back) for its down-to-earth ethos and authentic Mediterranean delights, with many staff members contributing their own favourite recipes to the menu.
From staff member Anna’s original soups, to Roberto’s panini (the recipe remains a secret), to Marco’s homemade tiramisu, stopping in at Al Santo is like stopping by a bustling family kitchen, except this kitchen is in fact a popular Fulham cafe and restaurant down Vanston Place. Spend a sunny afternoon sipping quality Italian espresso on the terrace before tucking in to some delicious Greek kleftiko or moussaka. This is one of the few London independents left, offering a range of home-style Mediterranean (chiefly Greek and Italian) dishes and genuinely warm service.
Al Santo has a wonderfully haphazard feel, offsetting the consistently good food on offer. The venue is delightfully packed with curios, a look which seems to reflect the wandering, inquisitive nature of the staff who contribute their recipes to the menu – keep coming back to this Vanston Place eatery near Fulham Broadway and you’ll keep being surprised by the Greek and Italian cuisine on offer. Comfortable and more than accommodating, this is a friendly London local that’s at once romantic, bustling, kid-friendly and capricious, in the best possible sense!
Lovely food and excellent service even though it was very busy. Have been to the restaurant several times and will visit again. Great atmosphere at Al Santo.
Our dinner was perfect. Handmade pasta. Yummy dessert. Food was amazing and service was great. A really nice restaurant. Highly recommended if you’re looking for good quality Italian.
Excellent food and service. We have been three times in the last month. Lovely friendly atmosphere as well. Highly recommended especially the home made pasta.