Do you remember how good food tasted when you were a kid? For me it was because my mom was such a great cook. Not only did she know how to cook, she knew how to buy. She also knew how to prepare, season and serve. Where I grew up, in the New York area, eating was an event. We always looked forward to eating, whether it was Sunday dinner or a Friday night out at one of the great restaurants in that area.
When we opened the first Santini’s in 2003, my sons and I wanted to capture that same essence and create an environment that made me feel like a kid again. At each of our Santini’s, we have incorporated all of these basic principles in our day to day operations. We know how to buy the best food. We prepare and season and make it just for you, when you order. We want you to rave about Santini’s.
First and foremost we buy only the best products we can find. Our meats are top choice and are cut fresh every day. The chicken and steak we purchase are top of the line. Our fruits and vegetables are delivered fresh every morning. Even our condiments and beverages are the best.
Our famous rolls and bread are baked by a local Italian bakery every night while most of you sleep and are delivered to Santini’s early each morning. Our bakery products have no preservatives, making them taste better and are better for you. Since we use so many rolls, we always serve fresh baked rolls and use day old bread for croutons.
Just imagine our steak cheese sandwich, (our most popular), served on freshly toasted sub roll, seasoned perfectly with your choice of onions, peppers, lettuce, tomato or cheese. All of the more than 50 sandwiches we serve are prepared with the same love and care. Wait until you try the “Godfather”. We take the best Italian meats, and combine them with lettuce, tomato, oil and vinegar and your choice of peppers and/or onions. I’m getting hungry just writing this!
When you are in the mood for a great salad or piping hot soup, take a look at our menu. We make each of our salads fresh every day. Our soups are the best in the area. Our desserts and sweets come direct from a specialty bakery, just like New York. Our canolis are from Vaccaro’s and are made individually when you order.
Santini’s Sterling started everything and we opened in 2003. It is a great little spot just off of Route 7, under the clock tower, in the Burlington Coat Factory shopping center. Santini’s Oakton followed in 2005. It may be the best location in Northern Virginia, on the corner of Route 123 and Blake Lane. In the 2008, we were fortunate enough to open Santini’s Reston. It is located on Baron Cameron Avenue in the Home Depot shopping center. In 2011, we opened Santini’s Chantilly, located on Route 50, just east of Route 28. Chantilly has seating for more than 200 customers. In 2014, we open Santini’s McLean, on Old Chain Bridge Road, in the heart of town, Santini’s Fairfax was added in 2015 and sits just off West Ox Road in the Costco Plaza shopping center. All of our locations feature large screen TV’s with HD sports on all day. Most locations boast 70” and/or 80” HD TV’s behind the main bar.
Yes, we do serve beer and wine if you’re over 21 and can prove it and we also cater to private parties and meetings. Just call ahead and we will reserve private tables just for you. A great place to entertain clients, reward your employees or honor your youth sports teams.
If you haven’t tried our pizza, then you are missing the best New York Style Pizza in the area. How do we know? Just ask our customers. We sell so many pizzas that we actually run out of pizza boxes on a regular basis. Our recipe calls for a thin crisp crust, Grande cheese and Italian pizza sauce, and fresh toppings, baked in a fired brick oven. I’m getting hungry again! I can’t describe our enormous calzones. Just come in and order one for yourself, or to share. They are big enough for two.
Our bathrooms are immaculate. Our kitchens are up to date and our employees love to work at Santini’s. They know that if you are happy then we are happy and when we are happy, then they are happy. It’s a great cycle. They want you to come back, over and over again. If you’re reading this in your office, take a look at our catering menu. We can deliver perfect office lunches for 10 to 500 people. Come see us at any of our great locations and find out for yourself, why “Everybody loves to eat at Santini’s”.