Sontuosa BYOB

4.8
339 Reviews
$30 and under
International


Sontuosa means sumptuous!
Our menu brings flavors from Italy, France, Mexico, Lebanon and America to your palette in unique and fresh presentations. Seasonal ingredients will make for additional delicious creations, daily, and our seafood is personally chosen by Ernesto every day to ensure top quality and freshness.
Our dining room is comfortable and we have lovely outdoor seating, weather permitting.
We have been chosen forBest Neighborhood Gem by Open Table ;Great Date Night by Main Line Today Magazine!
We invite you to join us for a wonderful dining experience!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 339 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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Jaco
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We will go back. The owner was most courteous and engaging.

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vipJasonJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Staff was incredibly nice. Will be back for sure.

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vipPhilamax
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is odd that a restaurant would be cash only these days !

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vipGlenn
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

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vipalexd
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food

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vipDanC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here before, and have enjoyed it every time. The food is always 5 star.
One thing I particularly appreciate is how accommodating they are. I’m a vegetarian and they are very willing to change a menu item to make it meatless.
My wife uses a wheelchair. Access from the street and into the dining area is very easy. The staff is happy to move a table to allow her extra space.
Great all around: food and service.

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DavidB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

If you do not mind eating outdoors, very good food.

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vipfoodie469
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Not large portions. Service was delightful and efficient.
Excellent choice!

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vipLivingInBoston
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another delicious meal dining outside at Sontuosa! The food never disappoints and the street-side dining ambiance is special. It was warm enough to not need heaters or blankets, though the staff offered both to make sure we were comfortable while dining outside. We will be back!

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viprrick
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Owner actually served us. Great conversations, see and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabilous and delicious meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was delicious however one of the servers, (might have been the denial owner) was extremely loud when speaking to the customers and it wasn’t pleasant.

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vipPhillyEscapee
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local find!!

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vipMartineD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Beyond rude service two times in a row now. Wont be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, we love this neighborhood restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing calamari, flat bread pizza and pasta dishes. Owners make sure that everyone is having a great experience.

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JohnR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best place to eat in Bryn Mawr. Everything that comes out of the kitchen is an incredible culinary adventure. So many amazing meals here.

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JulianG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was amazing, definitely will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here, and certainly will not be our last! Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious and the staff is so kind. Overall great experience and I can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent.

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vipHenShore
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sontuosa is always great, food is amazing and the outdoor seating arrangement is perfect. Heaters for almost every table. Hoping for many more warmish evenings!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really loved this place! The FOOD was beyond outstanding. They really impressed me with the Octopus it was the best. Everything was full of bursts of flavor. Each bite I could tastes different notes. This place is CASH Only but so worth the minor inconvenience. BYOB too!

Perfect for a great date.

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KeithM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the place to ourselves! Great service! Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience outdoor dining while social distancing. And - simply incredible food! We will be getting take-out once per week to help support this local business!

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, staff and outdoor dining experience!

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LizS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner dining outside. Love the outdoor seat up, with heat warmers, lights and social distancing conf. Service was excellent and food delicious. Loved the byob. Hope they bring back outdoor live acoustic music (saw it on the website?). We live around the corner and loved this restaurant. We definitely recommend it for a family dinner or a date. We will be back! Thank you for a lovely meal.

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vipBrynMawrdiner
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Terrific BYOB in Bryan Mawr. Ernesto and his team make the whole experience great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious. Service was really slow which I didn’t mind all that much since we were out with another couple enjoying wine. However, if we didn’t have twist off wine bottles it would have taken a half hour after we sat down to start drinking them. Bus boy kept coming to our table and trying to take our plates while we were still eating. Not a big deal since he was a young kid, but pretty annoying.

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Searching
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was out first time there. Very attentive server, knowledgable and interested and
complementary. The maitre d' brought us each afghans when I expressed feeling a little chilly. Food was excellent, from start to finish.

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vipMarcus
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a wonderful experience in the spring with outdoor dining at Sontuosa so we were looking forward to going back on a warm fall evening. Our server was attentive and pleasant as usual. We had carrot-ginger soup and caesar salad as starters. Both were very good. One had Paella for entree which he loved; I ordered the Braciole which was so salty I barely ate half. When the serve came by to ask how things were, I told her of the saltiness and she apologized but didn't offer any remedy. Not a different entree, free dessert, or even to take the item off the tab. Very disappointed.

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vipHoward
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Safe, outdoor setting.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on October 31, 2020

Thank you for the time you took to review us!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing restaurant. We are regulars.The food and service can’t be beat.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on October 31, 2020

Wow, we are so happy to see your review, thank you!

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Silverking
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Bucatini was mediocre. The Pork Chop special was Superb per my, usually, very critical daughter. BYOB draws good crowds. Everyone was quite pleasant.

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Marigold
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent carrot soup. The chicken was good but way too salty. I was thirsty all night. The server was friendly but shared a little too much about the hardships of her job. The busboy seemed overwhelmed.
Nice outdoor seating.

Sontuosa BYOB
Responded on November 4, 2020

I apologize about the salty chicken, I know exactly what happened and it was addressed immediately. I owe you a dinner next time you're in! As far as a "chatty" server, I've addressed that , as well. The busboy was a bit busy that night, for sure!

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vipCarolA
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service always top notch!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptional!

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vipMarianneMc
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The hostess was very kind and welcoming. The service was good - the food was very fresh- the overall portions were a little smaller than we are used too - the deserts were lovely but the slices of cake and tiramisu were ridiculously small.

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Zelda
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, the pizzas are delicious and the chocolate mousse cake was yummy!

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vipHoward
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful service and a very nice, safe outdoor setting.

FAQs

Sontuosa BYOB offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 222-6216.

Sontuosa BYOB is rated 4.8 stars by 339 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.