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Sontuosa BYOB, Bryn Mawr, PA

Sontuosa BYOB

4.7
4.7
487 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic


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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Italian, French

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (484) 222-6216

  • Payment options

    Cash Only

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ernesto

  • Catering

    We offer full, customized catering services! Please call the restaurant for details!

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private party accommodations for up to 50 people. Please call the restaurant for details.

  • Neighborhood

    Bryn Mawr

  • Cross street

    Lancaster Ave

  • Parking details

    Street and parking lot parking, free after 6PM

  • Public transit

    At the Bryn Mawr Train Station - Bryn Mawr Village

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

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What 487 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. HS

    HenShore

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sontuosa is a not-so-hidden gem. Ernesto and Mary put their everything into making sure diners have the most wonderful experience. The food is outstanding, as are the portions. The outdoor seating is spacious and the experience is a true dining-under-the-stars one. We eat at Sontuosa often and we love it!
  2. H

    Howard

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    A gem in a neighborhood filled with eateries. Great people run the place and the food is their reflection. Always wonderful. El Fesco makes top three within miles.

    Sontuosa BYOBResponded on September 15, 2022Ahhh, thank you!We work really hard to be able to present our offerings to our community!

  4. TC

    ThomasC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food. Fine service on a very busy evening. A good value. Eat outside if the weather permits.

    Sontuosa BYOBResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you, Thomas, for your kind review, we really appreciate it!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Good not stellar/calamari salad too salty and paella mediocre. Owner rude

    Sontuosa BYOBResponded on September 15, 2022We addressed the kitchen staff about the integrity of our food, we appreciate your feedback. I can't speak to your reference to the owner being rude, I apologize , we were terribly stressed because a server quit at 5:00 which caused issues. I hope you will consider revisiting us for a better eperience.

  6. JR

    JulieR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Great night! Delicious food however the service is severely lacking! I hope this is addressed it takes away from the experience

    Sontuosa BYOBResponded on September 15, 2022Yes, we were aware of service quality because a server quit at 5:00 so that left us short staffed. We hope you will visit us again to know what our usual service is like.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Service was really slow
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not sure why it took us so long to get there but this was our first visit - it was fantastic from start to finish - and we can’t wait to go back
  9. CU

    CarolU

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and delicious food . A great variety on the menu!
  10. JB

    JeffreyB

    Naples

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We were in the back and they basically forgot about us. When we left the owner wasn’t there so they could not even take a credit card. He forgot we were there. I had to ask for the check only to find I had to pay cash. B+ Food. D service. Not the way to treat a first time diner.
  11. KB

    KitB

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Bryn Mawr, PA. The food is particularly sumptuous and the atmosphere is relaxed, quiet and friendly. I took friends there for the first time on Thursday and they loved it, too. We all started off with their extraordinary cold gazpacho soup then I followed it with the eggplant and lamb dish that was flavored just right to be similar to Greek moussaka. On nice evening, they set tables out on the sidewalk, which is lovely. The area near the post office which is busy during the day, quiets down at night. Sometimes there is a classical guitarist softly playing in the background. The food choices are a lovely selection of different European cuisines unified only by how delicious they are. It’s a little pricey but we’ll worth every penny. Open for lunch, too. BYOB and they now take credit cards.
  12. DR

    DRHBR

    Philadelphia

    139 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    SONTUOSA is a consistently very good to excellent restaurant. This was our 4th time dining there and it seems to improve each time we go. We had FLATBREAD, gnocci and mussels (red) for appetizers - all super. Pork, grouper, branzino for mains were all superb as well, (The last at 55 dollars was a bit excessively priced, in my opinion). Desserts are house made and similarly high quality. Service was most pleasant and efficient. Overall high marks. We will definitely return and sooner rather than later.
  13. D

    Debbie

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fabulous! We highly recommend!!
  14. KF

    KarenF

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our dinner was very good. While eating outside it started to rain and the staff was amazing running with umbrellas to save the day and then moving everyone inside when needed and not skipping a beat. I'd go back for sure.
  15. AK

    AndreaK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside as the weather was accommodating for it. Service was excellent, food was absolutely delicious. We had the paella and aubergine. Wonderful evening.
  16. CW

    CriticalWhiners

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is simply amazing, so well prepared. Loved the bronzino. The nicest people work here as well as the owners. Never ever disappointed.
  17. m

    maralynh

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was amazing. Warm and gracious. Excellent service. Can’t wait to return!
  18. j

    jbpf

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal at a reasonable price with friendly and attentive staff
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb cuisine in family run gourmet restaurant. BYOB, alfresco dining as well as comfortable indoor dining option. Highly recommend Santousa 🎉👍🏻
  20. j

    jans

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful evening, delish food all served by caring servers! A real gem!
  21. JM

    JMAA

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the restaurant. Food and service wonderful
  22. d

    davids

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great outdoor terrace. Charming husband and wife owners take great pride in hosting
  23. JG

    JGin

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ernesto’s team does a great job in every aspect.
  24. KH

    KristinaH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Loved the outdoor seating as well. You won't be disappointed!
  25. P

    Phillygal

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Large, delicious mussels. Salads were great. Friendly staff.
  26. CL

    ClaireL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always great and everyone there is so nice!
  27. EH

    EileenH

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful neighborhood gem! Excellent food!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot, great food. Owners and staff are incredibly welcoming.
  29. KB

    KathyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely delicious. Best food I’ve had anywhere in years. And we go out a lot. Setting is pleasantly elegant and homey.
  30. RB

    RonB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal. The hostess and waiter were very friendly and accommodating. We look forwarding to coming back again soon.
  31. J

    Jonathan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As you walk into Sontuosa, you’re greeted by the delicious and fragrant aromas drifting from the open kitchen, where a friendly kitchen staff and chef are busily preparing patrons orders. The sound of Corks being popped, at this BYOB establishment, can be heard as dinners enjoy their own libations. The wait staff, presented very friendly and professional, quickly sat us in their main dining area, where conversations from other tables could be heard, but weren’t intrusive or disruptive to the overall ambience in the semi-dimly lit dining room. Water was promptly served and our server rattled off the nights specials. Bread. Olive oil and perhaps a cheese, were brought to the table as we awaited our appetizers. The food: Mussels atop a red sauce for my date, and Veal bone marrow with a cilantro and tomato salad for myself - this ultimately set the tone for what to expect from the Chefs. The Marrow, from the split bone it was served in, was amazingly tantalizing with each small bite I took. Coupled with the dressing from the salad and the tartness of the tomatoes… my tastebuds were doing a happy dance. I reached over and tried my dates Mussels and quickly realized why she hadn’t offered me any, they were absolutely divine. The sauce they’re served in was savory, with just the right amount of seasoning to enhance the mussels. Go ahead and dip your bread in the sauce too, you’ll love it. Whereas my date enjoyed her Entree from the set menu, a lovely bowl of Buccatini Bolognese, the perfect thick pasta with an equally hearty sauce, I opted for the special, non menu item, The Paella, topped with mussels, clams, prawns/shrimp sausage and chicken breast or pork. Quite frankly, I should have packed my bags for this trip to Santuosa, because the chef took me on a culinary journey with this one dish. A hint of Spain, a dash of Italy and a drizzle of the Middle East, made this dining experience one to remember.
  32. L

    Local

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time dining at this restaurant! Everything was delicious from the appetizers to the yummy desserts! We will be back!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    BYO - did not provide ice bucket Rushed removal of dishes Servers lovely but need more training
  34. b

    bbf7

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mary and Ernesto are fabulous! The food is delicious and it is always consistent. Love Santuosa!
  35. EB

    EllenB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always leave happy—our favorite special occasion restaurant
  36. k

    kristink

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last night was my 4th time at this restaurant and once again it did not disappoint! Food is amazing!! The owners are always there except for last night but Erin was amazing!
  37. DH

    DavidH

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Alway excellent.
  38. G

    Galerie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We ate outdoors on a very windy night. It was not the restaurant's fault, but it made things difficult. The food was very good as was the service. I thought it was a little pricey so the value was a bit lower. But overall Santuosa was great. I very much recommend it!
  39. LZ

    LeaZ

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Our first time there. Overall food was very good . Unfortunately, not enough wait staff and service was sporadic and slow . Our server was brand new - her second day . Had to ask for bread . She came to us after our appetizers to ask if we wanted our bill. We had not received our entrees .. It was obvious that she was very nervous and was very timid . We kept trying to reassure her she was doing ok. When it came time for dessert she took our order . Brought us our coffee and 20 minutes later we had to ask where our dessert was She went to check and came back to inform us they were out of every dessert we asked for. She offered the dessert they had and it was supposed to be complimentary due to the mix up. When the bill came we were charged and when I questioned it she went back for an adjustment but we were billed for two desserts anyway . I didn’t want to make an issue out of it And we just payed the bill. We may try it again because this week is very good. Prices are high. And everything is ala carte. We don’t mind paying more if food is good and it was . Service needs Improvement

    Sontuosa BYOBResponded on April 9, 2022Lea, thank you for your review and we apologize about your service, Karly was, indeed, nervous so we are putting more effort in training her. I owe you desserts, not clear on why you were charged. As far as "a la Carte" all our proteins are accompanied with veggie and a starch. We would appreciate it if you would visit us again so that we can take better care of you.

  40. HM

    HurtadoM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food, nice casual atmosphere. BYOB which makes it even more affordable. Support our local businesses. BRYN Mawr is great

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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

Sontuosa BYOB is rated 4.7 stars by 487 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Sontuosa BYOB

26 N Bryn Mawr Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lancaster Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Bryn Mawr

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Italian, French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street and parking lot parking, free after 6PM

  • Public transit

    At the Bryn Mawr Train Station - Bryn Mawr Village

  • Payment options

    Cash Only

  • Executive chef

    Ernesto

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (484) 222-6216

  • Catering

    We offer full, customized catering services! Please call the restaurant for details!

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private party accommodations for up to 50 people. Please call the restaurant for details.

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