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Thanks to Santisi's "wide wall of sports" (a.k.a. the ginormous cluster of more than 60 high-definition TVs located in the bar area), there are plenty of prime viewing spots from which to witness every bit of televised athletic endeavors on any given weekend. More than 40 other boob tubes are scattered around this combination sports bar and pizzeria, as well as pool and poker tables, touch-screen games, dart machines, and other distracting attractions. Karaoke and Rock Band nights happen throughout the week and a late night happy hour features $2 shot specials and other discounts.
I first heard about Santisi Brothers when our neighbor told us it was not just the Best Sports Bar around but the food was not typical bar food. So my husband and I gave it a try and all I can say is we were not disappointed, in fact it has become one of our favorite restaurants. We gave Santisi Brothers a try on a weeknight with our daughter. We arrived and found a table in front of a wall unit that had more TV’s on it then I have ever seen before. After we sat down a “Santisi Girl” greeted us. I explained to her this was our first time in and she went over the menu with us and recommended some of her favorite dishes.
We ordered a few large beers and a root beer float for our daughter. When the drinks arrived all I can say is that FROZEN MUGS arrived FROZEN. Ice crystals were floating on top of the beer. Those beers had to be the coldest beers I have ever been served in a restaurant/bar ever.
For dinner my husband ordered the Baby Back Ribs with the Giovanni Sauce, which I was told the sauce was designed by one of the Santisi Brothers. My daughter ordered the Chicken Tenders because they were made fresh to order. I ordered a 14” Extra Thin Crust Pepperoni and Sausage pizza with 12 hot wings. Then we decided to order Bruschetta for an appetizer.
The food arrived and the presentation and smell was amazing. My thin crust pizza was thin and crisp and the sausage is actually real sausage that has been cut long ways instead of that crumbled sausage. My wings were hot and perfectly sauced. Not just hot, but very nice flavor. The ribs my husband got were incredible; the sauce is a blend of spicy and sweet, which we have never experienced before. You could tell that the chicken tenders were made from scratch, they were tender and the portion was large.
If you’re a sports fan or you just like really good food, Santisi Brothers should be on your short list. I would consider myself a fan of Santisi Brothers now and you should be one too. Check them out, I promise you’ll be happy you did.
Bigass bar with craploads of TV sets - at least 50 - and a pretty damn good pizza to absently gnaw on while your brain goes into sensory overload from all the sports and trivia games flickering at you from every angle. I didn't check the restroom, but wouldn't be the least bit surprised to find TV's in there too. Anyway, the thin crust pizza has a really nice crunch to it, the sauce has some bite and isn't all sweety-froofy, and they aren't stingy with the toppings. The sausage on the pie could have actually been cut back a bit - great long strips of italian sausage are good in a knife-and-fork environment, but when it comes to pizza bite-sized pieces are best. Also tried their potato skins, which are capped with a nice block of melted provolone, holding all the innards inside the skin, making for a nice presentation and a clean bite. We will most certainly be back to try some of their other fare.
When you step into Santisi Brothers, you are greeted not by a hostess, but by the electric glow of hundreds of televisions. Don't let the electric wonderland deter you. Delicious pizza awaits those who enter. Thin and floppy NY-style pies are hand-tossed and then topped with cheese and are sauced perfectly. The crust is crisp and slightly buttery, and you can order it an extra-thin or thick Sicilian-style pie. Snag an order of the garlic knots, a tankard of brew, and the hand-tossed White... More »
We come to Santisi Brothers to indulge our sports-based ADD. It's easy to do here, since there are well over 100 TVs. That's enough to play all of this year's Kobe Bryant temper tantrums at once. Not that we'd want to, since all that snarking would distract from the pool tables, dart boards, and regularly scheduled Texas Hold'em tournaments that make this spot a mini-Cheers in the West Valley. Peep their monthly roster -- this sports bar has a busier event calendar than most socialites... More »
Santisi Brothers, 2710 West Bell, Phoenix, 789-7979. Hours: Lunch and dinner, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 10 p.m. I moved away 26 years ago, but my family and friends back... More »
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