Al’s Italian Kitchen and Bar

13787 US-281, Santo
(254) 434-6702

Recent Reviews

Stellar Starrs

We needed a place to stop, and this was the only place that sounded good. We were very pleasantly surprised. Amazing atmosphere, kind and attentive staff, lovely decor, delicious food, big portions, all around a fantastic place. As an added bonus, the menu was hilarious. We took longer than necessary to order because we were enjoying reading the menu too much. All in all, easily 5/5 stars.

Bridget O'Reilley Matthews

What a wonderful place to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine. Fast, friendly service and great food!I highly recommend.

Robin Mitchell

The food was excellent! Very friendly owner and the service was great!

Thomas M.

My sons car broke down at this exit and while we waited for a tow truck company we were looking for something to eat that was more than fast food. It was 8:35 pm and they close and 9:00pm. We felt bad as we were pulling in the last car was pulling out but they agreed to seat us. We ordered quickly a pizza and salad. Salad was enough for 2-3 and used their house dressing which was very good. We had a 14" pizza with S,P,M,O. Crust was crispy as we liked. Would we visit again if in the area - Yes.

Colorado Goldie

We adore the owner, love the food & enjoy the atmosphere! Best kept secret in Santo ( restaurant-wise anyway ? ). You won't be sorry - family friendly. Oh, you can see into his kitchen from the bar and it is always clean whenever I catch a peek.

Michelle Gilley

We eat here a couple times a month. Great food and friendly service.

Celeste Werkheiser

The food is amazing and the service was excellent, but it was so loud in there. The room is huge and something needs to be done with the acoustics in there. Honestly, it looks like a sports bar, trying to be an Italian restaurant....??I will definitely go back because the food is that good and our server was very sweet. I believe her name was Hailey....

Gayla Stanley Wigley

We went for the first time and an anniversary dinner. It was wonderful. Great service Halley and food was perfect

Mark Bronson

My first time here and definitely not my last. Amazingly nice inside. Quality everything. Prompt, friendly service. Best salad and spaghetti & meatballs I have ever been served. Generous servings. Worth twice the price.

Tracy Felder

Bread was fresh and warm! Pasta dishes was fresh and flavorful and Stromboli was excellent. Topped off with a delicious chocolate cake. Would definitely recommend and will come again next time we travel through.

Brad p

This place is a sleeper! Damn good food! Try it you won't regret it. Super happy they came to the area.

Joyce Ramirez

I tried Al's for the first time tonight and I was very impressed. I had the wildcat with chicken and it was delicious. I'll definitely be back to try something new.

Selina Formston Flynn

Good food made from real, fresh ingredients!! Large portions, great service.

Robbie Parsley

Absolutely beautiful presentation AND flavor every single time! They never disappoint on any front. Thank you for a classy and delicious dinner!


Hannah, our server was fantastic and the food was even better. Hot and enough for dinner. Oh the Chocolate cake was fantastic tonight.

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Al’s Italian Kitchen and Bar

13787 US-281, Santo, TX 76472
(254) 434-6702