MMMM Mama Mia!
This is a wonderful Italian Restaurant that has valet parking and is easy to get to. The food in wonderful and the service is very consistent. We have dined here on numerous occasions and always look forward to a return. If you are into the bar scene, this is like walking into the Regal Beagle on the TV Show - Three's Company. Great drinks and lot's of fun!
11/29/2012 4:00:00 PM
classic chicago style italian
It's not trendy or modern in any way. It has great service, lots of personality, delicious food made properly. Huge portions, old school charm, a great piano bar up front, and all the flaming dessert you could ask for.
2/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
You cannot get a bad meal
You cannot get a bad meal at Sabatinos! I usually try one of the soecials and have never been disappointed.
The staff is always friendly; the food is plentiful and tasty; and we love the piano bar. It was a fun night for three cousins to enjoy each other's company, a great meal in the neighborhood, and not pay $34 for parking!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I looked long and hard for
I looked long and hard for a special, romantic restaurant for my girlfriend and I to celebrate our 4 year anniversary at, and I'm glad it was at sabatino's. Food was delicious, the roaming guitar and violin players were phenomenal, and the ambiance was just beautiful. BUT, our waiter, Oscar, took ridiculously long to bring out our food. People got there 20 mins after us, yet managed to get their soup and salad before us. That was the only downside though. Overall, A+
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Old School at its Best!
Old School at its best! This is a real Italian supper club, and you cannot recreate authenticity. The food and service is very good, but you go for the experience. We've seen many supper club's disappear over the past few years, and there's a reason for Sabatino's longevity - they do it right.
My recent visit was for lunch. I began with the Stacciatella soup of the day - full flavor without being too salty and a nice mix of egg to soup ratio. Moving on to the chicken special - a roasted Greek style half chicken. Flavored well, not over oily, salty or spicy. Simply good food.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Chicago Classic
I dined at Sabatino's with a friend who had grown up in the area, but one who having a Hispanic background had never dined there. Well, times have changed, and we were treated royally in what is truly an essential Chicago restaurant and an authentic Chicago experience. I only wish that I could dine at Sabatino's often enough to be counted as a regular. Once every two or three years doesn't count. The food at Sabatino's is classic veal and red-sauce. The dishes are not amazing in strictly culinary terms (although very good for the genre), but the experience is so comforting, a mix of professionalism and warmth, that evenings at Sabatino's are always delightful.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We celebrated our 15th anniversary
We celebrated our 15th anniversary on the the 28th of March. Our first date was to Sabatino's 18 years ago. A very special place to go for a casual night out, or a great place to enjoy special occasions.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
It is always wonderful----the
It is always wonderful----the food and the waitstaff.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
HIP! HIP! HOORAY! FOR SABATINO'S
There were seven of us in our group. The young man who was our waiter was outstanding. It has been a long time since I have met wait staff like him. Our group has come here often, but this time was something special - the best.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for lunch instead of
Went for lunch instead of dinner. Several tables not cleared and restaurant was empty when we arrived. Bar patrons extremely loud. Difficult to have a conversation with my date even in an empty restaurant at 3:00pm.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food. Always an
Wonderful food. Always an extremely pleasant dining experience.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Experience Every Time!
My family's favorite restaurant for over 30 years. We always have a great experience and the food never dissappoints any of our guests.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our party of six very much
Our party of six very much enjoyed their visit to Sabatino's.
The food was plentiful, reasonably priced, and was delicious.
The man playing the piano in the waiting area was very good too.
Sabatino's has been a very delightful place for a long, long time.
5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food good service a little loud but worth it
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dine at Sabatino's on a
We dine at Sabatino's on a regular basis. At least once every 2 weeks. The food is always excellent and the service is outstanding. Enzo & Angelo go out of their way to make every feel welcome in their restaurant.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good meeting place
We met friends from the Northern suburbs so they did not have to drive all the way downtown. Our reservation was honored despite it being very busy. We had a lovely booth. The waiter was very accommodating and listened to the special needs we had such as no salt and made suggestions for us. When my husband asked for a special pasta preparation it was not a problem.
All of our dishes came out just as we ordered and were delicious. The special of the day, Medditerrean snapper was especially good.
All meals came with a soup and a salad which is very generous!
We will definitely go back, especially to meet suburban friends.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sabatino's is a gem
Had a wonderful meal at Sabatino's. Plenty of menu choices, delicious, well-prepared food, reasonable pricing and friendly, professional service. What more could you ask for?!? Oh, free valet parking! Love the place!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good -old school Italian
Very Old School restaurant. Great food/ big portions. Have gone many times here. Some wait staff are old school and need a refresher on modern times but are still attentive and helpful. inside bar is small. Piano guy is good. Will be going back.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
i used to come to this restaurant
i used to come to this restaurant about 35 years.We moved back and found it was still there. Great as ever before.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been going to Sabatino's for years -it's a neighborhood gem and wonderful in a retro-Italian way. We've never been disappointed -the service is always friendly and wonderful, and the food is very good. The outdoor garden area is especially beautiful this year. This is a restaurant to definitely go to!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have never had a bad meal here. The food is great!!!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
There for the baked alaska.
A dear friend of mine and I were on the search for baked alaska that was served traditionally, that is, on fire. The dining staff was incredibly generous and kind to us being 45 minutes late to our reservations, and was also very welcoming to our only dining for desert. The dinner menu looked unbelievably expensive and the wine list was a novel. The ambience was that of a wonderfully elegant candlelit dinner date for that special one. My friend and I enjoyed ourselves much at Sabatino's.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Gem
i've dined at Sabatino's (lunch and dinner) many, many times and it is consistently wonderful. They will modify a dish for you, add meat, whatever you want. The quality of the food is always superb and the waitstaff is knowledgeable and wants to be sure you have a great time. I would recommend Sabatino's to ANYONE who likes classic Southern Italian dining, fresh, fresh fish and so much more!
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Old World Italian style on Irving
My friend suggested this restaurant as she had driven by there and always wondered about it. There is a nice low lit bar to wait in if your party is running behind. The dinning area is intimate. We didn't hear the piano in the bar, but enjoyed the violinist and other musician. The food was great. We really enjoyed the dinner salads even. Both of us loved our main courses - Spinach Nocchi and the item above it on the entree section. I would gladly go back for a special occasion.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for my boyfriends birthday. . Not only was the food amazing but the service was outstanding!!! Will definitely go there more often. . Our server was very helpful and so friendly.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday night dinner
made reservations for dinner and we were seated promptly. wait staff attentive plentiful and not intrusive. if you are looking for old school Chicago Italian restaurant, here it is. Nice table, pizza bread shows up right away, good amount of specials to choose from and a great menu. We had appetizer specials and they were delicious. Fired stuffed squash blossoms were a favorite. Entree includes soup and salad. We each had a different type of entree, fish, pasta and veal. All delicious. After dinner and dessert, we retired to the bar where a live piano player was holding court. We stayed for a while, sang a little, joked a little, danced once, and just had a great time. Convenient valet parking is a huge plus. Just a great neighborhood spot
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Memorable Meal
I just love Sabatino's and am so grateful that it was recommended to me years and years ago. I love bringing people here for the first time and sharing a special meal with them at this great restaurant which stands the test of time. The staff can't be beat - - super friendly and helpful and they really make you feel special. I requested the private booth just for kicks and my friend and I were delighted with our meals, our wine choices and the best dessert around. Looking forward to coming back sooner than later as it's really something special to be in such a neat neighborhood gem spot!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will Be Back
Great all around old-style Italian restaurant with delicious and plentiful food and great service.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the entree. Salad had a very strong taste, which did not agree with me. Sat in the front room. Very noisy and not very spacious.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been coming to Sabatino's for years and it never fails to impress. It's traditional Chicago Italian dining at its finest. If you've never been you need to try this gem.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really enjoy Sabatino's. They have good quality control. My veal was delicious as usual. It is also nice to get soup & a good salad included with the meal. Real tablecloths are also a treat as so many places now put "paper "over their tablecloths which I find very tacky.
The kitchen was very accomidating. My friend asked for a special risoto which wasn't on the menu. They were happy to make it for him. Drinks are reasonable and a good size.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian food
Enjoyed food very much and portions substantial. Will go backraviolis delicious.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful,tho pricey steakhouse
We enjoyed our meal at Capitol Grille. Steaks were delicious as were the sides -- mashed potatoes and the wedge salad. Extensive wine list too. A good place for a special occasion.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM