Sabatino's
Sabatino's

Sabatino's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sabatinos.com/
  • Phone: 4107272667
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30am; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 3:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Renato Rotondo Sr..
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Sabatino"s offers a wide range of limited service catering entree options. We deliver Party Trays hot and ready to serve daily from 10:30 AM until 11:00 PM to businesses in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. We require just a few hours notice to deliver lunch or dinner to your corporate group of 15 - 500! Check out the Party Tray/Catering menu on our website at www.sabatinos.com or contact a manager at 410-727-2667!
  • Private Party Facilities: Sabatino's has been hosting corporate and special occasion groups in Private Dining Rooms for over 40 years! We have PRIVATE ROOMS that can comfortably seat 20 - 150 guests and our full service event planner, Lisa, can assist you with planning every aspect of your event! Whether you're hosting a Corporate Meeting, celebrating a Birthday or Graduation, planning a Rehearsal Dinner or just gathering a large group of family and friends, Sabatino's has a group dining option and a menu to suit your needs. There is a comprehensive section on Private Dining on our website at www.sabatinos.com. There you will find menu options, enhancements, photos of our Private Dining Rooms and sample printed menus. You can contact Lisa Monday - Friday during the day at 410-727-2667 or speak with any manager if she is not available. We look forward to working with you to plan festive and memorable events!
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa Morekas 4107272667

Getting there

  • Cross Street: High St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking is free for up to 3 hours. We also offer Valet Parking for $8.00 per car beginning at 3:00 PM on Sunday and beginning at 5:00 PM on Monday - Saturday. There are also 3 large "pay lots' within 2 blocks of Sabatino's. The closest pay lot is also the most cost efficient. It is $3.00 per car after 5:00 PM weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday. This lot is on the Corner of Central Ave and Bank St. Enter the lot from Central Ave.
A word from Sabatino's
Located in the heart of Baltimore"s famous Little Italy, Sabatino's has been serving Baltimore locals and tourists delicious Central and Southern Italian fare for over 50 years! Whether you're out for an intimate dinner for two, a family gathering, or hosting a larger group in a Private Dining Room, Sabatino's gives you the ambiance you're after. Sabatino's has been consistently voted the People's Choice for Best Italian Restaurant and recently received the Editor's Choice for Best Italian Restaurant by the Baltimore City Paper. "Consistency and integrity are what drove us to give Sabatino's the Best Italian nod... This is Italian without apology: Tongue-tingling Penne and Vodka Sauce; Veal Florentino avalanched in dreamy cheeses; piquant scalloppines, and crisp-baked parmigianas - This is the real deal, served in an environment (a row house int he heart of Little Italy) that's as honest as the food. Join us for lunch, dinner, or late-night dining! Buon Appetito!!!
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Sabatino's reviews from OpenTable diners
127 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (64)good for groups (58)special occasion (46)romantic (25)fit for foodies (24)kid-friendly (20)great for lunch (15)notable wine list (12)late-night find (9)hot spot (5)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • Time machine
    Timmers
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Consistently delicious!! Like taking a trip back in time but I wouldn't change a thing!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good authentic italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We enjoyed our dinners. Everything was tasty. Waitress was good. Meals arrived hot and what we expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mom and pop pasta
    kfloydh
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was just the kind of mom and pop Italian place I was lookin for to get a good bowl of spaghetti the night before the Baltimore marathon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would Not Recommend This One
    GrinderVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was awful. Started with escargot which were not in the shell and were floating in some sort of a lemon, oil, garlic base. The broiled chicken appeared to be reheated and was in the same sauce as the escargot. Even the pasta was marginal.
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  • tedd
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Looking for a place close to the Fell's Point hotel we were staying in. We were tired and hungry after a long day, and hoping just to walk some place. Sabatino's fit the bill. Nothing particularly special from my perpsective, but a cozy, authentic Italian restaurant in Little Italy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sabatino's
    Frank
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Used to come here on Saturday night's after working at Colony 7 Dinner Theatre on BW Parkway in the '70's. Five us enjoyed a reunion there for lunch on Saturday 10/4. We came from DC, Maryland, and Philadelphia. A good time was had by all. Our waiter (an unusual Italian name) was the best!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old school Italian - awesome
    Sharon
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Awesome food, great service in an old school Italian setting. There is no fuss just straight up good food.
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  • Old School Dining
    molson1946
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Sabatino's is one of those places that you would describe as being like an old shoe. It just feels good. The reservation was made well in advance and during the lapse time several changes were made. Without hesitation or concerns, each change was handled. We were allowed to bring in a Smith Island cake to celebrate two birthdays and without requesting, staff sang Happy Birthday at presentation. The entire event was "old school dining".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good
    Eileen
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Best Italian food, esp. my favorite penne alfredo with chicken!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing experience
    TDJC
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This is not the first time we have tried Sabatino's. It is still disappointing. This time the service was not as good as usual. The food was very poor. Two of the plates got mixed up and it was not until they were half way through that we realized it. Neither person was happy since it was not what they ordered or liked. We were given one free desert for the error. There was a lot of food left over but no one wanted to take it with them since it was not what they ordered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Locals Love It
    Yumbot
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As we waited for our table, we watched table after table leave and hug and kids the man at the door. Clearly this place is a locally loved restaurant. Food was good, service spotty, atmosphere very lively!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family favorite
    Karson0303
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Growing up we would always celebrate special occasions at Sabitinos. When you live in Maryland every family has their "go to" Little Italy restaurant. The food never disappoints. The linguini with crab sauce was amazing and the calamari is a family favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs major repairs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service was good but the atmosphere was not so great. Food was average at best. The building needed major repairs and updates. The light on the wall next to our table was held together by a piece of tape.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Roadwarrior
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We were a party of 6. My food was very good but someone got a shrimp dish that they thought was just okay. Service was reasonable. Surroundings were a bit outdated but all in all the experience was a good one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GOOD EATS AS USUAL
    luv2date
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Had not been to Sabatino's in years. Still a great place. I ordered whatI had the last time I was there--15 years ago. I had the Veal Francaise and it was nicely cooked. The salad dressing didn't quite taste the same--the cheese was a little grainy. I would prefer the dressing on the side. It was a little too saturated. My three other friends enjoyed their meals. Wines, a cab and a chianti, both good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • feedbag
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is amazing. We ordered several dishes around our table and we all sampled from each dish. We were all very pleased. Highly recommend a stop in if you are in Little Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service was very nice but food was average. None of the restaurant recommendations apply for me yert I am forced to choose one
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food in a great location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have been to Sabatino's several times over the years and it is always great food! The service is amazing - quick, pleasant and efficient. The Eggplant Parmesan and the meatballs were the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • General comments
    Frank
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was very good but I prefer more cheese in my lasagna. House salad dressing excellent. Friendly staff. Appreciate being able to order half portions.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The service was fantastic and the food delicious .had a nice table in the corner and you felt like part of the family. I will definitely be going back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an excelllent dinner.
    Cathy
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. I hope to be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Warm and inviting
    Springer1
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our son's birthday and Ms Ruth was simply a joy to have as our waitress. We always choose Sabatinos when we're celebrating a family event and Sabatinos never disappoints! The food was delish, atmosphere takes us back in time and we just enjoyed ourselves immensely. Making online reservations was very convenient and fast! Thanks AGAIN for a great evening
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic
    LisainMD
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Sabatinos is a classic in Little Italy, Baltimore. You can't go wrong when you go with a time honored restaurant. The spaghetti with meat sauce is outstanding. When we were there they featured a special crab marinara sauce that was wonderful. The bread was soft and fresh. The calamari came out fast with their flavorful marinara. It was very good. We had a party of 6. 1/2 of us had a small left over container. All in all a wonderful family tradition in Little Italy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sabatinos
    OldGrayMare
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were looking for a familiar dining experience but Sabs is not what it use to be food wise. The service was great. The host was friendly. The food ain't what it use to be. The Bookmaker's salad was wilted and the veal dinners were a little under cooked. We were there on a Saturday night early and the chef should not have been rushed. Happy Birthday Dear!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, great service
    Toni
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was plentiful, but not as flavorful as other local Italian restaurants. The service was excellent.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing.
    Dave
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    4 in our party, 3 unhappy with their food, mine was just acceptable. Also, bread was cold and dry, was no better after we asked them to warm up. Just not a good dining experience.
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  • Very good but pasta disappointed
    KAE0420
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Overall a great meal but the pasta tasted like boxed. Chicken Parm was amazing! Service was a bit slow
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not live up to expectations
    RunningForce
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The kitchen was slow. The food was not prepared with care. Anything with cheese was smothered with cheese to the detriment of other ingredients on the place. I had the Veal Florentine. The sauce was so lemony that it was sour tasting and you could also clearly taste the white wine in the sauce. My dining companion had the same sauce on the plate and made the same comment.
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  • Lost it's charm
    CesarandJanet
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    After eating here several times since I was a child I have to say it has lost I much of it's appeal and charm. Granted you still need a reservation to get a table on a Saturday, I would have preferred Olive Garden over this garbage. I ordered the house special Veal Sabitino, it came out cold with just lemon slices no prosciutto. I would have sent it back however our waitress did not return until the end of everyone else's meal. I did not eat my food and questioned the missing ingredients. Instead of correcting the situation she got the menu and debated me on what's in it. Clearly she was wrong! With that she went and got three pieces out if the fridge and handed it to me to cook myself at home. I was horrified and will not return ever.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chessie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is a Baltimore treasure. Never any surprises. Feels like home.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a family dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Sabatino's is a favorite of Little Italy. We often dine here when getting together with my in-laws or for family gatherings. Food is solid and service is consistent. Bookmaker salad is not to be missed. All other food is what you would expect from a down home italian restaurant. Hearty portions and just that classic italian flavor you're looking for. We had our rehearsal dinner here a year ago in the wine cellar and everyone had a great time. Good atmosphere and great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Football Weekend
    VirginiaBuckeyes
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Wonderful service, wonderful food. Wonderful atmosphere. Just you would expect in Little Italy.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Venue with a lot of potential
    Salud
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had high hopes for this place, as it was recommended by friends at the local fire station. Great atmosphere and we were seated by the owner! Unfortunately, the service was spotty at best and the food would have been great if it wasn't overcooked. (Our waitress had the gall to tell our party of 10 that she "would have separated our checks if we would have told her when we first sat down") Bread was served cold and was obviously not baked at the restaurant. Owners would do well to either hire a more professional wait staff or re-train the ones they have! Good wine selection!
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Neighborhood Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service here was great! We had a group of 16 and were taken care of very efficiently with 2 servers. Food came out on time as well as drinks. Portions were good for the cost. It had a very homey feel to it and the surrounding neighborhood is very nice. I would definitely recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service great, food mediocre
    haverforddinerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    For many years we've enjoyed traditional Italian food here but this time, the food tasted bland or premade, not fresh. Too bad, the place feels right but kitchen failed to match the ambience and service.
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  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went there with the family for or anniversary. The food was very good and plentiful. They took care of us and made us feel at home. We enjoyed the cheesecake. Afterwards as we walked around Little Italy several people spotted our take away boxes and asked where we ate. They headed there too We enjoyed the left overs the next few days.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Way to Celebrate!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    A lovely Monday evening in little Italy, Baltimore, to celebrate a young man's 16th Birthday! Food was awesome, service was fantastic! Everyone was very pleasant and accomodating. Monday evening dinning was a FANTASTIC experience - we practically had the place to ourself, no problems with parking, etc. It was a wonderful evening!!!!!
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    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Good History; bad food
    PreaknessMaster
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The most disappointing part of the experience was the food. The bread was disguisting...my wife and I only ate it because we were starving. The service was tired and slow. The main meal was basic -- edible, but nothing special. We will be choosing another Little Italy restaurant the next time we go for Italian.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I remember this as a delicious Old-World style Italian restaurant. We ordered off the Restaurant Week menu and the food was horrible. The salad was out of a bag and the dressing was gritty and harsh. Unappetizing. The sausage and peppers appetizer was nondescript and the veal Francese was terrible. No wine or brandy in it and tasted of old oil and lemon. I didn't eat it. The cannoli filing was soupy and the shell was tough. I will NEVER go back there again. Never.
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  • Great Food, a little loud
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food is great. We go a few times a year for special occasions. The noise level can be very high. This time we were sat on the other side of the door next to stairs. So we had all the noise from people gathering and walking heavy on the stairs. The ambience is much better in the lower level of the restaurant.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.