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Sabatino's Restaurant
Sabatino's Restaurant

Sabatino's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sabatinoschicago.com
  • Phone: (773) 283-8331
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
    Dinner: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM, Wednesday, Saturday: 5:00 PM - 12:30 AM, Sunday: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steak
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please call to inquire.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kenneth Ave & Kostner Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Sabatino's Restaurant
Welcome to Sabatinos a beautiful old school Italian restaurant with delcious food and great ambieance. You get bread including focaccia - a kind of pizza bread, then a salad and soup, then an entree - try the veal Parmesan, and a side of pasta. Many recommend the baked Alaska dessert. Sabatino"s is dimly lit with flowers on every table, this Italian-American restaurant has been the perfect date restaurant for about 25 years. Diners might have their steak or seafood entrees complemented by the serenade of strolling musicians in the main room or piano music in the bar area. Angelo Pagni, who owns the restaurant with his brother, Enzo, said Sabatino's is popular in the neighborhood for a lot of reasons, food and atmosphere and chief among them. Stop in today!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Sabatino's is a great place to take your lovely to enjoy good food. It's like going to a downtown restaurant with neighborhood prices."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This our favorite restaurant. The owners are always there to make sure everything is perfect."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We always enjoy Sabatino's. Whenever I come into town, I must eat at this outstanding restaurant. No matter what I or anyone in my party eats, the food is always delicious. The service is always attentive and we always enjoy our experience."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I go go Sabatino's only about twice a year because I do not live nearby, but wish I did! Love it! The food is great; service is wonderful. The only issue is parking. I'm not a valet person so sometimes challenging to get a parking spot on the street. However not a big enough concern to keep me away! I'll keep coming back!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We took Mom out to eat for an early Mother's Day dinner. We chose this restaurant after reading wonderful reviews about it, and we were not disappointed. The food and the service was excellent, and we will definitely be back for special dinner occasions in the future!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Food was great - all 3 of us had a steak it was beyond delicious."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I have never had a bad dish or bad service at Sabatino's. You are always traeted like you are special to them and and even the strolling violinist and guitarist are very considerate of those simply enjoying good food and conversation by not imposing or interupting them. The valet parking and non- downtown location make this place an actual 6 star restaurant."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "It is always a great place to eat especially with families."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Sabatino's has been our favorite Italian restaurant in the city. It started as a neighborhood place and turned itself into a statewide destination. I have never gotten so much delicious food for the relatively modest prices."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "This was my second visit to sabatinos. It was just as delicious, fantastic service and authentic Italian food. I went ti italy in July and I felt like I was back there!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I had one of the evening's specials- veal with pimento & capers. I think they do an outstanding job with veal. It is always tender and flavorful. This was up to their standards. The pizza bread is also a nice touch. If you want it with your salad or cocktail you have to ask. Otherwise they bring it quickly after you sit down."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I even managed to eat fairly healthy here! I was tempted to try my favorite Italian dish, Eggplant Parmesan, but went for the broiled whitefish instead. Soup AND salad come with dinner and a calorie conscious diner can get a baked potato instead of pasta as a side. Only dieting downfall was the warm loaf of crusty Italian bread that is put onto every table. Very old-timey feel and menu, even the three guys (including "Johnny") at the next table who spoke a bit too loud but it rather amused us (most of the time!)."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "There was everything you expect from a memorable Italian restaurant -generous portions, crusty bread, yummy tiramisu, comfy chairs, and a good wine list. This place was packed on Friday night. I can't wait to go back and try other menu items."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Yes, the decor is slightly old-fashioned. Yes, the menu is traditional. Yes, there are no windows. But that's exactly what to love about it. Great food, excellent service, reasonable prices. It's a Chicago tradition that I hope lasts another 40 years!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We got seated right away in a romantic dining room. Our waitress seemed nice enough, but while mulling over the menu, she came over to me and flipped through my menu to respond to a price check on a bill for another customer. If that wasn't uncomfortable enough, it was basically all down hill from there. We waited at least 20 minutes just to order our drinks, and then another 30 just to get the drinks we ordered. We waited another long time period for our bill. I was on a date so I didn't want to make a big scene, but she over-charged us for our wine. When we got the final bill, I realized she had tacked on another few dollars. I wouldn'tve noticed if the other couple hadn't successfully challenged her on a price earlier. Ridiculous!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Just a fond memory year after year watching our children celebrate at this family favorite!!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Tons of great food with every order. Loved the Chicken Meuniere (I always get this) and the Gnocchi is like butter- It melts in your mouth! You will not go away hungry, in typical Italian style. Their coffee is great too. You also get complementary bruschetta, hard crust Italian bread and melted cheese bread (kind of like a mini pizza). Our service started out slow, but ended on a great note!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "If like "old-time" Italian cooking with none of the modern twists, this is your place. All the pastas are homemade and delicious, meals are ample (some more than ample) and everything is fresh. We all had veal dishes and the veal was perfectly cooked and the sauces were great. The bread is excellent and the salads were fresh with very tasty dressings. We had no room for dessert but those at the next table looked good. The wine list is fairly extensive and our waiter was knowledgeable about the wines. The only drawback is that it is quite noisy and the tables are really close together. But all of this is due to how popular the place is. We will be going back on a week night to see if the energy level is a bit lower."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Enjoyed food very much and portions substantial. Will go backraviolis delicious."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Great all around old-style Italian restaurant with delicious and plentiful food and great service."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/21/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2013
  • "Sabatinos will make sure you don't leave hungry so come ready to eat. The portions are huge and most dinners include a soup or salad and they almost always bring out some pizza bread and regular bread to the table. The wine selections are not good and they have a little bit for everyone. This place has been around for a long time and they are always busy. The food is good, not gourmet...but very tasty. The staff is friendly and they make you feel at home. It is a white table cloth restaurant but they don't make you wear a jacket."
    Dined on 8/6/2013
  • "I have never had a bad meal here. The food is great!!!"
    Dined on 8/6/2013
  • "i used to come to this restaurant about 35 years.We moved back and found it was still there. Great as ever before."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/25/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2013
  • "surprisingly good food, great portions and value. An old standby spot that doesn't disappoint!"
    Dined on 6/17/2013
  • "Angelo, the owner seemed not very familiar with his menu when we asked him about his pastas and what he might recommend. When prompted, he said the ravioli and fettuccine were homemade. We ordered these dishes based on his recommendation. Both were a bit chewy and not light like one would expect a good homemade pasta to be. The best part of the meal was the cannoli. Crisp cookie - soft, smooth, flavorful cream interior. The service was friendly and down home. The decor kitschy with plastic grapevines and grape clusters all around the ceiling."
    Dined on 5/28/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2013