Sabatino's Restaurant
Sabatino's Restaurant

Sabatino's Restaurant

  • 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: Steak, Italian
  • 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!
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Sabatino's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (31)good for groups (21)special occasion (21)romantic (19)fit for foodies (17)great for outdoor dining (11)great for lunch (9)late-night find (8)notable wine list (7)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (4)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Very friendly, awesome service and great food!
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The staff is ultra friendly and the ambiance made it very quiet. The food was awesome, I would go there again in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place...always
    Amyjazz19
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The food here is always great -- and plentiful. Entrees come with soup AND salad; portions are hefty. I've never left without enough food for a full meal the next day. The two roving musicians are terrific, makes for a really romantic date, especially if you're lucky enough to be seated in on the the semi-private booths. Service is always enthusiastic and solicitous. One of my favorite restaurants in the city for it's great food, ambiance and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Food Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We were celebrating my friend's birthday. She wanted to go to Sabatino's because I had dined there and really enjoyed the food and outside seating in the summer. We had reservations and had about a ten minute wait. When we were seated, our server was at our table asking if we would like a drink. The service continued to be excellent and the food delicious. My friend had a chicken dish and I had the seafood special. It was a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    MangiVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    As always, had a wonderful experience at Sabatino's last week. Food and service fabulous. Would definitely recommend to others and will definitely keep coming back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderfull
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    With all the outstanding restaurants in Chicago, this one is always on the top of our list. Wonderful food, the drinks are give you a good buzz. Enough leftovers for three more meals.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    ABdiningoutVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This is normally my fav restaurant. The night welcome...the roof was leaking onto the table. It got our drinks & food ALL wet. Instead of just apologizing & replacing our food like he should've...we brought our own drinks over & food:( No one said anything or comped anything!:( It was my birthday. They should've done something for us! The service wasn't like I remember it either! To be honest, I was VERY dissapointment & we spent around $250! If u hasn't been coming here forever & had service I know-I'd never come again:( I should've said something, but like classy, not to mention, it was my b-day! We paid it & left!! NOT happy. As an adult, I'm a total foodie & go yo many places..knowing this was my fav & I rave abt it often, really hurt my feelings & felt as though they should've done something for us!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Italian dining affordable
    mickey321
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    First rate food with superior service at reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch 10-16-14
    jamesdottir
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We enjoyed our visit to Sabatino's last week. The food was delicious and plentiful and the service attentive, but not intrusive. Although there were others seated near us, our conversation was not impeded.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was tasteless. The appetizer, the baked clams were heavily saturated in oil and the bread crumbs were burnt! The Veal had no flavor whatsoever! It was very disappointing to pay for a meal you didn't enjoy. We took leftovers home and threw them out. I would not recommend this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Italian
    MJJJ
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Been going here since I moved into the neighborhood decades ago. Always excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Service was fine except it took a while to get the main course.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian rest. to bring a date
    SteveSkoDines
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My new girlfriend had been raving about Sabatinos for awhile and she hadn't been there in a longtime. It is obviously a favorite of a lot of people's because it was packed on a Saturday night. The showmanship of the waiters and the owners whether its setting a Baked Alaskan aflame or bringing out a filet on fire is well worth seeing. But the food was out of this world. Prices are pretty reasonable considering the quality of the food and how much you get. Pound for pound, the best deal in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food -- a terrible experience
    NorridgeNatural
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We made a reservation using Open Table, specifically requesting a QUIET TABLE. It wasn't! We were seated next to a small semi-private room with one, perhaps two, tables. One of the occupants of that room was a slurred-spoken (drunken?) woman with a potty mouth. She dropped a loud series of F-Bombs, audible to everyone nearby, almost the entire time we were in the restaurant, closed to two hours. We complained about the situation to our waitress and she responded "There's nothing I can do." Well, she COULD have asked the woman to clean up her act or asked Enzo, one of the owners, who was on duty, to speak to the woman (and threaten expulsion), but the waitress didn't. She simply shrugged her shoulders and walked away.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Service !
    April
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Drove in from the suburbs to meet with family for a birthday celebration. As always it was wonderful food, service was great, always a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bobo
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Old school Italian, tons of food! The best veal i've had since my last visit to Roma! We will definetlybe going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hedonism
    hedonism
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great food. Great decor. Fantastic dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Never misses
    PaperdollVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We live downtown and meet here with people coming from the suburbs. The management gives us a quiet table that we request. So when everything else is right - the fantastic food is even better. Don't forget the parking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HLL84
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great neighborhood restaurant. "Old school" Italian at its finest. Love the strolling musicians & piano bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This restaurant always has excellent food and service! We always enjoy dining here. No matter what is ordered it is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Salsa
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I was there with a group. We had a table which was in a corner. That was good for conversation with a large group. Much better than being in the center of the room. The veal was up to it's usual rating-excellent. One person had a chicken breast special that was stuffed with veal. I hope they have it again. so I can have a full order!It was delicious. The complimentary pizza bread is always a free treat. Others had various pastas which they enjoyed. I think the price is very reasonalbe for the amount of food (soup, salad,entree & side dish). I always have enough for a "to go" box.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 146 reviews are from the Sabatino's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Fun Time
    iEatfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food was enjoyable, very fun time out on the patio. Big portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a reservation for 2 people but once we arrived at the restaurantand ended up sitting with a group of 7. I ordered the Walleye but was told about 10 minutes after ordering they had run out. The server did not bring me a menu to reselect. I ended up with a very dry Whitefish. I told the server I needed to be gluten free. After serving the table with bread, soup (not gluten free) and complimentary ravioli, I had to ask the server to bring me my salad. I was very hungry since it had been over an hour since we had been seated. Another person at the table had a veal speciality. It looked good and he loved it. The music in the bar was fantastic. Bobby Salone was on the piano.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great way to celebrate!
    likefood
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This our favorite restaurant. The owners are always there to make sure everything is perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always excellent
    luv2eatVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Old School Italian Rest.
    lkchangirlVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Everyone who lived on the northwest side of Chicago has gone to Sabitino's at some point in their life. It's a great neighborhood restaurant with old world elegance. The food is delicious and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MangiVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Time Was Had by All
    BirthdayBoy
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    Barb
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Food was great - all 3 of us had a steak it was beyond delicious.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Experience
    Michaeljm4VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is always a great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    It is always a great place to eat especially with families.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • My Favorite
    JudieL
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • girls night
    trac429
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great veal
    Salsa
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food/huge portions
    PinksterVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    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!).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tucked away Fine Dining
    NanceVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Step back in time - in a good way!
    ORDandSANVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service just might ruin your night
    ChISnap
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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!
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  • Always family celebration favorite
    WillieGVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Just a fond memory year after year watching our children celebrate at this family favorite!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Sabatinos
    BThomas
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.