Sabatino's Trattoria and Bar
Sabatino's Trattoria and Bar

Sabatino's Trattoria and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sabatinostrattoria.com/
  • Phone: 6045425989
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday 4pm to 9pm

    Tuesday to Thursday 11:30am - 10pm

    Friday 11:30am - 11pm

    Saturday 4pm - 11pm

    Sunday 4pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Paul Mizera
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Weddings, Receptions, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Corporate Presentations ...

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Peninsula Village Shopping Centre
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Sabatino's Trattoria and Bar
Sabatino's Trattoria & Bar brings authentic rustic Italian flare for a casual relaxed meal yet sophisticated enough for a special night out. This Italian eatery and wine bar is a true taste of Italian cuisine, featuring both traditional classics and modern staples. Like the food, the space itself is warm and inviting in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

Large gluten free Menu that includes pasta, deserts & beer all gluten free. Private Room Available for up to 20 guests.
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Sabatino's Trattoria and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)special occasion (9)good for groups (7)fit for foodies (5)romantic (5)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great service
    TheBigFizz
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Looking for an Italian gem in South Surrey - this is a great find! The food was very good, the atmosphere nice and the service was superb. My wife and I had a very enjoyable night and will be back thanks to the amazing wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Friday night dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a wonderful time! The server Adrian was so attentive and funny, he really made it a special night for us. We enjoyed all of our meals, I loved my capricciosa pizza (The crust was nice and thin) and my husbands halibut was to die for -- especially the sauce! The owner even came by to say hello, she was so sweet! We will definitely be coming back for the great service and food :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sabatino's Trattoria and Bar
    lhers
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised by the ambiance and the food at Sabatino's.. We went totally not knowing where it was or if it was good except from TripAdvisor recommendations...the pasta is all homemade and DELICIOUS. The service was excellent and we were able to take home left overs..if I was ever in the White rock, Surrey area again I would go with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic menu for lunch
    DDMMVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Sabatinos was a great spot for lunch. The food was perfect. Thin and crispy pizza, lovely halibut, and very tasty chicken parmigian. They have a large menu so really anyone can find something. It is a neighborhood gem in a shopping center. You can make reservations. It was quiet at lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Mags
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We asked to sit outside because it was a hot evening and we were the only ones out there so we had a nice private dinner. The service and the food were very good so we had a great evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Red
    PeteLuvFood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The red pasta sauce was really rich in flavor. In a good way. Wine and dessert was really good. Over all a very nice place
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    datenightluvr
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I took my husband here for a date night. I had researched formal Italian dining and had an idea of what I wanted to see on a menu. Sabatino's had it all. Even the warm olives with bruschetta as a starter. We ordered little bits of everything, and just sat nibbling for 2.5 hours. The wine was excellent. Service was phenomenal, very polite and pleasant. The perfect amount of being present to keep our glasses filled and attend our needs, while not once ever feeling intruded upon. Absolutely fantastic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous food at Sabatinos
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We chose to go to this restaurant with friends because we each had a coupon. We both agreed at the end of the meal that we will be back even without a coupon. The food was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gluten Free
    Sooz
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Very good selection of gf choices. Accommodating to adapt other menu choices as well. Delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A relaxing evening
    Mags
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had a very enjoyable dinner on the patio. It was a lovely warm evening but we were the first to sit outside where we received very attentive service. We have eaten here several times and the food is always good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Enjoyed our food and service. Open Table: Our guest # changed from 7 to 5 and I couldn't see where to update or confirm our guest # after I entered it. The restaurant wasn't aware of our change. They mentioned someone before us also had the same problem.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 72 reviews are from the Sabatino's Trattoria and Bar reviews archive.
  • Crazy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    While we were waiting for our lunch to arrive, a car crashed into the front of the restaurant. Lost my appetite instantly. My heart was racing, thankful nobody was hurt. Took my food to go, didn't realize till I got home that my Panini came on a sesame seed hamburger bun? Not what I was expecting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    Linco
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I recently enjoyed an evening at Sabatino's. The food was excellent and I really appreciated the ability to order a half order of the pasta. I was a single diner and was treated politely and pleasantly, not rushed to get the table free. I will definitely be going back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    dpenner
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    My friend, meet every month and we were very happy with our service & the meals at Sabatinos. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We were there on a Saturday night and were surprised at how few people were there. Food was good, Service was good, Pricing was quite high for a family neighbourhood type place. The wine list, while quite extensive seemed overloaded with quite expensive wines. not sure that we'll be back very often.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but very slow service
    Drew
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We have eaten here quite a few times, and the food is always amazing … but this particular evening, the service was ridiculously slow. We had a "seasoned" server, too, and they were fully staffed, and not too busy …. but it took an hour for our food to come. And when we asked about it, she was rather defensive and not at all apologetic. Because of this (because of her, actually) we will not go back to this restaurant. We left (after having been there for a ridiculous 2.5 hours) feeling quite angry, actually. If our server had apologized, or even acknowledged our comments, we would have been less upset. But she was very dismissive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Free
    PrincessHJC
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Options were great - loved the toast with the crab and artichoke dip
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yes!
    Jasmine
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner. The food, service and entertainment were excellent! Thanks so much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcomed on a snowy day
    Mags
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We were welcomed and had great service even though there was an awful lot of snow outside and the staff wanted to get home. They closed the restaurant after we arrived for our 6.30 reservation but did not hurry us at all. The restaurant was obviously very quiet because we were the only ones there, the food and the service were both excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian
    storm216
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    My husband took me and the kids to this Italian Restaurant. I had the Cappelletti Fungi and it was excellent!!! The pizza was wood fired, thin and delicious. I would definitely go back when I have a hankering for authentic Italian.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent! Very crowded,
    JTSR
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Food was excellent! Very crowded, service very slow. i guess to to Valentines. Based on the outstanding food, would certainly try it again." We loved the live music.. singing great classics.. AMORE
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine Dinner
    seaphantom
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Wife and I booked online for a Valentine Dinner. Food was good, service was extremely slow. Had to wait for almost an hour and fifteen minutes between completion of the appies & the main course. NOticed same scene with at least 2 tables besides us. Our order for the full course was placed right in the beginning. Would be suitable for those who like their drinks slow and steady, and are not concerned when the food is served.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slow service
    SamyVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It took more than 90 minutes to get our food. The service was terrible but the food is good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sabatino's
    picky
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Excellent Service, good food. Good atmosphere.Nicely done. I would definitely recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We brought out of town guests. We all enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. Our friends were very impressed with the meals as well as the value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve to remember
    FoxyRoxy
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We were greeted immediately with smiles and warm welcomes. The server was attentive at all times. We had mussels and the spinach and artichoke dip for our starters and they were really good. Main course was even better. I had te veal osso bucco which was tasty and tender. Best part was the fettuccini noodles with oil & garlic and a bit of sauce from veal, just salivating thinking about that again. My husband who compares every spaghetti and meat sauce to his fathers was quite impressed With what he had.My friends enjoyed their meals as well. We all thought it was super nice of the owners to come around and check on us a few times. Gave us the family restaurant feel. I will have to say I really enjoyed our New Year's Eve and will be back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great for NYE
    snowbirds56
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Got to enjoy a last minute reservation for four at Sabatinos. Unlike other places with a fixed menu on New Years Eve, they had their standard menu with a few chef specials thrown in. It was a great surprise to have live music during dinner! Throw in the wine selection and service that goes with it and there's very little to complain or find fault here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we dine here every time we
    JTSR
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    we dine here every time we come to surrey wonderful place
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Visit Sabatino's a few times a year and each visit is just as good as the last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sabatino's Review
    FoodyFamily
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    It had been a while since we were last here - and we agreed our absence had been too long. A great menu - not lengthy but great selections of Italian food classics. Atmosphere casual but sophisticated enough to establish the Italian ambiance. Food quality consistently high, well presented and in generous quantities. A good value for the price. But the staff really make this a great experience, right from being greeted at the entrance and all through the meal service. Vibrant and friendly but not intrusive - like family. We'll be back before too long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining out
    Sryguy
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We live in south Surrey and dine out several times a week,this restaurant has been consistant with the service and food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    . We had a large party and we were all served and taken care of with such ease and thoughtfulness. I love this restaurant and would be confident to go back with a group or for romantic dinning for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was attentive, suggestive
    Mary
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Service was attentive, suggestive and perfect, only eclipsed by the food. We had a the rack of lamb & gnocci and it was amazing! I will go back again and again. Highly recommend and worth the price!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I took a group of 20 clients to dinner at Sabatino's and the experience was excellent. Only one person in the party had been there previously so the rest of us had no idea what to expect. The service was excellent. The food was very fresh, of high quality in both preparation and presentation. Everyone had something different and each was very pleased with their entrees. Would highly recommend this restaurant,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good ol' Times
    snowbirds56
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    From the moment you walk in, the service you receive is just fantastic. Staff is friendly and attentive and makes sure to be around frequently enough to take care of the group. The environment is nice and the lights are dim enough to make it relaxing and romantic. Food was excellent and prices were reasonable and fare. The only 1 thing that wasn't as great as everything else is that we asked for about 5 bottles of a specific wine and they only had 2 in stock...so the Server recommended an alternative and it wound up being pretty tasty. Overall I would recommend Sabatino's to anyone looking for a place with great service, reasonable prices, lovely atmosphere, and great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we had a really nice time,
    Cat12
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    we had a really nice time, great food service and even live music which was at just the right volume so you could still talk.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Experience
    PastaDina
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Greeted nicely on arrival. Service friendly & prompt. Food very tasty. Excellent value.Wine selection was very good. Will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Place was great.
    JTSR
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Service was fantastic. Besides the booths thought it was a great setup. Very lively. The pre-meal bread and butter was AMAZING. Food came out fast and staff was very attentive. Lamb was delicious. Really impressed. All was hassle free and it was Friday night. I will definitely be eating here again. this place is a ten- a tad loud when fully seated, but overall very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    dpenner
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    The perfect meal & service. We really enjoyed our evening, the I ate the fish of the day & my spouse had the lobster ravioli. The evening was topped off with a yummy tiramisiu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • White Rock Christmas Dinner
    Viking
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Food needs to improve in taste quality. Many of us had the veal and the sauces were not good. Also the vegetables while cooked properly were cold on the plate when they arrived. Also we has two dinners arrive late which caused the others to wait and these dinners cool down. Prices are as high as the rest of white rock better restaurants and Safeway parking lot location is not stellar compared to dining down at the beach with the ocean view so they really need to get better. They were full so obviously I may have to return to give them another chance before forming a final opinion but it will not be with a group as this was my recommendation to try it and none of our group of 6 left impressed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic