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Sambuca Grille
Sambuca Grille

Sambuca Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://sambucagrillebar.com/
  • Email: mbuca570@aol.com
  • Phone: (570) 961-5205
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please call 570-961-5205 to inquire and ask for Benny
  • Entertainment: Come and enjoy our Live Piano Singer every Friday and Saturday night

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spruce Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free Street Parking Dinner time
A word from Sambuca Grille
Sambuca Grille is an Italian restaurant located in Downtown Scranton.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "I didn't even know this place existed. You wouldn't expect what appears to be a tiny hole in the wall to be so nice on the inside with a great waitstaff. The food is really good and the pasta is certainly al dente! Great place for couples, special occasions, or just a family night out! "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "I've been going to this place for 3 years and it's been great every time I've been."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Always a favorite to go here. Service is wonderful, food is great and the ambiance is really nice"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food = excellent, Service = excellent, Atmosphere = excellent. What a great find! Totally loved our meal and the pricing was very reasonable."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Good food. Mussels fra diavlo is excellent. Service a little slow. Great atmosphere"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I was ill and could not attend but the rest of the people in party really enjoyed themselves and want to attend next time they are in town so I can get a chance to enjoy the resturant."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Small and cozy. Service is good, food is good and it is moderately priced. I have dinner at Sambuca a few times a year, and its always good."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I agree with all the other reviews accept for the one that was negative about this restuarant. The service was great, the food was excellent, the drinks were good and especially the Martini my Aunt had. The waiters and waitress always had a smile on. Piano bar was also a nice touch."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was my second experience and both my first and second times were exceptional!! I have nothing but wonderful things to say.. The restaurant is clean, friendly and attentive staff, and the food and drinks are out of this world!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a really great evening. The food was perfect, wine was fine & service was great. We will return often."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Server who took our order provided excellent service as well as creativity to suggest an entre specific to what I preferred."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "my husband and I decided to check out Sambuca on our date night, it was the first time we had dined there for dinner. The service was outstanding and the food selections were off the charts, there was something for everyone. Price points were about average for the area (for upscale dining). I had the New York Strip steak and my husband chose the Veal Parmesan, additionally my husband asked the chef to make an alteration to his entree and he happily complied. We received our appetizer/entrees rather quickly, again I can't say enough about the service and attention to detail, it was all around a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Not local, we used Open Table to find a restaurant for dinner. Wonderful alternative to chain dining. Servers were attentive, sincere and the food was freshly prepared."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "WE weren't greeted upon entering the restaurant. When we said we had a reservation the woman at the front just looked at us blankly and said "you do?" We were seated. The waiter was completely disengaged. Seemed annoyed by questions. Then ignored us. We had to ask another server to get him to take our order. Food was ok; nothing special.(came quickly though) I had the salmon and found it a bit on the fishy side which salmon doesn't have to be if fresh. Food arrived and wasn't prepared as requested (I asked for sauces on the side; salad came that way and the reset didn't.) Waiter never bothered to check on us. We had to get someone to get the check. Couldn't get out of there fast enough. We went to Starbucks for coffee."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We arrived about twenty minutes before our reservation, had a drink at the bar (very pleasant) and then were seated. Great ambiance both in the bar and the main dining room. We were seated in the immediate vicinity of the piano player (who was delightful). The salad we shared as an appetizer was great; our meals were excellent (tortellini; spaghetti with broccoli) . Wait-staff was very proficient, courteous; even jovial. Overall, we had a very enjoyable experience! Occasionally, since we were seated in such close proximity to the piano player, my date & I had difficulty hearing each other and the wait-staff. This didn't diminish our experience, but if you tend to dislike that sort of thing, you'll want a table further into the room."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I have been a regular at Sambuca Grille for sometime now going at least once a month. The food here is always outstanding...from the regular menu items (the Frutti di Mare is my favorite) to the great choices of specials they offer every evening. The specials always include a pasta dish, a chicken dish, a meat dish and several fish dishes. Their fish is always excellent, and most recently I had the pork osso buco which was superb. The service is the friendliest and most attentive of any place I've been in Scranton, New York or Philadelphia. And they've recently refreshed their dining room and it looks great! The outside of the restaurant is much more modest than the great food and service offered inside!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "LOVE piano bar! Food divine and very friendly service."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We booked a table for 9, over a week in advance, requesting a table near the front of the restaurant since my Mom is handicapped. The table, when we arrived, was in the very back. When we asked for a different table, the man at the bar said the restaurant was completely booked, and could not combine other tables. While dining, two groups came in, and tables were put together. Along with the absolute rudeness of being unaccommodating, it was an insult to see the changes made for other parties. The food is very good, but I would never support an establishment that discriminates against people with disabilities."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Once again, this restaurant did not disappoint, the food and the service was excellent. I was a little upset that they only had a New Year's Eve menu and not there regular menu as I was really looking forward to what I had there last time, but I was very happy with the dish I had picked out from there menu; it was delicious. My boyfriend's dish was also wonderful too. The service as always was spectacular, they are always very courteous and attentive to your needs. Definitely will be dining here again."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Once again our dinner was beyond amazing! There was four of us in our group and all four of our dishes were Delicious. Not a morsel left on our plates, in fact all four of us wiped or plates clean with the bread!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "So glad we found Sambuca Grille. Fabulous food and attentive service. We were there on a Saturday night and they had a piano player which added to the great atmosphere. It was our first visit there and we WILL be back!!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Very cozy! Food is delicious but the special was a bit overpriced. Sea bass was $30. It was very good but not comparable to most prices on menu. Overall, would definitely return and order off menu."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Outstanding food, atmosphere, service and even a piano player.......Every moment there was wonderful"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Food & service was above and beyond. Refreshing since you usually don't get both or service disappears towards the end. So not the case with the Sambuca Grille. Would recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "They never disappoint here. Full house on Friday night and they didn't miss a beat. Outstanding service from the warm greeting at the door to the biding farewell at the end of the night. Of course the food is fabulous. It's, by far, my favorite go to anytime,"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Everything is always perfect at Sambuca !! Service and food are exceptional. My dinner companion was a first time guest and he is a fan now too. One of my favorite places. I am never disappointed."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "We've been here twice now, once to celebrate my boyfriends white coat ceremony, and the other to have dinner with my parents when they came up for a visit. Everything was wonderful both times! The staff is very attentive and friendly! The food is delicious, and the ambiance is classy and romantic! I would recommend this Restaurant to everyone I know!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "unbelievable food, service and atmosphere! The staff is more than accomodating! Even paid for our parking meter cost!! Love it here and cannot wait to return!"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The staff was super nice and accomodating. It was our mother's 78th birthday and the staff was friendly and made the experience very nice."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Great food with great service in a comfortable environment."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "One of the reasons we eat at Sambuca is their consistently good food and service. I definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 10/9/2013