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Sammy's Trattoria
Sammy's Trattoria

Sammy's Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sammystrattoria.com
  • Phone: (410) 837-9999
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Sammy's catering menu is perfect for office lunches, offsite meetings and special occasions.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Sammy's is a fabulous venue for Wedding Receptions and Rehearsal dinners. Contact us for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Biddle St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer Valet parking some nights. Otherwise street parking.
A word from Sammy's Trattoria
Sammy's Trattoria serves real, authentic Italian cuisine in a comfortable yet elegant setting. Try our "Family Style" dining where we prepare some of our specialties combined with some requests from you and serve you 4+ courses of fun, traditional Italian dining. (great for parties of 4+). Our homemade pastas, soups, stocks, and meatballs are old family recipes made daily. We pride ourselves in using only the freshest, best quality ingredients combined with traditional and thorough preparation.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had the chicken marsala and chicken picata, preceded by calamari. All were excellent. My only reservation about the place was that the olive oil dipping dish for bread on our. table had been used previously by some number of earlier parties, something we've not encountered before, and would prefer not to encounter."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Have always had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. The staff is particularly spectacular including the bartender. Dining at the bar is really fun too"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "the restaurant was very crowded and a party was going. the noise was over the top and it was difficult to talk to the people in the group"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Even though the servers are friendly, there are the same people who work there and they are often busy with lots of tables. I don't know if it's because of the kitchen or what, but there is often a lag between sitting and eating. Still love the food and place, so I will return. Just be aware!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Sammy's is in the perfect spot for theater-goers. It is a quick hop to the symphony hall or opera house. However, on theater nights, service is often very slow and we end up rushing to finish our meal before the theater. The past visit we allowed two hours -- and only had 15 minutes to eat! We typically order the tasty house "Julia" salad and portions are very ample. However, on a prior visit, the salad was drowning in oil. It helps to request that the kitchen go"light" on the dressing. Those are our only complaints. The pasta is always fresh and delicious and there is a nice wine list."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I've been to Sammy's a few times, and the menu is always well-prepared, authentic, flavorful, imaginative and nicely presented. This time, however, we had the misfortune of dining at the same time that two very large groups were meeting, the noise level was very high, and the usually attentive staff was very busy. We did get served in a timely fashion, though, and our dinners were hot and delicious. I like Sammy's very much, and will go back again. Next time, I'll check and see if any simultaneous parties are planned and maybe try to visit at a less hectic time. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We always try to get a dinner reservation before any show we attend at the Meyerhoff or the Lyric. We get there early and put our food order in. Then we just sit back and relax over a nice dinner and a bottle of wine. Most of the waitstaff have been there for years and are very helpful and friendly. We definitely enjoy ourselves when we sit at the bar for our dinners."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We happened to be at Sammy's on a night that they had a group of two singing. What fun. Everyone was up dancing and singing along. It was very loud, but I was fine with that. The food was a little bit better than fair....but I would go back when the entertainment was there. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We hadn't been to Sammie's in a while and forgot how great it was. We had a reservation and were seated immediately . It took a few minutes for a waiter to acknowledge us but when Valerie came to the table she was amazing. She brought our drinks right away and even brought us out salads since we had been waiting. Everything she recommended was fabulous., including the fantastic lemonchelloe cheese cake. Will definetly be going back"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "A friend and I ate there last year before the opera and had a table upstairs in the back. . We reserved two hours before the performance and barely made it. They simply forgot about us, then brought the wrong food, cold. It was a disaster and I swore never to go back. I went once during the year with some friends and was pleasantly surprised so decided to reserve before the opera again. I requested a table downstairs and got a lovely alcove table next to the window. There was a "reserved" note on the table for me and my friend. The food was absolutely delicious; I had the Judge K dish and my friend had the duck ravioli; service was great and now I recommend it wholeheartedly. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Went here before the symphony. Had a 6:30 reservation and an 8:00 concert; food didn't arrive until 7:30. We worried if we were going to be late for the concert. Food was very good, waitress was overwhelmed but very nice and did her best to expedite our meal. When she came to take our drink order, she insisted on taking our WHOLE order, which was fine with us. At that point, I knew it might be a bumpy ride, but it all came out fine. I would go here again but for a 6:00 reservation instead. Btw, the dining room was empty when we were leaving at 7:50, and it was a Friday night! It was also VERY WARM in the dining room. This was on the upper level, it may have been more comfortable on the lower level, but it felt warm down there as well."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food, service and atmosphere are always consistently perfect for a great night out with friends at Sammy's. They never miss."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Made reservations 2 weeks in advance for a Friday dinner. When we arrived, it took a while for anyone to acknowledge us. We were directed to a table placed in the middle of a very busy section; it seemed as if the table was not usually there, as it interfered with what appeared to be a main thoroughfare. We kept getting bumped into, which was a bit uncomfortable. The table was clearly an outdoor table moved inside and you could feel the gaps of the wrought iron through the tablecloth. They were out of gnocchi, one of the few vegetarian dishes on the menu and part of why we came. Ordered veg lasagna instead and got a meat dish! It was replaced and we were compensated for the mix-up. The food was good; maybe another day would be better."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The service was poor. There was no bread...had to ask three times. The food was fine"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Even though Open Table reservations were available for the time I requested, when we got to the restaurant, it was closed. Very disappointed. We really enjoy sitting the bar with a great meal."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Went to Sammy's for dinner and the special was a roast lamb with rissuto. Outstanding! If you like lamb, this is it. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We love that there are the regular menu items and often a special we like. Loved the vegetarian lasagna and gnocchi! It's walkable from the Meyerhoff, so we love to do that! "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We came here prior to attendance at the symphony. The staff was very nice and accommodating but the food was very slow coming out of the kitchen. It was also uneven in taste. My husband ordered the scampi appetizer which was so spicy, he couldn't eat much of it. There was no mention of spice on the menu and the wait person said that the chef may have been too liberal with the pepper flakes."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "have been here several times service is always attentive and pleasant food quality is consistent and tasteful a go to place to eat"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Friends introduced this place to us. It is always good, delicious! They are flexible, will do family portions. Everything is homemade. We look forward to going again soon."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "With the closing of Mari Luna, Sammy's is now the closest restaurant to the Meyerhoff. I think the staff realizes this, as they managed to handle to rush of customers adequately on a symphony-packed evening, which of course has a fixed-time component. I'm not sure that the management realizes that, however, as more servers (and perhaps cooks?) would have made things much smoother on the evening we dined there, and therefore the meal would have felt more special. As it was, it was just "good" and convenient. And maybe that is enough."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was fabulous at this corner restaurant near Penn Station and the Lyric Theater. We came up by train from DC and were seated promptly at 7:00. The place was very busy with diners going to the show like we were. Unfortunately, although we put our order in promptly (at our server's urging) our food didn't arrive until 7:50. That made us 25 minutes late for the show, Highly recommend arriving at 6:30 or earlier for an 8PM show. Otherwise, food was excellent and the wine list included many value-priced wines."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "On a Wednesday evening with a 6:30 reservation, we, five were seated promptly and warmly greeted. The food was delicious, but my chief complaint was the length of time for meal service. Our orders were placed by 7:00 and not received until 8:15! Our waitress was apologetic and tossed in some extra meatballs, but that did not make up for inordinate wait. I'd like to return for the food but I'm not sure as others have made similar complaints."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Food was wonderful! Our waiter was excellent. The Tiramisu was the best I ever had."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Never knew this place was there! Great authentic Italian restaurant located in the heart of Baltimore's art deco district. Very upscale and classy."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a reservation here for New Year's Eve. We were promptly seated and brought water by our waitress who then disappeared for 20 minutes. By the time she came back to take our order we were starving and ready to leave but being NYE we knew we would not be able to get in anywhere else. My husband ordered The Filet Dew medium and was brought an overcooked steak with a sauce on it that tasted like mayonnaise. I ordered the Spaghetti alla Carbonara which seemed to be lacking the cream, it was just eggy noodles. We would have sent food back but our waitress disappeared again and didn't come back to see how our food tasted for another 15 minutes. We were ready to leave. Gave our leftovers away to a man on the street and had dessert elsewhere."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Sammy's never fails to serve an outstanding meal. We were particularly impressed with the calamari, which included fried green pepper and onions, a nice touch"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Sammy's continues to do it right....we had great service for our party of 8. They are very flexible in how they serve their food, some things we had family style, some right off the menu, all was good."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Service was non existent. One server did not show up for work, one cook hurt his ankle We were seated right at the front door and cold air kept blowing over us. Had to get served by a bar tender Waited an hour for our food to arrive Had to eat it in ten minutes to get to a show"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The food is authentic Italian and freshly prepared, with awesome service. We both enjoyed the filet with port wine reduction and we each ordered a different side (penne pasta, sauteed broccoli, with tomato sauce on the side) to share. We don't care for olive oil dipping sauce with cheese and the staff was happy to make us one without. For starters we enjoyed their excellent fried calamari and peppers, and also the Prosciutto di Parma Sopressa cheese plate. They have an excellent valued wine list that won't break the bank. They also have valet parking at a reasonable price and will keep your car if you are attending a show at the Meyerhoff (2 blocks away). We never felt rushed and were well attended to by a friendly caring staff."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Not prepared for the pre theater rush, poor service- we waited 45 minutes after ordering for food to arrive. The food was fresh and hot, but overly salted and order wasn't correct. Waitress never came back and we had to go. Valet idea is great, but at the end of the evening, he handed me my keys and told me it was too much trouble to cross the street in the car with the theater traffic, please get the car yourself! Great location to the Symphony Hall, but there are other places to go."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "My date & I reserved a table for 3. He's 6'2" and we were placed at a 2 top table that was way too small for 2...thankfully,our friend cancelled at the last minute. Yummy Italian food but my filet was overcooked, mediocre service, and really loud/noisy restaurant. We made our reservation for 9:30pm hoping the hustle & bustle would've died down a bit. No luck. Also, chocolate martini needs some tutoring...I suggest La Scala school of espresso or chocolate martini."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "So happy to have been introduced to Sammy's. Everything about it is comfortable, cosy, great food, and a friendly, efficient staff. We love our Little Italy restaurants, but not as much as Sammy's. We look forward to many more visits."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We eat out a lot and travel for work Frequently, would put this restaurant near the top of my list...Great Time, Great Service, and Great Food..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Sammy's is always a good choice. The food is wonderful and the portions are quite generous. We were running late but called ahead and when we got there, the maitre'd told us he was so glad that we called. He offered us a table near a party and warned that it would be loud, but it was our choice to sit there. This is a great little find downtown and I would recommend it very highly."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Always amazing food, service and overall experience!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The food was excellent and very nicely prepared. The wait staff were excellent and friendly. It IS a very noisy restaurant to the point that sometimes one has to shout"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Our first time there, the food was very good, very fresh and flavorful. Good prices. However, the service was poor. We were in a cute table for 2 in the alcove by the window and it was very hard for anyone to get to us. No one approached us for 10 minutes until I got someone's eye. Our dirty dishes sat on our table for too long after the salad and main course. Our water glasses were never refilled and I wasn't sure who our waitperson was. When we left there were tables covered in crumbs which had not been reset and others which had dirty dishes still on the long after the guests left. I don't know if they were short staffed, but it seemed some people were busy and others were just standing around."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Visiting from Richmond, VA. An Italian place that reminded me of my childhood."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Our group decided to try Sammy's before the concert at the Meyerhoff. The web-site said allow 2 hours. We made our reservation for 2 1/2 hours before "show time." The evening started off well as the drinks were great and the room was only about 25% full. We ordered our entrees and one appetizer about 15 mintes afte arrival but the entrees did not appear until one hour and 25 minutes after ordering. Between ordering and the entrees arriving the restaurant was full but everyone else on our floor was served prior to us. To make matters worse one of the entres ordered was suppose to be a special of the house. It arrived luke warm and the veal was tastless. Additionally, the waitress and the manager seemed indifferent."
    Dined on 1/24/2014