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Saba Italian Kitchen + Bar - Chicago

4.5
229 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
“Saba” (or vin cotto) is a syrup originating in Italy,
created by cooking down wine grape must. Saba
melds two ancient practices: wine making and
repurposing grapes that might otherwise be overlooked.

Saba Italian Bar + Kitchen showcases modern Italian dishes with an elevated twist in a casual atmosphere. Meant to be enjoyed family style, our menu features house-made pizzas, pastas, small plates and desserts, complementing an international wine list, unique & creative cocktails, and boozy Italian cream sodas.
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Special menus

  • $25 Tuesday Prix Fixe 3-course Dinner

    Starting Aug 4, 2020
    Enjoy a $25 3-course prix fix dinner menu only available Tuesdays 4pm-9:45pm.

Offers

Happy Hour

Starting Jul 29, 2020 · Mon - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Enjoy $5.95 cocktails & select wines Monday-Friday 4-7pm!

Weekdays 4-6pm Kids Eat Free

Starting Aug 5, 2020 · Mon - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Kids 12 years old & younger get a free kids meal with purchase of an adult entree! Dine in only, up to 2 free kids meals per adult entree, cannot be combined with other offers/discounts.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 229 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGirishM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I was expecting a great meal. The chicken dish was not that great. And I felt rushed, they kept coming by when I was still working on my dish.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food and scenery. Very attentive staff!

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TMur
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and the bottom less mimosas were on point! great service, kept our glasses full. and the music playlist was THE BEST! i really enjoyed myself for my birthday brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Exceptional veal, great grilled calamari... New rules for wearing masks at tables made the experience less appealing.

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Chimom
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and the food all tasted great. Glad we finally stopped in and hope to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great and happy hour is awesome!!! Tables are spaced apart and open walls for fresh air. Also patio dining available!

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reneeb222
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music was great, the food amazing, and the staff friendly and attentive. I was there on a first date and it was a lovely experience.

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julief
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all of it- pizza, risotto balls and sprouts! Server was A++ will def go again!

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MeganD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Great service!! Awesome prices for such quality!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Well done as always

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Eugene
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Really good food and portions. Service was just okay, at best.

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winniep
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks and not terribly expensive, 10000% recommend

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Lindsey
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & service, but the food was extremely bland & had no flavor unfortunately.

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Mvtp
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. My table was raving over the mussels, we couldn't get enough of them. Happy Hour Drinks were also delicious and great price! We are looking forward to coming back for a brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really good experience and a perfect service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good neighborhood place with good food and good ambiance.

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Connie
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and friendly, pasta lacked flavor and was underwhelming

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JoAnna
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was wonderful. Staff was so helpful and knowledgeable with the menu. Our dishes were prepared perfectly and the flowerless chocolate was the best I’ve ever had!!!

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vipBrittanyS
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleased with there brunch options. All the food was delicious and the service was great!

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LisaB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They took every precautions with social distancing. I felt safe

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner on the patio was perfect. Great Wednesday night special.

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NickE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, terrific food and drinks. Would def recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner here. They have a 3 course meal for $25 that has a lot of great options to choose from. They accommodated my Gluten Free needs perfectly and I was very comfortable eating there. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saba was delicious! The interior design of the restaurant was lovely, with plants everywhere adding to the ambiance. Our server, Sebastian, was very knowledgeable and described anything on the menu we had questions about. I can't wait to come back to Saba.

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KayliM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very tasty and the drinks were strong. It was a bit loud, but I don’t hold that against them!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Pasta was delicious. Chicken Saltimbocca was inedible

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AdamV
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food and atmosphere were incredible. We went their for my wife and her best friend's joint birthday dinner. The only downside was the server was a bit inattentive and absent minded. There were several occasions in which he either took a really long time to bring something or totally forgot. BUT, the manager (possibly owner) came by to chat and make us feel welcomed. All in all it was a great time with great food!

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Janeenj
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went there prior to a show at the Logan theater. The food was good, and so was the service. I thought the portions were a little skimpy on our calamari appetizer and on the lobster ravioli. I also think on a $280.00 dinner for 5 they could serve bread, which they don't do except with a few specific items. Would probably not return, but that is just personal preference. Would recommend ig looking for something in that exact area.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish. The staff and owner were so friendly and engaging that anything that otherwise could have been perceived as something to complain about wasn’t even mildly a for concern. The food and drinks were delicious and beautifully executed. It is clean and well decorated with an hipster chic vibe. The owner also owns “The Walk In” bar two doors down. It’s a great little place to stop for an after dinner drink if you’re not ready to end your night just yet. The choice music (in both spots!) was also great. Overall, Saba is a great date night or girls night spot. I will certainly be returning!

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EmilyG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saba is a true favorite of ours. Service, food, and all around experience is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My wife and I came to Saba for Valentine’s Day. We didn’t take part in the prix fixe menú so I cannot comment on that. Our server, Alfredo, provided outstanding service and is an extremely valuable asset to the Saba team. He was professional, kind, and prompt with his service so we great appreciated that. Unfortunately, the food we ordered (carbonera pasta and mushroom pizza) just didn’t live up to our expectations. The pizza was actually quite tasty so not much to say there, I would probably order that pizza again. The pasta; however, was completely under seasoned and the noodle itself didn’t feel al dente when biting. The presentation of the food was fine, just the pasta didn’t deliver whatsoever unfortunately. Restaurant atmosphere is nice, decor is charming, and we definitely plan on returning again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SABA was perfect for our Valentine’s Day date! The service was great and the cobonara was to die for. We also got the mushroom pizza and honey truffle bruschetta, both were light and flavorful

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter, great food, would eat here again.

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CedricC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been there previously, the meatballs continue to be fantastic. Versatile menu, good wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

lovely date spot, not crazy expensive and ambience is great!

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Tess
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The brussel sprouts and arancini are a must! Those two dishes are the best thing I ate all restaurant week. Would definitely come back.

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TammyTiara
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my husband and my first time at Saba. The place is very classy, great service. The cocktails were great. We ordered the mussels, I had the house salad and my husband ordered the beet salad. We loved the muscles in our salads. The bread just seemed like some warmed white bread. I ordered a pancetta wrapped chicken and my husband ordered the salmon. His salmon was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. My chicken on the other hand is very salty, I think it was the pancetta. The chicken was very tender. I was not able to eat the chicken. We will however give this restaurant another try, because overall we had a great time.

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Made a reservation through Open Table for restaurant week. I chose this restaurant because it looked like we had the option of the prix fixe menu for brunch or lunch at 1:30 on a Saturday. When we arrived, only 1 of 7 wanted food from the brunch menu, but we were told by the waiter that we could order lunch, but not get the prix fixe lunch menu. So, we ordered from the lunch menu but did not get an appetizer or dessert included. The manager never came over to our table to explain. I almost walked out with 7 people on a rainy Saturday from an almost empty restaurant.

In the end it was their loss because instead of spending $24 per per person we only spent $14 on average.

Service was not great (brought appetizers and no plates, appetizers came out with the entrees). Some entrees were good but most of the food was not memorable and portions were average to small. Didn’t get any bread with my spaghetti and 2 meatballs for $14.

This is unfortunate because I was excited to try a new restaurant in the neighborhood.

Saba could practice better customer service, especially since the food and portions are not going to bring us back.

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vipSandy
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waiters very pushy and rushed us. Pushed food and wine when we said no

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Saba Italian Kitchen + Bar - Chicago using the Order Online button. Saba Italian Kitchen + Bar - Chicago also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Saba Italian Kitchen + Bar - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 697-9273.

Saba Italian Kitchen + Bar - Chicago is rated 4.5 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.