Saba Italian Kitchen + Bar - Chicago

4.7
272 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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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 272 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice place, loved the service and even the food. Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saba is always amazing! Best brunch in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time are server was amazing and went about and beyond she is the reason I would go back again.

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JasminS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch on a Saturday morning, our waiter was wonderful as well!

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vipLexiM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was slow for it being so empty, but I think my server was new. Food was great though and I liked the energy of the space. Overall 4.5/5

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RobertM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service at this restaurant was excellent. The server was friendly, knowledgable, and very helpful. The wait staff was attentive. The food we well prepared, and the presentation was beautiful. And the cocktails were flavorful. The only down sied is; the room is a little loud due to absolutely no sound absorbing materials anywhere to be found.

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Terri
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Average taste, relatively small potions for an Italian restaurant and I bread with dinners.

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Abi0812
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great! Server was great! My friends said it smelled funky during our dining experience but I still can’t smell from having Covid a couple months back so I didn’t notice a thing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks, also great service.

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ShawannB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was my first time back in two years. The food was amazing, just as I remembered.

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KarynT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice, lovely atmosphere. It was very busy and several people stopped by to let us know which was nice. Server didn’t really recommend anything or try to sell us anything. I ordered the gnocchi which is typically pretty mild but this dish did not have much flavor. The place is Italian so i figured i should order a pasta dish. I can’t say that i would go back or recommend. Just ok.

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vipSebastienB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

AMAZING food. Waiter was overwhelmed but kind - still recommend for sure.

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ChinaL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my birthday dinner here
Enjoyed my birthday dinner here

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alanj
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was beyond excellent. Tender veal and wonderful fish dish too. The music was I think hip hop and not our kind of music but great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good lowkey spot. Prices weren’t bad. Food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sebastian was great! Food is delicious!

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KevinH
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome date spot. Highly recommend

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JordanK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saba was great, 10/10 would recommend. Definitely returning soon

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Awesome desserts. Appetizers were great. Entrees were average but we’ll try some different ones next time. Definitely worth checking out.

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Katie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing service! Knowledgeable and incredibly attentive servers/backservers.

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Jtravel
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is very nice and extremely COVID conscious. The food was very good and authentic. And some of the best customer service I have ever experienced. The entire experience was very positive. I highly recommend.

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Katie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is a must!! Food and service was great

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vipchifoodie
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Bottomless Mimosas....what more can you say.

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James
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff and ambiance were wonderful! The owner even came over and chatted us up. They were out of a few items we wanted and the fish was a bit salty but everything else was amazing. Great menu, lots of items to choose from.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting food ! Awesome service and amazing management ! Couldn’t be happier with my decision to eat here !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Saba! Come here to brunch with friends or have dinner with family. Always a great experience. Food is great and service is always amazing.

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Domingo
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, good experience. Early in the morning around 10:30am for brunch. Not too many people in there and separated due to COVID-19 restrictions; mostly parties of two. They have plastic partitions between some tables.

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Cassie
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best! Amazing ambiance, food, great music and super friendly staff. Highly recommend, it’s our go to spot for date night.

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Ludo
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant service, a good time with the family. We shared 3 dishes. The people were tasty and well spiced.

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JacquelineG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day was definitely the night to eat here! They were playing great love hits that had my girlfriend and I singing all night. We went with the Valentine’s Day Menu that included the Lobster Bisque, Scallops, and I had the lamb, my girlfriend had the steak. Both delicious plates. We’re already planning of going back for brunch. Thank you Giselle for the great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, and place is super nice! Our waitress was very happy and always handy ! Gonna be back for sure!

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vipLvbrds
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and will return! Food was excellent and the service was great! So happy they survived the closures due to the pandemic... they are back strong and ready to provide a wonderful dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful establishment. Our server Giselle ( may have been Jasmine, hard to hear with the mask ) but she was phenomenal. Extremely knowledgeable, had great recommendations, and was a delight to talk to. During our dining experience, the manager(perhaps owner) was walking around checking on tables and thanking them for coming in. After closing out our tab, we decided to have one more glass of wine and our server brought it over complimentary which was not necessary because we were happy to just be there. Cannot wait to go back!

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jcer
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is top notch. Give it a try wont go home unsatisfied

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vipruchi
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were late for our reservation, but had made several attempts to call ahead and let them know with no success. I called a few days prior to confirm the dinner with no connection problem. The hostess simply said, “well we have no tables.” I pulled up the reservation on my phone when my friend suggested the bar. Whoever was hosting was not accommodating and seemed very disinterested in seating us but we were able to get seated at the bar.

JT was our bartender and was phenomenal! He was patient and attentive and offered great suggestions on the menu. We opted for a bottle of wine, lobster ravioli, gnocchi, and a medium rare steak.

It’s a cute space with a quiet ambiance, worth checking out. I personally wouldn’t go back.

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patriceh
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Their gnocchi was delicious and their bobly drink.. very romantic for Valentine’s day

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Sat at a high top in the bar area. Calamari was amazing, Caesar was good, whitefish and gnocchi entrees were fantastic. Service was very friendly and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was a little underseasoned but everything else was great:)

FAQs

Saba Italian Kitchen + Bar - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 697-9273.

Saba Italian Kitchen + Bar - Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 272 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.