Sabatino's Italian Ristorante
I was very excited to try this place as I yearn for the traditional tastes of North Beach. The setting, atmosphere and location are all stellar. The desserts and wine selection appear to be generous and varied, and our server was professional and considerate. Unfortunately the food was bland and uninspiring. I will almost certainly try again before I write this place off, because they are doing so many things right, but the star of the show should be the food, and that was just not the case on our visit.
Ambiance, menu selection and downtown vibe abound. I went with 5 other girlfriends, all 1st timers. I was very pleased with my meal, soup and Alex Salad. 3 were disappointed with bland taste(3 cheese ravioli) and manicotti, thick sauce(3 cheese ravioli) and the creme brulee, was well, embarrassing. If I was the waitstaff, I wouldn't have even brought it out. The custard was curdled and the sugar crust on the top was barely there and not very crusty. Tiramisu was excellent! They did apologize for the creme brulee and didn't charge for it. Nice wine selection. The fresh bread and olive tanpenade served at the beginning was excellent! I will go back. I hope they are just having growing pains.
Every bite was scrumptious. We will definitely be heading back for more.
Lovely interior. Classy, but not pretentious. Meatballs and spaghetti sauce was very authentic. The order should have been warmer. The meatballs were very good. However, they were two large ones which makes it harder for the chefs to keep warm. I would suggest they par them down to four medium size meatballs. This distributes the taste along with the spaghetti and sauce. The server was excellent. Very courteous and kind.
Great food, service and price.
delicious food. nice atmosphere, was quite loud though making it hard to have intamate conversation.
Our first time at Sabatinos and we would definitely go back! Great service, good food and we had live entertainment. Loved the vibe :)
Excellent new experience here in Rapid City!
Food was great as always. Was a little sad the lobster ravioli was sold out.
So far I love this place and i will definitely keep it on the books for dates and special dinners.
Lovely as usual!!
A travel writer from NYC who writes for Parade Magazine. I made the reservation for her and her party. She told me it was AMAZING!!!
So GLAD to hear !
Julie Schmitz Jensen, President
Visit Rapid City
It was the very best Alfredo I’ve ever had in my life.
Overall good, second time for us seemed better food and less attention to service.
Extremely loud and the food was cold by the time we received it.
We enjoyed another fine meal at Sabatino's. Nice to try the recent tasty additions to the menu, and we look forward to future ones. Happy to have a 'little bit of Europe' in the Black Hills! Grazie mille!
Great new dining experience in Rapid City!
Food was fresh and portions were acceptable. Service was a little slow but was a kind server.
Excellent service! We were greeted at the door by the owner and all waitstaff we interacted with were very attentive. The menu offered many varied selections, including vegetarian. This was important since my wife is a strict veggie. The only possible deficiency was lack of spirits, but the beer and wine list was substantial, so we settled on a bottle of Prosecco.
I'm so glad we finally have a great Italian Restaurant in Rapid City! I miss real Italian cuisine! The Manicotti, Chicken Cacciatore, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Cannoli, and Fettuccine w/Gulf Shrimp are all magnifico! We will definitely be back!
Absolutely wonderful experience. Alessio is doing a great job adding new items all the time. Great food and service!
The staff & the food were both excellent!! Keep up the great work!!
Very happy with our time there and will return soon.
Wonderful menu, fantastic service, and a great selection of wines (including a few good ones from Italy).
We were disappointed. It was very loud and crowded-hard to carry on a conversation. The bread served in the beginning as good but the appetizers weren’t. The calamari and the dipping sauce had no flavor. Bruschetta was not enjoyed either. The main meals were enjoyable. The desserts were wonderful. I think next time we will stop in for dessert to go. The device was not stellar. We had a young waiter who played with his hair more ten was worried about our table. We had to request silverware, water, refills, etc.
Was an amazing experience. Will be back soon!
The food was great! The atmosphere was nice! The owner was charming!
The owner is delightful, and our server, Chantal, was fun and very knowledgeable. The quality of the food was excellent - and delicious. We had the Tagliatelle Boscaiola and the Scampi Vino Bianca for dinner with the Amarone wine - fantastic! Fresh ingredients and perfectly prepared. The two desserts we had were scrumptious. Will definitely go there often.
The food was delicious and fresh. I had the gnocchi Bolognese, and the gnocchi just melted in my mouth it was so good. The atmosphere was relaxing, and my wife and I enjoyed our dinner. We will definitely be returning.
I cannot recommend this place unfortunately. My family dined there on 17 Feb, it was my birthday. Our waitress said we may be lucky because the owner/head chef wasn't there that night and he wouldn't hesitate to sing.
We quickly realized his presence was sorely missed. My daughter was excited to try the new lemon chicken dish. What arrived looked nothing like the picture we saw on Facebook. It had little to no sauce the pan-seared chicken looked baked and plain and the entire dish was extremely bland.
My dish was the mushroom risotto. Unfortunately that was extremely salty and I couldn't make it through a quarter of the dish.
My other child had the three cheese ravioli, no garnish of any kind and the sauce was coagulated as if it sat out way too long waiting for the other dishes to finish cooking.
My wife had the gonicchi with bologenese. That was fantastic, we both loved the gonicchi and the sauce.
We may give the place a second shot, perhaps we were just unlucky with the quality and effort put into those dishes that evening. However, for the price we paid we were very disappointed with the lack of consistency and general care put into the preparation of our dinner.
Good staff and service, nice food and wine. Looking forward to additional menu options with less cream sauce!
I love the new Italian restaurant in downtown Rapid City! Very modern and "hip" atmosphere, good energy - great hangout for apps and wine, or for dinner. Manager and service staff are very friendly. Food is very good, overall.
Sabatino's Italian Ristorante is a relatively new restaurant in Rapid City and a much appreciated authentic Italian venue. The atmosphere is new, nice, clean and crisp. Plenty of spacious seating even during COVID. The staff and owner are very friendly and driven to achieve good customer service which we have experienced on both of our engagements. The lunch menu is a little limited on the offerings but what we have had has always been good. The wine selection is also nice and reasonably priced. Lunch prices are cheaper than the dinner entrees so we'll continue to enjoy their lunches. Overall, we're thankful that Sabatino's is here and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice Italian meal in Rapid City.
Food is always delicious! The Music was a little too loud, although romantic. The frittata was a little overcooked and the manicotti lacked flavor, although everything else was delicious and on point.
Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was amazing. This was our first time there, but it will definitely not be the last. The ravioli aragosta is one of my new favorite meals and I can’t wait to have it again.
Very nice place to eat. Our waiter was very good.
Food was AMAZING! Best italian I've had around the Black Hills area. Service was great and felt really cared for.
Beautiful space, great service, averagely good food. Wasn’t blown away like I was expecting, but I’ll be back for the experience.
Delicious and great atmosphere. Loved every minute of our meal at Sabatinos!
Sabatino's Italian Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 108 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.