Sabatino's Italian Ristorante

4.5
98 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Come join us at the best Italian Restaurant in Rapid City! With 20 years of experience cooking in the finest Italian restaurants, our chef Alessio Di Sabatino is excited to present his vision to you and all our guests. Our caring and committed staff make sure you have a fantastic experience with us.
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and price.

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sarah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience2

delicious food. nice atmosphere, was quite loud though making it hard to have intamate conversation.

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AriF
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first time at Sabatinos and we would definitely go back! Great service, good food and we had live entertainment. Loved the vibe :)

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent new experience here in Rapid City!

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Megan
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always. Was a little sad the lobster ravioli was sold out.

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CoriG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So far I love this place and i will definitely keep it on the books for dates and special dinners.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as usual!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ShaneV
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was the very best Alfredo I’ve ever had in my life.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall good, second time for us seemed better food and less attention to service.

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Billy
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Extremely loud and the food was cold by the time we received it.

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JosephineC
South Dakota
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new dining experience in Rapid City!

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Amberp
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food was fresh and portions were acceptable. Service was a little slow but was a kind server.

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Joel
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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DaveJ
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience. Alessio is doing a great job adding new items all the time. Great food and service!

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MatthewH
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff & the food were both excellent!! Keep up the great work!!

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JennK
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very happy with our time there and will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, fantastic service, and a great selection of wines (including a few good ones from Italy).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an amazing experience. Will be back soon!

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TessaL
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! The atmosphere was nice! The owner was charming!

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MrsB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JaredF
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

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.

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JosephineC
South Dakota
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good staff and service, nice food and wine. Looking forward to additional menu options with less cream sauce!

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EricG
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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TroyE
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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Peaches
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to eat. Our waiter was very good.

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SydneeD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! Best italian I've had around the Black Hills area. Service was great and felt really cared for.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful space, great service, averagely good food. Wasn’t blown away like I was expecting, but I’ll be back for the experience.

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ChristaM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great atmosphere. Loved every minute of our meal at Sabatinos!

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BradleyB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Sabatino's and we were duly impressed, food was marvelous and service was outstanding. I love Italian food and this is as good as it gets!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with friends. Lobster ravioli proved excellent. Small but well focused wine list. Picked something I didn’t know and it was excellent. Nice dessert options too. You pay more than at Olive Garden, but this is well tended Italian, not out of a bag. Like living in a real city. Support this place. I want to go back.

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DaveJ
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as usual. We would definitely recommend Sabatino's!

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vipGarya
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 8 people and everything was great the food the service etc

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Sabatino's Italian Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 98 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.