Sam-Bucco Bistro

4.3
107 reviews
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$30 and under
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Sam-Bucco Bistro offers an eclectic mix of fine dining fare that inspires the taste buds and provides herbs and spices to suit anybody's cravings. Enjoy a courtyard dining area with beautiful fountains and private tablespace for you and your loved ones to enjoy an elegant meal. At Sam-Bucco Bistro, you can enjoy menu items that include marinated calamari, egg battered eggplant, spaghetti Bolognese, baked veal scaloppini, saut�ed chicken breast, sirloin steak and more.

Add a homemade side order to your meal for a well-balanced feast at Sam-Bucco Bistro. The saut�ed mushrooms or spinach add richness and flavor, while the meatballs and mozzarella cheese offer hearty and filling bites.

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Naples
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy eating at SBB!

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Responded 4 days ago

And we always enjoy having you with us! Thanks again for the great review, and we'll see you soon!

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Naples
18 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to eat in the area. We thoroughly enjoy it.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on June 10, 2019

Thank you again for your business and the great review! We look forward to seeing you again!

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Naples
18 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always look forward to dining at SBB! Great job by the whole crew.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on June 2, 2019

Thank you for the great review! So glad you enjoyed your evening, and we can't wait to see you again.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in town! One of our favorites!

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on May 24, 2019

Thank you for the compliments and the great review! We truly appreciate your support!

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Party of 7 and we all loved it! Service was terrific! Food was perfectly prepared.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on May 24, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your evening and we look forward to seeing you again. Thanks for your support!

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Naples
18 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always!

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on May 20, 2019

Thank you for the tremendous review and for your continued support ! We truly appreciate your business.

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Naples
18 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience at SBB. Special thanks to Adam and great service by Liz.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review and for your support!

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AF
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just recently found Sam Bucco while dining at a nearby restaurant and thought why not try it. We actually looked up there menu before we went and found something for everyone. Glad we did. Love the build your own pasta plates, great for picky diners. Food was delicious and served nice a hot unlike some places. My husband got the Chicken Marsala and the portion was a great size. The whole party enjoyed the dinner and definitely will return when back in the area.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review! We are glad you found us as well, and we appreciate your business. Looking forward to seeing you again!

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Naples
18 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience as always. Kudos to G and Adam

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Responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review! We appreciate your support!

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Naples
23 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

We were very excited to try Sam Bucco again under new ownership, so we had 4 friends join us. It was exactly 1 hour until we received 2 salads and one contained a spoiled tomato and frozen cucumber slices. When we mentioned the spoiled food they were taken away but not replaced with fresh ones so we were left with only lettuce. After another 30 minutes our entrees had not arrived. We asked about the meals and were told they were on the way. Another 20 minutes passed and still no food; at 8:10p the restaurant was about half full. So after 2 hours and 15 minutes we paid our bill and left without eating. We also did not see a manager anywhere in sight when the 6 of us left and waited to pay our bill. Very sad.

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Naples
128 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The value, during Early Dining, is exceptional. The dinner was very tasteful, served hot. Very good. Decor a little outdated but new owners are committed to upgrades. Once food presentation is turned up, this Italian restaurant will be one of the best.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 28, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review! We appreciate your business and your feedback, and we look forward to continuing to improve the overall experience.

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Naples
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Drinks at the bar for happy hour were very good and we enjoyed our time at the bar. The dining room is attractive and as it was not crowded, fairly quiet. Food was very good and although our orders had some complications they fixed it quickly with no disruption to our meal. We will return.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 28, 2019

Thank you for your business and your review. We appreciate you giving us the chance to make right the complications, and we look forward to offering you a better experience next time.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Exceeded our expectations

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 28, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review! We appreciate your business and look forward to taking care of you on your next visit!

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HP
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The four of us totally enjoyed meeting the new owner, and having a lovely Easter dinner.
The selections were very nice, service was very good, and we were totally satisfied and looking forward to going back!

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 28, 2019

Thank you for joining us for Easter, and we are glad you enjoyed everything. We appreciate your support and can't wait to see you on your next visit!

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Naples
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

folks at Sam bucco are the best. So is the food.

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Responded on April 28, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review and your continued support!

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TG
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal, started with fried calamari, was tender, crisp and not greasy at all, followed by chicken eggplant which was also tender.waitstaff was attentive and courteous, we will definitely be going back

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 19, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review! We appreciate your business and can't wait to see you again!

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Naples
28 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was just ok. I had to send back the caprese salad. It came with unripe tomatoes! They fixed it. My lasagna was thin,not a lot of layers. I think they ground the meat really fine. Maybe go back and try again. The manager did come by our table after we ate. I told him about the tomatoes.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 19, 2019

We are sorry your experience was not up to your - or our - expectations. We appreciate you pointing out the issues and giving us the opportunity to make it right, and we do hope you'll give us another chance to do better. Thank you for your business!

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New England
32 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Sam-Bucco more than any other restaurant this year. The food has been consistently exceptional and Adam (one of the owners) and his staff are very attentive to the diners. My cousin, aunt and uncle were in town from Boston and we them to Sam-Bucco. They were highly impressed by the food and the service and want to go back on their next visit.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 19, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review, and for your frequent visits! We love all our guests, but especially those that dine with us as often as possible. It's always great, too, when our guests bring their family and friends. We truly appreciate your business and support!

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Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! Service, food, EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 19, 2019

Thank you for the super review! We are glad you enjoyed it and can't wait to see you again!

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Naples
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great red sauce.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 9, 2019

Thank you for the great review, and for your business! We appreciate it!

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Naples
18 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic dining experience. Love the food, the service, the atmosphere, the owners and the value

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 9, 2019

Thank for the excellent review and the kind words. We greatly appreciate your support!

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RH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for the 5 of us and up to the high standard the owner sets...very nice dining experience

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 9, 2019

Thank you for the great review and the kind words. We appreciate your support!

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RG
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The restaurant changed hands last October. The menu is much simpler but the execution is flawed. The pasta with mushroom spinach and cheese was watery and without flavor. The special, a pork chop on bone with mushrooms was overcooked and the menu did not describe the accompaniments properly. There was a lot of sausage which changed the nature of the dish totally. Sam Buca has always been a neighborhood favorite of ours and it was very disappointing. We will give it another try but they need to up their food game. I'm a cook and I know what is required to make a dish pop. Sam Bucas"food was flat.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 9, 2019

We are sorry to hear your experience was not up to your expectations. We would welcome another opportunity to serve you.

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Naples
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently quality meals, great service. Never afraid to bring guests to Sam-Bucco because we know they'll have a wonderful experience!

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 9, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review and the wonderful compliment! We appreciate your business!

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Naples
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was great!
Will go back in the Fall upon return.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 9, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review and kind words. We appreciate your business. Hope you have a wonderful summer, and we can't wait to see you again in the Fall!

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Pittsburgh
37 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Found this restaurant by accident and was very happy with the results Staff was very friendly and attentive. Waitress gave us the specials for the night - took our drink order and appetizers. Wait was minimal. When food arrived it was tasty and hot. Everyone enjoyed their dinners —nice touch in that owner came over to ask if everything was fine and was there any thing he could help with. Will definitely go back again.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 9, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review and for your support! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Wait service was friendly and fast. Manager/owner dropped by and checked on our meal/satisfaction. Good experience!

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 5, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review! We appreciate your business and support, and we look forward to seeing you the next time!

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New England
32 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Sam-Bucco several times this winter and have been impressed by the consistency of the food quality, service and sincere interest from the owners in our dining experience. We'll be back again soon.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 5, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again!

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Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time at Sam Bucco - while shopping in the center, stopped in to check out the menu. Great selections and variety. We invited out-of-town friends to join us. High season in Florida, loved that they are on Open Table. Requested a table outside, and could not have been more pleased with the pretty setting. Our wait person was fabulous. We each ordered something different and were all very happy with our choices. Will definitely recommend and go there again. Portions are more than generous. Loved my leftovers.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 5, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review! We are glad you decided to try us out, and we can't wait to see you again!

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j
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Good food and service. Low ceilings and dated décor. Will probably go again because of quality of food and service.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for the good review, and we appreciate your business. We will take your comments about the decor into consideration as we move into the summer months. Look forward to seeing you again!

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JG
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The staff was nice and friendly, but the sauces were odd. My Ravioli sauce was almost like a gravy. There was an odd spice, maybe sage? Then my husband's lasagne was the same. There was an odd flavor, maybe nutmeg? cinnamon? It just was not good.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for your business, and we are sorry you did not enjoy your experience.

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Naples
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third visit to Sam Bucco Bistro. The menu is excellent. The atmosphere is very pleasant.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review and comments! We appreciate your business.

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j
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We have been to Sam-Bucco many times. We live in Naples 8 months a year. The food preperation has definitely declined. My chicken piccata was too tough and the sauce was too salty. My husbands pasta dish was a big glop of flavorless goo. The salads were fine. We won't be back. There are much better options in the Naples area.

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JC
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. The food and service was beyond my expectations.
I highly recommend this restaurant.
I am actually going back with a larger group of friends.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 1, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review! We appreciate your comments and your support!

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KR
Atlantic City
29 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and service ! New owners are very attentive. Hope to see Osso Bucco return to menu.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on March 28, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We will note your suggestion on the Osso Buco. It's one of my favorites, too. We appreciate your business!

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Naples
18 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience as always! Special thx to Zach, G, Adam, Drew, Damion, and the chef.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on March 25, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review! We appreciate your business, and special thanks for letting us know about out outstanding staff!

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GM
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had fish; the Monk fish special was OK, the Snapper was very good. Would like to try the pasta and see how good these dishes are.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on March 25, 2019

Thank you for the fair review. Glad you enjoyed the snapper, and we think you'll love any of our pasta dishes. We hope to see you again and appreciate your comments.

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RH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always terrific ....................................................................................................................

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on March 25, 2019

Thank you for the outstanding review! We appreciate your business!

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LJ
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious, service was very good. Made us feel very welcome.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on March 22, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review! So glad you enjoyed your visit, and we can't wait to welcome you again.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, food was above average and ambiance was enjoyable. Will return soon.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on March 18, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you soon!

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