Sam-Bucco Bistro

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$30 and under
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Italian

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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TI
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Decided to visit this old favorite of ours, as this week was 40% discount for off season. Well, though my fellow river's entree was fine, my snapper entree was overcooked and too salty to eat. Owner/host visited tables of people he knew, 5 seconds with us. Chef came out to greet adjacent table, and ask how their complementary app was, we never even had our waters refilled. This restaurant was wonderful when owned by orig owners, now a big disappointment. Good luck to them!

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on September 30, 2019

Hello Mr. or Mrs. Timevorp. My name is Adam, and I am one of the owners. I try to touch every table that visits us. When I visit a table it is always after the entree is delivered. I do this to make sure that everything is great and if anything else is needed. That is the time to let me know if there are any problems, and you didn't. I have never been to a table for 5 seconds... The table next to you was his family, sorry that you felt that you deserved a free app. Cheers!!

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JB
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sam Bucco has good quality food and service. They offer some very nice pricing specials and should do so more often during the peak season.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for the great review, and for your support! We truly appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again.

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LW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been a Sam-Bucco customer for over three years. Can honestly say that we've never had a bad experience there. It's located in a small shopping center and is well-worth a drive from downtown Naples for both the food and ambiance as well as their prices.

They offer a full dinner menu plus several outstanding specials dishes every night. In addition, they also have an early bird menu at a lower price. Both the menus offer a range of dishes with choice of pastas, sauces and preparation styles.

Their staff and management go out of their way to make you feel at home. They will go out of their way for those with food allergies to prepare those dinners separately. They also have a wide range of wines and beers from their bar at reasonable prices.

My wife and I eat there often for both special occasions and the occasional "happen to be in the neighborhood" meal. It's also a great place to bring friends and relatives to for a nice cordial dinner.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you so much for this fantastic review! We love all our customers, but really appreciate our longtime visitors! We look forward to your next visit and hope to make it your best one ever!

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OT
Naples
67 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been back to Sam Bucco many times. Food is always good and service is better than average.
This is a neighborhood gem

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for the five-star review! We truly appreciate your repeat business and your taking the time to review our restaurant here.

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AM
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was not has good as the first time , very disappointing.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on September 25, 2019

Anthony, thank you for your business and taking the time to post a review. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed in the food. Just curious - did you bring your concerns to our attention? If not, that is the best way to help us address anything right away. In any event, we are sorry you did not enjoy this experience and hope you'll give us another chance. Thank you.

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LJ
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were very good

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again!

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BB
Naples
461 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another very enjoyable dinner at Sam-Bucco Bistro...the prix fixe is a great value..it offers
choices from the menu and is very attractively priced....we have been there several times recently and
everything has been very, very good....the service, Liz is terrific..she is very warm and friendly...

A truly enjoyable evening..

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thanks so much for the great review! We love our guests and truly enjoy taking great care of you. Liz embodies that spirit! Can't wait to see you again.

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AM
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised that the food and service were excellent. Definitely a return for another meal.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for giving us a shot, and for the excellent review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again!

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BB
Naples
461 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A very enjoyable dinner at Sam-Bucco...the service, Liz was terrific..she was very warm and
friendly..the prix fixe menu is a great value..many good choices and the food was very
good..

We plan to return....

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you for visiting, and for the very positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience, and we agree - Liz is awesome! We look forward to your next visit!

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OT
Naples
67 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to Sam-Bucco Bistro several times and they never disappoint.
The food is very good. the menu is a bit short but more than enough for everyone's likes. After all, how many options do you need?
The owner is very attentive to your needs as are the servers.
lf you have not been there I suggest you try it. You will not be unhappy.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on August 21, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your business and you taking the time to let everyone know how much you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you again soon!

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c
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy eating at this restaurant. Love it.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on August 21, 2019

As always, thank you for your support! We love having you!

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GG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We selected any salad/soup and any entrée from the menu with a glass of wine. Food was excellent and a great value. Would highly recommend the burrata salad. Server was attentive and owner stopped by to check-in. Nice place!

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on August 21, 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed the Prix Fixe option. It's new and we're really excited about it. Thank you for your visit, and for taking the time to review our restaurant. Hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was terrible

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on August 21, 2019

I'm sorry your dining experience was not up to expectations. I would love to hear some more details of your meal so we can continue to try and improve. Obviously your statement is pretty vague. As you can see from the majority or our reviews are guests love us. We pride ourselves on being an excellent restaurant. If you give us some more details by calling the restaurant or emailing us I believe you would give us a second chance. Have a great day.

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s
Naples
46 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good. I ordered Veal Marsala, which turned out to be Veal in a brown sauce with mushrooms. The flavor was good but there was a little too much flour on the veal and there was no marsala. The meatball appetizer was good, but I would have preferred if the meatballs had a little less breadcrumbs and ricotta cheese.

The veal parm had a little too much breading and it would have been better if it was baked instead of fried.

The complimentary garlic bread was delicious.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on August 18, 2019

Thank you for visiting, and for the good review. We take pride in our food and will certainly take your comments into consideration. We hope you'll visit again, and if anything is not up to expectations, please let us know so we can address any concerns. Thanks again!

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r
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just had Sunday brunch at Sam Bucco. It was fabulous from the second we walked in the door. Great selection of entrees and breakfast food plus cook to order omelets. They also serve Tito’s Bloody Marys and mimosas for $5.00. The brunch is only $14.95. What a hidden treasure. Can’t wait to go back. There were seven of us in our party and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food. The presentation was beautiful and the cannolis at the end were to die for.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on August 18, 2019

Thank you for visiting us for brunch! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience, and thanks for sharing your thoughts on the quality and value of this fun Sunday tradition. Can't wait to see you again!

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LM
Naples
55 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real gem. I did not expect this Restaurant to be anything special, but I was wrong. The food was excellent and the service was also. Our meals came out hot and visually attractive. Best of all the taste was super.
We will be going back again.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you for your business, and for the fantastic review! We appreciate you visiting with us, and we look forward to seeing you again.

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GW
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

A disappointment
Entered to fan blowing mildew smelling air
Service very slow
Food not very hot when served
Food below average
Empty room but sat the only party that arrived next to us - 6 people
Our first and last visit here

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on August 1, 2019

My name is Adam, one of the new owners here at Sam Bucco Bistro. I am sorry you feel you had a bad experience at our wonder restaurant. I remember your group that came in that night, since it was slow. This was right after the new renovations that we did the last week. We had the patio spray foamed and new paint on the walls. Due to this, you might have had some lingering fumes. I am a little disappointed that you didn't mention anything that night. It's hard to fix a problem after the fact.

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JM
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to try Sam Bucco’s Sunday Brunch, which only started a few weeks ago. We went with another couple and all four of us were impressed. The selections were varied and very good and constantly being replenished. The “make your own omelet’ station was outstanding!!! My omelet was done exactly how I wanted it, which is scrambled and well done. There was also a nice selection of fresh fruit. Well worth the price and visit.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on July 26, 2019

Thank you for visiting, and for the great review! We are really excited about our brunch and look forward to bringing a great variety of quality offerings each week. Can't wait to see you again!

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c
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say enough about the food, the service, the experience at SBB. My favorite restaurant

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on July 19, 2019

Thank you for the fantastic review. We really appreciate you taking the time to do it. Hope to see you soon!

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DE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last Sunday we sent 20 residents here for our Terraces on the Town evening. Adam and his team were not only ready but exceptional when one of ours had a medical emergency at the table. His team responded quickly and EMS arrived on scene! Residents were treated well and taken care of during entire evening. They were quick to point out pleasantries of staff and great food. I appreciate the compassion and genuine concern they followed up with afterwards also. Do yourself a favor and go!

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on July 5, 2019

We are so glad to hear your resident is doing better. Thank you for the kind compliments, and we can't wait to welcome back your group!

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CK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The new owner was particularly attentive and gracious.

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on July 5, 2019

Thank you for your kind comments, and your business. We look forward to seeing you again!

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

Always enjoy eating at SBB!

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on June 20, 2019

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

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c
Naples
21 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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c
Naples
21 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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OT
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
Naples
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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c
Naples
21 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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c
Naples
21 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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c
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience as always. Kudos to G and Adam

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on May 6, 2019

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

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C
Naples
26 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.

NI
Naples
148 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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J
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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OT
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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c
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Sam-Bucco Bistro
Responded on April 28, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review and your continued support!

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TG
Naples
9 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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t
Naples
30 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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FL
New England
33 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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CA
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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