Sammy's Enoteca

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$30 and under
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Italian
Rustic Italian Enoteca " Food and Wine/Full Bar, Open kitchen, spacious bar, Authentic Regional Italian cuisine Daily Homemade Pastas and Happy Hours highlighting different Wineries and Regions throughout the country. Small Plates and Traditional Family Style Dining"

We specialize in private group events from business meetings, rehearsal dinners, birthday celebrations, bridal and baby showers, or any semi -formal or informal gathering. We build and design your menu from scratch to meet your desired budget and consist of all your favorite food and drink options.
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.2
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3.7
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4.0
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a reservation for 9 on Opentable. When we got to the restaurant we were told they had a private party so they could not honor the reservation. I tried to call them multiple times to confirm but they never answered the phone. The owner was not apologetic and and did not even try to offer any solutions. Very disappointing. I would think twice before you book with them.

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BeVe
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Horrible service - not enough staff - the place on had 2 waiters running around servicing the whole place - I will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A true gem!!! Food is delicious and we had a wonderful Valentines Day dinner! My husband is obsessed with their duck ravioli and it did not disappoint! I enjoyed the Bolognese and couldn’t eat it all so took half to go. The crab arancini was also scrumptious! Thanks Sam for a spectacular evening!

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EmilyW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

AMAZING FOOD but crappy service. One server on valentines night. Would definitely go back for the food though!

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vipMollyW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a really great dinner. Great service and great food. I had the arancini and rigatoni with vodka sauce. My fiancé’s had the duck ravioli. Everyone loved their food!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was a great meal! The restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived at 7:30, with just a few tables of 2-4 and one larger group. Even with only one server the service was great! Food came out relatively slowly, but we didn’t mind because it was delicious and we had great wine to drink!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The restaurant was not full - thank goodness because it took over an hour for appetizers to be served. The main course followed almost another hour. Food was fresh and tasty but much too long of a wait.

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vipJillnancy
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were the only people in the restaurant which was odd for a Saturday night. So there was no energy or life in the place.

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VisitorfromCT
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! It’s a hidden gem!
I was concerned in finding the right restaurant because I had a large group (25 people) on a Saturday night composed of 6 different families with college boys! Sammy’s welcomed us and was a home run!! I can’t say enough, the owner arranged for a fabulous family style meal. The food was delicious and the service excellent. The crab ball appetizer was amazing. The pasta’s were flavorful. The chicken dishes were very tender. And the tiramisu was to die for. I highly recommend this place and we will definitely be back.

CT
CorneliaT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - one of our favorite places!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time for me in that place and everything was simply perfect. The service great

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vipKentA
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I've had dinner about 7 times at Sammy's, and always had a great experience. The last one, though, wasn't so good. A few menu items ordered weren't delivered, I had to ask about them. We were there about 90 minutes, one person in our party who ordered a pizza waited 85 minutes to get it! About 65 minutes in, we were told there was a problem with the pizza. Then, this was bizarre, about 75 minutes in we were told that some pizzas take a long time to make. A pizza - over an hour to cook in a restaurant??? One person ordered dinner and asked for no cheese. It was delivered with cheese and had to be remade. However, the food we did get was delicious. It was extremely noisy that night, too. Service was sketchy. The food delivery really destroyed their normally great rating. I'll go back again just because I think they had an off night - at least, I hope that's all it was.

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LauraM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed on our arrival! Completely ruined my mother’s birthday plans

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RickT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. They've tweaked the menu to be a bit lighter for the summer. Great service too. And we got to meet the chef. We'll return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our second time there and there food was just as good as the first time. The Chicken Parmesan is amazing. I had the scallops our first time and the pasta and meatballs tonight. Hard to say which one I liked more. If you haven’t tried Sammy’s you are missing a great meal and a great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little Italian place with amazing craft beers. Chef himself spent time at our table. Perfect meal. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We discovered when we arrived that the restaurant was closed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service for my party of six. They had one cook and one unfriendly waitress/bartender. They filled an online order of at least twenty to go containers before serving the only other patrons seated at a large table of ten that arrived before us. After being at the restaurant for 90 minutes and only getting our appetizers and one glass of wine we decided to leave since our entrees were not even started. I tried to ask for bread and was denied. The other table had to get their own waters from the bar and wished us “good luck” as they left. We went across the street and got take out food at the new broadway market and were much happier sitting outside on picnic benches. The waitress/bartender left to go smoke outside, blamed the cook and the online order for the delay and then chose to hide and ignore us. The only good thing was that they did was to not charge us when we walked out.

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BrandonG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had seated reservations but ended up sitting at the bar because we enjoyed the company of Jess and Kevin so much. They're very personable and remained highly attentive throughout our entire evening. The food was incredible, although the change in the menu was a little disappointing due to the removal of the calamari appetizer, which was a favorite of ours. That said, the menu still offered a wide variety of options. The entrees came hot and delicious and we couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

New to Baltimore, found Sammy's on Open Table as it was comparable to an Italian restaurant at home in Chicago suburb. They had a comprehensive wine list and fabulous pasta choices reasonably priced. Stop by and talk to Chris, he did a great job

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Diffdave
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The quiet atmosphere at Sammy's Enoteca was, during my visit, mostly due to the fact that there were only two other parties present. The abandoned-building ambiance was almost overpowering, and was not overly livened by the single bartender/server in evidence. The solitary visible kitchen employee, however, more than made up for the lack of life in the dining room. After an unimpressive initial bread offering (Kraft parmesan, really?), my bruschetta appetizer was prepared to perfection, with fresh tomatoes acting as the light counterpoint for a blend of savory and smoky flavors that fully satisfied. The main course, rigatoni in a vodka cream sauce, was simply but elegantly prepared; rich and well seasoned, and in a more than generous portion size. Pricing is more than reasonable, especially considering the high quality of the meal. So, if you're looking for tasty Fells Point Italian on a budget, or you're a devoted introvert that is searching for a night out without all those pesky people present, Sammy's may be for you.

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vipMaggieC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining at Sammy’s as a large business group. Just like last time, the food was delicious, the menu was creative, the service was great, and the value was exceptional for the quality of the meal. We will certainly be back the next time we visit Baltimore.

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HayleyJ
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and wine was very good. Great staff, who friendly and knowledgeable. Room gets kinda loud as it gets busy but still manageable

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meals, generous portions, Cool vibe / atmosphere. Kevin, the bartender, is awesome and a big part of the reason why we keep coming back! Really appreciated his friendly / chill disposition. Will definitely hit this place up again whenever we come to Baltimore for business travel.

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ProfessionalFoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Not nearly enough staffing - one server/bartender on a Saturday night! Service was very, very slow. Amatriciana was salty. Pizza was burnt and not good. Disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!

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AndreaC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I recommend this as a wine bar...the wine was great and the atmosphere was nice but the pasta was cold and underwhelming. We were a large group--not everyone's food came out at once and the server seemed flustered with our group size.

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Alarcher
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good time. Enjoyed the overall experience. Food options were great† and priced well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Good food and overall value.

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Marcus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Kitchen close to early reservation was at 9 kitchen close at 9. How that work?

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JimP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is quite good. It is too bad they cannot grow an audience.
I hope it can survive.

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vipShealer
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was excellent. Food good, not great. Surprisingly empty for a Saturday night. The family style dining is probably the best option, but we weren’t that large a group.

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Bongi
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

One of the worst experiences I have had at restaurant. It was almost completely empty and yet the waitress rushed us at every opportunity. She asked us what we wanted to order 4 times in less than five minutes. The food was mediocre and the service was terrible.

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RickT
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, a varied menu and delicious food. The atmosphere is perfect for two, or twenty. We love Sammy's.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were excited about going here as we haven’t been out in a while and the reviews on help were very promising. When we arrived we were seated immediately but it was very loud and we could barely hear each other. We were able to order drinks and they came quickly but when we ordered a Charcuterie plate and Arancini, it took almost a half hour to get our appetizers and it wasn’t that busy. Once we got our appetizers we ordered our meals, which we couldn’t order what we originally wanted as they had apparently run out of meatballs, it took about another 30-45 minutes to get our meal. As we were waiting we noticed that the chef in the open kitchen was picking food out of the pots and pans with his fingers and eating it and then picking his teeth. This really bothered us and we decided to cancel our order and end our night here. It is disappointing and alarming that such a thing would happen in an open kitchen, let alone any kitchen. It was also alarming that when ordering chicken or veal parm, all you received was chicken or veal with sauce and some cheese, no pasta or added side unless you paid 4+ dollars on top of the 17+ dollar piece of chicken. Unfortunately, we won’t be back.

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Terri
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time back since they opened and it was delicious! We love Sammy’s in Mt Vernon and would frequent often when we lived within walking distance because of the wonderfully authentic Italian food. I’m pleased to say this location was just as good!

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staceyp
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious for sure. There were only two waitresses for the whole restaurant, definitely not enough. Also it was a little pricy for a casual dining spot.

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DanielK
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your exterior has no presence. It is hard to find your restaurant, dull grey, confusing doors. You need a brighter paint color on the front, a bigger sign & some white lights? How about tables outside & plants?

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vipJohnH
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I hope this was an off night for this restaurant.
We had a party of 8, and EVERYONE thought their food was over salted. Really salty. Several dishes were also heavy on the garlic. Garlic bread was burnt
Only highlights were the salads.
Considering how long it took to get our entrees, we did not want to wait for them to be remade.
Service was ok, but would not recommend this restaurant

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vipSaraD
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The squid ink scallop pasta and tuna carpaccio are to DIE for!!

FAQs

Sammy's Enoteca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 552-1002.

Sammy's Enoteca is rated 4 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

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