Sabatino's

4.2
2007 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Located in the heart of Baltimore"s famous Little Italy, Sabatino's has been serving Baltimore locals and tourists delicious Central and Southern Italian fare for over 50 years! Whether you're out for an intimate dinner for two, a family gathering, or hosting a larger group in a Private Dining Room, Sabatino's gives you the ambiance you're after. Sabatino's has been consistently voted the People's Choice for Best Italian Restaurant and recently received the Editor's Choice for Best Italian Restaurant by the Baltimore City Paper. "Consistency and integrity are what drove us to give Sabatino's the Best Italian nod... This is Italian without apology: Tongue-tingling Penne and Vodka Sauce; Veal Florentino avalanched in dreamy cheeses; piquant scalloppines, and crisp-baked parmigianas - This is the real deal, served in an environment (a row house int he heart of Little Italy) that's as honest as the food. Join us for lunch, dinner, or late-night dining! Buon Appetito!!!
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Main course (shrimp, tilapia, pasta) was excellent. Minestrone was more akin to American vegetable soup. Service was quick and friendly (a bit absent-minded).

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BT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a good time at Sabatino's! They treat us like family - even on a busy Saturday evening. Hubs had the ravioli + meatballs - his personal fav. I had manicotti which was heavenly. We're all about the sauce & they never disappoint. The waitstaff is also wonderful. We were last there on Dec 31st for a pre-NYE lunch and the waiter remembered us - very nice.
Long live Vince & our favorite Italian restaurant!

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

The food was mediocre at best. Meatballs were bland, vodka sauce had an odd taste (cinnamon? Nutmeg?) and manicotti was uncooked. The restaurant is billed as Old School but really it is just tired.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Richard was knowledgeable and friendly! Excellent!!!

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ML
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly attentive staff with food that is reasonably priced.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Returning for too many times to count. We had a wonderful lunch after our graduation event. 3 of us had the broiled gnocchi which has become one of my favorites and only.place I will order gnocchi. Bookmaker salad always a hit. Waitress was so nice and funny too.

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R
Naples
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Service outstanding! A must when in Little Italy.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal Great experience. Highly recommended. We’ll be back.

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BL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Restaurant was recommended by a friend who used to live in the area 7-8 years ago. Said there was no better Italian in Little Italy.

Decore is dated and needs work. There was a light fixture next to our table being held together with Scotch tape.

Food was sub par. Ordered the calamari for an appetizer with our drink order. Waiter brought it out with our drinks not 5 min later. Tells me that they had it precooked and sitting around in the kitchen to fill orders.
Ordered the veal picatta for the main course. Sauce was beyond bland. No seasoning at all. Veal was in multiple pieces. All were tough and gristley. I had to use my knife to cut most of it.

Opted not to push our luck with desert.

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OT
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been coming to Sabatino's for over 35 years when we are in Baltimore. We have tried other restaurants in Little Italy, and they go up and down in terms of cuisine and service, but Sabatino's is always reliable.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Renato runs a first class traditional Italian family restaurant. Food is excellent (baked gnocchi is to die for) and service is as well. Been coming here for twenty years and never disappointed.

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JC
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With family from out of town!

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OT
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Relatively inexpensive, neighborhood feel restaurant in Little Italy. Food and service is consistently good. Would recommend to anyone looking for excellent Italian food at reasonable prices.

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AA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Classic food with a home cooked feel. Great cocktails. Warm staff.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A special Mother's Day treat. The Bookmakers salad was great. My husband said the chicken parm was delicious. The waiter was very attentive and efficient. Too pricey to be a regular.

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BF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service and ambience were great. The food was good but not great. Eggplant parmesan available only with veal, which was battered and fried and not especially tasty.

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ML
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Usually I write Sab’s an excellent review. This time the food was “off”... There were 5 of us in our party. We were seated right away and great normal atmosphere. 2 ordered Baked Gnocchi (Cheese overcooked on top). 2 ordered Calamari Marinara over spaghetti(Calamari over cooked and not cooked in the marinara) , and 1Shrimp Renata(Shrimp over cooked and warm not hot). All of us had salad w/house dressing(which was as delicious as usual)
We did not complain or send back as we figured it was a bad day and our food is usually excellent.
Our Waitress was excellent! Very pleasant and attentive! Tartofu and tiramisu was excellent for dessert. We will go back and hopefully it will be a better day for chef

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b
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was awful for the price. My fiancé ordered a meal that included lobster and he said it tasted as though it was frozen and just thawed out. It was really disappointing since it was supposed to be a nice Mother's Day dinner.

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GE
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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S
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yummy food, great service, reasonable prices!

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S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day was spectacular. I love Sabs!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

All the food we ordered tasted bland. Tomato sauce had no flavor and was watery. Felt like we were eating school cafeteria food.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of little Italy!! Fairly priced and great portions! Can’t wait to go back!

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JK
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I love this restaurant. The food is always great, the staff very pleasant, and the cost very reasonable.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Great authentic Italian meal

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

Excellent dinner experience. They are always able to handle my family's allergies. Food is always fresh and wonderful!!

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D
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Peachy, was so nice--very attentive and friendly, brought us everything quickly (we told her we needed to be done in about an hour and a quarter) but not rushed...terrific!

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RW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been in many years and it's just as I remembered. Great food at a classic Baltimore Little Italy eatery!

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B
Baltimore
97 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Traditional Italian spot
Service good, very attentive and helpful
Pricing typical for the area
Food very good
My shrimp diavalo ok
Her tortilini excellent
Portion sizes moderate
House salad dressing is upcharge and worth it

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we walked in the door, we knew we had made the right choice.

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

It was GREAT as always - love the food. Enjoyed the cleanliness of the restaurant and promptness of the staff and getting seated quickly. Highly recommend.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent from arrival to departure. The food was good, nothing spectacular except the garlic bread (it was delicious!) My husband said his meal was lacking some flavor, but not flavorless.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and awesome food.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I felt that the food was not worth the price as I have eaten better Italian food for far less elsewhere. It was not a fancy ambiance that would require upping the prices either. The waiter was great and attentive, and I did enjoy the calamari. I strongly disliked the house dressing, but my partner loved it, so I think it may just be a hit or miss sort of thing.

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CO
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!! TIna did an excellent job serving us. Would highly recommend.

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CD
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was pretty good. Nice ambience, our waiter was new, needed a little education of menu.

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is awesome. Baked Rigatoni is delicious

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MM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and wonderful staff. Looking forward to our next visit.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good varied menu, large portions, delicious bread! Staff was super attentive without being intrusive. We had a wheelchair and they were so accommodating making sure she was safe and taken care of. Cute restaurant definitely in keeping with Little Italy theme! Would definitely recommend!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love coming to Sabatino’s! Been dining there for years

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