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Sabatino's Restaurant

4.7
438 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Welcome to Sabatinos a beautiful old school Italian restaurant with delcious food and great ambieance. You get bread including focaccia - a kind of pizza bread, then a salad and soup, then an entree - try the veal Parmesan, and a side of pasta. Many recommend the baked Alaska dessert. Sabatino"s is dimly lit with flowers on every table, this Italian-American restaurant has been the perfect date restaurant for about 25 years. Diners might have their steak or seafood entrees complemented by the serenade of strolling musicians in the main room or piano music in the bar area. Angelo Pagni, who owns the restaurant with his brother, Enzo, said Sabatino's is popular in the neighborhood for a lot of reasons, food and atmosphere and chief among them. Stop in today!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Dinner: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM, Wednesday, Saturday: 5:00 PM - 12:30 AM, Sunday: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM.
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Phone number
(773) 283-8331
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Please call to inquire.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kenneth Ave & Kostner Ave
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 438 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our friends Angela and Sonny couldn’t say enough about this place, so when our daughter just moved to Chicago and we were just there for a visit, we had to go! We sat out in the courtyard and the service was exceptional… Everything from people filling our water glasses to our server, Alex. Can’t say enough about the food and how spectacular it was. We then proceeded to go inside to the bar where there was a great piano player and we had a nightcap. And you know the recommendation from friends is great when they suddenly surprise you and show up at the last minute for a late night bite after work, and the staff didn’t miss a beat! Highly recommend and we will definitely be back!!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I loved it, the food was outstanding and the environment was amazing. I would recommend this restaurant for special occasions.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Birthday party

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

A true Italian treasure from another era with great food, attentive service in a quiet setting.
Hurray for white table clothes, a maitre d' who greeted us in a tux and a fabulous menu with traditional Italian favorites as well as some imaginative specials. Within moments a plate of hot pizza bread was at our table, a drink order taken and specials explained. My husband is still swooning over the veal saltimbocco which he orders everytime everywhere so he has become a seasoned critic. Minestrone soup was average but all else superb. Another table was celebrating a birthday and the musical trio wandered over to our table and played a request without being pushy or overbearing. Nice experience and we can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Amazing dining experience with great food, excellent service, and wonderful ambiance. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Excellent Italian food that comes with soup and salad. Pizza bread is served as an appetizer along with delicious, crusty warm bread. The service is exceptional and the strolling violinist adds ambiance.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Excellent gem in city! Great food, service. Michael our waiter was great!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great “old school” Italian restaurant. The perfect place for dinner if you’re on a date

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

EXCEPTIONAL!!!!!! Our waiter was outstanding. The food was delicious. The prices were amazing. I loved the old school atmosphere. All the staff was so welcoming! The old school desserts ... I can't say enough good things.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Sabatino's is a gem of Chicago. If you want to get that classic Italian dining experience straight from the 50s or 60s, Sabatino's is it. Such a wonderful place and a national treasure. Order anything on the menu, it will be great. But more importantly, the ambiance is classic Chicago. Not too fancy, not too fussy, but friendly and warm and everyone is welcome.

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2.0Dined on May 16, 2018

It took us almost 2 hours to get our food, after it taking almost 35 minutes just to order!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We got together at Sabatino's with out of town friends. The food was great; the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

OUTSTANDING FOOD & SERVICE! Great "OLD SCHOOL ITALIAN" restaurant, one of Chicago's best!!

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Sabatino's is a great neighborhood restaurant. Great service and wonderful old school Italian food. Such a fun restaurant.

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

As always very good. Only 1 suggestion would be good if they can figure out how to do separate checks.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Service and food are excellent. Our waitress was very nice and enjoyed the fact that we were celebrating our many years of playing bridge together.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in the city. Outstanding Italian food at reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Moms birthday

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

They just know what they're doing in all phases of their operation. Comfortable and delicious. You don't want to leave!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Not many Old School places like this any more. We love going here!!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Terrific service. Quality ingredients. Wide variety menu. Delicious. Recommend for romance.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Mentioned birthday when I made the reservation but no sparkling desert like others... musicians did sing happy birthday!

Hope got credit for my reservation here.

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Wedding anniversary for me and my wife. Food was solid but the service was fair. I pretty much only seen the waiter while delivering food. The best part of the night was the music (violinist and accordionist playing)

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Been going here since I was a kid with my father and family, the food and the interior is like walking into another time when restaurants were welcoming and family run! LOve this place and hope it sticks around for another 40 years!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I like flaming deserts and they have 3 cherries jubilee, banana foster and peach flambé .
All delicious all fun all gone

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was good. Could do without the music. I can appreciate employing aging musicians, but they were terrible.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This place was wonderful! Im surprised it took us this long to venture over there. Will be back soon!

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Enjoyed a weeknight dinner with friends. We're glad our friend suggested it because we were trying to find a place in between near north Chicago and the north suburbs. The place was decorated in dark Italian pieces with a baby grand piano next to the bar. There were also musicians such as an accordion and violinist who stopped by tables to play songs. We were pleased with the menu choices. Meals were priced fairly especially entrees included salad, soup AND potato or pasta. There was also food leftover for us to take home. We also liked the pizza bread starters which they offered free along with the Italian loaf bread. All in all, the restaurant served comfort Italian food that was plentiful and flavorful.

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1.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I had high expectations since this restaurant uses OpenTable and I have always had good experiences dining at restaurants using your service. However, it was not to be the case this time. The service was horrible although the waitress was nice enough. It took 20 minutes to get waited on! It took 40 MINUTES to get a bottle of wine!! The food came before the wine, one entree was lukewarm and another's sauce was too salty to even enjoy. To add to the menagerie of miseries, the waitress messed up one of the charges for the credit card. I'm not sure how this
restaurant has so many good reviews, but I will NEVER go back again. Perhaps some staff from OpenTable can visit and see how they fare.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent food and service. It have been quite some time since I had been there due to a job change and I really enjoyed it. Old Chicago style restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Love this place. ❤️

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Loved the food and the ambiance!!!
The service was a little slow, but otherwise very friendly waiters and a good experience. :)

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

THE EVENING WAS FABULOUS FOR MY HUSBAND AND HIS BEST FRIENDS BIRTHDAY DINNER. WE HAD OYSTER ROCKEFELLER, CALAMARI AND BRUSCHETTA FOR APPETIZERS. WE HAD SOUP AND SALAD WITH OUR DINNER. THE ZUPPA DE MARE WITH ALL THE SEAFOOD WITH AWESOME. AND ALSO THE RICHES SPECIAL YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG. THE BAKE ALASKA WAS SO REFRESHING FOR DESSERT. GREAT TIME!!!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

First time at Sabatino's, but it won't be the last. My husband and I had a fantastic meal. I also thought the price was excellent, considering the entrees include soup, salad, bread and pizza bread. You won't got away hungry!!! Worth the trip. Consider this restaurant, when you want some authentic Italian food. You won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

5 Star service with AMAZING authentic Italian food!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

There was a hair in our Oysters Rockefeller, but they promptly brought out a full additional order at no charge. I filled up on bread too much before my meal so I missed out on the bananas foster, but I saw another table enjoying theirs and I only wished my stomach had another compartment. The portions were very good and the place was quite busy, which added to the energy.

The piano man was outstanding, and we sang a few songs with the crowd. It trailed off a bit just before midnight, but everyone was friendly tastefully ill-mannered (alcohol will do that to you). I recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Has long been a restaurant of consistent quality both in food and service.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Classic good eats!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We have been to Sabatino's many times and are NEVER disappointed!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

i love old school places and good solid comfort food. You cannot do better than this place. i would eat here all the time if i could.

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