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About Sabatino's Restaurant

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!

4441 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60641
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak

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.

Cross Street:
Kenneth Ave & Kostner Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 283-8331

Website:
http://www.sabatinosrestaurantchicago.com/

Catering:
Please call to inquire.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sabatino's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Authentic (13)
Cozy (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Casual (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (4)
People Watching (4)
Fun (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Seasonal (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Classic good eats!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Casual
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food5
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service3
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

As always the meal the service theoutstanding attention to detail was outstanding!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Wonderful service and Excellent Food. We haven't been there in so long because we moved out of the area but went for a special birthday dinner and forgot how much we love this place.
They give you more than enough food and the quality is superb.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We were celebrating my wife's and her friends birthdays, they are a day apart. Was welcomed at the bar as we walked in, my wife and i enjoyed a drink and a lively conversation at the bar as we waited for the other couple to arrive. We were seated as soon as they arrived, within a few minutes the servers arrived with an order of pizza bread and complimentary bruschetta, all was good in the world! The meals were amazing, I had the Rick's special. We were not rushed at all, spent 2 hours eating and drinking. Then off to the piano bar where we spent hours singing with other "groupies" enjoying great cocktails and fellowship. All in all, the perfect night out!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We have dined here many times and are always completely satisfied with our experience. It's a place where we know we can take family/friends and be assured they will be happy.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Old world Italian at its best! Love the food and the creepy guys who sing and play the hilariously out-of-tune violins.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This is one of the best restaurants in the City of Chicago, and has been for many years.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The only complaint was waiting 45 min after having a reservation. Overall everything else was great and food excellent.

Tags: Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Old fashioned but charming and fabulous, great food; strolling violin player.

Love it.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Wonderful service and great food! The food is absolutely delicious and the portions are generous! All entrees come with soup and salad. The Stracciatella soup is to die for. They also serve bread and pizza bread complimentary before your meal. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. You will definitely leave here with a full stomach and food for tomorrow night! You can also get tableside cherries jubilee or banana fosters. So fun to see the fire by your table, and it's only $12! Can't be beat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Always wonderful and consistently good. I love the pork chops and the pasta.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Enzo make a spectacular dessert, never a miss. This the reason that we come here.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Absolutely wonderful service, very attentive and helpful. Food was delicious as always. We were celebrating our anniversary and had the delight of dining in their private booth so it was the perfect level of private but still enjoyable and a good noise level. One of our favorites ❤️

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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Had dinner with friends we had not seen in a while, it was recommended by my daughter. Menu has a lot of choices, if you cannot find something you like you are way to particular. This is a great Italian restaurant, it has a very comfortable feeling and the service is very good. Be prepared for a large meal and the wine list is very good. For beer drinkers there is nothing on tap, only bottles.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great appetizers, wonderful soup, salad and crusty loaf of bread. However, the main dish was flavorless, very bland. Even the butter for my wife's lobster was weak and tasteless.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food in generous portions and wonderful service. A Chicago classic. Don't ever change.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Server was excellent. Very attentive. We had a very good timr

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and service! Wish the piano player was there!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2017

It was wonderful as always.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My friends and I had a wonderful meal. We also enjoyed the Cherries Jubilee.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Amazing all around experience. This is the best Italian food outside Little Italy.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

First time here. I know I'm the only one in Chicago who has never been. I loved this place . We were a party of 4. We all could not stop raving about our food. Definitely a favorite!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I had the special veal with lemon, capers and pimento. It was very tender . The sauce was excellent. My friend had the risotto special. It didn't seem too "special" because it just had tomato sauce. He had them add mushrooms. I still thought it was rather boring. Go with the risotto that is on the menu.
Pizza bread and real anchovie olives in the martini are both a special touch.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Love the food and ambiance at Sabatinos.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Such a lovely throwback restaurant! Service was attentive and the food was phenomenal. Everything arrived hot and was well flavored. Our orders took a while to arrive but it was understandable. The restaurant was extremely busy and the food was fresh, not reheated. My only complaint is that it took forever for us to receive our bar order. We were going to cancel our drink orders but they finally arrived.
Sabatino’s is perfect for a special occasion and for dining with a group. We will return

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Good quality food, soup and salad included, fresh fish, great breads. Authentic, old world neighborhood spot and good value.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We are never disappointed with the food. It is always excellent with large portions, so it is also a decent value. The waitstaff is knowledgeable and pleasant and there is an old world charm to the place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a great time! The food, service, and experience were excellent. It all helped to create a fantastic memory. Thank you! This is why Sabatino's continues to be a special place for our family.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Amazing food and experience. Will do again ASAP.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was mediocre at best. Very old world, and the menu looks like it has not been updated since the 90s. Everything is drowning in butter, and not creative.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Overall good experience but could have been better if the wait staff rushed us through our meal. We were one of the first people to arrive and no one in the back dining room yet the service was poor. It was a special occasion made not so special unfortunately. Will be a while before I go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Very good Italian American. Service was excellent. Food and ambiance. Violin and Accordian.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Complimentary valet parking. A bit loud inside. Feels like 1972.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

excellent value get soup. salad, pizza bread, and entree w pasta. strolling violinist, nice atmosphere, old school Italian.. great overall! highly recommend

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

I love this place but miss the Chicken Livers !!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Our waitress was very rough around the edges. She was training a gentleman that was much nicer than she was.
My friend and I both had leftovers. I was looking very forward to having my leftovers for lunch the next day; however, they gave us the wrong leftovers. He got mine and I got his. They both went in the garbage, as neither of us wanted what the other had. Very disappointing!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Old school Italian restaurant. Very dark and intimate setting. Good was top notch. No complaints. Can wait to go back!

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