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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

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Authentic (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Romantic (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Cozy (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Casual (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Notable Wine List (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was wonderful as always.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 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 18, 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 15, 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 14, 2017

Love the food and ambiance at Sabatinos.

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·Dined on November 11, 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 10, 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 7, 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 2, 2017

Amazing food and experience. Will do again ASAP.

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·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

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 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 14, 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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·Dined on September 29, 2017

This place has the greatest Italian food - old school - just like mom used to make!!! This latest visit was no different. Spinach gnocchi, veal Parmesan, shrimp and artichokes - all delicious. The service was excellent as well. I love this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We came to Sabatino's for a double family birthday party because we knew the food was outstanding and there would be something for everyone to eat...we have some picky eaters in the group. As usual we were not disappointed! We were even serenaded with a Birthday song and the birthday folks received a free ice cream.!As an added bonus there is free valet parking so no one gets lost driving around looking for a parking spot. A great time was had by all!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

FOOD WAS DELICIOUS, my waitress Joann was not pleasant at all!!!she spill the olive oil on top of my purse n just wipe off, without apologizing at all.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

The food was delicious. Even seeing what others ordered it all looked good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The epitome of old school, red sauce, Italian dining! We were visiting Chicago and saved this for our last night and it was the hi-light of our trip! Can't wait to come back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Authentic Italian food. The best!

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

He food was great but the service wasn't great. Took a long time for the waiter to help us. The dining room was very crowded together and noisy. Not a cozy Italian dinner like I expected.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always delicious food. We enjoyed the minestrone and lentil soups, the salads, the pasta, and the chicken.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

This awesome restaurant is one of our favorites in the city. Delicious food, professional service, and "old school" desserts. Great for a special occasion or an everyday dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

This is absolutely the best tasting Italian food in Chicago with a family atmosphere. The staff is friendly and the owners are involved .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Wonderful old school Italian restaurant with all the wonderful classic dishes and sauces. White tablecloths, but not the prices. Moderately priced for great food and atmosphere. Try the broiled pork chops with a side of pasta. Mama Mia! One of the best restaurants in the country.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great weather and we're able to dine outside. Wonderful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 8, 2017

I love Sabatino's; there's a reason it has been in business as long as it has: Great food with attentive service. It's a classic!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Romantic
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Fabulous experience Food and service first class. Would have no qualms recommending the restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Our waitress was excellent We never wanted for anything. Would definitely ask to be seated at her table again. Great job! The food was delicious and aplenty. Would certainly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Returned after a long absence - food is just as good as I remember. Portions are huge, and you get a soup and salad with most entrees. Our table ordered veal parm, lasagna, seafood pasta and ribs. Everyone loved their dish! Desserts were very good, especially the cannoli. Only drawback - really loud in there, we had some trouble hearing across the table.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We were fortunate enough to get a table and umbrella outside. It made for a very pleasant dining experience.

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