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Sabatino's Restaurant

4.6
419 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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 419 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 19, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

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

Love it.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

It was wonderful as always.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

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

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