Sabatino's

4.1
2230 Reviews
$30 and under
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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AishaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate, family-oriented environment. The service was great, the value for our lunch specials was amazing, and our drinks were delicious. Thank you!

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vipjosephe
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Good cocktail. Food really poor
Never again

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vipProseco
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Pastas and Sauces. Traditional and Inspired Creative Recipes, expertly prepared. Terrific Salads and House Dressing. Great Service. Best Spaghetti or House Made Fettuccine anywhere. Very nice cocktails and wines - house wines by the carafe, or by the bottle from the list. Everything Reasonably Priced. Friendly and Efficient Staff. Cannoli and Coffee, and Cheesecake for a classic traditional finish, or Ice Cream for the kiddies big or small. Casually Elegant Ambiance!

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vipironman9695
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Sabatino's and we had a truly wonderful experience! We were there to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant was beautiful! We had a terrific server who could not possibly have been nicer! The food was incredible! There was so much that we had to take some home. Our server even surprised me with a piece of Birthday Cake! We can't wait to go back there!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was dated and taste was ok. Service was very good.

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Mags
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sabatino’s never disappoints! Our family favorite for special occasions!

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vipMariaA
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious! Be portions were huge. Staff was very nice and friendly, and welcoming.

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JimB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience at Sabatinos. The food is delicious and the portions are large. The service is great! They are very attentive and so nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was okay, kind of outdated. Good food!

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BW87
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sabatino's is our favorite restaurant in little italy. The food is always delicious and the service is exceptional. Thank you for a great dining experience with our family!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Only complaint is the hours being posted incorrectly online and on the restaurant. Got there at 8:30 and told it closes at 9, even though online says 10.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was shockingly mediocre. The caprese salad had hot house tomatoes and what appeared to be processed mozzarella. Bland and disappointing.

The lasagna was brick of too much ricotta slathered in an abundance of tasteless red sauce.

I won’t be returning.

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vipKelley
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

My husband and I visited Sabatino’s for a date night, and we could not have been more disappointed with the food. The wait staff was good but not exceptional. However the food was not good. We ordered a Caesar salad with anchovy and a Bookmaker salad. The Caesar was fair, but did not come with anchovy as requested. After asking again, it was brought when 1/2 finished with salad. The bookmaker salad was very large in size (and we ordered the small one) and plentiful with the meats and cheeses and olives. But the flavor was off and the entire salad was gritty like there was sand in it. For our main course, we had one lasagna and one fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp, both using the homemade pasta. The quality of the pasta is superb! Best part of the entire meal. The lasagna was a large portion, but only fair in flavor and not much meat. The Alfredo sauce was flavorless, and shrimp were over cooked, so much so that we could only eat a couple bites of it.

In summary, the wait staff was good, the portions were large, the home made pasta was exceptional, but the flavor and quality of all the other ingredients and sauces of the meal were less than acceptable. Will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was fantastic. Our waitress was nice but we felt very rushed by her. Like she was trying to get us out of the table. That was the only downfall of our visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Lasagna sucked

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Good food and atmosphere, waitress quit checking on us after she brought us our appetizer

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

For being in little Italy you would expect real Italian food. The lasagna was cold and felt like it was microwaved. The bread was cold, and it is only good if you like your food slathered in cheese and sauce. Foodies don’t go here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Not what it used to be. Rude, resentful staff. Wine arrived half way through entrees. Food was mediocre at best. Sorry. Been going for 40 years. After a two year break, I’m done.
Ps, none of special occasion requests in online reservation even acknowledged.
Two items came out plainly wrong, including steak Italiana coming as plan broiled strip.
So disappointing.

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VickiS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only concern felt like management wanted us to hurry to order and get out

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coach
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always awesome. Best Italian place in town.

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MikeD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Sabatino's for many years and it never disappoints! The staff is very welcoming, the food is delicious and priced appropriately. This was a special evening, our 50th Wedding Anniversary and we spent it at our special place!

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VictoriaO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

I was visiting baltimore for the weekend with my boyfriend and last minute made a reservation here. The waiter was very nice however the restaurant is very old and set up kind of strange. They did a good job with social distance and the food was just okay. Your meal comes with either salad OR pasta. It was a very different Italian dining experience.

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WilliamS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual. Look forward to dining there again in the future

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DavidL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants you will ever experience. A Baltimore tradition.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garlic bread is the best thing on the menu !! So good.
Staff was also very helpful and friendly with their recommendations. Will definitely be back.

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Jakemac
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

food was not very good. the white wine sauce was thickened with cornstarch

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vipEllenG
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the sweetest young man as our server. He was so efficient and had a wonderful personality. We enjoyed ourselves and the food there very much. We will definitely be back when we are back in Baltimore 😁

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vipxoxoxox
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic everything!!! One entree was better than the other!!!! Cannot wait to go back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic! It has a very family feel and the staff is lovely. The food was absolutely delicious. I will definitely be going again.

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JimC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious and the atmosphere is awesome. Its such a warm family and the neighborhood is so nice. Plenty of food options to choses from and desserts also. We always enjoy Sabatinos!

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ToddC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Very outdated establishment. Food was not the best quality.
Wait staff was good. Definitely not worth the prices they charge.

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curtish
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Quaint location rich in Little Italy history.

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Mills
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sabatino's is a delight. The service was outstanding, the room was warm and cozy and the food delicious. Their signature salad was full of healthy items and topped off by the amazing Sabatino's salad dressing. The entrees were all served steaming hot and very sizable portions. The wine was delicious and reasonably priced and Sabatino's Italian bread and garlic bread are not to be missed. All in all, a delightful evening.We were all too full from dinner to try the desserts unfortunately.

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PATRICKH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food! My daughter and I both had seafood dishes. I had the Frutti Di Mare and she had the Mussels Posillipo. I give five stars to both. We also shared the Bookmaker's salad for an appetizer. The homemade dressing really makes an already great salad. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for great Italian in Baltimore. We'll definitely be back!

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EricA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Friendly, fast and accommodating service staff.

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vipKimL
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The gnocchi and bread were awesome. Staff were very attentive.

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Christa
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been dining here my entire life. Delicious food, great service & recommendations by Anthony.

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TracyB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food! The homemade pasta was exceptional.

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vipDRad66
Baltimore
366 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sabs in one of our all time favorites. My only issue is with the miniature water glasses. Need 1) bigger glasses (we requested never came), 2) bottles of water on the table so you can refill yourselves, or 3) someone designated going around refilling water. Love the food but dislike having to constantly ask for refills...probably about 6 times needed a refill during our meal, and server too busy.

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vipLerbvan
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst meal in Baltimore

Over the last year my husband and I have been trying to support our local businesses and it saddens me to say that I am not only sorry we supported Sabatino's but also angry with Sabatino's for calling themselves "Italian" at all.

Upon arrival they have a small sign on a table asking patrons to fill out a form for contact tracing. Absolutely no one to greet us, meet us, or ask us in person. Contact tracing is absolutely fine, however, anyone who has been to the real Italy will tell you they are always welcome as if it were their own home. We stood around in a hallway waiting for someone to even notice us. We were finally noticed and we sat at a small table by a window in a socially distant room facing the street.

Our waiter was kind, however, clearly overwhelmed and not trained at all. We ordered appetizers along with our prosecco splits and the appetizers never arrived. The next thing we see is our dinners arriving at the table.

Dinner entrees arrived immediately and were horrible to say the least. I ordered the tortellini in tortellini sauce. There is not an eatery in the entire country of Italy that would believe what I was served was fresh tortellini. I received a mashed up, over cooked, unflavored bowl of pasta. Absolutely awful. I took two bites to be polite and that was it. My husband ordered a veal dish which was "ok" but quite tasteless. Bread was brought to the table but no where in Italy would they call what we received fresh bread.

We kept looking around the room and felt an absolute sense of not caring and having no pride. I have no idea who owns Sabatino's but it is evident to me that that person/s have never ever been to Italy. The curtains on all of the windows are absolutely filthy, so many of the light bulbs in the sconces are burned out, and 1/2 of the sconces are bent out of shape and facing the wrong way. The carpet in the dining rooms is disgusting. Restaurants should never ever have carpeting in the dining room.

FAQs

Sabatino's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 727-2667.

Sabatino's is rated 4.1 stars by 2230 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.