Sabatino's

4.2
2222 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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cindyt
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow and seemed annoyed he had to wait on us.

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Cjg012
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The service was fantastic, our wa8ter was very attentive and personable. Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice night out.

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vipPhillyFilly
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eight friends and I from out of state chose Sabatino's for a long awaited reunion dinner while we were all in Baltimore, and enjoyed a wonderful evening here. The service was warm and attentive throughout the evening. We started out with an assortment of appetizers - mussels, clams casino and calamari - with their terrific bread, and then enjoyed a wonderful dinner. We were in a smaller room making it very homey, and admired the ambiance and warm decor. Our appreciation to the waitstaff and to Reneto and special thanks to Lisa.

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nycDeke
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Old style Italian food—lots of red sauce. Lots. But the sauce is a very good one—not too thick with a fresh, tomato taste. Servings range from adequate to ample. Service is casual but courteous, attentive and efficient. This type of food is not my favorite, but it sure is good to have now and then. I would definitely go here again.

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vipLoriS
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

If you’re looking for really old school Italian (basic) it’s fine. Portions ok (some a bit small) shrimp & mussels were over cooked (2 separate dinners), decor definitely seen better days.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress, food was excellent. The restaurant was very busy but everything was great. Great to see the restaurant is doing well. One of our favorite places.

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CycleRob
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic Italian that continues to earn its well deserved reputation.

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RitaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We drove an hour to enjoy a bookmaker salad. It was wonderful as always. Portions are very generous, dinner was delicious and always tastes home made.
Special consideration was given for handicapped member of our party.
We love this place and hope to return soon.

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PaulaD
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought in 3 clients (author's) for a conference and were looking for a nice sit down restaurant for a relaxing dinner after working all day.
Our waitress "Peachy" did a fantastic job and we enjoyed hearing that she is also an author.
The food was amazing!! The wine...even better.
We highly recommend Sabatino's!

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BillG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waitress was not very attentive, perhaps she had too many patrons.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We recently moved from Maryland to Arizona. We couldn’t wait to come home and enjoy all our long time favorites. Sabatino’s did not disappoint! The food was amazing. I love the consistency of this restaurant. The sauce is delicious and the bookmaker salad is to die for! Honestly, I could drink that homemade dressing! Our waitress was Peach and She is as authentic as Little Italy. We enjoyed her as much as the meal.

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ShannonS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I haven't been to Sabs in over a decade and missed it. Now, I know I do not need to return for awhile. While the waitress made sure our dishes came out quickly, they were less than flavorful, my grilled chicken in my pasta tasted "off," there is no other word to describe it, and both dishes did not have much of a taste. The waitress was nowhere to be found, leaving us wanting drink refills and needing to pay, with the bill being taken care of incorrectly. All in all, while I love to support small businesses and Little Italy, I will think twice before coming back to Sabs again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Ask for Peachy...Excellent server!

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Theresa
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All time favorite in Little Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Lasagna had sour ricotta cheese in it. Staff didn’t seem to care. Slow service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food is bland, covered in cheese. Service was quick but not attentive. Too 40 music playing does not fit. Only went there because La Scala was booked. No comparison.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iv been going to Sabatino’s for 40 years. Love it. Total comfort food that is great with a well trained staff and very good prices.

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ERIC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sabatino's never disappoints, great atmosphere, awesome service and the food speaks for itself.

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vipout4fun
Baltimore
198 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sabatino’s is a classic Baltimore restaurant with classic Italian food. The house salad was our starter with Sabatino’s own special dressing, delicious. For entrees we had veal parmigiana and veal francaise. Both entrees were well-plated and satisfying. Service was gracious and attentive.

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none
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for Maryland restaurant week 2021.

Food was good.

The service was outstanding very quick very good.

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garyl
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Took a long time for our waiter to assist us. I believe it was a mix up initially but I determined he just was not attentive enough. When he did come around he was nice and respectful. But getting our order from the time we sat took extremely too long and other people who came in after us got handle by other wait staff first. Food was average. Nothing special or interesting about it. I didnt taste "passion" in the food but it wasnt horrible by any means. Could somethings been better? Ummm probably more options and add more uniqueness to the dishes. I had sausage and sweet peppers as one of my dishes. That is exactly what it was, standard Italian sausage and an open flamed bell pepper cut up. No unique spices oils or nothing. Very plain.

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David
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Great food!

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WilliamF
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Great food. So glad to be able to go back

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TalmadgeB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I received exceptional service. Everything was good. Really enjoyed the experience.

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AishaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
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 on September 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Good cocktail. Food really poor
Never again

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vipProseco
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
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

FAQs

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

Sabatino's is rated 4.2 stars by 2222 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.