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Sabatino's, Baltimore, MD
Sabatino's, Baltimore, MD
Sabatino's, Baltimore, MD
Sabatino's, Baltimore, MD
Sabatino's, Baltimore, MD

Sabatino's

4.2
4.2
2410 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, European, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch/ Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 727-2667
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Renato Rotondo Sr..
  • Catering
    Sabatino's offers a wide range of catering entree options. We deliver Party Trays hot and ready to serve daily from 10:30 AM until 8:00 PM to businesses in the Baltimore. Check out the Party Tray/Catering menu on our website at www.sabatinos.com or contact a manager at 410-727-2667!
  • Private party facilities
    Sabatino's has been hosting corporate and special occasion groups in Baltimore for over 50 years! We have Private Rooms that can comfortably seat 18-120 guests. Visit the Private Party Menus page on our website at www.sabatinos.com for pricing, menus, enhancements, photos of private rooms and sample printed menus. Call Lisa at 410-727-2667
  • Private party contact
    Lisa Morekas: (410) 727-2667
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy
  • Cross street
    High St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,410 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Neighborhood gem

  • Baltimore

    Neighborhood gem

2,410 Reviews
  1. JamieS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Not the Sabatino's I remember. While the service was excellent, the food was just ok. The fried mozzarella was clearly frozen mozzarella sticks like you get at a bowling alley. The baked rigatoni was ok but the portion size was smaller than I remember and the price was higher. My wife's penne vodka was meh. Dessert was very good though. And to reiterate, the service was outstanding. Overall, very average experience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was good. Nothing wow or running back for. Service good. Quick to eat. Bread cold. Bummer. Chicken parm was ok but dry. Sauce sweet side.

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  3. Proseco

    Washington DC

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prices everywhere keep going up, so no more lunch specials - at least this time. Half portions were available however, at half price plus $3. Quite a good deal if you don't want leftovers to take home. We went ahead and ordered full portions from the regular menu and as usual had plenty to bring home, which we would want to do even if it meant we had to order more. The food at Sabatino's remains outstanding and a great value. Service and ambiance as well. Uniformed servers. White tablecloths. Excellent tableware. Really good food. Really nice people. Really great place. If you're not the designated driver very well selected wines at very reasonable prices... and the best martini this side of San Francisco. Fancy? Yes, but casual dress is okay too, although if you feel like dressing up that's even better. But nobody's turned away or made to feel out of place or under dressed. Scenic views? Yes if you include the neighborhood outside and the lovely dining rooms inside. Baltimore's Little Italy is dwindling but Sabatino's is its heart, inside and out. Noise level? Pretty quiet except for us. 1-2pm on a Thursday afternoon there weren't that many other tables so we didn't feel obliged to keep it down and we're getting old and our ears aren't what they used to be. The more tables being served though, the quieter each table seems to get, although the loudness of the overall murmer seems to increase. When the place is packed it does get moderately loud, often with bursts of laughter and cheerful discussions of the restaurant, the food, or other topics. Everything but politics? Interesting. Everyone more interested in enjoying an outstanding lunch or dinner, I suppose.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pan fried shrimp parmigiana, bookmaker’s salad, perfect, great service. Sabatino’s remains a Baltimore institution.

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  5. Zelda

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    While the food was good and plentiful, it lacked the refinement that I was expecting. I would say that every course we had was more rustic Italian fare. Our entrees (veal and eggplant, shrimp cacciatore) were glopped with heaps of sauce. There was no attractiveness to the plating (a slab of cheese was way off center and sliding down). The veal was a bit tough and the eggplant rather chewy instead of tender. But the servers were very attentive and friendly.

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  6. stevew

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is always good at Sabatinos. We always enjoy it

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  7. JennyA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food quality was surprisingly poor - lasagna was a brick of cheese with no layering, salad and bread were generic, sauces were unimpressive. Soup was gray. Food tasted like it had been around since the 1950s.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time here and it was great! I’ve only heard great things about Sabatino’s and I will return

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  9. sadieandrebecca

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    I went to sabatinos because of its long and celebrated history in the city which I had read about on multiple platforms. My very nice server brought my linguine with clam sauce about four minutes after I ordered and it was completely inedible. Canned clams heated up to rubber and zero flavor in the rest of the dish. I took a few bites, asked for my bill and walked out. Then found another restaurant for dinner.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok. Service was good and staff were nice

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  11. NicoleK

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been going to Sabatino's for every special occasion and other times for over 30 years! The food is always amazing!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was mediocre at best, salad dressing was definitely from a bottle. Fra Diablo shrimp had zero spice.

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  13. Queen2

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my mother’s 90th birthday!

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  14. RichardM

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic time down at Sab’s…We had a beautiful table in the back, our server was terrific. 8 people at one time is always tough to handle but he handled it like it was a walk in the park…The food is always great, we had a variety of the great offerings from garlic bread, clams, Bookmaker, shrimp Renalto, Veal, fra Diavlo, meatballs, Alla vodka….then dessert…always a pleasure

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  15. Villefan

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It had been too many years since we visited Sabatino’s. It was as good as We remembered. It won’t be years before we are there again.

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  16. Nicolw

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service handling a family of 10 with 3 “single digit” children. Just amazing! Was so excited with leftovers the next day.

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  17. Angel

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was ok but the service made up for it!! If I’m ever in that area again I’ll give it a try!

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  18. AndrewH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, service and food. It is like going to your Grandmother’s house for Sunday dinner.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a great meal at Sabatino’s. The salad and desserts, in particular, were excellent. Our server, Kristen, was outstanding. My one criticism is that the dining rooms could use a makeover.

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  20. YuliaS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I am not sure how this business exists… horrible food, dated and ugly looking restaurant.. bare minimum service..

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  21. MichaelA

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was terrific. Server was friendly and efficient. Food was spectacular.

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  22. PaulM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time .My wife was able to order off the menu that made her nite.They have Benito sauce that you can ask for and it was delicious.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken was fantastic! Our steak was not cooked appropriately, if at all.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Was a wonderful meal. Service was excellent and food was amazing! Made me feel like I was in my Italian Grandmother’s house! Felt warm and cozy.

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  25. Castillo

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First visit for Xmas birthday dinner. Quiet atmosphere and diligent staff, with great knowledge of menu and perspectives on every dish & pairings. Portions were good and brought to table quite fast. Food was well prepared and everyone enjoyed their selection.

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  26. MikeT

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Christmas Eve lunch - waitress was attentive and provided orders timely and accurately. Food was very good (gnocchis were "puffed" so much lighter than normal gnocchis). Sauce was ok - more of a marinara sauce that most will really enjoy. Should have fresh cheese grated overtop, rather than the shaker.

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  27. Susanv

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    We have visited Sabatinos in the past for special occasions and really like the restaurant. However just to critique... we were there right before Christmas and instead of playing Christmas music or Italian/old style music they were playing current day pop music which really ruined the ambiance. Also, the water glasses are very diner-like and small. We kept getting interrupted by the water waitress to refill. Just a bit annoying.

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  28. Doug

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding experience with quality food and excellent service. Always a very enjoyable time. We will definitely be back!!

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  29. MariaF

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Great food! Thank you! Our waitress went above and beyond when we told her it was our daughter's birthday. Thank you Kitty!

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  30. MarkK

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good meal as always. Nothing fancy, just good food and service. Been going there for years and very consistent. The family loves the pasta and the salad

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  31. Nanette

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible meal as always! This place is consistently good and service was great. We will be back.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I love Sabatino’s, but was a bit disappointed. We were greeted warmly when seated. Server had a larger party and was slow to arrive. He was very personable but seemed to be behind. Two of the four dishes arrived lukewarm. Veal was over cooked. Overall not the best experience.

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  33. TomD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's pricy, but what a night! Start to finish it was worth every penny! Best food hands down! And our server Kitty is a national treasure!

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  34. CourtneyR

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It's very dated - the food was good, but not extraordinary- really brightly lit, playing 80s music, and it smelled like there was a Glade plug-in beside our table. Not the romantic date night we envisioned in Little Italy.

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  35. JB22

    Philadelphia

    650 reviews

    5.0

    650 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing to see Sabatinos still holding its own after all these years. We actually met (five different couples coming from 4 different states (DE, MD, NJ, PA) - to revisit a place we dined nearly two decades ago. There really are no negatives here ... the food, service and host teams are exceptional. The menu is expansive with an option for just about anyone. The wine list is dotted with old world Italian reds at modest prices, (don't worry they have big boy bottles too) - but it was good to know we could purchase solid wine choices by the bottle at very good prices. Food was stellar and we sampled across the whole menu including salads, soups, appetizers and great entrees of fish, veal and pasta! Remember - Sabatinos doesn't have a bar, but does have a liquor license, if you want / need pregame cocktails or a base coat - Chiparellis is on the opposite corner and has a full bar.

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  36. EBrandon

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A charming old school Italian restaurant in Little Italy. The neighborhood and the restaurant take you back to an earlier time. The food is outstanding traditional Italian. Our server was attentive and made great recommendations. We had a lovely evening!

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  37. annet

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Has not dined at Sabatino’s in many years and sold the restaurant to my guests as such a great spot. We were all very disappointed. We had to send back the salad because lettuce was slimy and then the pasta was undercooked. Previously the portions were large and this time they were small - was unable to share a pasta dish. Then add the waitress was unpleasant boardering on rude and inattentive. Needless to say this will no longer be a place we go in Little Italy.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were great. Management is very friendly and concerned about dining experience.

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  39. AndyH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic. Hard to go wrong with homemade pasta and sauces! Great service as well.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always reliably excellent service and delicious meals. An institution! Thank you for another wonderful experience.

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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 2410 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sabatino's

901 Fawn St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    High St.
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch/ Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, European, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Renato Rotondo Sr..
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 727-2667
  • Catering
    Sabatino's offers a wide range of catering entree options. We deliver Party Trays hot and ready to serve daily from 10:30 AM until 8:00 PM to businesses in the Baltimore. Check out the Party Tray/Catering menu on our website at www.sabatinos.com or contact a manager at 410-727-2667!
  • Private party facilities
    Sabatino's has been hosting corporate and special occasion groups in Baltimore for over 50 years! We have Private Rooms that can comfortably seat 18-120 guests. Visit the Private Party Menus page on our website at www.sabatinos.com for pricing, menus, enhancements, photos of private rooms and sample printed menus. Call Lisa at 410-727-2667
  • Private party contact
    Lisa Morekas: (410) 727-2667
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