Sabatino's

4.3
2239 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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MonkeyKween
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, good service! I hope they are able to remain open past the pandemic.

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vipDRad66
Baltimore
355 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our lunch at Sabs was excellent. Our server, Elizabeth, was great - friendly and paced our meal very well. Our food was perfectly prepared and delicious!

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EricA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, I would definitely recommend

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JamesT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sabatino's has been a family favorite for many many years. It is always my first choice in Little Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great dinner. The service staff was very pleasant, the seating was spaced out well, and there was literally no wait when we arrived for our dinner. The quality and value was amazing as well.

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AlanR
Essex
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veal and eggplant parmesan was fantastic. Get both for a great value. Hard to find elsewhere....

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MelissaL
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!!! Food was delicious! Service was excellent! Can’t wait until next visit!

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JanineW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I was very confused why my husband got his meal served over pasta, my bro in law got his pasta on the side and I got no pasta at all! We all asked for side salads before hand but I’m not sure why that made a difference? We wanted the meals as normally served and a side salad but didn’t get it served that way! So I was served a plate of shrimp in broth with melted cheese, kind of awkward!! The place needed some refreshing also...just not worth the $ for a $200 meal...service was great!

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vipliveforfood
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Old fashion Italian food. Good service and big portion!

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vipEdwardP
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Ridiculous that so many of their outdoor heaters don’t work.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It's a nice quiet restaurant. The food was good but not the best Italian we've had. The flavor was a little bland and could have used more seasoning.

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MeganC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service. Cannot wait to go back again!

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vipKlavierman
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very good neighborhood restaurant in Little Italy in Baltimore. The food was of a high level as was the service

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went there for my girlfriends birthday dinner. The server was great and so was the food. Will defiantly be returning!

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Matt12313245
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food made one of our diners sick. Was not very good. Service was subpar - building is very much out of date. Would not go again.

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DanielT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peachy was our server and she made my Fiancé and I’s experience so great. She had great recommendations, she was super sweet and made us feel like we were at home. The food was phenomenal! The chicken Alfredo was the best I’ve ever had and the portions were large enough to have leftovers the next day which were just as good! The gnocchi with red sauce and meatballs was also very tasty. Fellas, if you want to show your lady to a nice night out, take her here at some point lol. It was great!
P.S. Ask for Peachy :)

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Tori
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were not familiar with the area and asked some locals for restaurant recommendations. Sabatinos was their #1 recommendation. The staff were friendly, pleasant and very accommodating. The service was spectacular and the food was amazing!!! So delicious and such a great dining experience!

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vipAngieMB
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner (surprise for me) at my favorite restaurant in Little Italy. Can’t wait to go back!! Everything was amazing!! Tons of leftovers to take home because of the generous portion sizes!

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CamiS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Our server was fantastic! The food was fantastic! We were amused at the ambiance and decor as we really prefer dark and cozy and the lighting was very bright, no candles or anything to make it romantic. But we had a nice evening and would go back next time we visit Baltimore. Thank you!

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reginagb
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sabatinos is a family favorite. Good food, good service, good company. You always feel special and appreciated.

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Reenie43
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian Restaurant in Little Italy

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Alexis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was so fast and our waitress was really nice. We literally were sat, served, eaten, and out in less than an hour. Our appetizers came in 2 minutes, I swear. I really felt like I was in Italy, everybody was sweet and the decor was so traditional. I loved it.

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BobB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We LOVE the ambience of Sabs, and the ability to walk to Vaccaro's afterward for dessert. Our family has come here for over 40 years. Food is about average and Service usually above average. It's the whole experience that we enjoy. However, many many new choices that are better. My Penne ala Vodka with Shrimp was decent and tasted good, however, the Shrimp was already cut up into smaller pieces. HUH!?! Maybe they were trying to stretch the shrimp. I didn't like that. Perhaps we give a COVID-19 pass. That shouldn't be an excuse for so-so service, and an average meal.

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vipDeanna
Baltimore
145 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

My family celebrated my father's 80th birthday at the restaurant. Because of Covid, we were seated at two separate tables that were in a private room. For whatever reason, we were given two servers, which meant that our meals came out at different paces. There was a total of 13 of us, so this seemed unnecessary.
Sadly, the food was just mediocre, nothing to rush back for. The two hairs in our bread baskets didn't help.
We understand that this restaurant isn't fine dining, but a little bit more could be done to make the dining room more aesthetically pleasing. It was dark and dreary. And the tape on the wall sconce was a bit much.
This restaurant has been around for a long time and I wish it success, but it's going to need to step up its game for us to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. We come here every time we are in Newport Beach

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StaceyL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Sabatino’s to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary and we were blown away when our server sang to us and presented a dessert with a lit candle. Such a wonderful touch! You don’t find great service enough anymore. Our meals were superb of course. There’s no place like Sab’s! 🥂

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great first date spot. Quiet spot. Good food. Good service.

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vipDOROTHYB
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sabatinos was truly horrible! Freezer burnt veal, over salted chicken noodle soup with 1 microscopic piece of dark meat chicken and overcooked noodles, a fly in the bread basket. Can not recommend this place.

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MikeG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food/Service/ambiance. Can't wait to go back

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JoanG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Sabatino’s. The panfried Shrimp Parmesan is the best I ever ate. Our server was awesome. Will definitely go again

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Hunter
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, safe environment, friendly staff. Would definitely go back.

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Pete
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Sabatino's is always a good bet when in Little Italy. The Eggplant is phenomenal and teh veal was outstanding.

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JosephK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Quality has slipped in recent years. Not bad food, but there are far better restaurants in the neighborhood.

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vipKeithK
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting Baltimore and had the pleasure of dining at Sabatino’s. I was greeted at the door and taken to a nice table by the window. I ordered the fried mozzarella and eggplant parmigiana both were delicious. On a recommendation of a previous review I ordered the garlic bread, it’s delicious. The service was excellent. I hope after this Corona virus mess that people go and support these small businesses because they need your help to survive.

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vipPhillipD
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have dined at Sabs for 40 years. The food is excellent. The staff and ownership are fine folks. It is our go to place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Italian food, our waitress, Peaches was excellent

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KarMac
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our waitress Lauren was great. I had a really nice time

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent

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MichelleJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great experience!! Love the lasagna, best ever

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The place was great accommodating our loud toddlers. Food was ok. Not sure if it's better than the other restaurants in Little Italy with similar menus. Our server, Billy, was excellent. One big complaint is the valets who stand right outside the door do not open the door to the restaurant if you are coming in or when they see you exiting. Even if it's not part of their job description they could be courteous and open the door.

FAQs

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

Sabatino's is rated 4.3 stars by 2239 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.