About Sabatino's

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!!!

901 Fawn St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, European

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner from 11:30 AM until MIdnight

Cross Street:
High St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 727-2667

Website:
http://www.sabatinos.com/

Catering:
Sabatino"s offers a wide range of limited service catering entree options. We deliver Party Trays hot and ready to serve daily from 10:30 AM until 11:00 PM to businesses in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. We require just a few hours notice to deliver lunch or dinner to your corporate group of 15 - 500! Check out the Party Tray/Catering menu on our website at www.sabatinos.com or contact a manager at 410-727-2667!

Parking Details:
Street parking is free for up to 3 hours. We also offer Valet Parking for $10.00 per car beginning at 3:00 PM on Sunday and beginning at 5:00 PM on Monday - Saturday. There are also 3 large "pay lots' within 2 blocks of Sabatino's. The closest pay lot is also the most cost efficient. It is $4.00 per car after 4:00 PM weekdays and all day on Saturday and Sunday. This lot is on the Corner of Central Ave and Bank St. Enter the lot from Central Ave.

Executive Chef:
Renato Rotondo Sr..

Private Party Facilities:
Sabatino's has been hosting corporate and special occasion groups in Private Dining Rooms for over 40 years! We have PRIVATE ROOMS that can comfortably seat 20 - 150 guests and our full service event planner, Lisa, can assist you with planning every aspect of your event! Whether you're hosting a Corporate Meeting, celebrating a Birthday or Graduation, planning a Rehearsal Dinner or just gathering a large group of family and friends, Sabatino's has a group dining option and a menu to suit your needs. There is a comprehensive section on Private Dining on our website at www.sabatinos.com. There you will find menu options, enhancements, photos of our Private Dining Rooms and sample printed menus. You can contact Lisa Monday - Friday during the day at 410-727-2667 or speak with any manager if she is not available. We look forward to working with you to plan festive and memorable events!

Private Party Contact:
Lisa Morekas: (410) 727-2667

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Sabatino's Ratings and Reviews

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90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Authentic (23)
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Casual (22)
Special Occasion (21)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Cozy (11)
Fun (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Romantic (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The Bookmaker salad is delish, and the pan fried shrimp part is always great

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Celebrated an 88th birthday here on Saturday. Asked for special accommodations so my mother-in-law would not have to climb stairs. We had a perfect table in a great setting.
Thanks so much for accommodating us.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food, better people! Have been here plenty of times and will keep going back.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I moved from the Baltimore area 3 years ago and this was the first time I was back so I had to have dinner at Sabtino's. It has not changed which is what makes it so good. The food and service are great and you are never rushed to finish your meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was wonderful, but Donna, our waitress, made me feel like I was eating at her home. It was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice dinner. Was not overly impressed with house dressing. Was very thick and grainy. Sauce yummy and bread delicious! Loved atmosphere. Eggplant was wonderful.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Overall disappointing, ordered eggplant parmigiana and wasn’t cooked all the way, the cheese wasn’t melted. Very noisy, difficult to have a conversation

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good authentic Italian food. I go there specifically for the anchovie sauce and fresh pasta. Valet parking makes for a great evening meal without the worry of finding a spot. Greeted with a smile even though we were a few minutes late for our reservation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

I try to expose my grandson to authentic food and atmosphere (not chains). We were in Baltimore for a Naval Academy interview and went to Sabatino's for a very late lunch. He had never been to a "Little Italy." We stepped back in time, parked on the street and walked into a movie scene atmosphere. Yes, it a bit worn, but it didn't matter, it was comfortable. Our waitress was most helpful and the food was good. Before we let her know we were ordering off the lunch menu (very reasonable), she let me know that if I wasn't really hungry, I should order a half portion of pasta. Don't get that option much anymore.The garlic bread, both sides deserves its reputation. I would go back.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Old-school, tasty and reasonably priced. Had a super dining experience on a bust Saturday evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Came by to have a quick pasta dish for dinner. I like the ambiance of this restaurant, its like being in a family house having dinner, it seems very local and unpretentious. That said, I didn't think my pasta dish was anything to write home about, I got penne and vodka. Italian food is part of my background so I'm usually picky when I go out to eat Italian food. I'd say still give this place a shot, their more robust dishes might have more to offer.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was good. But not hot
We also had a mouse join us on the floor

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very quaint. Really liked our waiter. He tried to have the kitchen time the entrees didn't come out too close to our salads and apps. Very friendly atmosphere with an obvious family run business. Wasn't the best Italian food I ever had but it was good. Wasn't really an expensive tourist trap. Glad we gave our money to a family owned business. Would go back and try the homemade pasta next time.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Sabatino’s is definitely resting on their laurels. The appetizers came with the meal. The meatballs were cold in the middle. My espresso never came at all. I guess I’ll try Gia’s.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Another fantastic meal and experience!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

As usual, we had a wonderful meal. We have never been disappointed with the food or the service. The Bookmaker Salad is our "go-to" order. We all love it.
The other dishes, pasta, etc. are always delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Chrissy was our waitress and she was great. Going forward I will request her specifically as she increased the value of out evening infinitely! The food is always great. The atmosphere is lovely.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent food and service, highly recommend. I had gnocchi, it was light and delicious. Great find.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great meal as always!! Peachy, our server, is the best!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

assume Italian food portions are great environment is awesome

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love traveling to Sabatinos from Wash DC area
Only place to eat when heading to Baltimore to catch a show
I have been going there for 30 plus years.. Still rocks ! Thank You

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

They accommodated a last minute party of 19. We had a great time. We didn’t feel cramped. Good food, good service and they even divided the checks based on 4 different groups.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We have loved Sabatinos for almost 30 years. Glad to know some things in Baltimore never change.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I come here every time I'm in the Baltimore area. This was my husband's first time and we were not disappointed. He got the gnocchi, the best he has ever had, and I got the manicotti, best I've ever had! The Vodka Sauce was on point and the meatballs were amazing. You can't go wrong with this treasure in the historic Little Italy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Sabatino's always delivers! I've been a customer since I was a child and the food is always outstanding!!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Quintessential Baltimore down to the sassy waitress and the Bookmaker salad. We had a group of 9 for a staff outing and the service was excellent. It's been a while since I've been to Sabbatino's and I was reminded that their Italian food is very good. The tomato sauce is flavorful and the chicken parm was paper thin. We had a really nice lunch!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food and menu selection. Service very good as well. They do need to put out the mouse traps

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed Sabatinos after it was recommended by some friends who lived in Baltimore for a long time. It was their favorite restaurant. I had a shrimp dish that included grilled shrimp, homemade marinara sauce, and homemade spaghetti. It was good, but the serving size was huge. I would have preferred a more normal portion. I ate all of the shrimp and a little of the spaghetti. My husband had a fettuccine carbonara dish that wasn't on the menu. He didn't care for it, but I thought it tasted good. We shared a tossed salad that was plenty for two people. The kitchen divided it into 2 servings which we appreciated. We paid extra for the house dressing, and neither of us liked it much. It was sort of a creamy Italian style. We liked the mozarella cheese sticks that we had as an appetizer. I would definitely go back, and I think I would order a pasta, sauce, and cheese combination because I was impressed with the homemade pasta. I think I would prefer a traditional Italian dish instead of something like shrimp. The waitress was attentive and professional.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great as usual.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was ok, large portions. The house salad dressing was not balanced, we requested a vinaigrette to help it out but it was very oily. Overall, it was ok for a pre-race night meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The restaurant had an elegant, comfortable, quiet atmosphere. The service was excellent and we felt no rush. I had the best eggplant Parmesan I’ve ever had.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Have been going there for years but the last two times the food wasn’t good. We had a great server so that helped to soften the blow. We won’t be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We are semi-regulars and always enjoy our food. We love that we can make reservations!!!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything was so enjoyable. We even needed a staff member to assist us in finding our car. He did so with cheer and good humor. They make you feel at home and the food is fabulous!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 11, 2017

outstanding pasta and salads....always a fav! been a fav for years and c

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

My entire group of 5 food lovers was extremely disappointed in this restaurant. The food was truly not good at all and we had a variety of items ranging from lasagna to steak to a chicken dish. We did not enjoy a single item.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 6, 2017

They made my parents feel special by serving a surprise dessert for their anniversary. Thank you for the wonderful meal and service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great place for a date or to bring family. Food was excellent

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The service was absolutely amazing! Our waitress was super attentive and very nice!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Sabatinos never disappoints. Good and service are very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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