Sabatino's

4.2
1971 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is awesome. Baked Rigatoni is delicious

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MM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and wonderful staff. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good varied menu, large portions, delicious bread! Staff was super attentive without being intrusive. We had a wheelchair and they were so accommodating making sure she was safe and taken care of. Cute restaurant definitely in keeping with Little Italy theme! Would definitely recommend!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love coming to Sabatino’s! Been dining there for years

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MF
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best spaghetti and meat sauce I had in years! The garlic bread was out of this world! Definitely will go back.

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RM
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came after went to Hippodrome for show...had not been here in while...we were hungry & said let’s go to Sab’s...Like a warm blanket Sab’s was delicious! We all had apps. (Shrimp Cocktail, app. Sampler, clams casino) perfect...Dinner was great... (veal a la beppi, large bookmaker, frutti de mare, veal parmigiana), some beers, Chianti...Stephanie was Fantastic, very personable...dessert was yummy along with espressos...we left with a big smile...great food, very affordable, we’ll be back!

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T
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sabatino’s....,always fantastic!

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K
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointed with the food. Less than friendly service. We will not return.

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h
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our favorite spot in Little Italy! Went this night to celebrate my husband's birthday. Ended up bringing one extra person than our reservation but they were happy to accommodate and moved us to to another table. Our waitress, Peachy, was attentive and sweet like a favorite Italian aunt - She made suggestions and was happy to see everyone enjoying their meals. The bookmaker salad is still the main reason why we go but our meals were delicious as well.

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C
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as usual, love the bookmaker salad !

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A
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really loved everything about our dining experience at Sabatinos! Food service and ambiance was amazing!

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B
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peaches is the best

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OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. It has great old charm, great Italian food and great service . I love that it’s not just another fancy chain, just continue to do the same. It’s AWESOME!!

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KN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great and the lunch specials were a bonus. Sabatino's remains my wife's favorite restaurant in Baltimore's Little Italy. By the way, the Tiramisu is awesome.

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TT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent neighborhood dining. Nothing fancy, comfortable Italian food served quickly that very affordable prices

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NW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

It was just basic.. nothing special.. if you want amazing Italian food and your ever in the Rockville MD area, try Almalfi Restaurant.. everything else is garbage

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LD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Awful service, slow, rude -- the waitress made a mistake on the check and was so incredibly rude when it was brought to her attention

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JB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

There just happened to be a big noisy group that was so load it killed the relaxed feeling usually gotten from here. Other than that, great as usual.

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KJ
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service was awesome. Very attentive to our needs and kept the drinks coming. We had eggplant, lasagna, salads, steak and all were great

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HM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal. We celebrated our friends birthday and she summed it up as we were leaving,
this way...'this is what a restaurant should be like'.

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p
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We haven’t been to Sab’s for a while and I’m disappointed to say I won’t rush back. The service was very good. The food was just, ok. Not outstanding. The lasagna had little meat, the bookmaker salad was skimpy on protein and the bread was not worth eating.
I’m sad that it wasn’t better.

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OT
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We saw a mouse scurry across the floor and the two servers that both also saw the mouse ignored it. It seemed like it was obviously a regular occurrence!

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DC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Celebrated an older person’s birthday. Asked for a quiet space and were nicely accommodated.

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Not good! Gnocchi was way over cooked, was basically mush. Chicken parm had zero taste. House dressing was off had a gritty feel, like too much corn starch or baking powder. Service was fine but this is a hard pass in the future.

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Kitty, was awesome!

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M
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Horrible food served with gallons of over sweetened marinara sauce.

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LP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I went hear after a concert at Royal Farms arena, so it was pretty late and choices were limited. Apparently they do karaoke every night so if you like karaoke this is a good place to try. The singing range from horrible to very good and a decent mix of types of music. The food and menus were confusing. I ordered some things off the late night menu and some off the regular menu but I feel like the prices were different. Everything was over priced. For example a small portion of eggplant Parmesan was 18 dollars and did not come with spaghetti . The side of spaghetti was like an additional 7 dollars. My girlfriend got the salmon which was good but like $30. The mozzarella sticks were horrible and the buffalo wings were okay. The ambiance is that of a bar, but the prices are fine dining. There are much better places to get steaks and Italian food for the prices they charge.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Will be back when we are in town!

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HD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not a place I would recommend. Service was very rushed and the food was not good. I felt like I was eating in someone's house that hasn't been updated in 30 years.

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DW
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Sabatino’s is always good, and their Bookmaker Salad and house dressing are delicious, but they are a bit pricey. The restaurant itself is dated, but homey.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We went to Sabatinos with a friend when we were visiting Baltimore. The food was mediocre at best and quite expensive for what we got. The house dressing which is touted as amazing (and has an upcharge) was chalky and tasteless. The service was fine, but nothing special. The restaurant is in an old building which could be nice if it was kept up. The bathrooms were not very clean, which just underscored my lackluster impression. I won’t go back on my next visit to the city.

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KL
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was absolutely amazing...We cant wait to go back...

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PG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bookmaker salad was as I remembered. The room was comfortable and our table was next to a window. We could look out at the colored lights strung over the street. Nice dinner.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Garlic bread and salad was amazing!!

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there as we don’t live in Baltimore. The food and the service were wonderful and I would highly recommend it to anyone!

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LL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Bookmaker salad has always been delicious, it's my favorite salad for sure ! Food last year was great making us want to come back. This year for valentines day we were very disappointed in our entrees. Food did not seem fresh like usual.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for Valentines Day food was good as well as service.

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food! Awesome Atmosphere! Superb Service - Peachy ( 45 years of Service) was the best! What a wonderful, delightful server - made the meal/experience/atmosphere that much more enjoyable!

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb and the server was delightful. I recommend Sabatino’s as a great place to dine. The Bookmaker salad was large enough to share and the dessert, a chocolate encased ice cream treat was perfect.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it except I went for escargot and they ran out. Otherwise great!

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