Reservations had a nice table waiting, so this was a real plus. Our server was very accommodating throughout the evening. The atmosphere was OK. Nothing special but not uncomfortable in any way. But with all this said, we come for the food. I had the clams Posilipo. Average at best. Although I asked before ordering the clams were not fresh tasting at all. So this dish was disappointing. My husband had the Fruiti de Pesce. He seemed to enjoy it but the sauce was like tomatoes right out of the can. Sadly we will not be back.
This restaurant came highly rated and personally recommended to me. Our poor experience was due mainly in part to lack luster Italian food. For a restaurant so highly rated (nearly 5 stars across several platforms) and in the middle of little Italy, we had high expectations. Dry veal, bland sauces, and a lack of seasoning is what we got. We did not skimp - nearly $100 for 2 people. Could have had better Italian food for a better price at a chain.
Food was mediocre at best. Bread was like white bread; no crust. Salad was totally boring (but big, at least). I had pasta with chicken and veggies. The chicken was overcooked and the sauce was totally boring.
I would definitely go again. The sauce was outstanding. Absolutely loved the garlic bread and the salad was fresh. You definitely get your money's worth because the portions are huge. You easily get a second meal out of it for lunch the next day. Our waitress was attentive but not overbearing. The food came out evenly spaced apart. I didn't order dessert because nothing appealed to me. I don't eat chocolate, or coffee or rum flavored foods or desserts made with cheese. There were no other choices. I would've preferred an Italian type cake. ie: lemon chello
Sabatino's is always a favorite for family and friend get togethers downtown, Food is good, great wait staff and very friendly!
Our party of 15 (5 kids under 10) chose Sabatino's for a bite to eat before we ventured out to take in Light City Baltimore 2018. We were greeted warmly and seated quickly, our servers were friendly and accomodating, and the food was delicious and served in a timely fashion. There's a reason Sabatino's is still a classic Baltimore establishment- you can bring your family here, have a great meal, share some wine and laughs in a warm friendly environment. By the way, the kids meal is a great deal!
Good traditional Italian restaurant. We like to go spur of the moment on week nights. Low key and affordable. Pleasant waitstaff.
A newer waitress provided the service during our recent visit and she was very professional and friendly. The food was great as usual and delivered quickly and exactly as ordered. I’ve been going there for 40 years and that will definitely continue.
Table was too small to hold what what being attempted to be put on it. Had asked for a quieter area with the reservation and was put in the high traffic area by the restrooms. Didn't make for a good first (and last) date.
Seven of us were greeted and seated promptly. Nice menu selection of classic Italian food. Waitress very attentive without hovering. Enjoyable spot.
Food was very good. Service was excellent.
Garlic matzah was awesome.
One of the best meals I have eaten since arriving in Baltimore 8 days ago. Definitely will be back when in the area
I love Sabatino’s for what it is. Can’t go here with big expectations or comparing it to somewhere like La Scala. It’s an old charming restaurant with old Baltimore ties. I definitely recommend going here and be sure to try the house salad dressing, garlic bread and meatballs.
We don’t get to Baltimore often, so when we do, we make sure to always dine at Sabatino’s. We have never had a bad meal. The wait staff is experienced and professional.
Restaurant was clean and well decorated. Good service and environment. The food was good, but not spectacular.
Sabatinos seems to be a step in the past. The food was bland and lacked flavor. The ambiance was dated and had not changed since we had been there more than 5 years ago. We ordered basic chicken parm entre. The chicken was discolored and clearly store bought. Very thin. Spaghetti sauce was tasteless. I am not sure if they changed cooks but the food was not great this time. Good luck in getting back on track.
Had a great time. The salad dressing is absolutely fantastic!
E dined at Sabatino's on recommendation of family and were not disappointed. We were eating before a concert at the Hippodrome and initially concerned about the distance. We tied our dinner in with our first Lyft ride and both were terrific. We arrived early to the restaurant and were seated immediately. Our very friendly server had no problem accommodating are timing and we enjoyed all the courses without rushing. The food was delicious. Overall, the experience was wonderful and we'd go back again.
Service was good, veal was like over cooked chicken
Always a family favorite!
We went for our 30th anniversary, 10 people total. The service and food were wonderful and Tina could not have been more accommodating as a server despite the restaurant being packed. The actual restaurant itself is in bad shape though. It sorely needs to be remodeled, repaired & redecorated. Especially the bathrooms.
Love the food, but the service was very slow. That was a bit of a problem with 2 small children.
Sabatino's never disappoints... will come again and again.
We were visiting Baltimore and our Lyft driver mentioned Sabatinos as a great place for Italian food. He was right!! My husband and I shared a salad and pasta dish. There was plenty for both of us. Bring your appetites! Delicious!!
If you like quantity over quality, this is the place. If you like good Italian food, go someplace else.
So so disappointed. I don't know how they are still in business after so many years. The food sucked. I could have boiled pasta and put a jar of Ragu over it and it would have had more flavor than their sauce. Veal chop was not done correctly. The salad dressing tasted like chalk. I don't even think the bread was Italian, nor was there oil to dip it in. Looked like Stroehmann's white bread. Even the cocktails weren't prepared right. This is a tourist trap. Not what I expected for Little Italy...more like Biggest Loser!
Was ignited prior to checking in and others were taken before us and food was beyond bland. Alfredo was over cooked and sauce had no flavor. Canoli filling was pudding and not the proper filling.
Wonderful ambience, food was amazing! Very generous portions, everything is homemade. Service was excellent. Everyone was so friendly. We had four children under six with us, the staff was so helpful and made us all comfortable. Cannot wait to go back!
Still fun place.
My niece who is a freshman at Morgan State Univ. wanted to take me out for my birthday since she's from New Jersey I suggested Sabatinos and am glad I did. The waitress (I am sorry I didn't get her name) was great from her suggestion of how I could combine two of my favorites to bringing me a brownie with whipped cream and lit candle as she sang Happy Birthday to me and even had the other customers singing. It was a very special dining experience
Very unfriendly waitress. Food was mediocre. Such a disappointment.
Sabatino's is one of those comfortable, homey places that I go back to over and over again. Love the place, the food, the servers and Little Italy in general!
I've been going to Sabatino's for over 50 years. Still has the best garlic bread in Baltimore and that salad with house dressing, what can I say? Waiter was outstanding and never felt rushed. Moderately priced also.
Good food, good service, homey feeling!