Sabatino's

4.3
1807 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Good for Groups
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!!!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, European
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Hours of operation
Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner from 11:30 AM until MIdnight
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Phone number
(410) 727-2667
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Renato Rotondo Sr..
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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!
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Private party contact
Lisa Morekas: (410) 727-2667
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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!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
High St.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
1,807 reviews
4.3 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
54%
Very Good
28%
Good
13%
Fair
6%
Poor
0%
4.1
food
4.5
service
4.0
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CS
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Sabatino's has been a go-to favorite for a couple of decades. I've never been disappointed, nor has anyone I've ever recommended. LOVE SABATINO'S!!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Traditional Italian in heart of Little Italy. Been coming here for years! Food is quality scratch cooking.

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LR
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Sabatino ‘s is always excellent. True old world Italian food with impeccable service at a great price!

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OT
2.0Dined on July 8, 2018

It was ok. Nothing spectacular, had high hopes since the ratings were good.

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CD
2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The food came out cold and several folks in the group just flat out disliked the food and were very disappointed. . The wait person was very good. Would not go back.

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JW
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Service. Was quick and food was great. We enjoyed ourselves.

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VS
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

This is a gem of a restaurant. Don’t miss it when you are in town. The gnocchi dish was superb. Our server (Kitty) suggested that we try it baked, what a difference. It made it light and it just melted in my mouth.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great traditional Italian food!

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RE
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

FROM THE MOMENT THAT WE WALKED IN AND WERE CORDIALLY GREETED, WE KNEW THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE A GOOD EXPERIENCE. KITTY, OUR WAITRESS KNEW ALL THE INS & OUTS OF THE MENU AND WAS A VERY BIG HELP. THE LINGUINI WITH CLAM SAUCE WAS EXCELLENT WHILE THE SAUSAGE & PEPPERS WITH A SIDE OF PASTA WITH HOMEMADE MARINARA SAUCE WAS SPLENDID!! TO FINISH WITH THE TARTUFO WAS WONDERFUL.
WE WILL BE BACK!!

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GM
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Have been going to when in Baltimore for about 10 years. Never disappointed. A classic Italian restaurant.

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DM
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

This is our go-to place every time we have an overnight in Bmore. Been coming here since 2003. Just love everything about it❤️ Food is so fresh and tasteful. Eggplant parmasean is the best of anywhere I’ve eaten. I haven’t had a bad meal or a mediocre one ever. Keep up the great business!

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E
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

All I can say is yummy!!! Staff was fantastic and we had a wonderful time. Old school Italian with generous portions and a family feel. Loved it!

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L
3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

It was empty, that scared me. The cold bread on the table was the second sign. The frozen calamari the third sign. It was horrible. I'm embarrassed I chose this place

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m
3.0Dined on June 21, 2018

The only reason I chose this place is because it was last minute and they were the only choice that Open Table gave me for a party of 9 for the inner harbor. I went in with high hopes, but really this is more of a tourist place than a local place. I had the steak, it was overcooked and mealy. My daughter had the pasta, it was overcooked and doughy. My son had to ask the server to refill his coke 4 times. I asked for a new water because there was something floating in it and never saw another water.
Everyone was very nice, but I wouldn't eat here again.

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LE
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Great service and friendly staff. Very good pasta and the garlic bread is fantastic.

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GG
3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Not what it used to be!
The restaurant needs sprucing up. For example the dingy, old entry corridor is so uninviting.
We ordered garlic bread and it arrived only seasoned on one side of the bread. We were told that if we wanted seasoning on both sides we had to “order it that way”! RIDICULES!!
After many,many years of dining here, this was our last visit

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R
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Always delicious food and great service. A favorite.

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CW
4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

I ordered the Veal Sabatino you got 3 pieces 1 has tuff and chewy did not eat other 2 good. The chef could have seen that before breading and chose to sever anyway 🙁

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JB
4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Sabatinos is still a very good restaurant, offering good Italian food and value. Shrimp Renato is still my favorite along with the book maker salad!

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W
3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Very traditional love in little Italy. While it’s not the most imaginative cuisine, it’s ultimately professional and home cooked which is what I suspect the place is all about. Wine list is pretty comprehensive though I wish they did not neglect vintages.

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g
2.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Best restaurant red gravy I’ve ever had!! Rest rooms need redoing and a thorough cleaning!!

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V
2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The Fra Diavolo wasn't spicy at all. Very disappointing and generic food. The waitress was bizarre.

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L
3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I've been there several times, this time was disappointing but would not stop me from going again.

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H
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

My daughters high school graduation dinner- can’t say enough about the food and the service for 10 people. Wonderful! That’s why you pick Sab’s For the events that mark your life.....

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OT
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Great as always.

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C
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Donna was terrific. The house salad was great, made more so by their house made dressing. Sausage and peppers with a side of pasta was outstanding. Couldn’t have been happier.

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CC
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The best server I think I have ever had - even at Michelin restaurants. One of a kind!

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QN
3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Home made pasta was good but some dishes very disappointing. Vodka sauce tasted like tomato sauce with vodka poured on it. Service was wonderful but the food was average for a restaurant in little Italy.

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b
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Used to go to Sab's late at night. They are no longer open until the wee hours. Good Italian comfert food but nothing special.

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S
4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

4 of us went for dinner after a movie and it was delicious. Way more food than most of us could finish. The bread was delicious, but I wished that they served olive oil with it, instead of butter. I was a bit disappointed in the Fra Diavlo, typically that dish has a nice spice to it, this wasn't very spicy (if at all), but it had good flavor. My sister ordered the shrimp with prosciutto/cheese - it was incredibly delicious. We had at least 2 shrimp entrees and the shrimp were good size and cooked to perfection.

Our waitress was very rushed and a bit frantic. If we weren't immediately ready for our order, she just walked away. It was clear that she has worked there for a long time and knew the menu very well, but wasn't very descriptive or patient with any questions.

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KC
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Excellent food!! I have already recommended to multiple friends and family.

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l
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was great ,the waiter was nice and ,it was fun until I ate MOST OF THE LASAGNA AND FOUND HAIR IN THE FOOD BEFORE I FINISHED😑😑😑😑😑😡

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OT
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food good, service good...drinks SUPER expensive!!! Decor hasn't changed in 20+ years.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent as usual!!!

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LW
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Our family has been going to Sabbatino's for years & it is still great

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RH
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great atmosphere. Great service, and above all great food. Prices were fair. Highly recommended.

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OT
3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Not the Sabs I remember as a kid in Baltimore. Back for the first time in 20 yrs and the place and food feel old

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B
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Peaches and the good are amazing
Great place!!

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Y
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Delicious! Totally worth the drive from Virginia! Our server was pleasant and attentive but not intrusive! We always enjoy our meals at Sabatino's!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Nice. Quiet. Good service. Food was simple, nothing fancy, yet tasty.

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