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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4.2

service

4.4

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4.0

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4.1

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84% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
Authentic (25)
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Casual (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Good for a Date (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Romantic (13)
Fun (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Cozy (12)
Business Meals (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Spicy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
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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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 (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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 (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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had an excellent meal and absolutely outstanding service for the celebration of my mother-in-law's 90th birthday.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Thank you Renado(Renato?) and our server Tina - awesome personalities! They were an essential part of a stellar experience! We can always count on delicious food, gracious ambiance, and exceptional care and attention! One of my favorite venues to take out-of-town guests and just delightful taking ourselves!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Great Beer, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I have been enjoying this restaurant for over 25 years. They are beginning to update things like the bathrooms, but overall the restaurant has such an authentic, historic feel for how it first was when it opened 50 years ago. The food is absolutely fantastic. Enjoy!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Was very noisy in room (was a larger party next to us). Could not hear friend speaking. Food was good but not great. Waitress barely spoke to us did not offer desert nor was very welcoming. Disappointed overall but not sure if it was just a bad night.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

A friend told me this was the best old-style Italian restaurant in Little Italy. He was right. This kind of restaurant is impossible to find anymore and it was worth the drive from DC to eat the hand-made pasta. The gnocchi was light as a feather and to die for. I never saw a waitress work so hard. Even my Sicilian wife was impressed.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, People Watching
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The dining experience is always excellent and consistency is their key to success.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We have been to Sabatinos several times, the food is always good,sometimes the noise level is very high if we are are on the upper floor. This last visit our server had us very rushed, we were uncomfortable and felt like we had to eat fast even though the restaurant wasn't busy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The food and service were absolutely wonderful! I would highly recommend Sabatino's to all Baltimore visitors who want an authentic, delicious Italian dinner in a comfortable and casual setting with great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Sausage and peppers with angel hair pasta=heaven on a plate. Inexpensive, charming place in Little Italy. Very much worth a stop.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

The food and service was outstanding, my whole party enjoyed everything they had ordered.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I was reluctant to book because of past mediocre experiences but took a chance because my favorite Little Italy restaurant has closed. To my delight I followed my server's advice and ordered one of the menu items in "boxes", i.e., Eggplant Parmigiana, and my companion ordered another, Chicken Parmigiana. The sauce was very good and the cheeses, including mozzarella, were fresh and creamy delicious. The portions were huge so we had some to take with us but we were not complaining about that. The house salad was uninspired and a disappointment . The decor of the bottom floor room was boring and needed upgrade as did the fixtures in the ladies bathroom. The beverage glasses were small and required many refills.
The bread was not that good. Despite those drawbacks, everyone in my party enjoyed their meal. And I would go back for that Eggplant any day of the week and twice on Sundays.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We hadn't been to Little Italy in a long time so it was great to dine at Sabatino's, one of the better known restaurants that has been around a long time. The pasta with marinara was delish and we had to eat it all - nothing left to take home. Dining in Little Italy is always a nice experience and we look forward to returning again and again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

TownePlace Suites, BWI made the reservations for our guests. They were more than pleased by everything. Thank you for the excellent service and food. We will most certainly recommend again.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food... good service... affordable prices...loved it!!!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Was really looking forward to this dining experience. Our waitress made us feel extremely rushed from the beginning. I had been to this restaurant with friends in the past and found it charming. I took my wife, on this evening, and was emabarassed after not meeting the expectation I had set forth. The waitress insulted my wife by questioning the choices of her order. Then when I ordered the garlic bread with garlic on both sides (which was advice giiven through the reviews I read on line) the waitress ok'd but ignored my request. We also ordered drinks (beer and wine) and I requested a larger glass of water than the tiny water glasses on the table. Waitress said no but she would put a pitcher on the table. For a very nice Italian Resteraunt in Little Italy I figured this would be a nice dining experience for my wife and I. However, the entire experience took 40 minutes because of the hury to get us out of there..... Not sure I would return any time soon.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Our service was top shelf. The wine list leaves a lot to be desired but hey, when in Little Italy just go with the flow! Home made pasta out of this world.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

People were charming. Food to die for.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wonderful experience as usual! I did think the full size salad was a little skimpy this time, but the everything was delicious and we had a wonderful time!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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