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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4.1

value

4.2

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85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (31)
Casual (30)
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Neighborhood Gem (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Authentic (25)
Comfort Food (24)
Good for a Date (24)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Great for Lunch (17)
Romantic (16)
Cozy (16)
Business Meals (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Fun (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
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Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

One of my favorites in b’More. Consistently provides the. Best food and end service.. restaurant week menu was a delight. Thanks Kitty and a the Sabatino’s team!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, great waitress. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great ambiance for a family celebration. Wonderful service, delicious food. A great time was had by all.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a 7:30 reservation, arrived a few minutes beforehand, and were seated promptly at our table. Our server, Mark did a great job. He was running around like a mad-man, as two servers had called out that evening, so he was feeling pretty overwhelmed.

Unfortunately, the food was very underwhelming. The sausage and peppers appetizer was bland, the baked gnocchi didn't have any fresh herbs or seasonings on it to boost up the flavor, and the shrimp renato was just OK. Overall, the service was fine, but the food could have been better. With all of the other great options in Little Italy, I probably won't be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

It pains me to make this review. I have been coming to Sabatino’s since the 1970’s. My wife and I come several times each year including for our wedding anniversary. I always order the clams posillipo (red sauce), and it has been exactly the same and exceptional every time over all these years. This last visit, the clams posillipo was clearly different and far from exceptional. I also ordered broccoli with garlic and butter, but not until I was home did I realize they never served the broccoli. I assume it was still on our bill. Finally, the restaurant knew we were celebrating our anniversary but, as they have always done in the past, a small desert with a candle was not brought to our table. On a positive note, the bookmaker's salad and garlic bread were excellent.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Terrible experience. A waitress dropped her armful of dirty plates and left over food and sauce went all over one of our guests. The waitress never apologized. The son of the owner finally came over and gave us a business card and said to send him the dry cleaners bill. No deduction off our check which was close to a $200 meal. Such an uncomfortable experience from a restaurant that lacks class. This was a birthday dinner that will forever be remembered for the wrong reasons.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

I have been dining at Sabs for well over 40 yrs. and like I told Mr. Vince on several occasions, it gets better each time we are there. My wife threw a 70 birthday party there and everything was fabulous. Keep up the great job!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great food, and great service. Worth going, friendly atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

We had been to Sabatino's in the past and, frankly, were disappointed in the quality of the food, as compared to past experiences. The salad dressing had a strange gritty quality; the minestrone was bland and mostly pasta with a few vegetables; the shrimp in the shrimp diabolo dish was tough; and the cannoli shells were hard. The veal francaise was very good.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Horrible! It was the worst Italian restaurant. The clams Casino and veal Francese were like chewing bubble gum. Don’t waste your money. Stay home, boil water for 10 minutes and pour canned tomato sauce and it will be better and cheaper. This is the McDonalds of Little Italy.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

I Had My 1st Date There InJuly Of 1977 - I Go At Least 10 To 15 Times A Year...400 Times Total, For Me That Should Say It All. After The 1st Time I've Never Needed A Menu,I Always Order The Same Thing, And In 400 Times Everything Was Perfect EverTime!!!! & Every Person With Me Felt The Same!!! JUST AWSOME, I Would Say Keep It Up, But After 40 Years Of Perfection That Would Be An Insult. I Will Say Thanks For 40 Years Of Excellent Meals!!! Loved Every One Every Time.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

As always, when you walk through the door at Sabs you are immediately family! Nonno welcomes you in and Nonna is in the kitchen making the sauce! When your entree arrives and you sink your fork into that fresh, luscious pasta you’ll think you’d walked into your grandmothers house. Eat! Enjoy! Stay awhile! And come back soon. As you walk out you’ll feel satisfied in belly and hugged in spirit.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything about this place is good - especially the food - except the atmosphere. Our table was stuck between an exposed supply area and a hallway full of very noisy refrigeration equipment. Putting the supplies and equipment out of sight and hearing would be a big improvement.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

You can never be disappointed at Sabatino’s. Wonderful food , top class waiters - a perfect place for any occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (Mainz)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very friendly atmosphere and great service.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

While we have always loved Sabatinos, I don't think we will be back. It is in great need of updates. The carpet, walls, and decor are worn and uninviting. The food was good, not great. The service is always friendly, but we were sat in the furthest corner of an empty room near the closet which made the experience even less inviting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been going to Sabs since I was very young. Many generations have enjoyed this fantastic restaurant! We have introduced many friend to it also. Thank you Sabs for many wonderful memories celebrated with your delicious menu!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Absolutely phenomenal!!!! Like stepping back in time. What Little Italy should be.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I have been eating at Sabatinoes for years and I will say this is the best meal I’ve had there. The shrimp were so fresh and cooked to perfection

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Was a decent place the food was fantastic. Nothing from an ambiance standpoint that is going to jump out at you and have you saying WOW. Simple with attentive wait staff and really good food. Seemed to be family run and appeared the wait staff had been there for years. I got the Chicken Lynn which was excellent exactly as described on the menu. My daughter got the gnocchi with Marinara. The gnocchi were light and pillowy and the Marinara had a great tart zip to it with chunks of tomato. I’ve gone to many of the restaurants in little Italy but will be going back to this one.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner for many years here. A family favorite.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It felt like an old cafeteria. This was a family Christmas Eve dinner. The restaurant jammed so many tables in their outdated upstairs room that there was no ambience.

It was just loud and crowded. We literally had to pass plates down to each other, because there was no room for the waiter to move between the tables.

The food was mediocre. The staff was stretched too thin. There was no way they could provide great service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent Xmas Eve dinner with my parents, who hadn’t been to Sabatino’s in several years. They loved going back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

LOVE this place. My family has been going here for many years. The food is great and price is reasonable. The garlic bread is the best I have ever had.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food, great service by staff and an awesome Christmas Eve dinner experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Love, love, love this place. Legendary food and hospitality. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Family favorite that we'll go to anytime of week for dinner. Different sized dining rooms are all white tablecloth. We a hosted cocktail party/dinner party w/great success. It's walking distance to Parking/valet available.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Spicy, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great overall. Local lovable ambiance

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The whole meal seemed rushed and the server was not cordial or personable. The four of us (wife, 2 teenage boys, and me) went there prior to going to a show, and expected a relaxed, good meal. For the most part, the food was prepared well - the lasagna a good sized portion and tasty, the fettucine alfredo sauce and noodles were fine, but the grilled chicken was bland, the chicken parmigan was not even with bringing home - the chicken breading was heavy, and the mozzeralla cheese looked more like plastic. Anyway, it was disappointing that a restaurant with such a good reputation could not deliver that night - the desserts were enjoyed by all, which, at least, had us leaving with a better outlook than the main meal.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Sabatino's continues to have great food and superb service. The waitstaff is friendly and knowledgeable of the menu and willing will allow for special requests or substitutions.
Always good real Italian food

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Christmas standby - good for groups. Everyone had something different off the menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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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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