Sambuca Grille

4.9
676 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Sambuca Grille is an Italian restaurant located in Downtown Scranton.
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4.8
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Marth
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderfully smooth sherry cream sauce over ravioli and grilled salmon with sundried tomatoes and capers. Crisp string beans, carrots, and potatoes were served with the salmon.

Pistachio pie and fine limoncello cake with meringue-like filling were very enjoyable desserts.

Nice, not-too-dry Riesling wine accompanied our meals.

We look forward to returning!

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tonyval
Poconos
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always but even better than ever. Danny is great. Always sociable friendly handsome with great staff. Met two of his cousins last night. They work hard and fast with perfection. We chose two specials and they were one of thee best ever.

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Marth
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious shrimp bella donna with a wonderful cream cognac sauce.

Pork marsala was tender golden brown, served over fresh greens with balsamic vinaigrette.

Cannoli was freshly filled, so she'll was crisp.

Creme bruleé was flavorful (I love vanilla!) with a delicate, golden top.

We look forward to returning!

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Finedine
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very pleased

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DaveS
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & expanded wine selection. Had the veal chop special - outstanding! Great flavor in a wine & mustard reduction sauce.

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ScottL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal!

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vipkena
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, superb lemon drops!!

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vipBillG
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, had the special app and entre both where excellent.

JC
JeanC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in our area. The staff is very attentive and friendly and the food is delicious!

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vipKarenod
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time my friend and I have met for a quick reunion in Scranton and eaten dinner at Sambuca Grille! The restaurant is a lovely little place with a beautiful bar up front and a long room at the back, it's quiet enough to have a great conversation while enjoying dinner and drinks. The service is amazing, attentive without being intrusive and willing to make sure you are well tended to. The food is excellent! So delicious that you want to savor every bite. The drinks are all made and also delicious! We had a lovely time the first time which is probably 2 years ago and last night! I'm not a big fan of Scranton, but will go back just to have dinner at Sambuca Grille!

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MarionC
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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MarkB
Poconos
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and dining experience Our meals were excellent and the service was friendly and attentive

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was great. Will go back

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GaryL
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent home made Italian food. We have eaten here often. Service is outstanding! Always enjoy this place. If you haven't tried, you need to.

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MikeH
Poconos
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were awesome! Sambuca is one of our favorite spots.

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EveW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The recommended daily special was outstanding.
Very pleasant environment, but I don’t recommend seating near the piano player.

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Persey
Poconos
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sambuca Grille is my favorite place to dine. The food is always delicious. The staff is superb and welcoming especially danny.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great time!

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BillK
Poconos
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Always good food and specials are continuously changing. Reservations a must

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner
..service food...excellent !!! 5 star!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service staff is excellent, attentive and friendly.
The specials are always delicious.
Overall, a very good place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service

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vipModena430
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing the veal chop was off the charts
The shrimp with the cognac mustard sauce was amazing steam clams were awesome artichoke appetizer brilliant
Service always top notch in the highlight the piano player does a magnificent job !!!

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vipPhilly25
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sambuca never disappoints. The food is always delicious, service amazing and definitely love the piano player on Fridays, it sets a wonderful ambiance. One of my favs!

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vip121Henry
Poconos
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Good service. Loose the piano player singer !!!
Decent value.

Just don’t have the piano player singer and less you put it right by the bar or the kitchen.

The guy can’t really sing, I might only be popular with the +80 crowd

Our table was within 10 feet and we had to shout over him.
Maybe it would be OK if you’d drunk a lot of alcohol, And couldn’t really tell the difference between him and a flat Frank Sinatra

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vipAnneJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍 one of my family’s favorites

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vipkena
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Scranton. excellent t service, outstanding food , and the best lemon drops I e ever had!!! I highly recommend

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KristineS
Poconos
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely everything about our experience was perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting my daughter. Traditional Italian, beautiful piano playing, great wine list. High end customer service from the wait staff!!.

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vipBeachJoe
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very very nice and accommodating! The food was excellent! Very authentic. The daily specials were pretty extensive. Which I could have had them all!

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JillL
Poconos
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always so fresh and delicious. Martinis are wonderful. Owners are so gracious. We love it there

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CarrieannD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic food. Came into town for a convention and this was the first time we have eaten here! I can't wait to go back to PA so we can go there again!

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MikeH
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the first time we've been to Sambucca since covid started and we're happy they made it through the pandemic. I had the pork chop special which was amazing and my girl got the lobster ravioli with the champagne sauce and it was literally the tastiest dish I've had anywhere! Make sure to save room for the limoncello mascarpone cake!

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DaveS
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to relax with fine food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner, good service, good time. Piano player enjoyable but volume could be turned down some.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my first time for me and my date as it was also our first date. Great ambience service was on point and food was great.

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vipFourforzero
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bennie the owner is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant... food was wonderful, wait staff was great and ambiance was very nice!

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KathyC
Poconos
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saumbuca Grille is fantastic. The service, atmosphere and amazing food make it a very special dining experience. I’m glad to see they have survived the pandemic but not really surprised as they have a loyal customer base which they well deserve. Thank you for such a wonderful, highest quality dining experience!

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JessicaV
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was all delicious and the service was first rate.

FAQs

Sambuca Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Sambuca Grille is rated 4.9 stars by 676 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.