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Sambuca Grille, Scranton, PA
Sambuca Grille, Scranton, PA
Sambuca Grille, Scranton, PA
Sambuca Grille, Scranton, PA
Sambuca Grille, Scranton, PA

Sambuca Grille

4.7
4.7
881 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Sambuca Grille is an Italian restaurant located in Downtown Scranton.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm
  • Phone number
    (570) 961-5205
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Please call 570-961-5205 to inquire and ask for Benny
  • Neighborhood
    Scranton
  • Cross street
    Spruce Street
  • Parking details
    Free Street Parking Dinner time
  • Entertainment
    Come and enjoy our Live Piano Singer every Friday and Saturday night
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 881 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Food

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Good for business meals

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Neighborhood gem

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Great for fine wines

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Good for special occasions

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Food

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Good for business meals

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Neighborhood gem

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Great for fine wines

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Good for special occasions

881 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious! They were short staffed because someone called off …the front of the house was busy but they were fantastic! The two servers and one bus person worked together and didn’t miss a beat! The music was great! Thanks for another wonderful experience! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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  2. gw4775

    Atlantic City

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here many times....food, drinks and service always outstanding.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent!!! Service Terrific and the the staff very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. They were aware when water glasses needed refilling or drinks were needed. The appetizer suggestions were fantastic. This a place we will definitely be going back to.

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  4. January49

    Philadelphia

    166 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    166 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good experience. Service and food was great. Addition of pianist just made the evening better. Return visit is a sure thing!

    1 person found this helpful

  5. CourtneyM

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was delicious, fast service, only thing was it’s a little pricey but worth it for some good Italian!

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  6. HilaryS

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the piano. Such a unique restaurant with amazing food and service.

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  7. BobTAlabama

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always fresh. Good sized portions, always have several specials. My veal was tender and not breaded. Only shortcoming not much prosciutto on my saltimboca.

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  8. StephanieL

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time there and they never disappoint. We had the Caesar salad with anchovies (my favorite item there) red snapper special, fried calamari, sole and shrimp francese, and shrimp parmigiana. Highly recommend and will certainly go back whenever I’m visiting my son at college.

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  9. SheilaF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service, but very loud. It would be nice to see the specials on paper as I couldn’t hear the server.

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  10. SamF

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Lovely food. Live music. Fantastic place for a romantic dinner. Parking outside on the street. What's not to like?

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints, I love this restaurant! I would absolutely recommend.

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  12. robertg

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was awesome and very nice. She explained all the specials and was always close by. Food was awesome and there was a guy playing the piano

    1 person found this helpful

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Italian seafood dishes; Ambiance 10/10 with a wonderful piano player in the background.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time having dinner at Sambuca Grille. The food service and drinks were very good. I would definitely go back again.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing at Sambuca! The staff and Paul the piano player makes for a very relaxing enjoyable meal

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  16. 10sgal

    Houston

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute perfection!! Sambuca Grille is easily the best Italian, if not the best overall, restaurant in all of Scranton and the surrounding area. I seriously put it up there with the best of NYC. Superior quality and presentation.

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  17. Tessa

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful Christmas Eve, dinner, great service, excellent food and terrific piano player

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  18. POOHJ

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely Italian feeling. Food was oustanding. A jewel in Scranton, PA

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  19. January49

    Philadelphia

    166 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, service was great. Paul’s piano music adds to the mood. A great choice for the evening.

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  20. JohnM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The piano and singer made it so that we could not hear each other at the table. The service was slow.

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  21. Victor

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time here. Service was super great. We both ordered entree specials of the day. Veal chop and ravioli stuffed with meat. Food was great. I wish other resturants would be so great with service. Only small disapointment was the pistachio cake. It looked beautiful but we both agreed it didn't have much flavor; flavor was good just very very weak. Would recomend a visit. We want to go back.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints Excellent food and service Live piano music is a bonus A great place for a celebration or just dinner with friends and family!!!

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  23. EileenQ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff very attentive. Food was very good with a tasty variety of selections & specials. Been there before & will go back again :) Piano man was a nice touch.

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  24. Andie

    Poconos

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, the food and service is outstanding at Sambuca Grille. Love the daily Specials, fantastic. Only issue was a serious dairy allergy, made it known to the server, asked for no cream, no butter, no cheese. The plate still had parmesan cheese on it. It's a challenging allergy to be able to dine out. We tried. We also understand it happens.

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  25. ChrisJ

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Nice ambiance. Friendly staff. Delicious food and drinks. Will definitely return. 👍🏻

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  26. SethW

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were excellent. Always a great time and wonderful meal.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the Sambuca Grill proved the perfect choice to unwind after a day of golf coupled with a birthday celebration. Outstanding food, service and attention given to make for a wonderful experience!

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  28. Luvfood

    Poconos

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good and so was the service. We’ve dined here many times and it never disappoints.

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  29. rich8116

    Philadelphia

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy Sambuca Grill for dinner before a show. The food and service is excellent and the pricing is reasonable.

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  30. stephenb

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The reservation was handled well, and we had the quiet table we requested. The service was timely, and the food was, as always, excellent.

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  31. gw4775

    Atlantic City

    84 reviews

    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here many times, always great food, drinks, and service.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and ambience. Paul at the piano made it super special as he is so warm and engaging.

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  33. DenisK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything, service was amazing, friendly staff! Perfecto! I thought I was in Brooklyn!

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  34. PaulP

    Miami

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food heavily salted and over cooked. Doubt fish was fresh which would explain the heavy hand on salt. Salt is a trick restaurants use for fish that isn't as fresh as it could be.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sambuca never disappoints….we have celebrated many occasions here and hope to celebrate many more. NYC-Italian level dining in downtown Scranton.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. PatriciaBV

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sambuca hás Amazing food and kind service in a very familiar environment. It was our first time and we will be back for sure! I strongly recommend if you are around Scranton area.

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  37. Peaches

    Poconos

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sambuca Grille food menu items and specials are always delicious. It is one of our favorite local restaurants because of the wonderful service.

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  38. CindyN

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. The ravioli special was outstanding!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the most consistent restaurants in all of Northeast Pa The food is always very good The servers go above and beyond Simply excellent!

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  40. KWed

    Poconos

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was busy for a Wednesday night. Thankful we made an 8pm reservation. Service was exceptional as it always is as was the food superb! Sambuca is a must for dinner when in Scranton!

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FAQs

Sambuca Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Sambuca Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 881 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sambuca Grille

234 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Spruce Street
  • Neighborhood
    Scranton
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Free Street Parking Dinner time
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Come and enjoy our Live Piano Singer every Friday and Saturday night
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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