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Sambuca Grille

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

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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 803 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Food

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Value

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Hot spot

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Romantic

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Food

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Value

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Hot spot

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Romantic

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  1. w

    wayne

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an enjoyable dining experience. Great and attentive service, excellent meals and fun atmosphere with piano player. Truly a perfect, old school vibe.
  2. PT

    PatrickT

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal!! We had a new server, only her 2nd day. She was quite attentive, polite and welcoming. Look forward to returning.
  3. AW

    AaronW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible place to visit. Food is the best around. The wait staff were very friendly and accommodating. My wife and I travel across the country often and find that the best Italian food is in our own back yard
  4. F

    Fierei

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Food was good. Service was fair. Piano player / Singer way to loud for the size of the room. Experienced very difficult time hearing conversation at our table.
  5. PT

    PalmTreeFoodie

    Naples

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was served hot and well priced for the plating - nice live piano music made it a festive evening with family!
  6. GP

    GailP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food, servers, atmosphere were all great. The only issue we and a few other tables had was the lighting was a little too low to read the menus. Several of us had to use the flashlight on our phones 😊. I would absolutely recommend Sambuca Grille to friends and family.
  7. AE

    AshleyElizabeth

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Food was great. We will be back for sure! Just loved everything about this place
  9. T

    Toothid

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful experience. The restaurant was crowded, but the service was outstanding. Food was delicious and prepared with attention to detail. Portions were perfect size. No room for dessert but they looked delicious.
  10. M

    Meagen

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We always enjoy Sambuca Grille. The food is always good, and we are more than happy that it is open on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
  11. L

    Lynn

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Had to wait twenty minutes for a table with a reservation. Service was fair and not attentive at all. Was seated close to piano and was hard to hear companions at times. Food and drinks were very good.
  12. r

    rich8116

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Nice location convenient to the local theater but on this occasion the dining room was exceptionally noisy. Food was good and service was up to par
  13. A

    Angela

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience. We loved the atmosphere, food, and service
  14. p

    patd

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always food service outstanding. Flounca and staff outstanding job.
  15. TS

    TracyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On time seating, super friendly staff, great drinks and most of all the food was absolutely delicious! Highly recommend!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  17. AL

    AlessioL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Didn’t feel welcoming like last time , food was good. They forgot my wife birthday. Little disappointed there
  18. TG

    TerryG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We had to wait to be seated. We were too close to the piano and overall the noise level was high. Wait staff seemed disorganized. But the food was delicious!
  19. RR

    RickR

    Poconos

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I already told you.. in the first page.............................................................................................
  20. E

    Elaben

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food was delicious. I had a veal entree which was quite tender. My husband had the pork chop special and enjoyed his as well. We have never had a problem with any of the food. Highly recommend.
  21. JM

    JosephM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect from start to finish. Hats off to Flonza for exceptional service!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal!
  23. n

    normd

    Richmond

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistency excellent food and service. Good wine selections.
  24. A

    Apples55

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a reservation at 5:30 on a Saturday (they only open at 4:30) and the restaurant was packed - a very good sign!!! The menu is nicely varied so you shouldn’t have any problem finding something you’re interested in trying. My brother tried an appetizer special, fried burrata and he said it was wonderful. I had a half order of pasta as my appetizer (rigatoni filetto pomodoro) which was amazing. I always appreciate when a restaurant will give you a half order as an appetizer. We both had the pollo dijon and requested it over pasta instead of with potato and veggies - no problem. The dish was excellent… the sauce did not have an overpowering mustard taste. The main courses were excellent sized portions. The wine list has a nice selection of American and imported wines with many in the $50 - $60 range. We had a nice Pinot Grigio Santa margherita. My brother also had a chocolate martini which he regretted not getting a second!!! They offer a small selection of deserts, but the two we had were delicious (I strongly recommend the chocolate cake - small, but VERY dense and chocolatey!!!). I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY where there was a neighborhood Italian restaurant on nearly every corner… Sambuca Grille is sort of an upscale version of those amazing restaurants I frequented in Brooklyn.
  25. AC

    AllisonC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place is not what I expected...its was absolutely horrible...it only took then 45 minutes to get bread on the table :"" that came out cold""".they dont even offer a salad with a meal ......I ordered the chicken Marcella dinner..The sauce was nasty the mushrooms where canned,, what the hell is that...the potatoes had no test at all..and the green beans where soggy and test less...on a scale of 1 to 10 I would give this place a 2....after being in the restaurant business for over 20 years ..myself I would have been ashamed of putting this in front of a costum....
  26. L

    Luvfood

    Poconos

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks as well as great service. Love dining here. One of our favorite places!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice small restaurant. I consider this a date, special occasion place, but I did see one large family With children. I do enjoy restaurants where the waiters know how to time the service and this was one of those places. I was visiting in Scranton and would highly recommend this to tourists.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food ! Attentive staff
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome!
  30. J

    January49

    Philadelphia

    118 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, good service, good entertainment
  31. RM

    RalphM

    Poconos

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and drinks
  32. c

    chevyman

    Poconos

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a nice evening out with some friends. The food and service were very good. Would highly recommend this establishment to others.
  33. JS

    JackS

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great. Food and piano player made the night perfect
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  35. AN

    AntaresN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went there for our anniversary. It was wonderful. We had been there once before. Everything we ordered was amazing. We were eating off each others plate. :) Service was top notch. The piano player played beautifully and was in great voice.
  36. l

    louie

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot
  37. JL

    JohnL

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great but the piano player was the best part of the night.
  38. RA

    RobertA

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten there 4 times now and expect to eat there again soon. Their normal entrees and pasta dishes are truly superb. Their specials are not to be missed. Last night my wife had the beef ravioli, and I had the chicken rollantini (both specials) .... they were out of this world good. The staff is very friendly, and the place attracts a nice clientele. It is small, but it is stylish and makes for a nice venue if you want a quiet night out. I have never eaten on a Friday or Saturday, but I can imagine that they are jammed.
  39. JR

    JenROC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, easy to find & park. Quiet on a Monday. A+
  40. TH

    TomH

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice experience, would do it again Parking was a little difficult

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Sambuca Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 803 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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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

  • 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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