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Sambuca Grille

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


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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

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What 778 people are saying

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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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Value

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Fit for Foodies

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Value

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. c

    chevyman

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a nice evening out with some friends. The food and service were very good. Would highly recommend this establishment to others.
  2. 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
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  4. 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.
  5. l

    louie

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. JR

    JenROC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, easy to find & park. Quiet on a Monday. A+
  9. 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
  10. KB

    KarlB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent, perhaps the best veal I've enjoyed in a long time. Pasta was perfect, salad excellent.
  11. DW

    DavidW

    Naples

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around!!!
  12. p

    patd

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Benny and his staff make the dinning experience very enjoyable. We will be back.
  13. n

    nancit

    Poconos

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic experience. Top-notch food and staff! Favorite date night restaurant!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, Great value, and Great food. Looking forward to returning.
  15. n

    normd

    Richmond

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  16. M

    Marth

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a Sambuca salad: greens, fresh, sweet tomato sluces and a light vinaigrette dressing, followed by the tuna steak special. The tuna was perfectly grilled, topped with a subtle lemon sauce, and was served over steamed spinach and roasted potatoes. Service was friendly and attentive. We look forward to returning!
  17. HH

    HelenH

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food beautiful atmosphere and kind wait staff. Wonderful place to spend my birthday dinner 😊
  18. MN

    MarianneN

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good but not outstanding. Salads are priced separately for pasta entrees. Servers were very attentive.
  19. d

    dcjtf

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was good, not great. Noise level uncomfortably high, piano would have been nicer as background music rather than adding one more voice to the mix
  20. t

    tonyval

    Poconos

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always incredibly delicious food especially the specials are my go too.
  21. S

    Sally

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was a bit slow, I think they probably need more staff. Food was exceptional. Overall great experience
  22. RA

    RobertA

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! A real gem in Scranton. The food was varied and our entrees were terrific. The entire staff was friendly and cordial. Will definitely return again!
  23. KB

    KrissyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly Servers helped one another great service. Food was delicious.
  24. SK

    SuzK0205

    Poconos

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great 1st impression. Very friendly and professional staff. Everyone works together as a team. We tried everything: Drinks, appetizers,entrée & desserts. It was all delicious and fresh. Perfect portions. Reasonably priced. 10/10 recommend. We will return.
  25. VT

    VettemanTC

    Poconos

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I always find this restaurant rewarding in all ratings. Everything was top notch as usual last evening. They have a very energetic and young staff.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, absolutely great time. We will come here again!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    BEWARE: DO NOT TRUST YOUR SPECIAL OCCASION TO SAMBUCA GRILLE IN SCRANTON PA! Terrible experience due to unprofessionalism of this restaurant! So, what happened? On June 10, I used OpenTable to make a special reservation for my wife’s birthday on Saturday July 10. I reserved a full month ahead as I wanted this to be special and to take no chances. I indicated it was a birthday and added comments that I wanted to make it extra special. On Friday, July 9, I received the usual computer generated email from OpenTable asking me to confirm that I was going to be there for my reservation the following day. I immediately confirmed through OpenTable. Also, that same day I called the restaurant and left a voicemail confirming personally and again indicating that this was a very special occasion. I did not want to leave anything to chance. My wife and I arrived at the restaurant 20 minutes ahead of the reservation time. To my total shock and embarrassment I was met with a closed restaurant and a sign on the door stating they are closed July 3 through July 10 and wishing everyone a nice vacation! So there we were abandoned by Sambuca Grille on my wife’s birthday, a Saturday night, with no dinner reservation or place to go. The restaurant did not have the common decency to adjust its OpenTable settings to indicate they were closed, to reach out and inform me well in advance that they were closed, or to return its voicemails. This is the height of unprofessionalism and a lack of any concern whatsoever for their customers. I have since discovered that there are much, much better restaurant options around the area - which will be the subject of a separate review. Sambuca Grille is dated, tired and worn out as obviously is it ownership and management. Avoid at all costs!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sambucca Grill never fails to delight me and my dining companions. It’s my ‘go-to’ place whenever I’m in Scranton and want an elegant yet relaxed dining experience. Every item on the menu is cooked to perfection just like my Italian grandmother used to make. The quality of the food is excellent. The recipes are creative. Best of all is the cocktail menu. I have visited Sambucca Grill several times already in the past and I can’t wait for the next occasion to dine there.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very romantic and blissfully quiet and food was divine!
  30. MP

    MarshallP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I Had to talk to Piano player to play happy music after he started singing several depressing songs, With lyrics like " the final curtain" He then played "New York", "That's Amore'" and "Sweet Caroline" and the place livened up and the diners started having fun.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Extremely rude. Told us they could not seat us even though we booked a reservation that was confirmed through OpenTable.
  32. b

    bruceh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff at Sambuca are efficient and professional. My wife and I had a wonderful time while dining there. The only change I would recommend is that they start using real butter with their bread. Everything else was delicious.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Although we booked a table we sat at the bar And had a wonderful dining experience. Although small ,we shared romantic conversation happily The bartender had a welcoming personality friendly and professional all the way around. We shared the eggplant appetizer and will say it was phenomenal. Ordered one of the nightly specials, swordfish * and it was nothing less than delicious. Will definitely be back
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent
  35. M

    Marth

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner was perfectly grilled ahi tuna steaks, served over greens and white beans. Generous Caesar salad and Italian bread to start. Freshly-filled cannoli for dessert.
  36. JB

    JimmyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing and the whole staff were fantastic. Would recommend to everyone.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in town.
  38. D

    Dogman

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Classic Italian in downtown Scranton, attentive staff and good food
  39. JL

    JodiL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here to celebrate my graduation from U Scranton and had a great experience. Food was great and the piano music added charm and a neat vibe to dinner.
  40. a

    annar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best places to eat for a birthday or special occasion. The food is fantastic along with the drinks and ambience. If you are looking for a place to take someone for a special occasion, this is it!

FAQs

Sambuca Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Sambuca Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 778 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


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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