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Sambuca Grille

4.6
4.6
767 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 4 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 767 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Romantic

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Romantic

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  1. n

    normd

    Richmond

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  2. M

    Marth

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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!
  3. HH

    HelenH

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food beautiful atmosphere and kind wait staff. Wonderful place to spend my birthday dinner 😊
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. RA

    RobertA

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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!
  9. KB

    KrissyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

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

    SuzK0205

    Poconos

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in town.
  24. D

    Dogman

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Classic Italian in downtown Scranton, attentive staff and good food
  25. 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.
  26. 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!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was fabulous but the service was slow.
  28. SM

    ShariM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for Mother’s Day - food was outstanding, service was excellent, cocktail was good too :)
  29. m

    marienardone

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    First time we have ever been there since we hear everyone rave about this place and will never be back. Our drink order was a miss since my husband ordered a coke and it was all seltzer only to be told they dont have anymore coke syrup to even switch out. When it came time to order our food we order, an appetizer and our meals, we were a little surprised we dont get salads with our meals considering the price. Even more shocked with how fast out meals came out since we are still waiting for our appetizer only to find out our waitress never put in our appetizer order. Then it came time to pay and that was a debacle when trying to use a giftcard we got. We could not get out of your establishment fast enough. It is way overpriced and would have higher expectations for an establishment like this. We went to a bar a few doors down for way better service, food and drinks, even the bartender at the place we went to after to get food because we were starving kept apologizing for our experience we had at Sambuca and they dont even work for you!
  30. S

    Sally

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was delicious, service was a bit slow but that was unusual.
  31. MM

    MelisaM

    West Virginia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Save room for dessert, the pistachio cake was so light and delightful.
  32. RS

    RonaldS

    Poconos

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely, enjoyable, entertaining, great food, company and charm.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    We had a reservation at 8:30. We were not seated until 9:15. The waiter did not take our order until 10:00 pm. We requested to place our order at 9:30 and they told us we were not allowed to place our order yet because the kitchen was backed up. Although the food was tremendous the service was awful. If it weren’t for the bartender who was kind enough to place our order for us we wouldn’t have been able to put our order in for at least another half hour.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, staff very efficient. Good entertainment
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall great food and restaurant, filet mignon was extremely tasty and well cooked. The vibe was very calm and nice. Will return soon!
  36. L

    Liza

    Poconos

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love dining at Sambuca.
  37. J

    Jeff

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service is wonderful; a real value for the money. The piano adds that touch of class that keeps us coming back. The overall noise level is the only draw back.
  38. TF

    TravisF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place food is outstanding Paul on piano is amazing
  39. SS

    SueS

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Dining Experience
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Overpriced for.portions and quality Service was overbearing and intrusive

FAQs

Sambuca Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Sambuca Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 767 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 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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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