Sambuca Grille

4.8
704 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Sambuca Grille is an Italian restaurant located in Downtown Scranton.
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4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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HarryD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diverse menu of great food, excellent service, beautiful quaint atmosphere. I can't wait to go back.

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MarieV
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Sambucca - never disappointed. The noise level at times is very loud especially when you wear hearing aids.

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Umbriaco
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Felt like going out and having a nice meal and relaxing. They had a piano player bringing great atmosphere to the evening. Really great night out.

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Billyv32
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Great wait staff! The food was very tasty!

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Jason
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great as always

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vipRosemaryD
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Short handed. Food was Great as usual. Never received any bread for the table

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DeniseV
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic…bartender was very sweet and helpful!

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vipkena
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is top notch and so is the service. Taylor makes a mean lemon drip!! This place is a true gem in Scranton..

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DanaC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff was pleasant, atmosphere was great!! Piano and singing brought me back ..loved !! The birthday song, and cake was soo sweet!! Will be going back!

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swest502
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great venue for a special dinner. Had the veal chop special this time, outstanding!

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JB2021
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Great atmosphere! Cozy place to eat and talk.

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vipnormd
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service.

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Luvfood
Poconos
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service

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Mark
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a great atmosphere! I highly recommend the Honey Nut Cheerio martini!

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GaryL
Poconos
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and outstanding service. Love this place.

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RalphM
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food is awesome. Service is pleasant. Nice place to go for a date.

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MichelleB
Poconos
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there. We had an awesome meal, and great service in a delightful cozy atmosphere! We will be back again.

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DonaldN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Second time we were there. The food was great but the service wasn’t. Arrived there at 5:30 and our order was taken until after 6:00. The whole dining experience took almost two hours.

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RonaldS
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Sambuca food, service, piano music, cocktails and we are always satisfied with everything.

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MichaelL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is beyond exceptional and the food is second to none. Would highly recommend !!!

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Perfection
Poconos
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for any special occasion. Amazing food, amazing service

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Maureen
Poconos
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place with the best staff, food and ambience!

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MicheleG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for an anniversary dinner with my husband. This was our first time dining at Sambuca and we will definitely be back! The food, drinks, ambiance, and value were all fantastic but the service was truly outstanding. The timing of our meals was PERFECT - with cocktails, appetizers, salads, dinner, and dessert all coming out at the ideal pace. As a result, we could enjoy each dish in turn and settle in comfortably to the next when it arrived. As someone who has worked in a fair share of restaurants, I know how challenging that can be. These guys are pros - they operate like a well-oiled machine. Plus, they really seem to enjoy what they do, which made the whole experience even better.

The menu is robust, and the food is Italian-inspired. They have a nice amount of off-menu specials as well, so be sure to check those out!

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HRPIV
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't had a dining experience like this in some time. It was very refreshing to be truly waited on from the moment we stepped inside until we left. The drinks we perfect and the food exceptional.

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RichardT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! My favorite restaurant in Scranton by far!

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vipTerriP
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love dining here. The service is always fantastic and the food is delicious. We never had anything we did not enjoy. The piano player on the weekend is an added plus. Do yourself a favor and have dinner here, you will not be disappointed.

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is my 3rd time eating here and have never had a bad meal . The service was great as well . I had the veal chop this visit and it was delicious . We will be back !

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Karp
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding - they definitely have a skilled chef!
Drinks remained empty a bit longer than I would like and left our water glasses empty. This is an opportunity for improvement for Sambuca.
Other than that opportunity the overall experience was very positive and I will surely return.

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wayne
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Piano player creates a great, old school vibe.

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MichaelL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be coming back.

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vipnancit
Poconos
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service as always! One of my top favorite restaurants of all time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sambuca Grille is one of the best restaurants in Scranton….the food is amazing, the staff are all incredibly attentive, and they make the best martinis around (especially the honey-nut-cheerio martini and the chocolate martini). Danny makes us feel like family every time we are there, and always makes sure we have everything we need. You will not be disappointed…doesn’t get any better in Scranton…ENJOY!!!

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Maureen
Poconos
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sambuca is the best. Service is great. Atmosphere is great for a date night or dinner with family & friends.

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LewisB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ambiance is very pleasant and the service was good. The food was okay. I thought it was overpriced. Too much sauce on my pasta dish. I ordered a puttanesca, but there were no capers, just a few chopped olives and no anchovies. The salad was fresh, but kind of blah.
I think it would be a good place for appetizers and a drink. Maybe work a bit on some of the pasta and entrees.

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MaryannO
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere, friendly helpful servers. One of our favorite restaurants.

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VettemanTC
Poconos
21 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening, my wife and I brought a friend from Philly and he was very impressed with the food and service. All of our dinners were outstanding. The only thing that I would recommend to the restaurant would be to serve warm bread not the cold bread they serve.

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AnnT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place with excellent food. Staff was extremely helpful to assist with disability accommodations. Easily accessible for disabled clients. Portions large. Pleasant evening. Would definitely recommend.

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vipMarth
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
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 on July 30, 2021
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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vipMarth
Philadelphia
31 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!

FAQs

Sambuca Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Sambuca Grille is rated 4.8 stars by 704 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.