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About Sammy's Trattoria

Sammy's Trattoria serves real, authentic Italian cuisine in a comfortable yet elegant setting. Try our "Family Style" dining where we prepare some of our specialties combined with some requests from you and serve you 4+ courses of fun, traditional Italian dining. (great for parties of 4+). Our homemade pastas, soups, stocks, and meatballs are old family recipes made daily. We pride ourselves in using only the freshest, best quality ingredients combined with traditional and thorough preparation.

1200 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Biddle St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 837-9999

Website:
http://www.sammystrattoria.com/

Catering:
Sammy's catering menu is perfect for office lunches, offsite meetings and special occasions.

Parking Details:
We offer Valet parking some nights. Otherwise street parking.

Executive Chef:
Sam Curreri

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Sammy's is a fabulous venue for Wedding Receptions and Rehearsal dinners, Birthdays, Graduations, Baby Celebrations, etc. Whatever the occasion, we look forward to making it a special one. We specialize in Italian Family style Dining. Contact us for more details and go to our web site www.sammystrattoria.com

Sammy's Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.0

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4.1

value

4.0

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Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Good for a Date (13)
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Comfort Food (13)
Romantic (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Authentic (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Casual (9)
Business Meals (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Cozy (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We were treated like old friends from the moment we pulled up to their valet parking.
The host greeted me by name, as If I were a weekly regular. NIce table, great waitstaff, drinks, food, and wine all above the ordinary. Will go back again.....and again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 10, 2018

It was an excellent evening of great food and with a good friend.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We always have a great time. Will go back again and again and again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food and service are always consistently good. We try to go there at least once a month.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Given the expanding dining scene in Baltimore there are some improvements that can be made for Sammy’s to be a bit more appealing and competitive within the market. We switched some silverware with an unoccupied adjacent table due to some residue on our utensils, a water glass we were given had a large crack, and our appetizer was served in a chipped plate.

The freshly baked bread and seasoned oil for dipping was delicious, but unfortunately was the highlight of the meal as far as quality ingredients.
The pasta included with the spaghetti and meatballs was not fresh, homemade but rather pre-made. Where many newer establishments me their postal daily, doing the same at Sammy’s would be a step in the right direction.

To their credit, all portions were enormous and you will not leave hungry.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

From the moment we entered Sammy’s we knew we were in the right place for a warm, welcoming, and delicious experience. Sammy’s filled the bill. Wonderful place to celebrate NYEve. Wish I lived in Baltimore. I would be a regular

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Sammy's never disappoints. The food is always authentic, fresh, and tasty and they have a good wine list. My husband comes from an Italian family who always begs to go when they are in town. They agree that it is the best around. I am gluten free and NEVER feel like there isn't plenty for me to eat and enjoy. There are naturally gluten free options like risotto and several entrees, but Sammy's always has gluten free pasta that tastes pretty darn good as well.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Never say that their are VIP people in the back so 2 people at the bar have to wait longer. Christmas Eve was not organized there. It’s good food for Italian In the area but not appropriate explanations of why food took 45 mins for 2 people

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Spending Christmas Eve with Sammy and the gang has been a tradition for many years! Excellent food, service and attention to detail. No better place for family, friends and a guaranteed good time!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Sammy's is our favorite place to dine before BSO concerts. Impeccable food and friendly service, great atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

My husband and I have dined at Sammy's a number of times before the Symphony-the food is good, bar service is quick and it's a quick walk to the show.

We made reservations for TWO HOURS before showtime and our food arrived after an hour and a half, forcing us to eat quickly and run to the show. During that time, our drinks were not refilled and no apology was offered.

I understand that we were dining during the holiday season, and that the waiter has no control over the kitchen, but the food preparation was slow and some of it was cold when it came out. I'd recommend dining elsewhere if you're eating at Sammy's before another engagement (even if you think you're giving yourself plenty of time).

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very friendly staff and amazing Italian food. We came early for our reservation and were seated promptly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Delicious dinner and wonderful service.
Steve greeted us warmly and was very personable. Renee was awesome in suggesting a nice wine and chatted with us. We had a wonderful meal, experience and will be back

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Seated in the basement dining room--not the nicest location. Food was good on the whole (6 guests, 6 different entrrees; most of us were happy with our dish). Service was spotty, but the staff were pleasant and friendly. I would eat here again if an occasion presented itself.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

One of our favorite spots in Baltimore! Always great food and wine in a loud and fun environment. Would recommend the spaghetti and meatballs and the lasagna with the bolognese. Always great service, too!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We are frequent visitors to Sammy's. Some of the better Italian cuisine in Baltimore, which is saying a lot. Excellent price point given the quality of the food.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We enjoyed a great meal in a casual and friendly atmosphere. We'll be back!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Sammy's food, service, and ambiance is always great! Need to remind myself to go there more often.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Outstanding food, great atmosphere, staff is friendly, and a very nice bar.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Impromptu dinner at Sammy’s turned out quite well. Due to the time constraints, we only had time for a quick bite and these bites were delicious! Garlicky olive oil and warm bread to start, house salad generously dressed with Parmesan, shrimp toast for me (good lumps, tasty sauce that did not overpower crab, minimal amount of crusty bread), and scrumptious sausage and peppers for hubby (appetizer that could easily be an entree: charred, not greasy sausage, creamy peppers). Black bottom cheesecake - light and soft filling, classic chocolate dough) and berry tea completed this very satisfying meal. We split salad and desert and still left full. Lovely ambiance, very good service - on the spot suggestions, very quick delivery, engaging and friendly staff. We’ll be back!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Se had a wonderful evening meal before the Chicago concert. Great parking across the street - a very friendly parking guy! we love the atmosphere, the prices are quite reasonable, and we will be back again! Thanks for a special evening - Clem and Jean Gaines, Columbia.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went prior to concert at Lyric. Had reservations 2 hours before event. Restaurant was severely understaffed to handle large number of reservations due to event. We're out of many wine & menu items. Took an hour to be served salads. 2 of us got our salads 30 minutes before the other 2 in our party- same with entrees. Diners at neighboring table never received their entrees after 1.5 hours. We're told they still had to pay. Will never go again prior to event

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We were a party of two and seated in a basement room with no ambiance but plenty of noise. A very large table for over 30 was next to us. Our server was very frantic preparing for the large party. The restaurant was seriously understaffed in this particular room. Our entries were nothing even close to outstanding and the wait from time of order to good served was excessive. We will not go back.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I will never eat at Sammy’s Trattoria again. I made a 6:00 pm reservation on OpenTable and was told when I arrived at 6:00 pm that no table would be available for at least another 45 minutes. I had concert tickets and couldn’t wait another 45 minutes. This is the second time I made a reservation at Sammy’s Trattoria and was told when I arrived at the reserved time that no table was available. Sammy’s should be removed from OpenTable. Sammy’s is unreliable.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Disappointed that gluten free pasta was not available after calling in advance. Server was nice but not knowledgeable of menu options. It was a busy night with slow service. Three people seated at table for two made for crowded dining. No incentive to return.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Sammy and his team are great. Everyone works together to make serving of the meal run smoothly and to make the evening enjoyable.
Sammy n his cooks are always willing to prepare changes to the menu.
Always great!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Tablecloth was dirty. Somewhat surprising at 5:30 pm.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very busy night so our entrees took over an hour to arrive from when we ordered. I know it's all made fresh but that seemed like an unusual amount of time to wait. It would have been helpful if our waitress was a little more attentive - i.e. "any more bread?" or "anything else to drink?" or "sorry it's taking so long" etc. Pretty basic stuff. But otherwise the food is very good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Sammy's is a neighborhood Italian restaurant that transports you to a friendly but somewhat sophisticated European destination as soon as you walk in the door. The staff are amazing, food outstanding and the portions are large at an amazing value.
I recommend to any and all--there are small tables that are intimate, large tables for families and larger groups, and everything in between.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly, Casual, Disabled Access
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Sammy's is an authentic Italian restaurant with a family vibe and lots of energy. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed amazingly flavored entrees and a bottle of prosecco for my mom's birthday. My only "complaint" was that the food took a while to come out, however, when it arrived it was piping hot, perfectly cooked and seasoned and was well worth the wait. It also made me feel like we had a more authentic dining experience because we could take our time and savor everything.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We LOVED Sammy's. We were in Baltimore for a concert and went there for dinner. The service was incredible and the food excellent. We will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I ordered a BoMbay GIN martini on the rocks. The drink was served without ice. Rather than taking it back and fixing it the waitress grabbed a glass of ice. Then it turned out it was not gin but Grey Goose vodka. Then they brought the wrong entree. When the correct entree came the side of pasta was cold. Not warm but cold When I complained to the host on the way out I was brushed off with the comment that they would try to make it up next time. On the other hand, my wife’s meal was fine as have been other meals when we ate there.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Sammy's is outstanding. From Steve at the front of house, through the parting espresso, all is magnificent. The food is great, and it is especially fun to enjoy house created specialties, such as crab bruschetta and sausage with pepper and onions. Great wine, too. You all should go there.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Made a reservation through open table for a 6pm reservation as we had tickets to the Speakers Series at the Meyerhof at 8. When we got there on time, there were 8 people ahead of us in line. There was only 1 person at the front desk seating. He seated the people in front of us and then began calling people behind us by name to seat them. When he finally got to us, I told him we had a reservation through open table. He said we weren't on the list and he didn't know how we got one as they had closed Open Table. I showed him my confirmation and we got a table begrudging. Waitress came a couple of minutes later and we ordered our wine, appetizers and entrees. We told her we had tickets at 8 and she could bring us everything at once to expedite things. We got our wine and then sat there for 1 ½ hours waiting for our food. We were at the point of leaving when the food came. 2 tables next to us didn’t receive their dinner at all before we all had to leave. One of them only got an iced tea and when they told they waitress they were leaving, she presented them with a bill for the ice tea. Other table complained to the host that they had been there for an hour and a half and his response was that one should expect 2 hours to dine there, the kitchen was backed up and if their food came out he would have it packed to go. They left in disgust without food or paying. Our bill was incorrect by $32 as we were charged for a bottle and a glass of wine instead of just 2 glasses. By scarfing the food and getting a correct bill, we just made it to the lecture on time. Food wasn’t bad, but misrepresented on the menu somewhat. We ordered a caprese salad and an arugula one. The caprese was a miniature arugula salad with a round of buratta and 2 grape tomatoes cut in half—no basil anywhere. Rest of the food was decent, but we won’t every go there again

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We ate there on October 24, 2017. At the restaurant's suggestion we made reservations more than 2 hours before a show at the Meyerhoff. The show was at 8:00 just a few blocks from the restaurant. We sat down at 5:45 and had ordered before 6:00 and before most other diners had arrived. We waited almost an hour for the food, had to eat in a rush and had to leave in a hurry without dessert. This is my third time there and it's been the same every time. I do not blame the wait staff. They were hustling as much as they could. How can a restaurant that has a full house of reservations on show nights consistently plan so poorly with cooking and food delivery ? Don't go there unless you want to be stressed out BIG TIME worrying whether you will make it to the show on time. It's not worth it.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We were grabbing dinner prior to an event at the Meyerhoff, however, we ended up going without dinner!!! We had a reservation, which should have allowed enough time to make our show. However, after waiting one and a half hours for our entrees to arrive, we just had to leave.
The waitress was bringing in our food as we were walking down the stairs to leave. She did offer to pack it up for us but it would have been impossible to take it in to the event. We had told them when we first arrived that we were on a deadline, and reminded them several times during the wait.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2017

First time visiting Sammy's before a show. What great food. More than I could comfortably consume in one sitting but they were great about boxing up. Give yourself at least two hours before a show to eat there and know that it fills up FAST! Totally worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food is great! The bread and olive oil dip are wonderful. Service was a bit slow for a weekday lunch with few customers. But we love the place and will definitely be back. Maybe they were short on staff that day.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 17, 2017

A great italian restaurant. Food always so good. Eat here whenever I can.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Although Sammy's bills itself as offering gluten free pasta - it's on their menu, plus we checked by phone before we came, in fact they did not offer GF pasta, nor did they apologize for the misleading information.

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