Sabatino's

4.4
2248 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located in the heart of Baltimore"s famous Little Italy, Sabatino's has been serving Baltimore locals and tourists delicious Central and Southern Italian fare for over 50 years! Whether you're out for an intimate dinner for two, a family gathering, or hosting a larger group in a Private Dining Room, Sabatino's gives you the ambiance you're after. Sabatino's has been consistently voted the People's Choice for Best Italian Restaurant and recently received the Editor's Choice for Best Italian Restaurant by the Baltimore City Paper. "Consistency and integrity are what drove us to give Sabatino's the Best Italian nod... This is Italian without apology: Tongue-tingling Penne and Vodka Sauce; Veal Florentino avalanched in dreamy cheeses; piquant scalloppines, and crisp-baked parmigianas - This is the real deal, served in an environment (a row house int he heart of Little Italy) that's as honest as the food. Join us for lunch, dinner, or late-night dining! Buon Appetito!!!
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Valentines weekend and my husband and I was visiting Baltimore and we made reservations at Sabatino and we are so glad that we did! The food was excellent I got the Shrimp fra Diavolo and my husband had the Veal Parm with Angel hair pasta! Both of these dishes were outstanding also for an appetizer we had Sausage and peppers and the peppers were just right and Sweet Italian Sausage was delicious! Our server Rick was helpful and friendly would eat here again.

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Bobo
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't go wrong with the bookmaker salad and clams casino for an appetizers. Baked Gnocchi are outstanding.

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DerekH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have been coming there for many years, Always great food and great service.

This year was a little different due to Covid, but it's always on the top of our list as the best restaurants we go to.

Thanks
and Good Luck in the future

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food.

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BaltimoreB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very comfortable atmosphere. Staff is very friendly.

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vipScottM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here several years ago for my sons college graduation. It was just as amazing as the first time. The food was so delicious ! The waitress Peachie was awesome!! She made an amazing dinner even more special! The table were very spread apart we will be back!

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vipEBycer
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I'm from Philly, where some of the best Italian restaurants in the country are located. Sabatino's is ok. I have been told it is the best Italian restaurant in Baltimore though.

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vipKarlaC
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Food was a complete disappointment, the clams casino were fantastic and they had an amazing Italian wine list.

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Michelle
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, good service! I hope they are able to remain open past the pandemic.

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vipDRad66
Baltimore
356 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our lunch at Sabs was excellent. Our server, Elizabeth, was great - friendly and paced our meal very well. Our food was perfectly prepared and delicious!

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EricA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, I would definitely recommend

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JamesT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sabatino's has been a family favorite for many many years. It is always my first choice in Little Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great dinner. The service staff was very pleasant, the seating was spaced out well, and there was literally no wait when we arrived for our dinner. The quality and value was amazing as well.

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AlanR
Essex
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veal and eggplant parmesan was fantastic. Get both for a great value. Hard to find elsewhere....

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MelissaL
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!!! Food was delicious! Service was excellent! Can’t wait until next visit!

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JanineW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I was very confused why my husband got his meal served over pasta, my bro in law got his pasta on the side and I got no pasta at all! We all asked for side salads before hand but I’m not sure why that made a difference? We wanted the meals as normally served and a side salad but didn’t get it served that way! So I was served a plate of shrimp in broth with melted cheese, kind of awkward!! The place needed some refreshing also...just not worth the $ for a $200 meal...service was great!

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vipliveforfood
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Old fashion Italian food. Good service and big portion!

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vipProseco
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not enough patrons! A place this great at prices this reasonable should be packed - to the maximum extent possible considering the covid situation. Great Food Great Service Great People Great Ambiance. Classic Italian Comfort Food at its Absolute Best. With a few original twists thrown in for good measure.

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vipEdwardP
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Ridiculous that so many of their outdoor heaters don’t work.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It's a nice quiet restaurant. The food was good but not the best Italian we've had. The flavor was a little bland and could have used more seasoning.

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MeganC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service. Cannot wait to go back again!

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vipKlavierman
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very good neighborhood restaurant in Little Italy in Baltimore. The food was of a high level as was the service

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went there for my girlfriends birthday dinner. The server was great and so was the food. Will defiantly be returning!

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Matt12313245
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food made one of our diners sick. Was not very good. Service was subpar - building is very much out of date. Would not go again.

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DanielT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peachy was our server and she made my Fiancé and I’s experience so great. She had great recommendations, she was super sweet and made us feel like we were at home. The food was phenomenal! The chicken Alfredo was the best I’ve ever had and the portions were large enough to have leftovers the next day which were just as good! The gnocchi with red sauce and meatballs was also very tasty. Fellas, if you want to show your lady to a nice night out, take her here at some point lol. It was great!
P.S. Ask for Peachy :)

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Tori
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were not familiar with the area and asked some locals for restaurant recommendations. Sabatinos was their #1 recommendation. The staff were friendly, pleasant and very accommodating. The service was spectacular and the food was amazing!!! So delicious and such a great dining experience!

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vipAngieMB
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner (surprise for me) at my favorite restaurant in Little Italy. Can’t wait to go back!! Everything was amazing!! Tons of leftovers to take home because of the generous portion sizes!

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CamiS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Our server was fantastic! The food was fantastic! We were amused at the ambiance and decor as we really prefer dark and cozy and the lighting was very bright, no candles or anything to make it romantic. But we had a nice evening and would go back next time we visit Baltimore. Thank you!

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reginagb
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sabatinos is a family favorite. Good food, good service, good company. You always feel special and appreciated.

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Reenie43
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian Restaurant in Little Italy

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Alexis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was so fast and our waitress was really nice. We literally were sat, served, eaten, and out in less than an hour. Our appetizers came in 2 minutes, I swear. I really felt like I was in Italy, everybody was sweet and the decor was so traditional. I loved it.

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BobB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We LOVE the ambience of Sabs, and the ability to walk to Vaccaro's afterward for dessert. Our family has come here for over 40 years. Food is about average and Service usually above average. It's the whole experience that we enjoy. However, many many new choices that are better. My Penne ala Vodka with Shrimp was decent and tasted good, however, the Shrimp was already cut up into smaller pieces. HUH!?! Maybe they were trying to stretch the shrimp. I didn't like that. Perhaps we give a COVID-19 pass. That shouldn't be an excuse for so-so service, and an average meal.

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vipDeanna
Baltimore
146 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

My family celebrated my father's 80th birthday at the restaurant. Because of Covid, we were seated at two separate tables that were in a private room. For whatever reason, we were given two servers, which meant that our meals came out at different paces. There was a total of 13 of us, so this seemed unnecessary.
Sadly, the food was just mediocre, nothing to rush back for. The two hairs in our bread baskets didn't help.
We understand that this restaurant isn't fine dining, but a little bit more could be done to make the dining room more aesthetically pleasing. It was dark and dreary. And the tape on the wall sconce was a bit much.
This restaurant has been around for a long time and I wish it success, but it's going to need to step up its game for us to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. We come here every time we are in Newport Beach

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StaceyL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Sabatino’s to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary and we were blown away when our server sang to us and presented a dessert with a lit candle. Such a wonderful touch! You don’t find great service enough anymore. Our meals were superb of course. There’s no place like Sab’s! 🥂

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great first date spot. Quiet spot. Good food. Good service.

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vipDOROTHYB
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sabatinos was truly horrible! Freezer burnt veal, over salted chicken noodle soup with 1 microscopic piece of dark meat chicken and overcooked noodles, a fly in the bread basket. Can not recommend this place.

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MikeG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food/Service/ambiance. Can't wait to go back

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JoanG
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Sabatino’s. The panfried Shrimp Parmesan is the best I ever ate. Our server was awesome. Will definitely go again

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Hunter
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, safe environment, friendly staff. Would definitely go back.

FAQs

Sabatino's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 727-2667.

Sabatino's is rated 4.4 stars by 2248 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.