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Sabatino's

4.4
4.4
2260 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, European, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch/ Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (410) 727-2667

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Renato Rotondo Sr..

  • Catering

    Sabatino's offers a wide range of catering entree options. We deliver Party Trays hot and ready to serve daily from 10:30 AM until 8:00 PM to businesses in the Baltimore. Check out the Party Tray/Catering menu on our website at www.sabatinos.com or contact a manager at 410-727-2667!

  • Private party facilities

    Sabatino's has been hosting corporate and special occasion groups in Baltimore for over 50 years! We have Private Rooms that can comfortably seat 18-120 guests. Visit the Private Party Menus page on our website at www.sabatinos.com for pricing, menus, enhancements, photos of private rooms and sample printed menus. Call Lisa at 410-727-2667

  • Private party contact

    Lisa Morekas: (410) 727-2667

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    High St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,260 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore

    Kid-friendly

  • Baltimore

    Good for groups

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was very good. Food was ok
  2. j

    jessicap

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    sabatinos is a staple in Baltimore for a reason. The meal was great, one of my favorite lasagnas in town.
  3. ML

    MicheleL

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Very disappointed, the food was very bland. The Alfredo had an odd taste, with just small pieces of shrimp, and the vodka sauce tasted like plain tomato sauce. Was excited for the Bookmaker salad, unfortunately the dressing was also very bland with hardly any taste.
  4. C

    Craig

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Italian food. Bookmakers' salad is one of the best ever partly due to the delicious house-made Italian dressing. Baked rigatoni was incredible. Eggplant parmigiano was the best I have ever had, and I have eaten it in many different restaurants. Too full to try desert but they looked delicious.
  5. MG

    MichaelG

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place is awesome. You either get it and love it, or you don’t and you won’t. It’s for real locals, and real Italians. Anything outside of that your taste may vary. I love it.
  6. BC

    BrianC

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding, I highly recommend the veal parmigiana. Service was excellent and friendly.
  7. f

    foodiebear

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Food is good. Not special and overpriced for what you get. They need to step up their game. Overall,,,meh.
  8. HB

    HummusBrothers

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had great service. The food was very good. And the atmosphere provided opportunity for discussion. thank
  9. S

    Shep

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The food was bland. I had the Chicken Parm and the sauce tasted like it came out of a can and the chicken was decent but could have used some seasoning. My gf got the chicken noodle soup and it just seemed off.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  11. NS

    NotSoMerryXmas

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The server left us sitting at our table, waiting to order for over 30 minutes. He made eye contact with me more than once, and just kept walking by. The food OK but disappointing.
  12. TW

    ToddW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Best marinara sauce I've ever had. Peachy, our waitress, was fantastic even though she scolded me several times for eating bread and not saving room from my entrée. Definitely a classic in Baltimore's Little Italy
  13. b

    bday

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Able to accommodate my gluten allergy very well. Lots of options for me and I felt safe asking all my questions. Food was good, good flavor, well cooked. Family spot.
  14. DD

    DrDoug49

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    The food at Sabatino's is classic Italian fare. Don't expect anything spectacular or exotic. Come for the comfort food. More importantly, come for the people. Vince, the owner, is like your favorite uncle. The servers (esp., Alex) are warm and efficient. (Thanks, Alex, for the "free" olives.)
  15. LM

    LisaM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Nice people. Longtime Baltimore favorite.
  16. D

    Doug

    Baltimore

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had another great visit to Sabatino's -- we are never disappointed. Very good food served in a pleasant atmosphere. Outstanding service as always. We have been coming here for over 40 years and plan on continuing to do so for many more years to come. Great Family and Special occasion environment and delicious food!!
  17. D

    Disappointed

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Ambiance and service were great! However, the veal was almost inedible, extremely tough. Melon prosciutto appetizer was laughable, a piece of melon in the rind with a little slice of prosciutto thrown on top. Seriously thought this was some kind of joke. Husband asked for recommendations for dinner since he usually gets chicken piccata and it wasn't on the menu, the server said they would make it, no problem. Great, however, it was large chunks of chicken, pretty tough, definitely not traditional thin/pounded chicken piccata. Meatballs, sauce and Brickyard salad were very good. If it would have been just one thing I wouldn't have taken the time to review in response to email asking for one. However the food was really disappointing for most of our party. Kudos on the service and atmosphere though, but we are not in a hurry to try again.
  18. JS

    JonSnow

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    terrible do not go. food was microwaved, everything was deep fried. disgusting. highway robbery
  19. CR

    ChristinaR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took relatives from out-of-town for an authentic Baltimore Little Italy experience. They were not disappointed. Based on our recommendation and what they had read prior to our visit, they all started with a Bookmaker salad and said it more than lived up to its reputation. They are excited to come back with more family! Thank you!!
  20. CP

    ChuckP

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you want genuine Baltimore Little Italy cuisine and ambiance, Sabatino's is your spot. The building is a little worn, but the food and service are just as good as ever.
  21. B

    Bill

    Richmond

    45 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    While visiting Baltimore for a day we were looking for good Northern Italian food. Using Open Table we found Sabitino's to have many ratings averaging 4.5 stars, so we booked it. We both ordered veal saltimbocca, my wife with a side salad, me with spaghetti. My wife couldn't eat the salad as she said it had a gritty texture. When she informed the waiter he said, yeah, that's because of the cheese we use. Then the veal arrived. It was tough as shoe leather and tasteless. Did you ever have to put salt on veal saltimbocca to give it some flavor? My wife couldn't chew hers, but we were so hungry from traveling all day that I was determined to eat mine. My wife sent hers back and being as hungry as me asked if she could have the same side of spaghetti and sauce that I had. She waited and waited, but it didn't come. When the waiter asked if we wanted anything else my wife said, yes, the spaghetti I asked for. The good news is that when the bill came, it only included one veal saltimbocca and the half liter of wine.
  22. TR

    ToddandRalph

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We always enjoy going here. Excellent value and very good service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Wonderful service but the restaurant is stuck in a time warp. Menu needs to be updated. Chef could present the meals with a little finesse.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Out waitress Kitty did an outstanding job! Food was excellent!
  25. DR

    DRad66

    Baltimore

    391 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    391 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our experience at Sabs, as always, was excellent. Our server, Alex, was great! The food was perfectly prepared and delicious - Bookmaker salads with the yummy house dressing and chicken Parmigiana. Thanks for never disappointing!
  26. JJ

    JJfromNJ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is place is a must. I described what I wanted to the waitress and she brought me the most delicious plate of pasta. Highly recommend!
  27. S

    Susie

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We were a family of 11 adults who wanted to be sure we had a luncheon on a wedding weekend. We were seated right away and had pretty much an empty room to ourselves. Our server was incredible- witty, took all 11 orders mentally and correctly, quick drinks, very impressed! The decor is very dated, might be better in dim evening lights. The food was a bit of disappointment- the homemade chicken soup was literally noodles, chicken and salt. Noodles delish but way too salty and zero other flavor than salt. Some of the food, chicken parmesan, was cold upon service. Our together luncheon was a success thanks to a great server but I likely wouldn’t go back for food.
  28. PH

    PhilipH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Went for my husband's birthday with another couple. Excited to go since I haven't been in 35 years. My mussels in white wine were tasteless and sandy so I sent them back. Chicken parmesan was dry, overcooked and the sauce watery. So disappointed. The server was so tired and blah. We all felt bad for her and left a big tip. I will never go back or recommend this place to anyone unless I hate them. This was a big treat for us since we don't have a lot of money. I wish I could have that 60$ back.
  29. L

    Lisagandfamily

    Baltimore

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a very nice dinner. Really enjoy house salad with house dressing and the garlic bread. My mom had the shrimp fra Diavlo which she loves. I tried the eggplant Parmesan for the first time. It was ok. I still do not like the cold Italian bread they serve. Would def prefer a warm crusty bread served with olive oil. Yummy birthday brownie for desert. Service very good.
  30. LA

    LAURIED

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time at this restaurant! Highly recommend even for families with kids.
  31. P

    Proseco

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    favorite Italian restaurant for miles and miles and miles... best spaghetti sauce in particular - at least to my taste. Hope it's Yours, too!
  32. GT

    GetTogether

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meat ravioli was delicious!
  33. LP

    LindaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very much enjoyed our trip to this restaurant in Little Italy. The restaurant has been in the same family for 4 generations - our server had been with the restaurant 25 year because "they treat me like family." The food was good, marinara sauce especially good.
  34. BB

    BillyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was excellent.
  35. DB

    DennisB

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After moving to Virginia visits to Sabatino's seemed a delight of the past. This return to Little Italy was a reminder of how pleasant dining can be. Sabatino's remains a family experience that should not be missed.
  36. AS

    AllisonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My parents took us to Sabatinos for special occasions for years. This was my first time back after my parents passed away (and COVID), and it did not disappoint! The food was the exact same that I'd remembered, and the service was amazing. Our waiter actually overheard my son joking with me that he was going to have them sing for my birthday (the waiter wasn't anywhere I could see at the time) and brought me a birthday brownie with a candle! The manager walked around and made conversation with tables. That's the kind of above and beyond service you just don't see anymore. High quality food and high quality people. Do yourself a favor and stop in!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious!!!
  38. MS

    MatthewS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Not terrible, but definitely not what one would expect for the price. The ambience of the restaurant is semi-upscale Italian and the prices referent that, but the food quality was sub-Olive-Garden. The seafood was so overcooked it was all rubbery and flavorless, and the steak had zero seasoning on it so it also was tasteless. Overall very disappointed in a place that at one time was a premier eatery.
  39. PB

    PaulB

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place, good food, kind and friendly service. On the must return list!
  40. R

    Reenie43

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good meal and service!

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 2260 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 24 times today
Google Map for Sabatino's

901 Fawn St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    High St.

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch/ Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, European, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Renato Rotondo Sr..

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (410) 727-2667

  • Catering

    Sabatino's offers a wide range of catering entree options. We deliver Party Trays hot and ready to serve daily from 10:30 AM until 8:00 PM to businesses in the Baltimore. Check out the Party Tray/Catering menu on our website at www.sabatinos.com or contact a manager at 410-727-2667!

  • Private party facilities

    Sabatino's has been hosting corporate and special occasion groups in Baltimore for over 50 years! We have Private Rooms that can comfortably seat 18-120 guests. Visit the Private Party Menus page on our website at www.sabatinos.com for pricing, menus, enhancements, photos of private rooms and sample printed menus. Call Lisa at 410-727-2667

  • Private party contact

    Lisa Morekas: (410) 727-2667

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