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502 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1112
+1 717-221-0192
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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189 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Sammy's is a great choice for lunch if you want a stellar view of the State Capitol over your noon time meal! That it has for sure! Their service is very warm and welcoming and attentive! The flavor....well....a bit bland and very average, in my opinion.......but I would consider returning, to give them a 2nd try because that view is... More 

Thank Donna S
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We visited for the first time and it was great! It has an upstairs and a downstairs . It's byob and definitely need a reservation. Next time we are going to sit down stairs . Great food and great service!

Thank whale9999
1 review
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great food, service, and ambience. I had the best Veal Piccata ever. Lots of flavor, capers, and mushrooms. Very tender veal. Portabella and peppers appetizer.

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Sammy's has become our go-to place this year and we expect it to continue. We now eat there several times a month. Sammy's has a great menu and it is the real Italian thing. There isn't anything that comes to your plate that is not hot and steaming. It is really exceptional. The many that have eaten with us order... More 

Thank Keepingbusynow
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous time this evening. The food was excellent and the waitstaff was very attentive. I will be back!

1 Thank Laurie C
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

The food is fantastic! The service is really good. It is small and quaint in many ways, but you will not be disappointed.

Thank Retsof1949
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our first trip to Sammy's and just loved it. From our table we were able to watch Sammy preparing all of the entrees single-handedly. Busy night but we did not wait for our meals. Location right across from state capitol building is wonderful. We did find the salads were very sparse and given the prices could have been a bit... More 

Thank Jean E R
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Sammy's is worth the trip and you will come back. Sitting right across from the Main Capitol Building in Harrisburg is some of the best dining in Central PA. It is a relatively small restaurant with a broad menu and outstanding specials. Everything is fresh and piping hot when it gets de!ivered to your table. I love their Chicken Marsasla... More 

Thank Keepingbusynow
Dublin, Ireland
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This little restaurant opposite the Capitol in Harrisburg is an absolute delight. BYOB but the food is outstanding. Delicious Italian dishes, outstanding specials and friendly and excellent service. Pasta dishes are excellent. The shrimp and scallops carbonara with prosciutto was the highlight but all the dishes were well presented and dining companions waxed lyrical on the standard of cuisine. Reservations... More 

Thank BRADY772
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Love, love, love this little spot in the city of Harrisburg, Great BYOB spot with absolutely delicious Italian cuisine. Hardest part about dining here is avoiding the pasta! It is terrific! We highly recommend!!!.

Thank TraciePhil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1112
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-221-0192

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?