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Sambucca Italian Grille & Bar

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Grill, Italian
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234 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503-1920 (Spruce Street)
+1 570-961-5205
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16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Cape Cod
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all the staff is very friendly and attentive. We introduced ourselves by our first names and within thirty minutes we had great conversations with most of the staff. This is a family run restaurant and the food was really good. We shared an appetizer special (Italian soft mozzarella cheese with tomatoes and roasted red peppers in a balsamic... More 

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Thank Bill246
Orleans, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Sambuca's but it won't be our last. The food was excellent and the staff extremely friendly and obliging. My husband and I ended up ordering all specials of the day. We started with a Caprese Salad with roasted red peppers and balsamic vinegar. We shared the salad and it was plenty. For dinner my... More 

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Thank Judith W
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a last minute reservation and was accommodated. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. Restaurant clean. Piano music was pleasant and not too loud. Veal marsala was tasty, well presented with aldante vegetables. Pasta with sausage was delicious. Salads were fresh.

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Thank Maryanne T
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The food is excellent, the staff is very friendly, the service is great!!!! This place is a definite keeper. The atmosphere is wonderful - quiet and sometimes there is a pianist.

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Thank Donna T
Throop
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Sat at the bar for dinner. Had the veal Marsala which was very good. The atmosphere was quiet with a pianist playing in the background. Perfectly lovely for a dinner date.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The atmosphere here is great. I went for dinner on a Friday night and there was live piano playing at dinner. The dinner itself was awesome, fantastic Italian meal. I was impressed my boyfriend and I had a great night. There is also a bar section that is less formal for appetizers and drinks.

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Thank cassandralynott
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has probably the finest meals for many miles around. There are nightly specials that should suit the taste buds of any individual. The dining experience is second to none and we enjoy special occasions. Weekend nights, the dining experience is elevated by a pianist playing your favorites. I highly recommend this restaurant and know you won't be disappointed.

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AndWhere2Next
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

My mom, dad, and I visited Sambucca for dinner on Tuesday, December 6. We were promptly greeted when we entered and we were escorted to our table quickly. A team worked to ensure we were being taken care of: cocktail servers, bus people, food runners, and head waiters. We knew we were in good hands with this team and the... More 

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Palmdale, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Small, cozy, warm, personal -- and quite romantic -- as a first impression. Service was prompt, knowledgeable and attentive. The premium by-the-glass wines were excellent. Both entrées we ordered were delicious, and value for the price paid was good. Definitely order a salad here: we haven't tasted better! This is the place to go for a romantic night out.

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Thank Tim M
Kingston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Excellent Italian food in a great atmosphere, the wait staff is friendly and attentive. The restaurant reminds me a lot of the layout of places I have been to in Manhattan but without the Manhattan prices. With respect to pricing, it's not cheap but it is reasonably priced considering the quality and the amount of food you get. On Saturdays... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
Bar, Grill, Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503-1920
    (Spruce Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Scranton
  • Phone Number: +1 570-961-5205

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