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#263 of 7,681 Restaurants in Chicago
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$$ - $$$
Northwest Side
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4441 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-2808 (Kenneth Ave & Kostner Ave)
+1 773-283-8331
11:00 - 00:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 23:30
Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri 11:00 - 00:30
Sat 16:00 - 00:30
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Libertyville, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service were outstanding. We came early on a Sat PM. By 6:00 PM there was a waiting line. Conversation friendly and a number of families there.

Thank jdereu
Chicago, Illinois
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418 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for dinner with friends. Old time Italian food. Great service, decor 1950 Italian, food all exceptional. Can't suggest what to get because whatever you get has to be great...the best of that dish you've ever had. Bar area large, piano player, fun crowd. Dress however you are comfortable. Everyone welcome.

Thank john b
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We rediscovered this place after some 20 years. Right in the neighborhood NW part of Chicago, easy to get to and free valet parking. It is somewhat old-fashioned décor, but the food and service are excellent. They give you plenty to eat, and all dinners come with a soup and salad. Can be a little noisy, but then what kind... More 

Thank N G
Chicago, Illinois
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2,719 reviews
2,110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We came to Sabatino's for dinner, just prior to Valentine's Day, in part because we knew that there would be great piano music at the bar. Most likely, that was the reason that the restaurant was really crowded. However, the service was very efficient, quick and our server was very personable. The music playing by the pianist, Robert K., was... More 

Thank Allen21096
Evanston, Illinois
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a traditional Italian restaurant where the food and service are excellent. Dinner starts with a hot loaf of delicious bread along with some cheese bread - both complimentary Two of us had the Chicken Sabatino and loved it. The Sachetti was another entrée, and that was delicious as well. The chocolate mousse cake for dessert was delicious, and... More 

Thank gapoi99
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very special place for our family, from birthdays and anniversaries to a romantic night out. It feels like a fancy version of an Italian supper club. Pretty much everything comes with soup (get the stracciatella) and salad (blue cheese is incredible and perfectly chilled). A perfect crusty loaf of Italian bread is served at every table along... More 

Thank Stephanie B
Chicago, Illinois
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2,719 reviews
2,110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Sabatino's has been a neighborhood icon for over 35 years. It is always busy, but the service is very efficient. Depending on the day and time that you are there, you'll hear strolling musicians and on Friday & Saturday nights, there is a live piano bar manned by Robert K., who has an extensive variety on his playlist. Bread is... More 

Thank Allen21096
Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is where I go for my Birthday. I have been dining at this restaurant since u was a child. A friend of my be proposed to his wife here and comes back often . They have two very private booths( like the old como Inn). I try to get one on my B Day. You we never leave hungry... More 

Thank James M
Chicago, IL
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My son made reservations for a Friday night and it was very busy. They have valet, which I appreciate ... it's sometimes difficult to find parking. We were seated immediately, even though we were 20 minutes early. The restaurant is dark and on the night we were there it was loud. They have a bar area, which was crowded and... More 

Thank Adventureous1
Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

husband and I met his brother for an early Christmas dinner. choosing Monday night was good because the restaurant was only half full making having a conversation much easier. normally when the restaurant is crowded it very loud and hard to carry on a conversation. both men ordered a different type of veal, both said it was very good. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:30
16:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4441 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641-2808
    (Kenneth Ave & Kostner Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-283-8331
Welcome to Sabatinos a beautiful old school Italian restaurant with delcious food and great ambieance. You get bread including focaccia - a kind of pizza bread, then a salad and soup, then an entree - try the veal Parmesan, and a side of pasta. Many recommend the baked Alaska dessert. Sabatino"s is dimly lit with flowers on every table, this Italian-American restaurant has been the perfect date restaurant for about 25 years. Diners might have their steak or seafood entrees complemented by the serenade of strolling musicians in the main room or piano music in the bar area. Angelo Pagni, who owns the restaurant with his brother, Enzo, said Sabatino's is popular in the neighborhood for a lot of reasons, food and atmosphere and chief among them. Stop in today!

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