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Sambucca Italian Grille & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Grill, Italian
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234 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503-1920 (Spruce Street)
+1 570-961-5205
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Orleans, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here once before and I must say the food was as good on this trip as last time. I had the tuna special, my husband had veal Sambuca. Both were excellent and plentiful. We also shared a salad special that was delicious. Our aunt only wanted a salad as a main and the restaurant was fine with this... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though there is a nice atmosphere food was average but costly several of my companions had to send back their meals because they weren't on the way they expected

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Cape Cod
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222 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

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 

Thank Bill246
Orleans, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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 

Thank Judith W
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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.

Thank Maryanne T
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank Donna T
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank michellerQ5161UD
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank cassandralynott
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank moosicats
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Bar, Grill, Italian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?