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Sabatino's

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4441 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641 (Kenneth Ave & Kostner Ave)
(773) 283-8331
Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome to Sabatinos a beautiful old school Italian restaurant with...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Old World Italian

Great good, but if you want to relax for a quite dinner, this may not be for you. Went at 5:30 on a Saturday evening and the place was rockin!!!' Reservations a MUST. Valet parking!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Great good, but if you want to relax for a quite dinner, this may not be for you. Went at 5:30 on a Saturday evening and the place was rockin!!!' Reservations a MUST. Valet parking!!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This place has everything. The ambiance, service, food, and authenticity. The place is very small but very good. I have been going to this place for a while and have tried many things on the menu. I have not been disappointed with anything I have ordered. The pasta, seafood, chicken, meats, and appetizers are amazing. The best place to have... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I always enjoy going to Sabatini's. Yes it is crowded- but that is because the food is very good at a reasonable price. Yes it is crowded- but they do not rush you through dinner. We always like to enjoy a cocktail before dinner and here you can do that. The food is very good. I especially like their veal... More 

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Spring, Texas
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133 reviews 133 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

On my last visit to Chicago, I wanted to go to an old school Italian restaurant, like the kind I grew up with. After a little research, I decided we would head over to Sabatino's. I was not disappointed! This place has the real thing: handmade, classic Italian food. Starting with the pizza bread appetizer then on to the homemade... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you love great Italian food and a great atmosphere this place is for you. The food is great the prices are reasonable the atmosphere is wonderful and the service is impeccable.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
347 reviews 347 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

When you first walk in, you walk into a piano bar. We ended up being seated at one of the bar tables, as we did not want to wait for a table in one of the dining rooms. They brought a pizza bread, almost immediately, which was quite tasty and after that, they brought a large full loaf of warm... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I'm a bit of a restaurant guy. Not one for stuffy or pretentious places though. I'm from Chicago. I moved away almost 20 years and boy do I miss the food! One of my absolute favorites to visit when I go home is Sabatino's. I was lucky enough to be in Chicago and have dinner there last week. The food... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Sabatino's is a classy neighborhood Italian restaurant in Old Irving Park. Great for groups, it can also be a romantic experience. One sure thing is that you won't leave hungry. They serve pizza bread before you even order. And that's followed by warm crusty Italian bread that's soft on the inside. Their olive oil with herbs is on each table.... More 

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Antioch
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you like being extremely crowded like cattle when dining, and you want to pay $18 for simple angel hair pasta, garlic, oil and mushrooms (could not even taste the garlic), this is the place for you. My husband ordered the "chef's favorite" which was vermicelli with garlic, oil and shrimp and I ordered the same without the shrimp, assuming... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Our first anniversary & what a surprise, our friends brought us here for dinner. Italian food is our favorite & our dinner was exceptional! Cozy, hospitable atmosphere. We were warmly welcomed and immediately served oven fresh pizza bread along with warm loaf of bread. Delicious bottle of house Chianti. My husband had the fish special and I had a special... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4441 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641
    (Kenneth Ave & Kostner Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: (773) 283-8331

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:30 am

Questions & Answers

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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?