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Sabatino's

4441 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641 (Northwest Side)
(773) 283-8331
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Ranked #229 of 8,284 Restaurants in Chicago
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Price range: $20 - $40
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
Cross street: Kenneth Ave & Kostner Ave
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!
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English first
Naples, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Good food but poor service. We waited 30 minutes for our entree after the salads were brought to the table. We were not asked if we wanted another cocktail. I had to find our server to ask for a refill of water and two of the idle wait staff were discussing their encounters the evening before loud enough to be... More

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Skokie, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The last time my husband and I went to Sabatino's was for his two-days-before Christmas birthday two years ago and we took all of our kids and their significant others. I think 10 of us, altogether. Before that, we usually stopped in after a Blackhawks game, because Sabatino's is such a great winter place. My favorite table is the "grotto"... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My party of 6 all live in a tourist destination town; so when we travel we do not like to feel like tourists. Luckily out wonderful concierge at the Ritz was born in Chicago and when we were craving Italian he sent us to his families favorite neighbor hood restaurant. Walking onto Sabatino's was like stepping back into the Goodfella's... More

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Dubai
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14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Classic Italian restaurant that gets five stars for sure. There's real mandolin players that croon you at your dinner table while you drink rosy wines and indulge on classic Italian recipes. An excellent place to take a date or the wifey. Will definitely see sparks in your loved one's eyes as you taste a little piece of Italica Romantica. Will... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

From the loaf of fresh Italian bread plus the plate of bruschetta at the start to the platter of fresh fruit at the end, the welcoming generosity here is a delight. The food in between is always wonderful. I can never pass up the straciatella soup. By the time my entree arrives I am almost full but I usually can... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Sabatino's never disappoints! Very traditional Italian food, and I am very picky about my Italian food. Their veal saltimbocca is divine. The atmosphere is intimate and the lighting is dim. If you are looking for a modern restaurant, you may be disappointed. But if you love traditional, old-world Italian, this is the place for you!

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Wilmette, Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Italian done like in Italy. Portions are extremely generous and the atmosphere is pure Italy. You will have plenty to take home for yet another fantastic meal. Sure get your moneys worth here.

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Chicago
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

OMG It has been quite a while since I have been to Sabatino's. I dont live very close to this wonderful restaurant. We decided to go there to dinner before going to see Million Dollar Quartet. That was a great decision. Before my fiance' even returned from hanging up his coat, we had food on the table. They instantly served... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband and I went to Sabatino's the day after Valentine's and the place was packed! But the waitstaff still managed to be prompt and attentive. The food was great and the portions were large. Everything was very moderately priced. The atmosphere is very old-Chicago--to be honest, it could probably be updated but I understand some people really don't like... More

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Glen Ellyn IL USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My family went to Sabatino's to celebrate my birthday last night. We were a group of 6. The staff was friendly & efficient. The menu has something for everyone. We started off with an appetizer of stuffed mushrooms. My husband who doesn't like italian food enjoyed a tender, juicy steak. I had a wonderful dish of grilled chicken strips, spinach... More

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