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4441 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641 (Northwest Side)
(773) 283-8331
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Ranked #289 of 8,392 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $20 - $40
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
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Northwest Side
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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
Chicago, Illinois
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272 reviews 272 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 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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Skokie, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

As you sit down at the table you are greeted by hot pizza bread accompanied by a hot loaf of fresh French bread. your given a menu and the offerings are numerous. Your entrée includes a choice of soup AND salad. The main course is served and it is huge. I have visited dozens of times and can never finish... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I was invited by a friend to this restaurant about 2 1/2 years ago. I really enjoyed the food & the service was great! Prefect for a couples night out.

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Oak Park, IL
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289 reviews 289 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We'd driven by this place on the northwest side of Chicago for years and always wondered about it. Last night, good friends of ours, who had discovered Sabatino's, took us there. What a pleasant surprise: excellent food, savvy waitstaff, good service, old-style, excellent Italian food. Interestingly, the day before we went to Sabatino's was our wedding anniversary, and we had... More 

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I went to this restaurant for a business dinner. We all loved everything we ordered. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was comfortable, and service was great. I will definitely return here if I'm in the Chicago area.

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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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Additional Information about Sabatino's

Address: 4441 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641
Phone Number: (773) 283-8331
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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