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20 W 72nd St, New York City, NY 10023 (Manhattan)
(212) 787-5656
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Ranked #3,126 of 11,771 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian
Upper West Side
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: between Central Park West and Columbus Ave
Transit: 1,9,2,3,B,C to 72nd St.
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Extensive menu, lively atmosphere, staff really try very hard which is great to see. Food really good value and decent for what you pay - would highly recommend for pizzas, burgers chicken etc.. But no Parmos!!!!

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Hong Kong, China
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51 reviews 51 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

When i'm not with Mrs O i'm usually dining out with work colleagues and so it was that a group of 12 of us, 5 from the UK and 7 from the US went to Sambuca for dinner to wrap up a days work. The service was good with a knowlegable waiter guiding us through the ordering and keeping our... More 

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Located step from Central Park west this restaurant has very good food. Most dishes are served family style and the portions are very large. The restaurant is often very busy and at those times service suffers. Reservations via Open Table have been honored but we have been turned away without reservations at times. Gluten free options available. Great salads for... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Recently visited this restaurant in November when holidaying in New York. Had previously visited the restaurant and decided to return ... glad we did. The food and service was fantastic. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and assisted with our order. Food was excellent :)

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Top Contributor
313 reviews 313 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Attended a friends retirement dinner. The party for over 50 people was in the nack room. Food was served family style. Appetizers were large platters of fried calamari, bruscetta, tomato and mozzarella, and a mixed green salad. For entree the platters were chicken parmiagiana, spagetti with sausage, linguine with garlic and seafood, and chicken with tomatoes and onions. Desserts were... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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68 reviews 68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Not the best gluten free restaurant out there, but I had a safe meal. Our waiter was not very knowledgeable about cross-contamination and GF menu items, but the manager came and placed the order. They have GF pasta and pizza, GF beer, and GF bread. But, the waiter brought out the GF bread resting on top of the regular bread... More 

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Nice local place with a gluten free menu. Service has deteriorated recently with the new décor. My family likes it due to the gluten free menu and family style menu as well. Tables are set apart comfortably. It used to be a 'go to' place for us, but not so much anymore. Reasonable value

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Sambuca's has an extensive menu and it is all delicious! A small group of us were here for a work outing. We ordered several appetizers and entrees. Everything was exceptional. If you are looking for delicious family style Italian food this place is a must try!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Great food but the service was very poor. We were stuck in the corner and almost had to trip the waiter to get any kind of service.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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94 reviews 94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We had a great meal at Sambuca; half of our table was gluten free and half was not. All loved their meals. David was extremely patient with all our celiac disease questions about cross contamination and we ended up having a fun dinner with good food.

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Additional Information about Sambuca

Address: 20 W 72nd St, New York City, NY 10023
Phone Number: (212) 787-5656
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Italian

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