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Sambuca Grill

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234 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503 (Spruce Street)
570 961-5205
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A REAL GEM in downtown Scranton

We were pleasantly surprised to find this great little place. The service was outstanding as was the food. Two fine Dirty Martinis to start off and then the main course. My fiancé had what she decided was one of the best fillets she's ever tasted. I had a wonderful tortellini dish. Also, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
BobOZee
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Manning, SC
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Found it to be over priced and not that good. Portions were small and their vodka sauce was very salty. They messed up our bill few times and didn't really get the service that made me want to go back again.

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Manning, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised to find this great little place. The service was outstanding as was the food. Two fine Dirty Martinis to start off and then the main course. My fiancé had what she decided was one of the best fillets she's ever tasted. I had a wonderful tortellini dish. Also, we DID NOT see any loud kids -... More 

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

This was a real find. It was graduation weekend in Scranton and the place was hopping. We didn't have a reservation so the owner apologetically offered us a table clothed high top in the bar. We accepted and were so glad we did. The bar is a small affair with the eponymous beverage area and four high top tables. Through... More 

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Endicott, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went for the 3rd time since November. Not much to say other than this place is really really good. Plain and simple. So far everything I have tried has been great. The portions are good size and the taste is on point. The staff is nice and professional. They do not interfere but they are attentive. Will be back.

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Minneapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My coworker & I were in search of food & the hotel recommended it. We arrived a little early I guess as were the 2nd & 3rd person in there but it soon filled up as it got to be later. The food was great but the service was a little slow. Not bad but just a little slow to... More 

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Nicholson, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a great date place. Very good food, and great staff. The best Italian I have had anywhere in years! I highly recommend this place.

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My two sister n laws and I decided to try Sambuca Grill for a birthday celebration dinner on a Tuesday evening. None of us had ever eaten there; however I had heard very good things. We were dressed casual, in jeans and nice tops and didn't feel awkward. We walked in, not expecting it to be as busy as it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

1.Classy Italian restaurant 2. Nice atmosphere . Each table had its own "space" 3. Courteous staff 4. Food. Well prepared . Delicious. 5. Prices. Main course $14.0--$25.00 range Pasta dishes, chicken, veal 5. All in all very nice restaurant 6. We "splurged" , appetizer, main, dessert., 7.The entire meal was so worth it

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I reviewed this place 2 years ago and gave it a 4 due to somewhat slow service. We've since been back multiple times, the latest being this last Saturday, and I was just as impressed with the food plus the service was excellent. Two of our party had the mussels special and they were crooning about how good it was.... More 

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Massachusetts
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our dinners here. Simply but well done food. I can see why people like it there. I'd go back!

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Additional Information about Sambuca Grill

Address: 234 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
Phone Number: 570 961-5205
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Scranton
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
    (Spruce Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Scranton
  • Phone Number: 570 961-5205

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?