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Sambuca Grill

234 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
570 961-5205
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Ranked #5 of 285 Restaurants in Scranton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Spruce Street
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

All had outstanding food with 8 people eating 7 different dishes covering a wide range of food types thoroughly enjoyed at this authentic, family owned, Italian eatery. The family serve the customers with professionalism accompanied by polite friendliness and helpful assistance navigating a diverse menu with their real Italian accents. Seafood, pasta, chicken, all excellent. Desserts were also outstanding. As... More 

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North Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Cannot wait to return!!! We had a small party of 17 at Sambuca Grille this week, and it was just perfect! The cozy bar and private dining room are elegant and yet homey at the same time. The appetizers were wonderful with 2 kinds of calamari to choose from, fresh delicious slice portabella mushrooms and silky mozzarella and tomatoes. Guests... More 

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Endicott, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Not sure what to say other than our dinner for five on a Tues evening was perfect. The dinner room is on the smaller size and darkly lit which I found to make for a cozy atmosphere. The service was great and all of our food was out of this world. Again not sure what else I can add other... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food and nice atmosphere. Feels very "local." One of my favs when visiting for business........

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Mt. Cobb, Pennsylvania
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162 reviews 162 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My wife and I dropped in for Friday dinner. The place is very cozy and just half a block from The Times Building on Penn Ave. The martinis were superb and the Heinekens were fresh. The Caesar salad was well done. Crisp and fresh, with anchovies, and not over dressed. My wife loved her chicken puttanesca, and my veal Sambuca... More 

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Youngstown, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It doesn't look like much from the outside but it's cute and cozy inside. We had a bottle of wine at a decent price and started with the Mozzarella with red pepper and tomato. It was very good. For dinner, my husband ordered the Ravioli with shrimp and garlic. It had a delicious sauce and he loved the whole dish.... More 

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Saint James, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We heard about the Sambuca Grill and made a reservation on Open Table for our visit last weekend to Scranton. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. My wife and I split the mouth-watering Eggplant Rollatini appetizer. For the main course, I enjoyed the Linguine Soho with shrimp, spinach, and mushrooms. My wife loved... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

As someone who travels a lot and eats out a whole lot, I have found that there are two kinds of Italian restaurants, both of which can and cannot serve great food. One is the type that bubbles over with sometimes loud enthusiasm and makes everyone feel welcome. The second kind is more reserved, oriented more towards couples and adult... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Wow- this restaurant never disapponts. Tonight was no exception- from the fresh Sambuca salad, to Chilean Sea Bass, my palate was dancing. Don't pass up this place, but do think in terms of $50 per person if you have salad, dinner, drinks and desserts.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a delightful find in downtown. Bacon wrapped sea scollops as appetizer were delicious. Ravioli's with light sauce excellent and the desserts will more than satisfy. Have been there since with friends and meals continue to amaze.

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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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