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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 - 9:00 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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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Last minute business dinner

Very accommodating for large group at last minute. Food and service great. Also perfect f poo r quiet romantic special occasion

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Daniel R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very accommodating for large group at last minute. Food and service great. Also perfect f poo r quiet romantic special occasion

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The setting is comfortable and warm with a very subtle romantic feel about it. That is even exceeded by the service which is patient and yet attentive! That i even exceeded by the menu and the extensive daily specials which is exceeded by the outstanding preparation and presentation! This is an outstanding addition to Scranton and I look forward to... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were very impressed with the quality of food offered at Sambuca and agree with the positive reviews that we read before going there. The interior is a little dark and it is in deserted downtown, but the food is excellent!

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is nice, the food outstanding, and everyone there friendly and attentive. You cannot ask for better than Sambucca Grill. As this has become a regular destination for us, I've had the opportunity to try just about everything on the menu, and you simply cannot go wrong here!

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 48 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 26 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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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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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?