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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    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
Treat Yourself, but don't expect meatballs!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Tracy M
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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Casual Elegant
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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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225 reviews 225 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My wife & I ordered the Chicken Marsala for dinner. It came with a vegetable and one small round potato cut in half……I mean very small. This was our third time at this restaurant and the first time we both left disappointed and not completely full. Number one, we felt the portions this time around were very skimpy. I mean... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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

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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71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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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122 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?