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Sambucca Italian Grille & Bar

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Bar, Grill, Italian, Pub
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234 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503 (Spruce Street)
+1 570 961-5205
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 30
    Very good
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

I really loved this place. Food was fantastic, atmosphere was comfortable, service was great. We will definitely be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really loved this place. Food was fantastic, atmosphere was comfortable, service was great. We will definitely be back.

Thank Jule8282
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is perfect for a special evening whether for a couple or a special family gathering.Lighting is slightly dim, the choice of music is very relaxing. The martini's were out of this world. Now on to the service and food! The service was perfect! Just attentive enough so as not to disturb the table conversation. The food was unbelievable.... More 

Thank stillkrazy31
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place! Fantastic food, excellent service! Our favorite place to eat in Scranton. Never had a bad meal or service..

Thank Mary P
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Very nice restaurant that is small. Good pianist that sets the mood while eating Italian food made to the right consistency. One gripe, they do not offer a good variety of alcohol. They predominately stock low end drinks and very few "top shelf choices." Good experience overall!

Thank Keith g
Mililani, Hawaii
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

A few of us had plans to hit up another spot but they were just too pa packed. So we happened to find this restaurant and came on it. We felt out of place immediately entering but the staff and patrons were very friendly and accommodating. The service at the bar was impeccable. The beer selection list was rather limited... More 

Thank DarlingandKels
Hawley PA
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely meal on a Tuesday evening. Great food (Pollo Della Case out of this world -- mushroom soup even better). Service was old world, professional and leisurely. Dessert tray was so fine it was difficult to choose. Prices were reasonable for what they have to offer.

Thank smalltownjudge
Brooklyn, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

If the food was as homey tasting as the feel of the restaurant it would be great. They use too much of a very acidic red sauce to cover alot of main dishes.. The service is very attentive and the deserts very good we had Tiramasu With a little more effort in the kitchen this could be a great restaurant.

Thank marvern464
Apalachin, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

The service at this restaurant is exceptional. As a first time diner, our party of 3 arrived late as we came from out of town to see Book of Mormons. Our reservation was for 6P and we arrived at 6:15P. The host cheerfully greeted us and promptly seated us. When we apologized for our late arrival we explained we were... More 

Thank Kim M
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I went for a business dinner during the week. The service was spot-on. We were greeted in a timely manner, drink order was taken (no draft or craft beers). I tried the salmon special which was pretty average. One of my coworkers got a stuffed chicken special that looked better than my selection. Also, the calamari app looked fantastic, and... More 

Thank Matt N
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Sambucca continues to deliver unique dishes, very well prepared and presented. Lots of creativity went into the menu The small size of the facility seems to detract from its quality. The help are always well trained and ready to serve, Stop in for a pleasant surprise. Reservations suggested.

Thank Peter M

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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: +1 570 961-5205

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Bar, Grill, Italian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?