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“Slave wages” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sabatino's Italian Restaurant

Sabatino's Italian Restaurant
901 Fawn St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4413 (Little Italy)
410-727-9414
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Ranked #272 of 1,817 Restaurants in Baltimore
Price range: $35 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Californian, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Little Italy
Cross street: High St.
Ellicott City
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Slave wages”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Sabatinos pay their employees slave wages. They care absolutely nothing about the people preparing the food for you. How does that effect customers? These are the people cooking your food, if they are unhappy, your food definitely will suffer. Even the employees that's been with them for decades are making just a little over minimum wage. That is deplorable. But the owners live extravagantly.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Our Little Italy Favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Living in DC and visiting Baltimore often, we love Sabatino's the most among the rich variety of Little Italy restaurants. It is pure, wholesome Neapolitan fare at a relatively reasonable price. There is nothing upscale or pretentious about Sabatino's. It is slightly time-worn (the restrooms, while very clean, have obviously not been renovated since at least the 1950s) with a corresponding charm. The staff are friendly and efficient. Cap it off with a cannoli or gelato at Vaccaro's and you have a total Balmer Little Italy experience.

Visited May 2014
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West River, MD
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Still Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hadn't been in years and was happy with the results. The food as always was super, the service was even better. Valet parking makes it a great evening.

Visited May 2014
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Odenton, Maryland
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very Good Italian Restaurant in Baltimore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is a corner Italian restaurant in the Little Italy Section of Baltimore. The menu and food are solid italian dishes. Service is quick, honest and upfront. The lunch specials come in generous portions for a great price. If you try the desert, give the cheesecake a try. They use ricotta, giving it a sweet flavor but a very light texture. You can't go wrong with this place. The only draw back is parking, be prepared to drive around for a few minutes to find a spot.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“We always get the same table..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

... and we love it. Makes it a bit more special each time we go. The atmosphere, decor and staff haven't changed much over the years that I have been visiting while in town but that's a good thing because neither does the quality of the food. I have never had a bad, so-so or just ok dish at Sabatino's. It's always just as delicious as the time before. If you're looking for perfection split the bookmaker salad with your love and then order the baked rigatoni. It's a life changer and a recipe I've never been able to duplicate at home!

Visited September 2013
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