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Sambucca Italian Grille & Bar

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Grill, Italian
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234 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503 (Spruce Street)
+1 570-961-5205
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Palmdale, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small, cozy, warm, personal -- and quite romantic -- as a first impression. Service was prompt, knowledgeable and attentive. The premium by-the-glass wines were excellent. Both entrées we ordered were delicious, and value for the price paid was good. Definitely order a salad here: we haven't tasted better! This is the place to go for a romantic night out.

Thank Tim M
Kingston, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Italian food in a great atmosphere, the wait staff is friendly and attentive. The restaurant reminds me a lot of the layout of places I have been to in Manhattan but without the Manhattan prices. With respect to pricing, it's not cheap but it is reasonably priced considering the quality and the amount of food you get. On Saturdays... More 

Thank Emil C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the special , pork chop . Was huge, juicy, tender and well seasoned. Came with carrots and beans and potatoes. All very good ! Wait staff was attentive but not in your face . My husband had a fish special, he said it was good but nothing amazing. Over all good dining experience, would go back . Need... More 

Thank karen b
Dunmore, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant many times It's great for a date night. The food is delicious. They have a piano player on Saturdays. The staff is excellent. We've been here on a date and also with a group of 10. We have two children (7 & 2 years old) not the best place to bring them. It's mostly... More 

Thank dmkfpp
Saint Albans, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I had dinner at Sambucca Italian Grille during a recent visit to Scranton. Both of us enjoyed our meals immensely. Shrimp Parmesan was a dish I was unfamiliar with. I decided to give it a try based on the recommendation of our wait person. It was absolutely delicious as was everything we ordered from start to finish.... More 

Thank elizabethv628
Cresco, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

There were just no words to describe the delicious-ness of the food here. Everybody was happy with EVERYTHING!! We ordered calmari...perfeco! We also had the Carbonara, the Chicken Marsala (best I ever had) and the Chicken Parmician. Everybody cleaned their plates! Nothing else to say!

Thank Glinda M
Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

If you are looking for an upscale restaurant with excellent Italian food, this is the place. A knowledgeable Matre de seats you and provides the specials for the night, which are extensive. Waiters oversee your ordering while servers keep thing coming to your table smoothly. Excellent calamari appetizer and the veal dishes were very tender. A perfect spot for any... More 

Thank Lazypointwest
Scranton PA
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104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for dinner when we were out and about. Top class place. Fabulous food. Good service. I would highly recommend for a special occasion. My husband and I eat out 5 days a week, so there's a difference between eating supper and going for dinner. This is a go for dinner place. You won't be disappointed.

Thank LoBoexp
Scranton, PA
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We have been eating here for quite some time and every time we go there is always something new and delicious on the menu. Specials are so creative. I had a homemade meat stuffed pasta shell with red wine marinara and it was excellent. My husband had stuffed pork Marsala. Very nice. This is family owned and run and the... More 

Thank Beachlovers58
Scranton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

These guys are great! No request to big or small. Always great service. Very consistent food. We will definitely be returning

Thank Bill J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Bar, Grill, Italian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?