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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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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Valentine's Day Weekend You would expect to be rushed Not at Sambuca- we were a table of three couples Ages 50-60 We sat two tables away from the piano Paul Ardito was terrific Knew all of our requests We felt like the place was all ours The establishment had couples of all ages Our meal was delicious and reasonably priced!

Thank M41B12
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We loved the restaurant from the time we walked in the door. The owners daughter greeted us and made us feel like we were a part of their family. We started with some nice wine and salads. All were excellent and reasonably priced. We enjoyed four different entree's all of them meat, fish, or pasta. All were cooked to perfection... More 

Thank Mac C
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

While this restaurant is not budget friendly, it is our absolute favorite for date nights and special occasions. EVERYTHING we had had here has been delicious & perfectly prepared. Go on the weekend so you can enjoy the piano man. Awesome martini menu as well.

Thank Caressa G
Endicott, New York
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224 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Went for the 4th time in a year. And once more everything was perfect. Nothing to say other than this place has some of the best food I have ever had. I am very picky with Italian food and they always nail it. Drinks were good and service excellent. Will go back as soon as possible.

Thank JmpPsu2004
Springfield, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I was born and raised in the Scranton area. When we return to visit, this is a must stop for dinner. The food is wonderful. Prepared to perfection. Always fresh. We never had a bad meal. All menu items are great! The atmosphere is cozy. Gives a great feel. Service is wonderful. Very helpful. An extra treat is the piano... More 

Thank AMB706
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Walk in here and you will forget you are in downtown Scranton. Fine dining in a cozy ambiance will remind you of some big city gems. Food is always fabulous and service is superb. Like a family visit each time. They have kindly adjusted a menu item for me on several visits to my liking. Highly recommend Sambuca Grille !!... More 

Thank Michelle S
Hackettstown NJ, United States
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

I went to Scranton with my wife for dinner and basically went to this restaurant because all the reviews were so good. When we arrived for dinner the restaurant was pretty much empty, which should've been a telltale sign. Our salads were fine they really weren't great but they weren't bad, but our main course was absolutely not good. I... More 

Thank Thomas G
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

I made a reservation 6 weeks in advance for Valentine's day dinner, and still had to wait 15min past my reservation time for my table. The host could not be more polite, though, and the atmosphere was perfect. Soft lighting, pianist playing, candles, Italian decor, the whole works. The food was perfect as well. We got the gnocci with pesto... More 

Thank PoconoHiker
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

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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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Bar, Grill, Italian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
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?