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Sambucca Italian Grille & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Grill, Italian
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234 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503-1920 (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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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
Scranton, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner. Always a great time. Staff is number one. Food is always delicious and music by Paul sets a nice tone.

Thank dietzj249
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Have been here dozens of times and never disappointed yet. Go on a Friday or Saturday and hear Live Piano Music and singing. He plays everything from the 30's up to current soft and slow ballads. Food is Al La Carte and is generous in its portions. Drinks are always plentiful. Desserts mostly from a bakery but sometimes the head... More 

Thank Gailforce2000
Scranton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Always very happy here. Traditional Italian fare, the Sambuca dishes are very different. Piano player is a nice touch.

Thank lpwcolts19
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, 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 18503-1920
    (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?