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About Sambuca Grille
Sambuca Grille is an Italian restaurant located in Downtown Scranton.
Scranton, PA 18503
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Come and enjoy our Live Piano Singer every Friday and Saturday night
Please call 570-961-5205 to inquire and ask for Benny
Free Street Parking Dinner time
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Sambuca Grille Ratings and Reviews
The waiters were all attentive and friendly. They have a nice bar for pre-dinner drinks. Our table was ready when requested. And everything laid out nicely. The dinner service was good, but we were both disappointed in the rack of lamb that we each ordered. We requested rare and some parts were rare, but other parts were almost raw. The sauce on the lamb was sparse and was nothing special. The wine, desserts and after dinner espresso were excellent.
Every single dish is absolutely wonderful. From soups to salad to protein and pasta, every dish is perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection. It gets a little loud next to the piano, so keep that in mind when being seated. However, the pianist is very talented and does a fantastic job so it's not a bother to us, just something to keep in mind.
We were visiting Scranton to see a show at the Cultural Center and celebrate my father-in-law's birthday. We chose Sambuca Grille after reading positive reviews on another site and for its proximity to the Cultural Center (about 7 minutes walking). We had a table of 6 and all of us enjoyed our food immensely. We had the tomato and mozzarella and calamari for our appetizers. The pasta was delicious and the serving sizes were large. The sides were small; without appetizers, we may have needed to order an additional side. The dessert was varied and tasty. The staff were all very competent and polite. Some of them even joked around with us a bit. Many different staff interacted with us throughout the night. There was also a piano player! It was a wonderful experience. If we return to Scranton, we will definitely return to Sambuca Grille.
We ate here once before and I must say the food was as good on this trip as last time. I had the tuna special, my husband had veal Sambuca. Both were excellent and plentiful. We also shared a salad special that was delicious. Our aunt only wanted a salad as a main and the restaurant was fine with this and served her when we got our entrees. The restaurant is family owned and they are very friendly and make you feel right at home. We would definitely go back to this restaurant on our next visit to Scranton.
This was my wife's birthday and our first time here. OUTSTANDING! We both ate everything on our plates. Even our salads. We didn't leave a strand of cheese. :-)
The entrees were mouth-watering and awesome. Best Vodka sauce I have ever had - anywhere!
We had at least 6 people take care of some aspect of our experience, and there was a piano player/singer that was just right for the atmosphere.
We cannot wait to go back and take friends with us!
Place isn't huge, so I would suggest reservations.
I've been here many times over the years and I have never been disappointed, not even slightly. My favorite is the Spinach Ravioli, but the Penne Vodka w/ Grilled Shrimp is amazing. They are kind, considerate and the staff moves as one - keeping up with the needs of a filled restaurant. Their specials are one of a kind (get the lobster if they should happen to have it as a special). Drinks are perfect and dessert is not to be missed. I simply can not say enough about this place.
My wife and I have dined at the Sumbucca Grille on three occasions...each visit was as good as the first,..outstanding!! The staff is most congenial as well as attentive , great service and friendly attitude is the norm....and the food is by far second to none! We don't often dine at restaurants that are considered "pricey" as most would admit.....but we feel we owe it to ourselves to suck up the atmosphere and attention offered by the staff.....we will certainly return when we need a "boost!!"
This was our first trip to Sambuca's but it won't be our last. The food was excellent and the staff extremely friendly and obliging. My husband and I ended up ordering all specials of the day. We started with a Caprese Salad with roasted red peppers and balsamic vinegar. We shared the salad and it was plenty. For dinner my husband ordered Ravioli filled with a short rib filling and mushroom sauce. He loved it. I had their Tuna on Spinach with a lemon sauce. Also delicious. Our Aunt only ordered a green salad and the staff was fine with just bringing that to her as her entrée. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you want outstanding Italian food.
The decor of this place is reminiscent of some cozy New York restaurants. The menu has a variety of primarily Italian dishes. There were four of us and each had a different entre that were excellent. Service was very good. We were not rushed even as the crowd gathered for dinner. This a family business from the host father to the son and daughter waiters and sweet granddaughter dessert waitress. We will be back again even though it is 30 miles from home.
Great Italian fare, the staff was excellent and professional. Small room, but intimate. Good options on the menu. The calamari was a little soggy, but maybe I'm just accustomed to American fried food. Recommended. The house sauce with the chicken and shrimp was excellent.
We had dinner at Sambuca before seeing a musical at the Scranton Cultural Center, which was a quick 4 minute drive away. The staff was incredibly friendly, professional, and accommodating. We enjoyed the fact that father and daughters worked together to serve our table. We had pasta dishes which were delicious and generous in portion size. The homemade dessert was a perfect end to the meal. We left feeling satisfied and like part of the family!
We were well pleased with everything on our first visit which was New Years Eve 2016/2017.
The atmosphere was cozy and intimate. The food was excellent. If you are looking for a special place to go with your spouse or family that will be long remembered this is the place. The staff is professional and friendly. They make you feel very comfortable.
I did not realize there would be a special menu for the holiday which has its limitations compared to there general everyday menu. We were happy with the selections available and really enjoyed our evening,
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