About Sambuca Grille
Sambuca Grille is an Italian restaurant located in Downtown Scranton.
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
We had a wonderful dinner in Scranton at ...
We had a wonderful dinner in Scranton at Sambuca Grille! This was our third visit to Scranton but first time at Sambuca's and it was by far the best meal we have had in the area. Plus we are from NYC so our bar is high! Terrific and varied classic Italian menu. My husband and I both had pasta (I had penne a la vodka and my husband had a pasta and shellfish dish). Our salads were great - interesting ingredients and high quality. While it has an "adult" atmosphere, we were there early (5pm) with our 5 year old daughter and it was lovely and she enjoyed pasta and chocolate cake (they were also very gracious and brought her some plain cucumber slices). We also had a nice bottle of wine. The service was warm and welcoming. It must be one of the best places in Scranton! We will definitely go back the next time we are there.
There was no reason to read the menu as ...
There was no reason to read the menu as all the specials were so enticing! Each in our party of 4 ordered different item. By far the winner was the meat filled tortelloni. Just the right size portion for a rich dish. While my beef with rissoto was not disappointing, I found the beef just a little tough.
We sat next to the pianist and initially i thought it would be too loud, but it was lovely and enjoyable.
The wait staff was attentive, friendly and made us feel like regulars.
reviews for this restaurant read well be ...
reviews for this restaurant read well before we made a reservation.. well what a huge disappointment this place was . Our meals lacked any bit of taste at all. And the entrees we ordered were the specials of the evening. i would not recommend this place to go to for good italian food,, i have had better italian food in pizzeria's.. the service was good if thats what you want. if good food is what you want this place should not be your choice.
Came up for Scranton family weekend and ...
Came up for Scranton family weekend and was looking for a nice place to eat. The food was excellent, the service exceptional and the ambiance was lovely. Piano player saturday night but just the right volume as to not interfere with dinner conversation. A Scranton gem!!
Sambuca is one of our favorite restauran ...
Sambuca is one of our favorite restaurants and we try to get here as often as possible. I am always recommending this restaurant to others as well! For the best Italian food in our area and exceptional service, I highly recommend Sambuca!
Everything about our experience at Sambu ...
Everything about our experience at Sambuca was excellent. We visit Scranton regularly and are thrilled with this find. It is, by far, the best restaurant in downtown Scranton and we intend go back every chance we get.
The service was excellent and wait staff ...
The service was excellent and wait staff was happy to provide recommendations. The eggplant and portobello appetizers were very good. I had the dinner special which was chicken topped with smoked mozzarella, roasted red pepper, and asparagus. The cutlets were very thin and the real flavor was from the toppings. Fortunately, those flavors were great. Another person in the party had a different chicken dish and again the cutlets were extremely thin. One diner had veal and that was outstanding.
The food balanced out to be okay but a little pricey for the serving sizes. Serving temperature of the food was not as hot as it could have been.
Atmosphere was great and I would consider returning but will stay away from the chicken.
An authentic gem in downtown Scranton. ...
An authentic gem in downtown Scranton. Attentive staff that takes pride in their restaurant. One of the best experiences and rivals being in Italy itself. Dining was an evening event and the table became the hub of good conversation, great food, and the smooth ambience of a "Tony Bennett-like "piano player.
Having just relocated from New York City ...
Having just relocated from New York City it was refreshing to find a restaurant serving quality food. The atmosphere was special, the staff was friendly and the service was accommodating. A lovely night out to celebrate any event.
Best meal I have had in a long time. Out ...
Best meal I have had in a long time. Out with friends that I don't see often. If you want to talk and aren't there for the entertainment, ask to not be seated near the piano player. He was looking for applause and even called us out for it. We were looking for a night out of conversation. Service and food were phenomenal. Pricey but worth it!
Great food although pasta portions are s ...
Great food although pasta portions are small for the price and in comparison to other Italian restaurants we've been to . My husband had he frutti de mare and again the size was small compared to other italian dining restaurants. The specials were amazing as was everything else . And yes I would definitely recommend this restaurant
Overall Pretty Good
We hadn't been to the Sambuca Grill in several years so we thought we would return. We were seated promptly at 7pm, our reservation time. We were seated fairly close to the piano player, who was doing a good job, but was a tad too loud. It was hard for us to carry on conversations with this. The service seemed a bit slow for us...not exceptionally...but still a little off. Frankly we like our dining out to move at a pretty brisk pace. Everything was ala carte. The food was good, but portion sizes were smaller than expected. The chocolate flourless cake was very good for dessert. We will probably return someday.
Staff could have been friendlier
I really felt the staff could have been friendlier. It was Mother's Day and they didn't even extend a Mother's Day wish. The food was average and came out pretty quick. No one asked us how our meal was and they barely could crack a smile. It really makes a difference when the owner/manager comes to your table. It wasn't too crowded so there was time to do this. The real highlight of the day was the piano player. He was awesome....the only one who smiled!
I drove three hours to take my mother ou ...
I drove three hours to take my mother out for Mother's Day, so I wanted it to be very special and Sambucca's didn't disappoint in any way. There are two Italian restaurants in my family, so I am particular. The atmosphere, the service, the food choices, wine list as well as the way the family of waiters worked in tandem with each other to maintain a flawless dining experience impressed me. The place filled up very quickly. As I watched this unfold, I was impressed as to how they were able to serve, bus and refill all the tables twice while we were there. The food was delicious and all the details were flawless as well. (Wine pouring, pepper grinding, cheese sprinkling...
One of my Favorites
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 in always fabulous and service is superb. Like a family visit each time. Highly recommend Sambuca Grille !! You'll love it.
Very nice dinner
My husband's steak was done to perfection as was my shrimp in a creamy type sauce, really delicious. My son had a specially prepared chicken piccata dish since he eats gluten free, also very good. The service was great and they make the best martini ever.
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