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Sambucca Italian Grille & Bar

) #5 of 252 Restaurants in Scranton €€ - €€€ , , Italian
234 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503-1920
+1 570-961-5205
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (17 reviews)
“salads” (12 reviews)
“tuna special” (4 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 21:00All hours
Bar, Grill, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
234 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503-1920
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been going to Sambucca for years. A lot of locals do. The atmosphere there is so comfortable and the food is very good. We have never had a bad meal in Sambucca and that says a lot.

Thank Marita L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sambucca Italian Grille and Bar is a wonder to visit and enjoy. The staff was alert and attentive to our every need. THe salads were magnificent - fresh, crisp, tasting as if they just came from a garden. Our entrees were delightful. I had the...More

Thank jgfairman
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I have been to the area twice and to this restaurant 4 times. The ambience is nice. The cocktails are fantastic. The menu and specials are fantastic and the desserts are great. I cannot say enough good things about this place.

Thank Suzi E
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The food is great and has a good vibe. Piano player on weekends. Hard to get reservation on weekend call ahead. Can be loud at times

Thank fsk70
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Have eaten at this restaurant several times. The food is consistently good and well prepared. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. There is no rush to empty your seat for the next patron. They are clearly focused on your enjoyment of the meal. Family...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Judith W
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Even though there is a nice atmosphere food was average but costly several of my companions had to send back their meals because they weren't on the way they expected

Thank cree2021
Reviewed 27 February 2017

First of all the staff is very friendly and attentive. We introduced ourselves by our first names and within thirty minutes we had great conversations with most of the staff. This is a family run restaurant and the food was really good. We shared an...More

1  Thank Bill246
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank Judith W
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Needed a last minute reservation and was accommodated. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. Restaurant clean. Piano music was pleasant and not too loud. Veal marsala was tasty, well presented with aldante vegetables. Pasta with sausage was delicious. Salads were fresh.

Thank Maryanne T
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11 November 2016|
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Response from Gailforce2000 | Reviewed this property |
10 November 2015|
Response from smalltowntravelerPa | Reviewed this property |
There is always street parking available on the street within a block walk or less. I have never had a problem finding good parking.
10 November 2015|
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Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
More than ample street parking near restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
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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