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Sambuca Grille, Scranton, PA

Sambuca Grille

4.8
4.8
900 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Sambuca Grille is an Italian restaurant located in Downtown Scranton.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:45
  • Phone number
    (570) 961-5205
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Please call 570-961-5205 to inquire and ask for Benny
  • Area
    Scranton
  • Cross Street
    Spruce Street
  • Parking Details
    Free Street Parking Dinner time
  • Entertainment
    Come and enjoy our Live Piano Singer every Friday and Saturday night
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 900 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Overall

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Food

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Value

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Good for business meals

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Good for special occasions

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Overall

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Food

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Value

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Good for business meals

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Good for special occasions

900 Reviews
  1. CherylB

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so delicious and atmosphere was lovely!

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  2. TheKevinShow

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last night's dinner at Sambuca Grille was a serene experience. The ambiance was tranquil, perfect for a quiet evening. We indulged in flavorful dishes, with my choice being the Chicken Marsala, while my date enjoyed the Chicken Parmigiana. The shared Fried Burrata was a delightful starter, adding a touch of elegance to our meal. Overall, it was a delightful evening of good food and peaceful surroundings.

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  3. January49

    Philadelphia

    183 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    183 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very very good service, food and entertainment. Always a hit on our Hit Parade. Great place!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good and the service was good until it got crowded, then there were some long wait times. Main complaint was noise. Restaurant was full and besides all the chatter there was a piano player who also sung. Nice touch but it interferes with conversations at the table.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salad dressing was store bought Italian and a little pricey for what we ordered. Also felt rushed.

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  6. OutToEat78

    New York City

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The specials were divine! Open concept for dining area and a piano player during dinner. Overall, was a very nice experience…

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Service was great! We will be back!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fabulous food. Prices good. A little too noisy.

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  9. SteveP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing and the place was packed. Definitely recommend reservations for a Friday or Saturday night.

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  10. gary

    New York City

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We going to a show at the Cultural Center and wanted to have dinner nearby. Sambuca was 2 blocks from the theater. We went here. Dinner was very good. Prices were reasonable. Service was exceptional. This was our first time here. We'll go back next time we're in Scranton.

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  11. January49

    Philadelphia

    183 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    183 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Service and food are always a good experience. Paul at piano makes a great night a better night!

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  12. 5babies

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service Lovely live piano music

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  13. renard

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have NEVER had a bad meal here. The menu is expansive and is always well prepared and served. This is our favorite Scranton dining place. If you are traveling through, you cannot go wrong by stopping here!

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  14. BillT

    Poconos

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to establish. Sat the bar and ordered the bruratta cheese appetizer follows by caesar salad, had the tuna special cooked rare. Great dinner and Mia the bartender made great martinis. Have to go back.

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  15. January49

    Philadelphia

    183 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    183 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Food, service, ambience is great. Add the live pianist and you have a great evening.

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  16. JeffreyG

    Poconos

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great. Will certainly be returning soon

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  17. January49

    Philadelphia

    183 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    183 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good experience, great service, great food and good atmosphere.

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  18. GaryB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service as always. Interesting specials as well.

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  19. JasonH

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Service was fast and friendly.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious! They were short staffed because someone called off …the front of the house was busy but they were fantastic! The two servers and one bus person worked together and didn’t miss a beat! The music was great! Thanks for another wonderful experience! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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  21. gw4775

    Atlantic City

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here many times....food, drinks and service always outstanding.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent!!! Service Terrific and the the staff very knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. They were aware when water glasses needed refilling or drinks were needed. The appetizer suggestions were fantastic. This a place we will definitely be going back to.

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  23. January49

    Philadelphia

    183 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    183 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good experience. Service and food was great. Addition of pianist just made the evening better. Return visit is a sure thing!

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  24. CourtneyM

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was delicious, fast service, only thing was it’s a little pricey but worth it for some good Italian!

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  25. HilaryS

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the piano. Such a unique restaurant with amazing food and service.

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  26. BobTAlabama

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always fresh. Good sized portions, always have several specials. My veal was tender and not breaded. Only shortcoming not much prosciutto on my saltimboca.

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  27. StephanieL

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time there and they never disappoint. We had the Caesar salad with anchovies (my favorite item there) red snapper special, fried calamari, sole and shrimp francese, and shrimp parmigiana. Highly recommend and will certainly go back whenever I’m visiting my son at college.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Wicklow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner but very crowded and piano was very loud

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  29. SheilaF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service, but very loud. It would be nice to see the specials on paper as I couldn’t hear the server.

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  30. SamF

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Lovely food. Live music. Fantastic place for a romantic dinner. Parking outside on the street. What's not to like?

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints, I love this restaurant! I would absolutely recommend.

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  32. robertg

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was awesome and very nice. She explained all the specials and was always close by. Food was awesome and there was a guy playing the piano

    1 person found this helpful

  33. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Italian seafood dishes; Ambiance 10/10 with a wonderful piano player in the background.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time having dinner at Sambuca Grille. The food service and drinks were very good. I would definitely go back again.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing at Sambuca! The staff and Paul the piano player makes for a very relaxing enjoyable meal

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  36. 10sgal

    Houston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute perfection!! Sambuca Grille is easily the best Italian, if not the best overall, restaurant in all of Scranton and the surrounding area. I seriously put it up there with the best of NYC. Superior quality and presentation.

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  37. Tessa

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful Christmas Eve, dinner, great service, excellent food and terrific piano player

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  38. POOHJ

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely Italian feeling. Food was oustanding. A jewel in Scranton, PA

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  39. January49

    Philadelphia

    183 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    183 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, service was great. Paul’s piano music adds to the mood. A great choice for the evening.

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  40. JohnM

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The piano and singer made it so that we could not hear each other at the table. The service was slow.

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FAQs

Sambuca Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Sambuca Grille is rated 4.8 stars by 900 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sambuca Grille

234 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Spruce Street
  • Area
    Scranton
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:45
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free Street Parking Dinner time
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Come and enjoy our Live Piano Singer every Friday and Saturday night
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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