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502 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101
+1 717-221-0192
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We visited for the first time and it was great! It has an upstairs and a downstairs . It's byob and definitely need a reservation. Next time we are going to sit down stairs . Great food and great service!

Thank whale9999
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great food, service, and ambience. I had the best Veal Piccata ever. Lots of flavor, capers, and mushrooms. Very tender veal. Portabella and peppers appetizer.

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Sammy's has become our go-to place this year and we expect it to continue. We now eat there several times a month. Sammy's has a great menu and it is the real Italian thing. There isn't anything that comes to your plate that is not hot and steaming. It is really exceptional. The many that have eaten with us order... More 

Thank Keepingbusynow
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous time this evening. The food was excellent and the waitstaff was very attentive. I will be back!

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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The food is fantastic! The service is really good. It is small and quaint in many ways, but you will not be disappointed.

Thank Retsof1949
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Our first trip to Sammy's and just loved it. From our table we were able to watch Sammy preparing all of the entrees single-handedly. Busy night but we did not wait for our meals. Location right across from state capitol building is wonderful. We did find the salads were very sparse and given the prices could have been a bit... More 

Thank Jean E R
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Sammy's is worth the trip and you will come back. Sitting right across from the Main Capitol Building in Harrisburg is some of the best dining in Central PA. It is a relatively small restaurant with a broad menu and outstanding specials. Everything is fresh and piping hot when it gets de!ivered to your table. I love their Chicken Marsasla... More 

Thank Keepingbusynow
Dublin, Ireland
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This little restaurant opposite the Capitol in Harrisburg is an absolute delight. BYOB but the food is outstanding. Delicious Italian dishes, outstanding specials and friendly and excellent service. Pasta dishes are excellent. The shrimp and scallops carbonara with prosciutto was the highlight but all the dishes were well presented and dining companions waxed lyrical on the standard of cuisine. Reservations... More 

Thank BRADY772
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Love, love, love this little spot in the city of Harrisburg, Great BYOB spot with absolutely delicious Italian cuisine. Hardest part about dining here is avoiding the pasta! It is terrific! We highly recommend!!!.

Thank TraciePhil
Alexandria Bay, New York
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169 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had just visited the Capitol and decided to eat at a restraurant instead of the Capitol cafeteria. We walked just outside the Capitol and came upon Sammy's. There were tables out front and it was a nice day so decided to give it a try. I had a meatball hoagie and my husband had a chicken hoagie both were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-221-0192

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?