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Sambucca Italian Grille & Bar

$$ - $$$, , Italian
234 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503-1920
+1 570-961-5205
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (19 reviews)
“lamb shank” (2 reviews)
“tuna special” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Grill, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
234 Penn Ave, Scranton, PA 18503-1920
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We truly loved our dinner at Sambucca last weekend. My husband had a lamb shank special with Risotto. I had the Carbonara with shrimp, it was delicious. For dessert we had homemade tiramisu. Everything that we had was fantastic. We enjoyed listeningt o the piano...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Went to Scranton for a weekend visit to see the train yards and trolley museum. Had a number of places to choose from so we walked around and cased out some of the food joints. Saw Sambucca, a small Italian joint but don't let the...More

Thank william s
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Stayed at the Hiton Scranton Conference Center. bartender recommended this place. Was absolutely amazing to say the least. Best penne a la vodka every had- comming form a new yorker. Also had veal tortoloni with mushrooms in a gravy- outstanding. Felt like montreal- old world...More

Thank naleesam
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I went here with my wife on a Friday night. I would recommend reservations and you can use "Open Table." Parking is a challenge, there is a lot next door but it is normally closed. They usually have very good appetizer and dinner specials. The...More

Thank ken d
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This restaurant is always welcoming and the specials are generally tasty and filling. We have used this many times for business dinners, the only complaints being the tuna not rare enough and too few quality wines on offer. It is only small and the bar...More

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

While the website states. Gluten free options and a waiter stated they would work with me to make anything on the menu GF, when I ask about pasta, I was told absolutely no, no gf pasta but I could pick from these five items. They...More

Thank Mssheron
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Found Sambuca on phone looking for a place to eat on our way home from Harrisburg. It was quiet be we arrived at 5 and had only been open half hour. Excellent service and I bet even if busy would have been fine as very...More

Thank Roberta J
Reviewed 11 July 2017

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 27 June 2017 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 18 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
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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.
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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
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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