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Reviews by ffejherb:
4.4/5 rDev -5%
My wife and I stopped here on the way home from a weekend in NEPA including a beer festival in Tunkhannock (where?), PA, based on the recommendation of Bill from MyBeerBuzz.com. I'm glad we stopped. In addition to a fantastic bottle selection and friendly staff, we were treated to a diverse tap selection that had me taking home a growler of Lost Abbey Brandy Barrel Angel's Share for only $30! Some of the other stand-out taps included Port Wipeout IPA and DFH My Antonia. The bottle selection is prominently displayed in the entrance near the counter, where you can peruse all of the various 12oz. bottles, bombers and 750mls they have. Our server was also quick to provide me with an in-depth and updated bottle list, which included prices and other info about each beer they had in stock. Very nicely done!
We had a light lunch of soup and salad, and we were both pleased with the quality and portions. We each had the chicken Caesar salad and a bowl of the soup of the day - mine was Manhattan chowder and the wife had cream of broccoli. No complaints here. Rather than having the server hand out menus, their menu is framed on the wall over each table/booth, so you can check it out immediately upon sitting down, which I thought was clever.
The owner, a pleasant elderly man who opened the restaurant back in the 1950s, even stopped by our table to say hello. That was a nice touch!
All in all, a great experience. I walked out with some nice bottles and a growler of Angel's Share, and well as some tasty food in my belly. I will definitely be back when we visit NEPA again!
04-05-2011 19:44:14 | More by ffejherb
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4.83/5 rDev +4.3%
I had completely forgotten about Sabatini's until yesterday, but I was reminded in the most wonderful way... An impressive beer list, fantastic customer service and above average pizza. Scored 2 bottles of Hopslam and an 11-11-11 Vertical Epic. I will be going back there very soon and for all of my needs in the future.
04-06-2014 12:21:47 | More by tmbgnicu
4.88/5 rDev +5.4%
a this is nothing special in terms of atmosphere... wooden booths, crappy tables, that burnt orangish brown tile floors.
q WHAT!!! damn, this place rocks! ipas are fresh, stouts are aged (several years in some circumstances) food is fresh and delicious! AWESOME!
s food service was fair, nothing special. the beer service on the other hand was amazing, the owner came out and spoke to me for about 10 minutes and looked for off the menu stuff for me too. he was super knowledgeable about beer and was able to tell me about a lot of stuff they had there.
s DAMN!!! they had at least 250 different bottles, cantillon, KBS, older viscosity, a ton of sours, bruery stuff, stille nacht, and many other rarities!!! love this place!
f delicious!! the best wings ever! the pizza is phenomenal. best pizza in the valley.
v very reasonable, KBS was 10 a bottle, small cantillons were 15, older viscosity was 12. this place was awesome!
This place rocks the house in every category, i cant believe this is in wyoming valley... you could put this place in a big city and it would be loved. I cannot believe the bottle selection they had and there were no bottle limits. everything was amazing and i would go back every time I come up.
09-25-2013 02:36:51 | More by Lare453
4.95/5 rDev +6.9%
This place is incredible.
Their beer selection is the best I have seen for miles- especially locally. They have tons of cool events going on, great beers on draft, and they always have the most hyped releases and seasonal beers around.
On top of all that their pizza is damn good too. Lindo is the man and really knows his shit when it comes to beer. The service is excellent and everyone has been nothing but friendly.
I'll be a loyal customer as long as I live nearby.
05-05-2013 02:22:25 | More by dcoms233
4.9/5 rDev +5.8%
Sabaitni's is my favorite place to stop for that rare bottle or draft and some great pizza as well.
The food here is excellent. delicious pizza and wings. Good quality salads as well. Nice cozy atmosphere and great for the whole family.
The beer selection is second to none. Lots of rare bottles that you wont find anywhere else in this area. The best tap selection in the area as well, by far! Very knowledgeable staff as well, and they're always willing to help you out and talk beer.
I'll be going to Sab's for as long as I'm living in this area. Best place around!
10-24-2011 13:51:12 | More by muletrane
4.28/5 rDev -7.6%
SABATINI'S IS CASH ONLY. THERE AREN'T ANY SIGNS. I hate that, I really do. I am much less likely to be a return customer at a place where I have to pay a shitty ATM fee just to settle my bill. Unpleasant.
I got a recommendation to stop a Sabatini's (from ffejherb's wife, thanks), and since it was only a couple miles off of my route, I decided to give it a shot. The couple of miles that I traveled through after getting off the highway is a pretty run-down looking area. In all seriousness, I saw about 20 pizza places. Every block had at least one to choose from. I'm not sure how all of these places stay in business, but that isn't really the point of this review.
I walked in and I could see quite a few bottles in a few tall coolers in the take out section to my right. I seated myself. The place is generally a dingy, slightly run-down, old-school style pizzeria like you have seen many times before. Every seat is a high walled, wooden booth.
The menu is small and on the table, basically pizza, wings and a couple of sandwiches. A pretty good amount of pizza toppings too. I had to ask for the beer menu, and it was much more extensive. There are six beers on-tap, and nothing that is very great; I was hoping for something from the local brewery, but no such luck. The bottle list, however, is absolutely fantastic. There are hundreds of beers that all have the prices marked and are all very fair. In fact, for PA, they are more than fair. Some things that stick out were a few different angel's Share bottles, and a couple of varieties of the single barrel Rodenbach beers. Just a great selection for anywhere.
The pizza was pretty good. Very thin, and cheese, toppings and sauce go all the way to the end, eliminating any crust. I wouldn't make the trip just for the pizza, but if I lived in the area I might stop when I was in the mood for pizza (if I didn't like one of the 1000 other places around here better, that is).
Service was friendly and prompt. You take your check to pay at the register, where they will inform you that you need cash. They were apologetic about this, so I wasn't angry, but I was certainly irritated.
Overall, this is a good place to stop if you're passing through.
06-16-2011 20:33:57 | More by Hojaminbag
4.6/5 rDev -0.6%
I just discovered Sabatini's in the past year and boy am I glad I did! They're a bit out of the way for me otherwise I'd stop by more frequently. I've never eaten there so I can't comment on the food, I just stop in to grab some beer to go. Their selection is much more extensive that what it appears to be when you walk in the door. They have a couple glass door coolers packed full of beer. The problem is that you can't see all the different beers that they have. If you open the cooler and move a bottle, chances are good that the bottle behind it is a different beer - most likely from the same brewer.
Besides the coolers, they also have a small selection of beer on the counters near the coolers and others that are in the back somewhere - you have to ask for them. The staff is very knowledgeable about their beer and can help you find what you're looking for. They also have a handful of taps and offer growler fills as well as smaller plastic jug fills of quarts and pints.
Their prices are reasonable and they even have a small cooler with assorted $1 bottles near the counter. These are not all macros either!
If you go, make sure you have cash on hand since they don't take credit cards.
My biggest issue with Sabatini's is that they don't have enough cooler/shelf space to display their selection, which makes it hard to browse.
02-09-2011 17:56:53 | More by dkepner
4.18/5 rDev -9.7%
What a beer selection. I arrived just after opening for lunch but there was one customer ahead of me who ordered like ten pizzas to go. So no problem lets drink some beer. I started with a bottle of Bell's Hop Slam, first time for me with this one, excellent but 10%abv, what am I doing. Next I choose a bottle of Pennichuck Scottish Ale, first time also and also excellent but 9%abv, hurry up pizza!!
I have to give credit to the NEPA folks, while I was there three times someone would pull up and come inside and order one bottle of beer. they did not look in the case or the menu they knew exactly what they wanted and not like Roque but like Allagash White and the Pennichuck, that how I noticed it.
As for the pizza, fresh high quality ingredients and a great crust. When I was paying I noticed a six pack of Stegmaier Gold on the counter, I know that this is not micro but we dont get this in the west, so I asked how much, oh half price today, well gee whiz I guess I will take it.
07-25-2010 19:22:30 | More by VegasBill
4.2/5 rDev -9.3%
Stopped in at Sabatini's for lunch with the wife while my car was being worked on. I had read good things about the beer and food, and figured since we were in the area it was worth a stop. Atmosphere was a bit dated and simple, pretty basic for a pizza joint. We kept it simple for lunch, we ordered ourselves a couple of hoagies that were pretty tasty. The beer selection, both on tap and in bottles, was pretty impressive - not what I expected given the general look and feel of the place. Unfortunately for me, I only had time to sample one of their offerings before I got the call saying my car was ready. Oh well. My only gripe about the place was the growlers. While it's awesome that they offer growlers, they were asking what I think is an unreasonable price for them: $25 for an empty + the cost of the fill. Given how reasonable the prices for their bottles were, the growler price was a shocker. Still, everything else was good, so I can see myself stopping in the next time I'm in the area. Just no growlers for me.
07-25-2010 16:01:39 | More by krisandajt
5/5 rDev +8%
everytime i go to sabs i am more and more impressed.. beer selection is an absolute slam dunk.. many, many, good hard to find bottles, and lately the draft selections have been phenomenal..last night i had a southern tier 2xIPA, a flying dog raging Bitch, a founders red rye, and a Lost Abbey Judgement Day. My girlfriend had a couple of Kasteel Rouge snifters, and one southampton Double white... Not to mention they have the best wings in the area ... HANDS DOWN!!!
Thanks so much keep up the good work
06-30-2010 18:44:16 | More by john666
Sabatini's Pizza in Exeter, PA
98 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.