Sammy’s Trattoria - Mt. Vernon

4.5
1508 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Sammy's Trattoria serves real, authentic Italian cuisine in a comfortable yet elegant setting. Try our "Family Style" dining where we prepare some of our specialties combined with some requests from you and serve you 4+ courses of fun, traditional Italian dining. (great for parties of 4+). Our homemade pastas, soups, stocks, and meatballs are old family recipes made daily. We pride ourselves in using only the freshest, best quality ingredients combined with traditional and thorough preparation.
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4.4
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4.4
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4.4
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SusanW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I'd like to keep Sammy's a secret but with pandemic there were only 2 other occupied tables. So let's say if I'm risking Covid Sammy's is the ONLY restaurant worth it!

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AliM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a great meal here to celebrate a special occasion with family. Service was fantastic and the food did not disappoint.

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JudithA
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We very much enjoyed our dinner, notwithstanding Covid!

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SharonL
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a wonderful time at Sammy’s! The food was delicious and well prepared.

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vipbroadeningtastes
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

While our food was delicious, however it took 65 minutes from the time we ordered to get our food. Because we were going to the BSO, we had to get our food to go and eat it 2 1/2 hours after we got home.

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Geozoo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife decided to have dinner at Sammy's on our way to the Myerhoff auditorium for a concert. Reservations were made through open table, and though we arrived before our reserved time, our table was ready and the host seated us when we arrived. Our server Martin was attentive as were all of the wait staff. My wife enjoyed the view of the open kitchen from her seat at our table. I had Nonni's ravioli and my wife had the gnocchi with sage mushroom sauce. Both were excellent. The food was fresh, still hot and delicious.

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vipMichaelP
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere with efficient waitstaff and delicious dinners.

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Despite being understaffed Sammy's delivered quality food and great service. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were AMAZING!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a large party on new years eve and the staff, food, and experience could not have been better.

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JOSEPHH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for a pre show dinner on New Year’s Eve. We had a great experience! We had a reservation and we’re seated immediately. The server was right there for our drink order and were served promptly. Fresh warm bread was served. The dinner menu had several choices. I ordered the chicken francese, it was excellent! Served with a side of rigatoni with marinara sauce that was perfect. My wife ordered the seafood pasta and loved it. The service was friendly and efficient. The dining room was well staffed. We can’t wait to go back for other Italian classic dishes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Christmas Eve dinner. Staff was short but performed wonderfully. Great drinks from Paulie. Food was excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The restaurant was busy and the service and food were great as always. Love the espresso martini! And Amanda helped us with another reservation.

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MelissaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Was there pre show and kitchen was not ready for influx. We got our entrees an hour after we ordered and they knew we had a show to get too. We ended up eating in 10 minutes a meal we should have had 30 minutes or more to enjoy. Was a shame for it was delicious.

They took one drink off the bill- not much of a compensation

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diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding! Loved the cozy, romantic atmosphere and the good service. They were very good about getting the people out that were attending the Theater.

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CharmCityTraveler
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Sammy's is consistent. It has great food, wines, cocktails and courteous service. I've been coming here for years and will continue to do so. One of Baltimore's best Italian restaurants that lots of people don't know about (unless you are part of the theatre crowd).

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great. The service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

My waitress was very rude. I believe her name started with a V but she was an older lady. She had a very bad attitude over the phone and tried to request a $100 deposit from me after I already made the reservations. I find that completely unacceptable because that was not in the agreement when I first made my reservations. When I told her I will not be paying that she said she understood where I was coming from but that was utterly ridiculous and unprofessional.

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vipCssj
Greensboro
30 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary at Sammys. It’s a great neighborhood restaurant with clearly homemade food. We had pasta which was outstanding. Only disappointment was the dirty martini I ordered. Not dirty at all. And the olives were mushy and almost dissolved when put in my mouth.

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go to Sammy's every year for our team dinner. They take great care of us and the food is ALWAYS delicious. This year it was my boss' birthday, and they sang to him in Italian! Such a wonderful evening.

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vipFMark
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and a nice setting for a romantic date.

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AnnaS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We like to come to town and to Sammy's to enjoy the evening out as part of our Christmas tradition. Thank you for a nice experience

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

The pasta dishes were fantastic! Bartender was arguing loudly with a patron which was uncomfortable. I took my entire staff for Christmas and wish it would have been higher class. Owner is second to none.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great neighborhood Italian place. Very comfortable atmosphere and delicious food.

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TheresaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food ,Great drinks, service was amazing!

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GC12
Baltimore
50 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful dinner before a concert. Excellent drinks

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FedHill
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, great food and fabulous time. Looking forward to my next visit!

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ShowRush
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

We were not told or it did not mention that on a "show night" they only have a "show menu". Disappointing as the dishes we were excited to order were not available due to a concern of getting people in and out. While I can appreciate the fact they are attempting to assist in people not missing the show - they should put this kind of information on their web site to let people know not all items are available on these nights. Disappointing...........

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lizlaurel
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We ate at Sammy's before a performance at the Lyric. Pasta was delicious - and healthy servings! We did a mixed salad for the table primarily because we were "on a clock" - enough for seconds all around, with a tasty dressing.

Warning: our reservations were at 5, in a desire to not have to rush to our 8 PM performance. By 6, the place was packed, and then it was hard to catch our server's attention. We did get out in time, and the Lyric is just a 5-min walk from Sammy's.

For those with COVID concerns: we were surprised that very few staff members were masked, even those in what I think was the open kitchen (or maybe it was a prep area - either way....). Tables were pretty close.

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ecowarrior
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was as genuine as Little Italy. Service was good but we waited a while for our meal. Got the check quickly and made it to our show at the Lyric on time.

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Baltimorefoodie
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

So.... I will start this by giving them the benefit of the doubt. We've dined here quite often and this is the first time I've had a below average experience. We will return in the future, but I do hope our next time falls in line with our previous experiences.

I made reservations a full 2 hours before show time. Sammy's is very popular for those that want a nice dinner before a show at the Lyric. I've been rushed in the past because of booking a shorter dining experience.

We were seated right away and our waitress offered to help with the wine selection. She recommended a bottle that was cheaper than I was leaning towards, and she was right. That was the best part of the evening. Our appetizer was good and then a different waitress came to take our order and she was clearly overwhelmed. The place was busy at this point and I don't know if she was new, having a bad day, or something else, but she very much rushed us through our dinner order. We ordered our dinner at 6:04. I only know this because my phone rang while she was at the table. A few minutes later, our actual waitress returned to confirm our order and it wasn't correct. My wife and I were on a date night and the wine was flowing, so we lost track of the time and then noticed a table that was seated after us, order taken after us, were finished their dinner and getting their check. It was 7:10. I asked our waitress when our dinner would be ready and we were told "yours is up next." ......But it wasn't. 4 other tables were served before we got our dinner at 7:18. The show we had tickets for started at 7:30. The unfortunate events did not end here. My order was wrong. My Filet was over cooked and I didn't receive my correct side dish. At this point, I just wanted to eat and get out of there. The waitress brought my correct side dish literally as we were getting up to leave.

Sammys, you can do better. You've done so in the past. We will return, but this night was not your best showing.

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LaurenE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

We arrived at 6 pm and had tickets to an 8 pm show. The restaurant was empty and they still could not deliver our food. Our entree did not arrive until 7:20; after having reminded the waitress several times that we had an 8:00 show. So we spent $100 for just the two of us, and had to basically shove the food into our mouths, pay the bill while we were eating, and then rush to the show.

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BobB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Everything was prepared by the chef to perfection. The staff was very attentive. Our table of four were extremely happy with the experience at Sammy's and consider it a top Italian restaurant. We drove up from Severna Park.

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SoniaS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sammy’s is a GEM! Make a reservation bc it’s a neighborhood & theatre favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family was visiting for the long holiday weekend and we made last minute reservations here. The restaurant blew is away. The food is spectacular, the staff is kind as can be, and we had the cozy basement all to ourselves. We'll be back regularly for dinner now. Love this place!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved our hostess Giselle and her sister. What a lovely pair of humans. They made our night PLUS the food was INSANE!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience3

We were going to see an 8pm show at The Lyric so we reserved a table for 6pm at Sammy’s (according to their website stating to book 2 hours in advance). When bread didn’t come out for 25 minutes, I knew we were in trouble. By 7:45pm our dinner was still not out. We had to leave. They completely overbooked the space and were severely understaffed. I felt bad for our server as she had 12+ tables herself and had to take on all of the complaints.

Unfortunately, most of the customers were in the same boat as us, so everyone had to leave before even getting their dinner. I had never experienced anything quite like it. It’s a shame because the appetizers were good and I know the entrees would have been too.

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Tony111
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always everything was great

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vipChessamino
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent dinner! We were having dinner before a show, prices were very reasonable, and we had the linguini with clams and penne alla vodka sauce with shrimp. Very tasty, and large portions. The Sally Salad was awesome and great to split between the two of us. It was a very busy time but service was attentive and congenial. Open floor plan, so it can be a bit noisy but a good place for large groups. It was our first visit and we will be back!!

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mikep
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sammy’s never disappoints! Food was 5 star! A must go when we visit Baltimore

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Sammy’s Trattoria - Mt. Vernon does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sammy’s Trattoria - Mt. Vernon also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 837-9999.

Sammy’s Trattoria - Mt. Vernon is rated 4.5 stars by 1508 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.