Why locals love it?
A GREAT old school Italian restaurant in Old Irving Park with great service, as well. Everything is outstanding on the menu as well as the specials. Some of my favorites are the Pork Chops, Salmon, Halibut and any Pasta dish. You are also offered soup AND salad with every entree. The complimentary Pizza Bread is to die for.
Why you should visit it
Sabatino's is an established Italian restaurant founded and owned my Enzo and Angello whom will also be your hosts every night of the week. The prices are VERY reasonable, too. I have never had a bad meal here!!!! Easy to get to by public transportation if you are staying downtown, as well.
My tip is to make reservations definitely later in the week and weekends.