Adelaide, South Australia

Cafe Sabatini is a passionate Italian noshery – literally. Its owners Alfredo and Janet are dedicated to filling their Parkside restaurant with well-fed, smiling diners.On Friday and Saturday evenings anyone dining inside is crooned by a live, multilingual guitarist who weaves novel French, Spanish and Italian tunes as your eyes dance over the menu. Sabatini can cater for events up to 160 guests and the riverfront location offers extensive inside and outside seating.
Opening Times

56 Glen Osmond Road,
Tel: +61 8 8373 7500
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
Licensed & BYO (wine only)
A hard day's shopping at the fashionable factory outlets of Glenunga is a good excuse to refuel at Cafe Sabatini. Or visa versa, after some carb-alicious pizza or pasta, you may want to exercise both yourself and your credit card along the Glen Osmond Road retail run. Unassuming from the outside, inside you will see those in the know – neighbourhood locals and CBD suits - who appreciate reliable, rib-sticking dishes. These are served in a simple, polished space without a Chianti bottle or basket in sight. Windows peek out onto the bustling road while a fab courtyard provides a warmer weather dining option. On Friday and Saturday evenings anyone dining inside is crooned by a live, multilingual guitarist who weaves novel French, Spanish and Italian tunes as your eyes dance over the menu.

Starters serve better as side dishes, with several styles of bruschetta, schiacciatta and garlic bread not lending themselves as inspirational entrees to the mains. The antipasto however gets the tastebuds twitching with its mix of cured meats, provolone cheese, crumbed bocconcini and marinated vegetables. Rib-sticking mains are the order of the day, presented with love and enthusiasm by owner chefs Alf and Janet. Old-schoolers such as parmigiana, garlic prawns and "surf and turf" make an appearance on the menu, but veal is indisputably the star of the show. Saltimbocca brings the medallions pan fried with a sage and cream sauce, topped with prosciutto. And Janet jokes she has considered re-naming the eatery "Cafe Scallopini" in honour of a popular dish in which veal is coated in a creamy mushroom sauce. Standout sauces in the pasta arena are those flavoured by the sea. South Australian shellfish is used in the marinara sauce, while crab is gainfully employed with garlic, parsley and fresh-diced tomato in the "granchi" topping. Desserts imported from Italy suggest something different. Ask the lovely Janet for more details…
Roz Taylor
This restaurant has not scheduled any events.
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
Function for 50-100
Live Music / Entertainment
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Functions
This restaurant does not have any awards.
56 Glen Osmond Road,
Parkside SA 5063
A five-minute drive from the city, in the retail precinct of Glen Osmond Road.
There are no recommendations for this restaurant.
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Peter - 1/08/2012
It would have to be one of the worst venues I have eaten at. Order a fillet steak with roast potaoes and broccoli and served up a piece of veal, carrots and beans. When queried about the change on the menu, told they had run out of potatoes and would a bowl of chips do. Service non existant. Glasses left on the table. Not asked whether you would like desert or coffee.
Anonymous - 7/03/2012
What a great night out - fantastic food, fantastic atmosphere! We will be definitely returning very soon We found the place by accident in the Entertainment book and my friend loves the fact that they specialise in Gluten free food (they have a special menu for GF options in addition to the general menu) and she was even able to have a special gluten free dessert at the end of the meal. Thank you Janet for the fantastic service
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