Recently I was in the mood for Italian – it must be pregnancy cravings. As my hubby & I were bouncing around restaurant names, nothing was really sounding good. That is, until he suggested a place we haven’t visited since our BC (before children) days… Sabatino’s Sausage Company a.k.a the Lido Shipyard Sausage Company.

I like to think of Sabatino’s as our “little secret”. Mostly because it’s so hard to find – you don’t exactly “stumble across it”. It’s actually located in a private residential area behind Bluewater Grill on Lido Island. From Lafayette Road, take a right turn onto Shipyard Way, & don’t forget to wave hi to the security guard, from there, it’s just up ahead on the right.

Once you are there, you will definitely want to try the sausage – it’s what they are famous for, you can even have them package it up & take some home. But honestly EVERYTHING is good, check out their menus HERE. The little boys & I started with the Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms, while my hubby had their award-winning Caesar salad. Next I had their Homemade Sausage Ravioli, the hubby had Rigatoni with bolognese sauce & the little boys some of “Grandma’s Meatballs”. Just writing about it, is making me hungry! It was all so delicious. I can’t wait to go back again – maybe next time we will have to hit up the Italian Style brunch on Saturdays & Sundays from 8:30am – 1pm.

Sabatino’s Sausage Company
251 Shipyard Way, Cabin D
Newport Beach, CA 92663

xoxo, K
image via Sabatino’s

p.s. The restaurant isn’t exactly huge, so you might want to call for reservations.