Sapori Trattoria

4.8
3344 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Sapori is a popular neighborhood restaurant featuring an innovative presentation of Italian cuisine at a reasonable price. The restaurant has an intimate warm feel & a friendly helpful staff. The highly visible owner & Italian chef runs Sapori & focus on bringing customers uniquely satisfying dining experiences. Sapori offers an extensive, affordable wine list & a full selection of spirits. ***Reserve your birthday dinner with us & we will send you out a premium dessert for free - it's your birthday!***
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday Dinner: 5:30pm-10:00pm; Friday Dinner: 5:30pm-11:00pm; Saturday Dinner: 4:00pm-11:00PM; Sunday Dinner: 3:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 832-9999
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Anthony Barbanente
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Catering
Please call restaurant for details.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Diversey
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Parking Details
Valet available Friday-Saturday. Complimentary parking Sunday-Thursday in their private lot (The covered Home depot parking lot) next door.
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Public Transit
Diversey Brown Line, Fullerton Train stop, Clark St. Bus, Halsted Bus, Diversey Bus. Abundant Cabs at all Hours
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Entertainment
Live conversation friendly accoustical jazz on Tuesdays
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Special Events & Promotions
Sapori often does Chef Hosted Wine Dinners...for additional details...see the manager on duty or email us.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Fri 4:00PM - 4:30PM

What 3344 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food!! We come here quite often as the food is always authentic and delicious. Also quantity and quality of dishes is unmatched in Chicago.

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KD
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The food was solid and the service was quite good. However, we sat upstairs and it was extremely loud.

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TS
Miami
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A hidden neighborhood gem! Pleasantly surprised, the Italian food is authentic with some unique flourishes. I had the pumpkin ravioli and my wife the signature carbonara. Food is family here and the jazz guitar wafting through the air added to the ambiance. We were told that it can become a bit more noisy on weekends. The large open air picture window near the stage is a must for seating. This will be our return stop when we head back to Chicago.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoy Sapori. Service by Gia is outstanding and food is absolutely delicious!

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LL
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I came here several years ago and after that have received a hand-written note with coupon every year near my birthday and also on my half-birthday. We live in Evanston so it is a bit of a trek, so that's why it took us a while to go back. I wanted to reward the Chef for his consistent and persistent marketing! We were not disappointed as the food and service was EXCELLENT. The front room of the restaurant was very loud on the Sunday night we were there, but there was a back room and also a much quieter area upstairs. All rooms are very ambient. We will not wait so long to return again!

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c
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good Italian food in a lively place. Multiple rooms help with the noise level. We've been here several times and we always enjoy it. Great wait staff and the restaurant is good at managing your reservation.

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q
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sapori is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the Chicago area. The food is always delicious and homemade. The service is always prompt and I love dining here whenever I get the chance!

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EN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice all the way around! No complaints. You can tell the chef is very passionate about his restaurant and about his food

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RH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Italian with their own twist. The Osso Bucco over lasagna was a highlight.

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N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite italian restaurant in Chicago. The homemade rigatoni and pink sauce are to die for :) LOVE YOU SAPORI <3

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LG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

We sat upstairs. Our service was great and our food was good. The problem came when more people were seated. The noise level was so loud, all four of us littlerally could not stand to be in the restaurant and we left immediately. We were celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary. I’ve never experience something as awful as that at a restaurant. We all had headaches for hours after. It wrecked our entire experience and our night.

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CH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We dine here several times every year and keep coming back. Never disappointed. Great value. Fine service.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Waiter was exceptional.

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F
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal with friends in a cozy environment. A great vintage spot in the heart of Lincoln Park

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had the Sea Bass, and my nephew had the lobster ravioli. The food was delicious! The waiter was friendly and gave great recommendations.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time and really fabulous experience! The meal was delicious and plentiful - chef came out and said hello, atmosphere & service were excellent. Can’t wait to come back!

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D
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 2

Made us wait 45 minutes after our reservation. Booked a day in advance.

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D
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food! The atmosphere was a little too hectic and loud for easy conversation--they cram a lot of people into that space. Despite that, I would go back again for the food.

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BG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always have a nice time when we come here. The food is consistently good. The service is great because we have never felt rushed. We will keep coming back.

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DM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome Birthday Celebration! Service Excellent ! Food Amazing ! Thank you so much. We will be back soon ! Already have told so many about our special experience. Thank you.

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MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a neighborhood gem with a very friendly and personal wait staff. I have always enjoying dining here and the chef is known to come out and say hello. You can also receive personalized notes and coupons often if you fill out their mailing list! GREAT spot on Halsted!

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p
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

They were busy and we were slightly neglected by our server

Good good but not awesome

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AB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food. Great service. The noise level was high, but other than that great time.

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p
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant food! Outstanding service! Cannot wait to go back and try everything else.

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SB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Service was terrible. Waitress would disappear for long periods of time.

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YQ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely my favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago !!! Everything is just perfect!

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EJ
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chef Anthony's Sapori Trattoria should have a Michelin star (or two)! The food was well-prepared and presented; the taste most delectable! We are eager to return to experience more of the excellent cuisine. We'll be recommending this restaurant to our friends and associates!

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London
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always fresh, tasty, and of the best quality!!

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MT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful authentic Italian food.. the osso bucco was the best I’ve ever had!!! Highly recommend!!!

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BW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We always return to Sapori where we are treated like family. The food is divine and comforting, as well. Our friends who join us at Sapori agree with us and are now hooked. We are grateful for such a fantastic place to keep returning to.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food and service!

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KO
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service. We didn’t get bread basket that I’m so accustomed to in Italian restaurants. Not sure if it was oversight or they just don’t do that. Too bad though.

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a
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant and definitely worth the trip!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing

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M
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was our 3rd visit at Trattoria Sapori and Food was excellent as usual. But this time I need to make a complain about the Burrata portion: instead of serving a whole small-medium size burrata, they just served a slice of it. On its side 2 slices of toasted bread with tomato and few slices of prosciutto.
Taste and freshness of burrata was perfect, but maybe better to call this dish "Italian appetizer"?

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ST
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chef Anthony and his team never disappoint!

This is my go to Italian restaurant that I always take out of town/state friends and family to when they visit me in Chicago. Everyone has always loved it and have thanked me for taking them somewhere with authentic Italian food.

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CL
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The quality of food and service is exceptional. The gnocchi is superlative. A very special place.

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GH
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing typical Italian restaurant
Lots of food
Very authentic

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LM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Awesome food!!!

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JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this restaurant! Food is great and Gia was our wonderful server!!!

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