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About Sapori Italian Restaurant
Sapori Italian Restaurant began with one simple idea, create a comfortable environment where families can come and enjoy authentic Italian food. Sapori by definition means “Flavors.” Sapori’s concept is to reintroduce simple, flavorful, authentic Italian foods. True Italian food isn’t supposed to be complicated and is often improperly prepared! The Italian culinary experience began at home with family and friends coming together at the table and enjoying natural foods and tradition.
At Sapori, we strive to offer our guests the same experience. You can go anywhere and get a dish of pasta smothered in sauce and cheese but once you experience Italian made better… you will never go back! At Sapori, Chef Salvatore has assembled a menu of fresh flavors with the best ingredients. His classic Italian recipes have been perfected at his own restaurant in Italy and are now being shared with you at Sapori.
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
$30 and under
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Sapori Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
First time to Sapori. Ordered a chicken and artichoke dish. The chicken tasted terrible. Notified server. Only ate 1/4 of dish. The server talked to management and they took 6 dolllars off of bill They never offered to remake dish. Very disappointed in this restaurant.
Good service, great Octopus appetizer and the Tenderloin salad. Salmon was good. I will be back
Our favorite restaurant in Washington! ...by far,
Dinner and service was fabulous . Had the gnocchi and it was delicious.
Great waitstaff and as usual, wonderful food. Very large holiday party seated directly behind us was a bit disruptive. Probably not the best venue for a large group.
Great food and service....had a nice night with our little grandson.....
We had a very nice time. Good food choices, not just typical Italian
Food was good but didn't think it was the best Italian I've had. Ambiance was just ok. Was hoping for a more intimate feel but lights were bright and tables stacked right on top of each other.
The food was AWESOME! But I cannot even express to you how SLOW THE SERVICE WAS!!! And clearly, we had 3 little kids with us!!! But, food was so good that I again will return!
My favorite Sicilian restaurant !! We always have a phenomenal meal and wonderful waitstaff. Best drinks and dinner in Washington
We had a reservation at 7:30, checked in at 7:15 but weren’t sat until almost 7:50. There was a party of 30 that was dominating the entire restaurant. It was quite apparent because we weren’t “regulars” or ordering bottle after bottle of wine we were neglected. Used to offer soup & salad with a meal but now it’s one or the other. The waiter took our drink order and said he would return with bread but brought drinks without bread. Then somebody different brought our salads and again said they’d return with bread but never did. We had to ask for bread three times. I ordered coffee with dessert and the coffee was cold. From start to finish horrible experience. Plenty of other Italian restaurants to pick from going forward.
We eat there quite often and we are never disappointed. We were there Saturday night and our waitress Angela, we've had her many times, was very busy in a full restaurant but she still took the time to talk and laugh with us. The food there is excellent but we always talk about the service, well trained and happy, makes for a fun night. We'll be back soon.
Authentic Italian family fare. A gem in our neighborhood.
We've been To Sapori many times in the past and it was great. This time nothing tasted good - calamari, gnocchi, casarecce with bolognese or the eggplant parm. Disappointed and don't think we'll be back
Male host wasn’t so accommodating... giving him tiniest bit of slack (it was busy) but I had reservations and I was on a 1st date, barside booths have far greater ambiance than opposite dinning area which is more like a rams horn/big boy floorplan. requested to sit on the bar side and he blew off the request. Female hostess/manager saved him from my lecture about... “having a clue with patrons” by simply apologizing and explaining much of the barside was taken by a party.
Good food - Shrimp appetizer was excellent!
Waiter was busy, but good. I’d go back again.
I have been a frequent customer and love the place. I was last there in June, since then The menu has changed and you no longer get soup and salad with your meal.
The food was excellent. This is definitely a neighborhood gem. The only recommendation I would have is if you are looking for a quieter atmosphere, don't sit in the bar area. Our dinner was a little distracting with two couples that were too noisy by the bar. They treated as more of a bar atmosphere then a quaint dining area.
Overall, tonight I would say the service was somewhat ok. It wasn't even that busy, and it took us 2 hours in total to dine in. That's too long for my taste, especially when you have young ones. Also, I found out today that the pasta is not homemade, then why would I pay $9 for a kids pasta??? That's 9 x$1 Barilla pasta box from the grocery. And $6 to add chicken? Seriously? I feel robbed!
This time it was not memorable experience and way overpriced. I think this will be our last time there.
We enjoy the food very much at Sapori, great menu. It is a nice restaurant to have on a Friday or Saturday evening.
Great food, service was also good. I would definitely recommend to friends and family!
The food was exceptional. The environment was noisy due to children that were literallly allowed to run freely in the establishment. This was a supervision error and does not reflect upon the establishment. I had the Sapori pasta with purple potatoes, pine nuts, peppers, raisins in a olive oil and garlic sauce. My husband had the lasagna. We shared a chocolate salted caramel gelato.
My husband felt fine the next day however, I had cramping and multiple runs to the bathroom. I will not order that entree again.
As always awesome food and service; come here all the time
Restaurant is typically consistent with good service and good food. Drinks are slightly high compared to what you get and to other restaurants. Overall a good choice.
Food was excellent 👍🏼👍🏼 and ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
We have been to Sapori several times. The food is always fantastic. The service was spotty, we decided to sit outside and the service was just OK. Highly recommend the Zuppa di Pesce. Awesome!!!!
This was our second time dining with Sapori and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time!! We will definitely be back! The food, service, and ambiance is perfect for a casual date night.
We love the menu at Sapori Italian Restaurant. The food is very good always!
Good food, very nice wait staff. Will try it again next month.
Love Sapori. Great service and wonderful food! The wait staff is always friendly and helpful.
Food and service were really great. We will be going back.
Went on a Friday night with spouse. Had the sea bass and spouse had chicken parmigiana. Whole Sea bass was displayed after being cooked which was a nice touch then requested that it be cleaned. Had the Tuscan artichoke appetizer too. Emily was our server and she was fantastic with explanations and the menu. Everything was good and we will return.
Always a pleasure. Love coming here. Never disappointed
Something has happened to Sapori that is obvious to regulars like my wife and I. We made a reservation early in the day, arrived on time and even though there were ample tables available in the bar and dining room, we were taken to the table adjacent to the servers station which is right next to the rest rooms. Why seat people in this spot when other tables were open? So the wife ordered the risotto which she had before and it was terrible. I ordered the perch and it came out ladened with butter and no sides. All this for $100+? We have been loyal to Sapori for about two years but will probably not be returning after this last time.
I love Sapori. Staff is very friendly and the food is great. Great place to go for a delicious drawn out enjoyable evening with friends.
Great service! Great Wine. Always a great place to stop in at.
Absolutely wonderful. Lee was our server and the service was impeccable. Great pacing of courses, never felt rushed or without a course. Ammoglio sauce was the best I've ever had. Everything was fresh, hot and just right. Entree portions were very large and priced well. We will definitely be back soon
Excellent food and wonderful service. Server was busy so the manager came over and she asked us why we would like to drink. Food wonderful. Only complaint is that he noise level is deafening in there. Maybe they need to look at how to cushion the noise. Except for that, perfect experience
We've been dining at Sapori for several years. We like the location, food, and service. They have specials nearly every time we visit and I have enjoyed trying new dishes the chef has prepared.
Overall a good experience. It was about 90% full with a lively crowd so that may have contributed to the loud atmosphere making it difficult to hear my date. Lasagna was good but too salty for my taste. Big selection of wines, we ended up getting a bottle and didn't finish it so they corked it up for us to take home in a nice carry bag.
Not what it used to be, Bolanas pasta was not up to par and
wine prices are too high for the quality.
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