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  1. Distance: 1.74mi
  2. Distance: 2.39mi
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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 1.74mi
  2. Distance: 2.39mi
  3. Distance: 2.70mi
  4. Distance: 3.51mi
  1. Distance: 1.74mi
  2. Distance: 2.39mi
  3. Distance: 2.70mi
  4. Distance: 3.51mi

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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
Dinner
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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(586) 786-4674

Website:
http://saporirestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef Salvatore

Sapori Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Casual (9)
Authentic (7)
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Bar Seating (6)
Neighbourhood Gem (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Group Bookings (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Outdoor Eating (2)
Pre/post-theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Child-Friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-Night Find (1)
Romance (1)
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Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good service, great Octopus appetizer and the Tenderloin salad. Salmon was good. I will be back

Tags: Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Washington! ...by far,

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Dinner and service was fabulous . Had the gnocchi and it was delicious.

Tags: Casual
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and service....had a nice night with our little grandson.....

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had a very nice time. Good food choices, not just typical Italian

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
Food5
Ambience2
Service3
Value2

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My favorite Sicilian restaurant !! We always have a phenomenal meal and wonderful waitstaff. Best drinks and dinner in Washington

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
Food3
Ambience2
Service1
Value1

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 13, 2017

Authentic Italian family fare. A gem in our neighborhood.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food
Food2
Ambience5
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Food5
Ambience2
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Food3
Ambience5
Service3

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We enjoy the food very much at Sapori, great menu. It is a nice restaurant to have on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food, service was also good. I would definitely recommend to friends and family!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

As always awesome food and service; come here all the time

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Food was excellent 👍🏼👍🏼 and ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We love the menu at Sapori Italian Restaurant. The food is very good always!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience5
Service4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Good food, very nice wait staff. Will try it again next month.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Love Sapori. Great service and wonderful food! The wait staff is always friendly and helpful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Food and service were really great. We will be going back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 11, 2017

Always a pleasure. Love coming here. Never disappointed

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Scenic View, Quick Bite
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great service! Great Wine. Always a great place to stop in at.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

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

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List
Food2
Ambience5
Service2
Value2

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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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