Sapori Italian Restaurant

4.7
332 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(586) 786-4674
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Chef Salvatore
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What 332 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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d
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is phenomenal every time we go. Angela was our server and she was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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b
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food as always was outstanding. Sal is the best. Our waiter Lee was exemplary. Attentive and polite. Have been coming here since they opened and have been enjoying Sal’s food even longer. Front of house and reservation seating system continues to need some work. Have frequently waited after reservation time or not had request be accommodated. Hostesses can be impolite. Will probably have to stop using Open Table for reservation here and call directly. Shouldn’t be necessary to get good service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tony was awesome.

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KK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Emily was an AMAZING server. I’m in the business and this was the BEST service I’ve had dining out (at any level of restaurant) in quite some time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual the food was amazing and the service was excellent! My husband and I have dined there several times and have had a good experience every time.

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IL
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

As always food was fantastic, as well as wine selection. Stuffed zucchini blossoms were not as tasty as usual. Love pasta arabiatta (not on menu anymore) but will still make when requested.

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NS
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and outstanding service, just a bit pricey.

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CB
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night at a new place!!

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LR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a Great Time celebrating my daughter’s 50th Birthday!! Food was great and our server was very personable. He checked on us to see if we needed anything, but was not “pesty”. A very cozy atmosphere to enjoy family and friends!!!

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VB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding, authentic Southern Italian food. Many gluten-free options and a knowledgeable staff made this place a new go-to. We will be back and highly recommend.

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SD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good restaurant overall. The food and service is always outstanding. It is now one of our go-to restaurants.

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DV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food. Quick service. Enjoyable .
Made reservations online. No issues

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RA
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food and service were very good. We ate outside and were comfortable. Getting to the restroom was a little tricky as it seemed there were too many tables inside for the size of the dining room and I had to dodge waitresses and other customers along the way even though they weren't that busy. Overall, very good though.

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DP
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

NICK WAS OUR SERVER. SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING. MY HUSBAND HAS AN ALLERGY TO GARLIC AND THE RESTAURANT HAS BEEN VERY ACCOMADATING TO HIS NEEDS. THIS WAS OUR THIRD VISIT.

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SG
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very friendly and attentive wait staff. Even though one of my favorite dishes is no longer on the menu, the chef was willing to make it for me.

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BG
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere. Attentive wait staff. Good food.

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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was very good - not spicy which was refreshing.Service was excellent.

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ER
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved our dinner! The food was beyond EXCELLENT!!! The atmosphere is happy and modern with a touch of Italian charm. Don’t skip the gelato for dessert. You will feel full at the end of your meal, but get the gelato anyway! Service was friendly and attentive!

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OT
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Service was very good. Our waiter was helpful with the menu and the team is attentive. Food is ample and good.

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Very good restaurant. Could use a better cleaning. Seating had a terrible amount of crumbs left from previous diners. Overall very good food and restaurant.

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DW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I heard this was a great place to have a business dinner. I was able to make reservations online by clicking the button on their home page. The staff was great and friendly. The food was fantastic and timely. I will recommend Sapori Italian Restaurant to friends and family.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Music was a bit loud making it difficult to talk but the food was excellent

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CB
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The crab legs were excellent

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WR
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

I was disappointed in food choices! We were very pleased with ambience and service! I was entertaining friends for the first time and his steak was tasty but tough! We had a nice lunch previously but this was our first visit for dinner ! Too pricey for quality and choice!

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t
Detroit
34 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Been to Sapori many times and its always pretty good. The entrees are good portions and decent quality with pretty good balance. Very nice wine list. Good but a long way from Great but always consistent.

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GJ
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First off once we saw your restaurant website we were hooked! So we went to your website and made our reservation for the same day. And within seconds our reservation was confirm. And once we were inside your wonderful restaurant, it was even better then your website! Your friendly staff, your menu. The food and wine from beginning to end, made the two of us very happy. And we have let some others know that they too need to book your restaurant soon! So thank you, so much for our GREAT DATE NIGHT. GJ

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

First time timers with friends. Good food, great service.

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AN
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was excellent and our server was great! Quite cramped seating and hard to maneuver through people and tables to get to restroom

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NA
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Small portions for the price. Everything is a la carte. Glasses of wine were less than 1/3 full while costing $9-12. Wait staff was fair. Although the food was pretty good, there are many Italian restaurants in the area that offer much more. We will not be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and variety

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M
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service Linda is outstanding the tasting menu is something new every week . Outstanding

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C
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

We arrived on time for Open Table reservation. We were seated within minutes of our arrival. We waited 20 minutes with no service, no water, no drink orders, no one even knew we were there. My husband had to go to the front desk and ask for a waiter. They were very apologetic along with our assigned waiter. It was very busy it felt as if they were short staffed. I felt like we waited too long for everything to arrive. The food was very good however I think next time I wouldn't go at peak time, 7p.m.

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AT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Service and food are excellent. Restaurant is noisy when it is packed. Never have had bad service or dinner. Great Italian Restaurant.

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D
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. We’ve been here many times and love it every time!

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the atmosphere! Food was really good. Definitely will go back!

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AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Tables were a bit too close together. Otherwise, everything was great.

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VB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

The three day late Valentine Day date for my wife and me was spoiled by having our bruschetta appatizer and main course arriving at the same time; we felt rushed out by the staff. If this is the case our fix is simpler -TO NEVER RETURN !
Our food was fantastic and the restaurant is very classy and attractive. Too bad all this was ruined by such poor service and what should have been a happy experience.
A very disappointed former customer.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been to Sapori a few times, and this was our best experience yet. We had a reservation and were seated right away. The waitress was very friendly and very knowledgeable on the menu. She made wine recommendations based on our preferences. When asked one dish vs. another, she explained the dish and what people prefer. Food overall was very good and we had a great time.

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JP
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great food for locals, wish it was as a little bit bigger. The salmon is great! Lemon chicken awesome, How salad dressing is to die for!

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

Both service and food were excellent. It was a relaxing atmosphere even though it was very busy due to Valentines day

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