Consistently good food. Service
Consistently good food. Service is mixed. Main waiters are excellent. Support staff can be absent (for example, when he asked if we wanted pepper for our salad, and we said yes, he never came back with the pepper). Beautiful covered patio with large fireplace. Wine choices skewed way too much toward high price wines. The general absence of wines $30 to $55 is one reason we go there only occassionally; a shame, there are plenty of good wines available for lower prices, and otherwise we love the place.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We definitely wil return,
We definitely wil return, and the couple we were with seemed enjoy the dinner as well.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went on a Saturday night.
Went on a Saturday night. It is mainly retires and families. Wouldn't recommend for those looking to be away from kids for the night
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistant go to resturant.
Consistant go to resturant. The veal parma is my favorite.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
I was with 5 girlfriends who
I was with 5 girlfriends who have known each other for over 40 years.........we loved it and had the salmon and
sword fish and both were like butter...........moist and flavorful.......sides were amazing.......loved the spinach....
salads were good as well........we didn't have dessert, but will definitely be coming here again. Thank you!!!
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
My reservation specifically
My reservation specifically requested a table outside in front of the Fireplace. Your website confirmed my reservation request. When we arrived, this was not the case. We were placed to the back area [by the entrance] Too cool for our party. So we opted to go inside, because the maitre d' said the tables in front of the Fireplace were reserved for parties of 4 that evening ? ! ? How did that happen? I went expecting all was in line with my reservation request......
Food and Service were great...
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
With no family in town for
With no family in town for Easter, we celebrated the holiday in superb fashion.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gem of an italian restaurant
Gem of an italian restaurant close to us, with perfect mix of good food, attentive and helpful service and intimate location, with reasonable pricing. A sleeper with loyal clientele, deserving of many return visits.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delightful atmosphere on the patio. Food and service were wonderful! They made my husband's birthday special with a tempting Tiramasu and a special Moscato wine! Very fine experience! Highly recommend this gem!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
True Italian chef expertise
True Italian chef expertise here. Service by professionally trained Italian waiters from the old school of service. Everything was anticipated.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We chose this restaurant from
We chose this restaurant from a list of six for our sons 18th birthday. He wanted an authentic and really good italian restaurant. The food was wonderful food and the service was excellent. However, I was a little dissappointed that the restaurant was located in a strip mall. It really took away from the special occassion feeling and I was a litle embarrassed for my guests. Being in Newport Beach, I expected a nicer location (i.e. ocean view, valet parking, etc.). Also, we were pretty dressed up as per their dress code, but felt very over dressed, seeing many others in jeans and even shorts.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
overall terrific experience;
overall terrific experience; ambiance, food, service, great 'locals' place.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always enjoyable,especially outside. Very good meal and good service
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly waiters, comfortable
Friendly waiters, comfortable room, lovely patio, and consistently great food. What more can you ask from a neighborhood Italian restaurant.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have been going here with my daughter and grandson since the boy was in his stroller. He is now a senior in highschool and it is still our favorite place. The food always good, the service expert and friendly.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our Neighborhood Favorite!
Brought new neighbors to enjoy Sapori for their first time..they LOVED it as much as we always have. Just a perfect spot for a leisurely dinner with friends. So glad they have both a patio and indoor dining available. We'll be back again very soon:-)
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great service
The title say it all. For fish lover try the sea bass.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Local Neighborhood Restaurant
Friendly atmosphere with good food; one of our staples. Thanks.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Wine List
Enjoyed dinner for two. The wine list in not overly extensive and at the same time the wines offered are quite good. Although located at one end of a strip mall, the location is quiet in the evening and the covered outdoor dining as well as the restaurant interior have been made to be very inviting w/ a nice ambience. The service was well above average. Attentive, helpful and engaging, giving us the feeling they were happy to be of service.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had outstanding service
We had outstanding service and enjoyed excellent food in the charming outdoor patio. We'll definitely go back for more!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food - moderately
Always great food - moderately pricey but worth it
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Pleasant with Great Food
We choose to have dinner - once again - at Sapori because we knew we could count on the great food and service. We bypassed entertaining them at water view restaurants in town because we were assured we would have a very nice experience.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service will
The food and service will bring me back to Sapori ! Couldn't be better!!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is consistently good - it is our "go to" when we can't think of another place and we are never disappointed!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I like this place...
Good food, service and location all equal a very nice local italian restaurant. I had the chicken picata and on this night the flavor was fantastic. Good job Sapori...
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can't have a bad experience here. Everything was perfect.
Simple yet sophisticated Italian menu. Very good naturally friendly service. Nice outdoor space.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always excellent...for a romantic dinner for two or with the kids!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We eat at Sapori frequently
We eat at Sapori frequently and are never disappointed. It is, indeed, a neighborhood gem with a welcoming atmosphere and personal attention.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, second only to the high quality service. And, the ambiance was so great that we completely forgot we were in a strip mall.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We eat at Sapori-Newport frequently and are never disappointed. The food is consistently very good, the service is good to very good and the ambience is inviting. The Tiramisu is about the best we've had, as are the mushroom and bean soups.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot. We had not been
Great spot. We had not been there since they remodeled. Great food and service.
A little pricey for Italian.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special place for Special friends
We had a delightful experience at Sapori. What sets it apart is what ever you are desiring for dinner that will attempt to accommodate you. We have not opened a menu ever.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always friendly, always reliable,
Always friendly, always reliable, and always good. Sapori never disappoints with its fresh, flavoral italian cooking. I like the simple fish preparations served with perfectly cooked vegetables, and many of the pasta dishes are notable.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We come here often to celebrate birthdays but regardless of the occasion, we are always welcomed warmly, with excellent service and food...and they ALWAYS remember our family!!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM