Sapore Italiano
Sapore Italiano

Sapore Italiano

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.saporeitaliano.us/
  • Phone: 6096001422x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm


    Friday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Sapore Italiano
Sapore Italiano is a fine dining restaurant aiming to bring the best to our customers.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Sapore Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (66)fit for foodies (52)romantic (52)special occasion (49)great for outdoor dining (38)good for groups (30)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (5)great for lunch (5)late-night find (5)hot spot (4)Show More
  • Vett
    BrandywineVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Second time at restaurant. The food is very good and menu is great. However, we had an 8:30 pm reservation and didn't get seated until 9:30. It would have been a nice gesture to comp the desserts.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice BYOB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My fiance and I dined here the last weekend of summer. We stopped at the Cape May Winery for a bottle to bring and were seated immediately, as we had a reservation. The restaurant seemed busy, but we were seated in their "porch" area which was very nice and quiet (there are only 4 tables there). The server was very friendly, but it took a while for him to open our wine and then a while for him to take our order. There was a complimentary appetizer of various italian peppers and meat, which was very good. I ordered risotto scampi and found it to be very good. My fiance had chicken parmesean and was not overly impressed, but still pleased. The prices were also reasonable, so the night was overall very nice and I'm glad we decided to eat here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sapore Italian is the Best
    Duke1
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We have been to just about every Resturatnt in Cape May County, and I believe I have found one of the Best ! Not only were they friendly as soon as we entered, but the waitress was fabulous and the food was EXCELLENT ! I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone visiting Cape May for the evening !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Birthday Treat
    Clemantine
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Thinking back over this entire Summer season, I chose Italiano Sapore as my favorite meal and chose to return for my favorite meal, grilled Langostinos with a side of Capellini Aioli. While this restaurant does have a few places for improvement (service, bread) my main course of Langostinos did not disappoint. Excellent food, location & ambiance.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - Slow service
    ReneeVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food, but the service was incredibly slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mikey312
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Went with two friends, two had seafood, one had eggplant parm. My suggestion would be to go with Italian food since it is an Italian restaurant, the seafood( salmon and flounder ) were just ok, The eggplant was pretty good. I thought a house salad which consisted of baby greens and tomatoes was pricey at $8.50. The balsamic dressing was very good. The service was also very good. I would try it again for italian food and then make my final decision. Tables were very close together.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    They took a while to come over and greet us and to open up our wine and it wasn't really busy at the time
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MDWCMP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Excellent food. You certainly get your money's worth. Typical post summer service with a lot of help back at school, they appeared a bit under staffed but still a good job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BYO gem
    CharlesK
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent homemade pasta in an old Cape may mansion. Well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Italian Cuisine in Cape May
    lciii
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food was great. The veal tenderloin medallions with white sauce was excellent--so was the gnocchi. Beautiful location in Cape May. We will come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Pleasant Discovrey
    Alex
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    For several months we noticed a new restaurant in Cape May and finally decided to give it a try. A great decision on our part. The restaurant has a number of tasteful and cheery rooms, the menu offers many options, and the serving staff was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable of the offerings. A pleasant surprise was a small antipasto served gratis at the beginning of the meal. It was a difficult choice but both decided on a seafood risotto. It was excellent. This place is definitely many levels above the usual sea shore Italian restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicioso
    On2Vegas
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Sapore Italiano is a new (to us) Italian restaurant. Reservations for 3 at 7 PM were easily obtained via OpenTable. Since its a BYOB we picked up a bottle of vino around the corner. From the first interaction with the hostess to the last with the waiter it was a delightful and delicious experience. Our waiter introduced himself, always a nice touch in my book, and explained the specials. The salmon was well prepared and buttery good, the beet and arugala salad was un"beet"ably tasty, the risotto con fungi melted in your mouth. The servings were very generous. Price is on par with type of dining experience expected. It was a very enjoyable dining experience. Can't wait to eat here again next visit. Add this place to your "MUST TRY" list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Tere56
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    New restaurant in town. Great Italian food. The egg plant rollentine was like my mother used to make. The grilled calamari was tender and cooked perfectly. The homemade pasta with the chicken parm was the best ever! The veal dishes the others had raved about it. Service excellent! The New York cheesecake and the lemon almond tart were delicious! It's a BYOB and I can't wait to go back. It's a big house with each room a dining room. They also have outside dining on the porch. Unique and great for small private parties. I'd man a reservation cause word will get out and may be tough to get in. Bon appetite!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great potential!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We had a wonderful meal at Sapore! We were greeted promptly but our reservation was not in the system. The hostess said it was "not a problem" and sat us immediately. We had booked through Open Table and luckily had a confirmation email with us. The veal, crab meat and asparagus special was excellent. Our server was very nice but his shirt was soaked through and looked horrible. Having said this, we had very good service and enjoyed the restaraunt. The table next to us did not have good service. Based on some other feedback I have read on this place, it seems the service is still inconsistent and needs some tweaking. The food was really good and I would love for Sapore to succeed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, terribly noisy...
    ahasselVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were seated promptly at a small table for two in one of the front dining rooms. The chatter from four large groups in the same room was deafening to the point where my husband and I couldn't talk because we couldn't hear each other across the table. I asked if we could be reseated in a quieter location and told, simply, "no". We had three people attempt to serve us, but then they all disappeared. Apparently they didn't know who was assigned to our table. Our actual server went for an ice bucket (but didn't open our wine) and took about 15 minutes til she returned. Our food was very good. Will return to give another try after tourist season ends and the restaurant will be less active. Ate my left-over veal for lunch--fantastic!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saltandsand4
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The only problem was that our waitress did not come over for 30 minutes. There was a little confusion since we were a party of 6, but then ended up only being 4. That may have confused the wait stuff, as we were not at the table we should have been. We were given water, bread and menus right away though, so don't know why no wait staff right after. We noticed that others were dealt with and served quickly. We did mention this to the hostess, and everything went smoothly after that. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our group of 4 tried several menu items. All were good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time dining experience
    Captainpos
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The restaurant was recommended by a neighbor and vacationing family. Our dining experience was 5 stars from start to finish. I normally do not take time to write reviews or take surveys but this restaurant bears noting. Reservations were made online - simple with a follow up email. Complimentary olive tray was a pleasant surprise. Wrapped zucchini for app was outstanding. Caesar salads were freshly prepared. Thumbs up! Chicken Saltembucca was the best I ever tasted. White fish dinner catch of the day was excellent. Roasted potatoes to die for. Satisfying cup of restaurant coffee completed the experience. Our waiter served each course in a timely fashion. Bus boys kept glasses filled and table cleared. We WILL be returning often. Well done!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food in Cape May
    Joey
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Waiter very attentive. Accommodated our stroller with 2 sleeping kids. Food was amazing. I recommend the eggplant appetizer to start. My main dish was Tilapia which was the best Tilapia I ever had. No joke. The mushroom and sauce they pair with it brings out the full flavor. 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Kmac
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food was good, service mediocre. After 10 min still no waiter greet us, bring bread, open wine, or wine bucket all which should be immediate or at least say I will be with you in a minute. I finally had to ask for a waiter then we had 3 waiters serving us but I shouldn't have to ask. Our main waiter told us special app was scallops wrapped w/bacon but brought out shrimp. He said if we still kept it he could bring out a complimentary antipasto for him messing up so we agreed. Then we noticed everyone else was getting the complimentary antipasto so it really wasn't something extra we got for his screw up. Also noticed other waiters relayed a more extensive specials list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can be Loud
    AplusSapore
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The quality of the service seems to be dependent upon how busy the restaurant is. The waitress seemed overwhelmed and added to our delay ordering dinner by spending too much time talking with one couple. The room amplifies sound, so, a larger party getting "happy" can be excessively loud.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good start
    catwizVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    New restaurant this season. Wide variety of menu items. Not just Pasta like many Italian places. BYOB, is nice. Desert menu seemed odd. Pictures are preprinted like in a chinese restaurant, leads one to believe that the items are ?prepackaged from outside. I did have a cannoli and it was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Go. Awful experience
    MSM9701
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We should have gotten right back in the car and never gone in the restaurant. As we got out of the car I witnessed an employee hand wringing a wet, dirty mop head with his bare hands. Why we continued in to the restaurant was our own msitake. And we paid for it dearly. Food was terrible and the service was right there to match. Stay away, buy canned food and eat it on the beach.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    first time visit and definitely will be back. server was very helpful with my decision making and the food was served hot and delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Geno
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    food was good, better than expected, large portions, well prepared
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    AplusSapore
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Absolutely amazing dishes. Service was superb. Ambiance was perfect for casual conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dynamite
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Our second visit to Sapore was outstanding. We had to dine early 6:00pm in order to catch a show. And we were seated outside on the front porch. The food was superb, the atmosphere was excellent, and the service was outstanding, I will recommend this restaurant to all, It was hard to choose from the thoroughly extensive menu, and the specials were fantastic, I do recommend that a week night might be preferable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre at best
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I'm not a chef or any sort of food snob but I do know when a meal is high quality. This meal was mediocre at best.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very very good
    Scott
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Ignore the bad yelp reviews except for the bread which needs improvement. The Italian dishes are yummy and portions are large. Service is still a little bit on shake down mode.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food / Marginal Service
    ackermdVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was good, but the service was poor. We were seated in a room with 8 or 9 tables and there were many complaints from other tables as well. Perhaps we got it on a bad night, but the service was poor. Also, the noise was EXTREMELY loud in there. With hardwood floors and a small room, the noise levels were very high. We would not go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service!
    ocfoodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We arrived for dinner with a reservation for 4. We were a party of 5 and it wasn't a problem. We sat outside on the porch and loved everything! Our server was Xavier. He was excellent and very knowledgable. He offered to make an antipasti plate for the table and it was great! It had grilled squash, zucchini, hard salami, olives, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Soo good. Also shared the fired calamari which was fresh and tender. Spicy penne dish was great, pasta cooked just right. Veal dish was so tender you could cut it with a fork, came with yummy roasted potatoes. Bronzino was fresh and very tasty. We shared the chocolate layer cake for dessert, rich chocolate cake with dark chocolate icing, delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find in cape may
    Ester
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Been coming to cape may for yrs., found on open table and gave it a shot. Winded up being the bedt place we dined at. The food was fantastic the service was great. It was so good we recommended it tp a friend who had a large group including us they were very accomodating and gave us a private room. Would recommend if you have large groups. The staff was very nice and friendly. We had a great time and great food. Were definitely coming back next year.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful dinner
    redhead1926
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food, service and outdoor dining was truly a wonderful experience. The staff was very friendly and attentive. This was our first time dining at this restaurant and we will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, OK service
    NancyinNJ
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A last minute choice because we were staying in the neighborhood and last year's restaurant in this spot was exceptional. This had solid Italian food but the service was not great. The host seemed disorganized, we were seated at a table with no light, the server was inconsistent at best (I hate running out of water.) They may improve but need some coaching in the operations end. But given two longstanding and excellent Italian choices in the immediate area, and others not far off, they better make those changes fast.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time diner
    CapeMay1260
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    New restaurants come and go in Cape May. Spapore offered a change in venue. Away from the hustle of Town and they accept reservations. Big plus. Nicely decorated and enjoyed having a nice quiet dinner with no children in sight. This will be my regular spot. Servers were knowledgeable and friendly. I would say try it out bit would live to keep the big family crowds away. Not for children. Great atmosphere. Lighting could have been a bit more subtle. Food was delish. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the hype
    StepsiteVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was ok to good but the service brought the experience way down. The bread was stale served with cold butter pats in the small plastic tubs. I think we only saw our waiter three times. We had to ask for water refills. We waited ten minutes to get our waiter to open one of our bottle of wine. We had champagne, wine and red wines and was never offered anything but the one white wine glass for all of it. The restaurant was busy but they should have staffed for it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was very good. Our table for two was a little tight, but manageable .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thursdineteam
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Excellent food. Entree's arrived steaming hot and up to our expectations. A menu to please any Italian food lover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local customer - 2nd time there
    eatoutalot
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went on Thursday night August 7th and it was our second time there. The first time it was just my husband and I. We ordered a salad, 2 entree's and my husband asked for extra sauce for his chicken parm. We waited a very long time and finally we received our dinners.....the salad never came. The extra sauce for the parm never came either. We were hungry so we accepted the dinners. We had friends who wanted to dine there and as much as we were hesitant to go back we decided to give it another try. This time it was worse. We had a 7:30 reservation. We got there and waited about 15 minutes which was no big deal. We sat down and immediate got water and bread. The waitress came and took our order. It was almost an hour before we got dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice Shore Restaurant
    Marvelo
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    While the food very good (bread could use improvement) and the ambience was nice service was not on a par with other shore restaurants. Waitress blamed it on being understaffed and big parties. Will give it another chance
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.