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
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Sapore Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
158 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (81)fit for foodies (62)special occasion (58)romantic (56)great for outdoor dining (43)good for groups (39)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (5)scenic view (5)great for lunch (5)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Music was to loud
    Jilly
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were seated in the corner with the speaker above, and the music was way to loud..I asked to have it lowered. Not typical dinner music, not sure what it was.However I felt it was distracting. Food was Okay, not leaving there wanting to go back soon. Very disappointed in the dessert menu..they only make 2 desserts on site, the rest is brought in from a company. I expect more from upscale restaurants in Cape May when you are paying a higher end price for food.. The Building and property is beautiful. The service from servers and hostess was great.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BYOB in Cape May!
    JB22VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Who doesn't love a BYOB? This charming BYOB just off Broadway offers a joyous atmosphere of fun loving vacationers having a great time and enjoying themselves and the great Italian fare at Sapore. Making a run at being open year round, I'm in favor of supporting this restaurant each time I visit my family in Town Bank. A large menu with a variety of options to appeal all, the staples are the standard Italian dishes. Still, the fresh fish, the lobster ravioli and some non-menu specialty items are equally delish. We were a little bit late getting seated, but the host brought us both an apology and a complimentary anti-pasta for the table. We'll be back the next time we go to see how the restaurant handles the change in seasons.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Everyone enjoyed their fabulous meals, service was great and the price was very reasonable. I will go back!
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  • 4th time visit
    Dynamite
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was good as usual. this was our 4th visit, very busy more servesr could have been used. But very good meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Find
    wdcrest
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I have been to this restaurant several times and have thoroughly enjoyed our dinner each time. The food is delicious with a nice presentation. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice anniversary dinner spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a lovely time and was treated to great service by our waiter, Ed. The food was delicious and we really enjoyed the meal and setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we tried Sapore Italiano
    Foodlover
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Well, I was searching for an end of our vacation restaurant and came upon Sapore Italiano. This is a fairly new place and the reviews were mixed. There were a number of complaints about this and that, but most agreed on the deliciousness of their dinners. We were seated immediately by Christina. Our server, Christine, opened our wine upon greeting us. She was very warm and helpful. My husband had a veal dish with roasted peppers and shrimp in a white wine sauce that he happily consumed. My meal was veal piccata and was flavorful and by the way, the veal was tender and prepared beautifully. The lighting was not too bright and the noise level was low. We were happy we chose to give this lovely restaurant a chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sapore Italiano-Super!
    libocm
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Warm and welcoming staff made our evening cozy and familial. How about a complementary appetizer and an attentive staff that accommodated our every request?Two in our party shared a delicious fish chowder and the staff actually split the order into two bowls! Substitution requests were honored graciously. Papardelle, veal parm, lobster ravioli were all superb. The only misses were the bread, toasted and sort of stale, and the desserts, the only reasons Sapore did not receive an excellent rather than a very good rating from us. Are the desserts made in-house? We have our doubts. However, we heartily recommend this lovely Italian restaurant. O
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, ambience fair
    CookieVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was very good. The prices reasonable. The lights are too bright and the music loud and inappropriate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian Restaurant in Town!
    Jane
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My husband and I are very fussy about Italian food. The food here is delicious. We will be going back as often as we can so we can try more dishes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    Ljcp
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Perfect service and the food was excellent!! Great price for what you receive-would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • third time a real charm
    Dynamite
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our third visit, once with family, 10 people three children under four large room , second romantic twosome, outside porch, third with another couple quiet room. All three very different dinning experiences but all outstanding. The Sapore Italiano Restaurant is one of the most delightful finds in Cape May. The last time we were there with another couple, the gentleman with us had a shirt with a embroidered Vietnam Veteran insignia on the pocket and the waiter came over to us at the end of our dinner and told us a couple across from us wanted to buy his dinner in appreciation for his service. What a wonderful gesture. It shows you what kind of clientele this restaurant attracts. I would give it more than 5 stars if I could.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice local restaurant
    Ginny
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I ordered the rack of lamb. The lamb was tough and it was not what I was expecting. It was covered in gravy with peppers and onions. The others in our party stayed with Italian dishes and were happy with their entrees. The crab bisque appetizer was delicious, and because I did not enjoy my entrée, they brought homemade tiramisu to our table, which was absolutely to die for. Stick with Italian food and you will be quite happy with your meal. The lights are very bright in the dining room. Suggestion would be to install dimmers. And tables are very close together. The noise level was quiet, probably because it was off season and not all the tables were filled.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Italian Restaurant
    Food4Life
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Sapore Italiano is a welcome newcomer in Cape May. Great food, good service, wonderful hostess.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great second chance...
    ahasselVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We ate here a couple of weeks ago and it was not a great experience (service was off, way too noisy), but we liked the food and gave it another try. It was outstanding! I had a caesar salad that was very good (although my husband wanted anchovies and the waiter had no idea what he was asking for). I ordered the lasagna and it was phenomenal. I'll be back to get it again--meaty, cheesy, saucy--just delicious! We were seated on the back porch and it was nice and quiet--we were thankful we weren't seated in the room with the huge groups. We'll definitely be back!!
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  • Wonderful Culinary Addition
    BeckyLee
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Cape May has a long list of excellent dining experiences now adding to its list Sapore. As a frequent visitor to Cape May, my family and I were eager to dine at one of Cape May's newest restaurants, Sapore. We were of party of six and all agreed the food was delicious, the menu was extensive (even the pickiest eater would be satisfied), the decor was bright but d not over done, and the staff was attentive. We would recommend Sapore and will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Diner101
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Seafood dishes are excellent! It would be nice if the Hostess was a little friendlier; otherwise a very nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    LMBeachy
    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • 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 !
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    neighborhood gem
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  • 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
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • 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.
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    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
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    • 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
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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
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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.
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    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
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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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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  • Outstanding
    Tere56VIP
    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
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    • 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!
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    fit for foodies
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  • 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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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our group of 4 tried several menu items. All were good.
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    fit for foodies
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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!
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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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
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    • 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.
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    fit for foodies
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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.
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    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.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    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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