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Sapori Italian Restaurant – Marina del Rey
Sapori Italian Restaurant – Marina del Rey

Sapori Italian Restaurant – Marina del Rey Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sapori-mdr.com
  • Email: sapori.sapori@verizon.net
  • Phone: (310) 821-1740
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30/10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Pierpaolo Mattei
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We do offer catering services, please call for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Stefano Baccianella (310) 821-1740

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Two hours free with validation. Make sure to park straight between the white lines and pull in forward, or risk getting a ticket from the county parking enforcement.
A word from Sapori Italian Restaurant – Marina del Rey
Come to our restaurant in the early evening and watch a beautiful sunset while munching on some appetizers like our pan-fried shrimp and sipping on some Italian Sauvignon Blanc. For a main course try our Branzino fish with some sautéed vegetables. Then to finish off a delicious meal and a beautiful night try our Zabaglione with fresh strawberries and a pastry. You will not be disappointed!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "I chose this restaurant primarily due to its proximity to LAX (5 miles away) because we had to pick someone up from the airport. Its a small, simply decorated room that is situated on the water in Marina Del Rey. The afternoon sun required the shades to be closed, so no view. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. The traditional Italian food was average. I was going to order spaghetti with clam sauce and the waiter talked me into ordering a special, which was pasta with a mixed seafood sauce. Honestly, it was terrible. The tiny bits of calamari and octopus were so tough I couldn't chew them. The broth, which is usually the best part of this kind of dish, didn't have much flavor. If I go back, I'll stick to something more basic."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Too many great items on the menu to mention, but we love the branzino, caprese appetizer (like you have never seen before) and the crab cakes (made with risotto)! Small wine list, but some very good bottles."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The waiter was very nice and helpful. The food was delicious!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I would say that we felt a little rushed and the service was just ok. The server actually didn't make it to everyone for our order. But the food, location, and ambience is great so we'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service is prompt, friendly and professional. Portions are good sized and quality and taste are very good. Beautiful scenery overlooking the water in a cozy space. Could use some updated decor but overall we loved it."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We experienced a really disappointing evening due to the lack of coordination of my prix fixe menu order with my wife's ala carte order. My wife was finished eating her dinner and ordered coffee before my main course was served. We requested that the orders be served at the same time to no avail. Neither my wife or I felt comfortable remaining in the restaurant for my dinner to arrive after she had finished her dinner and her coffee. We paid the billnd walked out."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Sapori is a hidden gem--tucked away in the Marina, with a beautiful view, exquisite food, great service. I'm reluctant to let people know about it...but reluctant too to keep this great place a secret."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We kind of forgot about this place, so convenient, no crowds to fight. We got the crab cakes, made with pasta, not much flavor or crab I had the sea bass special with roasted vegetables, they fileted the fish at the table, best I ever had My wife had the best bean soup ever. we will be back!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "A quaint Italian restaurant at the waterfront. Food was wonderful!"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "I go to Sapori's on a regular basis because it is easy to get to, comfortable, has good food and is pet friendly. There is a nice view of Marina Del Rey and the staff is very accommodating. All of the menu items I have tried have been good and well-presented."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "We go to Sapori for special occasions frequently. Always given a great table with view of the harbor. Service makes it an excellent experience. For example: when our appetizer was bigger than we expected and we had ordered salads too, the waiter suggested he split one salad rather than bringing us two. Very thoughtful!! Always attentive and considerate. We love this place and, since it's kind of hidden, it's seldom crowded."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Excellent, attentive service and food. We had an antipasto, salad rustic, lamb ragout risotto special, and sea bass (whole fish) special. Everything was carefully prepared and the fish was cooked to perfection. It was a good choice. A bit more expensive, closer to $$$ than $$, than online menu indicates. The restaurant looks out right on the marina."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Food good - not great - but think it could be just that little bit better if the chef puts more heart into it. Charming hosts and wait staff. Comfortable ambience. Lovely views."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "The food quality was outstanding, servers very accommodating and a beautiful view of Marina Del Rey. Great Place!"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "There is nothing not to like about this awesome restaurant. Been coming to Sapori every trip to L.A. for more than seven years and it has never disappointed. Food is outstanding, wine list is excellent, service is akin to having dinner at a long lost friend or relative's house... if they lived overlooking the beautiful marina. And there is nothing that compares to the zabaglione here for dessert. Try it and you will forever be hooked on Sapori!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Dinner was very good - freshly prepared and tasty! Service was attentive but not intrusive. The restaurant was on the water but because of the cement wall, you could not easily enjoy the view from the patio."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Everything is very well prepared - best Italian in la"
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "Wentfor a girls night birthday party, we had a perfect round table near the window easy to talk and food was excellent!"
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "We arrived at opening and had to be gone by 12:45 PM. (This was in the reservation.) Despite the entire outside dining area being empty, we were told ALL the tables were reserved for a private party, due to arrive at 12:45. The appetizer; eggplant parmesan ($9.00 ?)was atrocious, a gooey, risotto-consistency breadcrumb "porridge" topped with some sauce and cheese. It could hardly be cut. Another party was seated in the cul-de-sac corner next to us. That area is surrounded by 3 hard walls, so every word anyone of the three diners said echoed at double volume. If you want a quieter meal, be sure YOU are the one in the corner. The entrees arrived and were excellent. Service was fair-too busy with the non-existant other party. We left at 12:30."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "Nice outdoor seating - on the water. Service was very good - responsive and prompt."
    Dined on 9/19/2013