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Sapori Italian Restaurant
Sapori Italian Restaurant

Sapori Italian Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://saporirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (586) 786-4674
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch & Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Salvatore
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Sapori Italian Restaurant
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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Sapori Restaurant opened up not too long ago in our neighborhood. Finally found the time to try it. I was pleasantly surprised!! Very happy to have a Italian restaurant so close to home. It is simple and moderately priced, but a good value for your money. I opted for the lake perch, and it had a lemon butter caper sauce. Nice. Everyone else seemed pleased with their pasta choices."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I thought the food was very good, but the service was slow. I think the reason for the slow service was the fact that the waiter had too many tables and may have been inexperience."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This place should be tried for its sauces. Unbelievable taste in their sauces...! The staff was either too distracted or not as attentive as would be expected, but the entrees make up for the lack of attention. The bartender was great and the wine was very good. Very good food for the price!!! Would definitely try this place again for their entrees...."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I have lived in the USA for many years and visited many so called Italian Restaurants. When visiting Sapori Italian Restaurant not only I found a great, friendly atmosphere, but also I had a REAL ITALIAN meal! Great chefs!!! Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food is very fresh and delicious. Would go back again and again!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had a bit of a wait for our table even though we had reservations (apparently someone was staying too long). But the restaurant was finally able to work something out (another table left earlier than expected). So we ended up being seated about 15 min late. But the wait was worth it. The food is all prepared in house and was fresh and tasty. Best perch my husband ever had and the rest of the group were very pleased with their food. Soups were great, salad was nice. We had a couple desserts and they were excellent. We are looking forward to returning to try the other dishes. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "So far, this restaurant is batting a perfect score in my book. 2 out of 2 times the food and service has been perfection. We tried a third time, but it was so busy we couldn't get in. I definitely suggest a reservation."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "What else can I saw that I didn't say before? It's good! Give it a try."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This was our third time at Sapori and once again it did not disappoint. Great service and a pleasant ambiance combine with an excellent menu at truly reasonable prices. This is particularly true when you consider that your meal is served with both soup and salad ( make sure you try the house oil and lemon dressing ). Considering the restaurant's size, it also has an excellent wine selection and some very good local brews on-tap. Plan on going back again and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a nice local establishment serving great food at reasonable prices. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Finally we had a great restaurant in our neighborhood. Food is wonderful and the service is very good. We will be going back many times! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Second time that we dined here in a month. Brought 2 friends who will be new customers for you? Your steak is best I have ever had, even from 5 star steak houses! Gotta come back and try other dishes."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "There are some fabulous Italian restaurants in the area so I will not be back unless someone else plans an outing there."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Great food, great service, local, moderately priced. What else is there? Give them a try!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very good food. Proprietors attentive and circulated to make certain all guests were happy. Accommodated our group size well with chosen table. Some areas seemed too close together as they were very busy. Prices were reasonable. Wait staff worked hard and were pleasant. So much looked good on the menu that we need to return many times. Must have reservations."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Went twice - terrible meal and service on both occasions. See yelp reviews for details. Really wanted to love this place because it is close to home and were willing to give it a second chance one week later. Will not be going back after second visit."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food is great. Martinis are fabulous! Service is great. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "First time at Sapori's and was pleased to find authentic Italian food. Three couples at our table, and all ordered something different. Everyone enjoyed their food and voted "we will be back." Keep up the quality of the food and the excellent customer service! Washington Twp. needs a "quality" restaurant, and now we have one."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The staff is extremely accommodating. They want you to enjoy your dining experience."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere, amazing food!!! Highly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My husband and I visited this restaurant for our anniversary. I don't eat Italian food out often, being Italian myself, and tend to frequent a few tried and true options. I had heard good things about this restaurant from some of my Italian friends, so thought I would give it a try. The soup and past with meat sauce was good, but not exceptional. My husband had gnocchi, which were homemade, but several of them were discolored and hard. It was like some old ones were cooked with some fresh ones. I also had chicken that was drowning in cream sauce. It did not look very appetizing when it was served and tasted how it looked. The service was mediocre. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "You should let people know that even though their res. Was for a certain time that they may have to wait until a table opens. Ours was for 7...did not get seated for 35 min"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Smaller restaurant so you don't want a table up front (like we had)... Too much traffic and noise. Food was not that great and appetizer portions are quite small. We had a problem with our appetizer and gave feedback (2x) when asked. No effort made to rectify the problem. Wait staff seems to be hit or miss... Ambiance? If you like dinning in bright lights at 7pm then this is the place for you. We wanted to love it but it doesn't seem quite ready for prime time yet."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Made 6:45PM (Saturday) reservations and was seated promptly. However, friends of ours had 7:30PM reservations, and had to wait nearly 1 hour to be seated. Place was jammed, which is really good to see, since the building has gone through 2-3 other tenants. Had a real Italian waiter which added to the experience. He offered an appetizer combo which was not on the menu, and was very good. The pasta faigoli soup was good, but needed salt (really) as did my chicken saltimoca (really). No salt on the table, so I survived without. The filet, gnocchi, and veal grand mariner were all reported to be excellent. Overall, very happy with the experience, happy there's a new restaurant in the area, and will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The only reason I gave only a good for the food rating is because my husband ordered his fillet medium/well and it was pretty close to rare. The center was DARK RED. He is always hesitant to send his food back, so he didn't, and he only set the outside if his steak. Other than that the food was pretty good. Had an amazing cucumber cocktail!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a delicious meal and Chelsea , our server was top notch. Even handled our special requests"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great new resteraunt in the Washington Township area. Not your typical pasta dishes. All four of us had something different and all were excellent. Service was excellent. The server was able to answer and describe in detail any questions we had on the menu. A little on the pricey side but definitely worth it! We will be back. Nice to see a resuarant that is not a chain."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great Italian food in comfortable ambiance. The zucchini appetizer was outstanding and the linguini with clams in white wine sauce was an excellent entree. Everyone at our table enjoyed their dinner. The service was very good on a busy night but the kitchen was a little slow in getting the entrees out. Looking forward to returning and trying other items on the menu. The Open Table online reservation service makes it very easy to set up a reservation and confirm with everyone in your party........wish more restaurants took reservations and used this service."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "this place has been open for all of 3 weeks and it seems more like it's been here for years. This only shows how determined they are to make it work. The menu has something for everyone. Maybe the cream sauce was a bit too thick but that's about it. They bake their own bread here and its unbelievable. go eat there, you won't be sorry."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Best Italian food for miles and miles. Great staff, great decor, and best women's bathroom I've seen. This was my fourth visit, and everything I've tried has been amazing! My favorites so far are the Pesto Trapanese Pasta and the Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato. Don't leave without trying their Grapefruit Basil Martini. They have a large selection of specialty drinks, but that's definitely my favorite! No matter what you order you won't be disappointed!! Seriously the best."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I can't believe I lucked across this restaurant at 9:30 pm on a weekday night. I have not enjoyed an Italian meal, or tasted better food, in years. I am not exagerrating when I say that the quality of this food rivals the best Italian I've eaten in NYC and Chicago. The owner is of Sicilian descent, and the chef is actually from Sicily. The attention to detail was evident in every dish I tried, as well as the service. The octopus salad was the best I've ever had, and I try it everywhere. Not easy to do well. The chicken tortillini soup was like the best chicken soup that Mama (any ethnic Mama) every made! Veal Saltimboca was perfect, as was the Panna Cotta. Nice selection of reasonably priced and high quality wines."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was outstanding! If you are Italian, I would highly recommend Sapori. Can't wait to go back and try different dishes! It's now my favorite Italian restaurant on the eastside."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "It is so refreshing to find a place to dine out that offers fresh wholesome flavorful food made from scratch! Kudos to the chefs and the staff for such a pleasant experience!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Sapori is a charming location and tasteful food adventure. The restaurant was packed, yet we felt like we were in a secluded area. The decor was creative and lovely. The food was delightful their house salad dressing was light and tasty, and the blueberry blast martini is my new favorite. I look forward to going back."
    Dined on 3/20/2014