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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
  • "Our food was very tasty and beautifully displayed. My son in law is Italian and he said the food was just like his grandma used to make it. I have to eat a gluten-free diet and they were able to accommodate my diet perfectly. It was a good experience."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "Sapori has just opened, went to try it out. Really had a good meal and a good time. Hope they do well. I will be going back. Very impressed with everything to do with it. My daughter is an executive chef so I've been around too many good restaurants."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "This was our third visit to Sapori. Our first two visits were exceptional. I cannot express my disappointment of our meal and service this most recent visit. The waiter rolled his eyes in disgust when we didn't order any wine or cocktails. Empty soup bowls and salad plates left in front of us as the bus boy slowly walked past three times. The waiter was not the least bit friendly, just very brief stops. The lemon sauce was ok, the veal was improperly prepared, very tough and dry. The couple next to us, and had a different waiter. They ordered a bottle of wine, their waiter was friendly and energetic, eager to refill their wine/water glasses. Was it the waiter or the lack of wine for our extremely poor service?"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We've gone to this restaurant about 5 times now...never disappointed. The food is great the restaurant is beautifully decorated and clean. I've bought a few gift certificates for friends. I definitely would recommend this place."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I'm so pleased to have a restaurant like Sapori so close to my home. The food is incredible... my mouth waters just writing this review thinking back to the delicious balance of flavor melded together in every dish we ordered. Presentation is lovely.... and the staff all genuinely care... a new favorite...authentic Italian at its best! !!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We have been there several times and enjoyed each visit. Have taken many friends there and they have gone back many times al well."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "You will never go wrong at Sapori! Food is consistently excellent. Service is superior, attentive but never hovering. Even on the evening of the hundred-year flood, the place was packed. A true testament to their quality."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "amazing food, amazing service. We've never had a bad dining experience there, it gets better every time"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Our friends recommended you restaurant as they dined there and raved about it. We came with those friends and another couple. The food was awesome, just enough of a serving that you didn't feel 'stuffed' after. The décor is beautiful also. My only recommendation is that you supply non alcoholic beer for those non drinkers. Also I thought $10 for a glass of wine alittle steep when my husband's top shelf vodka was less. Our overall experience was great and we will return."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "From the food to the staff to the owners it's fabulous!!!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We had dinner here on a Sunday evening. The food was quite tasty. I had a chicken with artichoke pasta; my husband enjoyed a tomato-sauced pasta. We both agreed these pastas were a cut above. It was especially nice that a soup and a salad were included. We loved the soups. Service was just excellent- wish I remembered server's name. Good bread and fairly generous cocktails."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Read a bunch of reviews and guess I was hoping for more.ordered two build your own pastas.the spaghetti I ordered either had too much sauce, or not enough noodles.bottle of wine we ordered first they were out of. Up priced to another bottle.pathway to restrooms was filled with carts of dirty dishes, forcing you to walk sideways to enter."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We tried this new restaurant and found it to be very good. The menu offered a variety of items not normally seen on menus. Our group all tried something different and each said there dinner was very good. The salad was crisp and fresh and the house dressing was superb. The soups were also very tasty. The server was knowledgeable, attentive but not overbearing and added to our delightful evening. We would return."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Flavors, textures, colors, presentation, aroma . . Everything was just delicious!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Great food, sauces and choices. The chef is exceptional and have never been disappointed every time we come."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had an absolutely wonderful meal here and we are not an easy group to please. Food was delicious, menu varied, service impeccable, owner a doll, BEST gelato I've ever had (and I've had a lot), prices are totally reasonable, great wine list, lively atmosphere, great for weekend dinner or casual weeknight bite or lunch. Patio on side of restaurant is perfect for summer eating."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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