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Sapori Trattoria
Sapori Trattoria

Sapori Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.saporitrattoria.net/
  • Phone: (773) 832-9999
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday Dinner: 4:00pm-10:00pm; Friday-Saturday Dinner: 4:00pm-11:00PM; Sunday Dinner: 3:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Barbanente
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call restaurant for details.
  • Entertainment: Live conversation friendly accoustical jazz on Tuesdays
  • Special Events & Promotions: Sapori often does Chef Hosted Wine Dinners...for additional details...see the manager on duty or email us.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Diversey
  • Public Transit: Diversey Brown Line, Fullerton Train stop, Clark St. Bus, Halsted Bus, Diversey Bus. Abundant Cabs at all Hours
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet available Friday-Saturday. Complimentary parking Sunday-Thursday in their private lot (The covered Home depot parking lot next door.
A word from Sapori Trattoria
Sapori is a popular neighborhood restaurant featuring an innovative presentation of Italian cuisine at a reasonable price. The restaurant has an intimate warm feel & a friendly helpful staff. The highly visible owner & Italian chef runs Sapori & focus on bringing customers uniquely satisfying dining experiences. Sapori offers an extensive, affordable wine list & a full selection of spirits. ***Reserve your birthday dinner with us & we will send you out a premium dessert for free - it's your birthday!*** Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "have been coming here and getting takeout for years. great spot for a 5pm dinner with 2 kids, or a later-night romantic dinner. great homemade pastas - the Bolognese and Gnocchi Brivido are always excellent. Great deals for repeat customers."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Great food and great service. Outstanding sea bass and deserts are delicious."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We were an hour late for the reservation because of public transportation issues and they seated us right away! they also made sure we were out in time to catch a show that we had tickets for. Excellent service and delicious food!!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "In the ParkWest/Lincoln Park neighborhood is this exceptional find. White linen tablecloths, comfortable, quit and incredible food. When in Chicago this is a great place to go just a short ride from the loop. It is inexpensive and they probably could get away charging twice the price but they don't. Cool thing is they have free parking in the adjacent Home Depot deck parking lot, very cool. Very near Blue Man Group and Wrigley field it is well worth it."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "The Osso Bucco was superb, now place that on top of one of the best pastas in recent memory and you have the makings of a dish rivaling any restaurant."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Came to Sapori Trattoria on a date night and had an amazing evening! Since visiting Italy, if I see butternut squash or pumpkin on the menu I get it and Sapori's Cappellacci di Zucca did not disappoint!! My boyfriend had the Cappellacci all'Aragosta, a lobster pasta, and we couldn't decide on a favorite. The service was great, no complaints and I will be bringing my family back here when they visit!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Our server was wonderful and attentive. My date loved his lasagna and my lobster ravioli hit the spot. The ambience was great and the martinis as well. Recommend the cucumber Martini"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Service was substandard. While the food was good things were very crowded, hence the service suffered. I really believe that the course of the evening is predicated on the service received. Ours was less than expected. Our previous experiences were far better. I do hope that Sapori improves it's service!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Wanted to catch a meal prior to show at Apollo, not expecting much. However they provided one of the best Italian meals I have had in a long time. Timely service, generous portions…..Perfect!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "very noisy. good pasta at a reasonable price. risotto was overcoked."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This is a great neighborhood cozy restaurant with great food. Will definately return."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Nous avons trouvé le restaurant sur trip advisor. Il était proche de notre hôtel days inn sur diversey park. A10 minutes à pied. Très bon service et bonne nourriture."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Love it, love it. Food was great, service - great."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We drive in from Evanston several times a year to enjoy the excellent meals at Trattoria. The only problem we have is deciding which of the delicious choices to order. The prices are fair and we always have leftovers for dinner the next night. Trattoria is our favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The second the waitress came bye (after waiting a bit), we knew the service was going to be bad. Twice we asked her for something and she didn't respond and just walked away. The mgr told us his waitress informed him we were intoxicated and said he couldn't serve us alcohol. He didn't observe us or ask if we had been drinking. After a 10 minute conversation he realized we were not only articulate but not intoxicated. He slowly backtracked said I can serve you this time and then even offered us a bottle of wine. But at this point the damage was done, and worse, he still was not genuinely apologetic. He just wanted to give us something for accusing us of being drunk and then realizing his waitress was wrong."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food is delicious and plentiful and you always have lunch for the next day."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Good place to dine before theater,within walking distance."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I had made reservations about 3 weeks ahead of time but when we showed up to the restaurant at 8pm for our reservations, those who were walk-ins and who had reservations at later times than us were seated before us and were preferentially given outside seating, which was our request at the time of the original reservation. We ended up not being seated until around 8:35pm inside, when our reservations were for 8pm outside (when we arrived at 8pm there were 4+ available 2-person tables outside, but were given to others). Once seated the food and service were great. If I return I likely wont bother to make a reservation because it does not seem to be taken into account."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great service; outstanding food! The menu is extensive and has a lot of interesting options along with some traditional Italian favorites."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • " I read the great reviews about Sapori and thought we would give it a try. It was wonderful. Classic Italian restaurant atmosphere, cozy and inviting. My funny (ha, ha) husband said it was only missing Don Corleone taking a bullet. The food was terrific. Perhaps I overdid it with the squid, but I had grilled calimari for an appetizer which was terrific, and for my entre had the gnocchi with black squid ink, calamari and grilled shrimp. It was truly one of the tastiest dishes I have ever had. It was spicy, but absolutely delectable. I cannot tell you how fabulous that dish is! We had a great waiter, Matt, who was a dead ringer for Frank Zappa, which delighted my husband. Matt, attentive and fun, enjoyed the Frank Zappa banter."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "There were four of us, ranging from 19 to 54 and we all loved it. Pasta was great and I had some sort of shell fish soup/stew that was outstanding. Big portions, great bread. Fun atmosphere, great service. We sat inside near an open window -- not noisy but lively. Comfortable, but for more special occasions. Prices aren't outrageous -- particularly given the quality, but it's not cheap."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I was coming from out of town and had heard of many great Italian places in Chicago. I looked long and hard through sources and Sapori Trattoria kept coming up. Nothing and I mean Nothing disappointed. Our waiter was friendly and helpful opening multiple wines to find our fave. The calamari was the greates I've ever had anywhere. Even down to the salad and minestrone was phenomenal. The main courses were out of this world. Full of flavor. Perfectly cooked pasta. My date's ink stained gnocchi was one of the most inventive and delicious pasta items I've ever had the pleasure to experience. The ambience was perfect. We ate upstairs. Quiet but personable. Tables not all bunched together. Perfectly romantic. Would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Had a lovely evening here, sat outside and enjoyed the summer evening and good food. The bread was wonderful and our meal so good. Thanks"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We continue to go to this local restaurant because it has great ambience and great food. We feel comfortable and it always meets our expectations. It is the go to restaurant for an anniversary or birthday."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. The staff was friendly and helpful in ordering. The manager gave us special attention, making sure that our dining experience was pleasurable. The jazz preformed by Brandon and Alex added to our enjoyment of the evening. We will tell friends about the value of this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food was excellent and I would definitely go back when I am in the Lincoln Park area. Peter was our servicer and we was great and very personable!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Absolutely amazing... Table was ready at the promised time. The wine list was short, but the wine was exceptional. Server was incredibly knowledgeable of the Menu. My wife and I requested and sat outside. The waitress steered us from the Bruschetta to fried Calamari for an appetizer. Generally, I'm not a fan of Calamari - but this was exceptional. The lobster ravioli referenced in other reviews did not disappoint, and might be worth the trip from Indianapolis on its own. The raspberry chocolate cake was a great ending - being rich, but not overly sweet. All in all, a stellar experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have enjoyed this restaurant several times and it is always outstanding."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Took three confirmed Italian pasta foodies and one non Italian food lover, and all four of us found something we loved. The service was wonderful. The only draw back was that we didn't bring a cooler to take all the left over pasta home! Hint: if you are going to reserve a table, ask for one by a window or outside if that is what you prefer."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We stopped at the restaurant before a concert at Wrigley. Great appetizers and food. Huge portions. Great wine list and specialty drinks. There is parking on the street or valet parking available. The restaurant is about one mile from Wrigley field so you can walk off your meal on the way to an event. Service was average and prices were a bit high. But the overall experience was outstanding. Also, the window seats or outdoor section makes for great people watching. This is a very entertaining neighborhood."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My husband and I came here for dinner before heading to a concert at Wrigley on a Sat. night. We made reservations that same day & they were able to squeeze us in. They had a large party arriving at the same time as us and our waiter Matt was very kind and asked if we would like to switch tables if the noise was too much for us. The restaurant got extremely busy but our waiter Matt didn't forget about the 2 of us and took the time to chat with us, asked our names, and joked with us. The food was absolutely delicious and the price was not over the top either. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Really outstanding food and great service. Absolutely recommend for everyone"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Perfect for before the show and no trouble using the $80 groupon."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food was disappointing. Waited a long time for food to arrive, too. Waiter was a little obnoxious. But the room is nice, live bass player, and open windows on a nice night."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Made reservations here because it was relatively close to Briar Street Theater. Since my wife and I love Italian we thought this would be perfect. We were not disappointed. Food was great! We will come back."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This place was a major disappointment. Our server, Andy, was awful. He started off alright, but then he led us to believe that our salads were part of our entree, instead they were $16 dollars each. After placing our food order, we asked for a second glass of wine. We would not see him again for 45 minutes. Other parties in our section were flagging down either bus boys or even the host for help. This was not a busy evening, there was no excuse for Andy's absense. We would never think of coming to this disaster again. Food was good, service was the worst we'd ever encountered. You get treated better at McDonalds."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Food was amazing, the owner was very accommodating. Unfortunately we had a server, Matt. He was very arrogant and inattentive. My date and I were on our anniversary dinner and we both agreed that we made a mistake by requesting him. We never felt like he cared or had any concern for our experience that night."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great pasta dishes, most are enough for two people to share. We were a group of six and ordered three dishes and two salads for the whole group to share. it was a great and memorable experience. Our waiter was very helpful with the menu and suggestions."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Their homemade noodles were an unexpected and astounding treat. I ordered the lasagna and it was the best I've ever had. It didn't rely on too much cheese, but had just enough. I can't say enough about how great Sapori was."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "All I have to say is that I definitely got my money's worth of food. Big and delicious servings!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014