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Sapori Trattoria
Sapori Trattoria

Sapori Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.saporitrattoria.net/
  • Email: info@saporitrattoria.com
  • 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
  • "My wife and I went there a second time for our weekend in the city. Excellent food and service. Not too noisy. Reasonable price."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed out visit as always, but new lighting in back room was a disappointment. Ruined the mood of a romantic meal."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We live in Arizona but travel frequently to Lincoln Park to visit our daughter who is at DePaul. Every visit we eat at Sapori and we are never disappointed. It is the best Italian restaurant in the Chicago area. Everything is homemade and delicious. The pumpkin ravioli is a personal favorite but everything we have tried has been fresh, creative and amazing. The meatballs are out of this world. The service is helpful, knowledgeable, cheerful and attentive. This is our "must go to" Italian place when we are in the Chicago area."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We've been to this restaurant for a few times now, and we always had a great meal from them. They have good solid Italian food, unpretentious, good portion and great tasting food, they also change their menu according to the season so you always get fresh quality ingredients. The price is right too, the service is good but not remarkable, and the ambiance is just OK, but you won't be disappointed if you come here for the food. We'll be back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "With out a doubt the best home made pasta in the city. Food with flavor and large portions with outstanding service."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I was unsure about booking at Sapori since I was not familiar with the restaurant or the neighborhood, and I wanted to go somewhere nice for my husband's birthday. We were warmly welcomed, sat immediately, and enjoyed the wine specials. The calamari appetizer was good, the salad and soup excellent, and the entree was delicious. The service was average but the restaurant was very busy. They even let us keep our car in valet parking while we enjoyed a nearby show at the Apollo theater. I highly recommend Sapori Trattoria."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food is outstanding, freshly made pasta, wonderfully prepared veggies and attentive service. We came early in the evening on a Friday and it quickly filled up. This is not our neighborhood but I could tell alot of regulars and families value this place. Will be back...the lasagne was incredible."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was without question delicious tasting, healthy portions, and the menu left one wanting to try more. In addition, to their credit, their olive oil was of high quality making dipping the bread into the olive oil a very enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, the food caused some level of intestinal discomfort for both myself and my dinner guest leading us to ultimately question its quality in spite of the overwhelming deliciousness."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I loved it!!! I am definitely going back! The food was just great, their calamari is on of the best I ever had! Ambience, waiter... Wow! With out a doubt, it's in my top 5 restaurants in Chicago!!!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I enjoyed the zuppa -- and took some home and enjoyed it again..."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Great little Italian place that has valet parking for congested neighborhood.. Been here twice and food was excellent both times. A little pricey considering the spot but worth it. You can byob, wine for a small fee."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Chef Anthony continues to great Italian food. Pasta with meatballs and veal sausage is always great. Try the Asparagus appetizer for a light dish. The wine list is very reasonably prices. We sat upstairs and notices that there is a private room that seats 8 - 10. Very nices if you have a group."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I've introduced this restaurant to several more people and they enjoyed it as much as I do. I was introduced to it many years ago and want to share the pleasure of dining there."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food was great as always. It took a lot for me to venture from the pumpkin ravioli but I branched out and it was good. I think everytime we go there is a coupon to use that they send you to save some $$"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We've been coming to Sapori for six years now and have always had great food and good service. Chef Anthony is a little bit crazy but I don't think anyone cares more about his business and his customres. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Sat upstairs, and the the tables were kinda of tight, but not a big factor. The service was good, and the Duck was Amazing! It fell out the bone. Service was great as well."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This great little restaurant had a nice wine selection, wonderful food and very good service. We'd visit again the next time we are in town."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I went to ST with my boyfriend for his birthday, we had a great time. The food was amazing, our waiter was great (very friendly, helpful, available when we needed him but didn't bug us) and the service was really fast. We made reservations for 7:30 on a Friday night and were out the door by 8:30. After telling the waiter it was his birthday he brought us a free dessert. We'll definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We've eaten at Sapori quite a few times and have never been disappointed. Great wine selection, the bread with oil and cheese is amazing and there is no bad menu option. Highly recommend for any occasion!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Sapori is one of our favorite neighborhood spots when we're looking for a good atmosphere and great food."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Tonight was jazz night so we enjoyed good music along with a wonderful meal. Sapori remains our favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Brought my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day this year. As long as you aren't claustrophobic, this is a great place to come with that special someone. Obviously, being Valentine's Day, the place was packed and the upstairs area where we sat was a tight fit. Other than that though, the food was delicious, the waiter was awesome, and the wine was outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Customer service is number to me and your staff was very good, everyone I came across smiled and/or offered some assistance. The food was delicious as well keep up the good work guys and girls!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Pesto Gnocchi is great. The owner is always around making sure customers are happy and will go out of his way - he mails a gift card for every birthday and even gave our whole table a glass of champagne on the house since we came in for the birthday. definitely keeps us coming back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great wine menu and so many option to choose from for food. Their Gnocchi is one of my favorites in the city and their lasagna is delicious as well! Also nothing beats their Bruschetta with avocado!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Have had the pleasure of dining here before and it is consistently outstanding. This visit was no exception."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Lobster ravioli was wonderful, the desserts were to die for - we had tiramisu and bread pudding, the best bread pudding I have ever had. We had mussels in white wine sauce for an appetizer, they could have been a bit more flavorful but the mussels were tender and fresh tasting. Patrick our waiter was outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The food was great. Wine was different but excellent."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We had an excellent experience here. The food was top notch, the service was perfect, the food was super fresh and exactly what you expect from a great Italian spot! The pasta and sauces are all house made, the wine list was HUGE, and they offered some little extras during our meal that we didnt even ask for. It was a great find!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I took my wife for her 5th 25th birthday and she loved it!!! The wait staff was extremely friendly and they even went as far as to personalize a menu, wishing my wife a Happy Birthday. The food was great and we are most definitely going to go back. This place is great for romantic dates or an evening out with your friends."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Excellent as always. Veal pasana was wonderful. Tender ! Salada misto great as was the calamari and Caesar salad that my wife had!!!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I picked this place at random for a friend's birthday. And we couldn't have been happier!!! They personalized our menus saying happy birthday to my friend, the waiter had a fantastic sense of humor (with my group this is a must) and the food was incredible. i highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Four of chose an early reservation on St. Pat's Day as restaurants near theatre we were attending were unavailable. Lucky for us that Sapori Trattoria was available as we had never been there before and loved it. The food was fabulous, the menu selections both comfortable and new at same time. My salmon was perfect. Pastas were wonderful. Portions very generous. We intend to return whenever in city"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband ordered the eggplant parmesan (not on menu), and said it was the best he's ever had! The food was delicious! Home-made pastas were wonderful and the staff was extremely accomodating. Portions are huge! Only disappointment was with the Tira Misu. Everything else was superb!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My family party included my 80 plus year old parents and three young grandchildren. The restaurant accommodated this somewhat noisy group by placing our table in a lovely corner on the second floor. This allowed our group the feeling of privacy. The food was excellent and interesting. When the meal was over, the owner helped my parents down the stairs. He wanted us to feel safe and comfortable. A very nice experience."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Sapori Trattoria for her birthday dinner. Never been. From the moment we got to Sapori we were impressed. Parking was easy. We walked right in and immediately got seated. Service was very friendly and quick. I got Lasagne, and my wife got Lobster Ravioli. AMAZING! The biggest Lasagne ever and perfect in every way. I thought I got the better end of the deal until I tried the Lobster Ravioli...Out Of Bounds GOOD! The sauce was incredible. Wine was good too! Then the finale. Sorbet. My wife got coconut and I got lemon. Her came in half an actual coconut and mine came in an actual lemon, cool concept. As a special birthday treat we got a small glass of Chamagne courtesy of Sapori...Well played, very well played! 5 stars!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This restaurant is a real gem! Without a doubt, the best Italian food I have had in years. Everything is homemade, including pasta and the bread. Be sure and try the tiramisu- it's homemade and divine!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I noted in the reservation that it was my GF's birthday. This scored us a very nice private table in the corner. Special surprise came with a custom menu with GF's name on it. Beyond those touches, food was fantastic - portions big enough for two leftover dinners. I had a seafood/mussel/clam/scallop pasta dinner. Place was a bit noisy but that was because it was packed on an early Saturday night - line out the door. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Seafood risotto was to die for. Wine selection needs improvement. However the staff recognized our wine disliking and offered a better bottle"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I love this place. It is always a dining adventure. The menu has lots of standard items accompanied with very tasty specials. The lamb chops on this visit did not disappoint. Done perfectly. The wine - Montepulciano is my current favorite - was excellent and affordable. The service was engaging, entertaining, and appropriate (just right - Peter was there when needed, but did not hover). The Chef's newsletter - a tour of Eataly included most recently - adds to the enjoyment of the whole experience. Don't neglect to sign up: discount coupons for your birthday and other special occasions will come your way."
    Dined on 3/4/2014