Cafe Sapori

4.7
537 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
With an electric atmosphere, Cafe Sapori is an exciting, vibrant restaurant located in the heart of Gladstone, New Jersey.

The cuisine upholds the philosophy of new southern Italian dining. With fresh fish and seafood, varied meat and poultry entrees, traditional pasta offerings, the European sense of healthy and balanced proportions is maintained.

The menu is seasonal, and in addition to the selection of superb dishes to satisfy any palate, daily specials are also featured. Dining at Cafe Sapori is simultaneously an evening out, yet similar to eating with a friend who also happens to be a culinary marvel.

The beautiful patio is now open for outdoor dining.

BYOB. Reservations are highly recommended for large groups (four and up) especially on the weekend. For your convenience, free parking is available.
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HeatherR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most enjoyable dinner with friends. Love BYOB! Delicious food.

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AjRjRMc
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Restaurant, Service, Food, Friends & Family and experience was All OUTSTANDING, Life Felt Normal again!!!

The "Restaurateur" Has created an Outstanding Environment the Food was Perfect Devine and Delicious ..... Very Highly Recommended! Touche'....

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vipPatriciaF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love the food at Cafe Sapori. Many different choices and a great dessert menu. The pistachio cake was out of this world. Unfortunately my meal was not great. I ordered the short ribs which I have had before and loved but this time it was a very fatty piece of meat which was uneatable. The waitstaff quickly remedied the problem and sent me off with a take home meal replacement since it was late at that point. Problem solved to my satisfaction and will definitly be back again.

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vipJoye
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Sapori, great as always. The food and service was excellent.
Between 4 of us, we chose 3 different items. We all enjoyed the food.
Highly recommend.

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vipSafetyMan
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Sapori has really caught on, so plan your visit carefully if you’re only two dinner. The food and hospitality is excellent. The hospitality, and wanting to please is incredible; however, you might find yourself eating at an outdoor end table you might find on a deck or by the pool. The real issue, these tables are smaller, and are difficult to sit at because of the design geometry. We’re not tall, and it’s difficult to get your legs under.

The food is excellent…from basics to daily specials, you won’t be disappointed.

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EllenK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always the best here ! That is why We continue to go! Food, ambience and staff couldn’t be any nicer! It is always outstanding!!!

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vipKevinH
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated in the back room for the first time, this is were they usually hold parties. It was fantastic quite just like we like. Food was great as usual my wife had fish and I had chicken rollitini both were excellent

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LindaS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time we were there. We really enjoyed it the first time and came back with friends/neighbors to share it with them.

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MikeD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picked this restaurant as a wild card to celebrate our anniversary. This place did not disappoint. From the appetizers to desserts, everything was a homerun. Highly recommend giving it a try. We will be back for sure.

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Groundhog25
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was good!

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vipBillC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service! A great local restaurant for any occasion.

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vipGDub
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite local place and it never disappoints.

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AlanK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second time at this restaurant and my wife and I feel Cafe Sapori has the best food in Somerset County. Everything from apps to entre’s to deserts are all excellent

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Happyvisitor
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with terrific service and pleasant atmosphere. I have been to Cafe Sapori before and I will most certainly return.

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Renaldo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All workers are wonderful and of course the food is outstanding!!

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vipJoye
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Sapori is my favorite restaurant. The food and service are always great.

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Kathleens
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were excellent. Normally customers rely on one person to provide service, not the case here. The entire staff watched over us and were by our side before we knew we needed a refill! Excellent service and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent Food. Got very busy and could’ve used a few more servers. Overall, will def go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Took my two nieces and friend out to dinner last night. Food was amazing and priced very well- the service was a bit slower, but totally understand most restaurants are under staffed these days. This was a great little spot tucked away and will def visit again! I wish we knew it was BYOB 🍾

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viptben
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Great service. Never disappointed.

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Renaldo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!! Delicious food and everyone is so nice to us.

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ChristinaV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly service in a nice atmosphere. Food is very good with a nice menu.

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vipEurogirl
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good! No disappointment here for any occasion. Highly recommend.

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LeslieH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Sapori never disappoints. Staff is attentive without being overbearing.

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vipFish
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sat outside. very nice space. When we checked with the manager, he was curt and rude. Fortunately, our server Erica made up for it. Great service. Appetizers were a bit bland but entrees we’re very good.

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KimF
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular and service was impeccable. The outdoor seating had nice touches with lighting, firepits and blankets. Cafe Sapori is one of our favorite places to eat!

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vipjudym
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We ate outside. Very nice fire pit heaters!
I would suggest the waiters wear masks….
Great service. Octopus was pre made and chewy..
Overall food was very good.

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jojo
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and impeccable service ..highly recommend for an enjoyable evening out.

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vipDrDave
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem. I can't believe I hadn't found it until recently. The food was outstanding, authentic with top notch ingredients. The service was very attentive. BYO is an added benefit as well. We will be back very soon.

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TomM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this cafe!! It’s wonderful!! Great food and the attention they give is outstanding!!

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vipNadineF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant … gorgeous surroundings … every member of the staff goes out of there way to make you feel welcome ..

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining there and we will be back. The food, service and overall experience were great! Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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vipopenminded
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time at this restaurant since the health crisis. They have maximized the outdoor seating areas but it is a very different experience if you are on the upper stone patio vs the lower plywood astroturf. My chair shifted on the plywood each time a waiter passed. That said, the meal was incredible.
Very loud table next to us challenged quiet conversation, but again the meal was incredible.

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MariaPinto
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and the staff is always super nice

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DeeGee
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating here. It was quiet with nice ambience. The best part was the food!!! Delicious!! One of the best restaurants around. I felt like I was eating food from one of my favorite NY restaurants. Their menu had a great selection and their printed specials were terrific. They also had a few announced specials which were divine. I personally had the Italian hot peppers with sausage and broccoli rabe as an appetizer, very flavorful. Then I had one of the announced specials, veal osso buco with risotto. The veal melted in your mouth and the risotto was rich, creamy and buttery. Our table also enjoyed the duck, branzino and penne alla vodka. Everyone was overly pleased with their dishes. For dessert we enjoyed the zabaglione with strawberris, made to perfection. I highly recommend. Make reservations. They have a very nice outside eating area too. Don't forget BYOB.

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jayb
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super place

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Foodiegurl
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Decent Italian food and great service! This is our go to for dinner during the week. The weekends can get pretty busy.

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Margaret121
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thus was not our first time at the cafe but each time we have been there either with couples or by ourselves food excellent as service

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KimF
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious! Servers are personable and attentive. Highly recommend.

FAQs

Cafe Sapori offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 375-8730.

Cafe Sapori is rated 4.7 stars by 537 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.