Cafe Sapori

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224 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM

What 224 People Are Saying
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D
New York Area
165 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here a lot as we really enjoy the food and service. Food is consistently good and fresh. We come often and there are always specials but I am thinking that the regular menu could have some new dishes added for variety for those who are regulars!

CP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very disappointing-clams we’re uninspired-caeser salad not at all memorable. Duck wasn’t cooked appropriately

Local restaurant-won’t be going back soon

JD
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service

v
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening- sat outside on cool night.appreciate the blankets!!! It’s the little things.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was our first time at Cafe Sapori! Food was excellent as well as the service!

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food and service. great pasta! lovely setting attentive service. Fresh flowers on each table!

RS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our fifth visit to Café Sapori, and it continues to provide quality food with excellent service. The service is attentive, but not fussy. The owner is always visible, overseeing that everything is running smoothly. We continue to go back and bring our friends or family, because we know that the high standards are always met.

S
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining on the outdoor patio was delightful. The weather was perfect, the food was great, service was excellent.

c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large party to celebrate my daughter' birthday and ate outside on the patio. Lovely evening all around.

B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was wonderful. The food is delicious...service was attentive and not intrusive. It was too humid to sit outdoors but the dining room was very pleasant and attractive.

JD
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food and service!!

WD
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and the service was excellent.
We really enjoyed the outdoor patio and will definitely return.

DN
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the hostess who was friendly, to the entire wait staff, they were all pleasant and professional, with really good timing on delivering the food. The patio, which was very crowded, did not feel cramped and was incredibly pleasant. As for the food, it was quite excellent! Good size portions, well presented, and as for the taste, it’s definitely on the better side good. Definitely one of the best in the area.

D
New York Area
165 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to eat here. Veal fishes are tender and flavorful

DK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My 3rd visit and each time my party Loved it! Comfortable place. Service is always gracious and attentive. Food was delicious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a nice enjoyable evening. With impeccable service and a delicious dinner. From appetizers to dessert, YUM!
We never feel rushed and we are treated like the only table present. Truly enjoyable!

MC
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service.Waiters were very polite.

K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat outside on a beautiful night, food and service were great.

RG
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I enjoyed the lunch special, which was a great value for $15 of Soup/Salad + Entrée + Dessert and Coffee. We sat outside on the shaded deck on a bright summer day. I had the vegetable soup, tilapia, tiramisu and coffee. My friend enjoyed the pasta fagioli soup, chicken parmesan, tiramisu and coffee. Everything was delicious and perfect sized portions. We have been here before and will continue to come back!

GR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner could not be nicer . Service was great and food was fantastic. Love this beautiful place.

JR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A regular place for us. The good and service never disappoint. We will continue to go there.

d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent wait staff, wide selection of choices, lovely setting with outdoor seating as an option.

B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious....can’t wait to go back and try other menu items.
Our servers were excellent as well. The only thing that was a bit of a dark cloud was
the people at the table next to us. They were very loud and seemed not to care that
they were disturbing other diners. How rude!!!

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt and Money are wonderful owners along with all of their workers. They go above and beyond for us.

J
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch at Cafe Sapori was excellent, as usual. My friend both had the Shrimp Scampi over sautéed spinach. So good!
The dipping oil is also excellent!

P
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cafe Sapori is one of the "hidden gem" restaurants in our area. The ambience is upscale, service is always good, the menu is extensive and each time we have visited we have enjoyed the food very much. There was room on the patio, so we enjoyed quiet outside dining on a soft summer night...a perfect setting. Tables on the patio are quite well spread apart, so even though there were other diners, we felt very private at our table. The basket of bread was warm when it arrived at the table, and the parsley, garlic and olive oil served with it was quite tasty. We split the calamari, italian sausage, peppers and balsamic appetizer. The dish was more elaborate than the plain deep-fried calamari that you find at most places....it was complex in flavor and quite spicy...a nice change from the ordinary. My wife had a fusilli pasta dish with shrimp, that she enjoyed, and I had the shrimp francaise on sautéed spinach. It was delicious and I will probably order it again next time. We are lucky to have such a restaurant nearby.

JF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated a friend’s birthday with an enjoyable dinner at Café Sapori. The food was excellent - we split the featured salad; and ordered the Pappadella Sapori and the Chicken Monte Carlo. The wait staff was on point - polite and served the food with good timing - plenty of time to talk, relax and enjoy the evening.

BM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

The wait for seating and service was RIDICULOUSLY SLOW------We had a reservation, so don't understand that, EXCEPT the folks who had "our table" had already paid and were SLOW to leave...therefore we sat and waited and waited. We took advantage of the staff suggestion to sit at the "bar" and have a glass of wine while we waited. OK fine...so now onto dinner service. We ordered a cold salad and our entree's at the same time. The time span between salad and entree' was LONG. I approached the wait staff and was told it would be 15 minutes.........bottom line long wait for food, lack luster staff, nonchalant attitude without any explanations for the delay. BUT FOOD WAS GREAT but $$$

CV
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Love the food but both times we’ve been there the food takes forever to come out and last time the server wasn’t friendly.

LD
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find! We will definitely be back and bring friends.

l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great terrace, very good service, tasty food! Just a perfect place for a beautiful dinner!

JG
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a beautiful gem, tucked away in Peapack-Gladstone, right off Rt 206 South! We will most definitely be back to enjoy the sumptuous & delicious authentic Italian food that we enjoyed on Father's Day. We had no trouble making a reservation. The restaurant owner/hostess was so warm & welcoming from the moment we entered the door. Have to look to find this beautifully decorated restaurant as it is located on a side road & the parking lot is off to the side. I want to come back to enjoy eating al fresco on the lovely patio, once it warms up.

We started off with the fresh burrata & the grilled shrimp salad appetizer. Stunning! The burrata was sweet , creamy & so fresh, it was like silk. The grilled shrimp were perfectly seared & the spice used was so good, it made the dish. My hubby also had the veggie soup special & he loved it!

We both had the snapper marriacha(?) special, 10 stars! I had mine prepared w/o the clams & with penne, which was perfect. My husband had snapper as described on the specials menu & he was also extremely pleased with his dinner. We had our water glasses refilled w/o asking, a plus in my book. Plus Cafe Sapori is BYOB, which makes it very affordable.

We finished off our lovely & amazing dinner, with take home for our lunch & shared the carrot cake & vanilla ice cream. My husband absolutely said he had the best cappuccino since we went to Rome! I had the black coffee & wish I could get a cup every morning when I woke up!

The only negative occurred when we were 1st seated & our waiter was really on it about something. He was very angry & upset about something & kept giving the stink eye to another table. He was throwing off terrible vibes. He must have left as we did not see him later on during the meal. Everyone else that came to our table was fantastic. We were not rushed during dinner, although I would have liked to have more time to order, not feel compelled to make a decision 5 minutes after I sat down. Highly recommend!

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy this restaurant. Delicious food and a gracious staff.

TD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Cafe Sapori about a dozen times now and it is consistently excellent. We love going there - the staff and chef are superb. The owner makes you feel welcome and appreciated for your business. Can’t say enough about this great restaurant.

BC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful place to have a delicious dinner!!!!!

V
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and attentive service in a beautiful setting!

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance. Wonderful Italian restaurant tucked away in Peapack Gladstone. We will definitely be going back.

C
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding lunch menu, value and quality
Outdoor seating in a quiet beautiful setting
BYOB and delicious homemade tiramisu

DK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second visit with everyone raving again about this restaurant. Our selections of entrees have been across the gamut and each one was delicious. Have sent other friends here and they had same pleasant experience and loved the food. The staff is friendly and attentive.

GR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the restaurant and that it is a BYOB food is always great and service excellent.

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