Cafe Sapori

4.7
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274 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 274 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GS
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional good service great food

BG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was excellent at lunch, service was impeccable, the dining room is beautiful—with various prints on the walls and fresh flowers on the tables. Overall it was a memorable experience. Every time my wife and I have lunch here, it’s an event to savor. We’re waiting for warmer weather so that we can dine on the terrace.

DK
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was delicious

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Great menu. Staff was willing to make swaps based on preferences which was appreciated

M
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck was fantastic. Our waitress was attentive without being intrusive, absolutely great dinner and evening.

SC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening

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KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

1st time I’ve had a waiter tell me he has to take a complete dinner order or he’ll get in trouble. Thought that we (4) wolf be rushed but the seem to recover nicely.

SM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café Sapori is a fantastic Italian restaurant. The menu has a good mix of old favorites, and some great adaptations, as well as some non-Italian favorites that are also expertly prepared.
You will feel welcome from the moment you walk in, and the attentive and efficient staff will take excellent care of you and your party in a very friendly manner.
Hospitality and great food, this is a must try for anyone in/around the Somerset Hills of NJ.

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Very welcoming.

U
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local restaurant. We split our time between Gladstone , Florida and the Upper Westside. Cafe Sapori measures up to our favorite NYC restaurants

N
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Restaurant (and OpenTable)Totally Overbooked for New Year’s Eve. Everyone was packed in waiting for a table well after time of reservation. We had to wait 45 minutes to be seated, plus additional time to see menus, order and finally be served. It was cramped and noisy.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

They overbooked New Year’s Eve and didn’t handle it well. Everyone was nice but didn’t appreciate not knowing when we would be seated.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

NYE. I have been to this restaurant several times prior and have always had a very good experience. This night The restaurant was overbooked and the owner did not manage open table and phone reservations. When approached after waiting 45 minutes to sit past reservation time she did not seem to care.

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service coupled with fantastic food. A hidden gem for sure.

SC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual our dinner was fabulous. Cafe Sapori is our go to place!

RI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant for a very enjoyable evening. You are made to feel most welcome from the time you enter until the time you depart. You leave with the feeling that you definitely want to return. The hostess/owner is truly a joy to meet. The food is prepared and presented to you with much care. I truly look forward to my next visit.

JD
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and attentive service was fantastic as always

AA
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Find out for yourself! You will not be disappointed unless you normally eat at fast food restaurants and don't appreciate excellent food and dinning. The owner is always at the restaurant and is very warm nice person. The entire staff work very hard to make everyone's dinning a great experience. Bravo!

S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good but Christmas Eve experience was very hectic and Chaotic. Seems the reservations were overbooked.

MB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family tried Cafe Sapori for the first time. It was amazing. The fresh pasta with meat ragu was at the top of the list! Just excellent.

AA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place excellent service

MH
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service, restaurant never fails to deliver excellence. Highly recommended!!!

KB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way as always! Thank you Matt and Monie and staff

CH
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our Christmas Book Club Luncheon was held this year at Cafe Sapori. We were pleasantly surprised, never having been there, by the warm welcoming. We each chose something from the Du Jour menu. Everything was delicious. I had the veal and it was so tender. The wait staff was attentive and pleasant. The service overall, was very good. The ambiance was congenial for conversation and it was quiet. All in all, a wonderful afternoon.

JD
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always consistent and very good.
Definitely a favorite
Will definitely be back

KH
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at this restaurant, had a group of 4 and everyone thought the food was fabulous. I had the ravioli special my friends had the fish, place is very consistent never disappoints

l
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Six of us had dinner reservations for Sat. night at 6:30. We were seated right away, they gave us water, opened our wine....and then no one stopped back until I stopped someone at 7:05 pm. The place was packed, the staff were very busy the entire time, we just felt a little forgotten there. The food was all excellent - not as hot as usual when served, but excellent. Everyone enjoyed the burata, eggplant rollatini and salad appetizers. We also loved the Branzino special, it was excellent.
We were with a larger group than usual, and we had a great time chatting during our wait. A couple had coffee, no desserts. We left at 10 pm. We will definitely be back - they are still on our favorites list.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place in a quiet section of town. Staff friendly and food was great. The shrimp was tadiefor. Will return.

JV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal. Food is excellent

MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crispy Duck was excellent! Service and people there were all so nice and friendly. Wonderful dining experience!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal here tonight! Will be back soon 🙌

GS
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good
A step sbove

B
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Will be back

RM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice quiet location but a busy bustling restaurant on a Saturday night. The food was very good though the service was a littles low at times. Overall great dining experience.

JD
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food
Attentive service

JV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there but not the last. Food was excellent and not rushed

JD
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic
Great service too
Will definitely be back

M
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for any occasion, And, BYOB.

KB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great quality food and our neighborhood go to. We love the owners and the staff who always make us feel special and grateful for our patronage.