Cafe Sapori

4.7
500 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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Foodiegurl
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TomM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!! The food and service are outstanding!!

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Kens
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place service was outstanding food was delicious

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JackieC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening with good food. Plenty of well trained friendly staff makes you feel special. Busy place.

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AdrianaG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend Cafe Sapori for it's delicious food! amazing and dedicated staff! Great atmosphere. There is plenty of parking.

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viplinda
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful night out sitting in the deck, service was awesome as ever, food was delightful.

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Macolo
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent kitchen, welcoming, attentive accomplished staff.

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njleopard
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We arrived for an early dinner on a Sunday evening, having heard good things about the restaurant and because outside dining was available. We were seated in between two large tables that were empty when we sat down. The tables were very close but we assumed the larger parties would be seated much later and there were many open tables. The two larger parties arrived almost immediately and even though the patio dining area was almost empty we had no personal space for our meal. The bugs and mosquitos were terrible and made for a very unpleasant experience but it was the bland taste of the meals that was most disappointing. Minimal flavor at best and the oriechette with shrimp had only 4 flavorless shrimp. It is a BYO restaurant and when the waitress put a bottle of champagne from the table next to us into our ice bucket, we were in disbelief. Check please. Very disappointed.

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vipSafetyMan
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must visit Cafe Sapori. This little gem tucked behind a classic car dealership and across from the Gladstone NJ Transit station is a must.
From the friendly welcome, great/professional service and fantastic food you'll be glad you tried this great restaurant.

We try to get to Cafe Sapori at least once a month/six weeks. We've been all around the menu, and have never been disappointed, although it's always difficult to look beyond the specials...

Enjoy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent. I think they had a shortage of staff so it took a long time to bring food and they forgot to bring appetizers otherwise I still recommend.

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AnthonyTarinelli
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent excellent food and service, plenty of free parking

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LiMo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't want to share my review because I want to keep it my secret. This restaurant is fabulous from the service to the food. Even the owner was out on the ground helping to serve people. HIGHLY recommend. The beef tip parpadelle bolognese with a touch of cream is the best I've ever had, minus my Dad's!!

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AnthonyTarinelli
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent never disappointed, great food and staff

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foodfan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the meals are incredible, from appetizer through entree' to the fabulous desserts!
the crew is energetic and attentive and all actually have personality. just a relaxing perfect environment to enjoy a spectacular meal after a long week, we have brought Family and Friends and have never been disappointed. Thank you for that!

JS
JayS
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch at Café Sapori. This was our second visit in the last two months and both times they delivered. The café is in a strange location but it’s worth finding it for the food and service. At lunch we had exceptional gnocchi and Bronzino. Can’t wait to go back there

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vipATSCC
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely dinner on the patio. Service was wonderful and attentive and the food was very good. What a nice place to go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was fantastic (food, service and ambiance). My only suggestion is please change your music - too boring!

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vipBuffetGuy
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Sapori on a Saturday night is extremely busy. But the restaurant is managed brilliantly. No diner at any table, both inside and on the terrace outside, had to wait for food or service. It was simply amazing to me and our guests that everything proceeded without a hitch. Really a tribute to management and staff. We usually dine here for lunch, when the restaurant is less crowded, but we dined out this evening with friends from Manhattan, who enjoyed their dinner immensely and said that, in NY, the bill would have been much higher. Kudos to everyone serving the restaurant!

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vipSafetyMan
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Sapori is one of our “go-to” restaurants in our area for a great meal in a customer friendly environment and exceptional service.

We have been all over the menu, and have never been disappointed, you’re safe ordering anything.

The standard menu has a great a sort of Italian favorites, but you must also look over the daily specials…all very good!

Buon Appetito!

MP
vipMarleneP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

very nice upscale Italian Restaurant in Peapack-Gladstone.....Food was excellent, service and staffers were pleasant and helpful...very pretty seating inside and outside. First time there and loved it!!!

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ShariH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Food, ambiance and service all terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. My wife and I favorite Italian restaurant

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vipLarryR
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside . Food and service was excellent except for tiramisu which I wanted to return but other people at the table did not want to do.

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VincentG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An Excellent dining experience. The service was very helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everyone is so friendly and the food is great! It’s our new favorite

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vipJoboud
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Menu and Specials
Quality of food is delicious and well prepared
Service is attentive and professional
Great atmosphere
Outside dining is very pretty

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Bwitch
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, dining at Cafe Sapori is such a great experience. The food is always excellent and unlike most Italian restaurants, they have an extensive and varied dessert menu. The service is always top notch and dining on the patio was so pleasant. Always a 5 star experience.

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vipCinnamon
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! Food excellent, service outstanding and love that we can sit outdoors!

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JosephW
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the filet of sole, it was excellent and the service was superb!

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AnthonyTarinelli
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food good friends----------------------------

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vipJLB2
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Sapporo is delightful on so many levels! Delicious food, excellent service, lovely space!

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mariar
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time experience was very good. Food is authentic and delicious! Highly recommend!

MC
MarilynC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food in a pretty, country setting. Staff was very attentive if extremely busy. A packed dining room resulted in a high noise level and difficult conversation.

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vipJoye
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Cafe Sapori was a great choice to meet friends for lunch. The food was great as was the service. We had shrimp francese, salmon, bronzini, and short ribs parpadelle. This is a favorite place for us!

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Wedjal
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food excellent. Outside too-much mosquito, so uncomfortable

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LisaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to dine. Excellent food &service

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MichaelC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Overall the food was good however the linguine with white clam sauce was disappointing. Not many clams and sauce was bland
All of the other veal dishes were great.
Service was FANTASTIC!!

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vipAdriS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lively restaurant with an incredibly high noise level. We were seated at the table by the door to the outside area and the foot traffic and open/close of the door was distracting. My halibut was recommended over the bronzino but it was overcooked and unedible. My partner's lobster ravioli was excellent. The creme brulee wasn't properly warmed throughout and the caramel crust was too thick. Too bad...

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 500 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.