Sapore Restaurant

4.6
190 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
"Welcome to Sapore, simple yet elegant. Having a small intimate and client/ chef friendly dining atmosphere attached to a renowned Culinary Institute where patrons enjoy superb entree's has been a life-long dream of Master Chef Loretta Paganini. We believe we have achieved that dream at Sapore. Discover and experience for yourself great service, inviting atmosphere and authentic Italian cuisine. From house made fresh bread, pastas and desserts to locally sourced multi course tasting menus, we let the true flavors of the dish speak for themselves in the literal meaning of the Italian word ""Sapore"". Private parties and catering is also available. Located on the east side of Cleveland, in Chesterland just 30 minutes from downtown. "

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 190 people are saying
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MeganE
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sapore never disappoints. Small, quiet, personalized dining experience. From the apps, entrees, desserts, and drinks, everything was delicious. Great menu that is rotated seasonally. Highly recommend for date night!

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vipTerriD
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as usual. Service is fabulous. Highly recommend

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JaneM
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Sapore...GREAT experience! I can't believe I have lived in the area for over 20 years, and this was my first time to enjoy Sapore. It will definitely not be the last. The food was fresh and delicious. The service was excellent. The space is cozy and welcoming. I will recommend Sapore to everyone I know who loves good food. Thank you Sapore!

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jonc
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints !! Food was amazing, service was excellent. this is a place you need to come and try.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent ! We will certainly return again.

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vipConcordites
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal from start to finish.

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vipkeepingitreal
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The homemade pastas are outstanding, and always a special time when Loretta is cooking!

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Babs
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a wonderful experience dining here. Food is fresh, always specials in addition to the menu and friendly staff!

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cfallsbh
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

All the food we had was excellent....made in house to perfection and beautifully presented. The seafood strudel was to die for....so flaky and flavorful. Hard to choose a pasta since all are handmade there and the sauce was so fresh and tasty. The seafood special was branzino and was deliciously prepared. The filet (and mashed potatoes) was done just as requested and the mashed potatoes certainly better than mine! It was all so good and we will be back. In fact we tried for an upcoming date night but it was sold out. For such a small place we were surprised the menu was as varied as it is.....everyone could find something. While there we thought of several couples we know who would love it also so will invite them along next time. We always try to guess the bill before it comes and we were both over so think it was well worth it. The bottle of wine was great and reasonable. If you are thinking of going don't hesitate....go and enjoy!

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vipLisa
Cleveland
92 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are visiting Northern Ohio and haven't dined at Sapore, you are missing the best of what the area has to offer. Fine dining Italian fare in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere where they make everyone feel like family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little slice of Italy. Excellent in every respect.

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fudfun
Cleveland
31 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love our experience....

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vipJoeBoxter
Cleveland
190 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dine at Sapore every month or so. It is my favorite restaurant in the area because the quality of our meals and service is always excellent. Mrs. Paganini is always busy in the kitchen but regularly comes out to greet her guests. On this evening we ordered pasta fajoule soup, My wife also ordered a salad and the roasted peaches, cheese and mascarpone stuffed pasta. Her meal was delicious - cooked perfectly and home made. I ordered the pork scaloppini Milanese. It was very much like the wiener schnitzel you might find in Vienna except better. We will continue to return on a regular basis.

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AlistairC
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambiance. Love this restaurant.

JB
vipJoeBoxter
Cleveland
190 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There is no restaurant we know of that provides a better dining experience. Meals are home made, consistently delicious, the service perfect and the fact that capacity is only 25 people makes the experience quiet and relaxing. I ordered minestrone soup and pasta Bolognese while my wife ordered a salad and the salmon filled ravioli. The minestrone was the best I have tasted anywhere. It was filled with vegetables and the slightly spicy tomato broth was delicious. The Bolognese was also cooked to perfection and the meat sauce was delicious. My wife ordered a house salad and salmon ravioli. The salad was crisp and fresh. The ravioli was filled with salmon in a delicious sauce. We have dined at the restaurant many times and will continue to return.

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vipLisa
Cleveland
92 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like consistent excellent food in a charming environment, look no further. From pasta to seafood to meats, there is something on the menu to please everyone. There is often an appetizer strudel which is not to be missed. This week it was mushroom, it was delightful. Smoked salmon ravioli is rich and flavorful. The pasta sampler is prefect when you can't make a decision. Dinner is never rushed, timing is on point and you can have an enjoyable conversation with your dinner guests.

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CarolS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our Special Place. Wendy takes wonderful care of us. The food is fabulous. The Ambience is lovely. We could not ask for a better way to celebrate our annniversary.

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vipBeerPocketbook
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional dining in an unexpected setting! Homemade pasta is superb!! Love this place!

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Dave
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a neighborhood Gem! The food and ambiance were great. It's not a large restaurant but the service and food was delicious. How can you turn down homemade pasta!!

Loretta came out to greet us and ask us about our meal which was a treat.

Highly recommend trying it out.

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vipFr2020
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though going to restaurants is not a usual thjng for me anymore due OT the pandemic, Sapore has become a favorite reason to still find a safe way to dine. Loretta and her team are flawless every time! There is care taken not only for healthcare precautions, but in every course presented. Outstanding sea bass and the gnocchi is like non other. From the bread to the dessert, the night was perfetto! Thank you Loretta (and Wendy) you’re awesome!

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vipDeniseG
Cleveland
101 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dinner was excellent. I had the special which was Mahi mahi and my husband had the Beef Tenderloin.
There bar service is very limited. Also they can not redeem the open table rewards card

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vipLisa
Cleveland
92 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. If you value consistency, great service and an enjoyable meal - where you can actually have a conversation with your guests, Sapore is the place to eat in Northern Ohio.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small place felt safe and clean. Waitress is friendly helpful and just the right amount of checking in for a romantic dinner. Chef came out and visited. Food was amazing and so full of flavor. Can’t wait to return to this hidden gem in Chesterland.

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SeanP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we will be back! Overall A+

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vipMartinR
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Sapore was good, as usual. Food, service (Wendy) were all top notch. Nice wine list too.

As far as Covid precautions everyone wore masks and there hand sanitizer was available. No tables have been removed, but there are plexiglass barriers between the tables (they should be a foot or two wider). That night there were 8 people in the restaurant, so we felt comfortable. I wouldn’t feel that way if the restaurant were more crowded.

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chow
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We arrived at 5 pm and where to only guests. The specials include a pasta dish with black truffles. The service is always outstanding. The food is an adventure. We usually go yearly but this year this was our second visit because of the small size and comfort in the modified environment.

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vipFr2020
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sapore Restaurant is perhaps one of the greatest finds I have experienced in dining! Every aspect is done with precision and with care. The flavors and freshness leads the palate on a culinary quest of delights! Thank you Loretta and the team of experts who create so many memories for us (especially our server Wendy who seems to know what we want before we say it). Looking forward to the next visit. During these Covid days you give us reason to still enjoy dining out. Peace!

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chow
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have appropriate virus measure. Food is always good to very good. Planning to return soon.

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KyleM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. First class all the way. Will come back.

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vipLisa
Cleveland
92 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, exceptional value and a delight.

JB
vipJoeBoxter
Cleveland
190 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is one of our top 2 or 3 favorite restaurants in the area. We have always had delicious meals, great service and a terrific dining experience. On this evening we both ordered Italian Wedding Soup which was exceptional. It was served hot and the broth, meatballs and chicken were delicious. We have not had better. For our main course I ordered the beef medallion and my wife ordered lobster ravioli. The beef medallion was perfect. It was tender and the taste exceptional. It was among the best I have ever tasted. My wife was a little disappointed in her lobster ravioli. Although the pasta was delicious the amount of lobster filling in the ravioli was short of her expectations. We would have accepted a higher price for a more substantial ravioli. Service, like always, was perfect.

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vipFlos
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this place never disappoints. Waitress is one in a million, upbeat, efficient
And on target.
Food is delicious. One of my favorite spots.

Just wish they would be open more days and for lunch.

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CharKov
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A favorite genuine Italian restaurant. It has the Loretta Paganini touch of wonderful food and very lovely ambiance in a small restaurant.
Wendy is a wonderful server.
Perfect restaurant during this strange COVID time. Small and clean - we felt totally safe here.

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vipDawnK
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - 5 stars all around. A very special place to dine, everything was made to order and super fresh. Excellent service and a lovely dining room. You can’t go wrong here! We will return!!

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vipMichaelR
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem! Small quaint place with outstanding food and excellent service. My wife and I shared the lobster ravioli, the veal picatta, and scallops. Leave room for dessert! Most things are homemade.

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DanB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not sure why I can't find the 6 star rating..........
Simply amazing food. Loved it!

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vipJoeBoxter
Cleveland
190 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first meal at the restaurant since restaurants reopened after the Covid-19 shutdown. The first feeling you have is the restaurant is very clean - I would say spotless/immaculate. Wendy takes her server/hostess job very seriously in providing a clean environment for her customers. Secondly, our meals were simply delicious. There can't be another restaurant in the area serving home-made meals of this quality. I started with the corn chowder which was just perfect - all of the ingredients were fresh and tasty. I followed with jambalaya which consisted of fresh shrimp, grouper and sausage with rice in a tomato sauce. It was incredible. My wife had sea scallops which were delicious. We plan on returning to the restaurant on a regular basis as I do not believe you can get a better meal anywhere based on our experience.

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vipBastaDomani
Cleveland
59 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I keep coming back to Sapore as one of my favorites; and they do not disappoint. (Not a fan of the Filet, oil smoke?) Striped Bass special was a delightful the Veal was a strong second, the pasta is always outstanding. The pasta trio is a solid choice this way you also get a dessert.

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Joel
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible. Loretta does an amazing job, only thing to mention is it can get a little loud due to the acoustics of the room but I will be going back for multiple occasions

FAQs

Sapore Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (440) 688-4480.

Sapore Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 190 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.

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