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Sapore Restaurant

4.9
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159 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 159 people are saying
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vipJoeBoxter
Cleveland
167 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
6 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
10 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
28 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
23 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!

JB
vipJoeBoxter
Cleveland
168 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
54 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

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Birdie12
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about Sapore. The service, the food and the ambience are wonderful. A little bit of Italy every time we’ve eaten there!

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JaniceG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Extremely noisy. My date and I had to practically yell to hear each other. There was 1 waitress so she was extremely busy! We had the fixed menu and the courses came way too fast.
I will not return

JB
vipJoeBoxter
Cleveland
168 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at the restaurant for the first time after moving to the area. We had high expectations because of the reviews and, for one of those rare times, our expectations were exceeded by the quality of our meals and exceptional service. I ordered the stuffed sweet banana peppers and the beef tenderloin. The peppers were crisp and the sausage tasty. The were delicious. The beef tenderloin was cooked medium rare as ordered and was terrific. My wife ordered clam chowder which was the best she has tasted in a long time. Her scallops were large, cooked perfectly and delicious. This was a perfect couples dinner. We will certainly return often. Service was attentive and friendly.

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Norma
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner. The food was excellent and service was great. We will definitely go again.

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Excellent
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Sapore several times and have always found it to be outstanding.

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food. Outstanding service. Overall wonderful dining experience.

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vipfudfun
Cleveland
28 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably one of the best restaurants in the area. Certainly one of the most unique

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DebbieF
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a unique experience. The food is outstanding and fresh, the wine selection is a great match. The two tops need to be 42 “ wider. Also something to buffer the noise. Loretta always greets her customers with a smile.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing first night at Sapore. It is such a special and wonderful place. Delicious food, excellent service- and wine! Wendy does an excellent job serving each guest.

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vipSandy
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sapore is such a pleasure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was authentic Italian! We had a wide variety of menu options from which to choose including pasta, Ragu, osso bucco, fish, soups and salads. Intimate atmosphere, wonderful service and the food was delicioso!

NC
NickC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is excellent. Quality food, fantastic service. You feel right at home when you are there. I know where I'm going the next time we are celebrating something.....here. :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner, Wendy are server was so friendly and attentive. Mrs Paganini came out of the kitchen to talk to us .... it was a special evening.

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ChrisA
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service, intimate room but a little loud, but definitely look forward to going there again! Unusual that they don’t serve beer but then again great win es and of course other beverages.

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vipBellaboo
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fresh handmade in house pasta, great service! Sapore is always consistent with everything. We have dined here many times and have brought family and friends with us too, everyone is always very happy and pleased with their meals. Kudos to Chef Loretta!

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MeganF
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sapore never disappoints! Their food is amazing and it's a nice, quiet, intimate atmosphere perfect for a date night or special dinner. Their menu changes seasonally so you always get to try something new. Impressive wine and spirits menu as well.

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DanM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sapore is just a great experience. It is what dining out should be every where!

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SUZANNE
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday, which is why we came here. We told the waitress and she said, well we need to have dessert. I thought that mine was going to be complimentary for the way she pushed the menu on us. It was not. Everywhere else that we have dined offer a free dessert for special occasions. Our bill was well over $100 so I thought that was least they could do.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly welcoming staff, prompt service, and very good food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant.

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vipwillpet
Cleveland
36 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night as always

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vipCreative
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding dinner at Sapore recently. everything was terrific - food, service , ambiance and value. we made another reservation on the spot. highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have never had a bad meal at Sapore! Wendy, who has always been our server, is outstanding!

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pops
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

food is always delicious and fresh. We come back to here from California every year to have our anniversary dinner here

JM
vipJeffreyMaguire
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, exquisite attention to detail - highly recommend for those looking for a culinary treat.

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jodi
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great for a special occasion or if you just want a really good meal!

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StephenY
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and creative. The atmosphere is comfortable but dignified. The wine list is very good.

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viphattieg
Cleveland
33 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A birthday celebration. We ate relatively early and dinner was well paced. At our request “elevator” music was turned off and the kitchen was sensitive to some special requests. Service was and has always been exceptional. The food was well prepared to order and nicely plated. Although we could not eat like that too often it was a great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wendy was fabulous and knowledgeable regarding the foods being served. The food was outstanding with one exception - the tenderloin medallion was medium rare, but rare was requested. Beyond that, the food exceeded expectations. The Cesar Salad was REAL! Anchovies and all.

If you go, go hungry and order the Pre Fix menu. It's a lot of food, and sizable portions. Otherwise select a la carte. Everything on the pre fix is available on its own.

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Food2020
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food and great flavor. We will definitely be back!

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RandyC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service from Wendy. Can't wait to go back. We were warned that the menu changes every 3 months so check to web site regulary. Save room for the deserts.

FAQs

Sapore Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (440) 729-1110.

Sapore Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 159 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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