This is a great find! Personal service and made from scratch food! What an excellent restaurant!!
There were three of us and we were the only ones in the restaurant due to bad weather! The service was fantastic and the food was even better! The tastings of the pastas were delicious as was the veal scallopini. Super nice and friendly people.
We went for my wife's birthday. She loved it, she says it was the best braised short rib she ever had. I'm not sure when, but I will be back.
The kitchen, with quiet confidence and attention to detail, always puts out a beautiful, and creative, menu with the use of local and seasonal foods: delicious. We took friends for their first visit who were totally captivated by the hidden, neighborhood gem. The front room is managed in a confident manner; they compliment the kitchen nicely.
Had the chef's special of the day, which was scallops, and were hands down the best I have ever eaten. The accompanying sauces were spectacular and severed in the perfect amount. Gourmet food at its best and not outrageously over priced for the quality of the food. The dining room is small, seating only twenty something, but tastefully decorated was soft American / Italian music in the background. We will most certainly be visiting again.
Overall tasty meal. I had a delicious piece of grouper that was prepared well. The home made bread was a big disappointment The caesar dressing was way too fishy. Could not even eat it.
We celebrated Valentines Day at Sapore a couple of days late. Our second visit was just as great as our first. Outstanding food, service and romantic ambiance are all hallmarks of this wonderful restaurant.
This was our first visit to Sapore and we were very impressed. My wife had lobster bisque and veal marsala and I had a stuffed oysters special app and the three pastas entree. We finished with Opera Cake.
Every dish was excellent and compared very well to Dante in Tremont, Chinato downtown and Trentina in University Circle. The good news for us is that Sapore is much closer than the other three. We will definitely be back.
Great food, fresh locally sourced ingredients, beautifully presented, and totally delicious! Worth going out for on a cold, icy winter's evening!
Small and intimate restaurant. Great atmosphere amazing food and awesome service. Everything tasted so fresh. Another gem in Northeast Ohio dining scene
The flavors were outstanding. If you've never been there, make it a must.
A friend and I had a lovely meal at Sapore. The food was nicely done and delicious. Overall each course could have been hotter in temperature, things came out of the kitchen tepid.
The flavors were very good and especially the pasta dishes were authentic.
I thought the drinks were very expensive, good selection but expensive.
Overall well prepared and delicious. Making reservations was easy and painless on line.
More advance warning of the parking situation would have been helpful. In the dark the driveway is hard to see and luckily i did not pull into the small lot with only a few spaces. Some directionals would be nice.
Will return for another meal.
Fantastic dining experience. This isn't a venue you can afford every week, but definitely worth the trip.
EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT!! If you want a true dining experience with EXCEPTIONAL CREATIVE cuisine along with great service - spend an evening at Sapore! Embrace the experience - not recommended if you are in a hurry - one of the pleasures is relaxing and enjoying a everything Chef Loretta and her team have to offer!!
Excellent meals, well prepared, friendly and good service, very nice experience
I love Sapore. It’s small but puts on a great spread! Great options for small or larger appetites. I like that you can choose a small or entree portion of pasta. I couldn’t decide between entrees, so i had a small pasta as my appetizer! Prixfixe meat and seafood menus available. Small bar available for basic cocktails. Some wines by glass or bottles I’ve you prefer. I love this restaurant and will return again ...and again!
fantastic ambiance, food, and service. can’t wait to go back.
Had the most wonderful evening, the food was mouth watering and the owner very gracious and Italian. Going back for more. Don't go if you are in a hurry- this place is meant to enjoy.
Food was amazing! We were there for a special occasion and Sapore did not disappoint. The food, atmosphere and staff were excellent! Would highly recommend.
Not impressed, Food was salty,waitress was pushy. I realize the restaurant in in a renovated home, but was musty smelling
What a hidden gem! Our food was perfectly prepared and presented and delicious! I had porchetta, my husband had the prix fixed seafood dinner. Portions are generous - we took food home. Sapore is affiliated with local chef training school ICASI, and chef Brandon Walukas is an instructor there. We will definitely be going back!
A true gem small setting with and a great wine list. It is a place that we keep on coming back to time and time again
Always an excellent meal with pleasant, engaging service.
As always, Sapore does not disappoint. Food was fresh and delicious, wine suggestions appropriate.
Just excellent. This was my second visit in a month. Everything was delicious. It is nice to be able to order either seafood or meat as a prix fixe dinner, or order separate courses off the menu.
While it is not inexpensive, it is well worth it. Our waitress treated us like we were family. She was very helpful and attentive. Loretta cooked us up a meal that I wish I could do half as well at home. Overall, our experience was delightful.
A wonderful locavore dining experience from start to end. We found many tempting items on the menu which we will have to return to try
we have eaten here before but this visit was planned at the last minute. They were so accommodating as our group was 10!Wendy was wonderful as was the food! Soft shell crab outstanding as was walleye! We will be back soon!
After all the hype about the place it turned out the food was just good...not exceptional. The best part of the meal was the app. We shared the crab cakes which were very good and flavorful. The walleye was cooked perfectly....however it lacked seasoning. My son had the scallops with risotto...again they were cooked perfectly, but was very bland. Our tab for three of us was 240.00 which included a bottle of wine. All in all none of us were totally impressed. There're many other places I'd rather go.
Sapore is one of our favorite Italian restaurants ever! The pasta is made fresh daily and at least 5 different pastas are featured! They offer full and half portions, as well as a trio sampler of your choice of three. They offer 2 fixed price menus that are exceptional values at $60/person for five courses, not including the amuse bouche at the beginning of dinner, and a sorbet intermezzo (to cleanse your palate). And, although all of this sounds very high-falutin', the restaurant is very unpretentious and operates out of a cozy little house in Chesterland, Ohio.
Unique, beautiful food. One of the top restaurants in Cleveland.
The food is always delicious and creative. The service is excellent and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Exquisite meal, and very courteous staff. Hope to dine there many more times.
Sapore is one of the best restaurants in the greater Cleveland area (in my humble opinion). It's a unique setting - fine dining with a homey, welcoming feel. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a nice Italian dinner!
We had a wonderful meal. The specials were excellent. And so was the wine.
Delicious food as always. Great service as always!
Sapore is a hidden gem in Chesterland Ohio. Gourmet, authentic Italian cuisine in a small cozy home owned and operated by owner, Loretta Paganini. A favorite aspect of the restaurant is half sized and priced pasta dishes – so you can try two. If you're looking for something different, maybe for a special occasion, try Sapore.
Our server was fabulous and everything we tried was delicious right down to dessert! We will be back for more.
Even the bread is gourmet! Our server was friendly and prompt; and our meals were fresh and delicious!!