Sapóre Ristorante + Bar

4.1
88 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Great for Lunch
Sapóre Ristorante & Bar.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
BREAKFAST:

Monday-Friday 6:30am-11:00am

Saturday & Sunday 7:00am- 12:00pm

(a la carte menu served until 11:00am)



LUNCH:

Monday- Friday 11:30am-2:00pm

Saturday 12:00pm-2:00pm



DINNER:

Monday – Saturday 5:30pm – 10:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 476-5606
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andrew Voss
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Private party facilities
Parties ranging in size from 6 to 25 people. Please contact us for more details.
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Catering
Modern interpretations of rustic Italian classics in a warm and welcoming setting.
The menu blends authentic flavors of Italian regional cuisine with the abundance of indigenous and seasonal ingredients of New England.
Craft cocktails utilizing artisanal and small batch liquors, house-made bitters and hand-pressed juices complement the western influenced, Italian wine program.
The dining room in Sapóre is designed to be relaxed and approachable with warm colors, cozy seating, and thoughtful service, making it a dining destination for neighbors
and visitors alike.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
D Street
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Parking details
Valet, Meter and Self Parking
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Public transit
Silver Line: Silver Line Way
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Special events & promotions
At Sapóre Ristorante & Bar we have three different rooms for entertaining your clients, celebrating birthdays, toasting to a new marriage, or gathering of friends and family for the evening.

We allow you to choose from a variety of menus and settings each tailored individually to meet your needs. Private events may be hosted during breakfast, lunch or dinner. To book one of our private dining rooms or for more information, call 617.476.5606.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 88 People Are Saying
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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Very expensive food with low quality ingredients. My lobster carbonara was 28 dollars ,with lobster hard tendons pieces,not able to chew them, no tasty at all and with a bartender with an ugly attitude. Not going back!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was good, server was very attentive. Pizza was a pretty good value and the balsamic fries were a great-sized portion. The margarita was not very good though. The ambiance was very nice, but be careful in the evening as the sun streams in the windows quite strongly.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Good spot for a business lunch or lunch w friends. Tasty Italian food, fresh breads, great salads. I’m sure dinner is great too.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Better than average. Not great. Limited wines by the glass and average choices. Better than most “hotel” dining. Uniforms unprofessional, poor casual.
Overall no real complaints. Just “plain vanilla”. No Italiano Spark.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

If you're near the convention center, this is a good spot for a business breakfast or lunch. Food was fine; nothing spectacular. But good enough. I'd suggest getting one of the smaller tables if you want to chat with a colleague. The booths are rather large, with very large tables, making it difficult to converse quietly, especially during a busy morning. Otherwise, a very good place for a bite to eat.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

One of the best brunch buffets in Boston and very reasonable price. Highly recommended and will definitely go back again. Everything is spot on.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent all around! Great servers and very comfortable joint.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Lovely hotel breakfast with great omelets. Close enough to the Seaport and BCEC to be a 6 minute walk.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Good food. Great gelato and great service

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Ordered the Fritto Misto and the Margherita pizza for our appetizer, both were excellent. Most of us ordered the Reserve Burger for our lunch and one other person had Chicken Pesto Panini. I thought the burger was very most but tasted a little bland. The pancetta was like a thick piece of bacon so you couldn't eat it with your burger. I wish there was a choice of cheese. One of the guest I ate with wanted to exchange the marble potato with French fries but was told that they could not accommodate.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Restaurants in hotels are not usually very good but my husband and I tried this one in the Renaissance Hotel in Boston because we were staying at another hotel that did not have a good restaurant and we needed somewhere nearby for a nice dinner. The reviews for this sounded good and our experience supported the good reviews.
The ambiance is very pleasant and comfortable, the service could not have been more friendly and professional, and the food was outstanding. It bills itself as an Italian restaurant and that is exactly what it is. We had an appetizer of a mixed cheese board and cold meats - great Gorgonzola and prosciutto, and especially wonderful pate - very fresh and great taste.
We both ordered pasta dishes - the pasta is made on the premises and was delicious, as well as perfectly cooked. We both had a glass of red wine that was a good solid red table wine - we could have ordered fancier - they have it - but the table wine was very good. We would definitely go back to this restaurant when in that area of Boston again, we thought that it was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Dropped in last minute and was glad we did. I had the rabbit ravioli and she had Brussels sprout and bacon pizza. A beautifully poured martini and great service made a nice evening even better. The menu has great options and all is reasonably priced. It was a quiet evening and the restaurant goes under the radar for Seaport options. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines day

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The cod and salmon dinners were outstanding. Our server was very helpful.
We had a lovely anniversary celebration.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Another great meal at Sapore - started with clam chowder and beet salad, both excellent. Then the Sunday Pasta dinner, small portion (was perfect size) with wonderful meatball and the sea scallops with pork belly and mushrooms, great combo! And chocolate cake to top it off. Great service!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Delicious, quick, and the perfect amount of attentive.

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

We have eaten dinner here a few times and it is never busy. At first we thought that was a bad sign but every meal has been good. So not sure why this location isn't that busy especially since there are other restaurants very close by that are packed. It is the lobby of a hotel. We actually come here because the hotel we stay in doesn't have a great restaurant.

I like the ambiance. Service is always good. Menu has been different each time. I've had some different pastas and salads. Always enjoyable.

Every time we have been, we have been able to have a nice conversation.

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3.0Dined on October 25, 2017

Good for a fast meal. Burger was great as was service.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Easy walk from the convention center. Very friendly staff. Fun and tasty cocktails. Yummy light dinner.

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Very good location for a bit before a show @ the Pavilion, but location & the beer list were the best parts. We had the balsamic fries (not my thing, but my husband really enjoyed them), the chicken saltimbocca and the halibut. We ended up switching entrees midway through b/c the halibut was completely overdone but we didn't have time for a "fix" -thankfully my husband would eat pretty much anything, so even though he made some noises about it, he finished it and I got some of his very tender chicken. The sides on the entree were reversed though, the side on the halibut was fantastic-but the prosciutto & potatoes on the saltimbocca had absolutely no flavor (how can prosciutto have no flavor?!). It looked like steamed deli ham -very odd. Anyway, all in all, fine, but not good dining experience. I really enjoyed that they have great beers (and some really good looking wines!)

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Nice place the waiter took was slow on maintaining service to our table.
Took especially long time to get our desert.

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2017

The restaurant was quiet enough to carry on a conversation without yelling. The food was delicious although the portions were on the small side. The olive cake dessert was a disappointment. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2017

Spectacular service. Beautiful location. Nice to sit outside. Food was delicious, fresh and out quickly. Nice wine list too.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Our waitress was a delight. We shared a Caesar salad which was just okay - lacked flavor. Our entrees were outstanding! I had the seared scallops and my husband had the haddock - both were perfectly portioned, fresh and delicious! The carrot cake was the perfect ending to a perfect night. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

It was delicious but more pricey than I expected. Only one waitress for too many tables.

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4.0Dined on August 18, 2017

food was well prepared and our server,Ashley,was very good

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3.0Dined on August 14, 2017

We were somewhat disappointed by the food. I was excited to see Pappardelle w/ Wild Boar Ragout on the menu, and although the flavor was excellent, the pasta was slightly undercooked and the boar was a bit tough and stringy. My companion had a lobster roll and the roll was dry and tasteless. The lobster salad was good though, as were the hand cut French fries. I did enjoy the Heirloom Tomato Salad and we loved our drinks ordered from the specialty menu - a fancified bourbon old-fashioned and a pineapple rum concoction.

For some reason, the door to the patio was left open which resulted in the restaurant being quite humid. It totally defeated the air conditioning and made it stuffy and uncomfortable.

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Came before a concert and mentioned we were time pressed. Restaurant was fairly busy, although there were quite a few empty tables. Not sure if understaffed, but service was very slow.
Food was excellent, although they delivered a completely incorrect meal and we did not have time to wait for a redo.

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3.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Food, drinks, and service were all good- only gave it a 3 star because there were a lot of fruit flies, pretty gross to be consistently swatting flies away beginning as soon as we were sat at the table.

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2.0Dined on August 9, 2017

Service was very slow and food was nothing special at all--fell very short of our expectations.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2017

Great hidden gem. Great ambiance, food selection, wine/beer. Our waitress was very accommodating and friendly. My fiancé has a gluten allergy and they have GF PIZZA!! Excellent spot.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2017

The bolognese was excellent as were other pasta dishes. I saw a complaint about slow service but that wasn't our experience at all. The service was quick and friendly.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Francisco is the best server ever! Everything was terrific. I dined there on three occasions during my travels this summer while staying at the hotel Renaissance Waterfront. Don't miss it!
This is the best place to be pre and post cruise. Also very close to Boston Logan airport.

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2.0Dined on July 27, 2017

our appetizers came out and we where half way through enjoying them. When our entrees where delivered to the table. We asked that they take them back to the kitchen until we finished our appetizers. He did that and then went and told our server what had happened. She came over asked how our appetizers tasted. we told they are good but our entrees had been delivered a few minutes ago and we sent them back. She acted like she had no idea. When they brought our entrees back they where all dried up and not very good. Also from the minute we sat down there was fruit flies everywhere. we told the server and she said she would let the management know and acted like it was not a big deal. Also had a fly land on my food.
NOT going back

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by a lovely dinner before a show at the Blue Hills Pavilion. Delicious bread, soup, entrees very tasty and desserts special! Casual vibe but just right for a casual dinner before a concert. Will definitely go again!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2017

This is a creative and delicious restaurant with an acclaimed chef. Located in the Renaissance Hotel, it probably doesn't get the recognition it deserves. I make a point to eat here regularly even though I don't patronize the hotel. Best pasta, even better than the north end.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

We had a wonderful evening much of the credit went to Ashley our server. She was attentive and efficient without smothering us. My husbands food allergies were handled beautifully. My only complaint was that the halibut was overlooked and dry so if you are going to order halibut stress you don't want it over done
We were with 2 other couples and everyone enjoyed their meals.
Parking can be Validated for $14 in their garage, but parking on the street can be found at meters if you are lucky.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2017

Good food, good service, pleasant atmosphere. Would go here again

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2017

Dinner was Great! If I lived here, I would dine here regularly. They take great care of you!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2017

Our meal was awesome!

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