Sapore Ristorante Italiano

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$30 and under
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Italian
"Sapore. The Flavor of Amore"®
...In Italy Sapore is flavor, come dine with us and experience the flavors of love in every dish.
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DF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful birthday celebration at Sapore. The restaurant is quite romantic and intimate as it only seats a few dinners. I would highly recommend the chicken parm and they even gave us a birthday dessert on the house.

MM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I have been dining here, on a regular basis, for the last few years. The food & service is always superb!! Last night we noticed some menu changes, which is fine. Not opposed to change especially if it’s for the better. The first thing we noticed was the Sapore salad is no longer on the menu. That was very disappointing as this was the BEST salad we’ve had since moving here. The dressing was like nothing I can find anywhere and the pears & feta cheese were such a great combination!! Now there’s a house salad very much like I make at home. The bread that was served was garlic bread that reminded me of Texas Toast, not the delicious crusty bread we have always been served in the past. When we go out to eat we like it to be “special.” It’s those little things that set Sapore apart from other places. If you’ve never eaten here before you won’t know what I’m talking about and you will have a wonderful meal. I’m sure we will dine here again. We love the owners and the service is always fantastic. We’re just really disappointed with the menu changes.

DT
Houston
150 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience, as usual. We very much enjoy dining at this neighborhood gem.

A
Amarillo
20 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! Everything is good there! Food and service amazing!

DT
Houston
151 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, We're so glad that Sapore Restorante Italiano is so close to us.

JF
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to Sapore is always an excellent experience.
The food is just amazing and the owners are there to provide a great evening.

PA
Surrey
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Very so so, best to go to a italian chain and paying half the price. Lamb chops were way overcooked and clearly frost burnt. Pasta was merely okay. Service was good though.

MD
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Italian restaurant. Delicious food. Waitress very attentive.

T
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Quality of food was poor. Does not live up to expectations.

MJ
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food as always!
Went there at 8:15pm on Saturday and were surprised that by 8:45 it was pretty quiet, when we realized we were the last folks there! Service was too efficient to be honest, we should have gone there earlier

JS
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice inside. Mostly couples and small groups. Perfect for a special occasion. Food was excellent and service was friendly and efficient.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Never been here before
Excellent food
Waitress was not attentive, rarely stopped to see if we needed anything like additional water or bread and forgot my wife’s wine order; had to chase her down for bread even though it was not busy
Given the great food they should get someone better to wait on customers

CW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and intimate, though where we sat it was a little too close to a few of the other tables. But, the food was amazing, the service outstanding, and we loved it.

WW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed celebrating Ben’s birthday at Saphore. It was our first time to have a meal there. We have walked by many times around noon wishing that it was open. I took the opportunity of a birthday celebration to surprise my love with dinner. We loved everything about it. We will return as often as we can. Wanda Watts.

DS
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love this place. One of our regular choices for really good Italian near our home.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, small and quaint. My husband is picky, he said this was the best lasagna he’s had.. ever! Everything was fresh, tasted like the pasta was made from scratch. The balsamic dipping sauce was ridiculously good. Service was amazing, this was a wonderful experience. We’ll be back soon!

m
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good neighborhood Italian Restaurant. Good food, good service, reasonable prices

b
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations with Open Table & noted it was my friend’s birthday. When we checked in, my friend was told happy birthday. Service was great -our waitress was very attentive. Someone came by the table twice to make sure everything was ok. I had the veal picatta & was very pleased. My friend was given a huge piece of tiramisu- free for her birthday & I had a delicious piece of New York cheesecake with strawberry topping. We dined & talked for over 2 hours. I kept watching to make sure the table was not needed, but we were never made to feel rushed. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience.

D
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The food is wonderful, the service is top notch, and the restaurant is beautiful and clean.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great time. The owner and staff are friendly and nice. The good was very good. Atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. Definitely will visit again.

MT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Charming and delicious

G
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The three of us went with high expectations to Sapore for some tasty Italian food. The decor is pleasant, the ambience is good, but unfortunately the food is subpar. Without getting into details my companions ate their meals, but neither of them would order the same thing again. I ordered the gnocchi and it was inedible. Mush covered with layers and layers of cheese. Very disappointing. The coffee was amazingly good, but the cake was stale. Meh.

RW
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, as I expected it to be. This is my wife's top 5 places to eat in the area. Thanks for keeping the place operating with class.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, I love the food here!

KH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I had the special, snapper. The crab meat was dry and seemed more like artificial crab, the vegetables on the side was mostly bell peppers, and the mashed potatoes were barely warm. Definitely NOT worth the price. This was my second time visiting the restaurant and my second time in having a disappointing meal.

KR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Try the veal piccata!!

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

This is old school Italian. If that’s what you like you will enjoy. Large portions, cheesy, rich sauces, minimal produce options. We just don’t prefer to eat like that. of course it tastes good, but we just prefer healthier options.

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

t
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sapore is an absolute gem. The service was great and the food was absolutely amazing. Their menu has something for everyone, along with a nice wine menu. Can’t wait to go back.

m
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good local Italian Restaurant. Food and Service very good. Value for your Monry

P
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Not as good as the reviews led us to believe. We ordered frutti de Mari which was too sweet and not too good. I doubt we will go there again

Sapore Ristorante Italiano
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you Philip for the comment/review and patronage. We will definitely see what happen to the sauce as it is supposed to be a bit on the "spicy" side and not on the sweet side. We will definitely revisit the recipe and see if there was an error in the preparation. Chef Christo

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DT
Houston
151 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and terrific service! We really like this restaurant.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is a real gem. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but you’ll be more than glad you made a stop here! The owner is very polite and usually around. The food is excellent and so is the wine. Trust me when I say that you won’t be disappointed.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife to dinner for her birthday.
We were both extremely satisfied with the food & the service. Will definitely be going back.

KR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The veal picatta is my favorite!

m
Houston
98 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow, a neighborhood gem for terrific Italian food. An excellent date night with decent wine list and good selection of Italian favorites. We had a spaghetti with meat sauces for chicken Marsala.... loved it.

VC
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! 100% recommended. All in the restaurant was very good.

K
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a transplanted Italian guy from the northeast. This is the best Italian Restaurant I have found in 6 years here in Texas

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so impressed with the whole experience. Our two young children devoured their meals and we enjoyed the freshest seafood and the most delicious salad with our amazing bottle of wine. Thank you Sapore, we will be back!

PJ
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love the authenticity of Sapore. They have the best Italian I've had since Italy! It is quaint and a good place to have a meeting if needed. The only thing I would recommend is the wait staff could be more attentive as it took a while to get out, even though at the time we went it wasn't too busy not to notice we were ready for something.