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Cava Bottega Con Rueda - Sapore Trattoria, San José, San Jose

Sapore Trattoria

4.5
4.5
54 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
An enchanting restaurant in the very heart of San Jose, with authentic Italian cuisine and spotless service. Everything is hand made. Try the Festa della Pasta, for a fix price you can try 5 different handmade pastas. Enjoy our brick oven long fermentation pizzas and visit our new space, La Bottega del Gusto, where you can find the best of our artisanal products and take them to your own place.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    2222 8906
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Contamos con servicio de Caterin
  • Private party facilities
    Espacio disponible para eventos privados

What 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

54 Reviews
  1. AlainV

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best italian restaurant in San Jose, for sure ! Excellent risotto

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, food and hospitality where at high level

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  3. PellT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the service kind, helpful and professional. The wine selection was very good, particularly for Italian wine in Costa Rica. Would highly recommend and will return.

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  4. HectorUriel

    Mexico City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Un muy buen lugar. La comida excelente, buenos vinos y un precio contenido. Excelente servicio

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Súper agradable y la comida riquísima

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  6. Gabo2r

    Costa Rica

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Un lugar muy ameno y tranquilo. El sabor de todo estaba muy bien

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  7. Abdrizzle

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. We received such great customer service and the food was magnificent. They really went above and beyond for us.

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  8. joyzeelee

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    THE best meals ( the first visit was so good we went back the next night - something we never do!) that we had is San Jose! Truly authentic Italian cuisine - the best we have outside of Italian and better some we have had in Italy! The staff are wonderful and added to the whole experience - Alex was our waiter on the first night and Jimmy ( he said not his real name but but he’s known as Jimmy because it’s easier than his real Albania name ) both lovely fellas who really wanted to ensure we had a lovely evening, which we did! We can happily and confidentially recommend Sapore Trattoria.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    JIMMY WAS AMAZING!

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  10. Gabo2r

    Costa Rica

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Estuvo muy bueno todo. La atención muy profesional y atento.

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  11. Amanda

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a very nice Italian Restaurant, with a nice selection of elegant wines. We will definitely return!!!

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  12. Vusitor33483748383838383

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints. Get the carbonara, you won’t be disappointed.

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  13. ThomasW

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food ordered was so fresh and made to perfection! A joy to eat in a authentic Italian environment. Drinks were just as good. Will be coming back soon!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Buena comida y buen servicio son garantía en ese lugar

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  15. CarolinaM

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente servicio de todos .... Jimmy nos atendió muy bien Súper recomendado y si volveremos

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great attention and excellent food

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  17. CulinaryDean

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great classic Italian dishes but the Pizza is the star. Their Pizza chef is a native Italian who has lived in CR for more then 30 years. He is truly an artisan, extraordinary pizza, super thin and crispy dough and wonderful ingredients. The Corvina with citrus sauce was phenomenal.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Muy buena comida, música atención y calidad!

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  19. ValeriaP

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excelente servicio, todo el personal muy amable, especialmente el mesero principal que nos atendió, Jordan. La comida muy rica y el show que llegan a hacer frente a la mesa es un excelente valor agregado.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Todo espectacular

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Buena atención y buena comida !

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  23. Socialite

    London

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All is good here. Salmon carpacco is a must

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  24. Jose

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    the food and service is excellent and the ambiance is very good

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  25. IsaacC

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We didn't expect to find good Italian food in Coasta Rica, but were were certainly wrong. This place was excellent-we shared a five-pasta tasting cuisine and a glass of wine. The attention to detail was noticeable. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the service was top notch.

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  27. KevinM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious with real authentic Italian flavors. The wait staff was very friendly and gave us exceptional service.

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  28. EmilyR

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was really something else. Fresh, homemade pasta made perfectly, and a cessation salad served in a parmesan bowl. PERFECTION. The salad was definitely on the anchovy heavy end of the flavor scale, perfect for me. I had heard that there was something that was tossed in a giant parm wheel maybe table-side? I saw no evidence of that but we also didn’t ask. The wine was okay, the service was 10/10.

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  29. RubenC

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bety good prices and personal attention. Buenos precios y atención personalizada.

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  30. SHorl

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there for my birthday/Mother's day celebration. The restaurant is family run..........everyone was friendly and welcoming. The food is simply prepared, but well done. All of the pastas are made in house! Would recommend.

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  31. JorgeR

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Servicio profesional, atentos y muy agradables. Comida deliciosa. Muy buenas recomendaciones por parte del personal de sala.

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  32. Peter

    Demoland (US)

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor imitation of a real Trattoria, mediocre food (risotto completely overcooked and tasteless, tomato on the carpaccio), had to send back the glass of housewine. Centrally located and open on a Sunday evening, which is a plus in San José.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comida excelente

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  34. nomadicwahoo

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience was phenomenal. The service was impeccable, the food was fresh and delicious and the price was reasonable.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cute ambiance, I went there to meet with an old friend and get to update each other and this restaurant was perfect for it. We enjoyed our evening in this place. The noice was low, the food was delicious, the service was great and very comfortable atmosphere. I would totally recommend the restaurant 👏🏻

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  36. LAeater

    Los Angeles

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an excellent Italian bistro in the heart of San Jose. The food options were plentiful and the house wine was delicious! I highly recommend the foccacia with zuchinni, mozzarella and anchovies. It was unqiue and tasted delicious. Also, the Bomba chocolate was heavenly!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La comida súper rica, excelente atención desde que ingresamos por la puerta del restaurante y el ambiente muy acogedor.! Súper recomendado !

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  38. Natsomom

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very expensive for what you get, and run of the mill red sauce Italian food.

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  39. GerardV

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    WIfi was not working (which caused me a problem ordering an Uber back to my hotel), the food was good but a little cold, draft beer which was on the map was unavailable and the manager was hectic running around instead of managing his team and be attentive for his customers. However, ambiance was very good, they tried to make the food exceptional (it's not there yet) and staff was friendly

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    New Years reservation was cancelled 3 hours before as said were closed from 12/31-1/2. That was known prior to 12/31 and reservation should never have been accepted. Poor managment

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Sapore Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 2222 8906.

Sapore Trattoria is rated 4.5 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sapore Trattoria

San Jose, Avenida Segunda, 1 cuadra al oeste de la Plaza la Democracia, San José, San Jose 10101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Sobre la Avenida segunda
  • Neighborhood
    San José
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    En frente
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    2222 8906
  • Catering
    Contamos con servicio de Caterin
  • Private party facilities
    Espacio disponible para eventos privados
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