Sapore Trattoria

4.5
40 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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4.5based on all time ratings
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio de todos .... Jimmy nos atendió muy bien
Súper recomendado y si volveremos

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attention and excellent food

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CulinaryDean
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Costa Rica
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena comida, música atención y calidad!

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ValeriaP
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo espectacular

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buena atención y buena comida !

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vipSocialite
London
66 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All is good here. Salmon carpacco is a must

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Jose
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

the food and service is excellent and the ambiance is very good

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IsaacC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was top notch.

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KevinM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious with real authentic Italian flavors. The wait staff was very friendly and gave us exceptional service.

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EmilyR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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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RubenC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bety good prices and personal attention.

Buenos precios y atención personalizada.

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SHorl
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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JorgeR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servicio profesional, atentos y muy agradables. Comida deliciosa. Muy buenas recomendaciones por parte del personal de sala.

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Peter
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comida excelente

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nomadicwahoo
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was phenomenal. The service was impeccable, the food was fresh and delicious and the price was reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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vipLAeater
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipNatsomom
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very expensive for what you get, and run of the mill red sauce Italian food.

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GerardV
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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LynnT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed the food very much. The eggplant parmesan was really good as were the pizzas. Within easy walking distance both the Jade and National Museum. Decent wine list. Pricing was reasonable.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner. Best Italian food I’ve had in years. And I’m surrounded by Italian food at home. Everything’s was delicious. We had appetizers, pizza and various pastas. Wine list was great too. Very Gluten-free friendly, lots of options. Agim, our waiter was Fantastic. 5* all around. Best meal we’ve had in a long time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic pasta. The restaurant had a very Italian atmosphere. They had an opera singer in that night who got a little loud at times but we enjoyed it. Definitely recommend.

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Jluvbud
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable and delicious food. Will definitely be back. The 5 pasta dish is too good, as was the Alfredo sauce.

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vipCaliforniaVistor
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food prepared Table side.

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CynthiaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our visit and definitely recommend. Cozy restaurant good good and terrific staff!

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Betweenjobs
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We happened upon this gem when staying at hotel presidente a couple of blocks away. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our pasta dish was amazing and the pizza looked very good to. Highly recommended when you are looking for a change from rice and beans.

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jenebelle
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, with a lot of options, the hard part was having to pick just one. Great service. Highly recommended.

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AntonioD
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I found the restaurant by Tripadvisor, book a traver from Opentable and when we arrived, the restaurant was closed

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AnneM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience3

After we placed our orders, the waiter basically ignored our group. We had to track him down to ask for dessert and pay our bill.

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LInda
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delightful meal here while we visited San Jose; we were warmly welcomed, and the food, service, and value were all noteworthy. I would definitely return....their Caesar salad was the best!

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GuyC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Decent italian food in a pleasant setting. Clearly popular with tourists. Food was just OK.

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funmama
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner was great, went out of his way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian Te homemade pastas. Delicious.

FAQs

Sapore Trattoria is rated 4.5 stars by 40 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.