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

Sapore Trattoria

4.5
4.5
50 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    2222 8906

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 50 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Súper agradable y la comida riquísima
  2. G

    Gabo2r

    Costa Rica

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Un lugar muy ameno y tranquilo. El sabor de todo estaba muy bien
  3. A

    Abdrizzle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. We received such great customer service and the food was magnificent. They really went above and beyond for us.
  4. j

    joyzeelee

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    JIMMY WAS AMAZING!
  6. G

    Gabo2r

    Costa Rica

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Estuvo muy bueno todo. La atención muy profesional y atento.
  7. A

    Amanda

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very nice Italian Restaurant, with a nice selection of elegant wines. We will definitely return!!!
  8. V

    Vusitor33483748383838383

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. Get the carbonara, you won’t be disappointed.
  9. TW

    ThomasW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buena comida y buen servicio son garantía en ese lugar
  11. CM

    CarolinaM

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente servicio de todos .... Jimmy nos atendió muy bien Súper recomendado y si volveremos
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great attention and excellent food
  13. CD

    CulinaryDean

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Muy buena comida, música atención y calidad!
  15. VP

    ValeriaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 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.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todo espectacular
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buena atención y buena comida !
  19. S

    Socialite

    London

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All is good here. Salmon carpacco is a must
  20. J

    Jose

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    the food and service is excellent and the ambiance is very good
  21. IC

    IsaacC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the service was top notch.
  23. KM

    KevinM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious with real authentic Italian flavors. The wait staff was very friendly and gave us exceptional service.
  24. ER

    EmilyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 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.
  25. RC

    RubenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Bety good prices and personal attention. Buenos precios y atención personalizada.
  26. SH

    SHorl

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 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.
  27. JR

    JorgeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servicio profesional, atentos y muy agradables. Comida deliciosa. Muy buenas recomendaciones por parte del personal de sala.
  28. P

    Peter

    Demoland (US)

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comida excelente
  30. n

    nomadicwahoo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience was phenomenal. The service was impeccable, the food was fresh and delicious and the price was reasonable.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    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 👏🏻
  32. LA

    LAeater

    Los Angeles

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 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!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La comida súper rica, excelente atención desde que ingresamos por la puerta del restaurante y el ambiente muy acogedor.! Súper recomendado !
  34. N

    Natsomom

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very expensive for what you get, and run of the mill red sauce Italian food.
  35. GV

    GerardV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 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
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    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
  37. LT

    LynnT

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  38. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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.
  40. J

    Jluvbud

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 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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Sapore Trattoria is rated 4.5 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    San José

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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