Sapori D’Italia

4.4
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$30 and under
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Italian
A genuine organic Italian restaurant located in the heart of the city. Sapori brings the real taste of Italy to New York City. Owned by a family coming from Marsala, a small town in Sicily, it serves a range of homemade pastas and Italian style pizzas cooked using fresh and organic ingredients, authentic spices and cheese imported from Italy and grandma’s homemade sauces that you won’t find anywhere else.

The carefully curated menu features traditional Italian delicacies like pasta and pizza, some secret Sicilian gems, few hand-picked family recipes such as Matarocco sauce, home baked desserts including classic pistachio cannoli and the best Italian wines. Sapori D’Italia offers classic Italian fare in typical Sicilian setting, warm and fuzzy like the comfort of an Italian home.
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C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vincenzo helped with food and wine choices and even had some special dishes prepared for us. Everything was wonderful, from the food to the service to the conversation just a fantastic night.

SC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It was freezing, felt rushed through our meal. Food was okay

JD
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A small spot with some of the best Italian dishes I've had. I will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food but the place is too small and cramped. Hard to navigate to your table.

MT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We choose this restaurant based on its good reviews which it clearly deserves.

CK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Just what we were hoping for - good food - quaint and sort of quiet. Felt like a favorite spot !

ML
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place in Little Italy, close to Chinatown. A small location but there are quite many places to sit. Cosy. Nice. We liked it a lot. We ate the lasagne both. It was ok-good.

b
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a cozy spot that feels as Brooklyn as Little Italy. Highlights: charming Italian market decor and quick service. Good wines by the glass. I had the linguine vongole and the sauce was super flavorful. Oddly the spaghetti itself was not great--maybe they need to upgrade the quality of the dried pasta? A nice choice for Little Italy when you don't want the tuxedo'd all-male waiter experience.

MH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Fresh, authentic Italian food was what I wanted and is exactly what we got. Highly recommend going.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious especially the Lasagna! The waiter and owner are always friendly and on top of making sure you, the customer, is completely happy. We absolutely love this restaurant.

KM
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sicilian neighborhood place! Food was wonderful and authentic. I would come back again.

OT
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A-MAZING! It was the most perfect meal for our NYC trip! The service could not have been better and the food was five star! Everything from the meat and cheese board, to my spaghetti and lasagna! We will be back and don’t hesitate to make a reservation here! Promise it’s worth it!

FG
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad my friend recommended this amazing restaurant in little Italy for me and my girlfriend to enjoy a nice meal. Told the waiter I was vegan and he knew how to serve me well. I had the gnocchi and I was thoroughly satisfied. My girlfriend loved the spinach ravioli and cannoli. Will definitely come again next time I’m in New York!!

S
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place - reminded me of Italy. The only thing is that it is right next to Canal street, which doesn't feel Like little Italy. Food and wine were great and prices good - very small place so i suggest a reservation. Get the wine from Sardinia - awesome!

BH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation through Open Table on a rainy night in NYC, took a long taxi ride from Midtown to Little Italy, only to find that they decided to close early and would not honor my reservation. Thankfully, I walked to the end of the block and had a fine meal at Casa Bella. Disappointed that a restaurant would close before advertised hours, especially with a reservation on the books. I was told it was "because of rain". I think it was a quiet night and the they just wanted to go home early. Sad that I never got to try their food, but with all the great restaurant choices in NYC, I won't be back.

K
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had dinner there on October 19th. We enjoyed our meal very much. My wife had plain spaghetti with marinara sauce and I had penne with salmon. Both were very good.

S
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service
Lasagna was soooo good
Meatballs starter was delicious

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner. Wonderful food, great service, nice atmosphere!!

MG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was excellence ! And my son get the Spagetti Bolognese 👍🏻The are famtastic

All was nice and friendly

We will come again!

OT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Authentic! We had lasagna and eggplant! The service was outstanding!,,,

LB
Leipzig
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent service, very tasty meatball pasta , good Italian beer!

TW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Although we requested specific detail about specific food that we could not eat, we were still given wrong cooked food. Our son got sick within an hour after eaten wrong cooked food. We were charged extra for substituting some food item (chicken instead of beef, creamy sauce) without letting us knew that it would be extra charges. We were given overcooked small amount of zucchini and carrots (given us as substitute vegetables) although we were told that broccoli weren’t fresh.
We went there because the restaurant’s rating was high. Unfortunately, we experienced unpleasant and unprofessional dining experience.

JC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in New York for a day trip to the Tenement Museum. Many Italian restaurants were not open for lunch. What an absolute find! Everything about Sapori D’Italia was wonderful. We’re debating a return trip just for the homemade pasta.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service! Loved it.

PN
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

My husband and I went to Sapori D'Italia last Saturday to celebrate San Genaro's Festival in Little Italy. However, we were not prepared for the amount of chaos and loud noise that we walked onto once we turned onto Mulberry St. We tried to make the best of it as we had come down from the UES and were famished for a great Italian dinner. We were promptly seated on the outside veranda area but decided to move inside as the street noise was unbearable. Inside we sat next to a nice couple and tried to have conversation over the very loud table on the other side of us and another table on the opposite side of the small room. The waiter was charming and very attentive, even apologizing for his difficulty with English as he's from Venice originally. We ordered a nice bottle of Barolo and our appetizers. Everything was delicious and beautifully prepared and presented. Then we ordered our entres and they were equally amazing. The two loud tables eventually left and we enhjoyed a nic conversation with the coupole next to us visiting from the Netherlands. We will probably return again to this wonderful spot but never during a festival outside!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food. Great ombiance and friendly service. We'll be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent great food

JH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, outstanding.

M
St. Louis
24 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Poor service. The servers had poor listening skills. Overall not a great experience

JH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious. Authentic. They cooked the pasta PERFECTLY. Very flavorful.

PR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great service, salad “tired”, no vinaigrette, vaunted tomato sauce so so. Service excellent.

DP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The prices and service were excellent given the location in Little Italy. I would definitely go there again.

S
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My entire family agreed! Best Italian we've ever had!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My 9 year old daughter is a foodie and desired a dining experience in Little Italy. Although the reviews were a mixed bag, I was still hopeful about having a delicious Italian/Sicilian meal...and that it was! 4 children and their three mothers...we were all treated warmly and wonderfully. All of the food was delicious and fresh. It was clear that it was prepared carefully. We had a wonderful lunch...my daughter was so pleased. Thank you so much! We will be back.

I
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Très bon souper dans la petite Italie, mon carbonara n’etait Pas le meilleur mais le plat de mon conjoint mmm! Très belle ambiance et le personnel tres sympathique et vaillant

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MP
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent cuisine ! Thé service Was personnel Right un the middle of little italiy

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family trip

K
Nashville
29 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. We have these spinach and ricotta ravioli and a clam linguine.

P
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A high degree of care was evident regarding both ingredients and preparation. Delicious!