Sapori D’Italia

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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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Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LB
Leipzig
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

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

TW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service! Loved it.

PN
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent great food

JH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, outstanding.

M
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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

JH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

PR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

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

DP
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family trip

K
Nashville
28 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

P
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Awsome restaurant, the service was excellent and the food was delicious! The owner happened to be sitting behind us and he was incredible welcoming us and making us feel like friends.

SP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Big dishes, small portions, limited menu.
Food was average, very touristy.

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very strange experience. Not at all what was expected. I’m not sure if ownership has changed lately but the vibe was strange and unprofessional. Any place that decorates with boxed pasta and doesn’t make it from scratch either should not earn the ratings they have!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ciao, trovato per caso , mangiato bene, pizza ottima, personale gentile giovane, parla no italiano e un po’ Veneto, Barese e americano.
Consigliato

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T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was slow. Food was mediocre. Wine amount served was very small and they threw out our leftovers even though we asked for them to be wrapped. So many better Italian restaurants in the area. Skip this one.

MH
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Italian restaurant with good food. Nice authentic place with friendly staf. One minor point: outrageous tip suggestion of 18% on top of already expensive prices. Unfortunately this is the case all over NYC.

JF
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was scrumptious. The taste of the ravioli contadina was so good I was hoping I wouldn't be full so I could order another.
My son took his first bite of lasagna and immediately said mmmmm! Spaghetti and meatballs were really good too. Service was very kind.

AS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our 10 year old daughter here on Saturday night for a fancy birthday dinner. From the moment we were seated until the time we left, the friendly staff at Sapori treated us like family. Our server, Giuseppe, was kind, courteous, and very knowledgeable about the menu and wines offered. Now for the food....... Every single thing we ate was delicious!!!! From the meat and cheese board, the tagliatelle with ragu, the spinach and ricotta ravioli, and lasagna, it was all thoughtfully crafted and so satisfying. We will definitely go back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was very good, but like many Italian restaurants overpriced. Space was small and cozy. Servers were attentive and relaxed. Location was great. We really enjoyed sitting outside to people watch.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! Highly recommend if you’re looking for authentic Italian food.

I
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Pasta was good but overcooked . It is too expensive as respect to the qualità of food. I would recommemd it but underlining the above

JP
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very authentic and cozy. Feels like a little osteria in Italy. Go!

T
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a lovely spot! Delicious: not quite Italy or Sicily itself, but still great. The waitstaff were outstanding. Finally, i could actually hear my dining companion, and did not have to shout. Such a pleasure!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the spinach ravioli. It was some of the best I've ever had!

ST
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Little Italy. The staff were excellent and the food amazing. We eat in many places globally and no this may not be a Michelin starred restaurant, but we rated it as being one of the best we have eaten. Simple setting with food that really tingles your taste buds! Thank you for a lovely dinner.

l
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place! Loved it. Food and service were impeccable.

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