Sapori Trattoria

4.8
3414 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Sapori is a popular neighborhood restaurant featuring an innovative presentation of Italian cuisine at a reasonable price. The restaurant has an intimate warm feel & a friendly helpful staff. The highly visible owner & Italian chef runs Sapori & focus on bringing customers uniquely satisfying dining experiences. Sapori offers an extensive, affordable wine list & a full selection of spirits. ***Reserve your birthday dinner with us & we will send you out a premium dessert for free - it's your birthday!***
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday Dinner: 5:30pm-10:00pm; Friday Dinner: 5:30pm-11:00pm; Saturday Dinner: 4:00pm-11:00PM; Sunday Dinner: 3:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 832-9999
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Anthony Barbanente
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Catering
Please call restaurant for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Diversey
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Parking details
Valet available Friday-Saturday. Complimentary parking Sunday-Thursday in their private lot (The covered Home depot parking lot) next door.
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Public transit
Diversey Brown Line, Fullerton Train stop, Clark St. Bus, Halsted Bus, Diversey Bus. Abundant Cabs at all Hours
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Entertainment
Live conversation friendly accoustical jazz on Tuesdays
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Special events & promotions
Sapori often does Chef Hosted Wine Dinners...for additional details...see the manager on duty or email us.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Here at Sapori Trattoria we specialize in small to medium gatherings such as rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, birthdays, baptisms, weddings, baby showers, company events, and more.

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Mon - Fri 4:00PM - 4:30PM

What 3414 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! One of my favorite Italian spots.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful and they were amazing with our little 10 month old! We love this place!

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p
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each and every time we have been pleased. As I introduce new customers the reaction is always we will come agaIn.

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CP
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. Not sure why but it seems to be an undiscovered gem. I’ve been to most of the Lincoln Park Italian restaurants, and while there are a few I do enjoy, I think Sapori Trattoria is the best of that bunch. Outstanding food and high-end service at a fairly moderate price. Been only twice so far but great both times & I’ll definitely be back.

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a very delightful dinner at Sapori Trattoria - it was a large group of 10 celebrating a birthday. The staff made sure we were in an area upstairs that allowed for easy conversation. The food was universally enjoyed with generous portions and attentive staff. The birthday dessert was delicious and very thoughtful!

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PB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

I was excited for this restaurant when I found it on yelp but the food was too salty and the place was too noisy and crowded. Overall not going to come back to this place. The waiter never asked if we enjoyed our food, which should of been obvious from the plate since a lot was left over.

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very tasty, large portions. The wine was a bit overpriced. Service was pretty good. Would go again and recommend to others.

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b
Chicago
125 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant is consistently outstanding! I have eaten here a number of times and never been disappointed. Be sure to try the avocado bruschetta - great appetizer!

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EL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious gnocchi, very good cocktails! Cozy ambiance with lovely chandeliers. Grazie!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my sister's birthday. Everything was wonderful. And we had a lovely server. I love this restaurant.

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P
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful....as always!!

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e
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Riccardo and the front of house team have truly made this THE neighborhood Italian restaurant. Together with the fantastic food coming out of the kitchen, it is just great for time to catch up with family or friends. Thank you!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the service was even better! Definitely come here for a hearty pasta dish!

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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Overall, the environment and food are absolutely wonderful! Unfortunately, the service was less than great. Would go back to give service another chance because the food was very worth it!

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c
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our go-to place after a movie at the Landmark. It also happens to be one of our favorite Italian restaurants in the city. The chef does a wonderful job with fish - never over cooked, light sauces -- and the pasta is to die for if for no other reason than the portions are fit for an army. But they are delicious and so let that be a warning - better to split a pasta if you want to be able to get out the door!
Only down side is that the front and back rooms can get very loud as the tables are close together and the rooms not very large. My advice is that if you are a group of 4 or less, ask for a table in the side room - there are only about 5 tables in there and it is a very pleasant ambiance.
Btw, I assume the desserts are wonderful but I have to admit that I have never had one as I am always too full. I will say that the cappuccinos are terrific.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Highly overpriced for average food

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J
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal, great service and an overall very enjoyable experience!

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RD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and environment.

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f
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have dined at Sapori many times over the years and have brought several guests. The food is always great as well as the service. This time we were a party of 13 and the dinner could not have gone better. Again, the food was great but this time the service was exceptional! Omar was our waiter and he was fabulous...knowledgeable about the menu and drinks...timely with his service, never over doing it but always there when you wanted or needed him! This is a place we will continue to bring guests to and dine over and over again! Thank you management...wait staff..chef Anthony!!! Make sure you order the crostini di avocado...like nothing you've had before!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall, our meal was just OK. We went around the table and ranked our meals and we all gave our meals a 7/10. Meals we had: veal ossobucco, linguine with shrimp and broccoli, lobster ravioli (probably the best of the four dishes), and pesto gnocchi (too much pesto sauce). I would potentially go back, but so many options in this city I don’t think I’ll return.

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KL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful food. We love it every time we go.

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M
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great visit to our favorite restaurant - good food and good service - a real hit!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Anthony and his staff went above and beyond to make sure my company shared an incredible meal and had a great experience! My only regret is not ordering the lasagna after viewing some of the dishes coming to our table. I felt the price was beyond fair for the quality of service, food and overall experience. Free parking too! Thank you all for a great night.

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BW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re neighborhood folks and have been coming back here for years. Our friends are now claiming Sapori as their favorite place, too. Thanks Chef Anthony! Ben and Mo

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DB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sapori is hands down our favorite place to enjoy the BEST Italian food in Chicago!! Anthony runs the best restaurant: service is fabulous, cozy tables and the food is beyond amazing!!!!

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ES
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sapori Trattoria never disappoints. The food is delicious, the wait staff is phenomenal. Highly recommend for an authentic Italian meal.

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JD
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great Italian food. Cute place and terrific service. We had a lot of fun and all the dishes were excellent

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TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! It was my second time here, and I’ll for sure be back!

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G
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always good, forever reliable and friendly. Probably our most visited restaurant.

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, and our server was very attentive. I noted that my girlfriend and I were celebrating her getting a new job, and the whole staff was congratulating her the entire night. It was very nice.

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly delicious food and the experience was unforgettable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and food, one of my favorite Italian restaurants...

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hosted friends for dinner here & this was our 1st time to dine here, but had great Yelp scores. Did not disappoint! Delicious and unique dishes combined w/very pleasant service. We asked for a quiet table and they placed in in a room behind their bar that sat only about a dozen or so folks and it was perfect for enjoying quiet conversation. Highly recommend Sapori Trattoria. We’ll be going back!

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RE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neven disappoints....We've been coming here for several years and enjoy this neighborhood gem!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and amazing service! Ernesto is the best!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Delicious food, great service, and quick too. It’s a little crowded in there, however, because it is a relatively small space.

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TB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try to visit Sapori whenever in Chicago. No matter the dish, Sea Bass, Spagetti allo Scoglio or Gamberoni e Broccoli, they are all superb. Combine these dishes with excellent service and the evening was perfect!

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L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good quality food. A little pricey. Good service. Very casual seating.

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TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Sapori!

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ME
Pittsburgh
115 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really loved this place. Ambience is great. Very cozy. Authentic Italian cuisine. The seafood linguine is amazing.

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