Sapori Trattoria

4.8
3316 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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 3316 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always fresh, tasty, and of the best quality!!

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MT
Portland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful authentic Italian food.. the osso bucco was the best I’ve ever had!!! Highly recommend!!!

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BW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We always return to Sapori where we are treated like family. The food is divine and comforting, as well. Our friends who join us at Sapori agree with us and are now hooked. We are grateful for such a fantastic place to keep returning to.

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

Always great food and service!

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KO
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. We didn’t get bread basket that I’m so accustomed to in Italian restaurants. Not sure if it was oversight or they just don’t do that. Too bad though.

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a
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant and definitely worth the trip!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing

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M
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 3rd visit at Trattoria Sapori and Food was excellent as usual. But this time I need to make a complain about the Burrata portion: instead of serving a whole small-medium size burrata, they just served a slice of it. On its side 2 slices of toasted bread with tomato and few slices of prosciutto.
Taste and freshness of burrata was perfect, but maybe better to call this dish "Italian appetizer"?

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ST
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Anthony and his team never disappoint!

This is my go to Italian restaurant that I always take out of town/state friends and family to when they visit me in Chicago. Everyone has always loved it and have thanked me for taking them somewhere with authentic Italian food.

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CL
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of food and service is exceptional. The gnocchi is superlative. A very special place.

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GH
Cincinnati
41 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing typical Italian restaurant
Lots of food
Very authentic

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LM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome food!!!

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JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! Food is great and Gia was our wonderful server!!!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for a date with my boyfriend. We ordered the Avocado Crostini, Seafood Pasta, and Veal Scallopini. It was all fabulous. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable and perfectly attentive. Will definitely be back!

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ML
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Italian food!
FYI: portions are huge! Consider to share the entry dish
Burata cheese appetizer was absolutely delicious!
They serve fresh warm bread, don’t hesitate to ask for butter or balsamic vinegar for dipping

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KR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are never disappointed! We drive 1 hour 15 min for great food

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S
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food, the service, and the management. The food is amazing and we love coming there. Thank you.

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KT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance, good service and good variety of Italian food. Went with a group of friends for a birthday celebration and the restaurant went above and beyond. Complimentary desserts we delicious!

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r
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gia was our server and she was incredible - the food was amazing and the drinks, phenomenal! Always a good time and amazing experience!

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MJ
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our meals were delicious. Our server was not great, maybe she was new. She took our drink order and then came back quite a while later and asked if we wanted anything to drink, forgetting we had already given our order. I think she forgot to write it down. It didn’t ruin a great meal though!

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AM
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Won’t return. Menu was very limited, and food we ordered was below average.

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MM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a party of five and everyone enjoyed their different dishes as well as the appetizers that we shared. Service was excellent which made the dining experience a pleasure.

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LF
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always...food and staff!!!

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SB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go to Sapori, we know we will have an enjoyable meal in a very nice setting. Everything we had was up to their usual great standards and came out piping hot. We all had the wild mushroom risotto (our favorite) but need to go back soon and try some of their other entrees. In the past we've had their seafood entrees, other pasta dishes, and meat dishes. We can't wait to go back!

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MM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was great! We were there to celebrate a birthday and they made it special.

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly one of my all time favorite restaurants in Chicago. Been coming here for years. Been to very expensive restaurants in Chicago and still think this is the best Italian.

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MG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Love this place! Food is soooooo good and huge portions so there are always leftovers. It was VERY loud though and hard to have a conversation but the vibe is very energetic and lively which is nice. Service was okay, could barely hear the server because of the noise and they seemed a little shy and barely talked to us, just took our order when we were ready.

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can’t go wrong with Sapori. I started going when I was single, with my girlfriends. Then went with my boyfriend, now husband. We had our wedding reception there. And now we take our two sons there. Anthony and Ricardo are complete gems and always take care of us. Making any occasion special. The food is phenomenal. We have our favorites (lasagna, carbonara, butternut squash pasta, salmon) but continue to find more amazing dishes (osso busco, sea bass). It’s cozy, fun, casual, special. Just amazing!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great! Meal had depth of flavor and friendly staff made it an enjoyable dinner.

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NO
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good food! Really enjoyed the experience and the food; service was a little slow but not terrible.

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WC
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pumpkin pasta with brown butter sauce made me say bad words it was so good. I already cannot wait to go back and the service was out of this world.

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T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Always a great spot. Calamari alla griglia was fishy, but everything else stupid good. Zuppe di pesce is my go to.

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CS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent our 1st Wedding Anniversary here and they made it so special!! We had such a great surprise with a personalized wish on the menus!! It was so sweet! The food was absolutely amazing! My husband and I enjoyed our anniversary and felt like family there!!

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B
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is a great Italian restaurant, in a neighborhood but easily accessible . Varied menu, some of the best pastas we’ve had. Great service and a very dependable place for a wonderful dinner.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a date night or fun evening with friends.

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k
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were both absolutely amazing. Very highly recommend for everyone!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food great service. A little loud but not unreasonable. Great place!

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Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t believe it took me this long to finally stop in for dinner here. Although the pasta entrees can be a little pricey, the quality of the food and service is outstanding. Also take into consideration that their corkage fee is $10 and it makes the overall value of dining here a great deal. I will definitely be coming back soon.

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R
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite! Everything is delicious on the menu!

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this place! Excellent service by Gia!!!

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