Sapori Trattoria

4.7
3502 reviews
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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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Mon - Fri 4:00PM - 4:30PM

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Oh wow, well we had to stand outside in a huge line for 30 minutes despite having a reservation. Poor planning and execution on a busy day.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here and we loved the first time. Didn’t know what to expect this time as it was Valentine’s Day, but as always it was fantastic! Service is always great and the food is amazing. One of the few Italian restaurants in the city where you actually get a good portion size! A great ambience as well. Highly recommend to anyone, we will be back (again)!

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SG
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great Italian food in a casual atmosphere. Exposed brick walls - small tables - open bar area. Nice overall experience. We did have to wait awhile once seated to place a drink order and subsequent meal order. Shouldn't have been an issue since it wasn't a busy night. We prefer not to have plates removed until everyone has finished their dinners which seemed to be something the wait staff didn't appreciate and kept trying to remove plates while we were still eating. Large portions and Chicago prices.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Very pleasant staff.

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MR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

This is a place I often come with my family. It's usually great food, great service, great ambiance. However, the last time we came, I received a phone call from the restaurant in advance. They asked if we preferred to sit in the back or front of the restaurant. I asked for the front. When we got there, they immediately took us to the back of the restaurant... so what was the point of calling and bothering me if you're not going to take the feedback you're asking for? Also, there was a table next to us with 3 small children that were SCREAMING bloody murder for at least 15 minutes. Not only did the parents have zero awareness to take the screaming child outside, the wait staff did nothing. All the surrounding tables were very irritated.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we come to Sapori Trattoria it is filled with diners. You know that it’s because it has a reputation for the best dining experience. We love getting the birthday reminders to come celebrate with them, which is what we did tonight. Our names on our menus was a special touch.
Everyone’s meal tasted wonderful and the service from Cassidy was terrific.

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GH
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We first went to Sapori back in 2014 and have made a point to visit every year. It is perfect for birthday, special occasions, date night or, as we did last week, Galentine's Day. Amazing food at a great price - we could not be happier.

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DM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal with phenomenal service from Karol as usual!

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A
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We love eating in the cozy private room. We noticed that you do not use tablecloths any longer and we love the new tables and the painting of the private room. The last time we had dinner was in November in the upstairs dining room and there was tablecloths on the tables. Our dinner was very good.

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ES
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've never had a bad experience at Sapori Trattoria! Service is impeccable and the food is some of my absolute favorite Italian in the city. Almost don't want to leave a review so the place doesn't fill up too quickly! On my last visit, the manager (or owner?? Wasn't sure) was supposed to seat us. He got side tracked by a regular customer who wanted to speak with him so he seamlessly passed us off to another staff member. After, he not only came up to our table to apologize but also insisted on a free dessert for the table. Like I said, impeccable service!

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Service was excellent! Place is loud great for large groups.

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R
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Dad, Brother, and I decided we should all go to dinner together for a dad and son dinner once a month. First night was a success at one of my favorite restaurants, Sapori Trattoria! Always great!

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RL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and ambience. A little loud and couldn't hear my table mates. But overall great

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b
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious neighborhood spot with great pasta and excellent service. Beware: it can be very loud, crowded and noisy.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value, just crowded and loud in a tight space. No other complaints.

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CM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for restaurant week for the prefixed menu. All was great except for desert they were out of tiramisu. The was a Friday around 7. hard to believe my favorite desert was not available.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We have been celebrating special occasions at this restaurant for over ten years. I had a party of seven but left embarrassed. The waitress was fantastic but a bit overwhelmed. She had tables of ten, seven, six, two and two. As a result the food was slow getting out. She was great but the area was understaffed. I left disappointed. They usually do better.

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KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gave this place a chance during restaurant week and were not disappointed. Highly recommend checking this spot out for great Italian cuisine.

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B
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food wasn’t anything special. The appetizer tasted like they just pulled it out of the freezer and stuck it in the microwave for a minute. Cocktails need improvement. Expected better.

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CS
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it at Sapori! Best Italian food on the north side. Amazing service and consistently great experience. 5 stars!

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AO
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

The space was nice but the food was not good for the price. The rissoto was mushy and over cooked and the burrata was dry (more like regular grocery store mottzeralla) and small for the price. Overall the experience was ok but I would not recommend it if you are looking for high quality Italian food.

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CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went during restaurant week and everything was wonderful. Will definitely go back.

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K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

all around great wxpeeience

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k
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. Fabulous food, attentive service. Best pasta in the city!

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t
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday - cozy upstairs, food was so delicious and serving portions huge! The bread pudding with brandy/vanilla sauce and raspberries was outstanding! Thank you for the birthday dessert.
Highly recommend this restaurant.

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p
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This charming Italian restaurant has the perfect variety of entrees and wines. Certainly near the top in Chicago and one of my personal favorites. 10/10 would recommend.

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AM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Extremely disappointed about the quality of half the dishes we ordered and the service was not good either. Our waiter was rude and we felt rushed the whole time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! I love everything about this restaurant! The food was absolutely delicious!

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L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect cozy spot! The food is always delicious and the people are friendly. Try the Lobster Ravioli!

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k
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter’s birthday

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C
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, Service and Ambiance were all excellent. We had a group of eight, and all enjoyed the experience.

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JK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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f
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I went here for dinner with my fiance for our anniversary. Food was pretty good, but we didn't classify it as food network worthy. But the ambiance was very romantic and the service was outstanding! Sapori Trattoria made our anniversary very special. They even printed "Happy Anniversary!" on our menus!

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M
Chicago
97 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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RY
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great restaurant. Very popular. The food was outstanding and when our table was a little late, they gave us an appetizer to make up for it. Very nice staff. Somewhat noisy atmosphere so don’t go for a quiet dining experience.

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TG
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Nice win list. Intimate setting. Can’t beat local Chicago locations!

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RD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently good. The food is great and the service is excellent. Lovely place to cekebrate a special occasion or just have a good dining experience.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience’

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n
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Service was good (a little on the slower paced side) and our server was very nice. He didn’t tell us his name, but he offered some great recommendations on what to get. It was our first time dining here and all of the options looked wonderful on paper (and yelp).

We ordered some wine to start, and then bruschetta as an appetizer which was delicious. They also brought out bread with Parmesan cheese. The bread was warm and very good.

For entrees, we ordered the stuffed lobster pasta with pink sauce, and the penne with sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, grilled chicken and vodka sauce.

The lobster pasta was good, my friend said it was lukewarm but she loved the sauce. The penne dish was wonderful, but with one problem, the chicken had a fishy taste.

Our server asked about it, we were honest, and he got his manager. His manager assured us that the chicken had not come into contact with any fish, and replaced the dish right away, remaking the chicken and bringing it on the side (the chicken he brought out was way better) In all honesty, the dish was excellent without it. And the manager topped off our wine as an apology for the chicken.

Overall, a decent experience. Will be back in the future to try more!

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