Sapori Trattoria

4.8
3542 reviews
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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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Mon - Fri 4:00PM - 4:30PM

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

The place looks smaller than it is- there are actually 3 fining rooms from what I could tell.
Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable. The food was was great too. I want to go back as doon as possible.

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

Highly recommend the lobster ravioli! So amazing all around. Definitely will be back.

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s
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Sapori is such a good place to go out with friends/family or on a date. The food is great, albeit a bit pricy but portion sizes are fairly large. Everything is very tasty and the service is prompt and friendly. Love this place!

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NP
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food! BUT Upstairs dining room - very noisy!! long table wasn’t conducive for conversation and for our family of 5.

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B
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 8 of us and all the dishes were outstanding. We shared everything and they make that easy to do. A surprise birthday dessert tray followed dinner and was much appreciated. This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the area. Highly recommend!

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. A return favorite.

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f
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, cozy atmosphere, portions large enough to have the next day for dinner-I’ll definitely be back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here multiple times and have never been disappointed! Great service and even better food!

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EF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with wonderful team

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TB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal and excellent service.

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d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

consistently wonderful - very nice service and quite a nice birthday treat! A nice touch to have 'happy birthday' on the menus even when i just booked the reservation 45 minutes earlier on OpenTable! Gets loud pretty quick but everyone is happy with the great food and service. Good value for the money and fresh pastas.

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DO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is ALWAYS awesome. Front of house and staff are wonderful. It was a Friday night and it was busy, yet they were still very attentive. Never have had a bad experience here. Really enjoy their food! The lemon desert is AWESOME. 10/10 recommend!

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NR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall, cute Italian restaurant. Appetizers were alright, drinks were on point, dinner was delicious - the pasta was perfect consistency and the ingredients were very fresh.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

FOOD WAS SCHLLLAAAAPPPPIN. SERVICE WAS BAAANGGIIN. ALL IS GOOD WIT THIS PLACE SON.

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CK
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute BEST service and outstanding food. I love coming here.

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BD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go here they never disappoint from the service to the food and the live music downstairs in front this past Tuesday night was great as well.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was very good. The service was awful.

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RK
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is charming, portions were generous, service was attentive and helpful and everyone in our party of 4 loved the food.

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WI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, delicious food a go to restaurant of mine!!

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C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food at good prices. A little noisy but it was acceptable.

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M
Chicago
293 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good Italian dishes. The pumpkin ravioli are the best ever. The portions are quite large and sharable really. Close quarters as far as seating goes but it has a nice, homey feel to the restaurant. It can feel crowed though. It is worth it, however, as the food is very tasty. A bit on the pricy side for pasta but portion size gives you two meals.

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D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our waiter was very attentive and the food was absolutely delicious...just like we remembered it. Definitely a place that I’d recommend to friends and family.

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RH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came back for my wife’s birthday after discovering this place a couple of months ago. The food and service were outstanding, with the calamari fritti and rigatoni bolognese as stand outs. My only complaint is the party at the table next to us was very loud. Otherwise looking forward to coming back sometime soon!

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KI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food but too many tables jammed in. We were in a middle table very close to other tables. Would have liked more privacy.

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l
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in Portland, so we know the difference between mediocre food and great food. Every time we come to Chicago we make it a point to eat here, whether as a couple or with our daughter who attends DePaul. We love the server's suggestions and have not had one bad bite in this restaurant. Great food, great wine, and great service as well. We will keep coming back! Thank you!!

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H
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant. The food is always fantastic and the service is wonderful. We go there as often as we can.

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d
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and n outstanding dinner! I've never had anything but excellent meals here!

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AV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot and fantastic service!!! We had such a great time and the food was even better! we will definitely be back soon.

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HM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time trying burata and it was amazing, perfect size for 2 people. We also tried the pesto gnocchi and the chicken with veggies both entrees were delicious, good quality food. Plus our waiter was very nice and attentive

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P
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is still the best pasta in Chicago. Everything is fresh, the portions are hearty and the service is outstanding.

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BP
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

There were three of us and our experience with the meals was Excellent, Good and Fair. The Fair entrée was a dish with pesto and it was very strong pesto, too much in our opinion. The Good entrée was a chicken breast and it was good but a little dry. The Excellent dish was awesome. It was a pasta dish. I would go back but stick to more traditional Italian choices. The atmosphere was great, the wine was a little bit too much mark-up in my opinion, but we ordered a bottle. Overall it was a very good evening and we will go back next time in Chicago.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible. Took forever for the server to come over. At the end of the meal, we asked to see the dessert menu. It took 20 minutes.

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LL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

they prepared my husband menu by writing his name. very cute!we had a good time

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GD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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K
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I couldn't help feeling like we stumbled upon a gem. Everything was delicious, and it was the perfect atmosphere for the romantic dinner we'd hoped for. The quality lived up to expectations and the portions were very large!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for Valentine’s Day and the restaurant had triple booked reservations around 8/830pm, so there was a line out the door wrapped around the restaurant. We ended up waiting over an hour at the bar across the street before we were seated.

Once we sat down, the food and service were great, but a little disappointing when you think you have a reservation.

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LA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect that night! I highly recommend this place

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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 on February 12, 2019
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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