Sapori Trattoria

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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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & wonderful attentive service as always!

JW
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely outdoor patio. Great service and great pasta.

SW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love the food here we are never disappointed. Will forever be repeat customers!

JO
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Been going here since they opened many years ago. Always delicious food and great service.

MS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite Italian restaurant to go to ! It’s a Gem!

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

Hidden gem in Chicago! The service was extraordinary. They cater to whatever your requests are. And the food is phenomenal! Try their lasagna, bruschetta, lobster ravioli(yummmmmmm), the pasta contandino( very good), and the seafood pasta(red sauce, a bit soupy -to die for)! We BYOB’d. Just don’t tell too many people cause I don’t want to wait days for a reservation.

RI
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. Excellent service and excellent food! My favorite place to go for a beautiful meal.

p
Chicago
98 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, good service, noisy.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing...awesome service. Will definitely come back to this restaurant.

BW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends all go to Sapori now! It’s become home cooking to us!

K
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always terrific. One of our local favorites.

BP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When our daughter, Frieda, moved to Lincoln Park a few years ago, she took us to this neighborhood restaurant. It has since turned into our family's "go to restaurant" when we want an Excellent Meal with a European feel. Even though Frieda no longer lives in Chicago, we still manage to find reasons to head to Sapori several times a year. The food is Amazing! The chef is the sweetest! The staff are super helpful and kind and the ambiance is perfect! I cannot say enough great things about Sapori Trattoria! Once you try it, you will be hooked!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday with 12 of my friends! Food and service was amazing! Can not Express how amazing they made my night!

MH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sapori Trattoria is my eight year old daughter's favorite restaurant. No matter what we order, the chef never disappoints. We shared her favorite, the Zuppa di Pesce, and left with happy bellies and happy hearts.

T
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter just moved to Chicago. While visiting her, we decided to stop by one of the nearby restaurants and chose Sapori. From the ambience, to the service, to the food and drinks, this restaurant was top-notch. They had an extensive menu of Italian food that they even allowed you to customize to your own taste. I had Gnocchi Barese (I substituted spaghetti for gnocchi) that was absolutely amazing.
This is a true authentic Italian restaurant that you will not be disappointed in. Go there with friends or go there for date night. Food is fantastic and the wine list is extensive. You won’t be disappointed. We will be back there again

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was excellent, but service was ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. It was way too loud and noisy to enjoy our meal.

m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great traditional Italian spot in Lincoln Park. Was able to sit outside on a warm night and enjoyed our dinner. Big Portions! Come with an appetite! Service was great.

BC
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem! First, the cocktails were great. The server was fantastic. And food was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. Can't say enough good things about Sapori. Might be our new favorite place!

EK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Chicago! Amazing food, warm, family atmosphere with diligent friendly service. A place that cares. We will keep on coming back! Thank you for being so great!

JT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I went here for our Anniversary and truly enjoyed it. The restaurant is somewhat noisy as everyone is laughing and enjoying themselves. The service is very good, but they allow you to take your time and you never feel rushed. The bread and appetizer (Brussel Sprout Salad) were good, but the Milk & Honey Ribs were amazing! We would definitely recommend them. We also had the Duck and it was good as well, very tender.

S
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant and it is now truly our favorite restaurant! Loved everything about it! We especially loved the pumpkin pasta w the burnt butter and butternut squash... amazing! The wine the server recommended was outstanding and the clams were mouth watering! New fav!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fabulous and authentic with huge proportions! The service is amazing. The ambience is also great. Overall, I would highly recommend.

EM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner, they really take care of you on your birthday!

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You never have to question the quality of your food here. Huge portions with so much flavor.

e
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waitress

BC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We are long time patrons of Sapori. It is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Great food, and friendly staff. This time we were under a speaker, which detracted from the experience a little. But we didn't complain and enjoyed the meal and our time together.

IG
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great as it always is when we visit the restaurant. However there was a group of young girls that did not know how to conduct themselves. It was apparent that other diners were also bothered by the loudness of the group.

P
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing Lasagna! Service was superb and just the right amount of attentive. Would highly recommend.

EJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Anthony and his staff once again provided great food and service! Gia was attentive and pleasant as always. We enjoy the Tuesday jazz set very much, so it has become our "date night." Thanks so much for a wonderful evening!

EG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the sidewalk table was perfect. The bread was great, the salad was good, but several of the main courses were under par. My husband's pasta was tasteless. My mussels were fresh but the red sauce was also tasteless. My friend's fried calamari was so-so. It's such a shame because everything else was wonderful--including the birthday attention and tiramasu, and the space made for our friend in a wheelchair.

JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st Anniversary

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner and the service was great!

NS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always forget how amazing this place is. So nice to go back!

d
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible. We ate outside and had a great time. Service was top notch.

AG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

You can order half sizes of pasta, so it’s fun to go with another person and get 4 half sizes. So many flavors!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Staff is excellent

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great patio space to enjoy on a nice summer evening. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic!

YM
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience. We always enjoy our meals. Never a disappointment!!!

J
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

When the olive oil served with bread has no flavor it says a lot about what kind of food you will get at an Italian restaurant. Pesto sauce tasted like something out of a jar, salad was wilted and just overall not very good.

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