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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WK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding meal and service. We started with the seasonal appetizer. A small pumpkin filled with mild Italian sausage and herbs with carmelized nuts on the side. Very tasty and presentable. Stella salad with honey mustard was wonderful and portion so generous we split it. We followed that with their osso buco which was served over lasagna. The meat was very tender! Wish we had room for dessert because we’re sure it would have been amazing.

L
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful!!

BD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place. Go here. Fantastic food. Can't recommend it enough.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I booked a table for 5 for my mother’s 60th birthday dinner and was so impressed when they called to ask her name, so that they could print special menu’s. The appetizers and pasta were very good and fresh. Unfortunately, our server was overtly rude, in particular to my mom, and not very well trained. Notably, all of us at the table have worked in the service industry for years and we are very mindful of all that waiters have going on and all they have to deal with. This waiter kept spilling water from the water pitcher all over our appetizers, and had no idea that he was doing it. The plate of bruschetta had an actual puddle at the bottom of it. He kept reaching over everyone’s food and bodies to refill water glasses, until we eventually pointed out the mess and he was obviously offended by our bringing it up. He raced away in a huff. Separately, 3 other tables were there for a birthday and were brought a tiramisu dish with a candle accompanied by song. We waited and waited after our dinner plates had been cleared away until he finally brought the celebratory tiramisu, but dropped it off in a brisk silence with no candle. He knew it was a 60th birthday, he started the meal initially by wishing her a happy birthday. We caught his eye a couple minutes later and asked for a candle, so we could sing to my mom — he was visibly and audibly furious. We were shocked and the evening was tainted by this profoundly disappointing service on an evening that had the makings of an otherwise enjoyable night. All because we asked him to please not spill puddles of water onto our appetizers....

O
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!!! Food was amazing. Large portions.
Ambience was great too!
Service was amazing

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

All around incredible experience. From the moment we walked in jokes were cracked and the staff was delightful. Great unique recommendations were made, and the food was scrumptious. We were all so happy that we signed up for the emails, mail and can’t wait to come back!

K
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always reliably fresh and delicious!

ES
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really amazing and positive experience! Went with my father to celebrate a new promotion and picked it because we had heard great things about it. The service was above and beyond and the food was delicious!

10/10 would go back and recommend to everyone I know!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sapori Trattoria never disappoints my girlfriend and I. We always seem to come here for special occasions and every time they hit a home run. My girlfriend had the Bucatini Carbonara and I had the Linguini Alle Vongole. Both dishes where outstanding. Both featured homemade pasta and full of fresh ingredients and flavor.

Z
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Osso Bucco was excellent, the mushroom risotto wonderful. The entrees came out somewhat late. Our server made it up by giving us a complimentary tiramisu. Thanks!

S
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The foods was very delicious. Our waitress (Miriam?) was so nice, friendly and helpful. Portions are very huge, so come here when you are really hungry 😋

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Certain pasta portions were very large, others were much smaller.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want an intimate, delicious night out with your friends or lover this is place to be! Every room is SO secluded and cozy. I love Sapori Trattoria.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Pasta was so dry and tasted worse than something I could make.

A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Sunday night date spot !

SB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Sapori gave us a wonderful meal. We got our favorites including the mushroom risotto and the Brussel sprouts salad. This time our server recommended adding sausage to the risotto. It was great. We look forward to our next visit to Sapori!

MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Sapori Trattoria for my birthday dinner and was not disappointed! :) They made special menus that wished me a happy birthday and the chef came out to check on how everything was. Would definitely dine here again!

CT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We dined a Sapori Trattoria previously. This time we were seated in a very small room behind the main dining room. The lack of decor and a bit of a grungy feeling lessened my experience. I may have preferred being in the main room after all, where on first appearance, it was very noisy. The food was good as was the service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good, but a little pricey

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience! The food was exceptional and the service made my special day, even more special!

P
Chicago
91 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

I hadn’t been to this restaurant for quite a while. I remember it as being a charming little restaurant. It is no longer that. Well the food and service were fine the restaurant is no longer charming. Brightly lighted and very very noisy. There could be no conversation without screaming. I wish it would go back to the way it was

O
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous experience at Sapori! The food was spectacular and our server (Ernesto) was amazing! We had a great time and will be back soon!!!

DJ
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Gia our server was excellent and would request her on our next visit. Noise level was high but our sever made the dinner just fine. Food was well prepared and will be going back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and food was fantastic.

AC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming to Sapori Trattiria and was happy to have 10 family members from out of town to enjoy it as well! thanks again and keep up the good food!

thanks-

adam

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & wonderful attentive service as always!

JW
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely outdoor patio. Great service and great pasta.

SW
New York Area
7 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
100 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
10 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
5 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

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