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 & friendly helpful staff. The highly visible owner & Italian chef runs Sapori & focuses 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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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LI
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a great dinner with a great friend - I’ve been coming here almost since it opened! Anthony, the chef, is a genius in the kitchen and such a kind, generous and humble man is rare in any profession!
Everything on the menu is delicious, prepared carefully and taking account of allergies, etc.
If you go - which I suggest you do for any event - how bout “it’s cold and wintery, let’s go get dinner” - start with the Stella salad, move on to either the pumpkin ravioli or the spaghetti barese- call over Manager Riccardo for a great wine pairing - and finish with the bread pudding .....
Before the check arrives (always very reasonable as well!!) you’ll be planning your next visit!

P
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! The food and service is always amazing and this time chef Anthony talked to us and gave us special desserts.

P
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service were exceptional!!! One of our favorite local restaurants.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff and even better food!

KL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are favorite Italian in the city!

J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious

B
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Sapori Trattori and it was very good. All pasta was homemade and everyone had different dishes at our table. My daughter had the lobster ravioli with cream sauce and loved it, I had spaghetti with veal meatballs and my wife had the lasagna. All portions were HUGE, you will be taking some home, so plan it.

Excellent place and service was great!

CC
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience from beginning to end. Each course from appetizer to dessert was expertly prepared and delicious. The wine list is extensive with a variety of Italian selections. We celebrated our 35th anniversary with family and the wait staff went out of their way to make it a memorable meal. We will definitely be back. Cheers!

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live down the street and it's our favorite spot to celebrate or just when my family is in town. Their rigatoni is to die for!! I change out their Penne dish to have Rigatoni and it's a game changer! Such great management - always making you feel special.

T
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute place! Can’t wait to go back!

GS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Sea bass and Shrimp entrees were very fresh and very tasty. This was our first time there, and we will definitely be coming back.

l
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambience. Sapori keeps getting better and better

c
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An upscale neighborhood Italian restaurant that delivered on taste, creativity and a varied selection of entrees that can satisfy meat , pasta and seafood lovers. The pumpkin pasta was a winner as well as the field green salad with apples and raspberries.

They offer perks to returning patrons, so be sure to go and plan on returning.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Will go back.

F
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We spend every new year’s eve here since that’s when and where we had our first date. Along with nostalgia, it’s the delicious food and service that keeps bringing us back. Great spot for a date or a get together! Highly recommended!

i
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I keep returning to Sapori for their excellent and healthy food, and get service! Even on New Year’s eve with all the extra load of guests they made us feel welcomed and treated us well!

MS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing gem of Chicago with literally the best Italian food.

NK
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lemon drop martinis is awesome. I had the carbonara pasta and frittata calamari which were both amazing. My server was great.

KF
Des Moines
27 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We heard this was the best and most authentic Italian food in Illinois and Chicago and it certainly seems to be true. Excellent Italian food at a very good cost. Prices may seem high but each dish is easily shareable or makes 2-3 that you would have a good second or third meal from it. Very good wine and cocktails as well in a nice neighborhood. If I want Italian this is as good as it gets outside of Italy. Very professional staff in support of great chefs.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and incredible, classic Italian. We had such a great experience from start to finish. They bring you fresh baked bread and olive oil to start, which is hard not to fill up on because it’s so good. Then we got pesto gnocchi and the pumpkin stuffed pasta- both were so incredible and we can’t wait to go back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta I’ve had outside of Italy and in a longtime. I’ll be back next visit to Chicago. 100% recommended!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, delightful service and a great neighborhood vibe.

RP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

B
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had dinner here 1/21. The place was packed. We had spaghetti and meatballs, Mediterrean Sea Bass, Duck Leg and brussel sprout salad. All were delicious with the exception of the Duck leg. As soon as I saw it I knew it was overcooked. We told the waitress and she immediately replaced it with juicy, tender, plentiful ribs. I think her name was Carol and she was fantastic, pleasant and very attentive. This was our 2nd visit to this restaurant and I will definitely go back.

JR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Lasagna was amazing! Our server was friendly and funny. Love this place!

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place impresses time after time. Food, service, and ambiance are all top-notch. The head chef often send out hand written notes thanking you for dining with them which makes want to rush back in for another home cooked-feel Italian meal. Will continue coming back to this friendly neighborhood spot. I would recommend this place to ANYONE who appreciate impressive service and great food.

LS
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. We dined here for my birthday dinner; we live an hour away. Our server was very accommodating and took care of our every need. We will not hesitate to return!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so accommodating and helpful for our large group! And my grandpa who can’t walk upstairs, they sat us right by the door. Food, as always, was great!

S
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sapori Trattoria is an awesome place to eat and everyone that works there takes good care of you.

KC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and they even had a gluten free pasta that could be substituted into some of the pasta dishes.

CH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars!! Love their food and the staff is so friendly!

MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family for the first time and they loved it! Various vegetarian options available and you can even get the dishes without meat. Our waiter was very caring and wished my brother a happy birthday and the dishes were brought out in a timely manner. We ordered the asparagus, gnocchi in pesto sauce , and the pumpkin stuffed ravioli- and everything was delicious. Also got the tiramisu and bread pudding. Definitely my favorite Italian place in Chicago.

k
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, cocktails, and service. Thank you, Anthony and Ricardo!

DS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago. Great food. Great service. We can't wait to go back.

d
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to Sapori since 2005! Always delicious with excellent service.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter. Very attentive knowledgeable and informative.

GM
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as ever. One of favorite neighborhood resturants.

SW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot in Lincoln Park. Lasagna was enough to share and delicious! Will go back!

P
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great. Highly recommended. The portions are big which is nice! The pasta is amazing and I love the personal touch of them sending cards for your birthday and 1/2 birthday. This is a great meal and I highly recommend it!

e
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Always friendly, good service and dependably good food in ample portions. The establishment is rather plain in appearance without much atmosphere. Sometimes the neighboring tables are a bit close and can get noisy. But the value is terrific. Good food at reasonable prices and good services brings us back often.