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Tue, 4/24
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9:00 PM
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Sapori Trattoria

4.7
3160 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday Dinner: 5:30pm-10:00pm; Friday Dinner: 5:30pm-11:00pm; Saturday Dinner: 4:00pm-11:00PM; Sunday Dinner: 3:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 832-9999
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Anthony Barbanente
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Catering
Please call restaurant for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Diversey
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Parking details
Valet available Friday-Saturday. Complimentary parking Sunday-Thursday in their private lot (The covered Home depot parking lot) next door.
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Public transit
Diversey Brown Line, Fullerton Train stop, Clark St. Bus, Halsted Bus, Diversey Bus. Abundant Cabs at all Hours
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Entertainment
Live conversation friendly accoustical jazz on Tuesdays
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Special events & promotions
Sapori often does Chef Hosted Wine Dinners...for additional details...see the manager on duty or email us.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Here at Sapori Trattoria we specialize in small to medium gatherings such as rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, birthdays, baptisms, weddings, baby showers, company events, and more.

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What 3160 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We have been going to Sapori for almost 15 years and it just gets better and better! Our favorites are: Stella salad, zuppa seafood pasta dish (my husband gets it spicy), lobster ravioli.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a reservation at 7:45 and arrived around 7:40. We were called to be seated at our table by 7:56 and didn’t mind the wait. We were able to get a glass of wine at the bar while we waited. I had their red blend and it was delicious! We ordered the mussels as an appetizer with the traditional white sauce. It was delicious and were finished the entire thing. I could have drank the sauce it was so good. I ordered the gnocchi for my entree and it was great. I wasn’t a huge fan of the chicken because it was a bit bland. My mom ordered the lasagna and it lived up to the hype! I will absolutely be back for that lasagna.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We really enjoyed it. The waiter was great and the food was wonderful. The portions are enormous. It was enough food to bring home and eat the next day. The waiter was kind enough to split a salad in 3’s and it was still a good size.
I would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Sapori never disappoints! Gnocchi is the best I’ve had in the city

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was great - Good wine selection. A bit of a wait, even though we had a reservation. No space for people to wait and very small bar (they had us wait with a number of other people in a stairwell). Place is stuffed with tables; so crammed that our chairs were touching the ones occupied behind us. Server seemed very overwhelmed; forgot several things we ordered/asked for like a straw and my salad. Again, the food was good but would not consider again for a "couple's" meal and give it three stars for overall dining experience.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food, good vibes

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Always have a great time at Sapori. Great food with outstanding service. Will be back soon!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We liked it here. Food was decent and fairly priced. Portions were generous and the atmosphere was old world Italian.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Megan was an awesome waitress.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is our go-to restaurant after a movie at the Landmark. The food is reliably good and the service is terrific. Always friendly and accommodating. This last time we went with friends who had not been there before and also enjoyed it. One issue though is that the front room and back room can get loud. We were fortunate to be seated in a small side room which was perfect for conversation. The muscles and brussel sprouts salad were terrific as was the salmon dinner that two of us had. One of our friends had a pumpkin ravioli in sage butter sauce that was disappointing. We have had it before and liked it but this time there was almost no sauce. Other than that it was a great dinner and evening. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was very good....huge portions. Loved the decor and atmosphere. Our server was very friendly and attentive. We will definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I usually really enjoy this neighborhood trattoria., but most recent visit was a disappointment. The waiter came back to tell me they didn’t have the wine I ordered, so they were brining me the closest thing. That was ok but it was more expensive. We ordered salads. My companions came out, but I waited another 5 minutes and finally asked about it. They brought it, but within another 5 minutes they brought out the entrees. We were all still eating salad, so it was one of those deals where there’s not enough room on the table, so we’re all holding our salad plates in the air trying to finish. The food was good and, to be fair, the waiter gave us a $20 gift certificate, but it expired in a week!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We absolutely love dining at sapori and visit whenever we are in Chicago. Amazing food, service and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My favorite Italian place in the city - great for dates, out of town guests, girls' nights out, family celebrations, etc.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A regular customer. We have never been disappointed

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Delicious food and amazing service! They make you feel special.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent. As always. Don't even need the 50 characters but have to satisfy the website.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great food, great service. It’s a favorite of ours for sure.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Always a great meal. We had great service as well,

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As always the food is delicious

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for anniversary dinner. The specially printed menus for our special day was an awesome touch!

Food was amazing (calamari, Cesar salad, spaghetti and osso buco) and service was great. Will be back for sure!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Amazing as always. This is our absolute favorite neighborhood spot and have been eating here since it opened. Always consistently excellent food, huge portions and approachable menu. Great atmosphere and phenomenal service.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was fantastic as always! I had the lamb chops for the first time and they were sooooo good! Great service and atmosphere. I always have a good time when I come here.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This is a classic neighborhood gem. Food is always fantastic with good service and a decent wine list. It isn't pretentious or snooty. Just good Italian comfort food. I recommend the Osso Buco, the Lasagna, and the Scogolio.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

As always, dinner was outstanding! Our waitress, Grace, was fun and very knowledgeable of the entire menu and made perfect recommendations. The pasta was amazing! Fresh and so full of flavor. This is my favorite place in the entire city and I have never have a bad experience here. Love it!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

I love this quaint little Italian restaurant! If you blink you might pass it but once you’re inside you’re greeted with friendly staff and live music. I love the ambiance, it’s dim lighting and chandeliers hanging with all the chatter of happy patrons enjoying their meal, it really transports you to another place. The food is incredible! The portions are huge and everything tastes so fresh. I have never been disappointed and I’ve ordered something different every time I’ve been there. Definitely a great place for a date, special occasion, or if you are just in the mood for some really good Italian food.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Chef Anthony never disappoints! Best Sicilian food in town!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. I want to go back soon!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Found this from a review on tripadvisor. It is our favorite go to in Lincoln Park. Love everything we have tried!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This is our second time here and both times we have experienced the most kind, excellent service providers. In fact on our visit this time, the server we had before remembered us and stopped to say hi on his way by. The food is great, homemade pasta that is the BEST! We have tried several different things (family so sharing) and never disappointed. We have been for the last two birthday celebrations and the desserts are also GREAT! Definitely would recommend this little jewel.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Los platos son de muy buen sabor pero el tamaño es excesivo. La buena comida no necesariamente es de platos grandes

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was fantastic, octopus, contadina, lasagna and brussel sprout salad were all superb. Service was mediocre at best. Waiter was quite pleasant and attentive. Service was not great, salads came and then hot appetizer moments later. There wasn't room on the table and when I said all at the same time, he just put it on the table and left. Main courses came very quickly. Felt rushed. Servers were unpolished and poorly trained. At one point the person pouring water had her sleeve in my food. If the service matched the food, this would have been a much better dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We go to Sapori whenever we are in Chicago and it is fantastic every time. From the food to the service, top notch... We highly recommend to all.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Came to dinner after taking family to Blue Man Group matinee - perfect location! As always, food was fabulous and service over the top!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We love coming here. Staff is great. Food is excellent! This our favorite Italian restaurant. Always a nice touch he sends coupons to us. We really enjoy the food and the service.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

quality of food was amazing and so was the white sangria

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This place was delicious! Everything tasted very authentic, even the bread was amazing. My boyfriend got the lobster pasta dish, and I got the gnocchi- you really can't go wrong with either. Our waitress was super sweet and attentive. We went on a Sunday at 7, and every table was taken, which definitely says something!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Family get together

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

As always loved the food and the service

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