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About Sapori Trattoria

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!***

2701 N Halsted
Chicago, IL 60657
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Diversey

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 832-9999

Website:
http://www.saporitrattoria.net/

Entertainment:
Live conversation friendly accoustical jazz on Tuesdays

Catering:
Please call restaurant for details.

Parking Details:
Valet available Friday-Saturday. Complimentary parking Sunday-Thursday in their private lot (The covered Home depot parking lot) next door.

Public Transit:
Diversey Brown Line, Fullerton Train stop, Clark St. Bus, Halsted Bus, Diversey Bus. Abundant Cabs at all Hours

Executive Chef:
Anthony Barbanente

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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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.

Sapori Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (77)
Good for a Date (71)
Special Occasion (59)
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Authentic (59)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Good for Birthdays (47)
Cozy (43)
Romantic (43)
Good for Groups (41)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Casual (33)
Comfort Food (29)
Worth the Drive (25)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Fun (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Business Meals (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Seasonal (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Healthy (5)
People Watching (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Live Music (4)
Spicy (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a lovely evening celebrating my birthday. My boyfriend ordered the seafood risotto and found many crunchy pieces of shell in his dish. We unfortunately did not bring this up to our server at that time. My rigatoni dish was delicious. The tables are quite close together and I felt that I could hear other couples conversations. Other than that, it was a lovely evening.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Sapori was pretty busy on Friday evening when we arrived, and we were seated per our reservation time and quickly greeted with water. Visits from our server were kind of few and far between; he seemed to have a couple of larger groups that were wrapping up as we were ordering, so waters sat empty for most of our visit (luckily there was plenty of wine!) and our entrees arrived before we were able to our finish our appetizer. My lobster pasta was incredible and my fiance loved the bolognese.

The food and ambiance are always wonderful and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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food5
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·Dined 5 days ago

Our go to spot in Lincoln Park. Always great food and service!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The best Italian food in Chicago! I always love bringing friends and family from out of town to this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, superb service and an excellent glass of Cabernet. Tables a little too close for comfort.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Have been going to this most wonderful restaurant since it opened . Maybe 15 years ago.....
( I live in the San Francisco area , go every time I am in Chicago )
Have never had anything but THE most wonderful meal and EXCELLENT service.
Inside is lovely and the outside patio in summer also.
Thank you to all my friends at Sapori Trattoria..

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It is a great neighborhood find. Always great service and great food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were concerned about the noise level but we were seated upstairs and it was fine at 7. Even when we left 8:30ish downstairs was comfortable. Our server was lovely, knowledgeable about the menu and patient with a puckey drink order. The quality of the food was excellent! This was our first visit. We live in the neighborhood and we WILL be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our waiter was terrible. Introduced herself twice because she forgot and asked us for our entree order three times. We ordered two plates of noodles and it took 2 hours.

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food4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Sapori just keeps getting better. Service was perfect and food to match.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

As always, everything was excellent! Try the brussel sprout salad, it was different and very tasty!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The always excellent food and service made my birthday GREAT!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Unfortunately we had the worst service I’ve ever experienced at the restaurant. As a two top who immediately sat down and ordered our entrees (no drinks even!), it took nearly 2 hours in and out. My meal came out wrong as did our check, and our seating preference wasn’t honored despite many open tables. Sad service, especially for a birthday meal!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Totally reliable meal, good service and good food in a great location.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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food4
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

There are many Italian choices in Chicago. The food is good but not great. Sea bass was our favorite entree served in a nice tomato sauce. The grill calamari we liked a lot. Pasta dishes are heavy both in portion size and taste.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This is the second time I have gone. All five of us got a different dish and all of them were amazing! I have no idea how I will choose next time!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Chef Tony was kind enough to prepare a special, off-menu entree for one of my guests. Chef and his Staffa re the best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Been going to sapori for years now and love it. Must try in Chicago

Tags: Spicy, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Hot Spot
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food5
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Sapori never disappoints. Try to make it there every time in Chicago.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was very tasty and we’ll be back even if it’s quite a drive!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious Food, Amazing Service! I was blown away by the staff here. When I called to confirm my reservation, they asked in advance if we were celebrating anything. I responded "just friendship!" (we were a party of 7 friends). They still treated us like we were celebrating a major event. They sent out an appetizer and a huge spread of desserts all on the house! Our server was attentive but didn't rush us as we spent time catching up, and was patient enough to take a bunch of photos of us. On top of the great service, the food was DELICIOUS. Classic Italian done extremely well. Note - the pasta portions are LARGE, so definitely think about splitting if you're only normal-hungry and you don't want leftovers! The Pasta Carbonara was particularly outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food is amazing,but we return again and again because of the people who work at Sapori. Chef Anthony has an amazing team!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

just a pleasant evening with the family. We were looking for some great italian near our home and we found it. Food wasoutstanding and very pleasurable.. We will be going back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

As always, the food and service were excellent at Sapori Trattoria. The only suggestion that I would make for improvement is not put out the food so quickly after ordering.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent food - a variety of selections for every taste. Attentive, but not overbearing service/staff. Fast, efficient service, but we did not feel rushed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Seasonal
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

One of my favorite places in Chicago. Great food, great service, and reasonable prices. Love this place!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The place is much bigger than we would have even guessed. Each room is cozy and warmly decorated. Service was quick and very nice. Delicious wine, good mixed drinks. I had the lasagna-it was huge! But amazing! My fiancé had the gnocchi which was terrific. Will absolutely be coming back. Great place to bring your parents for a nice night out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very good Italian and even better atmosphere. Server was extremely friendly and recommended great dishes.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our server was awesome! Great portions. Good bang for your buck.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

these people have their act together. They tailored the pace of service to the group which ranged in age from 95 to 2.
The food was traditional italian and was excellent---the pasta--whether in the form of lasagna , spaghetti, etc was much lighter than most places.

The portions and the prices are very good. people who would not ordinary take home a doggie bag did this time--and i doubt the dogs saw any of it.

really a good choice. --

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I took my girlfriend to Sapori Trattoria for her birthday and she loved it. The portions were enough to feed a family and our waiter was fantastic. They even had a happy birthday message printed on the menu for her. I highly recommend and will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious entrees- seafood risotto and bolognese were so yummy. I was disappointed with the ceaser salad- not totally authentic. Great service and great experience overall. Reasonably priced wine list. Will definitely be going back and would recommend to others!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Best food on the planet.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

If you're not eating the pumpkin ravioli, well you're just letting the best in life pass you by.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I was very surprised how much I enjoyed this dinner. Noise level was high but we could still easily converse. Food was very good and the portions were large. Two of us shared a salad before the large dinner portions. Lasagna is made as a single serving and is very good. Plan to take food home.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and great for birthdays

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Sat downstairs, was wedged in between 2 tables and could hardly hear my fiend across the table. Someone puked on the floor behind us and it took a while to get it cleaned. Waitress was overly attentive and continuously broke up conversation. Food was good but would not want to sit downstairs again.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a lovely evening at Sapori Trattoria on Friday. My husband and I brought several members of our family and they simply loved the food and service. It it truly a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful service - good food! Very nice birthday dessert and staff was very helpful!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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