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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

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (69)
Good for a Date (61)
Special Occasion (49)
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Good for Anniversaries (44)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Authentic (40)
Cozy (37)
Romantic (34)
Good for Groups (33)
Comfort Food (32)
Casual (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Worth the Drive (21)
Notable Wine List (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Fun (16)
Business Meals (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Live Music (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

So nice that the restaurant printed my wife’s name on the menu for her birthday!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Never Disappoints! We having been coming here for several years and when we had some friends visiting from Michigan we decided to bring them here. Everyone loved the food and the service by Ernesto was superb! The lasagna was perfect and great for sharing. One of our friends had the pumpkin ravioli and loved it. Everyone time we come here I must have the avocado crostini it is fabulous. We will be back soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The highest quality of traditional Italian fare. Every dish was excellent (5 entrees and grilled calamari to die for!!!). This was our second visit and we weren’t disappointed! Same waitress both visits -excellent service. Huge portions -take home for a second meal. Freshest pastas. This has become our neighborhood go-to for reliably good food. Lots more menu options to try! We can’t wait!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great neighborhood restaurant with 5 star Italian cuisine. Asked to be seated"upstairs"...which has a much better atmosphere and is away from the crowded entrance on first floor. Outstanding food..!!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We eat there whenever we are in the neighborhood. Food, service, ambiance always outstanding. Always treated like family.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

THERE ARE FEW PLACES THAT RANK AS "LOCAL FAVORITE" AND THIS CERTAINLY IS ONE. THE STAFF ARE FRIENDLY AND ALWAYS HELPFUL, THE FOOD IS CONSISTENTLY GOOD, AND THE PRICES ARE REASONABLE. SIMPLY PUT, SAPORI TRATTORIA IS LOCAL SPOT YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON,

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and the service was amazing! Ricardo is great too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was excellent, service was fast. Our waiter appeared to be in a hurry and would roll his eyes when we weren’t ready to order drinks or dinner, etc.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Our family has been dining here for years. The staff is friendly and very attentive. The food is great!! We wouldn’t celebrate birthdays or meet with friends if it weren’t.
Delicious deserts, especially the bread pudding. It’s a gem in Lincoln Park!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent as always, as I come here about once a month. It was a bit chilly inside though, especially for being so cold outside on New Year's Eve.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was good, a little over priced. I’ve had better Italian in Chicago but it was a good evening. The server was very nice.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A group of 5 of us had dinner on NYE (6PM) and had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and the portions were HUGE!! We easily could have split one entree between 2-3 of us. The atmosphere was cozy albeit a tad warm and crowded but it was to expected on a holiday evening. Our waiter was fun with a great sense of humor. I would definitely recommend Sapori Trattoria!

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great experience. Friendly staff. Great food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Portions are huge and delicious. Service is amazing. Wine is great. 10/10 Best Italian in the city

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago! The service is always flawless and the food is amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A gem. Chicago's best unknown beauty. It hides under the radar except for those who know it. Spectacular Italian meals. Great service; knowledgeable waiters. Good wine selections. Chef Anthony is magnificent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing- best bday ever!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service, excellent food And a nice personal touch for my daughter’s birthday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The places overall is alright. The food was average, their was nothing that really stood out. The best thing about this place is the service the waitress was really attentive and was really made me feel really welcomed.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Good food. We sat upstairs which was a lot quieter than the 1st level so it was good for conversation.
Very big portions.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Years and years after opening its doors, Sapori proves to be one of the best dining values in the city. The food and service never disappoint. If you are looking for a solid neighborhood restuarant that has many options including outdoor patio seating and is moderately priced, this is the place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Come here often and the food is consistently delicious. Noise level can get a bit high. Maybe it was the excitement of the holiday season. Everyone in the restaurant was enjoying their night out. Definitely will be back!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Asked for a variance, in a a recipe, which was stated it would not be a problem, but the taste of the dish was poor. Regularly what comes out of the kitchen from Sapori's is GREAT, but not this one dish. Everything else was Great! This will not detour us from returning, because they have a GREAT track record with us!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food, knowledgeable staff and great relaxing environment.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner with long-time friends. excellent food and no pressure as we talked about our past and present issues

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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