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Sapori Trattoria, Chicago, IL

Sapori Trattoria

4.7
4.7
4297 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Cozy Italian Restaurant serving fresh pasta & other authentic Italian dishes in Chicago's Lincoln Park & Lakeview Neighborhoods

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 832-9999
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Saul Ramos
  • Catering
    events@saporitrattoria.net
  • Private party facilities
    events@saporitrattoria.net
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln Park
  • Cross street
    Diversey
  • Parking details
  • Public transit
    Diversey Brown Line, Fullerton Train stop, Clark St. Bus, Halsted Bus, Diversey Bus. Abundant Cabs at all Hours
  • Entertainment
    Live conversation friendly accoustical jazz on Tuesdays
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,297 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

4,297 Reviews
  1. ChrisW

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Normally everything is very good. I always get the spaghetti and meatballs. However this last visit the meatballs were inedible. The insides were mushy and very unpleasant. Normally they are firm but tender.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I make reservations here literally every time I visit Chicago. It’s that good. In a great area with a vibrant ambiance, Sapori’s service is excellent and is only upstaged by their offerings. Amazing cocktails and apps (their meatballs will have you convinced you’re eating a homemade lasagna). I usually go with their gnocchi for the main but I plan to try everything. The takeaway is it’s a must try and I give them an A+ overall

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This place is good. The drinks were great and the service was awesome. Me and my girlfriend came here on Valentine’s Day and this place was packed. As soon as we walked in the door we were bumper to bumper. We were then sat in a corner where we were in arms reach to the people next to us. If I made any grand gestures I would’ve hit the person next to me in the face. The tables were barely big enough to fit the bread basket and two saucer plates. Just to then be given two gigantic food menus, a half off wine menu, and a whole wine book on a table that as i aforementioned was already crammed with barely anything on it. We had to fold up the menus just to make some room because they all kept falling on the floor. We then ordered some drinks which were really good 5/5. When our food came out we were ready to melt in our seats and fall out the window because the drinks were hitting so we thought we were in for a treat, but the food did not do that. The portions sizes were huge which was cool but it was almost too big. The flavors and decadence got lost in the portion size. This goes for their desserts too. We ordered the chocolate cake and it was good but we was expecting a warm velvety melt in your mouth experience but it just wasn’t the case. The cake was room temp with very thick icing. It was like eating a piece of birthday cake. Overall, this place is solid but if you’re looking for an experience where the food is luxuriously good, the drinks are fire, the desserts are decadent and made with love that melts in your mouth and an ambiance that would break Instagram, try Bavette’s or BLVD. We’ve had a better experience at those places and paid LESS than at Sapori Trattoria. So, do with that information what you will. The food is good and the drinks are fire but the experience is overpriced. 4/5 because it could be better for what you’re going for but it’s good for what it is.

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  4. DaveC

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service, and vibe at Sapori Trattoria was top notch. The food was amazing and the service was top notch. This is highly recommended and will be back for sure.

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  5. JasmineC

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pasta was cooked perfect! Cocktails were delicious and the star of our dinner was tied between the bread they greeted us with and the tiramisu we had for dessert! Can’t wait to go back

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  6. PatriciaK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Huge portions, delicious food, knowledgeable , friendly wait staff. We’re never disappointed at Sapori.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    To start, the food was absolutely incredible. The closest to real European Italian food I’ve had in the U.S. We got a free bread basket with olive oil (very green and high quality!), calamari, carbonara, gnocchi, and lemon sorbet. The pasta portions were very large, and I got two more meals out of it at home in addition to the restaurant. My only drawback is how loud the environment was — I could barely hear my partner across the table. Not good for a date night — ruins the mood when you have to yell to be heard.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite Italian spot in the city! The food is amazing every time.

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  9. KathleenZ

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I was disappointed in our visit. This place had great reviews, and Chicago I’d know for Italian cuisine. The pumpkin ravioli dish that we ordered was served too all dente. It was also very dry and really needed a bit more brown butter sauce. My daughter found the fennel to be overpowering in her gnocchi dish. It also took an hour to get our dishes. We will not be returning.

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  10. gourmetman

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Generous portions deliciously prepared. High noise level.

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  11. DaleinIseah

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food and Great Service!!! Best Italian in Chicago in my opinion!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely meal with delicious flavors. The only critique was the table was plopped in the middle of the room.

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  13. KaylaR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Carbonara is out of this world!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t beat a classic romantic Italian setting. The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable with their large wine offerings.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cesar was amazing! Super attentive and helpful, as well as very real and caring. Everything was super amazing, from the olive oil to the wine to the appetizers. Our entree tasted a little off and Cesar was super accommodating and understanding and gave us some complementary limoncello and tiramisu! Highly recommend!!!

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  16. DeborahC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love coming here before we head to Kingston Mines for blues. It never disappoints.

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  17. SamV

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and great service. Love this place. Great every time.

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  18. Anonymous

    Cincinnati

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lively iconic neighborhood Italian. Wonderful wine list.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I had a reservation, then they proceeded to tell me to wait 15 mins and they will call or text me but never did which lead my date and I to us just leaving because clearly they just assumed we’d not return

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  20. KatD

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great experience. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere was great. It was nice to arrive before the dinner rush and slowly watch it fill up. One of my favorite Restaurant Week experiences thus far.

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  21. WindyCity

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Beautifully presented salads and pastas.

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  22. Juang

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s been a couple time I’ve eaten at this amazing place and those times are been exceptional. Love their food and drinks

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was served cold and the temp of the building was cold.

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  24. OpenTableisgarbage

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The good: The olive oil with the bread was great as was the artichoke heart with the octopus. Calamari was like a rubber tire. The pumpkin stuffed pasta with sage butter was hard like it had been sitting around or a day old, and tasteless. The orecchiette pasta was bland. Portions were big, but that means a lot of food not worth eating. Service was terrible, with pasta being served when halfway through the appetizers. Most definitely not a repeat. Price was normal and as expected. Ambience noisy and rustic full of 20s and young 30s.

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  25. AndyM

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meatballs are an absolute must - probably best I’ve ever had.

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  26. Melanie

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Felt like a homemade Italian dinner in a cute little restaurant. Feels like we were in little Italy in NYC. Definitely a great spot for girls night, date night or dinner with your favorite people. Great food, great vibe.

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  27. borneseller

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was fantastic! Went with a party of 5, had 5 different dishes and each was delicious!! Waitress was very helpful, provided great choices!! We thoroughly enjoyed and would definitely recommend!!

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  28. DMam

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and homemade. Everything was super fresh but came out quickly. The drinks were delicious. We went for restaurant week but ended up ordering off of the regular menu for the variety it offered. We drove in from the western suburbs and would definitely make the trip again. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. Only complaint was that the restaurant was pretty cold but it’s been so cold outside.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sapori never disappoints! The service is always amazing and the food is so delicious

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  30. JamesG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food. Little but crowded and a little loud. Great service

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  31. MichelleT

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This place used to be a go to for us when we lived in the area years ago. We decided to grab dinner while in town. Our waiter was fine, but not very personable. The food was okay…not as good as it used to be though. I feel like it’s lost its neighborhood charm it used to have. I’m hopeful it was just an off night, but was underwhelmed.

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  32. candb

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was the best Italian meal in my 25+ years of living in Chicago.

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  33. Nick

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service, good food, super loud, big portions, average taste

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  34. Kaitlyn

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and service good - the restaurant is pretty small however which can be a little uncomfortable.

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  35. Shed

    Chicago

    182 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    182 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    With so many Italian restaurants in Chicago, this is one of the most authentic and has a great selection of entrees without being overwhelming. The Osso Buco on top of small lasagna was over the top great. The stuff seafood pasta was amazing. And, the classic lasagna cannot be beat

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The pasta contadino is a favorite. Just tried the sea bass and it was great. The pumpkin filled pasta is great for Fall but not the whole year. $25 corkscrew fee.

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  37. craige

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience and great meal to bring in the new year!! Our entire family enjoyed the food and service. Highly recommend Sapori to anyone.

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  38. Seadaze

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every bite was delicious. We had the meatballs, ricotta toast, pasta contadina, stuffed chicken, and lasagne. Street parking was pretty easy. We arrived 20 min late because of traffic. The staff was very gracious which I greatly appreciated.

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  39. worty

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very attentive service and delicious, elevated, but not fussy Italian food. Went on Wednesday for 1/2 price wine and had a great wine for cheap. Can't beat this place for value.

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  40. NateL

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food selection. One meal was significantly larger than the other although a very small price difference. Drinks were great.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sapori Trattoria using the Order Online button. Sapori Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 832-9999.

Sapori Trattoria is rated 4.7 stars by 4297 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sapori Trattoria

2701 N Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Diversey
  • Neighborhood
    Lincoln Park
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
  • Public transit
    Diversey Brown Line, Fullerton Train stop, Clark St. Bus, Halsted Bus, Diversey Bus. Abundant Cabs at all Hours
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Saul Ramos
  • Entertainment
    Live conversation friendly accoustical jazz on Tuesdays
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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