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Sapore Italian Cafe

4.8
4.8
561 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
When I opened my doors in July of 2009, I committed to serving the freshest Italian dishes made from local and seasonal ingredients. I learned early the heart of Italian cooking is the flavor…or sapore. My school of teaching was from the best; my Nonna Elena and Mother Lia. Their philosophy has been carried on in my style of cooking: use simple ingredients and the food will speak for its self. Classic Italian dishes grace the menu but are personalized with my unique touch. Quality and consistency is what you will find with each dish. I would never serve anything short of that. So whether you are looking for a memorable night out or a glass of wine with friends, I am glad that you have chosen Sapore. As in true Italian tradition, I enjoy bringing people together through food. Ciao –

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30-2:00pm Dinner: Monday – Saturday 5pm Closed Sunday

  • Phone number

    (314) 909-7575

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Paul Buzzetta

What 561 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • St. Louis

    Best Food

  • St. Louis

    Best Value

  • St. Louis

    Neighborhood gem

  • St. Louis

    Italian

  • West County

    Best Overall

  • West County

    Best Food

  • West County

    Best Service

  • West County

    Best Value

  • West County

    Neighborhood gem

  • West County

    Great for fine wines

  • West County

    Romantic

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  1. m

    marys

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderfully relaxing and delicious meal. Food was very good…especially the shrimp scampi. Staff is efficient and friendly.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Risotto is terrific
  3. E

    Erika

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, never disappointed.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere and food was delicious like always. Nori and Jimi were amazing ..
  5. BA

    BicycleAP

    St. Louis

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a busy Friday evening and other diners lingered over their meals. The hostess indicated a comfortable place to wait for our table, which wasn’t very long. Nice selection of menu items. My partner had Caesar salad and shrimp Amatriciana (red sauce); I had a mixed green salad and grilled scampi. Both entrees were served with mixed roasted vegetables. We shared a dessert of a lemon cake. All the food was tasty and presented well. We are definitely likely to return to dine at Sapore.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner… wonderful service ….appetizers a bit pricey… but yes I’d go again!
  7. J

    John

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, good service…a little disappointed in the lack of gluten free desserts.
  8. SW

    SuzyW

    St. Louis

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve and Sapore had a full menu, and several specials. We were seated almost immediately upon arrival, and our server greeted us promptly. We split the chopped salad which was a hearty portion for a split, full of crisp, fresh vegetables and simply delicious. I had Chilean Sea Bass, one of the specials, and it was beautifully prepared, and done to perfection. My husband had Veal Alla Lia which had artichokes, peas and onions. One of the most delicious veal dishes either one of us had ever tasted. Our entrees were arrived hot, and served in a timely manor. A busy holiday, and Sapore didn’t miss a step. Clearly a neighborhood restaurant you can count on….great food, great service even with a packed house!
  9. BG

    BillG

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dining experience. Our server was attentive but did not hover. Food arrived on a timely basis and was hot and delicious. Highly recommend.
  10. JS

    JayS

    Mobile

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding New Years Eve dinner. Everything was well executed. The Sicilian style veal chop was the star. Probably the finest cut and preparation of steak I’ve had out. The Sicilian scallops were amazing and sat atop even more amazing risotto. The Caesar dressing was notable. Service was excellent without being overbearing. Our waiter Nori was knowledgeable with some helpful suggestions on both food and wine. Very nice ambience. Amazing experience. Highly recommended.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, service, and food. The Lobster Risotto is my favorite.
  12. JP

    JohnP

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was incredible. Service was very slow, but I guess that seems to be the norm nowadays.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, very good service
  14. CL

    CarlL

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The food was delicious.
  15. m

    marys

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their sauces are wonderful…..never too much of any single ingredient. Chopped salad is our favorite. The waiters are attentive w/o being intrusive, they work very hard to accommodate a specific request (level of spicy, anchovies, etc).
  16. D

    Diane711

    St. Louis

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a pleasure to go to this restaurant. The wait staff is wonderful and so is the food. We had four people with us that had never been there, and they were also very pleased.
  17. LH

    LindaH

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delish! Our waiter was attentive and engaging. The noise from another party of diners was a bit much but once they left it was good. We had a great time and will go back.
  18. SD

    SarahD

    St. Louis

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic; the service, the food, the drinks, absolutely no complaints. Highly recommend!
  19. DK

    DK1064

    St. Louis

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was outstanding. Kitchen was a little slow, but restaurant was full. Our waiter communicated about serve time, so we were aware of the situation. Very enjoyable meal at reasonable price point.
  20. JD

    JerryD

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were wonderful. The risotto was prepared very well. Packed on a Monday night, make reservations!
  21. GM

    GerilynM

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love our dinners at Sapore. Food is excellent! Our waiter was wonderful this time, as always.
  22. LD

    LindsayD

    St. Louis

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were excellent. It feels like the decor could use an update, and our table was too large for four. It was under a dropped ceiling, so it was too loud under there. Luckily the restaurant didn't have too many people on a cold weeknight.
  23. c

    caroll

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good as usual
  24. KA

    KATHLEENS

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service was excellent. Always enjoy dining at Sapore
  25. m

    marys

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent——even with the overflow crowd and dining upstairs. Food was very good…the sauces are just the right consistency, pasta is done perfectly and the lobster/risotto special was excellent.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Just out for a nice meal. The food was excellent how ever it was rather pricey. Had the Sea Bass special very good. Wish the server would of told us the price before ordering.
  27. SL

    SLMayse

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous. Service was top notch. Quaint, nice ambience. Definite plus and will be back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had another great dinner at Sapore for Aloise’s birthday. Lobster Ravioli, meatballs and scallops were excellent as always.
  29. a

    amy12345

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience1
    The food and service were both good. However, the value and ambiance left something to be desired. Beware the prices of the specials! The special was DOUBLE the cost of the average entree and was a smaller portion. We had not asked, and were not told, the price of the special before ordering and were shocked when the bill arrived. We expected the special to cost more than the entrees on the menu, but not double. As for the ambiance, avoid sitting upstairs. It was very dark, all the walls and ceiling were painted black, and there wasn't much circulation.
  30. SW

    SuzyW

    St. Louis

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a terrific restaurant! Our food was delicious, and served hot. We tried two different veal dishes, and the salmon. All three entrees were excellent. We were met with a basket of warm, fresh bread, with oil and balsamic already prepared on our bread plates; cheese and pepper optional. The service was great. Can’t say enough nice things about this neighborhood gem.
  31. S

    Stacir

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary. The food and service was amazing .
  32. BB

    BlazinBob

    St. Louis

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent restaurant, wife and I had a very nice meal, food was very tasty, service excellent. I like the ambiance not too bright not too dark. Could use better background music didnt match the style of restaurant.
  33. LS

    LynetteS

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  34. h

    hahdines

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit and all four of us had an outstanding meal!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and nice variety… good vegetarian options and seafood specials. Attentive service.
  36. T

    Treader

    St. Louis

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Make sure you ask what price the specials are. The menu items are about what you would expect but the specials were 2x the normal menu items.
  37. s

    spoonball

    Naples

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Very tasty. Will return.
  38. R

    Richard

    St. Louis

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The stairs at the entrance were a challenge for the handicapped.
  39. JB

    JaneneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner . It was do nice to be out to dinner and be able to hear the friends we were dining with. The food was delicious and our service was outstanding. My husband had a side dish of pasta with bolognese sauce snd it was wonderful, looking forward to another evening st Sapore.
  40. B

    Bill

    St. Louis

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding dinner. All the food was delicious, served nicely and hot. The scallops special was terrific. We were not rushed and had plenty of time to chat.

FAQs

Sapore Italian Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 909-7575.

Sapore Italian Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 561 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 2 times today
Google Map for Sapore Italian Cafe

451 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122

Additional information

  • Cross street

    W Woodbine Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Kirkwood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30-2:00pm Dinner: Monday – Saturday 5pm Closed Sunday

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paul Buzzetta

  • Additional

    Banquet, Full Bar, Takeout

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