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Sapore Italian Cafe, Kirkwood, MO
Sapore Italian Cafe, Kirkwood, MO
Sapore Italian Cafe, Kirkwood, MO
Sapore Italian Cafe, Kirkwood, MO
Sapore Italian Cafe, Kirkwood, MO

Sapore Italian Cafe

4.7
4.7
635 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 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 635 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Best Value

  • St. Louis

    Italian

  • West County

    Best Overall

  • West County

    Best Food

  • West County

    Best Ambiance

  • West County

    Best Value

  • West County

    Great for outdoor dining

635 Reviews
  1. Kerry

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time, we will be back. Service was perfect, food was great served hot. Nice atmosphere. Reasonably priced. Can’t go wrong here.

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  2. valerie

    St. Louis

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. The service was slow at first, but got better as the meal went on. We were seated in a fun table on the second floor balcony. Overall, we enjoyed the meal, but we're not blown away.

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  3. Susieat6

    St. Louis

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am torn about writing this review as it is our MOST favorite Italian restaurant in St Louis by a mile. The reason I am torn is if too many people learn about it we will have trouble getting in! But, so said I cannot say enough about the food. The scallops wrapped in prosciutto are divine, they are a special so not always available but try! The lobster ravioli is delicious with a sauce that makes you want to lick the plate. Jimmy is a fantastic waiter, remembering what you drink!

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  4. JanE

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All my expectations were met and my date thoroughly enjoyed the experience as well. The food presentation was beautiful and timed perfectly for us. We definitely will be returning!

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  5. shephalig

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, who was also behind the bar, was fantastic. He was patient, explained the menu and specials for the evening, and checked on us the appropriate amount of time. My friend and I were celebrating her engagement and the restaurant was the perfect place for our dinner. Food was flavorful, the right temperature, and the portions were generous. Our busser was also attentive, refilling our water regularly.

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  6. Dj1234

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our third and second time we brought first timers. They loved it. We love the food. The service is still slow, but we were enjoying our evening with friends. We will be back again!

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  7. PamQ

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I chose Sapore for a dinner with my favorite niece. It was extremely cold, and I knew it would be cozy inside and the food would be delicious. (Usually I eat outside on the amazing patio!) Needless to say, we were not disappointed. Warm and inviting...and my salad and eggplant were yummy. Our server was both friendly and appropriately attentive.

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  8. PaulaG

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sapore is wonderful. The food is amazing, the service is great. I recommend reservations, we do tend to go as a special occasion but I’d be happy to eat there often. Highly recommend

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful Chilean sea bass, minus the salty caper sauce. Lobster ravioli, three stuffed pillows, flavorful cream sauce. Caesar salad with ultra crispy lettuce and house made anchovy dressing. Very enjoyable evening!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sapore never disappoints. The scallops special was delicious.

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  11. Bobby

    Cincinnati

    386 reviews

    5.0

    386 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing. Service is exceptional. It appears there are only three front room staff, but they move at an amazing pace. Highly recommend the lobster ravioli. Drink pours are great. We love this place!

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  12. Dj1234

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time dining. Our first experience was not good due to short staff. However, this time it was fabulous. The food was amazing. I’m glad we decided to try it again, we will be back.

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  13. Bill

    St. Louis

    76 reviews

    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner with friends and this is the best place to go. My scallop special was superb and the veal chop was cooked perfectly. The staff is very friendly and take excellent care of you.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I’ve had in the past 10 years! Fantastic service, great drinks, and incredible food!

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  15. Skip

    St. Louis

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From appetizers to the main course this restaurant never disappoints. Jimmy and Noori run the floor like a well oiled machine. The quality and value here is unrivaled. See you soon Sapore!

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  16. RichardH

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of us ordered one of the specials. It was a seafood special that had a bed of risotto. Maybe the best dish I have ever had. The scallops were quite large and yet were as tender as soft butter and sauce complimented the scallops & risotto perfectly. Cudos to the chef!!

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  17. JudyB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    $24 for red sauce and pasta, that lacked flavor. Not at all worth it. Very noisy. Our waiter was very good and pretty attentive. Not sure we care to return. I don’t like giving a negative review, but this was very disappointing.

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  18. ClarkC

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and the service is excellent! We’ll be back.

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  19. Jeegs

    St. Louis

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was the first time there for 2 of us. We all enjoyed our food and the service was good. It was a little loud when we first got there as we were seated near a table of 6 or 8 women, but they quieted down soon after.

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  20. LisaBW

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and great scampi. Cozy bar and attentive staff. Would definitely go back!

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  21. DK1064

    St. Louis

    57 reviews

    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Linguette Sapore del Mare and Risotto Sapore del Mare were excellent. Our 2 favorite dishes. Service was attentive. We had a wonderful evening.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent even if it was a little salty. The service was prompt and the noise level low, but that was on a Monday night.

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  23. victorT

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have dined here many times, and always great service and food.

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  24. Cavin

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a excellent experience at Sapore Italian Cafe on Tuesday, November 21st. Our Server was Nori and he described the various special items that were on the Menu that evening. We have been there before and always had very excellent food and great service. We recommend Sapore Italian Cafe.

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  25. KPSTL

    Hawaii

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Scallops were terrific. Great dining experience.

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  26. Bobby

    Cincinnati

    386 reviews

    5.0

    386 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing meal at Sapore. Lobster ravioli, Veal (substituted for chicken) Limone are to kill for. Johnny, my server was also amazing. He seemed to have every table on the main floor and was a whirlwind. Great, great service!

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  27. DennyO

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, atmosphere and service was all excellent.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant and highly recommend the fresh swordfish which is always a generous size & is so delicious. It’s topped with a light lemon caper sauce! Also, we recommend the wonderful tasting shrimp in spicy Italian tomato sauce. Adam has been our waiter several times, he explains things thoroughly and is a real foodie himself. The owner Paul is always friendly too and oversees this fantastic restaurant. We look forward to coming back again soon.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First rate food with even better service. All servers are professional and truly work hard to make your dining experience enjoyable.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal and service. We were eating early prior to going to the theater and the waiter was very accommodating enabling us to arrive at the theater with time to spare. A very satisfying experience.

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  31. Bobby

    Cincinnati

    386 reviews

    5.0

    386 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appetizer: Lobster ravioli to kill for. Entree: Scallops, best I have ever had and I order scallops frequently. Nice char on the outside, but they just melt in your mouth. Superb! Risotto was excellent. Cocktail and wine pours are generous and always good. Service is great. This is my favorite Italian restaurant in St. Louis.

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  32. KrisK

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal as always! Brought friends who had their first experience here and they loved it.

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  33. Billiken

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service at Sapore! Sapore has become our go-to Italian restaurant in STL.

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  34. SalvatoreP

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic with generous portions. The entire staff went above and beyond to make the dining experience exceptional!! If you are in Kirkwood or anywhere close by you need to make this one of your dining choices!!

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  35. MichaelM

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service here is outstanding as is the food. The waiters make great suggestions for both food and wine. The daily specials are the real star of the show. DO NOT miss the seafood as it is the best in St. Louis in my opinion!

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  36. KrisK

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and exceptional food. The swordfish special was incredible.

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  37. redcat

    St. Louis

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, nice wine, good service made for a pleasant evening with good friends.

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  38. AnnP

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jim did an outstanding job. Food was hot and delicious! Love the bread with the olive oil and Balsamic. Wonderful evening!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our table of 4s first time trying. Everything was delicious! Service was great and prompt. Definitely recommend

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  40. Satisfied

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time there. Loved the ambiance, the service, & the food. Will definitely be back!

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FAQs

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

Sapore Italian Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 635 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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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