Sapore Italian Cafe

4.9
451 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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vipIncredible
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated my birthday at Sapore and absolutely loved it. Amazing food, great service, and a very nice ambiance. We can't wait to go back!

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vipSarahD
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations and had a bit of a wait before our table was ready; however, they were very apologetic. Once we were seated, our waiter greeted us at our table immediately and we had excellent service the entire evening.

I had the seafood risotto and it was so good, I would definitely order it again. My daughter had the fettuccini alfredo and said it was the best she's ever had.

This was my first visit to Sapore and I will absolutely go back!

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vipjulieh
St. Louis
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there many times. Scallops are always amazing. Excellent service!

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Ncliffordjr
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was outstanding. Our server was excellent.

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ErikN
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Nori, and the great team at Sapore never fail to provide a great Italian experience that results in looking forward to return and learn what’s next? The food is as outstanding as the service. The menu is uncomplicated, and therefore focused on making each plate awesome. We strongly recommend considering your waiters’ recommendations, as everything we tried that he recommended was spot on!

This last time we ordered artichoke appetizer; chopped salad; scallops with risotto and asparagus; Bistecca Siciliano (my favorite); spaghetti w/ meatball (house specialty) and Shrimp scampi. YUM!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
60 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect dinner from the artichoke appetizer to the limoncello cake. Service was outstanding!

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AndyS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been two years since we ate here due to the Pandemic but we're so glad we returned. The food is excellent we had the Sea Bass and the Scallops-Top notch!
Will return again real soon!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner!

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vipBobby
Cincinnati
286 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With all the wonderful Italian restaurants in St. Louis Sapore is definitely one of our favorites. Everything is authentic Italian including everyone who works there.

Impeccable food and service. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was in town and met my friend for Christmas dinner

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RosemaryP
St. Louis
25 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service great and soup delicious, as always. Had the lemon chicken, and it’s the first time I wouldn’t give 5 stars to a Sapore entry. Chicken was dry and
not much flavour, except for the risotto. LOVE everything else I’ve ever had there. Looking forward to next time!

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Kard
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, warm , quiet environment and Danielle, the bartender, adapted my martini to my liking perfectly !

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Anniversary
St. Louis
26 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. My husband loves the scallops. Great wine selection.

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vipChris
St. Louis
24 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic! They spoil us there by remembering our favorites and going the extra mile when preparing them.

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vipLauren
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice atmosphere. All in all a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous everything, great experience, very friendly and knowledgeable waiter. Can’t wait to return!

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vipNormaR
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place and it is always delicious! The service is very good, from the moment you enter the door until you leave. Lots of yummy choices! I love their spicy pasta sauce and they are happy to put it on any dish. One other thing I really like is that they still have tablecloths on the table! Yay!

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bex1008
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a friend to Sapore to celebrate my birthday. This was my second time coming here. Both times, the food was delicious and the service fantastic. We’ll be back again.

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MaryM
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service.

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Brush
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was good. Food was great and while the price was very good, just thought a couple of items were over priced.

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vipLeonardV
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience.

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FrankM
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy eating at Sapore. The food, atmosphere, and service is great. It was more crowded as usual, good to see people start heading back out again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and staff in St. Louis

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TJW81
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fan favorite in Kirkwood and frankly St Louis. We introduced a new couple to Sapore and you all once again won over new fans. Keep up the great work.

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vipLianeB
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was wonderful, as always! Little too loud to hear others at the table.

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RosemaryP
St. Louis
26 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of my favorites! Food is delicious, well prepared and presented. Soups all great. One of my favorite dishes is the Veal Siciiliano, always tender and perfectly flavored. And the price is right!!

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StLThrash
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Was seated right away and offered either inside or outside which was nice. Sea bass special is amazing!

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Diningdeb
St. Louis
26 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Very attentive. Dinners were very good although the dish I had was a little bland. Would have liked a little more of a lemony taste but that’s just my preference. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The risotto was fabulous, the sea bass superb, thanks

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vipElizabethT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nori was wonderful! He made my husbands birthday a special celebration!

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RogerL
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a real surprise. The dinner was really really good. Good service, good wine, and good food.

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marys
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff were friendly and professional. We were never rushed. There were limited reservation options so you never felt crowded. Most importantly, the food was excellent. I highly recommend the chopped salad and farfalinni marscapone.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful service and the food and atmosphere are excellent. Love this place.

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Diane22
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were celebrating our 34th anniversary. Matt was an outstanding server. When making the reservation I indicated we were celebrating our anniversary however they didn’t acknowledge it. The scallops while pricey were Delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in St Louis!

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Diane711
St. Louis
25 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always been one of my favorite restaurants and it’s so convenient to different attractions such as Stages. The service is always wonderful and the food is superb. We very much enjoyed our evening

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BarryS
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
61 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Each meal we ordered was a hit. outstanding service. bravo!

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LynetteS
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are great as always. They probably need another waiter only because these guys are really really coveting a lot of tables

FAQs

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

Sapore Italian Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 451 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.