Sapore Italian Cafe

4.8
382 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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vipMelaineD
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sapore has never disappointed us! Excellent food and courteous service.

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karena
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Sapore1111111111111111111111111111111.

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PavlovitsN
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Covid 19 has ruined your ambiance but the service is very friendly and accomodating.

The meal was good, but not great.

The general vibe of Sapore's is upbeat and positive...you are just having to muddle through the Scamdemic and that you are doing admirably.

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BillG
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sapore was very busy but then...it was the last weekend of eating at a restaurant thanks to ______. Our server Jimmie worked very hard to make our experience a memorable one. He was polite, respectful and thorough. Food was the usual - outstanding! Served hot, properly seasoned and delightful in presentation.

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vipJudySTL
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This might be our new favorite spot! Have eaten here 3 times in the last few months and love it.

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Eatout
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Food was great. Amazing specials. Felt very safe eating there. Staff was very attentive.

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vipCardsfan4
St. Louis
44 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in St. Louis. Tortalocci is amazing and is not on the menu but usually a special. Wonderful attentive waiters. Great value Cabs by the glass.

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EVassgan
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sapore was delicious & authentic Italian food. The waiter was excellent, very helpful, accommodating & nice. He couldn't do enough to make the experience pleasant. The social distancing of the tables & the hand sanitizer around the restaurant was very much appreciated. I definitely recommend going to Sapore Italian Cafe.

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vipJamesC
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sapore is always a great choice for my wife and I. We thoroughly enjoy everything about this wonderful spot. The food is always delicious and the service is just right, not overly intrusive but there to serve your needs.

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JimC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

They were under-staffed and the menu needs improving or more specials offered.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently delicious with excellent service!

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JudyH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food was good. The lobster ravioli was outstanding. Didn’t care to eat outside. We go here every year for our anniversary and would prefer the quieter ambiance of indoor dining.Fully understand because of covid that we had to eat outdoors.

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vipJuliaS
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely enjoyed our night out! From our waiter, Nori made the evening even better. From the Canneloni to the Scallops to the Cannoli everything was fantastic. We'll definitely be back!

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vipJohnS
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside and except for the occasional flies it was very nice, Service was good and the meal was outstanding. We will return.

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vipMelaineD
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sapore never fails to please. Consistently delicious.

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Diane711
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husband's birthday; he had never been here before. We were with 3 other friends, and everyone loved it! I have been many times before going to Stages, but I was happy to be able to introduce 4 others to it. I almost always get the scallops special, which was superb. I wish I knew how the chef makes the risotto side dish! Our waiter did a fine job as well. We will be back!

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vipDanna
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and wine, lovely patio and inside dining. Such a Kirkwood gem!

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vipDCFSTL
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t begin to describe how much we enjoyed our visit this past Saturday. Every time we visit the food, service and atmosphere consistently very good. Great Sea Bass this trip, and probably the best capresse salad we’ve ever had. Will return soon.

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Diane22
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The scallops were amazing as well as the risotto

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vipMelaineD
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at Sapore, and tonight was no exception. Excellent food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey but very good

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always wonder and delicious. The service is friendly and fantastic.

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viprestaurantvic
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite Italian Restaurants in St. Louis ... and that is saying a lot!!! because St. Louis has a huge number of fabulous Italian restaurants.

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GerilynM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and lovely atmosphere! Always a great meal.

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vipSkip
St. Louis
93 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best kept secret dining spots in St Louis! No matter how busy they are the level of service and cuisine is always first rate. Nori and Jimmy are the best there is!

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viptrishmch
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sapore is the best Italian restaurant in the St. Louis area. We have dined there many times and love everything on the menu! Patio is great! Service is great! Parking is great! Sapore is following all Pandemic recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food, service, and ambiance as usual. The only issue of the evening was one of the soups (wife and I both ordered) had a strange and very bitter aftertaste). Never had an issue before and don’t expect again. It’s a great place for dinner regardless of occasion.

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AnneS
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time Sapore Italian Cafe which we found on OpenTable. Wow! The food was delicious and service was great! The shaded patio was very comfortable on a very warm night and there is plenty of space between tables. We highly recommend Sapore and definitely will be back!

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Patr
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoy the spacious patio especially since it is shaded. The food was very good, the service was excellent and it was not crowded

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KeithS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service

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vipSkip
St. Louis
93 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Dsy dinner with my family including Noori and Jimmy! The best.

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vipMelaineD
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sapore never disappoints. Every salad and entree was delicious and generous in portion size. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio, excellent food.

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RachelF
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the wait staff could not have been any better. It was a truly amazing experience. We have been coming here for many years and have never been disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sooooo good!! Lobster ravioli was tasty & creamy. Scallops were cooked perfectly.

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milfodo
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We ordered sea bass, chicken, and a tortellini
special. All very good.

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vipKeithJ
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

My wife and I took my aunt out for her birthday and she walks with a cane. We can not recommend this restaurant if you have any mobility issues.

The bad. The restaurant is not disability friendly or old age friendly for that matter. We arrived only to find out there was a private event. Luckily we had a reservation, unlucky my aunt had to navigate the narrow stairs to go upstairs (no seating in the ground floor level). The staff did not do anything to help such as help her with her purse. The restrooms are on the ground floor. Thank goodness we did not have to use them.

The good. The food was great. Salads great, entrees great, desert great.

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patti
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server, Mary was exceptional! Wonderful ambiance and delicious food.

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AmberB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful candle lit, dim atmosphere.
Great food.
Romantic dinner.

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vipAnnie
St. Louis
34 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a wonderful meal getting together with old friend. The service was good and my caprese salad was outstanding!

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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 4.8 stars by 382 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.