Sapore Italiano

4.2
737 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Sapore Italiano is a relaxed Italian eatery known for its tasty bread and hearty cuisine. The restaurant serves everything, from pizzas and salads, to veal scaloppine Marsala and tiger prawns with a basil and white wine sauce.

Try Sapore Italiano's homemade meat lasagna or signature insalata Sapore with greens, chicken breast, raisins and sliced apples in a balsamic vinaigrette for lunch. Sapore Italiano's dinner menu includes irresistible antipasti like carpaccio Veneto with raw beef, shaved Parmesan, arugula, Dijon mustard, olive oil and lemon. The restaurant's rigatoni with ground sausage and vegetarian pizza are both standout dishes. A large wine list includes a nice variety of Italian and Californian wines. Sapore Italiano also serves gluten-free and whole wheat pastas.

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4.0
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vipJeffC
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

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Momo
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Terrible food! No reason to go back there!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very slow service. Too many customers. Loud

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my family

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ltbsfpm
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very generous portion sizes! Service is great. Really enjoyed our experience here!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was good. The pasta sauce could’ve been a little bit better.

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vipMVDavid
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. Outstanding service. The owner welcomes everyone. Everyone is personable I highly recommend Sapore

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vipJaniceg
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

They brought our appetizers and dinner at the same time and we never saw our server again. Really bad experience and would never go back.

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mairah
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I didn’t enjoy our dining table at the back of the restaurant. Someone decided to have a smoke break next to where we were seated. The food and service was great.

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Erika
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to eat!! If you’re looking for somewhere to go on a special occasion you can’t go wrong with this lovely place!

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DonnaA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

We were seated promptly and there were Covid barriers in place. The food was delicious! We both had fish - Sea Bass and Salmon - and the sides were also very good. Service was great even though our server was very busy. However, the noise level was uncomfortable and even though there are barriers, the restaurant is very narrow so it felt too crowded. I would recommend because some of these issues may not bother others.

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Gloria
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They were really busy. I think they were short handed.
Always good food. Definitely recommend it.

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BettyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners were delicious. We shared a Caesar Salad. My husband had the sausage pizza which he claimed as the best he ever had. My choice was the rigatoni, which was mouth-watering delicious. In the past, I have had the salmon dinner, and I must say the salmon was cooked to perfection.

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MiriamW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and delicious pasta dishes. Best tiramisu in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service will return! Amazing

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vipReena
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and great service. I felt really comfortable with our server being mindful of social distancing and addressing my food allergy. The food was outstanding. I really loved my pasta dish!

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LisaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent! Everyone was having a great time.

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JamesB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch, from beginning to end it was very good. They made a special request for me ( an item made without cheese ) can’t wait to go again as I saw several dishes that came out that I would love to try next visit.

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vipIloveItalianfood
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sapore Italiano is a fine neighborhood restaurant. Food is well prepared, service is prompt and not overbearing, staff is friendly and courteous, portions are generous. The only thing I would change is the background music which tends to get grating, not even sure if it is Italian or Greek.

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vipSilverDaddy
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was our second visit to this restaurant, and both visits were wonderful. Being during the pandemic, service was outside. It was also excellent. On both occasions, the food was superb. We will be back soon. It is worth the drive from San Francisco.

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Dasha
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We come here as a group because they have many options to satisfy everyone's preferences. The staff is very nice and the ambiance is very pleasant.

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vipterrik
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and the service is great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. You can tell it’s made with love. Will eat here again when in the area.

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DP15
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable meal!

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DanN
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So yummy - recommend the meatballs and pasta rustuca!

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valerie911
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous experience food excellent friends what could be better

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vipRJDB
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner. The staff was the best. Our server Sahara was outstanding and owner Elio is migliore the best.

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sarahk
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Everything was delicious, service was great. we just froze outside!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Loved the food!

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vipSwankie
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as it used to be. Sapore food looked bare bones, no garnish on the plate. Minimal effort put forth by servers as well.
They did a good job on parklet warmth.

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Jess
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

For the price not bad but couldve been better. Just very regular casual Italian cuisine, nothing so special, as expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. The calamari was tasty, salmon served was packed with flavor, and so was the chicken Marsala. Very well presented as well. We ordered a bottle of the Rombauer as well and it was a perfect pairing with our food. The atmosphere was live, yet safe. If anyone is worried about being socially distanced Sapore Italiano took that extra step with installing plexiglass dividers in the restaurant. Not an eye sore at all either. Our experience was great to say the least.

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vipElena
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was delicious. I ordered Bronzino. It was cooked the way I would do at home, very juicy and flavorful.

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Nina
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food and live music on Saturday night. Wait staff was attentive and accommodating. Went beyond expectations.

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HCHP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Burlingame! The best owner, as well, who understands and anticipates your every need. His knowledge of Italian food is beyond amazing. He’s been amazing through the pandemic, always with such personal service. He’s always ahead of the crowd. Lovely restaurant, lovely entire staff, the best food, always!

MJ
vipMJJm
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an outstanding restaurant - excellent service, exciting vibe and great great food!!!!

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tomf
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant, ambiance very nice, service was very good.

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DP15
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place with great food! We have been going for years and it doesn’t disappoint! Great people & service. Thank you!

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BlueBirdHunter
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Even during the COVID-19 situation, this Italian restaurant provides a beautiful cuisine. A little bit crowded, so do not expect a dedicated service. It's a bit slow.

FAQs

Sapore Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 348-3277.

Sapore Italiano is rated 4.2 stars by 737 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.