Sapore Italiano

4.4
608 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Italian food. It was a nice place to visit for Valentines Day. They had balloons and decorations.

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ER
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Just great , authentic Italian Napolitano-Style food served here. Best Gnocchi I’ve ecer had & I was raised by a wonderful Italian Mother & married into a latge Italian Family. Wife is 100% Italian!!

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A
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

great neighborhood restaurant. i go up to Burlingame twice a year from so cal for work. brought my
Italian wife this time and she loved it too.

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V
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Sorry. I can’t give a great review. I heard about this restaurant and wanted to try it. I was looking forward to ordering bruschetta, but the tomato one wasn’t on the menu. I don’t care for truffle oil, and it was on the cauliflower soup. I’m just not a huge fan of this place. The workers were very kind.

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l
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We were seated promptly, no drink order was taken for about 10 minutes, however bread was served. It was another 10 minutes before our drinks arrived. We ordered, 15 minutes later our Cesar Salad arrived, over dressed and not split for 2 as requested. Ten additional minutes passed and the kids were losing patients. When entrees arrived 3 were correct one was missing. Our daughter had to wait for them to make her a pizza. No one ate until her food arrived, so she had hot pizza and the rest of us had cold food... desserts were fine.
There was clearly no manager present.
The food was good. Service needs attention, lots of attention and training.

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OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful!

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AK
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

When seated the service was excellent...however, (1) when our order came the server did not know who ordered what, (2) no dessert menu was offered, nor coffee re-fills. Also upon being seated we instructed the waitress we wanted two bills; when we were ready to leave, she brought only 1 bill. We had to wait while she prepared two.

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II
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Sapppore is one of our go-to restaurants for a good Italian lunch. Quality and service is always consistently good.

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JG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

authentic food in a feel-good setting

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VG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

New Year’s Eve

Service was slow .. they were overwhelmed .. below a stage experience .. food was average ..

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v
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Sapore!. The staff is friendly, efficient and very accommodating. We love this restaurant and it's at the top of our favorites. Never have had a bad meal or dessert their....

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o
San Francisco
162 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Table of three was greeted with crumpled menus covered with food stains.
Service was very sketchy with two servers not able to answer questions about the menu and being totally confused about our orders.
Food was "acceptable" and not as good as it has been in the past.
The restaurant was empty at noon on a Saturday. No surprise there. Terrible service and mediocre food turns away business.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite Italian restaurant to go to in Burlingame!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Office Christmas lunch

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DD
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The waitress was so busy and forget our side order, waited for a while to get our food.

I’ve informed that my friend is Vegan but no one paid attention.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We appreciate the time and effort that the owners put into caring for and serving their guests here. Wine list has some delicious and affordable offerings. Service is terrific. Food is delicious. Will definitely return.

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HM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time here , we all ordered different items in order to try all we could on the menu. Food was very good. one thing that was a disappointment was we were handed an old Special menu and wasn’t told until after we ordered and were told we couldn’t have one of the items we ordered. Will definitely be coming again.

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SP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Before flying out of SFO we were staying in Millbrae. This is the best meal we have ever had in Burlingame, we will be back.

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend for Sunday lunch - Always enjoy the spinach/sausage omelette -
Friendly service - Comfortable ambiance -

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KL
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good but service was very slow and it was quite noisy in the restaurant.

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m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sapore has been a family favorite for many years. Consistently good service + imaginative menu items.
The menu for daily specials adds a variety of items for regular diners. Fun spot for weekday special lunches + cozy, comfortable venue for dinner.

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T
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This was our second time at Sapore. The food is very good, but with service being so slow, it was hard to enjoy the dining experience. Also the noise level was off the charts.

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II
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sapore provides good value, well-prepared food and attentive service. We go there for lunch many times and are seldom if ever disappointed.

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G
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A good Italian restaurant that stands out, in a town full of them. I don’t usually go to Italian restaurants, because I find them typically uninteresting, following a formula. But Sapore is different - a smaller space, efficient and relaxed service, good wine, wall art of Italian scenes, good food. They have all the usual Italian meals, that are great, and add some choices outside the norm. If you want the Caesar salad, fettuccini bolognese, it’s here! If you want something a little different, it’s hrre too.

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SK
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

We have been to Sapore many times over the last few years and were very disappointed with the service. We had to wait well over an hour for our dinner after ordering. The food was very good, but the wait was not acceptable.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good authentic Italian food for the family. Good flavour portions and value.

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OT
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The gnocchi gorgonzola was great and so was the spinach and cheese ravioli

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SF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb, we will be back I’m certain!! The food was fabulous, the service was impeccable and the menu selections were absolutely perfect!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service, and not too pricey. We had kid's with us and they had a kid's menu that made it perfect for a family!

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L
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious. Waiter was just okay.

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Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We stay at the San Francisco airport Marriott waterfront hotel whenever we travel out of SFO. This restaurant is a short drive from the hotel and we always eat here the night before flying out. We generally have friends meet us here as well. It’s consistently excellent Italian food (and authentic).

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Birthday - no candle nothing. Had to go to bar to get our drinks as service was horrible.

Had to ask for water refill. No one checked in on us.

Bread was great!

As there are a lot of Italian restaurants in the are I probably won’t go back and would not recommend it to anyone.

Food was mediocre for price.

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h
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

I love this restaurant, I had business meeting lunch, dinner with my colleagues, dinner with friends. I recommend to many diplomat friends, the food is great.

But on the 6/17/18, I was very angry with the service, the waiters/waitress took our foods and put it on a wrong table! but after sometime the other table told them that it was not their food, so they brought it to our table.
Imagine? When it came to our table was already cold, I was about to react very angry but for the sake of my family I stoped myself. Then When I want to pay for my bill, asked three people and waited for all most an hour very bad...

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t
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, service is very professional and Elio the owner makes everyone feel so
welcome!
We love it! Our friends do too!
Catering is an added bonus!

Keep it up!

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D
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Bland tasting food, including spaghetti, pizza, calamari. Service failed as server was unattentive. Upstairs was hot, dark, poor ambiance. One of the worst restaurants ever!

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M
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

When traveling, one way to tell if a restaurant is good is by how many locals are eating there. From what I could tell, we were the only non-locals at Sapore the night went! The staff and the customers seemed to know each other very well, which I feels says a lot.

The food was delicious! Came out piping hot, obviously freshly made. Great selection - beyond the typical Italian restaurant choices, which I greatly appreciated.

Highly recommend!

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BC
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Pasta sauces are so delicious never disappointed

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M
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great friendly service🖒🖒🖒🖒🖒

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W
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Good Dirty Martinis! And Eggplant Lasagna. The upstairs is pretty nice to sit and people watch.

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SL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful place in Burlingame

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