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Sapore Italiano, West Cape May, NJ

Sapore Italiano

4.5
4.5
6577 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Sapore Italiano is a fine dining restaurant aiming to bring the best to our customers.
We are open for dinner every day from 4pm - 10pm.
Spring hours (February-April) - Thursday - Sunday

Reservation are required.

Own cakes are not allowed except wedding reception.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Winter Hours Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (609) 600-1422
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Perparim Bici
  • Neighborhood
    Cape May
  • Cross street
    Sunset Blvd
  • Parking details
    We have our own private parking lot and there is also off street parking with no meters.
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

What 6,577 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Most Booked

  • South Jersey Shore

    Most Booked

6,577 Reviews
  1. CCBYOBlovers

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A little loud, but they know how to handle a packed restaurant and get people their food. Excellent experience.

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  2. FrancisN

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the evening spending our 28th. anniversary. Service was quick, food was plenty, hot and tasty.

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  3. HaroldP

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Not the greatest experience for our first visit. We were in a room with two smaller tables along with a group of 9 celebrating a 30th birthday. This group was very loud screaming across their table oblivious as to where they were and the neighboring tables. When they left we all commented and were relieved they finally left. Unfortunately, we were all eating dessert at that time and at the end of our night. The seafood bisque wasn’t great nor were the risotto dishes. I heard so many good things about the restaurant that I’d like to give it another chance but the his one was not good.

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  4. Oscar

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good -- veal piccata was tender, pasta with seafood special was tasty. Service was prompt and very responsive. Was surprised that the bread served with the meal wasn't from a good italian loaf, but amazed that instead of olive oil we were served pats of butter wrapped in foil -- as if we were in a local diner. It's the little things . . .

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  5. Cottagers

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and any friends or relatives that I have brought to support have thought nothing but the best. Their service, their presentation of food, the quality of the food, and the consistency of each dinner each time we go is perfect.

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  6. DoloresA

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful dinner!Excellent food and impeccable service!

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  7. openminded

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very large portions and consistently one of Cape May’s best Italian restaurants. Our server, Seda, was perfect with her timing and helpful when asked questions about the menu.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We returned to Sapore Italiano because we had such a wonderful dining experience on our previous visit. Once again our meals were excellent but the overall experience was marred by several annoying issues: First, the only other occupied table in our dining room included several young children (perhaps, 5 or 6 years old) who were allowed to run laps around the room without any constraints from their parents, Since we had opted to come to Sapore Italiano for a quiet evening rather than endure a noisy family gathering this was most annoying. An experienced and competent hostess would not have permitted the childrens' behavior to continue. Second, after our delicious appetizers and entrees, our server brought our desserts AND the check. When we asked to have coffee we were told that the kitchen was now closed. At the very least our server should have advised us that the kitchen was closing when he took our order for dessert. I'm sorry to say that Sapore Italiano is no longer among our top choices for restaurants in Cape May, NJ. Any recommendation for Sapore Italiano that I might give would have to include the two issues mentioned above.

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  9. BruceT

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was surprised that menu is now a la carte and no longer offers the complementary small appetizer of grilled veggies. In spite of that, it's still a good value for the food, which is always delicious.

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  10. JamesP

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The service was excellent. There was a variety of choices even a Thanksgiving dinner. We really enjoyed our dinner.

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  11. Dianerodg

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    I just wanted to mention that our busser, Klea, was excellent. Our server took our order and was professional but we hardly saw him. Klea was the person who got us extra bread, Parmesan, recommendations for dessert, she was more of a server than a busser, and deserves to be moved up to the server position. I was in the hospitality business for over 20 years and I’m now retired. Servers should be more than just a person taking your order and giving you your bill at the end. They should also be personable. Klea was professional and personable and all of that while turning over tables, bussing the tables and taking care of the people’s needs. She is an asset to your restaurant.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We will return to dine, it was very good. I would recommend.

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  13. Amyb

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Thanksgiving dinner and we were so pleased. Service was excellent and the food was plentiful and delish!

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  14. George

    Atlantic City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This BYOB is one of our favorite restaurants in Cape May. Three of us had different veal dishes and one person had the lobster special--meals were served hot, large portions and all very tasty. The calamari appetizer was large enough to share.

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  15. JudyP

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and a birthday. Couldn't have been better!

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  16. TerrenceM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food, and service. Awesome experience!

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  17. LawrenceB

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend this authentic Italian Restaurant. A gem hidden among many. Simply delicious, well done!

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  18. aurorap

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best service and amazing cuisine, our favorite Italian restaurant in Cape May 💕

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    The servers were not very attentive, not just to our table but our area.

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  20. MichelleC

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Last night was my 1st time there. I took a friend for his birthday. It's off season & it wasn't busy so I can't speak to noise level when restaurant is full, but it was nice and quiet for conversation while we were there. We had the calamari, Caesar salad, short ribs, ravioli special and the tiramisu. Loved everything except for the Caesar salad. The dressing needs work. Caesar salad is one of my favorites so I'm particular about it. The short ribs were amazing. The service was fine.

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  21. SusanJoy

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Sapore has consistently wonderful food in a charming atmosphere.

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  22. JudithM

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always had a great meal at Sapore but this time I was a little disappointed in the quality of my Veal Parmigiana. I found the veal a little tough and the breading not crispy.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dining experience.Everything was perfect!

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  24. PhrankPhilly

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there and it was fabulous. Would go back again for quality Italian Food. Well done!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious. We love the different rooms and service. We visit every November.

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  26. ThomasB

    Atlantic City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent. Everything was great.

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  27. KathyN

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Sapore, food is always spot on. There are many menu options and you really cannot make a bad choice!

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  28. TommyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was great. Going back tonight can't wait to come back again

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  29. Glenn

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Veal Parm was excellent but thought veal saltimbocca was too salty.

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  30. ChristineC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly awesome experience, as usual! We try to go there every time we are in Cape May, which is often. Absolutely love this place

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  31. GreggR

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food and service no complaints but just average. Did not align with the prices so based on that would not recommend to others.

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  32. McKenzieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service! Perfect for a celebratory dinner with friends/family.

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  33. RobertP

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Sapore Italiano last year at the same time of year and had a great meal. We sat on the porch, which is enclosed this time of the year. As my wife and I were coming down to Cape May again this year for a short get-away, we decided to dine at Sapore again. The staff was wonderful, as was the meal. I also like that it is a BYOB, which of course saves a few dollars by not having to purchase drinks, but allows us to bring the wine we enjoy. Will visit again.

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  34. ConstanceA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Special of ribeye steak was more like pot roast! Very disappointing for $45. Service was not up to par for the price point of this restaurant!

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  35. Kazie

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we visit Cape May we always make Sapore a must on our restaurant list. It is always consistently delicious and you never leave hungry. The wait staff are always pleasant and accommodating. My only complaint if I’m being picky is that it’s a little noisy because it’s always packed. I had requested a quiet romantic table but unfortunately my request was seen until we were settle at our table in a small crowded room. In all fairness they did offer to move us several times but my husband felt we were already settled at our table. But otherwise it was a flawless meal.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unexpectedly dined there during Restaurant Week in Cape May. So, while not being able to refer off the regular menu, the set menu, service ambiance and food have made us decide on a definite return visit!

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  37. Neise

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    I was a bit disappointed that I couldn’t have their shrimp scampi dish I was so looking forward all day… it wasn’t clear to me that because it was restaurant week their was ONLY a fixed menu! Should make that clear to visitors

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  38. Jc204

    Poconos

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent as always, definitely be back soon!! Dining room was a little dark, music can be a little louder. With talking could hardly hear it. Food and service was great

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  39. Lisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great place - first time there - really enjoyed it !

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always go to Sapore for dinner and as always, service, food…. .excellent!!! If you haven’t been here I highly recommend!!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sapore Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 600-1422.

Sapore Italiano is rated 4.5 stars by 6577 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 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sapore Italiano

416 South Broadway, West Cape May, NJ 08204

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Sunset Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Cape May
  • Hours of operation
    Winter Hours Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have our own private parking lot and there is also off street parking with no meters.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Perparim Bici
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
  • Phone number
    (609) 600-1422
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