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Sapore Italiano

4.2
569 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual

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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Dessert
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 348-3277
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Angelo Cucco
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Catering
Private party catering for over 20 people. Call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
El Camino Real
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Parking details
Metered parking is available on Burlingame Ave. and behind the restaurant. Free parking after 6:00 pm.
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Public transit
Caltrain - Burlingame Station. Head West on Burlingame Ave., restaurant will be on the left side of the street. Next to Walgreens/Safeway.
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Entertainment
One television located at the bar and another television upstairs in the private dining area.
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Special events & promotions
Please join us for… Birthdays, Anniversary, Baby shower, Bridal shower, Graduation, Wedding Reception and any other special event that you would like to celebrate with us.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The culmination of experience, expertise, and passion for fine food has resulted in the warm atmosphere and exceptional service that is Sapore Italiano. Book your party in one of our two private rooms and we'll help you create a dining experience your guests are sure to remember.

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What 569 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This is a wonderful place in Burlingame

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great, delicious meal. Ordered pasta Rustica, very flavorful and filling.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food and great service

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

went at an odd time. 2pm. Place was empty, but food was great!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I travel here for work, but it’s one of my favorite places to eat. The hardest thing when traveling is not being able to take some home

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Excellent spinach stuffed ravioli. Disappointed in the “folded pasta sheet” stuffed with”vegetables.” Only vegetable was mushrooms and sauce was very bland.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Love this place a little hard to get reservations. They have a great bartender and the
food is always wonderful

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent service. Friendly staff

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Hard to beat for excellent home made pasta specials, attentive but not intrusive service and a very congenial atmosphere!

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had a reservation on Valentine’s Day that I had made many hours prior to arriving for our dinner. Couldn’t even get past the giant line of people that were cramped in the doorway to talk to a host. When I finally forced myself ahead he said it was going to be a 30 minute wait. We left.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Had to wait a bit but it was Valentine's Day. Great Waiter and great food.

Location is perfect on Burlingame Ave.

Check it out for good Italian.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

One of our go to restaurants.. Ambiance, Food Service all excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Authentic home-made Italian cuisine wonderfully prepared with excellent, not intrusive service!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Veal was very good. Would prefer with served with ravioli/pasta vs. potato

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2.0Dined on January 29, 2018

So disappointed. Lunch crowd was small, yet the service was terrible. Waiter acted like he was doing a favor waiting on us. Lunch prices a bit high as well.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Noisy and a lot of traffic through the dining area

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great place

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Have to admit we didn’t have a great first experience. I asked for a quiet table and we were seated dead center in a noisy restaurant. Started off with a mixed up drink order (beer and Cabernet, not Chardonnay). Then the wrong salads were delivered. Lastly we got the wrong bill! No apologies just craziness. The menu was changed for New Years Eve but not forecast online. Very expensive for ok food and little atmosphere and mediocre waitstaff.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Main course came before the appetizers. Therefore we cancelled the order for the appetizers. It took to long for the food to get to our table, same for several tables. Service just took too long.

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2.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Been here many times, always good food. Service level was off tonight, perhaps due to the holidays

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Very good Italian food - and our waiter Oscar was pleasant and efficient and also made a great recommendation on the pasta dish

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Great food and wine 🍷. Noisy, though. Lovely staff.

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4.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Wonderfully prepared home made Italian entrees, attentive service and reasonable prices make Sapore Italiano something of an undiscovered treasure! In the world of "flashier Burlingame Avenue restaurants" Sapore can get a little lost but don't mistake "flash and a scene" for good food at reasonable prices!

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Delicious locally owned authentic Italian food. Delicious raviolis, salads, and meat dishes.

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Several times when I had dinner at this restaurant the waiter would bring the main course before the appetizers/soup are finished

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was great as always. Waitress was exceptional even though it looked to us that staff was lacking on a Friday night

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Very good meatballs and SACCHETTO VEGETARIANO. Enjoyed it.

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Authentic home made Italian specialties combined w an attentive but not intrusive staff.

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1.0Dined on October 29, 2017

We asked for the salad dressing to be put on the side, but the salad came dressed. The pasta was drenched in too much sauce and the pizza dough was very tough. Only the gnocchi was good. The service was attentive at the beginning, but servers were not available at the end of our meal. The noise level was deafening.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Great meal! We had the gnocchi, spinach ravioli and the cacio de pepe gnocchetti. All three were exceptional!

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4.0Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was great, the service was excellent, the only downside is that it was very noisy. It's a long room with a high-ceiling so it was hard to hear my dinner companion sometimes. I will absolutely go back with friends, but not for a date night.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Saporeis one of my favorite places to eat when I'm in the Valley. Authentic Italian food with great service. I love it !!!

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4.0Dined on October 16, 2017

Order the Spaghetti aglio e olio. It is not on the menu, but it is just the best!!!

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Reliably good Italian food and service. Nice people!

The noise level is uncomfortable in a full restaurant. It is time for some acoustical rescue for this restaurant before all the new competitors with nicer environments squeeze this aging place out.

I hate to see lack of a remodel to fix this longstanding spot make it go away.

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

My wife and I have been patrons of Sapore for a long time. The restaurant consistently has great Italian food at reasonable prices. For this outing, I had the veal marsala, superbly done, and my wife had the fish of the day, tasty and tender Grouper. My favorite desert is the semi-freddo.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

This is one my my long time favorite places to get Italian food from the hands of authentic Italians! I have never been disappointed!

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2017

Nice little Italian place, vert good food, seems like quite a few regulars, probably if you come often the owner will say hello.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

I always enjoy going to Sapore. Never disappointed!

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3.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Poor service, staff seemed to be too busy.
The waitress even rolled her eyes after we asked for our check a second time. The restaurant was very warm and stuffy. Had to keep asking for water. The food was mediocre. Won't return.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2017

I had been to Sapore Italiano once before for lunch and was impressed by the food. Our dinner the other night was also excellent. Our waiter was not the friendliest guy in the world, but because of the great food, I will not be deterred from going back again and again.

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