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About Sapore Italiano
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.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Italian, Seafood, Dessert
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
El Camino Real
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
One television located at the bar and another television upstairs in the private dining area.
Private party catering for over 20 people. Call for details.
Metered parking is available on Burlingame Ave. and behind the restaurant. Free parking after 6:00 pm.
Caltrain - Burlingame Station. Head West on Burlingame Ave., restaurant will be on the left side of the street. Next to Walgreens/Safeway.
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
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.
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.
Sapore Italiano Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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