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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.45mi
  2. Distance: 1.20mi
  3. Distance: 1.92mi
  4. Distance: 1.98mi
  1. Distance: 0.45mi
  2. Distance: 1.20mi
  3. Distance: 1.92mi
  4. Distance: 1.98mi

About Sapori Italian Grille

Sapori Italian Grille is no longer taking online reservations on OpenTable.

33481 Lake Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:
Sapori Italian Grille is no longer taking online reservations on OpenTable.

Cross Street:
Electric Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(440) 933-4360

Sapori Italian Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (182)
Fit for Foodies (111)
Special Occasion (103)
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Romantic (84)
Notable Wine List (70)
Great for Outdoor Dining (67)
Good for Groups (66)
Great for Lunch (54)
Hot Spot (22)
Kid-friendly (19)
Casual (19)
Late-night Find (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Cozy (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Authentic (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Live Music (7)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food -- from the appetizers, through the salads and main course to the dessert -- was amazingly delicious. Our server, Aubrey, was fantastic, too. Can't wait to return! Soon!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food and service. Will return! Will recommend to friends and family.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We come here often because of the food and proximity to our house. The chef is very accommodating with all the diet restrictions we have in our family. We bring friends here as well and always receive positive feedback.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Seasonal
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Our second visit to Sapori and we were highly disappointed this time. The temp in the restaurant was warm and made for an uncomfortable, sweaty meal. Our server never came back to check how our food was, as she did not deliver to our table. Had she come to check on us I would have told her the Povera dish was extremely dry and tasteless. The Gorgonzola dish was small and maybe contained 3 mushrooms. We have recommended this location in the past but will have to forego future recommendations.

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food3
ambience4
service3
value3

vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Great menu with really good specials. Owner helped pick great bottle of wine. Very friendly service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 20, 2017

This was our second trip to Sapori after moving to the area. Both trips were very similar. The food is some of the best Italian I've had. Everything is so fresh and perfect portion sizes. Both times I went, my husband got the lasagna special and loved it. I ordered a gnocchi special and it, as well, was delicious.
My only problem was the service. Our waitress came to our table fairly quickly for drink orders and again to drop off drinks and take food orders. However, after that, we did not see her again until she brought our check well after we had finished our meal. When I say we didn't see her, I mean she didn't even walk past our table. We had to flag down a different waitress for drink refills and other employees brought our food. A different waitress even picked up our check when we were trying to pay.
I rarely let service bother me, as I can tell the wait staff is busy, but there was just a definite lack of attention. If the restaurant could fix this flaw, it would be one of my favorite restaurants. I would still recommend Sapori based on the food quality alone. Hopefully it was just a couple of bad nights for the waitress.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service1
value4

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Love Sapori's! Always great food and great wine!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We were disappointed that on a Saturday night, the bar was out of the first 3 bourbons ordered and could not make dishes as described because of being out of product due to having a large party the night before. The service was very good and accommodating, the food good but not great. We would try it again before deciding whether to keep it on our list of restaurants.

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food4
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Usually a great place to eat but we waited almost an hour and a half for our food tonight. Avoid dining here on the weekends if possible - slow service.

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food3
ambience2
service1

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Was very excited to come here since #1 on cleveland hot list. However I was disappointed with the food. The but bruschetta was soggy. My aglio oglio was super spicy too much red pepper flakes. My mom said lobster ravioli was very bland. The Alfredo was good though. There were plenty of open tables and they seated us right next to another table. The server never cleared our plates. Overall glad to try but probably will not go back.

Tags: Casual
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food3
ambience1
service2
value2

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Consistently very good.

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food4
ambience3
service4

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 15, 2017

The veal Parm was delicious and plentiful. The atmosphere was surprisingly cozy and welcoming. My husband had the the tri-mushroom ravioli (hope I got that right). He said there was an ample amount of food but it wasn't what he expected. Two others with us got the lasagna and loved it. We'll be back, and thank you.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Sapori is one of my favorite Italian Restaurants. I have had just about everything on the menu, it always has been delicious and reasonably priced. I usually call ahead to make sure my favorite adult beverages are on ice and to reserve a table or two. I do not drink wine, but I have been told they have a nice selection. The staff is happy to serve you and the complimentary fresh baked Italian bread is to die for! Enjoy your meal, bon appétit!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Casual, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Live Music, Special Occasion, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Excellent food. Attentive staff. Nice atmosphere. I felt like I was in Italy.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 1, 2017

My husband and I usually come here when we are thinking of pasta and or seafood. I see they have changed the menu a bit good choice.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 1, 2017

My wife & I both had the gnocchi. Mine was with sausage, hers with shrimp. I loved mine but hers was a little salty. The California Cab wine was excellent but a little pricy @ $9/glass.
This is our favorite local place for fine dinning and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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food4
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Got there early, able to be seated right away. Food was very good, service was average, and wine was sketchy, wine list and bottle didn't match but was close enough didn't send back. Would go back again.

Tags: Comfort Food
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food5
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Food was amazing, took forever to get our food (45min ticket time) server forgot our apps. Was not busy at all

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food4
ambience3
service1
value3

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Live music was great food was very very good but the waitress I hardly ever saw and we waited quite a while for food other than that had a great time good food and nice little band I think I found another place to eat keep up the good work and work on the improvements

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Cozy
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food4
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Took about 15 minutes for our drink order to be taken. We waited 45 minutes before salads arrived. Not everyone received them at the same time. My dinner of soup and salad was extremely disappointing. Soup was barely warm and the salad was wilted and inedible. The others dining with me said their food was ok. The service could not have been slower, took two hours for dinner! Will not return.

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food3
ambience2
service1
value1

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 8, 2017

great value and food was excellent. Staff very courteous and efficient.

Tags: Comfort Food
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Our waitress Amber was wonderful. The food was delicious. It was a great evening and would definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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food5
ambience3
service5
value5

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Went for our anniversary dinner and we were not disappointed. My wife had the lobster ravioli, and I had the salmon with pasta alfredo. Both meals were very good. Service could not have been better. We will surely come again.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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food4
ambience4
service5
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Staff is one of the better trained I've seen in a while. Friendly and knowledgeable efficiently serving great italian food. Hour and a half from home and so worth the drive!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 9, 2017

As usual, wonderful evening-our favorite place...great for taking first timers wit
h us!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Great little-known gem in Avon Lake. Will definitely dine here again. Would have given the service a 5 except that they gave us a table for 4 instead of a 6 when I had called specifically to change to a 6. Ended up having to sit by the door on a chilly evening. Staff was knowledgable and attentive.

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food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Went here for date night with my wife. Perfect setting to get away from the kids and enjoy great food and service.

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Never had a bad meal or lunch yet! Food and service is always wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 4, 2017

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and decided to try it. We were very satisfied with our experience. Our server, Danielle, was very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. I had the lasagna (glorious) and my partner had chicken francese with a side of fettuccine alfredo. I tasted both; the chicken was very good and the alfredo was the best I've ever had. All in all a great dining experience. We'll definitely be returning.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The food was very good! Service was slow but only because our waitress had way to many tables to service. Definitely going back.

Music over the sound system being played did not fit the ambiance.

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food5
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service3
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Food was average at best. Service was terrible. Lacked amenities I would expect at any fine Italian restaurant like freshly ground pepper for my salad and freshly grated cheese for my pasta. We will not be going back.

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food3
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service1
value2

vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Always fantastic food and service!

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food5
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Food was delicious. The service was lacking. We waited 10-15 minutes after being seated before anyone acknowledged our presence.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 3, 2016

the girls get together every Saturday and Sapori's is one of our favorites. Great menu, great food and great service. Recommend it highly for large groups!!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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food5
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Haven't gone there in a little while, prices went up, I thought they were pricey to begin with for pasta and chicken etc. The salad was a little skimpy and a la carte. Do not like paying extra for the salad. Gave me sausage with my meal without asking and charging extra for that. I thought it was included. The decor is very nice and the service was very good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual
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food4
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Extremely friendly staff. Food was authentic Tuscan. Delicious and reasonably priced. If you want a fun show, sit at a bar table and watch the chef in action.

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food5
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2016

The food, service and decor are excellent. Would highly
recommend for a romantic dinner, celebration dinner, or
just a regular dinner out night.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for a Date, Romantic
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food5
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2016

I've been a number of times and have yet to be disappointed by the food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service5
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Very disappointed in the service. It took over an hour and a half to get our food. We had 7:00 reservation and we were still not eating at 8:30. Will not return.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2016

We were very disappointed in our experience. The waitress was very nice but not very attentive and the food was average at best. The portions are large but two of us got the special and it was overcooked. The restaurant is very small and while the staff is nice, it isn't a place I would consider again.

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