Sapori Italian Restaurant – Marina del Rey
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30/10:00pm
We often go to this lovely restaurant on the water in MDR. The food is great and the personal touch with service is amazing
Thought the service was lacking, the food was poor quality and the owner was extremely rude. I would highly recommend going somewhere else. I eat out all the time and was one of the worst Restuarants I’ve ever been too.
Very beautiful restaurant with a nice view and yummy food!
I was here for a business meal. There were 6 of us. 4 people really enjoyed their meal and 2 did not at all. The specials were incredible. We had the burrata prosciutto special appetizer. The salads were very bitter. Too much arugula and nothing to mellow that flavor. The grilled chicken was the best part of the salad even though it was quite dry. Everyone seemed to enjoy their pasta. Their house choice for Pinot Grigio was very nice. The patio view is on of the best the marina. The staff was attentive and accommodating.
Food was good and reasonably priced. Lasagna was excellent. I had the appetizer special -veal stuffed zucchini. It needed a sauce or more seasoning as I thought overall it was very bland.
Authentic Italian, very well ran with scenic marina view.
I had not been to Sapori in years and had good memories of it.The view of the marina is lovely and the decor is also attractive. It was very loud, even though it was half empty and other guests were not particularly loud-it is the acoustics. So, if you want to have conversation, this may not be the best restaurant for that. The bread was delicious and fresh. My salad was delicious and enough to split as an appetizer. My entree, a Agnolotti Tartufula, was also delicious and the perfect portion size. Unfortunately, my companions did not fare as well. One was warned by the waiter that her pasta dish was very cheesy and he was not exaggerating. It was very rich and she could only eat half of it. My other companion was brought the wrong entree and had to wait 10 minutes as we ate ours. The waiter apologized, but charged the full price, so we will not be returning.
We had a wonderful time and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating! I've been several times & look forward to visiting again soon!
We are now regulars here! We ALWAYS make it a date night stop when we are in Marina Del Rey! VERY authentic from the Italian elderly owner to the Italian staff! Great wine and great company!
Amazing quick service. Such good food!
We have dined at Sapori several times over the years, always for special occasions, and we have always been super happy about our choice. The food and service are both excellent. We usually are a group that includes (by now) middle schoolers all the way to grandparents, and we have always all been happy. The Marina location is, of course, very special, too. Definitely, recommend the place. We look forward to celebrating at Sapori again in the (hopefully near) future!
Some of the best Italian dishes around (you'd never know it but true)
Excellent food and excellent service. Your will feel welcome. Al special requests will be fullfilled. This is our favorite local Italian restaurant.
The food was atrocious. All vegetables in all dishes were canned vegetables not fresh, thus, dishes with vegetables were beige and gray in color. My husband had a prawn main course and the prawns were all shell almost no flesh, it was so extreme it almost looked like a prank. Dreadful.
i Sapori's dishes were some of the best Italian food I've had anywhere, including Italy - even Northern Italy, which is what the cuisine was. The noise level inside when we arrived was VERY bad, but we had been wanting to sit outside, anyhow, which was very pleasant.
A last minute find on Open Table when we needed a place to lunch with a relative from out of town. Could not have been happier with our choice. Even at lunch, the extensive menu made our choices difficult but each of us was so pleased with our meal....one even ordered a meal to go for her spouse! I wish I had gotten the name of our waiter.....he was excellent as was the entire staff. Can’t wait to return.
We came the evening of our 27th anniversary. The ambience is beautiful and peaceful. The food was very good and the service was wonderful! Would highly recommend!
Good food, great view and wonderful service - 4th time a friend and I have met there for dinner, probably go again in a few months. the seasonal specials are particularly interesting.
We were pleasantly surprised by the entire dining experience. None of our party of four had dined there. I can say very strongly that we will dine there again. We all ordered different items and to the person, the result was magnificent. We brought our own wine and the corkage charge was very reasonable.. The service was also excellent.
Fantastic home made Italian food with amazing views, a must go!
The perfect place for a relaxing and delicious lunch and/or dinner
Great service and great food. Fish and pasta spectacular as well as appetizers
Great service, food, and price! Wasn’t sure what to expect but loved the restaurant portions service and quality!
Very nice, intimate restaurant on the water with very attentive and professional staff. Food and wine were excellent. Moderate to high cost. Would definitely recommend to others for quiet dinner with friends.
We love this place---the Italian food is almost like grandma's , the owner is darling, the view of the harbor and boats is so peaceful especially at sunset. On warmer days the outdoor patio is like being on the seaside in Italy!
We love the porcini pasta dish and the other very authentic pastas. The fish was served beautifully, with crispy roasted potatoes. and the gelato delicious!!!
We think it is definitely worth the ride and its free parking.
We frequently go to this lovely restaurant for date night and love it each time. It is close to home, wonderful food and the best service... Miquel is always gracious and accommodating...we loo forward to having him at our table each visit.
Everything was lovely. It felt authentically Italian. We felt the food was a little over-salted, but would go back.
The ravioli with mushroom truffle sage sauce was light and delicious. I loved every bite. The pasta was perfectly homemade. The affogato dessert was very good but what can go wrong with espresso and ice cream? My service was impeccable.
Hidden jewel of a place in Fisherman’s Village at Marina Del Rey. Delicious Caesar salad and baked Lasagna simply delicious.
Excellent food, excellent service, we will be back.
Somewhat grumpy, inattentive service. Unremarkable food, dry (warmed) lower quality bread. Antipasto misto a collection of vegetable pieces with a few sad cheese cubes. Average at best pasta dishes. Compared to the many excellent Italian restaurants in Los Angeles, this one cannot compete.
Had a very pleasant meal at Sapori's. Everybody had something different and we all enjoyed out meal. Great views of the marina. Would recommend to anyone.
What a lovely evening, service was great -
I especially enjoyed the number of menu choices with my favorite ingredients: artichokes, asparagus, crab meat, filet of sole, sun dried tomatoes, all in classic Italian preparations!
We'll be back!
Food and service were excellent as usual. Can't go wrong here. My favorite restaurant in LA. A delightful little gem💎
Great restaurant. Friendly; consistently terrific dinners.
The Staff was excellent and some of the best food every. The Owner continued coming over to the table making sure you were taken care of. Special Place
Dinner for my 21st birthday! Was very good food, music choice was a little weird (country) but the rest was great.
Sapori is a great place to get delicious italian food without all the overpriced hype or “cool” trendy ratings. Been living in this neighborhood for over 50 years and am grateful to have a place like Sapori to get a great Italian dinner without making reservations a month in advance or breaking the bank. Plus who can complain being on the water and being treated to great service and a good meal with plenty of free parking.