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About Sapori Italian Restaurant – Marina del Rey

Come to our restaurant in the early evening and watch a beautiful sunset while munching on some appetizers like our pan-fried shrimp and sipping on some Italian Sauvignon Blanc. For a main course try our Branzino fish with some sautéed vegetables. Then to finish off a delicious meal and a beautiful night try our Zabaglione with fresh strawberries and a pastry. You will not be disappointed!

13723 Fiji Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30/10:00pm

Cross Street:
Lincoln Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 821-1740

Website:
http://sapori-mdr.com/

Catering:
We do offer catering services, please call for more information.

Parking Details:
Two hours free with validation. Make sure to park straight between the white lines and pull in forward, or risk getting a ticket from the county parking enforcement.

Executive Chef:
Pierpaolo Mattei

Private Party Contact:
Stefano Baccianella: (310) 821-1740

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sapori Italian Restaurant – Marina del Rey Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.3

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4.3

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4.0

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Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (15)
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Good for a Date (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Casual (7)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Notable Wine List (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

The waterfront/sunset view was the draw for us. The service was seamless, although there was a little resistance to our using the deserted patio. (We had dressed for the evening chill.) The menu was exiting, and we ordered in excess, sampling all of the evening's specials. And it was the food and the tastes that led to our disappointment: nothing special at best.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Second time here, went for a date with my husband. Beautiful view of the Marina and very cozy and quiet. Authentic Italian food, the carpaccio was spectacular. One of my favorite dishes which I order often - my husband said Sapori's was the best he's ever had. Highly recommend, very cute space that feels undiscovered and tucked away.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great food and service. Sapori never fails. Consistently good cuisine. Excellent wines.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Slow service, food was good, but had made reservation via Open Table and asked for a patio/outdoor seating and found out that the management does not even look at the request. Go figure?

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We’ve been there many times. Nothing is inspired or that great. What the menus describes isn’t what you necessarily get. Love the location

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The food is outstanding and the service I should excellent. Feels very cozy and romantic.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

They took too long and were not very attentive.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Fishermen's Village on Sunday afternoon is not complete without wine and lunch at Sapori.
Great service, we had a delicious appetizer a bottle of wine and lunch.
Amazing place on the Marina.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great service / friendly owner/ outstsnding rabbit & pasta special👏👏👏👏

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Very good evening

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Came from out of town to find a place that could accommodate a group of 15 of us at one big table outside by the water. Great placement, great food, great service, great time. Food was outstanding and the owner treated us like friends. Brought out two huge antipasto appetizer trays that were a great touch. Everything made for a perfect night. Great find.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, People Watching, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Brought our out-of-town family to enjoy a sunset dinner at one of our favorites in Marina del Rey. Food was great, as usual, but the service on this particular evening, not so much. We'll likely return for the food and location, but with trepidation.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great view, excellent seafood! Must try gem, also a notable wine list. Watch the yachts and sail boats go by while you enjoy!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This was our second time at Sapori. The service was not as attentive as during our first visit, even though we had the same waiter. There were four in our party; two ordered the duck. It was very disappointing: tough, uninspired, with a poor excuse for glaze. Should have sent it back. The farfale with chicken was excellent. The pasta with clams was fine. Servers need to warn customers about certain dishes here, or the Chef needs to make changes. The atmosphere is warm and friendly; being on the marina is very nice.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We love Sapori and the owner, Stefano.
We have had many a fine meal there and at parties catered by Sapori.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Excellent food and the service is great. Experienced and friendly staff.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great service. Food good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I've been going there for years even when it was under different ownership. Always an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Brought my niece, and my dog, to this lovely waterfront Italian resto. They have a decent sized patio overlooking the channel - boats passing in the sunset - incredible. The owner was kind and service was terrific. I highly recommend the fried artichoke app - delicious! We shared the grilled salmon and a pasta dish with mushrooms and then had two desserts - a truly terrific meal with a gorgeous view!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Authentic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 6, 2017

This place packed people in like sardines. It was overpacked and understaffed. Service was very slow and not very attentive. Once we finally got our meals, the food itself was decent but not worth the whole experience. We wouldn't go back again, unfortunately.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food was excellent. Two of us had the seafood mixed grill special and it was exceptional; nicely marinated and perfectly cooked. The grill was served with a salad and we ordered a side of pasta ..... Heaven.
They were very busy (both the inside and the patio were full) and for the most part the staff handled it very well ... Seems like they could have used one more person to handle the water refills, etc, but that little hiccup wouldn't stop me from recommending Sapori. The food is excellent, the staff are friendly and it is right on the water!

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Beautiful Italian restaurant in the waterfront, several yachts right in front while dining.
Food was great , authentic Italian, and service was impeccable. Grazie Stefano and Miguel!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Delicious food, good place for conversation. We sat outside, but would have had a little better view inside, especially of the sunset (blocked by a yacht). There was a large group nearby, but they were well behaved. Overall, we were very happy to have chosen this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Hey We were forced to sit outside because of a large European group booked the inside tables - but we enjoyed the viewed of the Marina boats & the sunset ...the food was savory as always but the device was slow due to the large group
Overall a enjoyable evening with visiting foodies from
San Francisco who love Italian cuisine: Ed P

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We always enjoy date nights or gatherings with friends and family at Sapori. The staff and owner are wonderful and make you feel like "family"....delicious menu

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Hey Excellent food service & view of the water- homemade pasta is highly recommended/ this is a gem/EDDIE

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Sapori is near my home, it's quaint inside and just a pedestrian path from the sea wall and docks. We ate on the patio. Service was great and the food was very good, for the price.
FYI-Live music between Sapori and the neighboring restaurant, frequently, on summer weekends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

When we first arrived, we sat on the patio, which was very nice but windy (we weren't by the glass wall which helps keep the wind down). We requested to be reseated inside and they were completely accommodating. The food was excellent and we had a very nice time looking out at the Marina and taking a lovely after dinner walk.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was excellent - my husband especially loved the lobster lasagna - but definitely order a salad or appetizer because the portions were very small.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 1, 2017

I have been to Sapori several times - lunch, dinner. Have taken family & friends there & was always very pleased. I love the variety & quality of the food = always excellent And there has never been a feeling of having to hurry, even when the restaurant if full.. Much appreciated.- Will definitely be back again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We enjoyed both the food and the setting. The location is on the waterfront. The food was good. My husband had baked lasagna and he really liked it. I had the salmon with grilled vegetables which was also very good. Our waiter was attentive and friendly although the kitchen was a little slow which wasn't a problem for us since we were in no rush. The strawberry and cream dessert that I had could have had more strawberries in it. When the owner came by and asked how our food was I mentioned this to him and he got a little defensive and said other customers always love it. Probably not the best response. Other than that I would recommend you try this restaurant.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on May 22, 2017

We dont know the area but I really fancied Italian. After going on yelp I chose here, even though the reviews weren't brilliant! I am so glad we went here,some of the best pasta I have eaten in a long time. Great service great water views and a really good price! If we are back in this area I will come back for sure

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 17, 2017

We've been to Sapori many times and never had a bad meal. It's our "go to" restaurant for great Italian food in Marina Del Rey.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2017

We bring friends here often. This visit our friends from NJ were in town and requested that we go to Sapori. The food is consistently wonderful and authentic. You get that real cucina feel. Every dish is special.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We had appetizer main dish and dessert all of which were excellent

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Delicious Italian food in a restaurant run by an actual Italian. Spaghetti with clam sauce tasted exactly like it does at 100 restaurants in Rome. Anitpasto Misto was also a great way to start the meal. Altogether a great dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Great location- enjoyed the food and wine- I would call it above traditional Italian

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Sapori chefs create consistently delicious dishes. We can always rely on the freshness of the ingredients, the tastiness of the sauces and the dependability of the food. It is a treat to eat there looking out at the boats skimming past in the marina. We split the burrata as an appetizer and I had the ravioli special. My husband had the risotto with wild mushrooms and giant prawns. All delicious. We shared a bottle of red wine and, ta da, a perfect evening.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We have been to Sapori several times; that proves we like it. The waterfront setting is lovely, the food is always good and the service is quite personable and attentive without being intrusive. It's a little neighborhood gem.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 13, 2017

We love the Insalada Marina and Branzino...really everything is wonderful There is always a welcoming, family atmosphere.
Great for date night.

Tags: Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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