Sapori Italian Restaurant – Marina del Rey

4.6
296 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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!
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Chicago
202 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Quality of food - veal sclopini and fish dish- were disappointing. Need a better chef

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LB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great local spot on the marina. Good food, good ambiance.

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O
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Small pleasant Italian Restaurant with good food, excellent view and a nice quiet place for lunch away from the more crazy popular places in Marina del Rey

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot to meet friends , great wine, great food and nice to look on bay!

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BE
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

44 wedding anniversary / they didn’t recognize my anniversary at all but it was a nice evening

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AB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant and it being my first time. The food and Prosecco was excellent. Will definitely go there since it's in my neighborhood.

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p
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We had reservations for 8:30 but there were no tables available until about 9:15. I was starving and looking on my phone for a different place to eat when we were finally seated. While we were waiting the manager or owner repeatedly came over to us and blamed the wait on diners who arrived late, without apologizing or offering anything. (Reservations are to help manage table seating, so it's management's fault -- NOT diners' fault -- that they allow so many people to be late-seated that reservation holders have to wait so long.) By this time I was already irritable ("hangry"). The very noisy environment added to my vexation. It was so noisy I eventually stopped trying to talk and listen to my dining partner. The food was good but not memorable. The salads were good and very attractive but large enough for 2 1/2 people. Nothing was said about this on the menu or by the servers. (The prices on the menu should have been a clue but I missed it.) The bread was very disappointing, airy slices without crust. For the main course I had the "square" (long and thick) spaghetti with seafood; I chose the tomato-based sauce. It was quite good and even better as leftovers the next day. I will not go back. If you do go, make early reservations so you'll eat when you want to and will be able to enjoy the view of the Marina (which of course we didn't have since it was dark).

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quant, nice small atmosphere. Manager gets his hands "dirty." Authentic Italian food. View of boats on the water. Restaurant is one compact room, but gives you that real Italy vibe. Perfect for a date with a significant other. Highly recommend.

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CB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good. Service and staff were unbelievably wonderful. Our waiter explained all foods that DID NOT have rosemary (my allergy) and brought a sundae with a candle in it for my sister's bday and it was such a happy surprise for her. Wonderful restaurant, clean, charming and we loved it!

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MM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Authentic Italian food, reasonably priced in an attractive setting overlooking the water. Good service from knowledgeable staff.

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PC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sapori has become my getaway restaurant for those days when I take the red eye home to new York. It is always a satisfying meal, and the ambiance is terrific.
Wednesday's meal featured fresh made Rigatoni with Ossobuco sauce, with a fresh burratta and tomato appetizer. Delicious!

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f
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Though we've lived here in Marina Del Rey for over 20 years, neither my friend or I recall seeing this place before, much to our loss. Sapori is a quaint, lovely little authentic Italian restaurant in Fisherman's Village. Beautifully finished, it's cozy, comfortable and warm. The owner is a very nice Italian gentleman who helped through the wine list and the menu and everything, from the breaded shrimp appetizer to the chocolate mousse cake desert, was absolutely delicious. One caveat, the place is small during the winter months as they don't serve on the patio...make a reservation!

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JK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Been there a few times. The food was very good. A little hard to see the menu in the low lighting. Also, a little hard to hear due to lots of hard surfaces. Sounds like I am getting old. Those are the only negatives and I still recommend it for good Italian food.

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MF
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place -- the food, the location and the service.

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PC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to place before heading to LAX for the red eye home to New York.

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R
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always amazing there. We wish we went more often!

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LG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful little hidden gem of a restaurant tucked into a quiet part of the Marina waterfront. Food was great, service was exemplary and great ambience. Also, has a parking lot which is always helpful in California. Not one of these trendy places -- just good solid Italian food in a nice atmosphere

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Two of us had Veal Marsala which was delicious and tender. One of had roasted chicken dish.. very tasty. We also ordered Beet Salad which we enjoyed. Food was very authentic Italian with a lot of flavour. I’m Italian so I don’t always like eating out Italian but this meal was delicious!

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TS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food even though the name sounds like it should be Japanese. We've been going there for years and never had a bad meal.

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M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Office Holiday Lunch. Everyone enjoyed.

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DD
Los Angeles
102 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We do love this quaint Italian restaurant with a water view. Food and service always great. It was louder than usual Saturday night but most likely due to the holidays. 😊

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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CT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

our waiter was class all the way. house was packed. tables inside and right on the marina. beautiful.

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JV
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, well served and fairly priced. Nice view of the marina. What's not to like?

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SK
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hosted by Stefano, an intimate dining pleasure. Consistent personalized service, creative food dishes and warm atmoshpere

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P
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly. Food great. Wonderful view

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TS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Italian restaurant in the Marina Del Rey area. Great food and service. Nice view of the marina. And on Sundays, you can sit outside and listen to live music in the afternoon.

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MA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Miguel and the owner who gave us a superb service. With regards to the food and ambience, as always ...it is excellent! That’s why we keep coming back with our visitors from different states and from Europe!
Ciao!

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SS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has been there for a while, and it has never failed. It it's the only authentic Italian restaurant in the neighborhood. Fish pasta dishes and fish based main courses are my favorite.

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E
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The daily special,stuffed quail was fabulous. The service was very personal. We loved it.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there at lunch time and it wasn’t really busy so the service was excellent and the food was spectacular! We shared the muscles and clam appetizer . It was a large portion and really tasty . We then shared the Radicchio Salad with grilled shrimp - Delicious!

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JK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food with personal attention. I always get seafood here, so can't comment on anything else.

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TB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My girlfriend and I had a very delicious lunch and the service was good, we ate outside on the patio, it was 12 o’clock and was not busy yet on a Sunday! We had a long lunch but nobody was rushing us to get out of there which we appreciated.

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V
Palm Springs
81 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good flavored food items, just not sure if everything was prepared fresh to order. Pasta dish was a very basic tomato sauce with very little spice to it at all. Needed more Italian spices. Wife had the chicken dish which was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was very efficient and friendly. The excellent food just upped the level to an already great evening.

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DD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in LA and my go-to for special occasions and to make out of town guests happy and satisfied

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DD
Los Angeles
102 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We chose this restaurant because we had dined there previously on a few occasions. It was just as good as we remembered and although we sat inside, we might give outdoors a try next time. Delicious!

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WP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Grouchy host, not accommodating. Service was slow - big price - not big value. Won't be back.

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M
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance- ocean view in MDR. Service was great- just wish food was. My grilled Jumbo Wild prawns were medium sized at best and very difficult to take out of the shells bc so small. My husbands lobster risotto was average. But sitting outside with a view was worth it!!

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SP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. It was authentic Italian cooking! We were visiting from the East Coast and found this gem of a restaurant. Meal was freshly made, outdoor dining was beautiful.

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