Sapori Italian Restaurant – Marina del Rey
Lasagna Sora Lella
Individual home made lasagna layered with a rich meat ragout, béchamel sauce and Parmesan cheese
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina
Potatoes dumpling with a fresh tomato basil sauce baked with mozzarella cheese or you can have them with four-cheese sauce
Penne del Cacciatore
Shaved veal, beef and Italian sausage sautéed with mixed herbs in a red wine, Marsala sauce served over penne pasta
Despite the large crowd we were seated right away. We had made reservations in advance. Service was excellent, great wine, and food was delicious! We have been coming here for the past 10 years and great to see there has been no change to friendly service and great quality.
I love this place. The food is great, consistent and reasonably priced and the wait staff is fantastic. And the setting is lovely.
Been going here for years. Good experience, but owner needs to be more friendly and hospitable.
Very nice dinner on the outside patio.
I couldn’t find a light lunch option on the menu
I love this place! Exceptional food for a fair price!
The food was delicious and assistance in ordering was provided to the vegan eater. Service could have been a little more attentive. Eating by the marina is lovely but the ambience in the dining room is only OK.
Stephano is incredibly accommodating. This is real authentic Italian. Great quality, nice setting.
First time having been there, and as lovers of authentic Italian food, we were actually impressed. It was a last minute, late night availability and they were very accommodating. I would like to go in earlier evening ( 7pm? ) to take in the harbor views too.
Best place in the marina!!
Birthday get together
Great dinner with family celebrating a college graduation.
great views of marina del rey. owner stefano very personable and will do meals to order.
Great view, great food! A favorite for sure! 👍😊
Great little spot! Nice folks, delicious food, seal friendly...
We came here on our anniversary, and the food was perfect! It reminded us of one of our favorite restaurants outside of Rome.
What a gem of a place. We always enjoy eating there. The outdoor space right on the water os perfect. Food is always delicious and the staff / management are just amazing.
This is our hidden gem in Marina del Rey. We have always had exceptional meals here. They never disappoint us. I am from back east and frequently have back east guests (they are very picky about their Italian food). This is our go to spot to bring guests because we know the food will be amazing, the service excellent and the over all experience, wonderful. Our guests are always delighted with the food. The host always greets us and makes us feel welcome. After your first visit, I promise you will return again and again.
What a gem on the waterfront! The food is the best. Stephano, Miguel and all the staff make you feel at home. Our favorite restaurant in MDR
This place is so wonderful! The owner is very hands-on and makes everyone feel welcomed! The location is beautiful and the sitting areas are great!
We had a nice Prosecco to start with Caprese and a Cesar! We then ordered two entrees - cacciatore and gnocchi! Both were fantastic especially with a fantastic Tuscan red! We didn’t save room for dessert, but had espresso to finish!
Definitely will be back to this spot!!!
They wouldn’t seat us outside because the vacant table sat 4 people and we were only 2, which I understand for business reasons. It was a little frustrating to eat our meal indoors while that 4 top remained vacant, though.
The reason I am giving lower ratings is because the manager (or he could be the owner) was rude to us and extremely rude to another table who wanted to just buy alcoholic drinks. It’s certainly their business right to refuse to serve only drinks but the tone with which the manager told them was unnecessary and rude.
The food is all made fresh and it was very good. Good service too
Dockside restaurant with nice ambiance, good service and tasty food.
We sat outside and enjoyed the fresh air and the views. Bravo to Sapori for staying in business throughout the pandemic. The food is delicious and what a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The parking was great even if it was $2.00. Would definitely go back. Seafood is their forte.
The only reason I gave a 4 rating and not a 5 was that the owner was the only waiting
on tables for the first half hour. Been there years ago when it was a different name.
The bread, entre, and bread were excellent!!!
Had a wonderful lunch with a view of the water. The seafood was amazing!
Great Caesar salad!! Marinara is great- very different and pastas very fresh
One of my favorites!! Great food and service, and location!
We have been dining here often this year and love the food and their exceptional service
I went for dinner with my parents and my cousin. While my meal was delicious (I had the gnocchi) my parents’ meals were both severely undercooked... the noodles for both of their pasta dishes were not cooked very well. But the service was good and they had a nice wine list.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!!! Quality food that tastes amazing. Excellent and quick service! My new favorite Italian restaurant
Really great authentic Italian food at very reasonable price!
Disappointing. I went for a special occasion, as I had recalled it being quite good. The food was less than ok. I sent my entree back, which I never do. It was inedible, tasted old. Service was bare bones, with no frills or atrention to the occasion I mentioned multiple times. Sadly, not worth your time or money at this point.
Our server was knowledgeable and helpful on making decisions for our entrees and dessert.
Great service! Amazing food!
There were no prices on the special menu for Valentine’s Day. It looked like it was a set menu, but when I asked the price, they were all individually priced. There was an elderly member of staff, I think he was the owner, who was constantly shouting at the staff and made us feel very uncomfortable. The staff were very good and are always outstanding.
Amazing setting with delicious food! This place is fantastic and worth a visit! Thank you for a wonderful evening!!
Night before Valentine’s Day and was very busy, which was fine. Waiter kept attending to table seated after us. Asked for water, never got it. After food was served, waiter never came buy table to check, we weren’t able to order another glass of wine. Only time he came back was to bring check. Disappointing.
It was wonderful. The people were nice and the food was delicious
Sapori Italian Restaurant – Marina del Rey does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.
Sapori Italian Restaurant – Marina del Rey is rated 4.5 stars by 432 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.