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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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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Casual (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Authentic (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Food and service were excellent as usual. Can't go wrong here. My favorite restaurant in LA. A delightful little gem💎

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great restaurant. Friendly; consistently terrific dinners.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Dinner for my 21st birthday! Was very good food, music choice was a little weird (country) but the rest was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was good as usual, however, the service was much slower than on other occasions. It seemed as if they might have been understaffed that evening as it was not up to its usual standard.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I have loved and continue to love Sapori. Been coming here for almost 10 years. It is consistently excellent. Do yourself a favor and go!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The Marina was fogged during most of the dinner, but we could see what a great vantage point that the restaurant would be for very good food with a Marina ambiance.

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This is a great place for delicious food, excellent service and perfect view!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New year eve

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

On New Year's Eve, Sapori Italian Restaurant was understandably chaotic and very busy. The restaurant was fully booked for the evening. The noise level was loud enough to make dinner conversations almost a shouting match. The waiter was friendly, but I felt that I was rushed to place my orders. There was a limited conversation when discussing the menu items that were written in Italian. The appetizer ordered was the Gamberi Ala Milanese which is a shrimp and crab mixture that is breaded with a lot of breadcrumbs and served on a scallop shell. The first thing you taste is the breadcrumbs, then you eventually can see a sparse of crab meat and baby shrimp. For the main course, there was Tonnarelli Pescatore and a supposed ravioli in a lobster sauce on the special menu. The Tonnarelli Pescatore had all the right ingredients that consisted of calamari, shrimps clams & mussels. The taste was bland and slightly acidic. The was no taste of lobster in the ravioli that was underwhelming. I think this meal was cooked by Chef Boyardee, at least that what it tasted like. For dessert was a Tiramisu. The taste was just okay. There was no trace of rum in the taste and it tasted more chocolatey than normal. All the aforementioned together with 1 glass of bad tasting house sparkling white wine and a bottle of Sole water and 1 cup of coffee. The total bill came out to be $124. I could have gotten a better tasting equivalent dinner at my local informal family Italian restaurant for more than half of what I paid. Maybe there are other items that are better. Unfortunately, I won't be back to try them.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Lovely waterfront dinner. Carpaccio was delicious as was the risotto.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very Nice! Food is good, service and atmosphere awesome and reasonably priced, with a great view of the Marina. Will definitely be back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

One of my favorite neighborhood spots!
Thank you, Stefano & Miguel for taking care of us while there was a very large dining party going on the same table time we were dining (party of 3)!

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Sapori is a great spot for Italian food in Marina del Rey. Owner Stephano is there most every evening and has a staff of warm and knowledgeable servers. We enjoy the warmth of the restaurant even though it is bright and cheery on summer evenings with all the windows on the west side of the restaurant that looks out to the water. The outdoor patio is great in the summertime. Food is simple great Italian food, fish and seafood always good too. We enjoy the food and experience every time we visit the restaurant which if once a month.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Really good high quality food
Novel appetizers

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I am a regular patron and the Sapori staff always accomodate my special requests (I am vegetarian) deliciously.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Sapori never fails to bring a smile to your face and amazing meal to your table. I’ve told friends to go and to order the special regardless of what it is. I took my own advice and we had an outstanding Osso Bucco and also a very spectacular Venison ragout.
Rounding out the meal was a Tiramisu that all others should be judged against - perfection.

Sapori is a great place for a meal with the family or an intimate date. Don’t miss it.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Waterfront
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 (London)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 3, 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 17, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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vip
 (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 September 30, 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 26, 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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 (Palm Springs)·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 16, 2017

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

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very good evening

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 15, 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 2, 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 1, 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 19, 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 14, 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 12, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great service. Food good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 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 10, 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 5, 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 5, 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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