Sapori Ristorante - Newport Beach
The restaurant is perfect for special occasions, private parties, baby showers, and weddings
As a frequent diner at Sapori, it has been one of my favorites for a long time.
For a number of years, a friend and I meet for a celebratory holiday dinner. We have dined at Sapori numerous times as well. Understanding Covid, we have not been out for months. We were reminded several times of the new one hour and 30 minute table time. SEVERAL times.
Unfortunately, with dessert, we ran over our allotted time at the table. We felt the staff could have handled this more kindly. As a matter of fact, we were treated in a rude manner, which was unnecessary.
I will not return.
Our favorite place to eat in Newport. Amazing food and cocktails! Great staff
Loved it can’t wait to go again. A special occasion restaurant, wish we lived closer. Our waiter was fabulous, Nice background music,
Sapori's is alway's an outstanding meal with fantastic service and great ambiance. Love the people and setting....they never disappoint!
Food was mediocre, the service was SLOW AND VERY RUDE. From the hostess to the wait staff, the feeling was if you were not a regular, you were scum and imposing on them by eating there. It’s a shame the atmosphere is nice but you can’t eat atmosphere.
I drove from LA just to come here and it didn’t disappoint me. Everyone was so wonderful. We had a great server named Massimo. I will be coming back soon
We all loved it great food so delicious and top service.
Delicious food and really good service.
Paolo is the best, ask for him.
Great experience celebrating our daughter Birthday
Very nice dinner and good service. Thanks!
This is a gem. The atmosphere is wonderful with outside eating, small lights and fireplace. The service is outstanding and the food is wonderful. It is nice to take a short walk on Balboa Island prior to eating. It sets a nice tone.
Good solid standard Italian food
When in Newport, we always visit Sapori. Always have great food, good wine and a friendly atmosphere...love the staff and owner.
Wonderful restaurant, super friendly professional staff who know and understand all aspects of making the evening memorable.
Great evening with family. Great fresh food and great service.
Really enjoyable patio dining with COVID social distancing protocols in place. Service was prompt & attentive. Food was delicious. Nice way to enjoy dinner out while still doing appropriate social distancing. Reservations recommended!
We arrived for our reservation on-time and were escorted to our table immediately. Our Server, Paolo was attentive, cordial and on it...without a rush. The food was delicious, courses spaced nicely. Looking forward to my next visit.
It was our anniversary and the staff did not acknowledge it. I understand with Covid the extras are probably difficult to include.
We had a fabulous dinner with our family. The food was amazing as always and Paulo was great. We will be back again!
Sapori has been a hidden gem on Bayside Drive in Newport Beach for 30 years. The setting on the patio is magical and guests could easily feel that they are in Italy.
The food is consistently excellent and the team led by the owner, Sal is outstanding.
They deliver a wonderful, friendly dining experience. The mark of a great restaurant is quality, ambience and a well trained team of professionals.
I highly recommend Sapori for a romantic evening or dinner with friends and family.
Our neighborhood gem...
disappointed...reserved through open table giving me a choice of 4:30 for 8:45. Took 4:30 but the restaurant was pretty empty at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00. I don't like the time slots made available to me while many empty tables were open by the time we left dinner.
Thank you for your patronage & perspective. Due to very limited seating because of covid-19 restrictions, we've limited tables available on OT. We're blessed with many longtime, faithful customers in our 31 years, who have sustained us during these trying times and we need to have tables available for the calls we receive daily. I looked back on the 16th and most of the tables were seated by the time you left before 6:30 & we were booked for the later slots when you made yours on the 13th.
Excellent job with distancing & masking on outdoor patio during Covid-19.
Beautiful hidden gem in the heart of NewPort. Looks like a locals favorite and is definitely an amazing experience for myself and my date. Would definitely recommend. The food and service was amazing provided by our waitress Ali.
Also awesome. Food and service.
Excellent food and service! Very responsible with respect to social distancing. Good distance between outdoor tables.
We dine here often. Our waiter was personable and very nice . Several pastas and seafood were a bit over cooked .
A nice local place!
The food and service are excellent. Very responsible with respect to social distancing. Kudos to the owner, management and staff.
Just a great evening....Grazie Sapori
First time here, they brought bread but didn’t offer oil and balsamic, we noticed other tables getting some after we had been there. I ordered the house special penne ala vodka, it didn’t come with much sauce and since we were eating outside it dried up quickly. My wife loved her lasagna. Our server was not the most friendly person I’ve ever met.
We've been dining here for about 30 years. There is no better, more friendly place in town.
Always a great locals place with good food and good service!!
Service was Slow.
Our reservation was 7.45 pm and no many busy tables so I don't understand why the service took to much time to serve the food.
Sapori was excellent as always. Great service by Paulo, Sal and team.
Food was outstanding.
I highly recommend Sapori !
Reasonably priced. Food quality , taste and presentation was excellent. Staff were friendly. Would definitely revisit.
The service, food, and ambiance were all amazing!! Beyond delicious and authentic Italian quality.
Great service, amazing veal chop. So delicious !
I was as excited as a high schooler on her first date: back to our favorite restaurant after a 10-week hiatus! Sapori never disappoints; the seafood pasta (wherein I requested substitutions of angel hair for linguine and pink sauce for red) was absolutely succulent. My partner thoroughly enjoyed his veal saltimbocca. Paolo's service was friendly, fun and impeccable, as usual. Although we enjoyed many takeout meals from Sapori during the lockdown, we cannot help but chant, "Welcome back, Sal and company!"
Awesome food, ambiance and staff!!
Sapori Ristorante - Newport Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 644-4220.
Sapori Ristorante - Newport Beach is rated 4.8 stars by 823 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.