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About Sapori Ristorante - Newport Beach

Established in 1989, Sapori Ristorante - Newport Beach is a culinary experience unique from any other. Owner and chef, Sal Maniaci, has brought his firsthand knowledge of Italian cuisine to Newport Beach. A genuine Mediterranean setting coupled with experienced and knowledgeable waiters add to Sapori's authenticity. The remodeled patio featuring a fireplace and outdoor heaters creates an intimate atmosphere perfect for romantic and warm outdoor dining. Signature dishes include penne otero, farfalle salmone, scalloppine gorgonzola, and several other original pasta and meat dishes. Traditional Italian appetizers and desserts such as calamari fritti and tiramisu and an excellent wine list complete the menu.

The restaurant is perfect for special occasions, private parties, baby showers, and weddings

1080 Bayside Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Nightly: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Jamboree

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 644-4220

Website:
http://www.saporinb.com/

Executive Chef:
Salvatore Maniaci

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

In past years, we have had a major problem with "no shows" and late cancellations on Valentine's Day. Consequently, we are requiring a credit card guarantee with all Valentine's Day reservations. Any cancellations must be made by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 13th.

Sapori Ristorante - Newport Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Cozy (14)
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Fun (13)
Casual (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Romantic (11)
Authentic (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Love this place! Excellent service and wonderful authentic Italian food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Great standby Restaurant. Food is consistently very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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service4
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Friday casual dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Sapori continues to be our favorite go-to restaurant in Newport Beach. Never disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years eve

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great meal!

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food5
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

My fave place to go for old school Italian with a modern cozy feel! The staff is always friendly and the food great! I like that you can go in sweats or dress up! Great for a romantic date or a birthday.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I used to love coming to Sapori when I lived close by. I hadn't eaten at Sapori in a long time. I was disappointed in the quality of the food, the portion size of the carpaccio and the overall dining experience.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Went here with family over Christmas Holiday! We really enjoyed the food & ambience of Sapori...I would go back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

food was brilliant as usual, been coming here for years, and had our company Christmas lunch there, Roberto did a great job in handeling all the different orders, thank you Sapori's.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent service and exceptional cuisine. The patio is my favorite with the fireplace and relaxed ambience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 18, 2017

A lovely time with family celebrating a birthday, it was our second time and did not disappoint.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Sapori is always enjoyable and never disappoints. Wonderful neighborhood ambiance with long time friendly staff. Lively but not noisy, it's always a fun spot to meet friends and enjoy a very nice Italian meal.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Sapori is always excellent. I love the ambiance on the patio.

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Been going to sapori for 20+ years and it is always fantastic!
Thank you!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The worst service I’ve ever had. Waited 20 minutes to be greeted by our waiter- no water, nothing. He acknowledged the busy night and then provided brusque impersonal service. While the food was very good we won’t go back. Very overpriced for a mediocre experience. Disappointed in the experience.

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food4
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Sappori is one of my ' go to ' places in Newport Beach. It's off the schedule of the jet set which makes it nice, as you can have a wonderful meal, with amazing service, yet don't feel rushed or as if your waiter is auditioning for a part on a TV series. It never fails, nor fails to exceed your expectations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fun, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I enjoyed the food it was delicious

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I would recommend Sapori for any type of meal or occasion. They are excellent in all
that they do, and in my opinion are an excellent value as well. We've been there quite a
few times and plan on returning fairly frequently

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent ambiance and the food was delicious. Tremendous selection of Italiana food.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was a little slow this visit unusual for Sapori

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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great service and good

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We've been coming here for over 25 years.......never a bad experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

There were 8 of us at a nice round table. We were seated right away and the food was good. The service was very slow. Once we received our food, no one ever came back to the table to see if everything was okay, to see if anyone wanted anything else. Everyone was sitting there with empty glasses, and no one even asked if anyone wanted another drink, glass of wine, etc. We had to flag down our server to get another glass of wine. Also, my meal was not very hot. I got the impression it had been sitting in the kitchen for a while before bringing it to the table.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals
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food4
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food is the star as it should be at a restaurant... the service is a little slow and very common for a Newport Beach restaurant. I think every single restaurant in NPB feels like they don't need the customers... it's a weird thing that is very noticeable in San Francisco and NPB. Would I go back? Yes! I would just lower my timely expectations. Not a big deal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Have been to Sapori many times. Service and food are always good. Great atmosphere!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

As always the food at Sapori was excellent. We had a lovely dinner on the patio with friends and everyone had a great meal.

Tags: Casual
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food4
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Sapori is a place we feel good about taking anyone because we know the food and service will always be excellent and the patio is a beautiful area to eat.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We love & frequently eat here! It's great for 2 or a group! Very upbeat & you hear each other unlike most other places!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very disappointed in both food quality and value. We ordered seafood dishes and they were both very dry. I also felt they overpriced. Almost $40 for a pacific swordfish that was average at best.
I've dined here before but was quite disappointed on this visit.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Romantic seating on the patio with fireplace/candles and trees lined with white lights. Loved it! Service, food, and ambiance are all worth the trip. Veal Saltimboca and Pasta Bolognese were both great choices. Would highly recommend for a quiet romantic dinner or just a relaxing place to visit with friends. When in the area will be sure to stop in again..

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We elected to share a salad and two different entrees. They divided them in the kitchen for us and they were delicious. We travel to the Newport area annually from Tucson and always make this a stop for dinner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Eight ladies. Good friends. Perfect dinner. Good service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always one of my favorite local restaurants featuring the best food and service.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always a great meal

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I have traveled to Italy many times and Sapori's food is the real deal.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We've been dining here for at least 27 years and it simply keeps getting better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Again ,another beautiful evening at Sapori.
Thank you for the hospitality ,you make us feel like at home .

Tags: Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 13, 2017

First time there and glad we did it. We will be back. Made reservation via open table. Seated immediately. Saltimbocca was fabulous as was the pasta my husband had. Quite a little gem

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food was, as usual, excellent! Our waiter was attentive and friendly. Patio seating was so enjoyable and relaxing. Thank you!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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