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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

Sapori Ristorante - Newport Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for a Date (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
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Cozy (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Authentic (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Casual (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fun (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Romantic (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Business Meals (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

We've been here before and the food is always great and typically the service is good. On Saturday night 2/17, we had terrible service and were mostly ignored, food was still good but service hopefully will improve.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Best Italian restaurant in Newport Beach by far. Hostess, waiter and food were unmatched. Vibe was uplifting. Pace was perfect. Can’t wait to return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Very disappointing!! We chose Sapori for our Valentine's Dinner. First off we were seated in a table off in the corner of the outdoor patio, and basically were forgotten. The service was fair at best. We chose a bottle of wine, which had to be put in a bucket of ice, since it was too warm to drink. The entrees that we ordered were okay, nothing special - and we were shocked when the bill came and found that one entrée - off the list of Specials for the Evening - was priced at $45!! About twice the price of other entrees and DEFINITELY NOT WORTH IT!
Would NOT recommend this restaurant and shall not return!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Tried Sapori for the first time for Valentine's Day. The outside patio is definitely the best ambiance for a meal. Great service and great Italian favorites!

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food5
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 7 days ago

Always great. Been eating here for 20 years! Favorite Italian restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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food5
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food can't wait to come back. Make a reservation and you will get seated quick if it's busy

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 10, 2018

They need to work on their service. Two people ordered the same dish but got different side dishes, neither of them were asked which side they would like. Not checked up on through out the evening.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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food3
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Father-Daughter Dance night dinner. Roberto treated our daughters like princesses.

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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food, very nice environment and very attentive and friendly staff

Tags: Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 2, 2018

A relaxing lunch, wonderful ambience and food.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Had a very pleasant experience. Service was excellent, and the food was prepared perfectly.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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food5
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value3

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Consistently great service and food at Sapori. Ever disappoints...

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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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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food5
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

Friday casual dinner

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years eve

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great meal!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 27, 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 27, 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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food2
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 26, 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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food5
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 (Orange County)·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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food5
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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 17, 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 14, 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 14, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 9, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I enjoyed the food it was delicious

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was a little slow this visit unusual for Sapori

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great service and good

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 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 21, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 20, 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 15, 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 14, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 5, 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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