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Sapori Ristorante - Newport Beach

4.6
511 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (16)
  • Good for a Date (14)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
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

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Nightly: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 644-4220
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Salvatore Maniaci
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jamboree
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 511 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined 7 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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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BV991 (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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ruthu (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  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.

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vipAaron (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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JamesRW (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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

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Fab2dine (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

A relaxing lunch, wonderful ambience and food.

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