Sapori Trattoria

4.8
3466 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Sapori is a popular neighborhood restaurant featuring an innovative presentation of Italian cuisine at a reasonable price. The restaurant has an intimate warm feel & a friendly helpful staff. The highly visible owner & Italian chef runs Sapori & focus on bringing customers uniquely satisfying dining experiences. Sapori offers an extensive, affordable wine list & a full selection of spirits. ***Reserve your birthday dinner with us & we will send you out a premium dessert for free - it's your birthday!***

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Mon - Fri 4:00PM - 4:30PM

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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I went here for dinner with my fiance for our anniversary. Food was pretty good, but we didn't classify it as food network worthy. But the ambiance was very romantic and the service was outstanding! Sapori Trattoria made our anniversary very special. They even printed "Happy Anniversary!" on our menus!

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M
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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RY
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great restaurant. Very popular. The food was outstanding and when our table was a little late, they gave us an appetizer to make up for it. Very nice staff. Somewhat noisy atmosphere so don’t go for a quiet dining experience.

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TG
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Nice win list. Intimate setting. Can’t beat local Chicago locations!

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RD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently good. The food is great and the service is excellent. Lovely place to cekebrate a special occasion or just have a good dining experience.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience’

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n
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Service was good (a little on the slower paced side) and our server was very nice. He didn’t tell us his name, but he offered some great recommendations on what to get. It was our first time dining here and all of the options looked wonderful on paper (and yelp).

We ordered some wine to start, and then bruschetta as an appetizer which was delicious. They also brought out bread with Parmesan cheese. The bread was warm and very good.

For entrees, we ordered the stuffed lobster pasta with pink sauce, and the penne with sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, grilled chicken and vodka sauce.

The lobster pasta was good, my friend said it was lukewarm but she loved the sauce. The penne dish was wonderful, but with one problem, the chicken had a fishy taste.

Our server asked about it, we were honest, and he got his manager. His manager assured us that the chicken had not come into contact with any fish, and replaced the dish right away, remaking the chicken and bringing it on the side (the chicken he brought out was way better) In all honesty, the dish was excellent without it. And the manager topped off our wine as an apology for the chicken.

Overall, a decent experience. Will be back in the future to try more!

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JT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wait staff and hosts are fully engaged and very helpful. Dishes are well prepared and portion size very generous.

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go to Italian Restaurant! Always a wonderful meal! There is a $10 corking fee (amazing) and everything is delicious. We tried the lobster stuff pasta in a pink vodka sauce and it was a show stopper. This is a must eat if you are in the area!

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CO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was excellent and it always is. My husband and I arrived for an early dinner around 4. The food was amazing but the service was not on point. I saw the waitress and busboys pass by our table several times and not pick up our dirty dishes. The plates were not picked up until after we received our check. I understand if the restaurant is busy but if it's slow there is no reason for that to occur.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service!

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DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sapori has been a favorite spot for years. Service, food, and ambiance are always superb. I cannot recommend this establishment highly enough. My only concern is that too many people recognize what a special place this is and I struggle to find a reservation.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service for a birthday dinner. They even put the birthday boys name one the menu!

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LA
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

This place was really loud and very squished. I had trouble hearing my friends who sat across from me at the table.

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M
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They went out of their way to a accommodate our early arrival and printed my sons name on the menu for his birthday!!! The food was amazing! We had a wonderful experience and they even called me when my husband accidentally left his credit card!!

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j
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love and love - as always!

Might be fun to add some new items to the menu though!

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NB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went here for NYE dinner with a large party of 12. The waitor was attentative, helpful, and made great suggestions. Food was prompt, and all really tasty! I really enjoyed the lobster ravioli and the seafood risotto. The waiter split our checks without us even asking! Enjoyed this place a lot and will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect experience, chef is great

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Sapori is our family’s favorite restaurant in the city. It reminds us of our vacation in Italy. We live in the suburbs and Sapori is our “go to” to celebrate birthdays and holidays. The service is amazing, food has wonderful flavors and we love the charming ambience.

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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for dinner. Selected this resturant based on Yelp reviews. It did not disappoint. Everything was delicious and fresh. Will definitely return.

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JR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I’ve been a handful of times. Seafood is great, as well as the brussel sprout bruschetta.

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E
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I comtinue to return to this restaurant. The food is constitenly good. The service is great. The potions are large enough to pack up a take home bag.
Great sangria as well. Red or white.

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PS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the staff went above and beyond.....they are friendly, accomodating and knowledgable.

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Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a get-away weekend to Chicago. So happy we discovered Sapori Trattoria! We had a delicious meal and we each took half of our meal home. 😊

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressive to be ready access ramp for my electric wheelchair in a tiny doorway, very well! Excellent satisfaction, thanks so much!! Also, always still love Spaori foods plus coursety assistant me what I am disabled. Thanks so much!! Looking forward come back again!
Happy New Year! Maria

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LF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to go to with friends or on a date. the restaurant is actually huge but you wouldn't know it because each of the rooms has a very intimate, cozy feel. The warm vibe makes you want to just sit around and talk to your friends. My favorite dishes are the Veal and the Lasagna. The avocado crostini is also delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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BT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We brought friends for their first time there and they loved it! Told them about the personal notes we get from the chef (I think?) and they asked to get on the list too. As always, yum.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration for my wife. They treated us great and the food was fabulous! Highly recommended!

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we loved our waiter!!! Food was delicious. Amazing place all around

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal. The vodka pasta was to die for, the burrata was so fresh and amazing. You cannot go wrong with any dish here.

Service was great as well. Love the feng shui here as well.

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NE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service & food was delicious

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K
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was good, though not exceptional. Some pasta was slightly over or undercooked. Excellent service; our large party was well taken care of from start to finish. They do well with large groups and had several throughout the night. We were a high maintenance group ourselves, and they were very accommodating.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was fantastic. Lamb was cooked to perfection. Pasta fresh and served perfectly.
Service was on pointe without being intrusive. Definitely will visit again. Perfect for special occasion or just a nice dinner out!

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. Our waiter, a guy named Christian, was particularly good.

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JT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent vegetarian lasagna. Generous portion. Very attentive staff. Reasonable prices.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Table next to us was loud, but expectable for a Friday night. It was blatantly obvious our server could care less about our table being only 2 people vs. a 5 person table next to us.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! Loved the ambiance and coziness of the place.

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AG
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for a date night. The food was terrific! One of the best italian restuarants i have been to.

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SM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a great experience.... food/service/value/noise level were all way above par. I will be going back there for sure. Warning: the portions are HUGE! :)

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b
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here multiple times with my girlfriend and family for various occasions (anniversary, family visiting, just to get out of the house) and have never been disappointed. Service has always been great, we have tried and enjoyed almost everything on the menu, and ambiance in the place is great. Chef also sends gift certificates every so often which are a nice bump to get us to go. Think the pastas could be a few $ cheaper, but you do get a ton of food. Continually recommend this place to friends and the tapas and jazz on Tuesdays is awesome to check out.

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