Sapori Trattoria

4.7
3650 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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing! highly recommend to anyone looking for quality Italian.

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is amazing food and service it’s the perfect neighborhood Italian restaurant!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Anthony happened to come by our table and we had a nice conversation with him. He then sent over cake and wine for my birthday! So thoughtful! My husband and I love coming here for special occasions because of the thoughtful gestures they take to make the evening special!

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AK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter made a mistake entering order to kitchen, but the manager came immediately out after hearing about it and they made it right. Appreciate this place a lot.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Father’s Day dinner. Been there many times and always so good. Although this time it was a little rough start. We were brought apps that were not ordered by us, we ordered a bottle and were brought wine glasses originally (server corrected and did not charge for the first glasses of wine). I ordered tiramisu and I’m not quite sure what happened to it. We will be back, just seemed a little out of sorts compared to our normal experience.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been many times to Sapori and each time it's delicious and fresh

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HC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food! Large portions. Excellent service. Comfortable rooms. Make a reservation. Enjoy the chocolate with raspberry cake!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

We love your restaurant, but on this visit the noise level was deafening. We couldn’t even have a dinner conversation. We will only return for lunch or for a very early dinner. Very disappointed!

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AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and really nice staff. Would honestly eat there every day if I could.

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J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great people and great food!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bread is beyond amazing! Our server was great. The whole experience was awesome.

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WL
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We chose the outdoor street-side dining. We did not lose any "service" due to being outside the main dining rooms. The food was sensational - lobster filled pasta with pink sauce. It was clear to me that most of the people dining outside with us were regular patrons. I look forward to my next visit when traveling from Pennsylvania.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Put Anniversary

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1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy myself and the food at Sapori. It was even better this time because of the personalized menu with my name and the birthday tiramisu at the end. I love tiramisu. It’s the restaurant that keeps giving back. From free valet, to the coupons they send in the mail for not only your birthday but also your half birthday. I’ll be back again.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night!!

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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner and their menu had a special note just for me celebrating my birthday, nice touch!

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BF
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food anywhere and the most welcoming staff we have ever experienced.

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FW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 2nd time here. Delivered as much as the 1st time. 5 stars on all aspects. I only wish I lived in this neighborhood and could eat here all the time. Love, love, LOVE this place!

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B
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been dining here for over 15 years and it couldn’t be any better. One of my favorite dining locales on the face of the planet.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely! The portion sizes are pretty huge and you get a lot for what you’re paying for. The sangria we tried was delicious. We would definitely come back.

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l
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was great all around very attentive without hovering. 5 people with all different entrees and agreed they we excellent. The homemade pasta makes the difference!

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GB
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sapori has been on our rotation of restaurants for years. You can always expect an excellent meal. We can count on our favorites but they have special dishes each time and they are excellent if we are willing to venture in a new direction. Staff is friendly and portions are large so you can continue to enjoy for lunch the next day! A wonderful neighborhood restaurant that has broader appeal throughout Chicago

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Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Vince and Ricardo are the best!

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C
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently one of the best dining experiences on the north side, with high degree of service, quality of food, and lively, but not obtrusive atmosphere. Would love to try other dishes, but the Cappellacci all’Aragosta is so distinctive and delicious that I almost always come back to that.

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AC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Except for the noise, it was excellent.
Thank you

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a
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Not bad, but there are better old-school Italian restaurants in the City. Most any of them, in fact. The food was meh and the room cold. For billing itself as an Old School Italian place, it's notable that no one working in the restaurant was Italian.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great dinner for my mother’s birthday! Couldn’t have asked for anything better.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Unfortunately my husband and I were really looking forward to going out for a nice dinner and we were very disappointed. The upstairs room they seated us in was extremely loud to the point where we couldn't even hear each other from across the table. The wait and bus staff kept bumping into my husband's chair every single minute. Not a single staff member apologized. We had no choice but to move our table back to avoid it from happening again. The service was not very good at all. We weren't asked how our appetizer or our meals were. I had to ask twice during dinner to have my water refilled. The burrata appetizer was only a small sliver of burrata, which was extremely disappointing. To charge around $15 for such a tiny serving of what you're actually ordering is unacceptable. On top of that, the burrata comes with prosciutto, which was 90% fat. My husband almost choked and had to spit out a hard casing that was left in the prosciutto. Again, unacceptable. It was hard to enjoy the rest of what was supposed to be a nice, enjoyable, relaxing dinner. We left Sapori very disappointed.

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ET
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We had such a great time! Grace was our server and she was wonderful. The food was delicious and the drinks were perfect. The seafood tasted fresh, not frozen, and the portions were quite large. Can't wait to come back here again.

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d
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, dinner here was outstanding! The weather finally cooperated and we were able to enjoy the outdoor seating. The service, wine selection and dinner were all amazing. I highly recommend Sapori without hesitation.

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and good service. Ambiance is decent and the folks saw we came without umberalla and it was raining they gave us a umberalla to take home.

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L
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. The service was great and it’s always wonderful to sit outside.

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SR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and great place to celebrate a birthday! Was delighted to see the Birthday girl’s name printed right on the menu. Our server gave great tips on the right about of food to order. We’ll be back!

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R
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, terrific food

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for my graduation and everything was perfect. They let us order some custom meals and even personalized the menu for us and really made us feel so special. This is one of my all time favorite Italian restaurant- you really can’t go wrong with any order and the spaghetti barese is my favorite of all time!!! I love love love Sapori Trattoria.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Grace, gave me a great recommendation on food. Her service was fast and friendly! The manager, Vince, is outstanding and made sure to stop by our table to see how everything was. The food is always amazing!

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c
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, as usual, but the service was a notch below the last time we were there.

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K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

I used to LOVE this restaurant, but it has become so noisy that we couldn't even stay. I like a little buzz and energy in a restaurant but last Friday night was just too much. I had to literally yell to the hostess to give my name for our reservation and she still couldn't hear over the noise.

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c
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The appetizers were great but the mains not so much. The portions are off the charts ... way too big! If you get pasta, one dish will serve 3 people

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