About Sapori Italian Restaurant
Sapori Italian Restaurant began with one simple idea, create a comfortable environment where families can come and enjoy authentic Italian food. Sapori by definition means “Flavors.” Sapori’s concept is to reintroduce simple, flavorful, authentic Italian foods. True Italian food isn’t supposed to be complicated and is often improperly prepared! The Italian culinary experience began at home with family and friends coming together at the table and enjoying natural foods and tradition.
At Sapori, we strive to offer our guests the same experience. You can go anywhere and get a dish of pasta smothered in sauce and cheese but once you experience Italian made better… you will never go back! At Sapori, Chef Salvatore has assembled a menu of fresh flavors with the best ingredients. His classic Italian recipes have been perfected at his own restaurant in Italy and are now being shared with you at Sapori.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 12pm-11pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday Brunch 11am-2pm, Sunday Dinner 2pm - 9pm
$30 and under
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Sapori Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The food is inconsistent. Ordered the pa ...
The food is inconsistent. Ordered the pasta sapori (my fav dish) and it was awful. Too spicy too many peppers no pine nuts. This happens with many entrees, one time they are good the next time yuck The soups are bland It will be a while before I go back
I was really excited about going - we to ...
I was really excited about going - we took my 87 year old grandma for her birthday. They set us next to a group of 10+ men who yelled and were so loud we couldn't talk. We had hair in our food, there was moldy packets of butter, waited on refills and it was overpriced for what we got.
Needless to say I won't be back. Hopefully it was just out one time experience
We've been there over 20 times in the la ...
We've been there over 20 times in the last year and the food is fantastic! Everything tastes homemade. The Tortelini soup, The salad with the lemon house dressing is great! The Palomino sauce on Pasta is the best!. Actually everything that my wife and I & Friends ever had there has been great!
Wonderful, tasty, original pasta dishes. ...
Wonderful, tasty, original pasta dishes. Great cocktails and great wine selection. Portions are a bit large; so we split, considering we'd already had appetizer and bread with amogiu. Didn't like the extra $3 charge because of it.
Good service and ambience, did not care ...
Good service and ambience, did not care for soup ( sparce minestrone) menu, heavily breaded appetizer or my entree( too rich and over salted) . May have to try again , choosing another entree. Have heard mixed reviews from friends.
Sappori is a wonderful fine dining estab ...
Sappori is a wonderful fine dining establishment. The food is always fresh and tastes fantastic. We were there with my in laws from out if town. The waiter was so gratuitous as answer all of my mother in laws questions and to listen to her stories of her close friends that are from Italy. She asked some personal questions to him, and he answered with genuine interest.
Wonderful service & food
Found Sapori by way of Yelp as I was looking for a place for my daughter's graduation lunch/dinner. Arrived at 2pm and we had the restaurant to ourselves. Our server was excellent and the food was vibrant and fresh. Definitely recommend. I'm anxious to try them at dinner time.
Reasons to visit Sapori
First, the menu and food are very good. The servers we have had have been friendly, helpful and give the right amount of attention. They want to be there and you can tell. Bar area is nice and bartenders and servers in that part of the restaurant are just as friendly and outgoing. We dined in a booth in the bar area before and that experience went very good too. Try Sapori. You will go back like we do and we live near downtown Rochester and prefer Sapori.
We had a great birthday celebration at Sapori! Thank you to Marco who went out of his way to make my daughters evening very special with her friends, bringing out surprise dessert with candles. It was our first time at Sapori and we will definitely be back!
Our server Linda was personable and very accomodating. We both found one of the pasta dishes kind of bland. She quickly offerred to take it off the bill and to choose something else from the menu. She said if you don't enjoy it, you certainly should not have to eat it. Our second choice was delicious. Craft cocktails were inventive and satisfying and the food was appealing and enjoyable.
Excellent night out
Salvatore Sciarrino helped our family make a very special occasion, even better! It was a night to remember, and I look back on our family celebration at Sapori fondly. The staff was very friendly, courteous and prompt. Excellent service and a delicious meal. Could come back just to try all of the drinks! I will dine here again.
Dinner at Sapori
Went with a friend and knew that we had a lot to chat about so told our waitress and she was very patient with us and didn't rush us at all. This was during the week so didn't feel we
really held anyone up from being seated. Every thing we ordered was delicious. All the wait staff were very personable. I'd return to this restaurant.
From first bite to last, the menu was superb!
My wife and I were completely surprised by this neighborhood gem. My wife saw Chef Sal on one of the local morning shows and thought we should pay this place a visit. So, I made reservations for Valentines Day.
An unassuming building occupying a corner of a little strip mall, I was afraid I might have made a mistake coming here. Boy, was I wrong. As soon as we walked in, we both knew we were in for a pleasant night. The hostess clipped a fresh white rose for my wife and the night began.
From couples enjoying a romantic evening to families sharing dinner with their children, the place was alive yet respectful, joyful yet contemplative.
We were directed to a quaint corner of the room right next to a working fireplace. It was lovely.
Marco, our Server took care of us and guided us through the wine list and menu. He was right on! The food was delectable. Delicious. The pairing of wine and entree was meticulous.
We met Chef Sal. Speaking in perfect broken English, his Italian heritage, love for food, humility, and grace rang clearly. We were also blessed to meet one of the owners, Bryan (sp). He too was more than gracious and accommodating.
Folks, you can't go wrong here. I don't give five stars lightly. In fact, this is only the second restaurant to receive such accolades from me.
Great Food Everytime
We have been here many times and have tried most of the items on the menu- none of it disappoints. I personally love the eggplant parmasean.
I do recommend reservations, because they book completely up on the weekends and walk ins can only eat at the bar.
the restaurant was way too crowded. the tables were right on top of each other. The waiter could not even get to my side of the table and reached over my husband to fill glasses and set food down.
The waiter was slow and had trouble remebering to fill our water glasses, We had to ask him three times for oil for our bread.
The calamari was excellent.
A great Italian surprise
We made reservations and based on the line of patrons and waiting to be seated this was a great idea. All the staff was friendly and professional. I was impressed with the attention to my request for gluten free options and preparation. The two other diners with me loved their diners. We definitely intend on returning.
Food is truly an expeirence!
Chef Sal does an excellent job. All food is freshly prepared and never frozen. Bartenders pour an excellent drink and are prompt with their service. Appetizers were fantastic. Main course is more than enough food and you can taste the freshness. Chef Sal's freshly made Chocolate Sea Salt Carmel Gelato is a must and topping it with the Mid-night Express Martini only makes it that much better. I highly recommend that you call ahead and make reservations for Thursday through Saturday. Enjoy!
Loved Sapori...the food and drinks were awesome.
Loved Sapori Italian Restaurant! My friend and I met for dinner and conversation. Linda our server was wonderful, she had great recommendations for drinks as well as our dinner choices. Will definitely be back :)
A bit over-prices
Went to the restaurant with my wife during the week because of good ratings, and felt the restaurant was cold inside (there was only a handful of folks & they put us by the door), my wife ate with her jacket on. The meal itself was fair at best, but for what we spent, we could have had a lot better meal.
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