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
A nice surprise in a strip mall--I don't ...
A nice surprise in a strip mall--I don't think sitting on the patio overlooking the parking lot and the road would have been pleasant. The Bar area was very nice inside though. We sat in the dining room. It took a devil of a long time to get a drink order taken--it was nearly 20 minutes before I had a drink. And I was thirsty.
Service remained slow for the evening. But the food was quite good. Soup and salad come with your entree (that is rare these days). The appetizer, fried calamari, was a bit tough but ok. The entrees were outstanding.
Prices were reasonable--a solid choice in the area.
Sapori's is one of our favorite places, ...
Sapori's is one of our favorite places, but to be honest our last visit was very disappointing, I reserved (days in advance) a table for 2 for our 11 year anniversary. When we were seated we got sat at a McDonald's style bench next to a couple that basically fingered our food when it arrived. Our waitress was so bad I asked the bus boy if he wanted to take over, she was over 30 minutes to take our order and our glasses stayed empty. Like I said sapori's is by far one of our favorite places and we STILL go there, I just recommend they Ditch the McDonald's style table cus I wasn't happy about the lady sitting next us trying to talk to us about our food as we were trying to eat it.
What a wonderful find right in my neighb ...
What a wonderful find right in my neighborhood. The lake perch was cooked to perfection. Great service - even making suggestions for each course of the meal. A "must go" destination for a special evening or just to get a superb meal.
This is our second visit to Sapori. We w ...
This is our second visit to Sapori. We went for dinner on a Tuesday evening, so it was not real busy and was nice and quiet. The food and service again were excellent. There was only one slight disappointment. I loved the Risotto del Pescatore so much the first time that I ordered it again. This time the sauce was lighter and had more of a tomato flavor. It was still very good, but just not as rich tasting as before. Others in our party also recommend the Drunken Watermelon martini, the Chicken & Artichoke and Pizzaiola dinners.
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.
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