About Sapori Italian Restaurant
Washington, MI 48094
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
We went on a Saturday night, we had a re ...
We went on a Saturday night, we had a reservation but unfortunately were late. That was not a problem, we got seated right away and got menus and drinks in good time. Our waitress was friendly and forthright with her opinions on what meals she preferred. There seem to be two parts to the restaurant--the dining area, which was quite loud but kid-friendly, and the bar area, which had a few booths and then seating at the bar. Luckily we got a booth in the bar area, so we missed the worst of the noise. It would definitely have been a problem if we were in the more open area.
The food was good, it seemed the portions were ample; the entrees came with both salad and soup so the ladies were not able to finish their entrees. The plates sat there for quite a little while before they were collected and boxed. We were still finishing up our wine so that was OK.
Desserts were also good, and the pricing wasn't out of this world--still reasonable.
If we went back (and there is no reason why we wouldn't), I would order a pasta dish. The ravioli was fabulous and so was the gnocchi. Definitely hit a home run with those dishes.
This was a very good meal. The server in ...
This was a very good meal. The server indicated that she was new but she seemed to know the menu well. She even indicated to my husband that the eggplant Parmesan wasn't the same as he may be used to. She was right! It was very good too. Not deep fried breaded eggplant but a delicious, bubbly crock of eggplant. The linguine with clams was also very light but filling. Everything had garlic, which I love. Also, every entree comes with soup and salad. This really adds to the value.
Outstanding meal as usual. We can alway ...
Outstanding meal as usual. We can always count on Sapori. Our waitress was friendly, but still professional. I know they're an Italian restaurant and focus on Italian wines, but I would love to see some high quality Michigan wines on the wine list. There are many California wines on the list, why not support your local wine industry?
Sapori is always great! From there Torte ...
Sapori is always great! From there Tortellini Soup to their amazing salad with a fresh lemon oil dressing, you can't miss. I always have their pasta with the Palomino sauce. My wife always gets the Filet. Their desserts are tasty and the service is excellent. We see the owner there all the time. The chef comes out and asks how the food is almost everytime we are there.
Normally I would rate Sapori a 5, but no ...
Normally I would rate Sapori a 5, but not on this visit. Food quality was lacking. Artichoke appetizer was superb, cut Calamari was chewy. Risotto Pescatore had gritty rice and seafood was overlooked and rubbery. Ordered Asparagus soup, waitress returned saying they just ran out ( this stuff happens, no big deal). She recommended mushroom soup. It was disgusting. It had no mushrooms, just a purée that looked and tasted like baby food. I never complain, but I couldn't eat the soup (I eat everything). She brought us chicken tortellini soup which had an off flavor. Service and drinks were good.
When you spend over $130.00 for dinner for two, you expect higher quality. As I stated, I usually LOVE Sapori and will be back, but if I have another experience like this, I'm not sure what I'll do.
This was my second visit to Sapori and I ...
This was my second visit to Sapori and I enjoyed this time so much more. Not sure if they just got a new chef or what the reason is for the food being so much better. But obviously I wasn't alone in my thinking because during the dinner hour time the restaurant filled with patrons and as we were leaving the restaurant tons more were parking in coming in so the word is out it's a good place to eat. I certainly plan on going back.
This place has good ambiance but just so ...
This place has good ambiance but just so so food. We had the calamari appetizer which was very "rubbery". The meatballs didn't arrive with the pasta and were kinda of bland and not really hot. Server was new and had to go ask someone else for the few questions we asked. May go back and sit at bar for a drink and appetizer, but don't think we'd make it a dinner destination again.
First time at Sapori and we were not dis ...
First time at Sapori and we were not disappointed. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Tables for two are situated close to one another, which I am not a fan of... this would be my only complaint. Buffalo Negra cocktail I ordered was different twist on an Old Fashioned somewhat and I thought it was well-crafted. Gnocchi was delicious and the scallops my wife had were large and equally delicious. We will be returning soon.
Don't let the classy chic look of Sapor ...
Don't let the classy chic look of Sapori fool you. When going to a restaurant that has majority of their plates priced over $20 you'd typically expect excellent customer service and delicious food. This place was the complete opposite of either of those. Our waitress had no idea if she was coming or going. With the amount of times we had to ask for refills on our drinks we could have ran to the local store and back ten times and made our own drinks. Mind you, our refills were for $10 Martinis. If the waitress wanted to make a great tip off us she wouldve been all over our table. My husband asked for a coke. I had to remind her 20minutes later that he didnt get his coke, so she ends up looking at him and asks if he still wants a coke...? No ... he changed his mind and isn't thirsty.
She never asked us once how anything was. I told her 3x no shrimp on my salad, I get my salad with shrimp. Again...We had to complain more than five times because our glasses were empty. Our table probably spent close to $500 and we would've been treated better at a Coney Island. The manager had no clue how to rectify the situation, his solution was to buy us a round of drinks. He clearly has no idea how to manage a restaurant other than look good in a suit. Our food took over an hour to come out. Then it took another 30minutes to just get our bill.
This place has no sense of urgency and really doesn't care about their customers. It finally got so bad that the entire experience was comical to us. If you like to spend a lot of money on food that taste like frozen dinners and deal with the slowest snail speed unorganized people then you will love this place. The only person that had his self together was the assistant waiter Michael.if anything, he needs the manager title.
Server was very pleasant, but may have b ...
Server was very pleasant, but may have been a bit inexperienced. The restaurant was busy, drinks took a while along with refills/ bread etc. We enjoyed the octopus appetizer and baked Brie appetizer. Greens of the house salad weren't crisp and the plate was warm. Pasta was very under-seasoned, was sent back. Manager touched the table to see how he could help which was appreciated. Overall average experience. I think we could have a much more enjoyable experience here another time.
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.
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