The cuisine upholds the philosophy of new southern Italian dining. With fresh fish and seafood, varied meat and poultry entrees, traditional pasta offerings, the European sense of healthy and balanced proportions is maintained.
The menu is seasonal, and in addition to the selection of superb dishes to satisfy any palate, daily specials are also featured. Dining at Cafe Sapori is simultaneously an evening out, yet similar to eating with a friend who also happens to be a culinary marvel.
The beautiful patio is now open for outdoor dining.
BYOB. Reservations are highly recommended for large groups (four and up) especially on the weekend. For your convenience, free parking is available.
Portobello mushrooms and sundried tomato in balsamic reduction sauce
Served over arugula, with diced tomatoe and mozzarella in lemon olive oil dressing
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with terrific service and pleasant atmosphere. I have been to Cafe Sapori before and I will most certainly return.
All workers are wonderful and of course the food is outstanding!!
Cafe Sapori is my favorite restaurant. The food and service are always great.
The staff were excellent. Normally customers rely on one person to provide service, not the case here. The entire staff watched over us and were by our side before we knew we needed a refill! Excellent service and the food was delicious.
Excellent Food. Got very busy and could’ve used a few more servers. Overall, will def go back again.
Took my two nieces and friend out to dinner last night. Food was amazing and priced very well- the service was a bit slower, but totally understand most restaurants are under staffed these days. This was a great little spot tucked away and will def visit again! I wish we knew it was BYOB 🍾
Excellent food. Great service. Never disappointed.
Love it!! Delicious food and everyone is so nice to us.
Friendly service in a nice atmosphere. Food is very good with a nice menu.
Cafe Sapori never disappoints. Staff is attentive without being overbearing.
Sat outside. very nice space. When we checked with the manager, he was curt and rude. Fortunately, our server Erica made up for it. Great service. Appetizers were a bit bland but entrees we’re very good.
Food was spectacular and service was impeccable. The outdoor seating had nice touches with lighting, firepits and blankets. Cafe Sapori is one of our favorite places to eat!
We ate outside. Very nice fire pit heaters!
I would suggest the waiters wear masks….
Great service. Octopus was pre made and chewy..
Overall food was very good.
Lovely atmosphere and impeccable service ..highly recommend for an enjoyable evening out.
This is a hidden gem. I can't believe I hadn't found it until recently. The food was outstanding, authentic with top notch ingredients. The service was very attentive. BYO is an added benefit as well. We will be back very soon.
We love this cafe!! It’s wonderful!! Great food and the attention they give is outstanding!!
Fantastic restaurant … gorgeous surroundings … every member of the staff goes out of there way to make you feel welcome ..
First time dining there and we will be back. The food, service and overall experience were great! Highly recommended.
Excellent as always.
First time at this restaurant since the health crisis. They have maximized the outdoor seating areas but it is a very different experience if you are on the upper stone patio vs the lower plywood astroturf. My chair shifted on the plywood each time a waiter passed. That said, the meal was incredible.
Very loud table next to us challenged quiet conversation, but again the meal was incredible.
Food is amazing and the staff is always super nice
This was our first time eating here. It was quiet with nice ambience. The best part was the food!!! Delicious!! One of the best restaurants around. I felt like I was eating food from one of my favorite NY restaurants. Their menu had a great selection and their printed specials were terrific. They also had a few announced specials which were divine. I personally had the Italian hot peppers with sausage and broccoli rabe as an appetizer, very flavorful. Then I had one of the announced specials, veal osso buco with risotto. The veal melted in your mouth and the risotto was rich, creamy and buttery. Our table also enjoyed the duck, branzino and penne alla vodka. Everyone was overly pleased with their dishes. For dessert we enjoyed the zabaglione with strawberris, made to perfection. I highly recommend. Make reservations. They have a very nice outside eating area too. Don't forget BYOB.
Decent Italian food and great service! This is our go to for dinner during the week. The weekends can get pretty busy.
Thus was not our first time at the cafe but each time we have been there either with couples or by ourselves food excellent as service
Food is delicious! Servers are personable and attentive. Highly recommend.
We love this place!! The food and service are outstanding!!
Great place service was outstanding food was delicious
Nice evening with good food. Plenty of well trained friendly staff makes you feel special. Busy place.
I recommend Cafe Sapori for it's delicious food! amazing and dedicated staff! Great atmosphere. There is plenty of parking.
Beautiful night out sitting in the deck, service was awesome as ever, food was delightful.
Excellent kitchen, welcoming, attentive accomplished staff.
We arrived for an early dinner on a Sunday evening, having heard good things about the restaurant and because outside dining was available. We were seated in between two large tables that were empty when we sat down. The tables were very close but we assumed the larger parties would be seated much later and there were many open tables. The two larger parties arrived almost immediately and even though the patio dining area was almost empty we had no personal space for our meal. The bugs and mosquitos were terrible and made for a very unpleasant experience but it was the bland taste of the meals that was most disappointing. Minimal flavor at best and the oriechette with shrimp had only 4 flavorless shrimp. It is a BYO restaurant and when the waitress put a bottle of champagne from the table next to us into our ice bucket, we were in disbelief. Check please. Very disappointed.
You must visit Cafe Sapori. This little gem tucked behind a classic car dealership and across from the Gladstone NJ Transit station is a must.
From the friendly welcome, great/professional service and fantastic food you'll be glad you tried this great restaurant.
We try to get to Cafe Sapori at least once a month/six weeks. We've been all around the menu, and have never been disappointed, although it's always difficult to look beyond the specials...
Food was excellent. I think they had a shortage of staff so it took a long time to bring food and they forgot to bring appetizers otherwise I still recommend.
Consistent excellent food and service, plenty of free parking
I don't want to share my review because I want to keep it my secret. This restaurant is fabulous from the service to the food. Even the owner was out on the ground helping to serve people. HIGHLY recommend. The beef tip parpadelle bolognese with a touch of cream is the best I've ever had, minus my Dad's!!
Consistently excellent never disappointed, great food and staff
the meals are incredible, from appetizer through entree' to the fabulous desserts!
the crew is energetic and attentive and all actually have personality. just a relaxing perfect environment to enjoy a spectacular meal after a long week, we have brought Family and Friends and have never been disappointed. Thank you for that!
Excellent lunch at Café Sapori. This was our second visit in the last two months and both times they delivered. The café is in a strange location but it’s worth finding it for the food and service. At lunch we had exceptional gnocchi and Bronzino. Can’t wait to go back there
Cafe Sapori offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 375-8730.
Cafe Sapori is rated 4.7 stars by 523 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.