Cafe Sapori

4.7
523 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
With an electric atmosphere, Cafe Sapori is an exciting, vibrant restaurant located in the heart of Gladstone, New Jersey.

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.
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Happyvisitor
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with terrific service and pleasant atmosphere. I have been to Cafe Sapori before and I will most certainly return.

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Renaldo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All workers are wonderful and of course the food is outstanding!!

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vipJoye
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Sapori is my favorite restaurant. The food and service are always great.

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Kathleens
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent Food. Got very busy and could’ve used a few more servers. Overall, will def go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

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 🍾

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viptben
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Great service. Never disappointed.

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Renaldo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it!! Delicious food and everyone is so nice to us.

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ChristinaV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly service in a nice atmosphere. Food is very good with a nice menu.

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LeslieH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Sapori never disappoints. Staff is attentive without being overbearing.

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vipFish
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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KimF
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipjudym
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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jojo
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and impeccable service ..highly recommend for an enjoyable evening out.

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vipDrDave
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TomM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this cafe!! It’s wonderful!! Great food and the attention they give is outstanding!!

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vipNadineF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant … gorgeous surroundings … every member of the staff goes out of there way to make you feel welcome ..

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining there and we will be back. The food, service and overall experience were great! Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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vipopenminded
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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MariaPinto
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and the staff is always super nice

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DeeGee
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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jayb
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super place

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Foodiegurl
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Decent Italian food and great service! This is our go to for dinner during the week. The weekends can get pretty busy.

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Margaret121
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KimF
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious! Servers are personable and attentive. Highly recommend.

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TomM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!! The food and service are outstanding!!

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Kens
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place service was outstanding food was delicious

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JackieC
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice evening with good food. Plenty of well trained friendly staff makes you feel special. Busy place.

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AdrianaG
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend Cafe Sapori for it's delicious food! amazing and dedicated staff! Great atmosphere. There is plenty of parking.

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viplinda
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful night out sitting in the deck, service was awesome as ever, food was delightful.

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Macolo
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent kitchen, welcoming, attentive accomplished staff.

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njleopard
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

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.

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vipSafetyMan
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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...

Enjoy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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AnthonyTarinelli
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent excellent food and service, plenty of free parking

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LiMo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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AnthonyTarinelli
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent never disappointed, great food and staff

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foodfan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JayS
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

FAQs

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.