Sapore Italiano

4.6
737 reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Sapore Italiano is a relaxed Italian eatery known for its tasty bread and hearty cuisine. The restaurant serves everything, from pizzas and salads, to veal scaloppine Marsala and tiger prawns with a basil and white wine sauce.

Try Sapore Italiano's homemade meat lasagna or signature insalata Sapore with greens, chicken breast, raisins and sliced apples in a balsamic vinaigrette for lunch. Sapore Italiano's dinner menu includes irresistible antipasti like carpaccio Veneto with raw beef, shaved Parmesan, arugula, Dijon mustard, olive oil and lemon. The restaurant's rigatoni with ground sausage and vegetarian pizza are both standout dishes. A large wine list includes a nice variety of Italian and Californian wines. Sapore Italiano also serves gluten-free and whole wheat pastas.

What 737 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DonnaA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience1

We were seated promptly and there were Covid barriers in place. The food was delicious! We both had fish - Sea Bass and Salmon - and the sides were also very good. Service was great even though our server was very busy. However, the noise level was uncomfortable and even though there are barriers, the restaurant is very narrow so it felt too crowded. I would recommend because some of these issues may not bother others.

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Gloria
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They were really busy. I think they were short handed.
Always good food. Definitely recommend it.

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BettyB
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners were delicious. We shared a Caesar Salad. My husband had the sausage pizza which he claimed as the best he ever had. My choice was the rigatoni, which was mouth-watering delicious. In the past, I have had the salmon dinner, and I must say the salmon was cooked to perfection.

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vipMiriamW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and delicious pasta dishes. Best tiramisu in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service will return! Amazing

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vipReena
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and great service. I felt really comfortable with our server being mindful of social distancing and addressing my food allergy. The food was outstanding. I really loved my pasta dish!

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LisaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent! Everyone was having a great time.

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JamesB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch, from beginning to end it was very good. They made a special request for me ( an item made without cheese ) can’t wait to go again as I saw several dishes that came out that I would love to try next visit.

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vipIloveItalianfood
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sapore Italiano is a fine neighborhood restaurant. Food is well prepared, service is prompt and not overbearing, staff is friendly and courteous, portions are generous. The only thing I would change is the background music which tends to get grating, not even sure if it is Italian or Greek.

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vipSilverDaddy
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was our second visit to this restaurant, and both visits were wonderful. Being during the pandemic, service was outside. It was also excellent. On both occasions, the food was superb. We will be back soon. It is worth the drive from San Francisco.

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Dasha
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We come here as a group because they have many options to satisfy everyone's preferences. The staff is very nice and the ambiance is very pleasant.

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vipterrik
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and the service is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. You can tell it’s made with love. Will eat here again when in the area.

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DP15
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable meal!

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DanN
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So yummy - recommend the meatballs and pasta rustuca!

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valerie911
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous experience food excellent friends what could be better

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vipRJDB
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner. The staff was the best. Our server Sahara was outstanding and owner Elio is migliore the best.

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sarahk
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Everything was delicious, service was great. we just froze outside!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Loved the food!

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vipSwankie
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as it used to be. Sapore food looked bare bones, no garnish on the plate. Minimal effort put forth by servers as well.
They did a good job on parklet warmth.

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Jess
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

For the price not bad but couldve been better. Just very regular casual Italian cuisine, nothing so special, as expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. The calamari was tasty, salmon served was packed with flavor, and so was the chicken Marsala. Very well presented as well. We ordered a bottle of the Rombauer as well and it was a perfect pairing with our food. The atmosphere was live, yet safe. If anyone is worried about being socially distanced Sapore Italiano took that extra step with installing plexiglass dividers in the restaurant. Not an eye sore at all either. Our experience was great to say the least.

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ElenaF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was delicious. I ordered Bronzino. It was cooked the way I would do at home, very juicy and flavorful.

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Nina
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food and live music on Saturday night. Wait staff was attentive and accommodating. Went beyond expectations.

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HCHP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Burlingame! The best owner, as well, who understands and anticipates your every need. His knowledge of Italian food is beyond amazing. He’s been amazing through the pandemic, always with such personal service. He’s always ahead of the crowd. Lovely restaurant, lovely entire staff, the best food, always!

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vipMJJm
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an outstanding restaurant - excellent service, exciting vibe and great great food!!!!

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tomf
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant, ambiance very nice, service was very good.

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DP15
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place with great food! We have been going for years and it doesn’t disappoint! Great people & service. Thank you!

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BlueBirdHunter
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Even during the COVID-19 situation, this Italian restaurant provides a beautiful cuisine. A little bit crowded, so do not expect a dedicated service. It's a bit slow.

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LouT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was slow though. But I’d still go back for the food. ☺️

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vipTerryD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious. For an outdoor dining experience, you could tell that they were still working out some kinks. The staff was super friendly and working very hard. All of the dishes far outweighed any nuances.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outside dining experience, great service and of course great food

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vipterrik
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding. Best Italian in the area. The wait staff is efficient and friendly. It’s like going home for a home cooked meal.

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vipweboni
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a most delightful dining experience we’ve had since COVID began. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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Majo
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I had a reservation and it took them really too long to seat us and bring us our orders or drinks. Really bad service!

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Travels2Dine
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got to take elderly family member out to dinner. She hasn’t been able to do so since March when the pandemic started. We ate outdoors. Tables are spaced, tent covered tables. Friendly staff , especially our waitress. Food arrived in a timely manner and was delicious. Even though more people began to arrive, we never felt rushed. Definitely must have the Caesar salad!

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vipDuck
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job adjusting to covid rules

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vipJessicaP
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall a ok experience, but we seemed to be the only dinners that were seated in a cheap white Plastic table and chairs right next to the crosswalk.

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vicky18
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I decided to celebrate my birthday there, exceptional food, great service and a nice location, they were helpful with birthday celebration, they let me bring some music and we were dancing in Burlingame avenue. I highly recommended this restaurant if you want a big group celebration.

FAQs

Sapore Italiano offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 348-3277.

Sapore Italiano is rated 4.6 stars by 737 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.