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.
fresh mozzarella cheese , tomatoes and basil
homemade fettuccine pasta with tomato meat sauce
tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil
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.
They were really busy. I think they were short handed.
Always good food. Definitely recommend it.
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.
Good service and delicious pasta dishes. Best tiramisu in town!
Great food, great service will return! Amazing
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!
Dinner was excellent! Everyone was having a great time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The food is outstanding and the service is great.
Amazing food. You can tell it’s made with love. Will eat here again when in the area.
Always an enjoyable meal!
Great food & service.
So yummy - recommend the meatballs and pasta rustuca!
Always a fabulous experience food excellent friends what could be better
We had an amazing dinner. The staff was the best. Our server Sahara was outstanding and owner Elio is migliore the best.
Everything was delicious, service was great. we just froze outside!
Great experience! Loved the food!
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.
For the price not bad but couldve been better. Just very regular casual Italian cuisine, nothing so special, as expected.
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.
The dinner was delicious. I ordered Bronzino. It was cooked the way I would do at home, very juicy and flavorful.
Delicious Italian food and live music on Saturday night. Wait staff was attentive and accommodating. Went beyond expectations.
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!
Just an outstanding restaurant - excellent service, exciting vibe and great great food!!!!
Very nice restaurant, ambiance very nice, service was very good.
A great place with great food! We have been going for years and it doesn’t disappoint! Great people & service. Thank you!
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.
Food was excellent. Service was slow though. But I’d still go back for the food. ☺️
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.
Wonderful outside dining experience, great service and of course great food
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.
This was a most delightful dining experience we’ve had since COVID began. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
I had a reservation and it took them really too long to seat us and bring us our orders or drinks. Really bad service!
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!
Great job adjusting to covid rules
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.
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.
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.