Sapori Ristorante - Newport Beach
The restaurant is perfect for special occasions, private parties, baby showers, and weddings
We had a terrible server. He didn’t make the experience fun at all
great spot, excellent food, service is very good and easy parking.
One of our favorite places ! Always great food ! Very accommodating.
Got together with friends (6) for an evening dinner. The food and service was great. Not to much noise. We could also hear each other!
The best in all Newport Beach!
Food, service, and always a friendly place to enjoy exceptional food...
Hostess asked if we preferred this or that table. Nice. Next time, we'll request a table on the patio, and bring a light coat if it's a bit chilly. Looks very pretty outside.
Our server, MASSIMO, is the consummate professional. Attentive without hovering. Massimo made good suggestions, watched us to ensure prompt and smooth service and made us feel welcome.
We highly recommend the Carpaccio and Capellini Checca (with even more garlic next time). The fresh basil and parm were great on the pasta.
The diced tomatoes, black olive paste, capers and basil on the bruschetta tasted fresh and nice. Next time, will request thinly sliced bread, lightly toasted.
The bread in the bread basket was warm and very good, too.
Wine: La Braccesca Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015 was perfect.
We very much appreciate the birthday cheesecake, Massimo, and your warm suggestion to us to come back. We've already chosen our next entrees.
Self parking right outside the front door. Overall, very enjoyable evening.
We live just across the street from this restaurant, so we think of it as one of our defaults. How fortunate we are to regard it so, for the food is invariably well prepared and ample and the staff is warm, attentive and sensitive to one’s wants and desires. On this occasion we had one of the better versions of calamari fritti we’ve had in some time and excellent branzino and linguine in an oil and garlic sauce with shrimp and scallops, all prepared excellently. Sapori is a great choice for any occasion, special or otherwise.
Service was worse than bad, but it usually is. Don’t know why I keep going back to that restaurant because the food is only average. It is convenient however. Parking is never a problem.
The food selections are amazing. Something for every taste. Really enjoyed the evening.
Sapori has it figured out. High quality food, nice ambiance, knowledgeable and service focused staff all at reasonable prices.
Love this place!
All around excellent dining ! We love eating here. We arrived a bit early but were seated immediately at a great table. Definitely an advantage of eating a little earlier....
Be sure to ask about the specials, which are outstanding!
Our favorite place!
Great for two or the whole fam damily!
Thanks for being so good...
Excellent god and service. All around great experience. Highly recommend
First time dining at Sapori would most definitely return. Food was excellent, portion size was very adequate. Didn’t feel rushed! Nice menu options.
I have been here many times. Once you get beyond the snooty older slim blond hostess there is always a happier ending. Give the benefit of s doubt because let’s face it we all have bad days but every single time I go here with and without reservations this hostess Always has an attitude!!!!
I’m not sure if it’s because I look young or my ethnicity or what....but clearly management needs to address this!
Onto the food I’ve just about tried everything on the menu and they are all excellent - you can’t go wrong.
Service is sketchy sometimes excellent sometimes too many tables assigned to a server to get good service like water glass refills or bread baskets.
Go for the food but not the hospitable warmth an Italian restaurant should have !
Excellent food and service! Such an enjoyable ambiance on the patio. The bread is amazing and we ate too much before our entrees arrived! Can’t wait until
First time. 6 of us. Food was great. Service even better. It was Friday night and it was loud because everyone in the restaurant seemed to be having a great time. We will be back!
The best Italian in NB...
Great location, Italian specialities, and wonderfully thoughtful servers. And you really can have any combination of preparations you desire...
A special place for a special occasion.
Been going to SAPORI’S for almost 30 years! Lately we haven’t been regulars and went back last week and had the most amazing meal! SAPORI’S has the most delicious food. Life had taken us away for awhile and we were so happy to go back. Sit on the patio for spectacular ambience!
It was a busy Saturday night and we had to wait a half hour for our table but it was well worth the wait. Our server, Roberto, made us fell at home and the food was delicious! The special house pasta was delicious and the salmon was cooked perfectly! The wines were excellent and the very light dessert was the perfect way to end the evening. Unlike most restaurants, we never felt rushed and it was a very nice evening on the patio. I highly recommend this neighborhood gem!
Always excellent! Sapori is our go-to restaurant with close friends and family!
Always excellent with great food and wonderful staff... Super Italian food with a wonderful selection.
Nice wine selection and full bar...
Pappardelle in bolognese was one of the finest pasta dishes I’ve EVER had
We really enjoyed our pasta dishes....light flavorful sauces and properly al dense pasta. But the Star was the brushetta....wow! I could eat a whole plate of it (4 pieces) by myself....the best ever!
service was attentive .....we arrived at 1 for lunch and stayed later than they liked as they close mid afternoon for dinner prep. Great patio area.
I hadn't been to the restaurant in a long time so I was disappointed in the raised prices and smaller portions on some of the dishes.
Always a nice experience. We mistakenly showed up very early for our reservation and added a person last minute. They were far more accommodating than I would have been ! Thanks for another nice evening.
Consistently excellent experience. Service and food quality are best in class.
Best Italian food in Newport Beach. Anyone who is hungry will love it.
Took our 22 year old recent architectural graduate from USD to celebrate. The pasta dishes were great and the drinks well poured. Our waiter was outstanding as are all the others . They all speak Italian and really know their food. It is thought to be the most authentic Italian food!
I had family visiting from out of town and thought of Sapori. Good food, atmosphere and service.
We had requested patio, where it is usually quieter but unfortunately for us on a Thursday night - they had 3 large tables of dinners with each table with young screaming children. Needless to say, it was not quiet but normally, patio dining is quieter. We remembered the pasta being better - that night, an off night perhaps, very average. Probably will not go back during the summer months...
This is our favorite neighborhood spot to eat! Service is always good, love the patio!
Asked for outside on Open Table.........they said .....not true.
Fantastic food and service, as always.
Sapori never disappoints.
The food was amazing, flavor, ambiance, service! Hidden gem.
It was a great place for the two of us-just a Sunday night dinner.