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Sapore Trattoria

Avenida Segunda, De Plaza de la Democracia 75 Oeste, San Jose 00100, Costa Rica
+506 2222 8906
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Ranked #14 of 298 restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: An enchanting restaurant in the very hearth of San Jose, with authentic Italian cuisine and spotless service. Everything is hand made. Try the Festa della Pasta, for a fix price you can try 5 different handmade pastas and the Festa Mista, where you get also fish specialities and meat cuts
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: An enchanting restaurant in the very hearth of San Jose, with authentic Italian cuisine and spotless service. Everything is hand made. Try the Festa della Pasta, for a fix price you can try 5 different handmade pastas and the Festa Mista, where you get also fish specialities and meat cuts
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

During our very last night In Costa Rica we were staying at hotel Fleur de Lys. The desk clerk actually recommended Sapore Trattoria, because it was close and he had heard good things about this Italian restaurant. Believe me...he was right. Costa Rica is definitly not a country you should visit if it comes to cuisine, but this restaurant did... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

I have been to Italian restaurants all over the US and my husband has been to them all over the world this one blows them all away! If you find yourself in San Jose CR make a point to eat here. The food was amazing, the staff was impressive and the wine OH the Vino!!! Drink at least one glass... More

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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
382 reviews 382 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We went there based on the recommendation of our hotel staff and the very good reviews on here on Trip Advisor. Service was excellent but everything else was just not good. I had the prosciutto and mushrooms pizza and was very lacking taste. The dough was not all the way cooked and the prosciutto very salty. My wife had the... More

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SaporeTrattoria, Owner at Sapore Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear Steve, we are happy you appreciate the service, and at the same time we apologize if your food didn't match or exceed your expectations. With regards to prosciutto we it is one of the few things we don't produce, but we import it form one of the best producer in Italy. Regarding the Pizza, being a authentic Italian restaurant,... More

roma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

can't miss a night in this very unique restaurant where everything is handmade. We tried a Festa della Pasta menu, 5 tasting of different handmade pastas. simply delicious!

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Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We came her for the first night of our honeymoon. The restaurant is in an excellent location near the national museum. We were treated royally when the staff learned of our special occasion. We ordered two entrees and an antipasto which was too much food. We easily could have shared a meal. I would especially recommend the risotto with sea... More

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SaporeTrattoria, Propietario at Sapore Trattoria, responded to this review

Hi Katie! It was a huge pleasure having you for such an important moment, and we hare so happy we had the chance to add a little bit more to the time of your life! Please send a big hello form Costa Rica to your husband Matthew! More

Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

San Jose does not look like the sort of city were it is easy to find a good restaurant. Therefore we decided to consult the recommendations in Tripadvisor and headed for Sapore, hoping to find decent food served at a reasonable price. The place looks unremarkable from the outside and reasonably OK from the inside. We ordered carpaccio with parmesan... More

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SaporeTrattoria, Propietario at Sapore Trattoria, responded to this review

Dear friend, we appreciate your comment and we apologize if we coudn't offer you the experience you were looking for and that you couldn't share the same opinion the great majority of our friends and customers show. Our aim is providing a first class autenthic italian food, where all our product (bread, pasta, dessert...) is totally hand made. We will... More

Monteverde, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Went here twice. First time was sublime. Got a simple pasta dish and it was excellent. I told everyone I knew about this place. Went again with five friends. Not as good as I remembered. Front door was left open and buses would go by. Felt like I was in the middle of the street. I finally asked if they... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We came here because of the good reviews on TripAdvisor and were definitely not disappointed. The food and service were well above the average restaurants around the city and the atmosphere here was just perfect. Highly recommended.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

As an Italian-American I am usually disappointed in Italian restaurant meals, but Sapore Trattoria dinner menu and meals was EXCELLENT. High quality, attention to detail, wonderful service, an inspired and hands on owner chef (native Italian), Italian wine and comfortable environment. It was a little expensive but well worth it. If you are visiting San Jose, Costa Rica and love... More

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SaporeTrattoria, Owner at Sapore Trattoria, responded to this review

This is a very encouraging and boosting review!! We are happ yto make you happy, wait for you back soon! More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The environment was excellent & the food was awesome ... Luv the food & the service was awesome too ... Price not bad at all ...

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