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Sapori Ristorante Italiano

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3513 Festival Park Plaza, Chester, VA
804.425.4628
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A better Italian choice in Chester

Have eaten in the other 2 "Italian" restaurants in the Chester area, and this is the best of the bunch. More authentic than the others in menu and taste. The arancini were large and lightly crunchy, with an accompanying meat sauce that was as good as my mother's. The eggplant rollatini was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
EKP2013
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Have eaten in the other 2 "Italian" restaurants in the Chester area, and this is the best of the bunch. More authentic than the others in menu and taste. The arancini were large and lightly crunchy, with an accompanying meat sauce that was as good as my mother's. The eggplant rollatini was extremely thin (nearly non-existent) slices of eggplant surrounding... More 

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Douglas, MA
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64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

You must be kidding me . Soggy burger. 2 mushed arincini(when I paid $11.00 for 3) And a "oops we forgot your pizza " call after I was 17 mins down the road. Awesome. Don't waste your time here unless Wendy's and any other option is closed. Think I'm just being hard on them? Read my other reviews. What a... More 

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Chester, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We started off waiting to be seated outside for 10 Minutes. When we did get a table the service was very good and friendly. We started with calamari which was good crunchy and the accompanying sauces were also tasty. My business partner ordered pizza which he claimed was very good. I had gnocchi with steak which was very disappointing. The... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We had a party of 10 ladies last night for a birthday dinner. We have dined here before and enjoyed the food and atmosphere, however, last night was terrible from start to finish! Two of us wanted to split a bottle of wine and selected one from the menu (you could either order it by the glass or bottle). When... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My wife needs gluten free and they have a gluten free menu including pasta. My wife had penne alfredo and she said that without doubt it was the best gluten free pasta she has ever tried, no comparison. I had spaghetti bolognese which was very good and came with a very nice salad. My sister in law had Italian meatloaf... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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317 reviews 317 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Not a bad restaurant, and the food was okay. Had the lasagna and a Caesar salad. Salad was very plain. The lasagna was so-so. Never had peas and carrots in my lasagna before. The bread was awesome and very warm. Good beer and wine selection, and the service was good. Unfortunately for Sapori, there are better Italian restaurants in the... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Excellent Italian restaurant in the heart of Chester. My first trip I had the Eggplant Bruschetta and the Garlic and Olive Oil Linguine. Both were so good I came back a second time and had the Squid Ink Pasta, also very good and quite unique. I have no hesitation about returning and look forward to a third trip. Both times... More 

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Chesterfield, VA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Superb flavor. I. Come from an Italian town in WV and this restaurant is the closest thing to home cooked.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Pork osso bucco undercooked, sautéed spinach poorly drained, bistro beef tender but unstained raspberries dumped on a plate is not a sauce, asparagus fibrous wrapped in very salty prociutto, garlic mash potatoes were instant potatoes. Bartender and bar was very boisterous overall a poor dining experience

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Chester, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Our first visit here was with friends to test out the new restaurant in town. It was not a standout evening. As I recall it was not a busy evening, there was a mix-up in our order, service was slow, portions small, and prices on the high-side.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3513 Festival Park Plaza, Chester, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: 804.425.4628

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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