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“A real taste of Italy in Costa Rica” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sapore Trattoria

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 301 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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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
loire valley
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A real taste of Italy in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I was looking for somewhere new when a friend came to Costa Rica on her second visit and Sapore really gave us a good experience.

The staff were welcoming and helpful...not pushy to two women not wanting a full meal...and the cooking was excellent.

Though there were pizzas and pasta - and plenty of people clearly enjoying both...we ordered chicken and veal main courses - both excellent - found we could order wine by the glass, and enjoyed ourselves so much that we returned the next evening, when everything was just as good.

I should not hesitate to go there on my own in future as the atmosphere is so welcoming and the cooking so authentic.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Tasty Italian food at a fair price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We both had pastas which were prepared perfectly by the kitchen brigade. The service is very thoughtful and kept bringing water. The atmosphere is very relaxed which makes you enjoy more the food and company. They do have wines but because they were not on a list we did not order any as we fond it difficult to compare quality and price. Give this restaurant a try and you will not be disappointed. It may look a little formal from the outside but you feel very welcome when you are inside. And for the price; it is actually cheaper than Tierra Nuestra which is located on the other side of the street.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fabulous Italian cuisine at a fair price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Good food and wine and made very welcome. Very fair prices.
We were given a free dessert. Scrummy! Great location if staying in Fleur de Lys .

Visited February 2013
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