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“Not sure how to rate our experience” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sapori D'italia

Sapori D'italia
11865 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268-4631
+1 480-816-9535
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Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Sapori D'Italia brings a piece of Italy to Fountain Hills, AZ. Enjoy some of the finest Italian dishes prepared from our kitchen to your table. Everything is made from scratch, including our mozzarella and pasta. We use only the highest quality ingredients such as flour and tomatoes imported from Naples.
Potomac, Maryland
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214 reviews 214 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Not sure how to rate our experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Went here with friends and family in the newly renovated restaurant. Nice atmosphere; nice, friendly hostess; seated promptly. And waited and waited. And waited. And waited. Felt rather parched and asked for water a few times. Finally someone from our table got up to get it. When they finally brought water, they brought us hot bread which I loved - it was like the pizza dough, with olive oil and garlic. Yum. Enjoyed our salads. Our friends told us the calamari was amazing, so we ordered 3 for the table. Just ok, nothing memorable. So then 5 out of 6 of our entrees came. My husband's did not. The same person got up at least twice to say that this was "unacceptable." We five finished our meals. My husband's food then arrived. It was embarrassing for all of us. At least the gentleman who served my husband's dinner apologized, told us it was totally his fault, and did not charge us for that entree or for dessert for our table. My cousin picked up the tab, but I'm hoping he did not leave much tip. They have to work on the service, because the atmosphere is nice (we sat outside, under some grape-shaped lights) and the food was good and the prices were reasonable. But the frustration and aggravation may not be worth it.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Mixed review!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

The food here is outstanding!! This place just was renovated by Resturant Impossible, it seems even that didn't fix two BIG problems. 1. SLOW, SLOW, service. 2. VERY snobby new French lady as the hostess, was RUDE and I noticed she never came to our table to check on us, but visited every table next to us. She was probably upset that I was going to occupy a table with my 3 kids and she wasn't seeing $$$$. Well, guess what, I'm am a full time resident of this town, unlike 90% of the other people Dinning on this evening. Who is going to keep your place going July 13, 2013 when it's 121 degrees outside! Those of us families who make their lives here, not the snowbirds!!!

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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We had a great experience. Food was super, New makeover looked great.
We will be back.
The restaurant will be features on the Food Channel in late January, 2013, reflecting their makeover.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tiny, Canada
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“Great Italian Fare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

lovely atmosphere, generous portions, mouthwatering and warm friendly staff, made you feel at home, watch them make them the pizza although we had veal parm and chicken marsala, best ever, and the antipasta was amazing

Visited September 2012
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Okay but expected more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Based on the reviews we came. It is an attractive restaurant and we sat outside. We started with the eggplant pizza the eggplant made the crust a little too wet but the flavor was there.
Having read about the fettucine carbonara in the reviews we were surprised when the waiter said it was not available.
The fettucine alfredo was overcooked with too much sauce but the flavor was good.
The chicken parm was tasty but not unique. Maybe the chef was out!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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