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PRICE RANGE
$25 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed December 26, 2022

We ate at Sapore Italiano on Christmas Eve. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Beautiful decorated rooms.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 10, 2022

We have dined here before with couples as we visit the first weekend in December each year. Sapore has always been great. We make our reservations well in advance knowing the demand for restaurants on this particular weekend. We were seated promptly and our wines...were opened (BYOB). Everyone enjoyed their meals and the atmosphere. Depending upon the time of day and year you may have a challenge parking, but it is worth it.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 28, 2022

Traditional Italian fare with a homemade touch.The food was delicious & the servings were large. Service was wonderful thanks to Brady. The restaurant is probably a reconverted home with cozy small rooms for diners. Will be back

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed November 7, 2022 via mobile

Always great. Service and food! Large portions we had clams in white sauce NSD my husband had seafood bisque. For dinner we had risotto pescatore and eggplant parm. All delicious. We have been here several times and plan on coming back soon!!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 19, 2022

Went on a lovely evening in September with my wife. We had a lovely time and an amazing meal. We had tasty delicious bruschetta to start, then the shrimp pasta which was tasty and tangy, Loved the bring your own wine aspect. Service was excellent....Cost for appetizers, 2 meals, and dessert was &80 plus tip Will defiantly return!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 17, 2022

Every time I go to Cape May, I make sure to eat dinner at Sapore Italiano - sometimes twice in a weekend! The food is delicious.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2022 via mobile

Reserved this restaurant 2 months in advance and still didn’t get a table outside. We were put upstairs in this small, crammed, LOUD room. You could hear everyone’s conversations. I ordered chicken franchise- worse I ever had!! So dry- barely any sauce, so overpriced! There’s...nothing special about this place. We definitely will NOT be returning!!!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 29, 2022

We were served our salad shortly after our 7:30 seating. Even though we were the last party to be seated in that area and expected to be served last, we certainly didn't expect to sit there even after everyone else in the dining room finished....At 8:40 I walked over to the person who appeared to be in charge and inquired as to our dinners. She checked and said that it would be out in a minute. It was almost another 10 minutes before we were served. There was no attempt, other than a "sorry" to accommodate us, no discount or offer to make things right.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 26, 2022

What a great dinner! Everyone loved it - including our two-year old who was celebrating her birthday! Such a great meal - appetizers to desserts. Highlights were the specials and the tartufo but everyone enjoyed it all - chicken to bronizno to eggplant dishes. Even...the bread was delicious. NOTE: the chicken dishes were good, but not as highly enjoyed as the special seafood dishes. Also, we ate early so we had no wait at all. Highly recommend - we appreciated the outdoor dining at this lovely Victorian with its colorful garden. It's BYOB, so the price was reasable for this great meal. Strongly suggest making reservations in advance - (After reading some reviews about long waits, I'm glad we got an early reservation!) https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g1867426-d6772209-r862071143-Sapore_Italiano-West_Cape_May_Cape_May_County_New_Jersey.html#More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 21, 2022

We went with friends, it was quite crowded and our friends ended up opening up their own wine. The portions were oversized, and I had the special lobster stuffed ravioli, with crab meat & scallops. There was so much heavy sauce everything tasted the same....Others felt the same at our table, we are home cooks and were not impressed especially for the price.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 19, 2022 via mobile

This was our first time at Sapore Italiano restaurant and was extremely happy with the food, waitress and ease to make reservations. My husband had 3 different gnocchi’s….we personally make them and are particular! Delicious! We started off splitting eggplant rollatini for appetizer…perfect! I had...chicken francaise over homemade fettuccini. The chicken was not overly fried, fettuccini so light! We aren’t ones to order dessert but because it was our anniversary we had a cannoli and the frozen lemon cello. Fabulous!!! Will definitely go again!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 12, 2022

The atmosphere is nice, cozy old Victorian, sat on porch, nice night, really liked our seat. Waiter had a hard time with English but read us the specials and was prompt. The food was good, not as great as the ratings show, got the short...ribs and chicken carb dishes, both just needed more flavor. Left my $180 sunglasses on the table when we left (about 7pm), my fault, called and went back a day and 2 days later but they did not have them. Super disappointed that someone didn't do the right thing. Oh well.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 10, 2022

I love the older homes and this fit the bill and checked off all the boxes. It is charming beyond words. The food was good although slow to come. We did opt to share a salad, and they just brought the extra plate. I would...have thought as often and other places they divide it up for you. The table with wine, water etc. bread was small making if not a convenient place to divide the salad. The food was slow to come but well worth the wait. The portions were huge, and the warm bread and wonderful butter made it all worth the wait. When you book you need to specify if you want outside or inside seating. I would choose outside next time. A lovely place. Be sure to have reservations however.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 5, 2022

Approaching by car and then by foot the restaurant made a good first impression. You must walk through the outdoor seating to enter the old home. I must agree that the hostesses were not very personable but our waiter made up for them. Very clean...with nice surroundings. Seafood Bisque, Caprese, Veal & Crab Special and Rack of Lamb were all excellent. Many very selfish and loud patrons, at one point I thought I was in an elementary cafeteria.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 4, 2022

We were visiting Wildwood and drove here hoping for an outstanding meal. We were seated upstairs, which I did not like as I am not a fan of steps! The room was small, but comfortable. Service overall and the time it took to get our...meal was slow. We were not in a rush, but this was indeed slow! They no longer serve a small antipasto, which was disappointing. I had lasagna, which was served hot and was a very large portion; I could only eat half. My husband had a seafood/pasta special, which was in my opinion a small serving. He got mostly scallops, with only a few shrimp. It was hot and has a nice flavor. The meal came with warm bread and butter. It took a while to get more bread and water as the servers are going up and down and I think they miss items you might need. Overall, I still felt the meal was good, but missing some previous touches and service points.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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No it is not, it is across the street from that restaurant in the location that was formerly Daniel's and then the Black Duck. The building as been completely upgraded - so much nicer than when it was Daniel's or The Black... More
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Sapore Italiano is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4