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Sapore Trattoria

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Fri, 1/18
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Sponsored by: Sapore Trattoria

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

"Seriously don't miss out on this place."
Ginger G
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2. Excellent
2. Excellent
"We spent 2 weeks in Costa Rica and we had best food at this restaurant"
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3. The best seafood ravioli...
3. The best seafood ravioli...
"Five of us went here to mark the end of our trip together."
Linda W
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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. Enjoy our brick oven long fermentation pizzas and visit our new space, La Bottega del Gusto, where you can find the best of our artisanal products and take them to your own place...
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews pasta tiramisu focaccia lobster sea bass rice and beans italian owner excellent italian food table side costa rica national museum our waiter olive oil heart of san jose recommend this restaurant great restaurant sabor
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We reserved and were happy as it was busy with locals. Very friendly atmosphere and great service. We had pizzas, risotto and pasta and all thought it was very tasty. Kids menu as well which was great for the 6 year old. They even treated...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MariaM45672014
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Although I had read about Sapore prior to our visit to San Jose we came upon it by accident as we were leaving the Jade Museum and looking for a place to have lunch. Our pizzas and salads were delicious and the service was warm...More

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank MarylinWestVancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were needing a change from the local (but good) dishes so we headed to Sapore Trattoria. Wow! It was wonderful...great service, friendly people, good wine, freshly made pasta. A little treasure in Centrale San Jose. Thank you!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jektreasures
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was recommended this restaurant in San Jose I decided to go for a good lunch with a friend and I really liked it. The menu is very varied and the pasta is very tasty. The attention is also very special. Sometimes it's good...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank poralla12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is 100% worth a visit. It has to be one of the best pizzas I've ever had in my life. Buffalo mozzarella and Parma ham starter was beautifully presented and tastes amazing. Staff were very welcoming and professional. I highly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank U9827TNjamesd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So the last thing My gf and I wanted to do was eat Italian while in Costa Rica for the first time. Having read the positive TA reviews, while also being referred here twice by front desk personnel at our AirBnB which was around the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank georgerandallh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here Xmas week. Arrived without a reservation. Even though it was somewhat busy, around 7:30 PM on a weeknight, a table for one was quickly found. Service was friendly, but harried. Maybe not enough wait staff? But I was given a menu and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lamphs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow would have thought you'd fine excellent Italian Food in San Jose, even the olive oil on the table is high quality. We had an excellent meal here, the center salad is delicious and our mains were spectacular. I had the seabass which was cooked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank shanc590
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had three meals during my visit to San Jose and each was very enjoyable. I had 2 pizzas and Risotto, filled with seafood, which they custamised for me. I returned because of the quality of the food and the service . I was surprised...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tony b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is cosy and has a nice atmosphere. The staff is really friendly and the prices more than fair. The food is great: I just ate the best pasta carbonara I ever had.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Guy C
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This restaurant is located in a corner. There is an ample public parking entering either street.
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