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

Sapore Trattoria
Ranked #3 of 548 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A real taste of Italy in Costa Rica”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Tasty Italian food at a fair price”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Miegie
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fabulous Italian cuisine at a fair price.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank MrsV480
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