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“A Big Surprise”

Sapori Italian Restaurant
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Ranked #29 of 136 Restaurants in Marina del Rey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lincoln Blvd
Description: Come to our restaurant in the early evening and watch a beautiful sunset while munching on some appetizers like our pan-fried shrimp and sipping on some Italian Sauvignon Blanc. For a main course try our Branzino fish with some sauteed vegetables. Then to finish off a delicious meal and a beautiful night try our Zabaglione with fresh strawberries and a pastry. You will not be disappointed!
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Big Surprise”
Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Marina Del Ray and wanted to have some Italian food and searched Tripadvisor and found Sapori. We got a very nice table by the Window with A beautiful view of the harbour. The waiter was nice and recommended a special dish, tomato, cheese and Parma ham. In addition we took Carpattio. As main course we had, Lasagne, Lamb rack and a creamy pasta served with a deliciouse Zinfadel wine. All in all A very good meal in A Nice atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant to all Italian food lovers.

Visited August 2013
Thank oysteinjacobsen
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  • English first
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English first
Vail, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Excellent Risotto Crab Cake!”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Stopped in on a Sunday mid-afternoon to enjoy the live music outside (Fisherman's Village entertainment) and the gorgeous sunny So-Cal weather.

We savored the following appetizers:
1. Risotto crab cake with roasted yellow bell pepper and fresh tomato basil concasse served over Italian style coleslaw. Excellent!! A very generous portion as well. The coleslaw has a heavy arugula flavor .. nice if you like arugula.
2. Roman style whole crispy artichoke baked over peasant bread served with roasted garlic bulb. Delicious but very heavy on the "breadiness".
3. Pan fried shrimp breaded Milanese style served with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and E.V. olive oil and lemon. The breading wasn't too heavy and there were 5 decent sized shrimp.

I thought the risotto crab cake was the best of the three.

Definitely worth visiting again to try more items on the menu.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Weeyahneh
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
236 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great service w/a nice Ocean view”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Sapori Italian Rest. is just a nice, clean place w/wonderful service.
A beautiful scene is yours while enjoying the constantly good-tasting food.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Almaz A
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Orange County, California
Level 6 Contributor
311 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Location location location”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

You may visit this restaurant primarily for the lovely setting right by the water on the marina.. but the food and decor are pleasantly pleasing as well. We had a full on view from our window table, and although the service was on the slow side, the wait staff were very warm and friendly and the food was very good.
Our only disappointment was when a rather thoughtless group were seated at the table next to ours and they proceeded to talk loudly and without concern for others around them. Because it's a small room and table are placed close, it effectively cancelled our own conversations and we were glad to leave shortly after.
Go early and leave before the noisy crowd arrives!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank AnitaNewportBch
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Houston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great view & service!”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

We didn't have reservations, but we were seated at a table inside (due to the cold weather) with an excellent view in the daylight only! I'd recommend eating here when it's light outside to see the yachts, water & Catalina Island. At night there's no view, but romantic candles on tables. If the weather's good they have outside seating, but you have a view no mater where you sit in the daylight hours!

The owner or manager, not sure which, took excellent care of us & we never felt rushed. They'll validate your parking ticket. I probably would not recommend taking young children here.

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank 75Pam
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