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Sapore Trattoria

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Avenida Segunda, De Plaza de la Democracia 75 Oeste, San Jose N/A, Costa Rica
+506 2222 8901
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 00:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this place for late lunch and didn't regret it!The service was great, polite stuff and friendly, the food just delicious(had pasta)and the atmosphere very relaxing. Will be coming back again!!!

Thank reirinaki
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A gem in downtown San Jose. Travel to San Jose often and was looking for a new place to eat. Tried Sapore for the first time, and it now on my must list. Food and service were excellent. Papperdelle with osso bucco was incredible. All so he fettuccine with chicken in mushroom sauce. Flavors are well balanced, pasta cooked just... More 

Thank travel20202017
San Jose, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Italian dishes. Not expensive, not economical either. Nice Hosting. The food is tasteful, but not amazing.

Thank LUIS A
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here tonight for dinner and had the sampler of 5 pastas. It came with rosemary foccia and 2 stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer, then the first plate had gnocchi with pesto sauce and a large ricotta stuffed ravioli in tomato sauce. Plate 2 had mushroom linguine, meat lasagna, and a basil pasta with red sauce. All pastas are... More 

Thank Diana D
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cost of the food was fair. We spent about $18-19 US for a mushroom appy and a five pastas... by the end of the meal we were full and satisfied. The food was a 5/5. The wine was delicious but it was $28 US a bottle and there wasn't any low end choices. For three of us the cost... More 

Thank Cyril T
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is one of the best places in Costa Rica to go and eat Italian food! The price range is very accesible and the food quality is excellent. In my own experience the best dish was the Rissotto with shrimps, it was excellent and with great flavor and taste!

Thank Esteban C
SaporeTrattoria, Propietario at Sapore Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you Esteban for the high opinion...we strive to give this BEST OF THE BEST daily and we are happy to see that our efforts pay back! Your satisfaction is our main goal! More 

Enfield CT
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We walked from our hotel through the city center and then to Sapore for dinner. The owner advised us on a nice Sangiovese to accompany our fresh pasta dishes. The highlight was the Ceasar salad, served in a Parmesan cheese "bowl"- delicious. After espresso and dessert, the owner offered us a complimentary after dinner drink- we chose lemoncello.....YUM!! Nice evening,... More 

Thank 66birchpoint
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

After a long day of touring the Paos volcano my wife and I decided on this place for dinner. We were not disappointed! I had the Corvina Sapporo (Sea Bass) with shaved almonds and a wonderful sauce. It might just be the best thing I have ever tasted. My wife had the Caprese pizza, to include a coffee wood fired... More 

Thank Richard D
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We walked over from our hotel as we were looking for something different from the local fare. Restaurant was about 20% full yet it took over 45 minutes to get our food. Portions were good-sized (almost too much food) and the perfect temperature. We enjoyed our meals and wanted dessert but were too full. We were surprised at the total... More 

1 Thank R C
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540 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I always want to have a pizza anywhere I am in the world. After checking TA we decided on this one and were not disappointed. Perfect Italian style meal with Italian music and very tasty pizzas with a thin crust.

Thank Ugurd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
00:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Segunda, De Plaza de la Democracia 75 Oeste, San Jose N/A, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2222 8901
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?