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“Very good Italian restaurant”
Review of Sapore Trattoria

Sapore Trattoria
Ranked #9 of 673 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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. 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...
Reviewed 7 July 2014

During our very last night In Costa Rica we were staying at hotel Fleur de Lys. The desk clerk actually recommended Sapore Trattoria, because it was close and he had heard good things about this Italian restaurant.
Believe me...he was right. Costa Rica is definitly not a country you should visit if it comes to cuisine, but this restaurant did it all right. The wines were exquisite and spot on.
The food was excellent and the waiters were friendly and helpful.

The location is just not very nice, it's on the corner of 1 of the main roads through San Jose, next to a large office builiding on one side and a rather dark ally cq road on the other.
Inside though everything is again very nice.

I'd definetly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting San Jose.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

I have been to Italian restaurants all over the US and my husband has been to them all over the world this one blows them all away! If you find yourself in San Jose CR make a point to eat here. The food was amazing, the staff was impressive and the wine OH the Vino!!! Drink at least one glass of their house specialty! And get dessert!!! Prego!

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Thank Adventuresofmandr
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Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We went there based on the recommendation of our hotel staff and the very good reviews on here on Trip Advisor.

Service was excellent but everything else was just not good. I had the prosciutto and mushrooms pizza and was very lacking taste. The dough was not all the way cooked and the prosciutto very salty. My wife had the tomato soup and the stuffed mushrooms. The soup tasted like the tomatoe sauce you put on pizza but creamier. There was only 5 very small mushrooms and they were soaked on tomatoe sauce as well.

So for the small soup, 5 tiny mushrooms, a personal size pizza and two glasses of wine we paid $55!!!! An absolute outrage for the portion and for how the food tasted. I would recommend Limoncello Ristorante instead.

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SaporeTrattoria, Owner at Sapore Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

Dear Steve,

we are happy you appreciate the service, and at the same time we apologize if your food didn't match or exceed your expectations.

With regards to prosciutto we it is one of the few things we don't produce, but we import it form one of the best producer in Italy.

Regarding the Pizza, being a authentic Italian restaurant, we only serve one size, which is the only size you find in Italy, approximately 14 inches, which serves one person.

Prices: Stuffed mushrooms 4.850 colones ($8,5)
Tomato soup: 3.750 ($6,5)
Pizza mushrooms and Parma: 5.950 ($10,5)
Wine by the glass 3.200 ($5,5)

We believe these are more than reasonable prices for an Italian Restaurant which most of the reviews identify as one of the best Italian restaurant in Town.

You mention Limoncello as an alternative: I like the restaurant, although this is not a proper Italian restaurant but a fusion of Italian cuisine, thus not 100% comparable with us.

We warmly invite you to give us another chance anyway, we are sure we'll keep up to our name!

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

can't miss a night in this very unique restaurant where everything is handmade. We tried a Festa della Pasta menu, 5 tasting of different handmade pastas. simply delicious!

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We came her for the first night of our honeymoon. The restaurant is in an excellent location near the national museum. We were treated royally when the staff learned of our special occasion. We ordered two entrees and an antipasto which was too much food. We easily could have shared a meal. I would especially recommend the risotto with sea bass. We had a fruit flambé for dessert which was fantastic. The staff was extraordinary. The owner came by to check on us and how we liked our food. The restaurant was accommodating to our small romantic evening, a couple with an infant, as well as a large school group and everyone seemed to be having a great time. We would highly recommend to any visitors of San Jose.

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Thank Katie L
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SaporeTrattoria, Propietario at Sapore Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2014

Hi Katie! It was a huge pleasure having you for such an important moment, and we hare so happy we had the chance to add a little bit more to the time of your life! Please send a big hello form Costa Rica to your husband Matthew!

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