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Sapore Trattoria

Avenida Segunda | De Plaza de la Democracia 75 Oeste, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2222 8901
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (52 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
“osso bucco” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avenida Segunda | De Plaza de la Democracia 75 Oeste, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Sapore Trattoria
"Seriously don't miss out on this place."
Ginger G
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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...
"Five of us went here to mark the end of our trip together."
Linda W
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1 - 10 of 197 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a great time at this place. I’ve came twice in the last two weeks because I enjoyed it and wanted to try new dishes. The first time I had the “festa della pasta” which I liked very much, it is a dish for...More

Thank CamiloNC
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Reviewed 19 February 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

2  Thank MarylinWestVancouver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent authentic Italian restaurant in central San Jose. Food is excellent with fresh homemade ingredients. Wait staff was terrific, I was extremely impressed with this little gem. Expect a little wait for the food as everything is freshly made. I had both the cannelloni al...More

Thank maui198
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We had just left the museum and we’re looking for a good lunch. We found it here. Family owned, great wood fired grill, full of locals. Calzone was wonderful.

Thank Mary K
Reviewed 12 May 2018

If you want to experience a true italian restaurant in san jose this is the place to be. The food is outstanding, the service is great, and the place makes you feel like Italy. You can even buy the homemade pasta and sauce so you...More

Thank Enrique G
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Excellent presentation and serving. Host was proactive enough to give us various suggestions as per our vegetarian requirements. Delicious and authentic Italian food.

Thank Vishal P
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We received a very warm welcome and enjoyed a lovely meal. Some of the pasta dishes are prepared at the table which is entertaining. This is a great restaurant and good find in an area of town that doesn’t have much choice.

Thank HaleySS
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We loved this restaurant so much, we came back a second time. We had ravioli the first time and canneloni the second - simple but absolutely delicious! The salads are really good also. And the personnel are super pleasant. Highly recommend.

Thank HayKay1
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I visited this restaurant twice in order to check if I had bad luck on the first time but then I was convinced about two things; they have here really good food and tasty and a very angry guy making your culinary experience a bad...More

Thank Abner Antonio C
SaporeTrattoria, Propietario at Sapore Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hi Antonio first of all thank you so much for your review and for appreciating our food. I am so sorry to hear your words...I would highly appreciate if you can contact directly the restaurant to tell us exactly what happened by calling 22228901 an...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Add Sapore to your Panthenon of great Italian restaurants. If it wasn't enough that David is a great owner/host... As genial and knowledgeable as anyone you will find... A warm environment and dd to that Italian specialties which are absolutely delicious and you will have...More

Thank sasha1050
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Guy C
19 February 2018|
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Response from TravellingTico | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is located in a corner. There is an ample public parking entering either street.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Segunda | De Plaza de la Democracia 75 Oeste, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2222 8901
  • E-mail
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...
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