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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 good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (50 reviews)
“tiramisu” (10 reviews)
“osso bucco” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Avenida Segunda | De Plaza de la Democracia 75 Oeste, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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"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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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not just the excellent Italian food but also the outstanding service. I have been here 4 times now and every time it is great. The Italian owner know what good food is and what hospitality means. I have been to many other restaurants...More

Thank 811frankv
SaporeTrattoria, Propietario at Sapore Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

These words are so rewarding...thank you so much for your opinion, our effort is fed by people like you, who appreciate our team work, aimed to satisfy and exceed expectations. See you again soon my friend!

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Reviewed 18 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Artisan pasta made on premises and excellent service made us go back for a second visit during our short stay in San Jose. Table side flambeed filet was extremely tasty and tender.

Thank Travellingthru
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If what your are looking for is taste (sapore) this is NOT the place to go. I ordered my lithmus test for an italian Restaurant: Risotto nero di sepia. Delusione totale! No taste at all. It was most probably from a box and the “Chef”...More

Thank Gutierro
SaporeTrattoria, Owner at Sapore Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Mr. Gutierro, thanks for your review. We are sorry we couldn't match your expectations, we always strive to give you customers the best experience and apparently we missed it this time. The only thing we can do now and not having the chance to double-check...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today we went for family lunch at this restaurant. Very well located in downtown San José. The food and service were excellent. We enjoyed the focaccia, the Caesar salad served on a Parmesan cheese nest, and delicious corvina fish. I will definitely go back to...More

Thank AnaZad
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A hidden gem. Right behind the Jade museum. Excelent Italian cuisine, great hosts, if you ssk about the food the chef may come out and describe what each plate contains and how it is made. Good wine "cellat". Privr: 3 peope with wine and tips...More

Thank jcabezas2016
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Nice place to have decent Italian food in San Jose. Tried fettuccine pasta with mushrooms. Was pretty good.

Thank Maddy1B2018
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Owned and managed by italians, this little gem in the middle of San Jose chaos is a MUST! great for for special ocasions or for copuples, or just because! Starting from the quality of the food, how good is prepared, the presentation, the ambience, the...More

Thank Andre G
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Our group was staying in San Jose for our last night in Costa Rica and wanted a memorable dinner. Sapore Trattoria did not disappoint! This was the best Italian food I have ever had, including NY, Chicago, etc. The Caesar salad and stuffed mushrooms were...More

Thank MelissaKaye42
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Went to dinner with our family. This was some of the best Italian food that I have ever had and I have been to very fine Italian restaurants in NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, even Rome! We ordered the Frutti di Mare Basil Linguini, Salmon Farfalle, Chicken...More

Thank JMRMD1961
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
12:00 PM - 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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