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Sapori Cafe

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21 Starbeck Avenue | Open Until 8pm Week Nights, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1RJ, England
+44 191 230 3190
09:00 - 20:00
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I came here for dinner for the first time last weekend and will definitely be returning. The food was the best Italian food I have ever had, and with generous portions at a brilliant price, there was nothing not to love. The staff were so friendly and welcoming, and you can take your own drink! Brilliant.

Thank ahc98
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We have been about five times, both with children and without. It's a small Italian cafe which trades as much for lunch during the day as in the evening. The food is delicious every time and extremely good value. The service is friendly and quick and because it's a BYO it's totally affordable. The owner chats and it's always a... More 

1 Thank Anna9Leeds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I've travelled all over the world, including Italy, and I can say, hand on heart this is the best Italian I've been to. Yes there are more expensive places that use truffle oil and have plusher interiors, but if you are not pretentious and like good simple food at reasonable prices, visit Saporis

1 Thank Hassan A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been going there for quite some time and is ideal for going with family and /or friends. The food is excellent with the pizzas being superb. The owner and chef, Lorenzo is extremely friendly and helpful as are the girls. Please don't go on a Saturday as I will not get a table!!

Thank A2778NZdavids
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Sapori is just like being in Italy. The atmosphere is very relaxing and the staff warm and friendly. The meal was very reasonable and completely delicious. There is a lot to order on the menu but I particularly favour the pasta dishes. The portions are very generous. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you want a fantastic meal that... More 

Thank amorfati284
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Having heard lots of good stuff about this cafe we decided to stop for a light lunch. Had meatballs with penne while the other half had spicy chicken and potatoes accompanied by garlic bread. Very nice! Lovely relaxed atmosphere with great staff. Worth a visit.

Thank NicolaCowan
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The friendly owner and quiet location make this a great stopping point for lunch or meeting point after work. With our office located nearby, the fresh pasta dishes are great for take out lunches for our staff and there is always a varied offering every week. Would highly recommend this place as the food is really authentic and tasty.

Thank Matt_thompson_87
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Sapori is a small restaurant in Starbeck Avenue in Jesmond that feels exactly like a little bit of Italy. The owner, Lorenzo, makes all his own sauces and the care that he takes with each one definitely shows. The menu is extensive, along with 10 specials. The portions are generous but the cost is not. My husband and I often... More 

Thank dm46
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

visited here on the Friday 8th July I tried to review this wonderful place, it wasn't listed, gutted however it should be this has to be one of the best meals we have eaten in a while I had sweet and sour fish cakes, my are they good, followed by sirloin steak with blue cheese sauce, my wife had garlic... More 

Thank Craigveryhappy
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

All about the garlic bread. It was wonferful. Fresh and crispy dough, with lots of olive oil and garlic. The pasta was a generous portion for a lunch and very tasty. My other half had meatballs, and said that they were delicious. I obviously snaffled a little bit to have a taste and they were very tasty. Didn't try the... More 

Thank Christina C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Starbeck Avenue | Open Until 8pm Week Nights, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 230 3190

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