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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
“pasta” (38 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wento to have lunch on saturday, everything was fine, food was well done and the desserts where to die for.- Highly recommend on ice cream with coffee

Thank Mario A V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to TripAdvisor for helping me find this Italian gem in the heart of San Jose! It was a little on the late side for lunch but I was seated promptly and given an acceptable amount of time to make my decisions. I never felt...More

Thank Luke A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and friend visited on a Sunday evening on our first day in Costa Rica. Pros: -We arrived without prebooking and immediately got a table for two. -Clean and well-maintained premises. -Photos and drawings of Rome on the walls. -Our waiter spoke good English. -Spanish...More

Thank jonotennis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here twice as near our hotel. We were greeted by friendly staff both times and the meals were delicious. Bit pricey but so is a lot of CR!

Thank Epmj
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The focaccia is amazing here! I had the one with parma ham & extra thin parmigiana. The cheese as well has an amazing quality. Compared to the Argentinian Steakhouse I went y'day; this place is well beyond in terms of quality! I would definitely come...More

Thank MITCH-is-travelling
SaporeTrattoria, Propietario at Sapore Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hi Mitch so please to hear these words...we strive each day to exceed your expectations and our goals. We hope to see you again in the next future!

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Were the people that put 5 on this place really have been. Risotto overcocked. Calzone almost only tomato...... service poor.... Not good at all. ... Only tourisric crap.... Maybe not even that....More

Thank Tommy J
SaporeTrattoria, Propietario at Sapore Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear Tommy, so sorry to hear your words...we will investigate deeply to find out what went wrong with your experience and why yours was so different from all of the others customers. Just to give you an idea our restaurant is everything but touristic, our...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Went with my girlfriend for a nice dinner. This is a nice, cozy and romantic restaurant, always a great meal, and fantastic service. Will be coming back for sure!

Thank Jorge A
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I visited this place twice before coming with a review. Food is great but they do not have enough waitresses; service is hard to obtain and orders come really slow. Although, food tastes great and presentation is perfect it takes lots of time to be...More

Thank Ken S
SaporeTrattoria, Propietario at Sapore Trattoria, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear Ken, I spoke to the waiters and possibly this day their number in that occasion was not the minimum me usually manage due to the absence of two of them for different reasons. We would appreciate you visit us again in order for us...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

What can I just say, but Wow! Foos was awesome and the staff were fantastic. On my week vacation to Costa Rica, had to stop at this place 3 times in 1 week..yes, it was that good.

Thank jessicadr18
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We came for a late lunch, the owner took our order, he was super nice, we ordered foccacia as an entrance, and our main courses were risotto frutti di Mari and lomito al fingui, the food was great and on top of all because of...More

Thank Yanais S
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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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
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, 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 and the Festa Mista, where you get also fish specialities and meat cuts
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