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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%
Travellers talk about
“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
$$ - $$$
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 204 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick dinner, and we were lucky to get a table without reservations. The staff is very nice and welcoming. We ordered pizzas, focaccias and salad and were not disappointed. The wood fired pizza oven is visible, and the dishes came fast, looked good, and tasted...More

Thank SunriseSki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were wandering about at downtown museums and came across the trattoria. We happened to be waited on by owner David and he told us all the details about making the pasta (there are 4 different flavors- basil, tomato) and gluten free too. My fettuccine...More

Thank Jenn R
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We found this restaurant purely by accident after a trip to the Jade museum. We had the pasta taster menu which was delicious and every dish was explained by the owner who was very friendly. We returned on our last day and had pizzas which...More

Thank RexyStokes
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon Sapore after touring the National Museum and Jade Museum. It’s a charming Italian trattoria with delicious Italian and seafood dishes. The waiters were great with our teens. I recommend the seafood ravioli and bananas flambé.

Thank bonnieb47201
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

A nice Italian bistro for down town. All pasta locally have made! It an unlikely setting for such a great place.

Thank Arturo B
Reviewed 17 June 2018 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
Reviewed 23 May 2018

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
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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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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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