Sapori Italian Restaurant – Marina del Rey

4.7
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340 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Come to our restaurant in the early evening and watch a beautiful sunset while munching on some appetizers like our pan-fried shrimp and sipping on some Italian Sauvignon Blanc. For a main course try our Branzino fish with some sautéed vegetables. Then to finish off a delicious meal and a beautiful night try our Zabaglione with fresh strawberries and a pastry. You will not be disappointed!
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.9
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
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i
Miami
109 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding. Everything was great. Nice ambiance and view. The service from Erick was fantastic. He was very attentive and made sure everything was great. The owner came by as well to make sure that everything was going well. We felt very pampered. And did I mention the food? Excellent.

C
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love this place! The food is delicious and the service is unmatchable. The only “complaint” is that it gets a little loud and gets rough to hear the other person talk.

G
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Three of us had a wonderful lunch with a seaside water view and free parking. I have brought many associates and the food is always good with friendly service. Nice ambience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. Ambience was great we would definitely go back.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

PD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service. Both the burrata, prosciutto and tomato appetizer and the black squid ink gnocchi with seafood were wonderful. Cannot wait to go back.

C
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service with a great view of the marina.

MF
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place - it has become my neigh hood go to. Love th staff!

KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic Italian scrumptious food! We will definitely return!!

G
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic views and location. Good food and excellent service

s
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent. The only problem I had was not the restaurant's fault. It was a large party ship docked next to them having a Halloween party. Fortunately, they left the dock 20 minutes after we got there. The wait staff was attentive but not overly so. We had the eggplant appetizer, linguine with mushrooms and filet of sole. Every bite was delicious. I'm going back for more.

G
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was fine. Atmosphere was fine. The wine was fine. It was an unusually quiet night after the early dinner crowd left. Not as spectacular as usual.

L
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The restaurant is located within the Marina Del Rey mall with plenty of inexpensive parking. It is hot inside the restaurant and the food is generally ok. The fish dishes are better than the pasta dishes and they have their own version of bruschetta which Is decent. Not necessarily a fan but I would eat there if I had too. We ordered a bottle of prosecco and I had to ask for an ice bucket. Not necessarily the best service, but oh well. The whole place looks like it needs significant facelift. It's neither charming nor retro. LA County apparently owns the property and they are not managing it well for the vendors.

MJ
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of our very favorite restaurants for a date night ...night out with friends and family or a Sunday afternoon outside to listen to music and appreciate the wonderful view of our Marina Del Rey.
The food is consistently delicious and the service even better...thank you Miguel and Stephano..

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is always excellent at Sapori!

DL
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spent a beautiful evening in the outdoor dining area. Service was excellent and host very accommodating. Would recommend choosing from extensive wine offerings to pair with the delectable menu items. Favorite place when visiting family in the marina. Can't wait to return and bring friends and family to share the delightful experience of Sapori!

MM
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend it.
Will be back again soon for sure. Also terrific music in the plaza, fun to hear and dance.

h
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Service was spotty. Main course specials very expensive. Lobster in risotto dish over cooked and lacked much taste or texture. Atmosphere sitting outside is always pleasant. Wines over-priced.

SL
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I have a reservation for one person at 2:30 in the afternoon, not a peak period for restaurants. When I arrived, I asked to sit inside. The staff at this establishment looked at me like I was an alien. They left me standing at the check-in counter with no one waiting for a table and several tables available inside. Either this establishment doesn't like single dinners (and Open Table accepted the reservation for one person) or the restaurant is just plain rude. Either way, I won't return.

SL
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I have been coming here for a few years. It's a great little spot with food we have never been unhappy with. Feels like family-owned and operated and with that comes an experience you don't get at a lot of places. It has it's own charm and when it's not packed in the marina circle area with hornblower guests waiting to board, it's a fantastic place for a sunset dinner and short walk up and down the walkway. We will continue to keep coming back and hope it's there for many years to come.

f
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sapori is a true neighborhood gem; high quality Italian fare expertly prepared, polite and friendly staff, quaint and congenial atmosphere, convenient parking. Try it!

SL
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best time ... hadn’t been there in a long time & it didn’t disappoint. Great food / great service / great time dining outside for Sunday brunch.

TK
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great fast service and wonderful food

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

Inattentive service. Very poor food starting with stale bread. Too bad they have a nice location but everything else was not what I expect from a restaurant.

MM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful lunch to celebrate a friends birthday. The halibut was outstanding as was the appetizer and the apple tart for desert. Nice wine list and ambiance. Always fun to listen to the live music on the plaza on weekends and watch people dance and have fun.

SS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good service and a beautiful Marina Del Rey afternoon on the patio. The view of the boats/docks was a bit obstructed because the glass sections were a little higher than the seating (better view for the inside seats). but this did not detract from the overall experience. Also a good value as other ratings have noted.

G
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a really lovely time. The food, service, and ambiance were excellent!

TM
Palm Springs
56 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We were at Sapori, in Marine del Rey on a Monday and it was not very busy. But we were a party of 3 and our waiter was excellent-very attentive. The food was classic "hometown" Italian - Everything "house-made"; the pastas, sauces, fresh salads, etc. We had a cantaloupe and Prosciutto salad to share, a special of sautéed lamb tenderloins, with scalloped potatoes, and spinach and two pasta dishes (Farfallie with a garlic cream sauce and Fettuccine with mushrooms) - all were excellent and a very good value.

t
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Local Marina gem, which we just discovered to which we are returning one week later.

T
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

DO NOT USE THE WAZE APP TO GET HERE!! This is a charming restaurant right on the dock at Marina Del Ray. The food was wonderful and we had a great table by the window which afforded a perfect view of the 4th of July fireworks after dusk.

However we used Waze to get there. It brought us to the opposite side of the marina, across the harbor from the actual restaurant! Because of the holiday traffic and road closures, it took us one hour to drive 2 miles to the actual restaurant (this time using Google Maps which had accurate directions). It would have been faster to swim across! So we were an hour late but the host was gracious and we only had to wait a few minutes for a table.

I highly recommend this restaurant, but if you’re relying on GPS to get there, just don’t use Waze! Very frustrating.

s
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a hidden gem!

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D
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had pretty much given up on finding a nice cozy Italian restaurant on the westside - with excellent food and reasonable prices. The ones which were reasonably priced were so-so and the really good restaurants were well beyond my budget. I only like 1 Italian restaurant in LA and it's on Sunset Blvd. But since I don't have a car, I can only go there when my friends take me to see a show in Hollywood. Once or twice a year.

Then I stumbled across this small restaurant in Fisherman's Village in Marina del Rey. We went in taking a chance thinking that if there's an Alfa Romeo outside, it might be good. And boy was it - it was so good! We have been back maybe 8 times in the last 3 months. Fresh, delicious food. Great wine list. Nice view. Attentive service and cozy and reasonably priced. It's become my favorite Italian restaurant in LA.

KK
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best little gem in LA

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Mother’s Day

LR
Denver
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fabulous value for fabulous food right in the water!

JH
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! We’ve dined here in the past and it was wonderful then also. The view at sunset is gorgeous, the food and service were perfect and it’s a very lively atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience incredible food great service

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A hidden gem.

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G
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful view and setting, excellent food and professional and warm service.

DD
Los Angeles
106 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great location and fantastic service. What more could you ask for!?