I went here for a business luncheon and had the Gnocchi. It was excellent. I also tried some of the other dishes at the table and I found that everything was very fresh and perfectly seasoned. The selection is just what I would expect from an authentic Italian menu. I really can't wait to come back here in the evening to try the wine list and other great items.
Great Authentic Italian Food.
This is an awesome neighborhood Italian restaurant. I?m there almost weekly. I love it there. The service is always great. The owners and the staff are the friendliest bunch. The pastas are cooked to perfection. I don?t know how they do it, but every last piece is just the right tenderness. My favorite is penne bolognaise. Try it with a glass of Montelpulciano. I also like their lemon sorbetto with a shot of lemonchello. Usually you can get in without reservation, except may be Friday & Saturday nights. Prices are average. Pastas are around $15. With a glass of wine, desert, and tip expect to spend about $40-45.
Very noisy, food only okay.
I was there yesterday, a Thursday evening around 7. The waitstaff was friendly enough. But the food was only average for an Italian restaurant, nothing out of the ordinary on the menu. My scallop-shrimp dish was unexciting.
The primary characteristic I will remember is the very high noise level. I sat across the table from my dinner partners and we all had to raise our voices significantly to be heard. My hearing is fine, but I felt like I had a hearing aid that couldn't tune in to the conversation.
It isn't a lousy restaurant, but I'll look for a different one the next time I dine in Burlingame.
This was a nice surprise!.
I found this restaurant while using city search during my recent visist to the Silicon Valley. The restaurant is located in a very nice area, and was just perfect! Small and quaint, wiht a menu selection not too large, but with great Italian choices and wines!
If you are looking for a nice, relaxed, affordable (only $76 for 2 with appetizer, wine and dessert!), then this is your place!
Welcoming Local Italian Restaurant.
A cozy interior and friendly staff invite diners into this comforting spot on Burlingame Avenue. The pasta dishes are the best in Burlingame and other menu choices are just as delicious. Save room for dessert!
still fine, but food has gone down.
I used to frequent Sapore about once a week and the food was always excellent. Entrees are mostly $9.95-17.95. However, on a recent visit, the food had deteriorated. It's now "fine", not "great". The pastas are no longer homemade.
The staff was still very knowledgeable about specials and all items on the menu and was able to make good recommendations.
The restaurant is always bustling, even on weekdays, so try to make reservations. That also means if you're looking for a romantic place, this isn't it. It's more lively than romantic, as tables are very close to one another. A wide range of attire is acceptable, as people go in jeans and in suits.