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Sapori d'Ischia

55-15 37th Ave., Queens, NY, 11377
nr. 56th St.
718-446-1500

Avg. Rating

9
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

83% would go back.

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A critic's choice?? Not by a long shot

By lmcwill88 on 2/10/2012

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

I chose this place based on the selection as a critic's choice. It wasn't great and I am surprised that NY Mag would have it as a critic's choice! I would not recommend this place, I must say. The good: Interesting layout overall. It had a nice romantic feel. We were greeted by a friendly host and the wait staff were pleasant. Specials sounded good. My husband had a good osso bucco stuffed ravioli special and liked it. Wines by the glass were good. The bad: The menu is limited. And the food isn't that great. I had a fat laden porterhouse with soggy side dishes. When we asked for butter for the bread? They don't have that. Yes, really. They don't serve tap water. We had to buy still or sparkling bottled water--weird.

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45 out of 87 people found this review helpful.

What a dissapointment

By baccusposny on 4/24/2007

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

The Food at Sapori is out of this world but they have to do something about the service. I have been to many restaurants and this was by far the worst service I have ever seen. The waiters: "non existent". We asked for a second bottle of Bottled Water and it never arrived. My wife asked for a glass of wine and it never arrived either. When we asked about anything, the waiter would say "If it's not in the menu, we Can't make it". Now, remember we were asking to replace the Parmesan cheese for a different cheese or even no cheese. The worst $240.00 my wife and I have ever spent.

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387 out of 714 people found this review helpful.

A Dining Experience,witha side of Attitude

By Mrmarble on 12/17/2007

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Food was different but very good. Pricey by Queens standards, but not by Manhatten. The ambiance was nice, enjoyed the music. Had rabbit and pork chop (it was not a double cut as advertised) Our issue was the waiter: seemed haughty.When we did not order a bottle of wine, he wrinkled his nose.They seem to prefer foodies as clientele. But I would go back, and do buy cheeses there often

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195 out of 381 people found this review helpful.

surprise

By fastforward on 5/31/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Who would have guessed that a wholesale grocer hidden in the industrial part of Queens would provide an incredible dining experience? Fettucine Al'Antonio is fabulous, and their carpaccio is to die for. Not exactly the health conscious with the use of butter and (truffle)oil, but it is worth the next few weeks you'll be hitting the gym! Many things have changed since I first discovered the place in 2000. Friendliness and colorful charms of waitstaff were swapped with arrogant and pushy types, but the food is better than ever. A visit to an ATM is a must before coming here if you're leaving home without Amex. And yes, they don't serve tap water.

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299 out of 627 people found this review helpful.

whats up Doc

By arusso on 11/15/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

try the rabbit it was excellent

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289 out of 656 people found this review helpful.

Great - Authentic Southern Italian

By sniffles on 8/18/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Don't listen to the waiter reviews. Our waiter, Danielle, was excellent. They know their food there and they know how to eat and enjoy. I don't eat out in Queens often, but this is a must go and i thought the entire concept of the place was great. Excellent food, music, wine, etc. This is one of the top Italian places i have been to. Does it compare to Babbo, perhaps not, but I would say it compares favorably with Lupa.

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111 out of 199 people found this review helpful.

SURPRISING

By troia on 6/27/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

A FRIEND OF MINE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY TOLD ME ABOUT THIS PLACE AND I THOUGHT I WOULD GO TO SEE WHAT ALL THE BUZZ WAS ABOUT. I THOUGHT MANHATTAN HAD THE BEST RESTAURANTS UNTIL SAPORI. THE FOOD WAS TOP NOTCH, VERY DIFFERENT AND CREATIVE, NOT YOUR TYPICAL ITALIAN EATERY. THE SERVICE WAS REMARKABLE, THE ATMOSPHERE STRAIGHT OUT OF A FELLINI MOVIE.I LOVE THE FACT THAT THEY DO NOT SERVE TAP WATER, REMINDED ME OF WHEN I STUDIED ABROAD IN ROME.WORTH MY TIME AND MONEY.

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188 out of 431 people found this review helpful.

Just Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By produtor on 12/2/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The place is out of this world, very cozy, with excelent service, and the food don't mention. Its just amazing. I am so happy that I don't have to go to the city anymore for a great taste. And they even have their own gourmmet store in back, belive it or not!!!!!!

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256 out of 512 people found this review helpful.

A shocker for the backroads of Queens!

By FoodieQueen on 2/20/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Now picture this...live music sexily playing in the background...delicious food and wine tantalizing your tongue...and UNLIMITED parking! You really don't need anything else!

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296 out of 638 people found this review helpful.

Beautifull place

By Lovetoeat1 on 12/15/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The best place in New York, food exellent, service top of the line.

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