Fare: Traditional Italian
Price: Moderate - Expensive
Food Quality: 3 stars
Service: 2/12 Stars
Decor: 2 1/2 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
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Cape May's top rated Italian fine dining experience
Noise Level: Moderate
Dress: Upscale casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent Italian food with prepared with fresh, farm to table, local ingredients.
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer simpler food, lower prices, and a casual menu with more comfort food.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Lasagna Bolognese, with layers of italian pasta stuffed with Bolognese meat sauce ; The homemade gnocchi in a gorgonzola and mascarpone sauce; and The Rack of Lamb with sautéed shitake mushroom, roasted red pepper and asparagus in a cognac demi-glace sauce.
Sapore Italiano is a fine dining, white-tablecloth, traditional Italian restaurant, set in a Victorian style restored home.
The restaurant is co-owned by chef Ivan Bustos, and Executive Chef Perpavinu Bici --- who pefers to be called Chef Rimi --- whose native land is Albania. Chef Rimi's wife Majlinda is the hostess welcoming guests in a friendly, and gracious manner.
Prior to opening Sapore Italiano, Chef Rimi was a chef with Philadelphia's famous La Fontana Della Citta, and prior to coming there in 2005, was a chef at t La Fontana Del Mare in Strathmere, NJ.
Chef Rimi serves a well prepared, classic homemade Italian menu using fresh farm to table ingredients from local farms. Many of the pastas are homemade using gluten-free ingredients.
Sapore Italiano was formerly the home of Daniels on Broadway. The exterior has an attractive Victorian decor complete with red shutters and awnings. The dining area is spread over two floors with seven cozy dining rooms. One of the dining rooms has a fireplace with an attractive mantle.
Open year round, on-site parking is available.
(updated: June, 2018)
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