Food Quality: 3 Stars
Service: 2 1/2 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 stars= poor to Four stars = Best in Class
One of the best, Italian restaurants in Southwest New Jersey
Uses high quality imported ingredients, locally sourced, seasonal farm to table produce and grass fed, natural meats.
Ambience is attractive, rustic Italian, casual
Fare: Contemporary Italian
Price: Moderate - Expensive
Value: Good - Excellent
Noise Level: Moderate
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy authentic Italian food prepared with quality, fresh ingredients in an attractive, rustic setting.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer traditional Italian-American dishes prepared with heavy sauces and served in huge portions.
Recommended dishes: When available, Scaloppine di vitello (Grass Fed All natural) Filets of veal sauteed with mushrooms; The Caciucco di pesce Red snapper filet sauteed with clams, mussels and calamari in a white wine-saffron seafood stock sauce, served over crostini; and The Caciucco di pesce Red snapper filet sauteed with clams, mussels and calamari in a white wine-saffron seafood stock sauce, served over crostini.
Collingswood is a community fortunate in having several excellent Italian restaurants with Sapori Trotteria standing out as a destination restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, or for a special romantic dining experience.
This restaurant is a notch above the many other Collingswood area Italian restaurants ---- especially in offering creative, non-traditional Italian - American dishes.
Sapori Trattoria is in an attractive setting with a medieval castle ambience. The rustic 64 seat dining area is done up with stone floors, rustic brick walls adorned with large lion head sconces, wrought iron balconies and chocolate dark brown velvet drapes across windows tied back with heavy satin roping. The lighting is dimly lit emanating from globular chandeliers strewn throughout the dining room.
Owned and operated by Chef Franco Lombardo, born in Palermo, Italy, he honed his cooking skills both as a chef in Italy and at the well-known La Locanda Del Ghiottone restaurant in Philadelphia before opening Sapori Trattoria.
Chef Franco Lombardo runs a kitchen that prepares a carefully crafted, creative menu. This is not a typical traditional red sauce southern Italian restaurant.
Many of the meat dishes use grass fed, all natural veal, beef, and chicken. Most of the cheeses are imported from Italy, and pastas are homemade.
Sapori Trattoria is flexible and is willing to create a special dish if you don't see it on the menu. Just ask!
The dining experience at Sapori Trattoria ends on a thoughtful, positive note with a complimentary shot of chocolate lemoncello.
During the warmer months there is outdoor dining on the patio.
(updated: January, 2017)
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