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Sapori

Lexington, South Carolina

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23 December 2019

Went to a wine tasting event with some truffle tasting as well and had a great time at the right price. They had plenty of great food, wine and cappuccino! I look forward to returning here on a regular basis. More...

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14 November 2019

I started with the Grilled Octopus ($18). Holy moly it was so amazing! Perfectly tender, so flavorful and the small roasted potatoes were a great compliment. Next I had the Boar Ragu. The boar was very tender and meaty. It kind of overpowered the tomato so that it tasted a bit like eating shredded roast beef instead of an Italian pasta sauce. But, it was tasty. I think the noodles might have been a touch undercooked. I could definitely taste the raw flour. I took most of ragu home and the noodles tasted better, and had a better consistency after being microwaved for about 3 minutes. Last as dessert.  Limoncello Gelato... this stuff is orgasmic. Alodia's used to have it, and I order this anytime I can find it. Iight and refreshing without bein too sweet or heavy. A very nice finish to a rich meal. Overall, appetizer, entree, dessert and 1 glass of wine set me back about $78 so this is not a place you'll eat at frequently unless you're wealthy. But it's a great treat for once in a while or a special occasion! More...

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28 October 2019

The best Italian food you can find in Lexington. I had a creamy scallop pasta that melted in the mouth. My boyfriend got spaghetti with mussels and we had to order extra bread to soak up the leftover juices. I recommend this place to anyone looking for great Italian in Lexington! The server was very friendly but we did have to wait quite a while to receive the check. More...

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28 October 2019

I had the carbonara pasta and substituted the scallops for grilled shrimp.......and omg......best thing you could do for it. The flavor and portion size was just right and I felt like my taste buds went skyrocket.I'm for sure coming back. More...

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29 September 2019

Incredible tomatoe and basil soup followed by incredible atmosphere

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15 September 2019

Sapori is our favorite restaurant and one that still seems to be the Best Kept Secret in Lexington! There is no other place like it, at least not anywhere nearby. Enjoy the gardens, back covered patio, gorgeous dining room and bar. You will be transported to Europe. The food, well, we go for all the courses, from appetizer to dessert, with wine pairings and espresso. Every bite, from the bread on, is as delicious as it looks (and it’s Insta-pic-worthy). If you have good taste, this is designed for you. Sapori is upscale; however, it has an inclusive, family feel, not intimidating. Go hungry, for a date, a business lunch or a family/group celebration. You can dress up, but it is not required. The owners, chef & staff are down-to-earth, friendly. If I could find anything negative to write, it is that Sapori is under-appreciated. More...

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8 September 2019

Excellent food.

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25 August 2019

Awesome atmosphere and great food. New favorite place

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10 August 2019

We stopped in last minute before a movie and had limited time.  The service was great!  The food was excellent!  Atmosphere was very eclectic and classy.

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9 August 2019

Oh my goodness why did I wait so long to try this fantastic place?! The food was out of this world amazing. The service and atmosphere couldn’t be beat. We will definitely be back again and again. I can’t wait to try more dishes! More...

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9 August 2019

Serene mood, delicious food, romantic setup and impeccable service by Keandra. Will definitely repeat.

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30 July 2019

Just had the most spectacular dinner at Sapori! The service!! The food!! The wine!! Absolutely perfect !!

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19 July 2019

Sapori is in a beautiful space and the food is authentic and delicious. A great addition the the Lexington food scene. **update** its changed a bit. ..interior is still welcoming and unique..but I think it may be under new ownership? We miss the jovial woman who is from I believe South Africa. I'm not sure if it's the new owner or just the head chef? But there is a man I don't recognize from prior dining.. he's interested in feedback and friendly, but the backwards hat, tats and casual clothes kind of take away from the upscale feeling and make it feel like just another Lexington joint. The last time we were there he was talking to a couple at the bar and putting eye drops in right over the counter . For the price we'd appreciate a more professional presentation. More...

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9 July 2019

This is definitely​ a good addition​ to Lexington.  The restaurant is very nicely decorated, and the service was divine​.   We had a large party for my sister and her husbands birthday.  We made a reservation (even with a small party​ I would recommend​ getting a reservation) and were seated promptly. We ordered the prosciutto​ app and the calamari app.  Both were great, though the prosciutto was a little pricy.  I did love the honeycomb​ w/ the prosciutto.    Calamari was perfectly cooked.  Crispy but not chewy.I had the squid ink pasta with seafood.  It was good, but the sauce was a little thin and could have been seasoned a little more.  A few pieces​ of seafood were a little overcooked​, but all in all,​ it was a good dish.  My wife had the Carbonara​ which was amazing.  Very rich as a carbonara​ a should be.  The Scallops were good, but you could have put a flip flop on that pasta and it would have been good.The wine​ was good. Service was good.  Can't wait to go back! More...

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30 June 2019

Great waitress named Gina.

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30 June 2019

Great food but the place is super claustrophobic.

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30 June 2019

We went for my birthday and received two complimentary glasses of prosecco. Service was wonderful, our server Gina was very knowledgeable and friendly! The food was outstanding (especially the risotto). Ambiance was classy yet eclectic. More...

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30 June 2019

Excellent fine dining! Great atmosphere inside and out! Impressive wine selection. If you like gourmet Italian, farm to table, in a quaint setting - this is a must try!

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30 June 2019

Excellent food and service!!this is the one place you need to go, the owners are wonderful people and the ambiance is beautiful. 5 stars all the way

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30 June 2019

The best that Lexington has to offer. Creative menu, nice people a true treat.

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30 May 2019

The atmosphere reminds me of New York City dining. We tried many appetizers and entrees, melts in your mouth.

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30 May 2019

Loved the food and atmosphere. Service was excellent and we can’t wait to go back

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4 May 2019

Great food and service!  The chef was awesome and very talented. He kept everyone entertained through out the dinner

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30 April 2019

The rossotto was excellent, scallops, shrimp, cooked to perfection. Service was excellent , atmosphere was elegant. And the price very reasonsble. I will definitely return.

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30 April 2019

Very nice Italian restaurant in Columbia. Nice setting and atmosphere.

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30 April 2019

One of the most delicious meals I've had in a long time! Romantic but homey atmosphere.

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19 April 2019

Chef Howard Stephens is a creative genius.

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5 April 2019

Ive heard amazing things about Sapori, so I gave them a try. Reservations are highly recommended, I dined with them a Friday night at approx. 6pm, they had a few people at bar, but not over crowded. Parking is in the back, jus follow the signs. The restaurant looks like it used to be a old house converted, the yard/ gardens were in bloom, everything was well taken care of, the inside was beautifully decorated in Italian décor. I really liked the setting and atmosphere, nice place for a special occasion. We were seated promptly and our waitress was professional. The menu was not to much, jus right, pricing was on the high side of course. Our food came out in a timely manner. Food presentation was nice, we really enjoyed the meal. The serving amt wasn't plentiful for the price, my spouse was still hungry when we left, our bill was over $100 for dinner, 1 appetizer and 1 glass of wine. I will agree the food is incredible tasting, great ambience, jus not a place I would go frequently, maybe a special occasion.Try them at least once & let me know whatcha think! More...

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30 March 2019

Nice date restaurant

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9 March 2019

So we had dinner reservations this Friday night and this very nice restaurant. We've been wanting to try this restaurant because it had good yelp reviews and it was recommended to us by our friends. The front entrance is for drop off only and they have a parking lot in the back. It appears that the restaurant was a old house at one time...and than maybe remodel later on into a open floor plan.They can accommodate small and large groups. They have a bar inside but our waitress informed us that they didn't have a liquor license. So I assume that they only offer wine and beer only. So we decided to have the 1- raviolo as our appetizer, 1-bud light, 1- Uva Pinot Grigio (wine), 1-spaghetti allo scoglio, and 1-crab risotto. All the food was seasoned very well and both my spouse and I enjoyed everything. Our waitress was very courtesy and professional. The restaurant was very clean and well maintained.My overall impression was not as pleasant as I had hoped for...because I felt like they seemed  overpriced. I say that because the portions of servings compared to the listed price....I was very unsatisfied after spending approximately $100 for 2 people for dinner. And considering that I was hungry about 2 hours later...I'm pretty sure that we wouldn't return for another visit. More...

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28 February 2019

Wonderful food, great atmosphere, and amazing service.

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28 February 2019

I ordered the scallops and shrimp over risotto. Delish! The scallops were prepared perfectly. The shrimp were seasoned nicely. The risotto was a bit crunchy but it didn't take away from the dish overall. The waitress was attentive. They only serve beer and wine...waiting on liquor license. We sat inside. Simple decor. Very welcoming atmosphere More...

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28 February 2019

Great food! Enjoyed a fantastic family dinner here. Some of the best fine dinning in Lexington.

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28 February 2019

Fabulous meal!

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28 February 2019

The entire dining experience was Superb!!

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23 February 2019

Wonderful date night!  So nice to not drive far and have such a 5 star experience!  From the wine list, the entrees, and the desserts, everything is delicious.  Robert is an amazing server.  He paid close attention, spent time on his explanations, gave his opinion when asked, and made our experience simply delightful! More...

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3 February 2019

I could go on and on about this place.  We've been there 3 times now and each time it gets even better.  The food is incredible, the ambiance is great, and the staff is friendly.  I've had several different dishes there and all are exquisite.  The lamb chops are my favorite, but you can't go wrong with anything.  Some of the complaints are exactly what I'd expect from people who don't appreciate a fine dining experience like this and should probably just stick to Caraba's or Olive Garden.  Sapori is a true gem.  I've had this level of authentic Italian one other time in my life and that's when I was in Italy. More...

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30 January 2019

Absolutely Devine

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30 January 2019

Amazing food! A little pricey but amazing food! Great date night place.

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30 January 2019

Best restaurant in Lexington hands down! Went with a group of four and everyone got something different. I tried all four of the main dishes (their names escape my memory) as well as the gnocchi app, octopus app, bomba, and salted caramel gelato. Everything was amazing including the atmosphere which was perfect! More...

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26 January 2019

Absolutely Amazing.  Dinner was just like we ate in it in Florance Italy.  Very nice wine selection. Our favorite "date night" place to go for an awesome dinner.

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30 December 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Great selection of Italian wines. Some of the best food in Lexington and Columbia.

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10 December 2018

Ya'll.  Seriously.  This is the best Lexington restaurant!  It is a little pricey, but worth EVERY PENNY!!! I cannot say enough how good the food is.  I followed Karen from another shop she worked in becuase I loved her food.  She has not disappointed me ever! We have tried octopus, gnocci, and loads of other new things and they are all so so so so so good. The decor is beautiful too.  The owner definately has an eye for making things look gorgeous.  I would HIGHLY recommend this place! More...

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4 December 2018

Perfect date night in Lexington. Idyllic location with fabulous food. Try the tiramisu!

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4 December 2018

Dined with two other couples, the service and food was spot on. Nice wine list as well. Definitely will return.

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30 November 2018

Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food!

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30 November 2018

First time. Great food, great service. The chef even visited our table. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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