Ristorante Sapori- A Boca Love Story

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A love of food that is. Sapori quite literally means “flavor” when translated from Italian, and that is exactly what guests have enjoyed since 1993 from Chef Marco Pindo. Chef Marco is from the Abruzzi region of Italy and is known for using the freshest and highest quality ingredients prepared in the simplest of ways.

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Sapori sets the bar high with its fresh seafood, homemade pasta, and innovative Italian cuisine. Chef Marco imports many of his ingredients directly from Italy to keep his dishes authentic and flavorful.

One thing I found extremely interesting, in a cuisine that is difficult to alter and accommodate for gluten-free patrons, is that they are able to offer homemade gluten free pasta, as well as gluten free bread sticks. When I asked about this, they were eager to provide me with the gluten-free penne, I declined, because I really wanted to taste the real deal, and I am only slightly intolerant, so I can choose when I would like to indulge!

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In addition to Sapori’s delicious dinner menu, they are now offering a 3 course “Sapori Bites” menu for lunch Tuesday-Friday from 12pm-2pm at $29 dollars and a 4 course dinner menu Sunday-Thursday from 5:30-7pm at $49. I was recently invited to try out the menu, and you do not want to miss these deals.

For the lunch menu you get to choose from three delicious salads:

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Arugula | Strawberry | Gorgonzola – Apple | Radicchio | Endive – Traditional Ceasar Salad

Or you can go with my choice, the Yellow Lentil Soup- so delicious!

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Next you get to choose your entrée: Rigatoni Sapori | Seafood Risotto | Pasta del GiornoIMG_0902

Pesce del Giorno | Ora King Salmon | Chicken Arrosticini | Veal Pizzaiola

You then get to end the night on a sweet note, choosing between the Pistachio Tartufo & the Vanilla & Chocolate Tartufo.  I personally love Pistachio flavored anything, but the Vanilla & Chocolate was good also.

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For the dinner menu, you get to choose from the same options, but you get to select both a pasta dish, and an entrée. There was not a single thing on the menu that I did not enjoy. And it was great practice for what I could expect while dining in Italy over the next month.

Ristorante Sapori is extremely proud of their glowing reviews over the years but some of their greatest accomplishments are the opionions of their valued guests. Chef Marco could not do it all on his own so his wife and co-owner Mara Pindo is by his side every step of the way. Together the two of them give back to the community around us as well as holding fundraisers and raising awareness to help the Cuban families in need. They have sent items to families all around Cuba, and have a long term goal of opening a restaurant in Havana to teach the local Cuban community how to hone in on their cooking skills, as well as how to source and use local ingredients.

Restaurants that have great food and are philanthropic are hard to come by, and I am so glad that I have found one in my community that shares their good fortune and uses it to help others.

If you would like to donate or learn more about their mission, please call 561-367-9779.

Ristorante Sapori | 301 Via de Palmas | Boca Raton | Florida | 33432 – Located in Royal Palm Plaza across from 4th Generation

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