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Sapori D'ischia - 15 Reviews - 5515 37th Ave, Woodside, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (718) 446-1500
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Sapori D'ischia

5515 37th Ave
Woodside, NY 11377
(718) 446-1500
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I fell in love with this restuarant before I opened the menu and once I tasted the food I truely fell in love with this restaurant. I can't wait to go back again and again. Pro...


I read some reviews about the bad service, but I just figured they were high maintenance people writing the reviews, I mean could it really be that bad?yes, yes it could. Pros:...

Love it 11/1/2009

I fell in love with this restuarant before I opened the menu and once I tasted the food I truely fell in love with this restaurant. I can't wait to go back again and again. Pros: everything Cons: non more

unique place with delicious food 8/30/2009

you feel like youre in on a big secret when you step inside this restaurant. from the industrial street, you wouldnt believe this place is inside. with delicious food added to the mix, it makes for the perfect night. Pros: great food Cons: non more

exceptional 11/6/2008

""had a wonderful dinner thursday nite (no reservations). boyfriend and i split the beef carpaccio, i had the ravioli filled with osso buco and he had the short ribs. unbelievable, is all i can say. i'm not a rib person and shy away from having ravioli out, having grown up on them in a traditional italian household. the ingredients were incredibly fresh and i was sure to tell the owner we were thoroughly impressed. he had us join him in the bar area for a glass of prosecco. i asked the sommelier for advice on wine (be sure to give them a price point) and it was great. thursday nite provides opera singing. there were 3 performers who had varying styles and were beyond enjoyable. and about the water, who cares! if you don't like their style, don't go. their food is exceptional and the service sincere."" Pros: quality and freshness of ingredients, music, romantic Cons: rushed just a bit more

This was THE best meal I have ever eaten in a restaurant,,,from start to finish 10/21/2008

We were four people who frequent good restaurants quite often. We started off with a red and a white wine,,both of which were spectacular. The artichoke puree sitting a bed red pepper/pancetta was so amazingly light and delicous. I did not want it to be gone. We ordered the fettucinni alfredo as our second course, split between the four of us..we just had to taste it. Well, our entrees came out first and when they corrected the mistake and they wheeled out the cheese wheel and prepared our fettuccini tableside, we were in heaven. It was clear to me that this was indeed their house special. It was to die for! OK, then our entrees came out, and although I was preparing myself for a warmed over plate, we all got fresh entrees, cooked to perfection. The short ribs were the most tender I have ever eaten. Again, heaven. I also have to say that the other people in my party were raving about their dishes. They had the special risotto, special baby lamp chops and the swordfish. There wasn't a morsel of food left on our dishes. The desserts were equally sublime. We had the carmelized banana and the chocolate desserts. Besides the glitch with the early arriving entrees that they corrected, the service was outstanding. Vinny, our waiter knows this place inside and out...was right on top of everything and gave us really great service (despite the mix up). The owner presented our table with a glass of champagne each just because he liked us. After dinner we went to the bar for after dinner drinks. The Moscato was the best I've ever had! The place can be a bit noisy (there is live music on weekends), but it is so pretty inside (you'd never know it was a store during the day.) I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves and appreciates good food. It is definitely served here. Pros: Outstanding food, Pretty decor, Service Cons: A bit noisy on weekends. more

worst.service.ever. 10/23/2007

I read some reviews about the bad service, but I just figured they were high maintenance people writing the reviews, I mean could it really be that bad?yes, yes it could. Pros: It is hidden down a dark street, so you will probably never go there Cons: the fact that it exists more

Mixed Feelings 9/19/2007

I agree that the food is exceptional. The decor is a mix of restaurant and deli. The music is a little over bearing. The waitstaff is exceptional. There are two owners and thats where the mixed review stands. I believe that they are father and son... The difference lies in which one is commanding the room. The father is a gracious host who has full command of his dining room. The son is extremely pompous and arrogant which brushes of on the overall atmosphere of the place. Highly recommended when dad is around. Not recommended at all when it's junior's night. Very Unfortunate! more

Surprisingly Fantastic! 5/5/2006

My husband and I happened upon this place really accidentally and couldn't believe what a gem we had discovered- in Woodside, no less!! The Service was outstanding, the food was everything we had hoped for and more! We told our friends about it after our experience and they are in love with the place- they have been there 3 times in the past month! Without hesitation the 4 of us agree that it has to be in the top 3 restaurants in the entire city in any category. As far as price goes I am never bitter to pay extra for quality food and service, it is when I go to over hyped Manhattan restaurants where the service is passable, the food is average and the prices are not in line with the quality of my experience that I feel ripped off. Pros: amazing food , best service ever, attn 2 detail in all Cons: location more

The Best Restaurant you never knew was there 1/25/2006

I live in wooodside and my friend told me about this place. It is in the middle of an industrial area but when you walk in the door you are transported to Italy. I was met at the door by who i think was the owner. He met my girlfriend and me witha huge smile and seated us. We sat down and was waited on by Dan I recieved the best service i have ever had (NO JOKE) He help us with menu choices wine selection made us feel tight at home. The food was perfect .. I had the quail, the frisse and beet salad and the rabbit. Every bite was better than the last. Please check this place out it is a true hidden gem. Pros: Service, Food , Everything about it Cons: Cash Only more

Always outstanding 12/30/2005

I've been to this restaurant about a dozen times this year - with a date, with a group of friends. Food and Service has been outstanding each time with only one miscommunication on one order that was handled promptly and graciously. Great wine list, great advice if you're interestedin trying a new wine... the only downside is the volume of the entertainment that makes it impossible to have a conversation, but not too loud to be uncomfortable. I don't want to recommend this to others only because I don't want to have to wait for reservations! Pros: welcoming staff, acceptable value, decent food Cons: volume of entertainme more

Share the Fettucine Wheel! 10/27/2005

Group of us ate there last week and it was packed. We did have reservations but unfortunatley the only thing that was lacking was a hostess to acknowedge us. We were quickly given comped glasses of wine until our table was ready. The food was done superbly. Highly recommend the Fettucine prepared table side within a hallowed out parm'g wheel. The wait staff was wonderful especially Danny. They ran low on a dessert wine we ordered and he was gracious enough to substitute with an equally good type and comped us on that as well. We are going back next week for their special Truffle dinner sampling. I'm sure it will be a most memorable night. For those who wrote it can be pricey, find a quality rest in NYC that isn't. Remember appetizers, entrees, desserts and liquor add up anywhere you eat! Enjoy the live music and eat well. Pros: food Cons: no hostess more

was disappointed 10/17/2005

I was extremely disappointed with the food. The portions were tiny and lacked flavor. I wouldn't recommend eating here. Although, I have to say that the staff and decor were the highlights of my night. Pros: staff, decor Cons: food more

Excellent 6/14/2005

I have been to Sapori D'Ischia quite a few times and always had a wonderful time. I don't understand the other reviews on here that bashed the restaurant. My wife and I went last night as they were offering a 6 course tasting menu for the first time. While it was a little pricey, the food was exceptional and the wines selected were wonderful as well. They will now be offering the tasting menu every day along with their regular menu. As always the service was incredibly friendly and prompt. If you do not choose to have the tasting menu, be sure to try the fettucine which is prepared tableside in a giant wheel of cheese and drizzled with truffle oil.... Again, I don't understand the earlier complaints. The menu is generally limited, but evrything I have ever eaten has been excellent. And the service has always been superb. Pros: Food, friendly service, wine more

SUPERB 5/19/2005

This place is just awesome.I don't know where to start-the food is outstanding, the service is perfectly nice, specially the owners son is doing an 100% professional job, the whole concept (trips to Ischia, truffle days, opera nights, etc.) is outstanding- I have been to many places of all different cuisines in the world-Sapori d'Ischia is a wonderful restaurant and the food is out of this world.No wonder that the Zagat highly recomments it-I will always go to this restaurant-while I am in NYC-as often as I am in the mood for perfect italian food or just in the mood for a magnificant night. Pros: food, atmosphere, service, parking more

Do not eat here! 5/15/2005

This restaurant was horrible a small warehouse turned into italian restaurant in woodside that had no hostess at the front door,limited food choices and horrible service.I would not recomend this restaurant to anyone the price was too high and waiters that are very rude.I've never had this experience in the 20yrs of dining out this is the first and the last time i will eat there again!! Pros: none, none, none Cons: expensive, bad service, limited food choices more

HORRIBLE SERVICE...... 5/11/2005

This resturant totally ruined our family dinner for Mother's Day. Totally ruined our Mother's Day. We made reservations for 10 people for 5pm and when our party arrived, we WERE NOT ACKNOWLEDGED AT ALL. No staff member acknowledged us when we entered the resturant, they were actually VERY rude! They were not attentive to our needs the entire time we were there. I would NOT RECOMMEND THIS RESTURANT AND WILL NEVER GO THERE AGAIN. Pros: none, none, none Cons: TOO EXPENSIVE, LIMITED MENU, HORRIBLE SERVICE more
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  • This charming Woodside retail market sells Italian goods during the day and then transforms into a bustling restaurant serving handmade pasta at night.

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  • Hours:

    Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Thu. 11:30am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 11:30am - 11pm;Sun. 3:30am - 10pm
  • Payments:

    American Express
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