Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sapore's Pizza - San Antonio, Texas

Frankie and I wanted to eat somewhere we had never been before on our latest trip to San Antonio. I used the app Yelp on my iPhone and found a place called Sapore's Pizza that was just off the main road (read: would have never found it on our own) but still in the direction we were heading. It had only four reviews but they were all very high. So we took a chance.

It was easy to find, with a nice big sign near the road.

sapores pizza sign

And another above the restaurant.

sapores pizza-store front

And just in case you were not sure, the door is marked as well.

sapores pizza-door

Once inside, the decor is definitely not fancy and there is only 5 tables that seat 4 each, but this is not one of those places you go to look. You go to EAT! One note, if you don't like the San Antonio Spurs you might have a hard time sitting in the restaurant. The walls are covered with Spurs pictures. I thought it was great.

The menu had, of course, pizza, both NYC style thin crust and Sicilian thick crust. The owner, Giuseppe, would know both since he is from southern Italy and has lived in New York City before coming to Texas. Besides pizza, the menu also had calzone, stromboli, sandwiches, salads, pastas, and Italian desserts: cannoli and tiramisu. All of this made from scratch, my friends!

Frankie and I both decided on the calzone. ($7.25 each) Inside it there was pepperoni, ham, mozzarella, and ricotta cheese. Then it was covered in marinara sauce.

sapores pizza-calzone

It was very good, especially the marinara! If you are not fond of ricotta cheese then I would suggest the stromboli instead of the calzone. The calzone had a lot of ricotta cheese! Oh and if you are lucky the owner will sing in Italian along to the music he is listening to as he cooks for you! Dinner and a show, can't beat that!

If you happen to be on the northwest side of San Antonio or want to make a trip that way, try Sapore's Pizza. I don't think you will be disappointed!

Sapore's Pizza
(2 minutes inside Loop 410, Babcock Exit - Corner of Babcock and Hillcrest)
San Antonio, TX 78228

Summer Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 11 AM - 3 PM and 5 PM - 10 PM
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Regular Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 11 AM - 3 PM and 5 PM - 9 PM
Saturday 5 PM- 9PM
Closed Sunday