I love Italian food. I happen to find that good authentic Italian food is the perfect comfort food for a wide variety of situations. It’s great for when you’re sad, mad, or you’re just annoyed about that-person-you-loaned-money-to-that-time- but-they-forgot-to-pay-you-back. (shoutout to my girl Riri!). Italian food is always there for comfort, nurture and to give you the confidence to walk out your door, jump on your bicycle/get in your car, knock on that door and straight up ask that person ‘would you happen to have the money I loaned you??
I’m that person you could wake up in the middle of the night with pasta, pizza, rizotto, minestrone, lasagna, porcini mushrooms, spaghetti…
Actually I don’t think you TRULY understand what I mean. I love it so much that if I’d get hit by a semi-truck and I would happen to slip into a coma, the smell of authentic homemade Italian food would be one of the few things that would bring me back to consciousness.
But I digress as usual… Luckily the Netherlands has some of the best Italian restaurants ever. From the most authentic original Italian restaurants, to the awesome but wayyy too overexposed Vapiano chains. (No, but seriously if you’re hungry but don’t want to see anyone you know, do NOT go to Vapiano’s because you’ll see your friends, neighbours, family, archenemies, that one person that owes you money…)
So when two of my bros asked me where we were gonna go grab some dinner, I casually and humbly suggested Sapore which was funny since one of them had actually introduced me to Sapore in the first place. (For the record, I cannot quite recall if I was ‘casually suggesting’ or if I was actually straight-up threathening my bros but who cares.)
Food/Menu: Cra-zy good! We started with the Peperonata (paprika in white wine and basil, then the homemade Lasagna Bolognese, the rice Risotto Funghi with mushrooms, and ended with the Tartufo ‘Black-truffle’ sauce with pancetta. (That’s right, I’m a fancy individual so I eat truffles.)
Vibe: Very chill. Restaurant is very small and has literally only a limited amount of tables/seats, but the amazing food and great vibe and personnel make up for it.
Prices: The pasta’s range around the €10, but there’s plenty of meals that start from €6 and up.
Personell: The chef was definitely a highlight so this week’s shoutout goes to the awesome chef for letting me be ‘all up in his face’ to take pictures of him and the restaurant while genuinely not giving a damn.
Seeing our love for Italian food there will definitely be more articles in the future about Italian restaurants. From The Hague to Germany, Belgium, Canada and all over.
So say arrivederci to Vapiano and Buenos Días to Sapore! (It’s not Italian but everyone understands so leave me alone.)
Address: Molenstraat 30, 2513 BL Den Haag