I've frequented the original Sapore for utilitarian lunches of penne fiorentina, lentil soup, and a cup of coffee for $4.95. Today I ventured across the street to their new, larger offshoot Sapore Due where the lunch special is a whopping $6.95.
Well the meager price matched meager flavors of the food. My penne with pesto was green as the hulk but lacked any of his vim or vigor. It must have green food coloring because this was the most flavorless basil I've ever tasted. Although it was a well oiled dish it was not an olive oil that had any discernible character. Forget about any trace of pine nut flavor. I paid a two dollar supplement for shrimp in the dish and that averaged out to .50 a piece for some very tiny specimens.
The single waiter was overworked but that was no excuse for the drink he served me. After asking me if I wanted a refill on my diet coke he returned with a drink that was totally flat, unsweet, and reeking of alchohol. Everyone at the table swore he picked it up off another table and gave it to me.
If you get stuck going the chicken cutlet sandwich is probably the best deal. It's large and comes with some crunchy fried potato wedges.