Sapori in The City to open in Richmond

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Sapori In The City is set to open during the first quarter of 2017 at 2028 W. Cary St. in The Fan. (PHOTO: J. Elias O’Neal)

RICHMOND, Va. — The son of a well-known local restaurateur is branching off from the family’s main business in Chester to bring his take on Italian cuisine to the city.

Luca Amato is working to open Sapori in The City in a 1,500-square-foot of space at 2028 W. Cary St. in the Fan.

Amato is the son of Giuseppe and Angela Amato, and brother of Dario, who own Sapori Ristorante Italiano at 3513 Festival Park Plaza in Chester.

Sapori in Chester, which focuses on Sicilian dishes, has been consistently praised as one of the top restaurants in the region, including being named one of the top 25 restaurants in the area by Richmond Magazine in 2015.

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