Sapore di Mare is a classic Grove Italian spot that specializes in pasta and seafood. It’s a cute restaurant, with a tiny dining room and (where you really want to sit) a secluded little patio out back. We like the seafood section of the menu best, especially the various crudo and carpaccio dishes. The pasta isn’t quite as impressive. They do an off-menu cacio e pepe that gets tossed tableside in one of those huge parmesan wheels. But it ends up overwhelmingly cheesy and way too heavy to comfortably finish. Stick to one of the lighter pasta options if you’re in a noodle mood, like the pear-stuffed agnolotti di pera. But even that isn't quite as good as the seafood options here.

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