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Sapori Ristorante Italiano's full bar.

It looks like Sapori Ristorante Italiano in Chester is closed.

The restaurant has been closed for at least a few weeks and there is a for lease sign in the window. The phone line has been disconnected and the restaurant's Yelp page indicates that the restaurant is closed.

The owners have not responded to emails from the Times-Dispatch.

Sapori opened at 3513 Festival Park Plaza in Chester in 2011 and it, along with The Roosevelt, Stella's and The Blue Goat, was named one of the best new restaurants of the year by the Times-Dispatch.

Last year, one of the sons of the owner said he was opening an off-shoot location in the Fan, but earlier this year another restaurant announced that it was going into the same space.

There's no word yet on a new tenant for the Chester space or if Sapori will reopen.

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