We love Biba and her restaurant. It enhances the quality of life in Sacramento, but it would do that anywhere it was located. We're very well travelled and experienced diners, and this restaurant is a true gem.
For the price, I feel the food was pretty standard. Not bad at all, but just not superb.
For whatever reason this was our first time dining at Biba's and we will return! Both my wife and I had a pasta dish and both were excellent! My lasagna was probably the best lasagna that I have ever had the pleasure of eating! The service was excellent and the overall experience made both of us wonder why we had not dined there before!
Biba’s is consistently excellent. Delicious food, friendly and attentive wait staff and we always run into friends, old and new.
The food was just ok. The service was terrible. Not only was it terribly slow, they were just not friendly. Our waitress seemed annoyed to wait on us. My husband portion of pasta was minimal. My short rib was plentiful so I shared it with him. I don’t think I would recommend for these reasons.
Classically elegant and perfect
Haven’t been to this restaurant for years and it still does a great job of serving wonderful food.
We received the best service I have every had at a Sacramento restaurant. Also, of course, the food was inventive and delicious.
Was originally offered a table near the rear service station. This was a special occasion and we wanted something nice. I now know I can request a specific table when making a reservation, but can't do that on your site and will have to call in a reservation.
Next we were offered a table next to the women with the obnoxious perfume odor. Lucky for us and Biba the prevailing breeze kept it away from us. I understand this was so bad two tables of people got up and left. Why Biba or manager did not ask/tell the offenders to leave I do not understand.
The food was superb and the service excellent......we will definitely go back again. The only disappointment was that it was my wife's birthday and nothing was noted (even though I made a
note on the OpenTable reservation).
Reliably excellent in every way. We arrived before they officially opened and they accommodated us. there were four of us. Everyone enjoyed the food, the waitress and the noise level was so easy to talk around. Each dish is unique. Their wine list is inclusive. We have been a regular customer and have never had a bad experience.
As always, dinner and service was excellent. Our waitress went beyond great service.
Always Great. Best Lasagna ever.
Just wonderful. Our first time there. Lasagna was spectacular as advertised! We'll definitely return!
We haven't been to Biba in quite some time and had forgotten how fabulous the whole experience is. Loved it all.
Biba is my go-to restaurant when I want to have a upscale but comfortable dining experience. The food, the service, the ambience were all excellent. Plus, they remembered it was our anniversary (without prompting) and surprised us with a little gift.
We went there for our anniversary. We began with an appetizer, salad and then the lasagna entree. I loved it. My only complaint was that the restaurant was very loud and difficult to have a conversation with the volume in the room. I felt that we were being rushed through our meal and we were trying to just enjoy a night out. I still will return for the food but not if I want a quiet intimate meal
What a lovely discovery! The building is gorgeous inside and out. The service, price and quality of food were all outstanding. My scallop risotto dish was delicious, as was my husband’s lasagna, and our Pinot noir was priced well and delicious as well!
This is a classic gem - ambiance, menu, service and the divine food. Came to Sacramento for a 1 night stay and came for lunch both days - wish we were staying another night.
On our first day we were served by Jorge (little Georgie) who was an amazing guide for our lunch. Started with a sharing the fried calamari which were small, delicate and fried very crispy without being burned. Shared the salad of Insalata di Porchetta - pork belly, apricots, charred shallots and crisp kale (not usually my favorite - but the baby kale was awesome). Being Thursday I opted for the Lasagna (only available on Thursday and Friday) and my wife had the gnocchi. The next day she opted for the Lasagna and I went for the Tagliatelli with the veal cheek ragu !!!!!
Gigi was our server on Friday and again helped make it a perfect visit - if you love Italian food they way it should be prepared (no Olive Garden is not ITALIAN) - you must visit Biba even if you have to drive an hour and one half, as we did.
Great place. Easy to get to. Valet parking. Wonderful food. There were four in our party. We all ordered something different. Scallops, porkchop, short ribs and the chicken. Everything was amazing. Save room for dessert.
Fabulous meal from beginning to end with fantastic service. Highly recommend!
My wife and I have celebrated our most important events at Biba's. This last week was for our 41st Wedding Anniversary. My wife had Biba's famous lasagna and I had the pork chops. We also ordered the roasted beet and squash appetizer. What a wonderful meal. The service was excellent, as usual, and we had another wonderful experience at Biba's.
Enjoyed a nice dinner with friends.
Biba provides a fine dining experience. Cozy atmosphere, attentive service, perfectly prepared food. Always a treat.
Excellent Italian food with very good and fresh ingredients. The wine list a variety of Californian and Italian wines, some of them at reasonable prices.
This place is a treasure. Very elegant, with beautiful décor, lots of light, wonderful food and a good wine list.
A wonderful restaurant for special occasions. Food always special.
Our meal was excellent from the salads to dessert. Would definitely return!
It was Excellent!!!!! The food, the atmosphere, nice way to celebrate my birthday. The only thing is it is hard to get a reservation because it is so good..
The meal was fantastic! Waiter was great! It was a wonderful dining experience.
It" all about the food at Biba. Soooo delicious. Our waitress had good timing. It was a bit noisy due to a large group next to us, but overall a very comfortable place to dine.
When you pull up to what is supposed to be an iconic restaurant and you see a broken clay pot on one side and mangled window blinds on the other side you know the place is not stellar anymore. Then you walk inside and see an interior that is tired you get a sense the place has seen its better day.
The waiter was the best thing to happen but the food was just OK
Food and service both were excellent. It's a pretty limited dinner menu, though. You may want to double-check the menu online first to make sure it has something you want. It's very convenient to the events at Sophia, which is where we were going that night. One of us suggested we dine at Biba for future Sophia events we attend. The other disagreed and prefers that we try someplace else because of the limited menu.
I made a reservation the morning of Valentine’s day for a V day lunch with my husband. They have 1 spot available. When we got there, they were going to sit us at the bar area and I asked if we can eat at the main dining area and was asked if I requested the main dining area. I told the hostess that it wasn’t an option when I made the reservation. Then she told me that since I made the reservation in the morning, I took the last table. Right away, my experience was not pleasant. I ordered the carbonara-took awhile for our food to arrived. To my disappointment, the carbonara was soupy, salty and peppery. I haven’t had a carbonara that had plenty of sauce, usually carbonara is dry. It was really disappointing!!!
The best Italian restaurant by far in the area, and one of the best restaurants. Never disappoints, great wine list as well.
We enjoyed a wonderful Valentines Day lunch at Biba. The service provided by our delightful server, Gigi, the delicious and beautifully prepared and presented food and the always lovely dining room conspired to make it a memorable afternoon. This pair of “mature” valentines deeply appreciate the consistently excellent Biba experience.
Highlights? We will savor the memory of the amazing lasagna and splendidly flavor-packed and tender gnocchi for a long time. So glad we saved room for the zuccoto, a perfect romantic dessert to share!
It took awhile to get our food. Service staff was friendly. Restaurant needs updating.
I got the salmon, she got the chefs special which was veal. it was amazing. service and our server were amazing as well. i’m too poor to come back regularly but will for sure be back for another special occasion!