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About Biba Restaurant
Located in the historic Old Tavern Building, just minutes from the State Capitol, Biba Caggiano, celebrated chef, cookbook author, and TV personality, brings a bit of Italy to Sacramento. Savor the flavors of Biba's award winning authentic Italian cuisine in a friendly but refined ambiance, with attentive service that will make you feel instantly welcome. Enjoy spuntini with a cocktail or glass of wine in the lounge area, kick back and listen to piano music, or order a full meal at the bar or in the dining room. Only the finest and freshest ingredients are used and the food is truly Italian...house made lasagne Bolognese on Thursday and Friday and a different stuffed pasta dish every day. Osso bucco alla Milanese (veal shanks) or stinco di agnello (lamb shanks) are just some of the entrees you may expect to find. California and Italian wines are available to complement the food. And don't skip the dessert. The Tiramisu is to die for!
Sacramento, CA 95816
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
28th & Capitol Avenue
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Piano in lounge Wed-Sat from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Public parking garage accepting only credit cards available just a half block away at 28th and N St. Valet parking also available for lunch and dinner.
Bus stops on Capitol Avenue in either direction just a few yards away.
Private Party Facilities:
Available only on special request.
Private Party Contact:
Karen Hand: (916) 455-2422
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Biba Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We dined at Biba on a Friday night because we wanted to get her famous lasagne. It did not disappoint! It is as good as the reviews say it is!
Service was perfect as well. Water was refilled quickly without asking and the timing of salads and entrees was on point.
The large room can get a bit loud but it's happy noise...everyone is enjoying the evening. Biba is a real gem in Sacramento.
I'm sorry to say that Biba has declined, both the food and particularly the ambiance. The dining room was so noisy with large groups that we reseated to the bar where we were treated to a parade of folks who'd dressed for the ballpark not a fine dining experience.
It's insulting to the woman who's spent her life building this restaurant . The food was good but not up to previous visits , at least the service was as always, stellar.
First time at Biba, went for our first anniversary. We arrived early and were seated right away. Unfortunately they didn't tell us happy hour was only at the bar or we would have had a cocktail before getting sat. Also, no one came to our table for a solid 15 minutes to take our drink order. I got up to ask the hostess since I couldn't make eye contact with anyone. After that though the service great and they offered to honor happy hour at our table. We ordered an appetizer which was only okay, a delicious salad to share, and two pastas, the ravioli and the carbonara, both amazing. We ordered gelato for dessert which unfortunately tasted like grocery store ice cream to me and not authentic gelato. Overall, we enjoyed it but would try something new before going back.
My wife had watched Ms.Biba on television back in the day and, unbeknownst to me, she had always wanted to dine there. So on our 39th wedding anniversary we decided to indulge ourselves
at Biba's. 'm just sorry we waited so long. It's not something we could do weekly nor , even, monthly, but it is a treat, indeed. And Markus (?) was extremely delightful. Thank you.
The service was very poor. The bartender seem bothered and our waiter was all over the map. The atmosphere is dated, both the decor and clientele. The food was mediocre. With some many up and coming places in Sacramento, Biba's is not doing anything to remain current and/or impress.
As usual, the Biba experience is one that is a fetching combination of excellent food and superb service. My petrale sole was done to perfection and my colleauges' meals also merited high praise. The wine list allowed me to pick a 2015 Bolletto Pinot Noir from the Russian River which we all thoroughly enjoyed. For the discerning diner, Biba is an absolute treasure. And if you love Bologna, you will also love Biba.
Very knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly server. Delicious pasta paired perfectly with our wine that was recommended by our server. When we ordered our dessert, our waiter put a small candle for my partner’s birthday (we mentioned that he was celebrating his birthday that evening) - a nice pleasant surprise. We’ll definitely be back.
My husband and I went here for our anniversary. We took advantage of the valet parking, a plus for any dining experience in Sacramento. We were seated on time, at a table near the window, out of the way (thank you for that!). Our waiter promptly appeared with menus, a list of specials, and took drink orders. Drinks arrived promptly (although he apologized for the delay!). We asked for the bread basket (worth the $1.50). My husband ordered the prosciutto appetizer, and I ordered the baby gems salad. The gorgonzola vinaigrette was just right, and the toasted pine nuts provided a great contrast overall. We both love fresh pasta, so my husband ordered the ravioli and I ordered the lasagna (served on Thursday and Friday only). Both dishes were simple, yet flavorful. The bolognese sauce on the lasagna had a great texture, with just enough meat to satisfy. Portions were just right, the presentation simple, yet elegant -- nothing over the top, (but food art can be so overrated.) Pacing slowed a bit between the first course and the second, but the restaurant was quite full, and I understand a busy kitchen. We had ordered the bread, and that and conversation kept us busy enough. The wine list features a number of local wines, and the prices were quite reasonable. We enjoyed a very nice evening, with fine food and good service. We recommend Biba and will definitely return.
Bibis restaurant has a great environment, fresh, crisp tablecloths,very inviting. The service is impeccable and and attentive. The food is outstanding....every time consistently great. And every time we are there Bibi always comes to our table checking to say hello, was everything ok and do you need anything else.
We traveled 150 miles to dine there , I've been wanting to try it since the early 1990's, and it exceeded my expectations and was worth the drive. It is a great value for the quality of the food and was worth my long wait to dine there! We will definitely go back! Five Stars in every way!
My wife and I went here on our anniversary before going to the theater. We were under somewhat of a time constraint and they accommodated us so we could get to the theater in time. Our waiter(Marcus) provided exceptional service. His recommendations were outstanding. My wife and I split a meal and the splits were extremely generous. And the dessert that Marcus recommended was sooo good. It was a perfect place to go for our anniversary and Marcus made it even better.
As always, excellent meal, excellent service. Still my favorite restaurant in Sacramento. Even everyday dining feels special. The halibut special was amazing. And I always love the gnocchi, this time with a tomato sauce and eggplant. And the ravioli special was a big hit, in a corn cream sauce.
It was our wedding anniversary and on a Tues, so the restaurant wasn't as busy as a week-end. This allowed us to have a conversation without distractions of other diners which we could then enjoy one another much more. Our server was pleasant and attentive and the food was delicious! Even met Biba, our gracious hostess and chef extraordinaire!
Our experience was disappointing from what we expected from a restaurant of this reputation. The four of us were celebrating my wife's birthday and felt the food was average overall, from the appetizer to the salads to the special entrees to the desserts. For the prices, only slightly better than Olive Garden. The service was fine but nothing exceptional. The ambiance and decor were old and tired, with obviously no reinvestment in years. Had mentioned my wife's birthday when I made the reservation on-line and was impressed the hostess as well as the waiter acknowledged it. Not that I necessarily expected a free dessert for her, but we were definitely taken back when the dessert she did order and paid for, arrived with a free candle on top. Pretty tacky we all agreed. Based on our experience and the $200 bill that night, we don't plan to return.
Made reservations for my wife's b-day. Biba's food is a good as anything we've hadin Boston, New York, or Itally. The food this night did not disappoint and the service was terrific. We shared the gnocchi, stuffed pasta, and the lasagna. We requested the fennel sausage and pesto sauce on the gnocchi to mix up our menu a bit. We loved it and will proba bbc.co my take others back for the same.
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