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Tue, 4/24
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10:30 PM
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Biba Restaurant

4.7
2059 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
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  • Authentic
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!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(916) 455-2422
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Biba Caggiano
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Private party facilities
Available only on special request.
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Private party contact
Karen Hand: (916) 455-2422
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
28th & Capitol Avenue
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Parking details
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.
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Public transit
Bus stops on Capitol Avenue in either direction just a few yards away.
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Entertainment
Piano in lounge Wed-Sat from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2059 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was good, but the restaurant badly needs updating. Has an almost cafeteria feel with table clothes and the bar doesn’t know what it wants to be. Pretty good wine selection, but I would hope so given its location to Sonoma and Napa.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Celebrated husband's birthday. Outstanding meal, outstanding service. We had a great time..

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Nice romaine salad, great halibut, & pork cutlets, followed w/ strawberry tart

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Biba's never fails to impress. The lasagna is the best and the zucotto is to die for. All the ingredients are tasty fresh. I love, love, love this restaurant.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We dined at Biba on a Friday evening before a performance at the Sophia/B Street. The food was very good, but we could not get separate checks for the two couples, it was noisy, and we were not impressed with the attention our table received. Also, Happy Hour was underway and we'd hoped to get discounted drinks through our waiter. No such luck. I had to wait at the bar, that only had one bartender for the entire bar area and dining room, to get a drink at the Happy Hour price. It was a long wait and after I was served I had to wait at least another five minutes for the bill so that I could rejoin my table in the dining room. No Bueno.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Had a fantastic dinner, great food and service!
Birthday for a special friend.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Serving size too small for price ! Well cook and tasted great.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Wonderful food & and employees were very friendly!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Gigi and the raviolis ROCK!!!!!!
Again😍

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Go on a Thursday or Friday and get the lasagna, which is only served on those days, as it is amazing. Otherwise, decent food. Interior decor is in bad need of updating. Service was very attentive and accomodating.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Disappointed in the lasagna for the first time in the lasagna. Not much flavor and dry. Waitress did not offer parmesan cheese at the table for any pastas.

Ellie Hessl

650-868-5306

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We were very disappointed in the portion size of our meals. My husband got about six raviolis and if you wanted salad and/or bread, you have to pay extra. I had the gnocchi. The sauces on both meals were good, but hardly any meat. We also had the calamari appetizer. Just ok. For a $80 dinner, we didn't feel we got our money's worth at all. We were hungry an hour later. We don't plan on going back.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was fine; formal and quiet, good for conversation. But greatly overpriced for the quality.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Having enjoyed Trips to Italy, Biba is very authentic!

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Best feature was upscale setting and place settings But my wine glass was dirty thus requested another one. Service is as expected for the expensive lunch due to upscale format of restaurant but value is marginal...Go there for a special occasion unless you are on expense account or you want to impress someone.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent meal with impeccable service by Jorge ("Jorgie") as usual. The only thing we recommend the chef consider is toning down the acidity/sourness in the cream of celery root soup. It tasted like it had too much lemon juice in it. Nevertheless, it was very good but somewhat tough to finish and since it was the only food item we both had we believe it contributed each of us being becoming majorly bloated just after we finished dinner. Maybe it was the level of acid in the soup?

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Biba's has been reliably consistent over the years. Wonderfully executed regional Italian dishes often using fresh local ingredients. Never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Amazing service and food. No where better than Biba’s

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Went just to try the 10 layer lasagna that Sacramento Magazine rated as one of the top 10 things to try before you die. It did not disappoint and was worth the wait for a Thursday or Friday night (which are the only nights the lasagna is available).

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Biba was exceptional as usual, food was delicious (I had the pappadelle), service was professional. We were able to sit and chat and enjoy our meal. All in all a lovely meal.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

First time here and will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Biba is a long time favorite and we try and come at least once each trip to Sacramento. Consistently great in all aspects of food, wine, service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We recently relocated to Sacramento and have been taking advantage of the great restaurants in the city. We discovered this restaurant in sactown magazine. The story behind the owner was very intriguing. Her love of food and all the culinary recognition she has received meant that we had to try it.

There is nothing more to say than if you want to have a wonderful dining experience with superb service and food that tastes like it just came from the garden it is a MUST for foodies.

We will definitely be frequenting Biba!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I took my 2 year old daughter & Grandmother for her 82nd birthday.
They didn't have a high chair for my daughter. This is the 1st restaurant I've ever been to that could not accommodate a child. I was given a weird chair from another room and a buster seat. My daughter almost fell off 2 times and kept trying to jump off.. I also told them it was my grandmothers birthday (2 times) and she was given no special treatment. No song, no desert... Our waitress was very nice but seemed absent at times. My grandmothers pasta was amazing but they put a DISGUSTING cube of green cheese sauce on my steak, ruining my ribeye. I scrapped it off but the flavor was so strong it was hard to shake. We ordered 2 deserts.. Both average, nothing to write home about... I felt uncomfortable most of the dinner... As a fellow Italian business owner in this city I expected BIBA to have more of a "family feeling". That is the Italian culture "family".. Its not just food & business.. They had a piano player in the bar, that was cool... IF I CAME BACK, it would be to go to the bar.. I don't think i would get a table or order food...

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Celebrating selling my home

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Biba and staff always makes us feel like family. We always have a special experience.
THANKS!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Rib eye steak was outstanding, but maybe a bit pricey. Every thing else was delicious and decent value. Service was superb. One of our favorite spots for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Everything was delightful from food to ambiance to service. We’ll be going here again!!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We had an excellent business lunch, with each of the three of us enjoying our meals. The setting is quite polished, the service excellent. It likely would be a good setting for dinner as well, although we were there simply on a business trip.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It's been a few years since we dined at Biba, and the old standard is still among the best -- if not THE best -- establishment in Sacramento County. The service is polished and professional, the food was fantastic and the ambiance is soothing and old school. Maybe this isn't the hip spot anymore, but it's the best Italian food in the region. And the prices are super affordable. Topping it off, you have an owner -- Biba -- who is on site and willing to step up for a customer. My daughter was celebrating her 22nd birthday there with us, and wanted to salmon special. Unfortunately it had sold out. But our waiter could tell the disappointment on Grace's face, and piped up, "Let me see if I can find another piece or see if Biba doesn't mind giving up the fillet set aside for her." Sure enough, he returned to report that Biba was happy to give up her salmon to help make Grace's birthday dinner super special. You just won't find that in most restaurants these days. I can't recommend Biba highly enough.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Biba restaurant is a classic. If you want to enjoy a wonderful dinner occasion, Biba is the restaurant for you -- delicious food, wonderful wait staff, and delightful atmosphere. Biba has been consistent for years. A real gem in the dining scene in Sacramento.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The short version is the food and service were superb.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Enjoyed Friday lunch with wife, to order Biba's special lasagna.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

My date and I had a wonderful experience. We met Biba, had great cocktails and were seated right at our reservation time. Our waiter made great suggestions, including a great Pinot Noir, and the special ravioli as an appetizer. This restaurant is not to be missed if you are going to be in Sacramento!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Had dinner with my wife and parents before a play at the BStreet theater. My mother asked about the calves liver not being on the menu. The server said they serve it at lunch so she would ask the chef. The server returned saying it was no problem. Very nice. All of the meals were fantastic as always.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great food, great service and an authentic Italian atmosphere. Doesn’t get better than this.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Biba is one of Sacramento's gems and love seeing Biba visit tables to connect with diners and make sure they are happy. Wish there were more restaurants like this in Sac. We truly treasure this special woman and her fabulous restaurant and staff!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Biba's never disappoints. The beet salad and sturgeon were especially notable, and the consistently excellent service by Marcus was appreciated by all.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our meal and service were truly exceptional. Jeannine is both professional and warm, and extremely knowledgeable. The bean soup she recommended was savory and a warm antidote to the rainy winter weather, and the sea bass was light, cooked perfectly, and accompanied by wonderful seasonal vegetables. The atmosphere was relaxed and elegant, and the entire staff were attentive and friendly. It was a lovely evening.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Biba is always a treat - lovely service, a quiet and more traditional (not stuffy) dining room. Food is always of high quality, though in the recent past the menu has been a bit on the safe, conservative side. The current menu, however, has been subtly tweaked (beyond its usual seasonal change), and is excellent.

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