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For 2
7:00 PM
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Biba Restaurant

2013 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • 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 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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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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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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Piano in lounge Wed-Sat from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2013 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The evening was very nice. The prices were high but expected. The slab of pig fat on the antipasto platter was not to my liking, so paying $20.00 for food I could not consume was bad.

SFGal (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Never disappointed. The standards are high for all dishes. The atmosphere is casual elegance, and the staff are professional and personable. Plus, you very well might be able to meet Biba sitting at the bar.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Our waiter was fantastic. Really made our birthday lunch!

BarrGirl (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food is delicious, service is professional but not stuffy, entire staff is friendly and helpful. And as a plus, it is always lovely when Biba strolls through the room!

vipDKRebel (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I have always loved going to Biba! Always perfection. Calm relaxing atmosphere. Amazing food and top notch service.

LarryP (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We booked a table for 11:45 on Valentine's Day, arrived at 11:40 and were seated immediately. The service was excellent after a somewhat leisurely beginning. This is nice restaurant with elegant furnishings, not a place for a quick lunch. The four of us had liver, salmon and two pasta dishes. Everyone was pleased. My salmon was a fixed price meal: salmon or seabass plus salad or soup for $18. The soup was tomato clam; I'd never had that before and it was very good.

Bradnlinda (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a fabulous Valentines Day lunch. I had the best beet salad ever for a starter. It had both golden & red beets, arugula, pistachios, pomegranate seeds, and burrata with a wonderful vinaigrette. My Spaghetti Carbonara was outstanding, as was my husband’s seafood linguine with saffron sauce. He said there was a piece of seafood (bay scallop, shrimp, clam, mussel) in every single bite. All this paired with a Rombauer Chardonnay - who could ask for more? We did! A scrumptious lemon tart with blood orange sauce to share for dessert. Thank you, Biba, for all the years of fantastic meals in such an inviting and beautiful setting.

WAH3 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

As always a wonderful experience- the food and space make it truly special!

PMcGuire (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Our family had an enjoyable evening eating great food, with attentive service and an enjoyable ambiance.

EmmeA (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We have always enjoyed Biba as our first choice for downtown dining. The hardest part is making a choice of what to order. It is definitely the type of place one goes to for special occasions.