Allora

4.8
1033 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
A modern Italian seafood restaurant & bar in the heart of East Sacramento. Allora now exclusively offers a new way to dine - 3, 4 or 5 course prix fixe menu options of your choosing. Advanced Sommelier Elizabeth-Rose Mandalou and Executive Chef Deneb Williams invite you to enjoy this modern approach to dining; encompassing the Sacramento locavore spirit with Italian culture. Expert culinary craftsmanship showcasing fresh seafood & handmade pasta are creatively paired with a one of a kind Italian inspired wine list and Italian-centric bar. Allora is a pause in the conversation; a moment between moments.. Enjoy yours.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1033 people are saying
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4.9
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vipMegPat
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Pear + Gorgonzola salad, rabbit gnochetti and spumoni bombe were stars.

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vipAmybeth2014
Sacramento
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allora is always amazing. The wine list is beyond words. I love that we can try something new every time we go. Their attention to detail is exquisite. Service is always top notch. A must go to when in Sacramento for anyone who isn’t lucky to live here like me!

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Stuts
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Excellent service! Excellent place for fine dining! Highly recommend!

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Reecea
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Allora was amazing. We were seated almost an hour after our reservation. However, the delay did not detract from the overall experience. ER stepped in to make the wait more comfortable and took care of our first round of drinks. Special menus were prepared for the celebration. Everything was so delicious and vibrant. I'm so happy I made the choice to celebrate at Allora and look forward to returning.

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DennisV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal, artfully prepared. Attention to detail at every step. A wonderful relaxed evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Wish I could have ordered a-la-carte. You had to order 3, 4 or 5 course meals. Very expensive but very good.

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KristiW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am never disappointed by the food and service at Allora. Their meals are extremely fresh, creatively prepared, and delivered by friendly and competent people. I always recommend Allora when people ask me for a good restaurant recommendation.

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Duckweed
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and exquisitely prepared and presented

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Overall, Allora was delightful. The food was good and company was amazing

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vipSaraJ
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a fine dining experience going to Allora, the food and service are exceptional...second to none! The Polpo is fantastic and the lobster and pancetta linguini is my favorite, the light, lemony tomato sauce is so fresh. For me the 3 course menu option is the right amount of food, and I have a healthy appetite!

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JimH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lived up to the hype. Meal was sublime and service was impeccable. Loved that we could mix and match off the menu, eg, trade in one of our desserts for another antipasto. Only nice was a 20 min wait beyond out reservation time. Will
Go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Best food we have had in sac in a long time! Service was amazing too! Drinks on point! No complaints what so ever!

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Jeff
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Not cheap but well worth it.

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PatriciaB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Service was excellent. Food was so delicious. My gin cocktail was beautiful and refreshing. Dinner wine recommendation was perfect. Everyone loved their food.
Service, food and drink and ambiance make this my favorite Sacramento restaurant.

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TaraP
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant run with conviction and excellent food.

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vipStephL
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Gorgonzola and pear salad, linguine, and short ribs. 10/10 would recommend Allora for a nice date night or special occasion.

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails are amazing. It was my partner's first time here and he said "they treat everyone like they already know you." There is a genuine warmth and caring vibe from the greeting to the aesthetic to every single perfect plate of food. Such a treat to have this level of hospitality in Sacramento.

PS don't be worried about a chilly evening reservation, you will be so comfortable and safe on their patio.

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Auroraiivon786
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Went with a group of 6 girls made reservations and had to wait almost 45 min outside, food came at all different times they were boxing one without even bringing the rest of the foods for the others. I personally did not see the reason for all the hype.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere, and the food was exquisite!

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ABshoe
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We’ve dined at Allora before and always enjoyed the experience. This last time just seemed an off night. We waited 20 minutes for our table even with an early reservation. The service level was quite slow between courses. My wife had 3 long hairs in her risotto. When she pointed it out the wait staff seemed annoyed and took the dish away quickly. A new one brought without any mention of an apology. We still paid the $10 up charge, the money wasn’t the issue, would have expected them to take the cost off the bill. Our dessert was supposed to be lemon curd filled mini donuts. We got the donuts but no lemon curd.
The rest of the meal was delicious, however there were a few issues.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ANAZING FOOD! Service, wine, food, safety..superb!!

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Such amazing food. Every course didn't disappoint. Very pleased with ambiance and food presentation.

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vipJohnM
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven't eaten here, you are missing one of the best restaurants in all of California. Go!

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, beautiful outdoor patio and fantastic food!

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Juliew
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I was pleased overall...but 2 missteps...I ordered the caviar service the zepoli were over salted, it overpowered the briney flavor of the caviar. The bartender forgot the alcohol in my drink...he made me a new one.

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KevinF
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, very well prepared, with some very unique combinations. The food paired very well with our Italian wine. The server was very helpful in explaining the dishes, and attentive to understanding our preferences and making recommendations to match them.

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RynR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allora exceeded expectations (I only put 4 star for the value rating b/c it really was expensive) and with that being said - the service was outstanding - from the host to the server to the bartender to the expeditor - EVERYONE was exceptional and welcoming. The cocktails were delicious, the food was exceptional, the presentation was perfect. I would highly recommend for any special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have dined here several times and this was our least favorite experience thus far. Normally they are very attentive here and the food is amazing, but this visit lacked on both. Our server was not attentive, took a while to come to our table, and made no mention of my wife’s birthday though the manager/hostess did on arrival and it was printed on the menu (which is a nice touch). On past visits they have brought a glass of sparkling wine to celebrate the occasion, but not this visit. It felt very normal. The food was good but not the incredible experience we have had in the past. All things considered, for a $350 meal, there are other options that are better, and we could have had this same experience with a $150 dinner. If this is what to expect in the future we won’t bother to spend this much money. This was out 5th visit and maybe our last.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It was nice, inside decor better than outside but understandable that we had to sit outside! It was way too warm and the food was okay!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allora is by far our favorite restaurant in Sacramemnto. Service and food are always over the top.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was great. A little loud

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AngelaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the best sunny experiences I’ve ever had. We were celebrating our dating anniversary and brought our two daughters along. The bartender the hostess and our server all catered to our needs and went above and beyond! We didn’t want to leave! The food was absolutely amazing. Like nothing I’ve ever had before. Please keep up the personalize service and kindness. We will definitely be back for our next Special occasion!

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RobinC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Allow a has graciously reached out to explaining they were in We chose Allora for our 7th anniversary dinner. We’ve been before so we know that they do “outside” dining very well. We were immediately greeted with “Happy Anniversary” which was very nice to have acknowledged. Our table was ready immediately and we were seated promptly. Another very special touch was our menus were specially printed with “Happy Anniversary” at the top. The attention to detail was impeccable at this point. While making our drink selections we were each surprised with a celebratory half glass of sparkling rose from our server with a once again “Happy Anniversary” message. It was so nice to be acknowledged this way. I loved the wine and ordered a second glass to enjoy with my first of three courses. My husband does not like wine so he ordered a beautiful lemon based cocktail for his first of four courses. Each course that followed the next was amazing. The presentation, flavors and textures were in perfect harmony. Our desserts were each served with a candle to happily celebrate our anniversary. They made so many sweet touches throughout the night. Please note with the prix fixe choice a 20% service and 3% kitchen and support staff charge are automatically added to the check. We didn’t read the fine print on the menu before so we weren’t expecting it. We usually tip that anyways with this type of service, but it was just a surprise to us. I’ve edited my review after Allora graciously reached out to me to clear up a clerical error that occurred with our bill. Even the best of the best can make a mistake. We will be back again this spring.
I edited my earlier review to include the gratuity is noted on the menu and we had missed it.

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CarolineM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience I've ever had at a restaurant. I made a reservation here for my birthday. Everyone knew who I was and wished me a happy birthday (whether they were our server or not). The food was amazing; nuanced and cooked perfectly. Who knew that a creamed carrot sauce could be *chef's kiss*?! The pairings between the protein & veggies were subtle and complemented each other perfectly. Spendy, but easily my favorite dining experience in my life thus far.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was pretty good! But we did have to wait a very long time to be seated, even though we arrived before our reservation time. Someone with an earlier reservation came in later than us, later than their reserved time and was seated before us. That was a little frustrating. But the hostess was very kind and she did offer us a more comfortable place to wait and a glass of rose. The food was some of the better food we’ve had in Sacramento! Definitely fresh, and platted beautifully. I don’t know that I would pay that much for it again. I don’t feel like it was mind blowing. But if someone is looking for fresh food, and a nice place to dine for a date or something, this is a good option!

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KathleenM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine for a special occasion. Loved Wine Wednesday. Sommelier gave a great recommendation.

JJ
JenniferJ
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Our server was amazing. It was my wife’s birthday and they made a special menu for her that said happy birthday! Obviously it’s pricey but totally worth it.

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vipJennyD
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our three-course dinner was absolutely fabulous, and the owner is an expert in pairing a lovely wine with their dishes. I would recommend Allora for a date night, for a special occasion, or just a nice dinner with a friend. It was an absolute treat!

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vipColleenS
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was going in anticipation of oysters and champagne but they had the price fixe menu in place. Amazing amazing amazing courses and surprises in between- exquisite service!! Allora never disappoints- Covid or not!

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AlbertR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outrageously good. One of the best meals that we have ever had. We have thought back to this meal several times since.

The service was a slightly mixed bag, inasmuch as getting the Sommelier over to the table proved impossible. That being said, we were in the first seating after opening, and I know how that goes sometimes. Most likely she was bogged down "putting out fires." Ultimately, no harm-no foul. We played telephone through the waiter, and stumbled onto a delightful wine. Otherwise, everyone was incredibly friendly, available, and professional. And the Som did come to the table later, so I have to instinctively reaffirm my suspicion that she was bogged down with an unexpected event that required her attention. 4.5 out of 5 stars on the service.

My wife and I have eaten in some amazing restaurant throughout the world, and this easily counts as one of the best food experiences of our lives. Come hungry. Presently, on Tuesdays, it seems the table gets a free half-dozen oysters that tasted incredibly fresh. The rabbit gnocchetti was so tasty I can't stop thinking about it. The presentation on the plates was gorgeous. This is a MUST EXPERIENCE situation. Definitely do reservations, and remember that gratuity is included for you in the check - though my wife and I just had to tip more.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Allora using the Order Online button. Allora also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 538-6434.

Allora is rated 4.8 stars by 1033 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.