Allora

4.8
1482 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
A modern Italian seafood restaurant & bar in the heart of East Sacramento. Allora offers 3 separate coursed dining options - 3 courses $95/person, 4 courses $120/person, 5 courses $145/person. 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.
* 23% service charge
*Please note our cancellation and no-show policy
*Dining with children under 12 is not permitted, all guests require a reserved seat and audible devices are not allowed in the dining room.
*Please include any special occasions with names of guests of honor
*Please include any dietary restrictions/allergies you may have

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 1482 people are saying
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ClarisaV
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible! The food is exceptional and the service was amazing. They really paid attention to every detail. Can’t wait to go back and experience it again!

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JocelynK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service
Will definitely come again

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JacquelineS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food immensely! Also really appreciated the flexible menu options.

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vipJesseW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allora was an amazing food and wine experience. Elizabeth is fantastic and has a great wine list.

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VickeyP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every bite was amazing! Worth every dollar! The staff was so fun and accommodating!

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vipDelighted
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely the best Italian food in the greater Sacramento area along with some of the most fantastic ambience for a date night or a nicer business dinner.

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Ryan
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancee and I went for our anniversary and the staff went out of their way to make us feel special and welcome. They printed our names on the menu and provided complimentary champagne for the occasion. We each got the 4 course meal with different options, and sharing each dish was a delight. My personal favorites were the polpo starter with perfectly fluffy gnocchi and the seafood linguini. The scallops were also superb. I will definitely be returning to try the menu items that I missed.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience2

It was just average and very expensive

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cloverles
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blown away at all of it!
Worth every penny and then some.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience celebrating my birthday at Allora.

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BenD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the best restaurants in town. Great food, great service and a very nice atmosphere.

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vipPaulL
Sacramento
33 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3, 4, or 5 course menu only, but very flexible and lots of options. Every dish was delicious!

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vipCaliforniaMike
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most incredible dining experience we've ever had in Sacramento. Wonderful from the service to the cocktails and wine to the food. Very special, unique flavors and pairings - with tremendous wine knowledge and selections as well. They offer 3 Price Fix options of 3, 4, or 5 courses and allow you to do whatever you want within the choices - super accommodating! We had 5 courses only because we wanted everything on the menu - but 4 would have been fine. We also added the wine pairing, which was expensive but worth it. Each choice was perfection and wines we were not familiar with, many from Europe. This should be a Michelin-starred restaurant for sure!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor and absolutely amazing food and drinks. They allow you to mix and match in their prefixed menu. We opted for three course and were pleasantly surprised with the right amount of food. Cocktails were delicious and different. Everything beautifully plated as well. Will return

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TienaJ
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was phenomenal. The service was excellent. A little pricey but I well worth it. to the chef- Bravo

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CheleaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. The portions were also really substantial, I’ve never been so full after a tasting menu.

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OlegK
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an incredible time. We had 4 course dinner each and were really impressed. Every dish was on point and the ambiance was just magical. I’ll happily come back to dine at Allora

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BrianL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING! Service, passion, ambiance, safety and of course the food and wine list is TOPS.

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GregB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best if not the best food in Sacramento. Every single dish was made with love and incredible imagination. Service was outstanding. Our server Lee was fantastic as the rest of the crew. It was wonderful to receive an attention and be served by the owner - chef himself. It made us feel appreciated. Brilliant non-alcoholic cocktails. Overall it was an excellent and memorable evening. Would recommend Allora to everyone.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were superb. Staff is was dynamic. Best food in Sacramento.

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Thegel
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Every dish was beautifully balanced and really well executed until we got to the entrees, and things fell apart a bit. The ossu bucco was overdone, and cauliflower foam and demi glaze under the zabuton was cold. It was still a great experience.

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Mockmorris
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A friend purchased a gift card for my birthday. My first time dining at Allora. I liked how the menu was printed with my name and a Happy Birthday greeting. I was impressed with the excellent customer service, appropriately spaced apart tables and amazing food. I dined outside and enjoyed the patio ambience and use of heaters to stay warm. Near the end of our four course meal, the chef and manager visited us to ensure we enjoyed our food and if we had any questions. I would dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I honestly can’t think of a restaurant/staff issue to gripe about. Everything was wonderful, as always.

It was my first experience with what may be a new California or local law, all the charges attached at the end of the bill. I guess the surcharge is an included tip? Then there is a kitchen fee?

I’ve always enjoyed the idea of tipping, because it’s a personal transaction between me and the server. However, when my input is mostly taken out of the equation, it really feels just like a charge or tax, not a tip. I realize there was a line on the bill for extra tip money, that’s why I feel my input was “mostly” removed. If the service was good, I want the server to know I voluntarily tipped 20%, or more, and my arm didn’t have to be twisted to do it.

Just my thoughts.

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jefe
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time (first was 3 years ago). We couldn't be more pleased with what Allora has become. Everything is carefully managed from the menu, to the service, to the quality coming out of the kitchen. We can't wait to go back.

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FoodiesSCG
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUPERB ambiance & RELIABLY OUTSTANDING cuisine. Deneb Williams (chef) and Elizabeth Rose (somalier and manager) -- a husband-wife team -- consistently deliver EXCELLENCE. Their talent, charm, meticulous preparation and staff training make this restaurant a real treasure. One of the BEST in Northern California!

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BelochiE
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best spots in Sacramento . Fancy and a bit pricy but worth it for a special night . Definelty Michelin level .

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was my husbands bday
The service is perfect they trained their people so goood
The whole meal was good except dessert
But I don’t like dessert anyway
I will advertise for them

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Firsttimers
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We were sitting at the Chef's tables!! He walked by us to talk with guest next to us about the food! I thought it strange he never spoke once!! He went by 4 times!!

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vipEllasacramento
Sacramento
30 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !

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KathyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was caring and thoughtful; the server and the sommelier were extremely knowledgeable. The setting was lovely and the food absolutely delicious!

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such an amazing experience. The food and the service are unmatched and unparalleled.

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gregoryp
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
food was creative enjoyable presentation incredible
Highly recommend.
In the highest price point for Sacramento.

DG
DianneG
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, Elizabeth Rose and the entire staff, for a wonderful New Year's Eve dinner!
Dianne and Nancy

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vipHeidiH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Tasty, beautiful, and creative menu. Service was excellent, but very overpriced. $1,000 for a prix fixe New Year’s Eve dinner for 3. Yikes.

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ArneJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Unfourtunatly Allora missed the mark. We expected more.
Far too many abrupt interruptions from vastly under experienced Red Robbin style food runners. At this price point and especially on a holiday with a fixed menu, we should not have been rushed. We should have been appointed one knowledgable foodserver, which is how our experience began. As the course of the night went on the pairings came flying out as did the different servers. The foodrunner/backup server actually interrupted the sommelier several times as she was explaining the pairings. Rude. I will say that the sommelier was knowledgable. If not for her our night would have been that much worse. The food was well prepared but not artfully presented. The images on their webpage must be from another chef. In short, if you are looking for an experience save your money for Napa or San Francisco. We have had such better treatment at multiple establishments in both places for half the price. Lastly to the chef, you should have offered your "freshly arrived truffles" as a gift, not a ramped up add on to an already overpriced menu. Suggestive selling is for fast food restaurants not high end establishments.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a gem of Sacramento. Love the 3, 4, or 5 course options. Everything was so delicious with generous portions. Bartender made amazing unique drinks. Wait staff was so kind and friendly. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Highly recommend for a special occasion again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Excellent experience!

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MauricioV
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to celebrate a special occasion. Food was exceptional.

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DarylF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! From the hostess, our bartender, and our waitress, everyone was so inviting that it gave such a relaxing ambiance that really played a role in allowing us to really savor and enjoy our food. The polpo, bucatini and sea scallops were definitely the favorites of the night. We can't wait till our next visit!

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Allora is rated 4.8 stars by 1482 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.