Allora

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Allora is a Modern Italian Seafood Restaurant & Wine Bar in the heart of East Sacramento. Owners Elizabeth-Rose Mandalou and Deneb Williams invite you to enjoy the newest member of our WM restaurant family, where California flair meets Italian culture. Expert culinary craftsmanship showcasing fresh seafood & handmade pasta are creatively paired with a one of a kind Italian inspired wine list. Allora is a pause in the conversation a moment between moments enjoy yours.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Our Chefs have prepared a $125/person five course menu for Valentine’s Day! Please visit our website www.allorasacramento.com to view the menu. A credit card is required to hold this reservation. Cancellations after 2/11/20 will be charged in full and reimbursed in the form of a gift card.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 783 People Are Saying
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f
Sacramento
168 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Must get the chocolate mousse cake.

RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. We'll definitely come back. Price was a bit more than we expected. Wait staff was excellent.

DJ
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic dining experience. Food was excellent, service attentive, wine list unbelievable. Amazingly evening!

KP
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the SOMM+CHEF - Tartufi dinner this time around with wine parings. The truffle dinners are special events; expect a surprise dish or wine/food pairing or two or three. It's a splurge, yes, but well worth it. A great opportunity to learn about relatively obscure (for us in the US) Italian varietals and producers.

CC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I have visited Allora 4 times now and I have always enjoyed it. This most recent visit was less than ideal. The main reason being for my reservation. I made a reservation for 8pm. My party was not seated until 8:30pm.

s
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing! Everything we ate was out of this world. The service was also outstanding!

E
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were outstanding. Noise was too loud.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, Allora is our favorite restaurant in Sacramento! Always something new! Everyone seems to always have their “A Game” on. Having a Sommelier (they have more than one) makes picking a single wine that pairs well with a diverse choice of food all that more enjoyable!

F
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

AG
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our server was very good, but the service did not meet expectations for reasons that appeared beyond his control. It took much too long to get a glass of wine. Our server attributed the delay to the bartender being "a little behind on drink orders." Our appetizers and salads were served promptly, but we waited far too long for our entrees. Allora has a unique and very nicely-curated wine selection and the food menu is refreshingly adventurous, beautifully presented and mostly very good. But a restaurant that clearly wants to be a cut above should make sure that it's patrons are promptly served drinks upon their arrival. If a sommelier is not available, then servers should be allowed to pour wine; they should not be relying on a single bartender.

D
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and delicious as always.

OT
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by David and wine selection by Touchard, the sommelier. Also Chef Lee served us the selection of oyster which were very very fresh.

M
Palm Springs
50 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first visit to Allora was quite good. Very pretty place. Above average service. On to the food...our first course highlights were the amazingly fresh Wescott Bay oysters and the creamy fennel and ink polpo. The 3X parmigiana risotto was also very tasty. We had a miss on a “first night” entree special but our server took the lead and made it right so we soldiered on and enjoyed the osso buco! Amazing wine list is so worth reading if you (like us) love Italian vino.

PG
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

It is a classy restaurant which purposely takes it's time so if you are not there for the full restaurant experience Allora isn't for you. They have a outside terrace where they sit people and it is somewhat sheltered from the elements with heating. The inside seating is nice and what you would expect of a high class restaurant. Sitting outside is not a pleasant experience especially for the prices charged by Allora.

KA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat on the patio and it was perfectly warm. There was only one waiter for the 5 tables that I saw with diners. We waited a little too long to order, but, we understood and he was busy and overworked. The food was delicious. Wine Wednesday is the day to go. Different vintages on same wine was a disappointment, but, waiter went and got another glass of something else. Will go back.

M
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and service were both excellent. I felt the prices were a bit inflated, but overall we were very satisfied with the experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the wine pairing suggestions were exactly what we wanted!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience at Allora was simply divine! My partner and I went for our anniversary and the staff was incredible. We had multiple members of walk by and wish us a happy anniversary. Our waitress was Holly and she was the perfect amount of attentive. We enjoyed the pacing out of our meal, with cocktails and wines recommended for our respective dinners. Simply put, this was one of our best dining experiences, we cannot wait time go back!

RS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Excellent addition to the fine dining scene in Sacramento. Food/Wine/Service on point

OT
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the private booth for 9 of us. Very intimate and quiet. Holly was our service and it was outstanding.

A
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

RP
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, wonderful experience, once again! Superb elegant setting, comfortable chairs, expert and professional staff, GREAT Italian-heavy wine list, and BEST FOOD IN SACRAMENTO (and we've been to most of the top-end spots). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

MM
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Its a nice small restaurant. The New Years portion sizes were small for the price. They charged 20% gratuity, plus another Kitchen Equity Charge. I guess I would have to expect it, but for the price the Kitchen would be a better choice. Most of the tasting menu was bland and tasted like each other. The steak was better the next day after it was heated up again. The small piece of lobster was over cooked and just tasted like most other lobsters. Sometime size doesn't matter, but the taste needs to be there, which it wasn't for the price. At least I tried it, but wouldn't go back.

SS
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Allora - The food, the wine, the vibe. It’s our happy place. It’s special- a Gem!

DO
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food ever! New Years Eve menu was the best. My new favorite restaurant!

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We loved NYE there. Food was amazing. Just wish there was slightly more on the plate. Understanding that it is a seven course meal, but some plates were 3 bites. The experience is top notch, but for NYE dinner with a wine pairing for 2 almost 400+ dollars. Although we enjoyed the experience the price is a little much for what we got. Still a must try in my option.

LL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Food was too salty. Taste is mediocre. The ravioli was hard. The smoke sturgeon was way too salty

To pay that price for pri fix was not worth it. I don’t mind paying for it if the food was good. But it was not

L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was very very good, but the service was a bit stiff--when they were at the table, which wasn't quite as often as we would have liked. It was just rather hard to relax in this atmosphere, unfortunately--and we're no strangers to fine dining. The food was beautiful, though.

SF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent and server was friendly and attentive. Knew the menu well. Food was tasty. We had a good experience. Great for special event. Will go back and try other dishes

s
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful, from beginning to end a fantastic experience.

JA
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cuisine was excellent and the service was impeccable. We will return!

LP
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere was perfect!

RM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allora is wonderful. They take food that is only ok elsewhere and make it amazing. (Get the Polpo)

m
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would love to come back when not a special night (was Christmas Eve). Absolutely fantastic and premimum experience on all levels. You get what you pay for, and while expensive, was worth every bit.

D
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best; best food, best service, best wine, best ambiance. We had a fabulous Christmas Eve dinner and felt like we were dining in a good friend’s gorgeous home.

J
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I agree; Alora is one of if not the best restaurant in Sacramento! We have only dined there twice, each time the fixed price chef's menu. At most restaurants, we would be satisfied to get good value for the money, but here every dish in our multi-course menu was absolutely perfect, offering surprising combinations of flavor and texture.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal. Tasting menu and wine pairing were divine

JE
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great space to dine. Food and service are stellar. If you like Italian wines and seafood, this is the place.

VI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made a last minute reservation which was accommodated. When we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly hostess and treated beautifully throughout the meal. Service was exceptional. Food tasty, interesting and beautifully presented. Restaurant tastefully appointed and very clean. High marks for a lovely dinner experience.

JA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing in every way!